BOOM! “Wow! Whats that?” I hear you cry. A humongous rocket shooting into the sky? A super sparkly glittery whizzy screaming firework? Oh no no no – that’s the sound of my new blogger highlights of the week landing in the Britmums Blog just for you! A small selection of the posts that I have particularly enjoyed from the past week, and if you could only see the huge jam and cream scone I have placed in front of me you’d know that I am a lady of impeccable taste! So come along for the ride as I share with you my…
Highlights of the week
This week I have a glittery flowery baby and she’s tremendous hit the blogging ‘wall’ and struggled to find what to write about – something I’m sure we have all had happen at some point, why not visit her blog this week and say hello, there’s nothing quite like a few new faces visiting your blog to get the inspiration flowing!
On the subject of finding things to write about, last week saw the start of NaBloPoMo – National Blog Posting Month. Postcards from Pramstead has embraced NaBloPoMo and given us her ‘Friday Feeling’ *disclaimer: contains an almond croissant – yum!*
Two bloggers who have been ‘blogging their socks off’ for NaBloPoMo include Caught Writing who wonders, rather appropriately, if the computer is mightier than the pen and Mummy Barrow who wonders if one should wash ones hair on the morning of a hairdressers appointment. One blogger who is on my wavelength this week is Managing the Mayhem – any excuse to eat crap on a Friday!
All things birth-related now as this week saw Yellow Days debate whether women should have the right to demand a c-section, poor A baby on board has had an unexpected medical minibreak and Mayfair Mum has given some tips for packing a maternity bag pre-birth.
The weeks tips
A quick word this week on entering the Blogosphere through social networking. Most bloggers choose to use Twitter as a way to connect with other their readers and other bloggers. Starting out on Twitter can be a scary affair, it takes a few days to master the ‘basics’ and find your feet. So for the newer bloggers who are just starting out on Twitter let’s talk about making friends!
When you visit other peoples blogs look out for a ‘follow me on Twitter’ section, most bloggers have one lurking in their sidebars or footers. It’s a really nice thought to ‘tweet’ someone whose post you have just read and enjoyed to let them know. Don’t feel daunted by sending a tweet to someone you haven’t spoken to previously, chances are they’ll be chuffed that you took the time to find them and say hello.
There are occasions where you may be on Twitter and spot a group of other bloggers tweeting away together, if you feel that you like what they are talking about join in to add your thoughts. People naturally form smaller ‘circles’ of friends with people they have met along the journey of their blog, please try not to see these ‘circles’ of bloggers as cliques or unapproachable – try joining in and you’ll find they are a welcoming bunch!
Don’t feel to nervous about approaching any of the well known and super-experienced bloggers on Twitter. I recall the first time that I tweeted Karin from @CafeBebe on Twitter. I felt sure that she wouldn’t possibly have time to help me but she she found time. (Between you and me I still get a little starstruck when I speak to her!)
Finally be a little bit cheeky! If you have written a post that you are particularly proud of then share it on Twitter – you can find @Britmums on Twitter and myself too – I tweet @MammasaurusBlog. We are always on the lookout for posts to read and share with others so make sure you find us to let us know where we can read you!
Until next week my blogging buddies – tally ho!