Thursday, July 26, 2007

Blogging Tips Meme

Lovely Stephanie at Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic tagged me with a meme I hadn't seen before, and which is a lot of fun--the Blogging Tips Meme. I don't really feel I'm qualified to give blogging tips, but I must say I feel I am learning so much from other bloggers, and that's what's fun about this meme.

So here are some helpful tips from a bunch of great bloggers:

-Start Copy-

It’s very simple. When this is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside those that you like. (Check out especially the * starred ones.)

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag 10 other people. Link love some friends!

Just think- if 10 people start this, the 10 people pass it onto another 10 people, you have 100 links already!

1. Look, read, and learn. **-

2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other. **-

3. Don’t let money change ya! *-

4. Always reply to your comments. *****-

5. Link liberally — it keeps you and your friends afloat in the Sea of Technorati. **-

6. Don’t give up - persistence is fertile. *-

7. Give link credit where credit is due. ***-

8. Pictures say a thousand words and can usually add to any post.*-

9. Visit all the bloggers that leave comments for you - it's nice to know who is reading! *-

10. When commenting on others’ blogs, a few kind words go a long way. –

-End Copy-

Now I'm supposed to pass along some of the link love, and tag 10 more bloggers. I'm not tagging some of my fabulous blogging friends because I saw that you've already been tagged. But of course for those I am tagging, if you've already been tagged, or don't have time to play, no worries.

Robin at A Fondness for Reading
Jenclair at A Garden Carried in the Pocket
Eva at A Striped Armchair
Bellezza at Dolce Bellezza
Lesley at A Life in Books
Sam at Book Chase
Nancy at Bookfoolery and Babble
John at The Book Mine Set
Imani at The Books of My Numberless Dreams
Lotus at Lotus Reads

Okay, that's ten, but really, there are so many more of you I'd like to tag! So if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged. You're it!


John Mutford said...

Hi there,
Just to let you know that when I'm tagged, if I respond I don't do it on my typical blog. Instead I do it here. Thanks for considering me and I liked your contribution btw ;)

Gentle Reader said...

john--great! And you're fast, I just checked it out, and I like your contribution, too. Thanks for playing :)

Lotus Reads said...

THanks for tagging me gentle reader...will try to get to it asap!

Robin said...

Thanks for tagging me, Gentle Reader. I like the tips and will add my own soon.

Gentle Reader said...

lotus and robin--thanks for playing, and looking forward to checking in with your blogs!

litlove said...

What fun! And nice tips - like the ten commandments of blogging! Thou shalt love thy blogging neighbours and it's nice to say so every once in a while, etc.

Eva said...

Mine's done!

Gentle Reader said...

litlove--glad you think it's fun--I did, too. It's always nice to get tips!

eva--thanks--I enjoyed your post, and your links--it's great to visit some new people :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for participating! Your tip was great. The full list of blog tips are here:
P.S. You should turn the links into actual links so they are clickable. This adds exposure to you and the other participants!

Gentle Reader said...

grace--you're so right, and maybe there's a new tip right there! Don't miss a chance to link! Thanks :)

Bookfool said...

Thanks for tagging me. I'm still lagging behind, so I might give this particular meme a pass. I'll let you know, if and when I get to it. I love being tagged. I'm just a bit of a party pooper, right now. :)

Gentle Reader said...

bookfool--you're allowed to be a party pooper right now, please don't worry about it!