37 comments for “What were the results of your blogging activities?

  1. April 26, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    Thanks for sharing the results of your questions 🙂

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  2. April 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Excellent! Too bad I didn’t get to read this before I started. I did the same thing you did following through e-mail. It made me insane and I almost gave up. And a few were the 5-6 times a day bloggers. I don’t have the time. I too missed important posts. I thought about using a different e-mail but then Sammy D. told me how to follow blogs from the reader and check comments through my dashboard. And that is one more piece of advice, a blogging supporter, especially one further into the process, that will help you with questions and guide you and push you as well, can really help. Thanks so much for taking the time to put all the information you gathered into a great piece for us to refer to.

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  3. April 26, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Your blog is getting better and better, I think I’m starting to be slightly envious of your skills! 😆 I love this post. An extremely useful summary of our previous brainstorming with extra tips. Hope you’re managing better now! (I’m managing worse and worse, but I promised myself to cut down my blogging time with the end of Blogging 201! I promise 😉 )

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  4. April 26, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Great summaries and advice, Justine. This will help get me organized with transition from A to Z to “normal” blogging & reading.

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    • April 27, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      I hope so and it reminds me what I need to do also 😀 Really glad to help others x

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  5. April 26, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    I don’t subscribe nor follow anyone. I bookmark them. I also search on common topics via reader, to see new /different blogs.

    But it makes a difference to me, if there are regular readers who comment, etc. because then I am reminded to check out their blog.

    I spend about 45 min. or so daily on average reading other blogs, commenting.

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    • April 27, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      Thats good, I am not sure I wouldn’t want to follow people etc, I havnt even worked out how to use the bookmark system on the computer, yes i know madness. hehe..but it sounds like you have it all under control x

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  6. nikkiharvey
    April 26, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    I don’t set any time aside to read. I smoke. And I don’t smoke in the house. This means standing outside for 5-6 minutes at a time roughly 15 times a day (I’m not a heavy smoker) which adds up to 45 minutes a day. During those 45 minutes I have very little to do. Sometimes I will go on one of the games on my phone but mostly I go on wordpress and do some reading. Commenting doesn’t take me a lot of time. A lot of blogs I follow are funny and I don’t have anything more than ‘hahaha’ to say in which case I don’t bother. I write semi-scheduled- having some weekly topics and other random posts. And my opinion on other social media is that it is a waste of time unless you want to create a brand, and you only need a brand if you want to make money. As that is not my intention I will not be using it. And I sometimes feel bad if I don’t read things- I try to at least read the excerpts that come up on the reader- if I have a few busy days and don’t have time I feel bad because I might be missing out.

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  7. nikkiharvey
    April 26, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Pressed comment too soon (:@ at myself). I think I fit with what everyone else has said really, but it’s really interesting to read. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • April 27, 2014 at 12:22 PM

      I agree entirely with you re social media and your bloggin habits seem to be very organized, you have it down to a tee as some say 😀 Thank you for commenting, it’s good to get feedback x

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  8. April 26, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Great post. Wish I had this information when I first started my blog. I had it all set up to send me an email every time someone I was following posted or made a comment. God Lord! I was so overwhelmed because it was just impossible to keep up. My number one priority is to respond to every single comment I get, that I still do and always will. It takes a lot of time, but hey, I’m disabled and have a lot of time on my hands. I really had no idea what I was even doing when I started my blog. I still have around 30 awards written in a journal to be posted because I don’t know how to do them and the awards that I do have posted, my son did and if you look at my blog closely, you will be able to tell which one I did. LOL My son never has the time to help me with this daunting task anymore, so in the journal they sit. I thought about maybe just writing a post about them and then being done with those. I know I don’t have to accept them at all, but it is nice to know that so many people like your blog well enough to give you an award. I figure I’m sick and I can only do what I can do and I just have to be okay with that, and I am, now that I’ve been at it for awhile. I look forward to walking the journey together and following your blog. Have a great day.:)

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    • April 27, 2014 at 12:24 PM

      The best thing to do is not to get stressed about the awards, put them on a back burner. Your here to write your blog, not fill out forms as nice as it is. I have some ideas to help you with tying up all those awards if you wish, just send me an e-mail with yours and I can give you some suggestions to cut down the time but still acknowledge them if yo wish, my mail is eclecticoddsnsods@gmail.com xxx

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      • April 27, 2014 at 5:34 PM

        Okay, thank you. I’ll try to do that just as soon as I feel up to it. I’m tlohuis@yahoo.com just so you know who it is when you receive the email. if you’re like me, I don’t open anything unless I know who it’s from. Didn’t do me too good last week when I opened an email from my mom and instantly had a virus. I just about lost it. Luckily, I called my computer guy from where I used to work and he was able to walk me through what to do and in under 20 minutes the virus was gone and all my lost information was retrieved. Got lucky! Have a great day. I’ll be in touch soon.

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  9. April 26, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    I just wanted to say that I think it’s sweet that you shared the advice that you received so that other people might benefit. 🙂

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    • April 27, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Thank you, there a lot I could have done with knowing earlier would have saved tonnes of time and liek some have mentioned it can get on top of you and take away the fun and sometimes make some people feel like giving up, so having some tips helps 😀

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  10. April 27, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Thanks for this very helpful follow-up – and all the comments it has generated. For a relatively new and inexperienced blogger like me, it is really useful.

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    • April 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      Yes and even me too working through this whole process has helped and I could have done with knowing this alot sooner hehe would have saved hours and given more quality time but better lat then never, however glad it came to you early on inyour blogging life 😀

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  11. April 27, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    You took a lot of time on this post Justine…. now take a break! Diane

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    • April 27, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      I did and I did..hehe…It was a pleasure to do and after I watched ‘Hacker’ don’t know if you know it, a film made about 20 or so years ago and promptly fell asleep during it hehe x

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  12. April 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM

    I really enjoyed this post – and I feel guilty when I miss other posts (and have been frustrated with the WordPress reader for that very reason – but this gave some good perspective! Thank you!

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    • April 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      yes and my wp reader works better on the computer, i found on my tablet it completely missesout some which is really odd, not figured that one out yet which is a shame as I was going to use it for my portable reading utensil x

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  13. April 27, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    hey there – guilty – well not really, more just sad if I missed a post from someone I really love to read, like you say, some peoples posts you want to read because they are a bit like a favourite magazine and they always make you laugh, I love reading yours for example, then there are some I like to dip into, and some I will go back to and scroll through. It all depends. Time is finite and I am sure that not everyone who follows my blog reads everything I write and I wouldnt expect them too – thats why I post lots of piccies easy to scroll, joy for the eye no time at all 🙂 – happy Sunday

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    • April 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      exaaactly I am starting a macro monday, which helps me to focus on my photography which i am learning and loving and gives somthing easy on the eye…so you hit the nail on the head with that one. I have some of your posts to catch up on and I saw some rather phallic fruit right?

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  14. April 27, 2014 at 7:07 PM

    Good post. I subscribe to many blogs but there are only about a dozen I read, follow and look forward to. I can’t read everything, nor do I expect my followers to read everything I post. It is too much for anyone. Most of us do this for fun – so why stress out over any of it?

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  15. May 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Don’t know how I missed this post! It was pretty interesting to know what and how people manage blogging (reading and writing). It sure keeps all of us terribly (in a good way) busy! 🙂

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    • May 2, 2014 at 5:27 PM

      hah yes busy is definitely the right word for it! 😀

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