Blog engagement is crucial to making us motivated to keep blogging. It is that kind of validation we all love from our peers. Otherwise I might be just shouting at the void, right?
Well, we all need a community.
Last year I joined the 365 days commenting hosted by Read Write Love 28 and failed at it miserably. Obviously it was too much for me and I dropped out fairly early of the game. Apparently I need some encouragement and a lot of support to get to doing what I am supposed to do anyway.
Each week a fellow blogger asks a question and the participants make a post answering the question. The goal is to make new friends and know more about the bloggers who are participating. So let us get with it shall we?
Do you sneak a peek at the number of views your posts have gotten?
Do I obsess over page views?
YES, while I don’t obsess over the numbers, I do check my page views at least once a week.
As the data and spreadsheet obsessed nerd that I am, I even note the weekly views and have plotted a graph out of it. And the graph looks good curve these days, you guys. Thanks to all your comments and shares.
As I promised earlier there are going to be a lot of changes in my blog this year. Among the first of these changes, I will be posting thrice a week and do a weekly round up post, instead of my weekly twice schedule.
I know I know, I might be biting more than I can chew, but hey you can’t blame me for trying, can you?
Around the blogosphere
So this is what I propose. I will bring to you news from around the bookish world and some from the dark side, erm.. non bookish world, as well under the section that we will call as Spotlight Sunday. If you think your post deserve a spot on my article, feel free to tweet the link to me.
1) Well, it may not come as a surprise that I love Andrea Gibson and their poetry. I read this post on their Facebook page and couldn’t stop reading it again and again. I still think it was the best way to bid adieu to the past year.
2) Who said all the parties and games should end with the New Year’s Eve. Check out Britt’s Photo Scavenger hunt which runs until March 31 and there is even a prize of 50$. All you have to do is click photos fulfilling the given conditions.
7) So once in a while I get all happy that I get to work from home and get to not rush through the traffic to reach the workstation. My mom still doesn’t understand what I do all day staring at the laptop. Well here is how I do what I do, mom. Don’t judge me. 8) Can you check how well do you remember the first lines of your favorite books? Well, I don’t. I got 6 on 20 and I suck, I know. What about you? Try it here.