Wednesday, May 06, 2009

If You Type It They Will Come

Umm, not really. My number of "Faithful Readers" b.k.a "Followers" has increased, and for that I am happy. I had my greatest growth during my Reclaiming the Home Daily Blogging Challenge, back in February and March. Since then I've garnered a few new readers, but I'm not posting great numbers. Don't get me wrong, I love the readers I have, I'm just greedy. Shameful I know. Especially considering the fact that when I started the blog there was no follow feature, and I wasn't concerned about who read it, or what they might think. But give a girl a taste of the limelight, and look at what you get.... a DIVA!

Now there are so many ways to give your readership a boost. Think contest, with, comment, here, "Tweet" me, add me, etc.... you get the idea. I don't have sponsors, so I'm not hosting any contests, and I took the Ads off my page, because they weren't generating any revenue, and they really aren't all that attractive. Besides, I want people to come back for the content, the dry humor, the honesty, the realness of the blog. I want them to like me for me. Uhhh...really I'm not vain. I'm just extremely competitive. Which may explain where my children get that particular trait from.

I feel like Veruca Salt, and like her, I have no shame and will unabashedly ask for what I want.

"I want more followers, I want them NOW! I want short ones and tall ones, I want them ALL!"

So in an effort to increase my readership, I've joined a group. (See whenever one of you reads my blog and leaves a comment, I go over to yours and read it, and add you, and in doing so, I see all kinds of other blogs, that I like, so I add them. In all this reading and adding I have come across a great site that encourages just this type of viral networking and it appears to work without me having to "Tweet" anything; (which is good, because I'm still on the fence about Twitter--do I need one more thing to update?)) Anyway, I digress. The name of the group is The Secret is in the Sauce. I highly recommend you go on over and check out the Featured Blogger for the day Interstitial Life. She's quite funny and generally a pretty quick read (a bonus if you cruise the boards like I do).

And I would be remiss if I did not send a shout out to Sapphire over at Resplendent Life, who was the portal that has lead me to some many of these great sites. Thanks!!!!!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing some of your favorite blogs.

Sapphire said...

Awwww...you shouted me out? Thanks!!!
That was so sweet!!!
Yes, SITS rocks!! In my dreams I imagine myself the Featured Blogger. And K, is awesome! I love her blog.

Tiffany said...

Thank you so much for shouting out SITS!

I am thrilled you are joining us- Roll Calling is definitely the way to get your blog visits.

I am glad I stopped by!