Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Armchair BEA Day 2: Developing Blog Presence 29.5.13

Paths to Becoming a Better Blogger--Discussing Development

Today's topic at Armchair BEA, to foster "blogger development"--and clearly, that              development can go in a variety of directions! Today, we're inviting you to talk about       your approach. Have you branched out into your community? Do you partner with other     bloggers? Have you gone "pro" or tried generating some income through your blog? If you're a long-term blogger, how has your online personality developed over the years?                

Tell us about things you've done to expand your blogging horizons, and the things you'd     like to do but haven't managed (or figured out) yet. Come back HERE to link up your post, and then go see what other participants have to say. Let's foster our development as        bloggers and learn from each other!                                                                              

I've branched out in the blogging community in several ways.  I like to participate in support if an  author has a promo for their new book.  I'll interact with their book launch events by tweeting it, posting the updates or reposting their own event post including the links.  It serves to widen their influence to readers they possibly wouldn't reach on their own.  If I've read and posted a good review of one of their books, I will often get a new release to read and review as well.  Pretty much another partnership has been formed each time this occurs.
                                                                             Margaret Feinberg's 'Wonderstruck' book launch is
                                                                             one example.

Ken Wytsma's 'Pursuing Justice' is another.

I am in process of affiliation with a few businesses I particularly value and consider worth offering their product to my readers.  I wouldn't be interested in random ads for income as , to me, it just cheapens my intended influence and acts as a distraction from the purpose of Infuse as a blog.

That too aligns with my blog personality development.  Knowing what works with my personality.  What reflects me as a blogger.  I'm a resource for readers. I like to provide connections and information.  So I need to stay true and atuned to my internal call and focus for Infuse: InSpirit.

Definitely working on affiliation is a blogging expansion I want to do but haven't managed to accomplish yet and there are details I haven't figured out [though I am sincerely working on!].  I also want to import the remainder of the original posterous posts for the past 3 years onto this site and restore it to its full impact and online presence.  Time is  essential for completing that task.

And you?  What development have you experienced or pursued as a blogger?



  1. Nice post. Affiliation is an important step in a blog.
    AH@Badass Book Reviews

  2. Branching out and partnering with authors has always been a highlight of my blogging. I'm glad you are enjoying that aspect of book blogging too.

    You can see how my blog has developed into new endeavors here

  3. Affiliation can be a tricky thing to get going. I agree that random ads feel like they cheapen the blog's purpose sometimes, but I understand blogger's needs to raise funds. Tattooed Books


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