Aloha Friday #27

April 11, 2008

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing heavy or too thought-provoking.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Today’s question/statement is:

Name one tip for becoming a better blogger.

Be yourself. It’s so much easier to blog when you’re true to who you are.

Aloha for stopping by Michelle in Mx, Kelly@SHE-POWER, Ellen, Bonggamom, Pamela, Heather, Christine, TheAngelForever, Jeannie, Grace, Jendi, Melissa, Diana/sunshine, Kila, Tiffany, Deb - Mom of 3 Girls, Rosie, Deborah, Rach (Heart of Rachel), Monika, Renee, Yoshi, Cathi, Charlotte (Charmed Life), and Krista

28 Comments on “Aloha Friday #27”

April 11, 2008
4:11 am

Krista said:

I think my tip would be: Know your audience.
I write for my family and I need to remember that. I think I’ve been getting to caught up in trying to be “popular”. That’s not what’s important here.

Krista’s last blog post..Book: Trouble the Water

April 11, 2008
5:25 am

Charlotte (Charmed Life) said:

if you can help it, keep it short! if you can’t keep it short … keep it organized! if you can’t keep it short and organized … it should be interesting!

Charlotte (Charmed Life)’s last blog post..The Movie Barn

April 11, 2008
5:25 am

Cathi said:

I think it takes time to blog.

Cathi’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

April 11, 2008
5:26 am

yoshi said:

My best tip I can say is simple: be yourself. Don’t try to be some online persona that you’re not. That’s my advice.

yoshi’s last blog post..Meeshalicious

April 11, 2008
5:40 am

Renee said:

my tip: you gotta comment to get comments.

Renee’s last blog post..and so it continues *where’s the eyeroll smiley?*

April 11, 2008
6:19 am

monika said:

visit other sites and provide inputs : comments, remarks, questions. Thank others for dropping by:)


monika’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

April 11, 2008
7:59 am

Rach (Heart of Rachel) said:

Blog about things and activities that interest you and enjoy meeting people who share the same interest.

Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Aloha Friday #24

April 11, 2008
8:18 am

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April 11, 2008
8:21 am

Deborah said:

Have fun!

Blogging should be fun!

Fun is contagious, too!

Deborah’s last blog post..Aloha Friday - Hamburger, Help Me!

April 11, 2008
8:41 am

Rosie said:

I would say take time to read other people’s blogs and leave comments so you are engaging with your audience and sharing in the blogging experience.

April 11, 2008
12:48 pm

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April 11, 2008
12:51 pm

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said:

Other than the tips already left (great ones!), I think I would say to try to break up long paragraphs of text either with photos or into smaller paragraphs (or smaller posts). It’s hard to read through a long block of text no matter how interesting or funny the post is.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls’s last blog post..Aloha Friday #27

April 11, 2008
1:03 pm

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April 11, 2008
1:34 pm

Tiffany said:

I would have to say to blog for yourself. I know you obviously want other people to read it also, but if you get caught up in blogging for everyone else, you will lose the reason you started blogging in the first place. So, blog about the things you enjoy and other people will read it.

By the way, thanks for putting my giveaway on An Island Review!

Tiffany’s last blog post..I have arrived!

April 11, 2008
1:45 pm

Kila said:

All good ideas above.

I enjoy reading other blogs for fresh ideas and perspectives.

Kila’s last blog post..Thursday…

April 11, 2008
2:21 pm

diana/sunshine said:

1. be yourself. and that means show your vulnerability.
2. visit other blogs and leave comments. you can’t expect to receive comments if you’re not willing to do it yourself.
3. be mindful of the way your blog looks. keep it clean and simple.

diana/sunshine’s last blog post..can you believe it!?

April 11, 2008
2:33 pm

Melissa said:

Your blog isn’t the most important thing in the world. Don’t lose focus or priorities because of it. Keep it as a fun thing!

April 11, 2008
2:43 pm

Jendi said:

I enjoyed reading through the previous tips. The first ones I thought of were already mentioned.

Don’t get caught up in the appearance of your blog more than the content. The look certainly enhances the blog; but it’s the content, not the colors, that brings readers back.

April 11, 2008
3:35 pm

Grace said:

I think that blogging everyday can make you a better blogger. Blogging requires dedication and time, making it a goal to blog everyday is a good start to know whether you can continue blogging or will fold up in a few weeks.

Grace’s last blog post..the hubby meme

April 11, 2008
5:08 pm

Jeannie said:

I love the ideas everyone sent….

Jeannie’s last blog post..The Biggest Loser…Roger Needs You!!!

April 11, 2008
5:41 pm

TheAngelForever said:

I think to be a better blogger you need to make sure what you do makes you happy. Too many people get swept up into it and forget that.

TheAngelForever’s last blog post..Nursery School Passover Seder

April 11, 2008
5:56 pm

Christine said:

These are all great tips. I couldn’t agree more.

Blog about what you find interesting, or what reflects what is going on in your world, and then visit other blogs. You’d be surprised at all the things you learn from other bloggers and have fun making some wonderful friends along the way.

Christine’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

April 11, 2008
6:36 pm

Heather said:

In addition to the great suggestions already given, be nice! You gain more friends with honey than with vinegar. As my momma always says, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!

Heather’s last blog post..Aloha Friday

April 11, 2008
8:13 pm

Pamela said:

Use Spell Check.
(and correct grammar.)

April 11, 2008
8:52 pm

bonggamom said:

This is my first Aloha Friday! My tip would be to participate in memes (like this one!) so you get to know people around the blogosphere and they get to know you.

bonggamom’s last blog post..Book Giveaway: Parenting, Inc.

April 12, 2008
2:16 am

Ellen said:

When someone gives you a comment, visit their site and return a comment.

Ellen’s last blog post..Post Catagories

April 14, 2008
2:10 am

Kelly@SHE-POWER said:

Hmm, I think my suggestions are all here, but I think the most important tip is BE YOURSELF. This is not a popularity contest.

Great idea for the meme, Kailani.

:) Kelly

Kelly@SHE-POWER’s last blog post..How I Lost 9kg and Still Ate Chocolate Cake (3)

April 16, 2008
3:30 am

Michelle in Mx said:

be specific, tell the story, don’t just generalize it

Michelle in Mx’s last blog post..Many interruptions

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