Monday, May 24, 2010

Helping the Little Guy

When I was a blossoming new blogger I was groping blindly in the dark trying to find my way. Trying to get my blog out there and build readership. It was slow going for me. I would visit other blogs and be dumbfounded as to how they were able to get and maintain such loyal readership. I had often wished that a big time blogger would have taken me under her wing and guided me.

Well I am by no means a big time blogger like Theta Mom or Blair, and I'm not even a pimple on Dooce's ass, but I do have loyal readership and I continue to grow both in my content and my stickiness. So I wanted to try something where I spotlight a blogger who is looking for a little exposure.

Now, I can't promise anything, but if you think this is a good idea or if you would be interested in being featured let me know. I'm thinking anyone with 100 followers or less should e-mail me and I'll try to feature one a week. If you're a big time blogger and you want to recommend a smaller blog to be featured you can e-mail me as well. If you think this idea is ridiculous and I'm not nearly qualified to be doing this, don't e-mail me, kthanks.

Side note, I don't think of blogs that are lower in followings as "little." In fact many lesser known blogs are amazing because they're all content. We were all there once, and I would honestly still consider myself a little blogger. So don't take offense.

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28 comments:

Mommy said...

HELP ME, I have been trying to figure this out :( I have 2 followers. & they are family.

nikole

www.depaul-mommy.blogspot.com

Jacqui said...

Let me know if anyone needs help and i will feature them too. i was so lost in the beggining and i had someone kinda of show me that way. since then i have been trying to help who ever needs it. i will help who ever and even try to creat a header background for them to help. just let me know who needs to help.

and PS sorry for the MIX up this morning for not posting it at 8am eastern time, i am such a dork at times, you were my first guest so it was a learning expericence.

Jacqui said...

i dont see the comment that i left earlier. HHHHMM well hope you got it,if you didnt.

let me know who you help and i will feature them too. i know how hard it is at first.

Lyr said...

This is so great of you. I would say feature me... just because I've never been featured by anyone and I just love to write and meet new people. but I have over 200 followers. I think that's enough. hehe!

Hey, I mean if you ever want to feature me I would love it. Have you ever read my "testimony?" I'm more of a deep writer....

Well, I hope that you can help someone out. Again, so great of you!

lady gray said...

yes! yes! i would LOVE some help. i just did a major blog revamp, and am blogging consistently. my 37 readers are amazing, but i'd love help finding some more. :)

i just emailed you, e...

Miss. Candy said...

You are such a doll to offer to help all of us with "low numbers" finding our way!! Well, I am always looking for new connections, so if you want a project.....HERE I AM!!!

Emily, Anthro Doula said...

Hi! I just clicked over from SITS!
I have been blogging for about 7 months and have about 30 followers. I am always amazed that some bloggers, like yourself, have such an amazing following and ad sponsors and everything! I'd love to be featured :) Check out my blog:

Anthro Doula Ambitions
http://anthrodoula.blogspot.com

I just started my first Giveaway in an attempt to gain some followers!

Enter to Win a Boppy!
Great nursing and infant support pillow for personal use or to give as a gift!
http://anthrodoula.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-first-giveaway.html

Cheers!

Julie Harrison said...

Hi Melissa!

Just wanted to drop in and say how honoured I am to be in such GREAT company with the 2010 Scholastic Parent Blogger Awards! So great to have been able to know your blog in this way. :)

Best wishes,
Julie

M said...

What a great idea, I would LOVe some help!!

lady gray said...

E! yaaaaaay! i'm so excited because i adore YOU! and, also, your blog rocks. :)

Michelle Faith said...

Great Idea, I'll be looking forward to your FB.

Theta Mom said...

What an awesome idea to feature other bloggers - it's all about support and we ALL start out the same way - new and just trying to navigate through the blogosphere, so to have the genuine loyal readership you are speaking of is what we all desire.

Kuods to you girl - you have an AWESOME blog and I'm honored you linked back.

xoxo

JrzyMeeba1 said...

This post makes me all squishy :) I've got a loyal readership but they're mainly family and GP girls.. not that there's anything wrong with that, but once the shock factor of all we had going on calmed down, so did my stats.

I'd love some tips on posting interesting content, getting more followers, developing loyalty, etc.

Count me in!

Desi said...

Such a great idea! I would totally be into something like this :)

Stefani said...

I'd love some help... I have a whopping 9 followers (who I love and cherish dearly) but I'd love more :) I'm not into giveaways and awards and I've always kind of thought that was hurting me... it's just not me.

And on a side note... only 11 more days of school left!!!!!!!!

Monster's Mommy said...

Oh Oh, me me! Monster too! :) :)
But seriously....look at all these fabulous blogs. How will you ever choose! ;) ::smooches::

Ryan, Christy, Landen, and Jackson said...

Oh I would LOVE some help! I have really started earnestly blogging since my son's birth, but I am at a total loss as to how to build my readership. I currently have 26 follower and am listed on Top Baby/ Top Mommy Blogs. I am going to revamp the blog as soon as summer starts, but any suggestions for what else to do? Thanks SO much! www.ryanchristyandlanden.blogspot.com

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I am totally jumping on this offer! I would love to be featured on your blog because, hello, you are amazing! I think it is great that you want to "give back" as you might put it!

Help me please :)

Kisha said...

What a great idea-you are too sweet!

JennloveAustin said...

I'd love to be featured!

I am at:
http://jennlovesaustin.blogspot.com/

I love to write! =) Contact me at:
jenncangelosi@gmail.com

Jacqui said...

let me know who needs help and i will join up with you in promoting any blog you feature.

Lindsey Brackett said...

I would love to be "featured" and get some more feedback on my new project--blogging about my life as a working mama of 3 princesses. I really want to be a writer someday and am hoping this helps me be more proactive about actually letting people read what I write rather than hiding it in a journal in my bedside table. Thanks!

Ciera said...

Ahhh I would love to be featured! I absolutley love blogging and have been blogging for some time but the followers I have a friends of mine! I need more readers!!!! Any help or advice you have for me is greatly appreciated!!!!

Thank you :)

www.mycoasahm.blogspot.com

Dani G said...

I'm poking around a bit to check you out. Thanks for stopping by my little blog earlier today and for saying such nice things. Y'all come on back now, ya hear?!

cheers!

www.imjustthatway.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

I would love to be featured!

Julie said...

i am new at this :) would love a little exposure!

Ginger said...

oh wow, I'd love that. Man, even somewhere NEAR 100 followers would be awesome. I have a small readership, and while I blog for ME, I really love the community aspect of blogging and would love hear what others have to say about my postings. :)

Jenn said...

It's so nice of you to run this project! I'd love your help. I'm trying to get my blog off the ground, but between work, motherhood, and the fact that infant ear infections never seem to cease, well, time is not really on my side. lol ... any help would be appreciated!

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