My blogging goal for 2014, in one word: CONNECT. I'd like to connect better with my audience.
This may seem like a shameless plug for more followers but more than anything, it's an attempt to get to know you--to connect:
Some people follow along through Bloglovin', Twitter, and Google Friend Connect. Those are good options for receiving updates to this blog as they are published. But the Facebook page and my Instagram have really connected me with some of my readers on a more personal level. I post more frequently to these two sites and I get to see the faces, pictures, interests/hobbies of my fellow bloggers and friends. Hmmm....I totally won't be offended if this blog is the most of ME you need in your life! :) But, fo reals, I want to know Y-O-U! *Did I just type 'fo reals'? Now you understand how much I want to connect with my peeps. My peeps? It's getting late...I need to quit this. Moving on...
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Before I wrap-up, I have a few questions and I'd appreciate your feedback. Seriously.
1. Fellow bloggers, do you get many spam comments. Recently, I've started getting one or two a day. Tips? I know about word verification. Been there, done that, and I'm not a fan. It seems to discourage comments and, for me, that's one of the fun things about blogging--connecting, sharing, encouraging, etc. I've noticed that some bloggers have made the switch to Disqus but I just don't know enough about it. Any feedback?
2. I'm wanting a new, yet affordable look. I've spent a whopping 30 bucks on this blog in the 5.5 years it's been in existence. I don't want to spend a lot, but I'd like a new look. For the first 4.5 years, I did all of my make-overs myself and I wasn't awful, but time and html codes have gotten the best of me! I just want something simple, clean, and easy to load. Suggestions?
I love my little blog community. I've made some great "friends" over the past five years. I look forward to connecting with more and more folks!