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@mwedwards I'm glad you found the list useful and that it's applicable to your blog. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
21 hours, 15 minutes ago on 17 Reasons You Should Keep Blogging
I really was just introduced to this new tool. I haven't explored it enough to really develop an opinion, but it's good to hear that you like it. Perhaps I'll give it a closer look.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Medium – a better place to read and write
Home Alone is one of my kiddos' favorites. It is fabulous just as it is.
1 week, 2 days ago on 6 Christmas Movies That Should Be Left Alone
A blogger shouldn't be rude, crude or profane. I am not easily offended, but I hate reading blogs packed with profanity and crude references. I want blogs that provide value and education, not those that show ignorance.
1 week, 2 days ago on 5 Things a Blogger Shouldn’t Be
@patricksplace I used to try to publish by 9 a.m. for pretty much those same reasons. However, my schedule is such that it just doesn't always happen. I decided I would be happy publishing five days a week and not beat myself up about the time. I wonder when I changed my strategy. It would be interesting to see if a difference shows in my analytics.
I'm glad to read that our discussion is providing some inspiration. I look forward to seeing what comes out of it!
1 week, 3 days ago on 23 Ways to be a More Productive Blogger
@TammyL Brain candy is a good way to describe it. Every now and then, you just need to read something that makes you laugh, but doesn't make you think. I hope you enjoy it! Kenna
1 week, 3 days ago on Book Review: Here I Go Again #100Books
@patricksplace That is really awesome, Patrick! Don't let the Jan. 4 thing get you. Let's just call it a holiday, shall we?
If I understand correctly, you have a certain time of the day by which you post. Why is that?
1 week, 6 days ago on 23 Ways to be a More Productive Blogger
@SimplyAndrea Andrea, I agree! Reading is a wonderful way to find inspiration, whether that reading is in your area of blog interest or not. I challenged myself to read 100 books in 2013. I've almost reached my goal. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
2 weeks ago on 23 Ways to be a More Productive Blogger
@ProfessorSL I like Penelope Trunk's blog too. Great suggestion!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 4 Blogs Bloggers Must Read
@pro_editor Thank you for the tip. I'm going to check out Jon's blog. I'm always looking for things to add to my RSS Feed reading. I'm pretty sure I'm not reading that one. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on 4 Blogs Bloggers Must Read
@samfiorella They could make a fortune with delivery. A fortune! They could just deliver large orders to offices.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Starbucks’ Tweetable Coffee Program is a Lesson in Real-Time Marketing
@The_Ad_Outlet It's important to distinguish that not all comments are equal. I agree with pointing out a specific concept you agree with or adding something new to the discussion. As a blogger, I love that!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on How to Get More Blog Comments
@turnkei We should make that happen!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 6 Tips for Deeper Blog Commenting
@turnkei What a great point! I might add that we also wouldn't just say "what a good idea" or "excellent" to something someone said to us. We would add context that told the person why we thought it was a good idea, what we thought was excellent, etc. It seems this is sort of elaboration also should be used in blog comments. I absolutely agree that our readers are our blog's guests. We should treat them as such. As I tell my students, "Use the manners your Momma taught you." Thanks for reading and commenting!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on 6 Tips for Deeper Blog Commenting
@BethWood I'm so glad you found so much value in the post, Beth! I too am guilty of the standard vague comment at times. It typically is when I get into the "more is better" mindset. I try to comment on a lot of blogs that I enjoyed instead of writing worthwhile comments. I agree that it's much easier to retweet or share a post via social media. However, as a blogger, it feels so good to get comments! I'm not saying that I don't appreciate the social shares, I certainly do, but the comments are just so fulfilling. I usually share things I like on LinkedIn. I don't favorite much on Twitter because I just don't use the "favorite" as a "like." If I like a post, I'll either comment, retweet or both. Perhaps each person just has to make his or her own social media policies? I'm not sure. Thank you so much, Beth, for reading and commenting. It means a lot to me.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on 6 Tips for Deeper Blog Commenting
@TammyL That is wonderful progress, Tammy. Congrats! I think audiobooks absolutely count. I listen during my daily commute and while I get ready for work. Happy Reading!
1 month ago on My October Reading Update #100Books
@KimUlmanis Thank you. I have to admit that I count audiobooks. I listen during my daily commute, which means more than an hour a day. I also listen while I get ready for work in the morning. This has added substantially to my numbers.
This is really cool. I'm excited about what it means for the future of commerce. I'd be even more excited if the tweet resulted in Starbucks on my nightstand each morning.
1 month ago on Starbucks’ Tweetable Coffee Program is a Lesson in Real-Time Marketing
I'm not sure why, but this time change always is challenging for me. Why would I balk at getting an extra hour of sleep? I'm not sure, but it's a difficult adjustment for me. Here's my six:
1. Not very. I love my sleep.
2. At least three
3. Just one alarm clock, but my husband and dog also are helpful. I'm sure my husband feels like I'm another kid he has to get out of bed.
5. Using a computer
1 month ago on Saturday Six #499
@Glori I haven't done a lot of guest posting, so it's good to read that my tips are on point. Thank you, Glori, for reading and commenting.
1 month ago on Using Guest Posts to Build Your Professional Resume