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yay I see you found it! Im using one of blogspot's stock images, but it is so pretty! 

 

I've been thinking about making my own favicon, but I cant think of what it would be. They are so teeny, but Im a nerd with photoshop sometimes.

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I definitely felt this way for a while- I still do sometimes.  One day I woke up and knew something had happened because I had 2 posts of mine gain a ton of attention and 50-100 something new subscribers.  I finally figured out that two of my posts were featured on the makeup tag featured page on tumblr.  I was giddy like a school girl.  I finally felt like I made a break, you know?  Then to top if off, I was on the top contributors list for a bit less than a week.  So I gained a good bit more of a following, and it has continued since.  I have a had a couple more posts feautured, and I feel like I have made that first crack in the ice to get across the pond.  (That made NO sense but it sounded nice.  LOL) 
That's awesome! I totally think that having the right "connections" or being featured helps tremendously. Doing exciting collaborations with other bloggers can also help because you can link each others blogs and hopefully pull subscribers from each others blogs! :)

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i struggle with the issue of quality vs. quantity. i don't have a lot of time during the week to post so i've limited myself to longer, what i feel are more comprehensive posts on the weekends. not sure if i should post more, shorter posts instead.

 

thoughts on that from anyone?

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Originally Posted by Jess Bailey View Post

 

i struggle with the issue of quality vs. quantity. i don't have a lot of time during the week to post so i've limited myself to longer, what i feel are more comprehensive posts on the weekends. not sure if i should post more, shorter posts instead.

 

thoughts on that from anyone?

 

I pretty much do the same thing. I work almost constantly during the week. Weekends are the only time for me to take good photos or to write blogs. As a blog reader, I'd much rather read a well thought out post then a bunch of quick posts or reposts of press releases about new collections, etc. 

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I feel ya girls! I've been blogging for the last 2 years but I'm definitely more consistent about it now. I think consistency is pretty important for returning visitors. Do you have any tips on how to get people to comment?  I'd really love to interact with people through my blog but am having the hardest time getting comments.

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Originally Posted by abeautyfullday View Post

 

I feel ya girls! I've been blogging for the last 2 years but I'm definitely more consistent about it now. I think consistency is pretty important for returning visitors. Do you have any tips on how to get people to comment?  I'd really love to interact with people through my blog but am having the hardest time getting comments.

Me too!  I have only been blogging since March but I don't get many comments.  I see people are reading but not commenting.  

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Originally Posted by abeautyfullday View Post

 

I feel ya girls! I've been blogging for the last 2 years but I'm definitely more consistent about it now. I think consistency is pretty important for returning visitors. Do you have any tips on how to get people to comment?  I'd really love to interact with people through my blog but am having the hardest time getting comments.

 

Ask a question at the end of your post to encourage a discussion. Also, interacting with others on other blogs can build a nice rapport with people who will, in turn, interact with you on your blog.

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Originally Posted by lolaB View Post

 

 

Ask a question at the end of your post to encourage a discussion. Also, interacting with others on other blogs can build a nice rapport with people who will, in turn, interact with you on your blog.

Definitely ask a question! Turn off CAPTCHA for comments. Reply back to any comments you do get. 

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OMG, I couldn't agree more with turning of captcha! There are other ways to prevent spam that don't involve the reader having to jump through an extra hoop. If I try to post a comment and that comes up, I usually just move onto the next blog. If you want people to comment, you should make it as simple as possible for them to do so.

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