Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Top Ten Tips For New Book Bloggers

(10) "Build it and they will come" is just for ballparks.
For blogs, I'd advise, 
"Build it and visit other people's blogs; then they will come."
If you (9) leave a comment.
(8) Always leave a comment.
(7) Visit other people's blogs.
(6) Leave comments.
(5) Do you want to make some friends?
Then I suggest you visit other people's blogs...and...
(4)...Are you getting my message...It's simple, really. Just visit other blogs...
(3)...visit lots of other blogs...
(2)...lots and lots of blogs...and...
Last of all, and most important, (1) COMMENT

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

37 comments:

alone said...

Well, here is my comment..:)
But seriously, I do think that is the best way to get your blog noticed

Pen to Paper said...

It definitely is all about building a relationship with other bloggers out there!
So here I am, returning your comment, haha ;)

Great blog by the way, can't believe I haven't stumbled across it before!

Dani
Pen to Paper

Ivana said...

LOL great one. And so so true!

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

GOT IT :P

(even though I'm not new.LOL .)


Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Louise said...

I better leave a comment then!

Deepali said...

haha Thats so true :)
I also interview fellow bloggers on my blog, in a Blogger Spotlight feature.
Would you like to be interviewed and featured? I've been an old follower and fan of yours :)

Dee from e-Volving Books

Androwson said...

Good post to read

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Me, too.

It took me a long time to realize that if I wanted people to read my posts I'd have to visit their blogs first.

Tea said...

Honestly, I think you've hit the nail on the head here! I wish I'd been brave enough to do this back along!

Tara @ Hey, Tara

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Thanks, Dani. I hope I'll see you here again.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

:-)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yes, and I better comment on your comment!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Oh me! Fan. What a powerful word. I'm quite certain that I'm not worthy of that word.

Maybe this summer, when my school is over and I have a few hours to breathe....

And thank you for making my day.

Molly said...

LOVE it!!!

Deborah said...

Like all the best advice - it really is that simple!

Dalene @ A Date with a Book said...

Great advice! I'm still working on balancing reading and commenting. Great tips all around.

DJL said...

The best advice is sometimes the simplest advice. :) By the way, I love your new blog look! Very festive. :) Looking forward to hopefully seeing you at TLA tomorrow!

Sophia said...

Ha ha, that's brilliant! Very simple and very true :-)

barklesswagmore said...

Best advice out there!

Rikki said...

That is true, meaningful comments make all the difference.

bookcrookconfessions said...

I agree 100% as a brand new blogger myself, the follows mainly trickle in from the other people I check out and comment on. Because really, if you want to make a friend in the blogging world, it starts with that warm and fuzzy feeling you can give them by commenting on their posts. Also BTW since this is the first time I've stopped by, I love your graphic of the librarian!

Hunter @ bookcrookconfessions.wordpress.com

Laura Armstrong said...

jajajajajajaja (that's laughing in Spanish - funner to write. Wait! You wrote Me gusta leer, so you already know that?!)

Hilarious. I do visit you more 'cause I see you all over the place!! Although you pic cracks me up, too. Not sure you meant that to be funny, but it cracks me up frequently.

Congrats on narrowing a long list of 10 down ta one!

-Burgandy Ice

Patricia said...

HAHAHAHA. :'D Yeah, leaving comments is always a very good idea. I actually did some testing as to how much it would influence my comment and regular stats, and hoshit! My eyes almost fell out. XD

Patricia // My Post

bridgetsbooks said...

Agreed! :)

Christine said...

I think this is definitely true, but you do want to have something worth coming back to...

Loni said...

I love your advice. It's so true. Included it on my list too... With a few other things.

Emily said...

Great post, I just wish I had learned done this right from the start!

Angela said...

Fantastic advice! Thanks so much.

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

Jennifer @ A Librarians Library said...

It is one of my goals over the next coupe of months...to comment more on the blogs I follow. =)

Thanks for stoppin by!

Hafsah said...

Hehe, you really got me there. I really need to visit other people's blogs. And comment. And here I am :-D Thanks for the reminder!!

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

Hahaha. I think that's one of the most important things to make sure your blog gets noticed by people :) I always try to visit at least 5 blogs every day. It isn't so hard and it doesn't have to take so much time :)

And when I'm busy with a meme like this one, I go crazy in commenting around, haha. Meaningful comments, to be precise :)

http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-10-tuesday-6.html

Shah Wharton said...

This is So right. :) X

Ryan said...

All of this is excellent advice.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I was assuming that we are all out there with great content..."but of course...". ;->

Erica said...

These posts are some of my favorites to read - I just love seeing whatever has as a tip, as there's something we all can learn or pick up or what not :)

nea barabea said...

haha I love your tips :D :D I always write comments :P

Parrish Lantern said...

also join things, monthly read-alongs, special challenges, anything that means you are out there, then COMMENT, COMment comment, also those that supported you at the beginning don't forget to return the love.