Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned…just kidding.
For some reason, there are people out there who think I am the perfect book blogger. I don’t know what makes them think this because my life can be described best as “a hotbed of stress.” What is it like being content, stress-free, and satisfied? Don’t look at me, because I surely can’t tell you! HAHAHAHAHAhaha.
Apparently, people enjoy my blogging tips? This will forever elude me, to be honest.
Last year, I entertained the idea of writing about WordPress hacks, but failed to, and that was definitely, one hundred percent NOT because I was too lazy. What are you talking about?
(It was probably best that I didn’t, because it probably would have turned out terribly.)
BUT now that I’ve had a year and a month of blogging (!!!) under my belt, I think it’s time that I spill my greatest secrets at your feet.
You’re welcome in advance (I kid, I kid).
Also, P.S. you’re probably wondering where the heck I’ve been the last four days. Well, all of last week, I was sick with the flu! After years of not getting it, it finally caught up to me. Go figure. It was awful and terrible, but it got really bad after Wednesday, so I ditched posting on Friday and was super late replying to comments and didn’t blog hop whatsoever all weekend. And I also missed a whole week of school. So if I’m slow or anything, just know that I’m probably dying from being buried under school work.
But I am much better now, which is great, because being sick was the worst. I watched a lot of movies and TV shows, though!
I get to meet new bloggers. I know when I was a smol newbie blogger, when bigger blogs with 500+ followers even bothered to interact with me, whether they replied to my comments on their posts or tagged me in blogging awards or showed some love on my own posts. It was a huge source of encouragement for me (and it still is!!!), so I enjoy giving that joy to other people!
I give back to the bloggers who have given to me. If someone is nice enough to take the time to write a comment on my blog post, it’s just nice to return the favor, you know? Not to mention that it really helps foster relationships.
I enjoy interacting with others. I mean, isn’t that pretty much the entire point of blogging? Getting to talk and share your opinions with others so you feel less alone (and so you can eventually rule the world)?
But we simply can’t ignore it: sometimes, blog-hopping and social networking straight up sucks.
And that’s what I wanted to put on the spotlight today.
Who is ready for the ultimate try not to cringe challenge?
I certainly am not.
I have officially been blogging for a year (and some days), which means a lot of things have changed. For example, I used to think I knew what I was doing, and now I ACTUALLY know what I’m doing (most of the time).
One of the ways I thought I knew what I was doing was when I wrote blog posts in my first few months.
Now, I look at them in horror.
So, I thought it’d be fun to take a look back at some of my old posts in December/January, February, and March and dredge up some old memories (because, clearly, I like to torture myself).
Also, if you want to actually read the posts I’m talking about, feel free to click the (ugly af) blog graphics to be taken directly to the post!!!
My name is Mikaela, and I have a problem with writing too many blogging tips related posts. Please forgive me.
I’ve talked a lot about how to grow your blog in general and also how to navigate the world of social networking, but I decided that it’d be nice to focus on giving tips when it comes to blog traffic. I’m sure we all want to have a high amount of views and likes and comments on our posts, but can’t really figure out how to get to that point. So, I thought I’d write up a post about some tips when it comes to gaining traffic, whether your blog has been around for a while, or it’s brand new!