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Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Not Going to Blissdom?
As I put this post together yesterday, I wondered if I'd be the only one left to raise my hand.
If you've been cruising around Blogland this week, you've probably noticed that many bloggers are traveling to Nashville for Blissdom, a conference to learn about blogging and meet other bloggers within your niche.
If you're like me and are staying home this year, whether it's due to lack of finances, lack of time, or even maybe a lack of interest, it's still easy to get caught up in the "woe is me" complex. You might be questioning your validity as a writer, a crafter, a baker, a decorator, a member of the blogging community. You might be feeling like maybe you're not good enough to hang out with those fabulous girls in Nashville anyways.
I know I did.
Why do we blog?
One of the reasons I blog is because I like to interact with readers and other bloggers. I enjoy finding out more about how other people live. I bet you do too.
There's no reason you can't also get to know some cool people this week.
What's one of the easiest ways to find a new blogging friend or two and maybe even a new Follower?
I'm talking about something deeper than linking your latest post up to a linky party and then leaving and linking up to 5 more.
I'm talking about something deeper than a comment that's limited to "that's cute" or "nice post."
You can do better than that.
Today, I'd like to invite you to stick around for a minute or two.
Leave me a comment: tell me your name, what part of the world you live in, what you think the blogging community could improve at, and what you love about the blogging community. Or whatever.
THEN, click on the person above and the person below you in the comments section and leave them a thoughtful "hello" on their blog. Take a moment to read what they have to say, introduce yourself, interact with them.
This is your chance to find your own little blogging Bliss today, right at home.
Will you take it?
*Come back tomorrow for a super neat Giveaway from ME! I've never done one quite like this, so I hope you'll stop by.*