- IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO SHARE – We were taught to share our toys, and our books, and our friends. If we didn’t, we heard about it. Now on a blog we are also taught to share posts we have enjoyed reading. Those SHARE buttons are down there for a reason. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. Google. There’s some sort of social media out there for everyone.
- DON’T AIR YOUR DIRTY LAUNDRY – Bambi’s mother had the right approach. “If you can’t say something nice – don’t say nothin’ at all.” (Although I do vent quite often on here, I do try to be vague about it.) It could come back to bite me.
- BOOKS ARE OUR FRIENDS – “Take care of your books because books are our friends.” I must have heard that a trillion times in my childhood. Mother always insisted we take good care of our books for others to read. (Of course I know we went rampant with the crayons now and then on those blank pages before the story started. Isn’t that what the blank pages were for?) Promote your book on your site first and foremost! Buy them. Read them. Review them. Share them. By all means take care of and love your friends.
- INTERACT WITH OTHERS – Interaction with people makes you better prepared for life. There will never be just you so learn to make friends and keep them close. Post a comment on a fellow blog and follow that blog. You will soon see a rise in your stats. It never fails. I’ve made some good friends through commenting. Sometimes you just seem to connect.
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I’ve had this gnawing thought in the back of my mind for a few weeks now. Sadly, even though it has slowed down quite a bit, Reblog Wednesday is still up there on a tab on my site. Right up above you in the header if you are reading this in its full form on your computer. The mobile view doesn’t show it – not on my phone anyway. You can also find it by clicking on the highlighted link in this paragraph.
It’s partly my fault, I’m sure. Yes, I’ve posted your reblogs when I’ve gotten notice and sometimes I’ve had to dig for those notices, but they are there. I feel most of my rebloggers have gotten as busy as I have. I haven’t lost interest – I’ve lost time. I haven’t had much time to post many originals of my own and with that comes not much time to read your original posts either. You all know you have to read to be able to reblog, don’t you? And most importantly you must read to be able to write!
My partial solution to this little problem is to reblog some of my personal favorites of my own essays that have drawn the most interest. I’ll be taking them out of the attic and dusting off the cobwebs. This should add a bit of time to my writing calendar so I won’t feel guilty about not working on my book(s).
Why don’t you do the same? Reblog some of your older posts and link back to me. I’ll put them up on your reblog page. Hey…a reblog is a reblog!