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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Come On In!

But please leave a comment. Otherwise, I might not be able to return the favor. Over the last couple of weeks, I've noticed a few more followers in my sidebar. Most of you have a link connected to your picture, and a good number of you who don't left a comment, so I've been able to come check out your place. Some, however, don't have a link, and haven't left a comment. This leaves me without a way to come visit you. So, my Tuesday's Tip is this: when you follow a new blog, leave a comment. That way the person you follow can reciprocate. Blogger can be touchy, and sometimes, just following won't do the trick. I have a lot of other bloggerly tips, but I'll save them for later. I wouldn't want to overload you with my sometimes useless opinions, now would I? At any rate, I welcome all of my new visitors, and I can't wait to get to know you! Anyone else out there struggling with this issue? Followers are spectacular, but don't you want to be able to follow back?

25 comments:

The Book Nut said...

I know, I wasn't guilty of this when I followed you recently, but I still wanted to comment and say how much I appreciate you checking my blog out, and being my first follower! :)

And I also wanted to say that your blog is great! I have enjoyed reading and will continue to follow you for a long time to come. Keep up the good work!! :)

strugglingwriter said...

You are the best at commenting. Thanks for that. Love today's shoe picture.

Faith said...

This has happened to me lately too! I hop over to see who my new follower is, but then I have no way of contacting them or visiting their blog without a comment :( ...I might have to post a note like this on my blog as well.

Roni Loren said...

I bow down to your ability to still keep up and go visit everyone who comments. *bows* I'm such a bad bloggy friend lately. I just can't keep up these days. But yes, that is a problem when people's sites aren't attached to their follow picture.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I bow down too. I've been a blog slacker the past few months. Life has just been so busy. But I set a goal to do better starting this month.

Stephanie Faris said...

A-men!!!!

I have so many followers who never say a word. I guess they read but don't have anything to say? Are they stalking me? I don't get it. But I tend to go by comments as to whether or not I'm getting through to anyone. I guess as authors we have to get used to writing to an audience who reads without commenting.

Tara McClendon said...

I do like to visit the people who are kind enough to follow my blog--especially those who leave me a comment. I'm not always able to comment on other's blogs as much as I want, but I hope they get as much of a warm fuzzy from my comment as I get when I see theirs. There are actually times when I just go through all my followers and check out blogs (and comment) rather than posting a new post. I suppose as the number of followers grows that might become daunting, but I'm not there yet. Anyway, great reminder! (And your opinions are never useless!)

Carolyn V. said...

I totally agree. I have a hard time figuring out where everyone is, unless they comment. Plus I love the comments. =)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, I know. I can't stand when that happens and I can't say hi back. Good tip. :)

Nancy said...

I had a very difficult time figuring it all out when I started blogging. Sometimes I still do. You can give all the advice you want. Thanks for it, too.

Terri Tiffany said...

That happens on mine too! New people sign up and don't leave a comment and I can't always find a way to click back to them!

Patti said...

Great advice, I try hard to leave comments when I'm following someone new, it just keeps the connection better.

Dwayne said...

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Steph said...

Good reminder! :)

Just Two Chicks said...

I've been following your blog for awhile... LOVE the shoe theme and tips are great. Now if only I could clear my mind enough to write more! I either have nothing, or so much that I can't sort through it all :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Absolutely! We also need to be sure our blog is linked to our profile pages. Sometimes I follow a comment to the profile page but can't find the blog.

WhisperingWriter said...

I wish I had more time to comment. But sometimes my daughter is behaving extra feisty so I don't always get to do that.

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

This is great advice. I wish there were more time for blogging but life is hectic :(

Jill Kemerer said...

Yes! And sometimes I'm not sure who the new follower is, because the picture doesn't show up in my sidebar. I feel really bad that I miss reaching out to some of my followers.

Dominique said...

That's a good tip. Sometimes Blogger doesn't feel like helping find people's pages.

Lynda Young said...

it's definitely a good tip :)

Kelly H-Y said...

I so agree! I always feel bad when I can't get to a new follower and say 'hi' or 'thanks'!

Angie Muresan said...

Very true! Hello from me to you, Susan. I hope all is well.

Trish said...

I opened up blogger this morning and saw that I had a follower! I was thrilled. (The follower was you, of course) I'm so new to blogging that I have no idea how it works. I've been reading your blog from the beginning as a way to learn from one of the pros :) I love your blog and your voice. Thank you for reaching out by writing. It's hard to start.

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