02 May, 2014

A number, a question & a handy tip!

First I wanted to show you a number, a big number, a number that I am very proud of!
Yep, that number is just over One Hundred & Sixty Thousand!  Wait, I hear you ask... what is that number for? Well, look below.......
Yep, that is over 160 thousand pageviews on my little blog!!  Totally fab huh!  I'm totally impressed with you all, thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting!

BUT wait... do you have a blog too?  Have you noticed the decline in the comments? Do you read other blogs as well (I do) and when was the last time you commented on them..... I'm totally guilty of just reading the blogs in my blog reader then quickly bouncing onto something else without stopping by to leave a comment.
So I decided to slap myself on the wrists & make time each day to comment on other blogs. So I have dedicated my morning tea time to blog reading & commenting. I also took a good look at my blog reader & found a way to make jumping straight into the blog.  I use Feedly to read blogs, (what reader do you use?) and the piccie below shows one of the blogs I read, Smashed Peas And Carrots, not only have I sorted 'my' blogs into categories such as Foodies, Yarnies, Essentials etc, I can now click the new blog post/article headline & it will take me directly to that blog to read that post/article - rather than opening it in the Feedly reader, reading it then clicking on it to take me to the blog to comment ....a long & tedious & often neglected way of doing things.  (..does any of this make sense?!!)
Anyway, in Feedly to set up the blogs to open directly into their own blog (rather than reading the post/article in Feedly), click on the blog title to access that feed, then see that arrow 1 (in the piccie above), click that circle then at the #2 arrow, click 'Open in Website Directly' ... now whenever you see a blog post/article you want to read it will always take you directly to the blog!  Phew, why didn't I discover this months & months ago!! 

Do you have any other tips for the reader that you use??