Today's task is to take a good look as a successful blog on my niche.
Hmm...someone who successfully talks about other people's bodily fuctions & how annoying DJ is sometimes? That might be a little difficult...
Haha! Can you imagine if there were two of us out there??
Anyway, I do have a blog in mind: Casa de Nicole. She is the California version of me. We're the same age, she's settling into life with her fiance & she deals directly with patients in a health care setting.
The difference between us? She's got a ton of followers & readers. And I - well, I don't.
BTW, she deserves all those followers because she is lovely & amazing!
So what gives? That's the big question of the day.
One of the things I've tried to do to meet new bloggers is participate in blog hops. I've found a few good ones that I do on a semi-regular basis. And while I have gained some followers that way, very few are people who actually read.
Miss Nicole doesn't do blog hops that I've noticed. She does participate in giveaways, both hosting & winning.
I've got a confession to make. Giveaways are my Achilles heal.
I read very few blogs that are primarily reviews & giveaways because they don't keep my attention. Please don't send me hate mail, as I am not knocking those who host & sign up for giveaways. People love giveaways!
I'm not anti giveaway myself - I'm just seldom willing to jump through the hoops it takes to sign up for them.
Most require that you follow the blog to win. That's fine, except I'm stingy about blogs that I follow. I don't click that little button unless I actually have intentions to read it.
Ok, so, I'm done with my diatribe about giveaways because I don't honestly believe they are the true difference between us. The difference is the exposure those giveaways provide.
Moral of the story? I need to put myself out there more - which I'm trying to do, one challenge day at a time.