Part of being a good neighbor on blogs is connecting with other bloggers. The Blogging 101 course I took was extremely helpful in getting me to reach out to the blogging community and establishing a dialogue.
I think one thing I can do is recognize other blogs and share links with my readers from time to time. Part of that answer for me might be giving occasional shout outs to my followers and any posts and I like.
In particular, I gained 7 new followers since Sunday (and I gained another as I began to write this post to make it 8). That’s big for me, especially considering that I started this blog in late-August 2015 on a whim and miraculously still managed a net gain of 7 followers before this month. February was the most productive month I have had as a blogger and must thank the community for that.
Although I will be among the first to admit that I blog for myself first, viewer feedback is what drives me to continue. I like to know: that my words touch others, that they are learning from some of the things I write, what I can do to improve, and most importantly, that others like to see what I have to offer. It goes without saying that I want to keep that going.
Now, without further ado, I would like to share some links of the people who have begun following this humble blog since Sunday:
- Ameena’s Musings: Hello, again. I met this lovely lady during my Blogging 101 course and wrote about one of her posts in two of my own. I would like to point out another one of Ameena’s posts. In the post “What’s in a name?” Ameena reveals her real first name and talks about why she uses the name Ameena for her blog. I would suggest you read some of her posts, as she offers a thoughtful write-up, a quote, and a beautiful poem at the end of them.
- nvsubbaraman: Subbaraman runs Envius Thoughts, wherein he shares Tamil and English poetry, along with his thoughts on life, religion, spirituality, and philosophy.
- owldragonash: She runs the blog Through Owl’s Eyes, which is succinctly described in her tagline: Live Music, Art, Events and Travel in a Virtual World – Second Life. There is of course a spiritual feel to the blog and plenty of beautiful images. One of my favorite posts is “What does your name say?” a post that was written during our shared Blogging 101 course.
- getalamfel: Greta Lamfel runs the blog According to Greta in which she shares inspirational quotes, thoughts, and posts about beauty. I pointed to one of her posts, “Making the Right Career Choices” during my Blogging 101 course. Greta also named this blog and 10 others in her “Blogs of the Week”
- EricMWalk: He’s another Blogging 101 classmate and he started the Bloggers Meetup for anyone else who attended the course in Feb. 2016. Eric’s blog, Still Thinking…, is where he shares his thoughts on various topics and things he finds interesting. A man after my own heart. ❤
- Wendy Weir: This wonderful mother of 2 boisterous boys was also a Blogging 101 classmate of mine. She runs Greater Than Gravity, a blog she started to help her cope with her son’s muscular dystrophy. I’m still going through some of her posts but I love how she mixes in humor.
- timehonoredclassicalliteratureandmusings: Run by the beautiful Samantha James, Time honored classical literature & Musings features poetry written by Miss James herself and posts about literature from the early- to mid-20th
- shamilahr: Shamilah runs Normalcy is Overrated, a blog about things that irritate and fascinate the author and book reviews. I took some time to read one of her latest posts, “Has Instagram Changed the Way we Eat?” and I loved it. There’s certainly food for thought there (pun intended).
Thanks again, and I want to gain even more followers. Should I make this type of post a normal thing?