How Non-Bloggers Can Support Their Family Member Bloggers

For the most part, I’ve kept my blogging world completely separate from my real-life world. I always had my blogging universe and then, separately, I had real-life. The two didn’t mix and that was just how it was; but that all changed when I suddenly got serious about the ‘hobby’ turned profession.

My blog started to come up in day-to-day conversations. Blog friends met real-life friends. Family started following my blog. My real life friends started asking about WordPress coding. My worlds were colliding. It freaked me out. Then one day a non-blogging friend said,

“I so don’t understand blogging but if there’s ever anything I can do to help you out…”

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Daily Blog Post Themes

Daily Blog Post Themes

Sometimes my writing stalls. Ok, who am I kidding, I stall out all the time. Especially since moving almost all my recipes to Dimpled Kitchen, which cut a lot of out of what I was planning on writing here. I am slowly getting back into the personal side of blogging, and sharing (safely) parts of our lives, hoping to help others going through or about to go through some of the same things.

The ideas below are here to help break through writers block, and maybe make it easier to link up to Blog Hops to gain more exposure and interact with other bloggers.

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Linkups; What are They?

What's a Blog Hop? Blogging 101 {By an Amateur}

A link party is when a blog that usually has a good amount of traffic hosts an event in which other bloggers are invited to post a link to a blog post they would like featured. The typical Blog Hop (aka Link Party, Linky Party, Link up Party, Blog Link Party, Blog Carnival) is fun a way to discover and follow blogs, as well as promote your own. On a regular basis the host poses a topic, active blogging members discuss it, and then link to their posts.
Some hosts will offer an email reminder list (automatically, or as an opt-in feature) so that you will reminded each week, and know when the party goes live (aka, when the post is published). A great way to get your best blog posts in front of new readers is to participate in link parties.

I am not an expert. But I have been around the blogging scene for some time now. And I’d like to share some of my mistakes and lessons learned for the new bloggers. (Although I think some of you are way past me already, I still need content for my own site, and possibly this post will help somebody, haha.)

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Blogging 101 {By an Amateur}

Blogging 101 {By an Amateur} www.emmmmerz.com

I am not an expert. But I have been around the blogging scene for some time now. And I’d like to share some of my mistakes and lessons learned for the new bloggers. (Although I think some of you are way past me already, I still need content for my own site, and possibly this post will help somebody, haha.)

Blogging is here to stay, and I think most folks can have a good blog about whatever, as long as they’re passionate about the topic, knowledgeable and can spell. Plus, it’s very easy to get a website up and running in a matter of a few hours. Which is both great, and not so great. Sometimes setting up is the best part, and you get so carried away with it that you forget the actual first step…

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Hello GlowHost!

Again, I’ve had to change hosts. Not sure how some hosting companies think that it’s ok to charge up the patootie if you actually renew with them…
Nope, not paying twice as much for half as much product, and there not being any customer service in the mix.
Nope. Nada. Not happening.

Anyways, we have just snuggled into our new hosting contract with GlowHost, and have been actually contacted by a REAL person that speaks English as a first language! I was so happy to speak with someone I could actually understand, and not just a ticket service. (hint hint competitors!)

I get a bonus if you sign up using my referral link, so check them out if you are looking, I used a promo code (SWIFT50) that gave me half off their pricing, so got a year free!

Bloglovin’

BlogLovin' Explained | www.emmmmerz.com

Bloglovin launched in November 2007 with the purpose of helping anyone to read all their favorite blogs in one place.

I’m uncertain what method that you read all your other favorite blogs; it might be via an e-mail subscription, it could be via Facebook, or perhaps browsing every day (What if your list gets too long?!). But if you follow along with Google Reader – things are a changin’. (And if you’ve never used a blog reader, then you’re going to love this!) Bloglovin’ is an easy-to-use RSS reader or all your daily updates, so long as they have a Feed. It is a tool which allows you to check out sites (mine included), post and share if you have a blog as well. It really is a great tool to improve the chances of a blog being noticed and followed and you can find new and interesting people to follow and keep up with. It even can result in making new friends and collaborations. They make it so easy to manage the blogs you love in your browser, or on your mobile device.

Once registered, you’re greeted with a clean and simple UI, a ‘blogs’ link and a search field to get started on adding sites. You can begin browsing sites via the categorized databases or you can search and type “Military Spouse” or “Parenting” for example. Click on the site name to visit a profile with recent content, basics on the site, subscriber count, category and related sites. If you are prepared to subscribe, just click “follow” and you’re done.

As a blogger, this is an amazing opportunity to meet other bloggers in your niche, and stalk them prior to meeting them. Comments make the blogworld go around, and Bogloviin makes that easy and fast. So what are you waiting for?

You can follow Emmmmerz on Bloglovin!
Just click to follow us with Bloglovin!

What I won’t be blogging…

The internet can be a super scary place so there are a few things that you will not be seeing on this blog; especially since we are a military family and personal security is very important!

Persec: A military acronym. Short for PERsonal SECurity. Used in conjuction with Operational Security (OPSEC) to protect the flow of information to undesirable or non-essential parties. Often personal information about a person/soldier/civilian that, if leaked or passed on to the wrong party, could result in either harm, defamation, or potentially even death to said person.

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