Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I want to be one of THOSE blogs...

You know the ones that give good advice, have funny stories, good recipes, or amazing giveaways? You know, the ones you look forward to visiting? But how do I get there? So far all I blog about is my attempt to cook, my adorable son, & random things I do. I don't have tons of time to work on my blog, so this may take a while, but I want/NEED input from experienced bloggers! Please help me! Right now I work 7ish-6ish Tues-Fri & 8-12ish Sat, but maybe if I can get this blog thing down & somehow make a little money at it, I can cut back a little. Thoughts? Suggestions? Anything is GREATLY appreciated!

13 comments:

The White House said...

Love your blog design ... :0)

Returning your blog hop and am following.

Shirl x

Katie said...

Returning your follow.

My favorite feature of blogger (and wordpress) is the ability to schedule posts. If I have the time to crank out 3 short posts, I can schedule them to be posted on 3 days in the future. That way, my blog can continually have new content but I don't really have to be writing something out every day.

I also took a blog class with blogelina about monetizing my blog - baby steps so far but I need to build up my reader base and then hopefully bigger things will happen. You can read about the class on my blog here: http://blog.concertkatie.com/2011/02/blog-milestones-blogelina-blog-class.html

Sleppery said...

I agree with katie. The scheduling of future posts is super handy.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Returning the follow
--
Jade
The Sleppery Mind

greenTXmom said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Staying Home and Staying Sane! I really appreciate your comment and contributing to the conversation...some people just say hey follow me back. :)
I think the main thing if your wanting to do giveaways is to just put yourself out there and contact companies that you already love. Let them know. Also, joining Bloggy Moms helped my readership by joiing groups that follow each other. :) Hope that helps.

Theresa said...

Stopping by from Hop a Little Tuesday. I hear you about getting a blog running. It has been a daily project for me and I'm at home with the kids all day. Scheduling the posts is a great idea. It's so important to be true to what you want to share and talk about. While you are doing what you love you can create the life you want.

Joining a blogging group helps as well. The key is to support each other to build up readership. Bloggy Moms and Mom Bloggers Club are both good.

Would love for you to stop by my blog and check it out.

Good luck!

Theresa said...

By the way the company I am partnered with is looking for moms like you who would like to spend more time home with her family. There's info on my blog if you are interested.

www.theresagrisanti.com

wideeyedgirl said...

Hi Cherie

I am very much in the same boat - hoping to make a little money eventually on my blog so I don't have to go back to corporate job...like you I think it will take a while but thanks for the follow and have followed back. So good luck and when I come across any great tips will let you know,

Nicole
http://www.myidealife.com.au

Hello Tiffany said...

Just letting you know that I'm following back! Be back soon!

greeneyesco said...

Cherie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog on Hop a Little Tuesday. I hear you on trying to figure out the blog. I am continually working and trying to get mine set up the way I want. So much to do!

I did the 30 Days To Make More On Your Blog with Sandi Krakowski which has taught me lots of great things. You may want to check that out.

Lori
http://lorithayer.com

Jessica said...

I am blog hopping today and I am happy to stop by your blog.

Please visit (and follow if you aren't already a follower) either or both of my blogs:

So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com


Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at: http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

Have a blessed day!! :0)

Karen @ Barefoot in Portland said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...from the Tuesday Hop! I am returning the follow.(I am a bit behind). I really like your blog...can't wait to read more....even it if it just about your attempts at cooking. That always makes for good reading. I am in the same boat as you. I work full time and it is hard to find time to get to the blog! Good luck with everything!

Karen @ http://barefootinportland.blogspot.com

Our Life in the Deep End said...

For me it isn't about making a profit. I love to write thus I love to blog :) I am just a results girl. I want visitors I want my followers to go up. I keep telling myself just write what I know and the rest will work itself out. I am your newest follower and hope you will check out my blog and click follow if you enjoy it. Keep writing, and if you want keep networking, it will happen!

Karina Wetzel said...

Lovely Blog! I found you on Baby Center! I dont really have any advice at the momment about making money as I'm still figuring that out on my own blog.. But Good Luck!

Karina @ http://karinaschallenge.blogspot.com/