I’ve been working through this WordPress 101 course which is meant to help improve your online presence – boost your blogging super powers.
One recent homework assignments was to “follow five new tags in the Reader and five new blogs.” As I am wont to do, I didn’t follow the instructions as written. As a OG blogger, having been slogging away at this for almost nine years, I wanted more to reconnect with online friends that I’ve been shamefully neglecting.
Instead of looking for new sites, I returned to some of my old haunts.
Funny thing… if you are bummed that your visitor numbers-slash-comments have fallen off, it may be because you have stopped visiting and commenting. Give = Get. To have friends, you have to be a friend. It’s the law of the online jungle.
Another funny thing… when you do finally make an appearance, actually engage again, they are happy to see you, and tell you so. It’s a nice feeling to have been missed.
I’m not sure why I stopped perusing my Reader as much as I once did. I had forgotten how fun it was to spend an hour or so every morning just reading. I did not, however; forget how talented my writer friends are. You people are amazing!
I’ve gone through my Reader updating lists and adding new sites. Be forewarned… I’m back.