Welcome to another installment of “Your Life, Your Blog!” Each Monday, I post a blogging tip, and include a LINKY where you can promote your blog!
Today’s tip is about BLOG PARTIES, carnivals, and memes! They are an awesome way to get the word out about your blog! Whether it’s a weekly meme, or a one-time event, if you get out there and promote your blog, you’ll open up to a whole new world of friends, and find some other new blogs to read.
Here are some things to remember when participating in Carnivals and Memes
- ALWAYS link back to the host blog. If you catch an instance where I’ve forgotten, please let me know, but I always try to link back, even if it’s just a small sentence at the end of the post.
- The more you comment on other linked blogs, the more will come visit you. Just like in normal blogging life, but a meme makes it more likely that people will hop around and reciprocate.
In fact, this week is the Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom, where thousands of bloggers link up, party hop, and win prizes! Here is my Ultimate Blog Party Post, in which I am giving away one of my Proud Mom Blogger Tshirts.
I also like weekly memes like Works For Me Wednesday, Top Ten Tuesday, and of course Your Life Your Blog! Nicole Wick just started one called Your Best Blog Now. Can you guess who her spokesperson is?
Also, I have been horrible at tweeting, commenting and stumbling, but I PROMISE to get better this week.
Tell me in the comments: what are YOUR favorite carnivals?
Now it’s time to link up any post from the last week that you’d like to promote! Just add the permalink of your post to the linky below, and then go visit the other links!! Tell you them you came from Real Life! If you’d like to spread the word, you can click the “RETWEET” button at the top!
Real Life is on Facebook now! If you link your blog post here, go a head and share it on our Facebook Fan Page as well!
I’ll be promoting your posts on Twitter today, and stumbling a few as well! I’ll be tweeting with the hashtag #yourblog and you can do the same!