Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Getting those numbers!

Let me start by saying, "Blogging is fun!" If it weren't fun then most of us wouldn't be doing it! I got into this when a friend of mine introduced me into what I call another dimension on the internet that I didn't know existed. The Blogosphere! There are literally hundreds upon thousands of people blogging. And it's harder than I thought it would be to get "out there".  I've asked myself, "What makes me stand out?" And of course, nothing comes to mind! How do I market myself? And nothing comes to mind. How do you get started doing reviews? And you guessed it! Nothing comes to mind! How do you get people to follow you? I've ran across several Mom blogger groups. They are all useful but can be so time consuming! It can be frustrating when all you want is for people to read what you have to say. Not a bunch of, "Follow me, I follow back" business. Thats not the crowd I want. I want readers, not numbers! But you need the numbers to get anywhere. *sigh* I believe to get those numbers, you should probably do a review. Which is great because that's one of the reasons I wanted to start a blog. How awesome is it to get free stuff in return for your opinion. BUT most companies won't give you time of day unless you have so many people that subscribe to you! Once again, how frustrating!

Don't get me wrong. Like I said, I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't fun! But you have to keep it that way. I've found a bunch of ladies that do a fabulous job on blogging. And some of the "more established" bloggers will actually help you. And their are some that will not. But just know, if you have any questions, please don't hesititate to ask becuase I will help if I can. Enough said!

3 comments:

  1. I'm your newest follower. Please follow me back at www.jessielynnsmith.com

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  2. Hi there! I appreciated your "finding" me and commenting :) We must be soulmates, both posting on something so similar at the same time! For reviews, I'd contact MyBlogSpark and One2One Network (google them). Sometimes I've had success writing to companies directly. For instance, if I see someone else doing a giveaway with a company I like, I'll write to that company. Sometimes it works, sometimes not ... Just yesterday I emailed an author about a book I'd seen that looked neat, and she's sending me a copy :)
    Susan

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  3. Wish I could get the numbers to have companies give me the time of day to do a review too. I used to post so many coupon deals, match-up's, ads, etc, etc and no one commented on anything although tons of people stopped by my site and used my deals all the time.

    Good luck in your efforts....can't wait to see what you talk about and what reviews you can get.

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