Monday, June 3, 2013

Does Anybody Still Read My Blog?

So, I was thinking today that I haven't really posted anything worth reading on this blog. At least not lately. I've been so busy trying to get my writing career going, or at least get some income for now, that I haven't had time to devote to this so-called "Attempt to Blog". That has to change.

With this post I'm turning a new leaf for this blog. Rather than wondering why no one is really reading the blog, I am choosing to do something about it. While I still may not post as often as I should, I will make interesting and relevant contributions that will make you want to read my blog.

When I started this blog, I wanted to bring you the same things that brought me joy. I wanted to provide giveaways, news, tips, and a little bit of everything. That is not always the best goal as it turns out. Freelancing is what I know, and it is what I am good at. This blog was never intended to be about my work, however, as I have a blog on my main website for that. I'm going to get back to the basics with this blog, offering giveaways, reviews, and anything else a stay-at-home or work-at home mom or dad would want to know.

So, in light of my new realizations about me and about blogging, here are some great current giveaways you won't want to miss:

Stay a Stay at Home Mom's RAOK (Random Act of Kindness) Giveaway (Ends 6/11/13)
CashCrate Cash Giveaway Host: Stay a Stay at Home Mom | Co-Hosts: Ultimate Coupon Club and My Sweet Savings (ends 6/5/13)
Acer Netbook Giveaway Host: Stay at Stay at Home Mom | Co-Hosts: Mew Review,  Budget Earth, and Mom to Bed by 8 Sponsor: MTACC (ends 6/18/13)
Visa $200 Gift Card Giveaway Hosts: NYSavingSpecials and Your Fashion Resource (ends 6/28/13)
ABCmouse.com Review and Giveaway Host: Simply Sherryl

And here are a few tips for others looking to keep their blog fresh and keep the readers reading:

Post content weekly - Posting weekly keeps readers coming back at a set time, so they are more likely to visit your blog as they read through other blogs that post on that day.

Post relevant content - Relevant content ensures your readers get what they expect when they come to your blog, which makes them more likely to enjoy reading it.

Narrow your blog/posts topics - Stick to a few things to talk about on your blog rather than having a hodgepodge of mixed topics. You'll attract readers that will keep coming back instead of those looking for a topic you do not talk about very often. Keep each post to one or two topics to keep reader's interest.


  1. I read it! And I subscribe to it too. I think another good tip is Categorize. I don't mind blogs that have topics that are similar (fashion/beauty/health/travel/fitness or coupon/mothering/budgeting/deals/freebies) with sprinkles of giveaways and such, but keep it organized for the readers so if I want to find coupons, there is a Coupon section :) But I think you do a great job

    1. Thank you! I do appreciate the tip. This blog is still very much a work in progress. I hope to eventually be a major force in the blogging world, but for now I am happy with putting my thoughts out there for all to read if they so choose. Categorizing is very important for any blog to help the readers in finding that which they seek. Even I do not want to sit and read through 10 post on one topic just to find the one tip/piece of information I really need.