Friday, April 1, 2011

Friend Friday: Rules of Engagement


Rules of engagement 


  It's Friday yesss! and this is not an April Fools prank I am actually  participating in a  Friend Friday post. It's been a minute I know, but this weeks questions were to good to past up. Let me refresh you on Friend Friday it was started by my girl Katy over at Modly Chic it's a way for fellow bloggers to connect by answering 5 questions each Friday and sharing their answers on their blogs now that you're all caught up on the flow of Friend Friday check out my answers.

1. Guest posts are a good way to gain new exposure. What do you think
is the appropriate way to go about securing a guest spot?

If you are going to do that type of post I think it's great if you already have a relationship with the host of the blog and you've communicated well in advance so there is a relationship established which always makes things easier.

2. Leaving comments is essential to growing your blog. But how can you
leave a comment without coming across as ‘Follow Me. Follow Me!’?

Simple don't ask, I believe if a person is going to follow my blog they are following it because they like the content of it not because I asked them to. Yes, we always want comments in our blogs I mean that's why we put in the countless hours that we do because we want others to enjoy and appreciate it but asking for followers on any platform Fb, Twitter, Google follow for me is a NO ! I follow because I want to and I want others to do the same, no pressure.

3. We’ve all gotten a mass email at one time or another asking for
blog exposure, a link exchange, etc… But the mass emails don’t work.
How do you make your email stand out from the crowd?

I guess I don't, I simply send it, is this something I should be working on?

4. In interacting with other bloggers where do you draw the line
between seeking support and begging for exposure?

This is such a good question as I still consider myself quite new to blogging, only 2 yrs in thus far. I can remember being very new to blogging when I came across a blog I really liked, I left a few comments and from what I gathered I guess maybe one too many, I just really liked the content, I never asked the blogger for anything, I followed on Twitter only and it was like I was a stalker I just got what I call the bloggers draft I guess this blogger thought I was a stalker, I don't see how but I could just sense I was not the audience she was trying to attract, c'mon now bloggers you can sense when you are not wanted, at least I can so this made me a little leery when it comes to asking fellow bloggers questions. I know everyone is not like that but it made me cautious.

5. What’s one rule of engagement error you made and how have you
remedied that?

Following people in hopes they will follow me, I learned this early on I follow the blogs that I like, that I can relate too and  inspire me and now I don't look for anything in return if they follow.they follow. One lesson I've learned what's for me is for me , nuff said!


If you would like to participate in Friend Friday go on over to Modly Chic Katy will give you all the details.

                                                          Have a great weekend, see ya back here Monday!




What a great post Natashia. I am eager to see the responses because I too am struggling the the blogger rules of engagement. I marvel at those bloggers that have over 11,000 followers...WOW & HOW!! lol

Fabienne Jach said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Here's my thought on your mass email question. If you send a mass email, make it as personal as possible. If it reads like "junk" mail, no one will want to respond or take action. If it feels like it's intended to each individual in a group, people are more inclined to read and act on it.

We're all learning as we go along!
:) f
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