The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 3 - Put your best foot forward

Today's prompt was all about promoting what you believe to be your best posts & suggested outlets for doing so.

The eBook suggests that you promote only your best posts & not every single one.  While I see the virtue in that, lately I've been Tweeting every post I've published.  That's because I've got a ton of new Twerps, & I'm really trying to gain new readers (not just followers!) of my blog.

For now, I think that's going to work best for what I'm trying to acheive - more  readers, rather than "building a business" of my blog.

The special task for today was to find places to promot yesterday's post, other than Twitter & Facebook.  Well, I've already done the Twitter part, & I got really great feedback from current & new readers!  I actually haven't crossed the Facebook threshold yet, but I want to.  The reason being, I need a Fan Page.  I don't have one yet, but I want one! Although I use my own name on my blog, not everyone in my real life reads it or even knows about it.  Any of them may stumble upon it at some point which would be fine with me, but I don't want to openly invite them all in.

So, before I can move beyond Twitter & Facebook, I need to master those two first.  I'll be contacting my go-to blog helper today for assistance with creating a fan pag, my SIL Jenn at South of Sheridan.

But, I think there is a half-way meeting point between the suggested method & what I'm already doing:  my "Best of" page.  I've got a few of my favorite posts bookmarked there.  I think these really identify me as a writer, the kinds of topics I blog about most & the quirky, silly side of me.  One of the things I want to do during this challenge (in addition to sprucing up the "About Me" page! ) is to figure out how to better promote my favorite posts.

If anyone has any thoughts, please pass them along.  I'd love to hear your feedback.

And, to new & old readers alike, please visit my "Best Of" page & take a look at something new or something you may have forgotten about.  Tell me what you think!


  1. i'm right there with you sista... i wanted to let you know i *think you have a spelling error... i think unless you wanted to say creating a fan pag instead of "page" just thought i'd help you out with that.. i hope you don't mind i was like, do i? or don't i? anyhow i'm so glad jenn got you involved in this i am so happy to have "met" you! virtually anyhow, well isn't that how we all know most of each other? lol
    shelley :)

  2. Good luck with the FB fan page! I finally did it about a week ago and I love it!

    I'm here from 31dbbb and I'm your newest follower here and on Twitter ;-)

  3. I get you regarding letting people in on your blog and such - I haven't told many people in my life about mine. The 'best of' page is a great idea!! I will have to put that on my to do list for the future. Looking forward to day 4 :D
    Hope your having a great day!

  4. YAY! I love how much you're getting into this, and that we have a hobby we share! :)