Monday, August 1, 2011

Blogging: How Do You Keep It Fresh?

Blogaholic Designs”=As I "work" the internet to promote my ebook, A SPY AT HOME (available on Amazon for only $1.99), I see the hard work other bloggers do to keep up with those who follow them. It's amazing to me. When do they find the time? I have a full-time job and a family, and between that and promoting my ebook, revising the next one I will release - HAZARDOUS CHOICES - and trying to keep up with such things as yard work, etc. around the house, I'm exhausted!

Blogging is interesting. It can either be much like having a conversation with yourself, or it can be like talking to a (admittedly absent) friend. Sometimes the comments I post draw responses - occasionally heated ones - but other times the blog posts just lie there. I am not sure how a blogger draws the interest of blog-readers, and I would be very interested to know how some of the more successful bloggers keep readers tuned in to their blogs day after day.

If you are a successful blogger, please offer me some suggestions for keeping my blog fresh and alive. I'd appreciate it!


Marie Pinschmidt said...

Joseph, check out my website and blogs; they may help you. Try to write interesting content, not trivial comments, etc. I blog on a number of subjects but try to keep the topics close to what I portray in my books and paintings. See what you think. Remember, you have to give the reader something in return!

Anonymous said...

I completely relate (and could go on and on... maybe later). Until then, I had someone send me this great article from a blogger that made a ton of sense. I think you'll find it helpful.

Paul D. Dail A horror writer's not necessarily horrific blog

jmrinaldo said...

Thanks so much to both Marie and pauldail for their helpful comments. I will check out the web site and try harder to make the blog interesting to both bloggers and nonbloggers!
Much obliged.