Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Incoherent as I Want to Be

Have you ever read any tips on how to increase blog traffic? Perhaps the most oft-cited rule is to update your blog frequently to build your audience and to increase the number of chances for your blog's content to be noticed by search engines. Following close behind that is to respond to comments promptly.

Yeah, I'm kind of a sucky blogger these days. Sorry about that. And now, despite saying that, I have to log off because it appears that even though I was already late for work today, I left my child's homework in the car, and if she doesn't hand it in every day she won't get a sticker and because it is my fault (I jammed it under my tote bag and lunch box and jacket and all the other crap in the front seat because she had too many other things to carry), I will never hear the end of it. So I must leave work (for which - did I mention? - I was already late) and drive back to school so my child does not lose faith in me forever and evermore, Amen.

How's your day going?

P.S. Haven't been able to do anything about the house offer because my work friend's daughter went into labor off and on for 5 days and finally, finally had the baby Monday, a week past her due date. Hence and therefore, my work friend hasn't been at work.


Mango Mama said...

I, too, wonder about increasing traffic to my blog. Thanks for the tips, and I'll be checking back in to see what other folks offer.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

MM: I hope you are better than I am at actually utilizing these tips! Between work and home stuff, I have really let my blogs slide...

Los Angelista said...

Let me join you in wondering about increasing traffic to my blog... and goodness, you have a LOT on your plate so don't worry, we know you'll get back to us when you can!

jillybean said...

Thanks for the reminder to post frequently. Sometimes I don't post for awhile because I don't think I have much to say or life is rolling along quickly. I don't think that people miss my posts, however, I miss when my favorite bloggers (like you) don't post regularly. I'm going to try to post more often.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

LA: In the past, I've been more concerned with bringing more people to the blog (back in the day when I actually had time to write it!). So I have done some prior research about building an audience, and knowing what I should be doing makes me feel guilty when I don't blog or at least respond to comments. Trying to be more on top of it!

Jillybean: love the name! And I'm blushing that you called me one of your favorite bloggers. Aw, gosh...but you know, I find that when I blog more often, I come up with more things to say. I get in the habit of observing things in the day-to-day and start composing blog posts in my head. When that is happening, I've even been known to post more than once a day! (I know, can you believe it??) So just keep that in mind - it actualy gets easier the more you do it.

bridget in oregon said...

I'm glad you blog, Lisa. I enjoy your commentary and your writing style. Perhaps some day when my life gets more together I'll blog too. *wink*

And you know, I can't even remember how I found Mama Blah Blah but I'm really glad I did.

PS Be good to yourself, girlfriend, and don't worry about blog traffic. You're gonna have a baby and you've got another babe running around! Hope you are feeling good.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Thanks, Bridget. Some days I feel like I don't know if I'm coming or going. I guess I get to it when I get to it!

aoc gold said...

Pippa's Song

The year's at the spring,

And day's at the morn;

Morning's at seven;

The hillside's dew-pearled;

the lark's on the wing;

The snail's on the thorn;

God's in his heaven

All's right with the world!

~~~by runescape money