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Help! Save me from new blogger obscurity!

(29 Posts)
Zoela1 Sun 02-Dec-12 22:23:20

Is it usual to feel like an idiot blogging to one woman and her dog when you first start? When I hit the 'Publish' button I'm sure I can hear tumbleweed drifting through the room!

I'm up to three posts now, but how on earth do you build up followers or know if anyone is interested? I've joined twitter etc, and hope to join mumsnet bloggers network when i've posted a few more entries but...?

Thanks in advance for any advice/feedback you can give.
(Hmmm is it ok to post my blogs url here?) forthegirlblog.blogspot.co.uk

suzannemumofthree Wed 12-Dec-12 22:29:04

As everyone else has said, it will come. I emailed my link out to friends and family but kind of wish I hadn't now! It will be a slow climb but enjoy the ride smile 7 months in and I still wonder how on earth you get up to those big blogging stats - but then I'm competitive, impatient and don't do anything half-heartedly! Now following your blog smile I blog at 3childrenandit.blogspot.co.uk and after all 7 months finally achieved mumsnet's blog of the day yesterday!!

Zoela1 Thu 13-Dec-12 21:54:37

Thank you, Suzanne. Good advice! Great blog, and congratulations on blog of the day! I've got a feverish toddler at the moment so will have a proper read when calm is restored!

Zoela1 Sun 16-Dec-12 22:26:44

How often do you all post, by the way? Seem to be quite prolific. I think twice a month is all I can do at the moment - any thoughts on whether or not that's enough to keep readers interested in coming back etc?
PS Posted another festive one - cynically milking Christmas for material!
PPS what is it about blogging that turns one into a mini demagogue, crazily seeking followers?

Zoela1 Mon 17-Dec-12 15:15:31

...actually, I'm off to start a thread about that. Gotta get to the bottom of it...

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