Blogging Tips Meme #2


This time, it’s OpenChannel at The Accidental Novelist who’s tagged me.

Before I get to the meme, though, have you noticed how many cool bands are out there with women singers right now? Flyleaf and Evanescence are two of my favorites, of course. But there’s also Coheed and Cambria and now I’m investigating Epica. Don’t forget In This Moment, too. (they need to expand their site beyond Myspace!!) And yes, I know there’s that whole recent tour with the women. How can I not have been following it???

My question for you radio people (Uhh, that’d be you who program my XM radio!): where’s the airplay for these women?

Man, these girls make me proud to be a woman.

Now, on to the meme.

Instructions: When this meme is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside the tips you especially like.

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag some other people. It was originally 10 others but I don’t know 10 people who would do this. So make it 5-10. I’m changing the rules. Haha.

1. Look, read, and learn. ****-

2. Be EXCELLENT to each other. ***-

3. Don’t let money change ya! *-

4. Always reply to your comments. ******-

5. Link liberally — it keeps you and your friends afloat in the Sea of Technorati. *****-

6. Don’t give up – persistence is fertile. **-

7. Give link credit where credit is due. ******-

8. Pictures say a thousand words and can usually add to any post.***-

9. Visit all the bloggers that leave comments for you – it’s nice to know who is reading! *****-

10. When commenting on others’ blogs, a few kind words go a long way. – **

11. When you’re starting out, comment on all the blogs you like to read; that way the bloggers will know that you exist! **;)

12. Make sure you check your links! * By way of explanation–when you cut & paste the text of a meme, you don’t get the underlying links. If you just see text, you need to turn the text into links manually. If you see hyperlinks, you can cut & paste from the Page Source to get the HTML code and preserve the links. In Firefox, you can use Command/Apple-U to see this. The whole point of a meme is to spread link love, but you need more than just the text to do that.

13. Give your blog a theme/focus; make a niche for yourself. *

14. Don’t judge your blog’s success by hits or the length of your comment trail. What matters is what you put into it.

Now, for some tags…

Sparky Duck
Sophisticated Writer



  1. OpenChannel

    August 4, 2007 5:14 pm

    Sorry I sent a tag for a meme you were tagged for already… when I sent it I didn’t know! Your take on how to use your blog is just so interesting.BR/BR/I agree with you on your tip! When I first started blogging I was too concerned with counting visitors. I say, make it your own and have fun, share with other bloggers and you’ll find your community.

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried

    August 4, 2007 5:45 pm

    Oh, Open, you didn’t know and I am, like Trevor would, having fun with the multiple tags. I still have two more of this particular meme, and then I need to schmooze twice, too…

  3. Amy Ruttan

    August 4, 2007 8:59 pm

    Great meme! I’m sorry you had a sinus headache I just got over one that I thought would turn into an infection. Big hugs and hope you are feeling better soon!!

  4. OldOldLady Of The Hills

    August 5, 2007 10:49 am

    Best advice? Be true to yourself. Write about whatever you want and have a good time creating all that you do post! And if and when it isn’t fun anymore…re-invigorate!BR/BR/Here from Michele this A.M. though it looks like I skipped you—I didn’t it!

  5. Dewey

    August 6, 2007 6:06 pm

    I like your hint. I wish I had seen Annie’s hint a couple weeks ago. I opted out of participating in this meme because I thought it’d take a long time to make the links, and I was already so behind on book reviews. My advice was going to be similar to OOLotH’s advice.

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