Monday, May 16, 2011
Because I took a long hiatus from blogging, I've lost a couple of followers and I have to get back into the groove of getting people to comment on my blog once again. When you leave like I did, that is something that is detrimental to a blog. I feel like I am starting over with my networking. I sometimes feel like Basement Cat.
I can sit here and make all the excuses in the world as to why I didn't keep up with my blogging, but when I get right down to it, I just did not have time. Sadly. I have had to get back into my "routine" as it were. What exactly is my routine? Well....
Once I roll out of bed, I spend my time reading emails and such as I slowly wake up. Coffee in hand. Sometimes it is a two cup morning, but I usually don't have more than one.
I stroll through the new blog posts a couple of times. The first time, I respond to the ones that catch my bleary eye, then I go back and post or read others I might have skipped or missed.
I head on over to FaceBook to post something if I feel like it. Otherwise I just catch up on the newsfeed area and comment here and there. I now have included Twitter in this part of my routine.
Finally, I head on over to Writing.com and log in, just to check things out. I wrote a new post to newbies over there. I had clicked over to the "Read a Newbie" section and pretty much laughed my butt off or shook my head sadly. All the newbies over there using internet-speak or putting "uhhh" or "hmmm" in their descriptions of their work. Okay, okay, they're newbs... but seriously? I will not read someone who puts "Looking 4 r8 and feedback, plz?" in their description of their work. Granted, you are limited to how much you can put in there, but "srsly"?
Book Blogs is now another place I go visit. I am slowly trying to look for people to 'friend' over there as well. If you are on Book Blogs, leave me a comment, I'll find you.
So what is your networking routine? How do you get yourself "out there"? What have you found that works? What doesn't?
Have a great week everyone!
Posted by Mel Chesley at 1:38 PM