Sunday, July 29, 2012

I Need Ideas…

I’m looking for some ideas that will help me get more followers.  It’s always so hard as a new blogger to get the word out. What are the kind of things that you look for when visiting a blog.  What kinds of things can I add to make my blog more interesting?  What would you like to see?  Any thoughts/ideas/tips/suggestions would be a great help to me.  I’m not saying I can incorporate them all at once but over time I will do my best to include the things you are looking for.

Thanks for your help!

10 comments :

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for the freebies and I love your blog. My only suggestion would be maybe more pictures (my favorite part) and enter more challenges, as that's how I sometimes find new blog by seeing all the photos of challenges and going back to the blog to look at more.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

oh, I'd like the freebies as jpg files too as I have a hard time with png only files.

~ Sharon ~ said...

Thank you, Terri. I will start making my freebies in jpg as well. I try to enter as many challenges as possible but I don't always have the time to make cards that fit to the challenge. Maybe I need to start trying to find challenges that fit the cards I have. I'll give that some more thought. So, in saying you want more pictures do you mean that I should be posting more cards? Or are you saying more pictures of each card I post? Anyhow, great suggestions and I appreciate the time you took to answer. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

PaperPixie said...

I use Google Reader so I am not sure I shown up as a follower. When we unpack the computer I will check!

Generally speaking, I really like a "recipe" for cards - some idea of the techniques and products you used if not a full tutorial. The eye candy is very fun but sharing knowledge is part of the inspiration process for me.

More pictures of the details might be nice sometimes - a close up of some bit you particularly like.

And did you enter the "My Crafing Corner" blog roll for blogs with less than 500 (I think that is the number) followers?

~ Sharon ~ said...

Great ideas. I checked and I don't see you listed but I was looking for "paper pixie" so if you used your actual name I wouldn't be able to find you.

I always forget to write down what materials I have used. I need to make a better effort to do that because I agree with you about liking to have a little more info. I will check out 'My Crafting Corner'. Thanks for the tip.

This has been great feedback so far. I'm hoping it will keep on coming.

~ Sharon ~ said...

Can you give me a link to 'My Crafting Corner'. I googled but can't find it. Thanks.

Bexx said...

I find that I get lots more hits if I take part in an online challenge. Particularly the popular ones! Worth a try maybe?

~ Sharon ~ said...

Thanks, Bexx. I'm on vacation in a couple of weeks so I'll aim to enter as many as I can while I'm off. Thanks for your input.

PaperPixie said...

I had the name totally wrong. I blame being in the middle of unpacking my house. I guess it is the crafting channel? I found it through your July 15 post :). On my phone so copying the link isn't working. Just check that post about the giveaway. I think the blog roll is still happening. She might be a good person to ask for advice either way!

Amy E said...

I've been working on trying to grow my blog too! I kind of stalled there for a while. I know, for me, giveaways and blog hops always seem to be the quickest way to build readership. Obviously, you can't do those all the time, so just keep on doing what you're doing in between...you're getting there!

Speaking of giveaways, I just got a complete redesign done on my blog and am having a giveaway to celebrate! Stop by and say hi if you get a chance!!

Amy E.
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