Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Four Years of Blogging

Yes, it's my Blogiversary today.  Hard to believe I'm four years into it.  You, my readers, sure know how to keep a blogger going.  Over 30,000 comments.  Around 750,000 page views.  Thank you.


How about a few blogging tips?  Nothing complicated.  Just a few things that I've found helpful.

1.  If you want to increase traffic to your blog, join Pinterest.  I resisted for a very long time.  But it turns out to be a great way to bring people to your blog when you post recipes or crafts.  I wish I'd joined sooner.  And no, I don't spend a lot of time over there!

2.  If you want to increase your followers, do giveaways, and have an entry just for your blog followers.

3.  For a laugh, go check your stats sometimes.  One of today's google hits that brought a reader to my site?  "LOVE MY CHICKEN LEGS". 

4.  After four years, I still feel like I have so much to learn.  I would love to increase my Facebook following.  If any of you have tips for doing this, let me know. 

5.  The most rewarding part of blogging is helping others.  I love the community of support and kindness between bloggers, and it's what keeps me going through the months.  Thank you, readers! 

41 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I don't remember how I found your blog but it is one that I look at every day and I think you are the closest blogger to my location so we usually have the same weather and sometimes power outages. Happy blogging!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I totally agree with your tips! I am so thankful you started this blog.

Barbara said...

Happy Blogiversary! :)

I had to gigle at #3, I did this once and it was too funny!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Happy day! It takes a lot of time as well to build a good following for a blog. You've done GREAT!

Out on the prairie said...

It is lots of fun,i always look forward to new posts

Robyn G said...

Happy 4 Year Blogiversary, Lisa!

Willow said...

Congrats on year 4 Lisa ~ I very much enjoy it here !

Laura Lee said...

Congratulations!! 4 years of blogging is ALOT of writing :)

linda eller said...

I love blogging and did so at yahoo 360, then moved to Multiply, and when that one closed came to Blogger and really enjoy it the most. I don't keep a large number of followers. I like knowing each one on a more personal level and if I have hundreds I don't feel I can keep up. I also have a small # of friends on Facebook for the same reason. Hope you can find how to add more on yours.

Jessica Forrestt said...

How exciting! I just started blogging a year ago, thanks for the tips!

alissa apel said...

Happy 4 years! I totally agree about Pinterest and giveaways.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm 3 1/2 yrs into blogging. i don't face, tweet or pin. just blog. but this community is a wonderful one we live in. sweet, sweet, sharing and supportive souls. :)

Jaime said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Haha, I had to laugh about the STATS. I am always cracking up over what brings people to my blog and apparently, it's Fabio's Body. Hahahahahaha


www.jaimelovesstuff.com

Lynn said...

Happy blogiversary ;-) and I'm so glad that you continue to blog!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Happy Blogiversary!! I'm so glad I found your blog, Lisa. I always enjoy my visits, and I have enjoyed getting to know you better. Good tips. I just can't seem to get the hang of Pinterest. I'm not sure I have much to offer there, though I have found some cool craft ideas.

Andrea B. said...

CONGRATS, my friend!!! :)

Mary said...

Great tips Lisa! Thanks. :). Wow, four years. That's a long time. I love having kind blog friends too.

Lady Lilith said...

I am very new to blogging, about two months, so thank you for your tips. I feel like I learn something new everyday.
It is a big accomplishment to be blogging for so many years. You are a great inspiration.

A Quiet Corner said...

Happy blog anniversary, Baby Girl and thanks for passing on your secrets!...:)JP

camp and cottage living said...

Thank you for the tips, Lisa!
I started for fun, but would like to get more serious with my blog now.

Sandra Morris said...

Congratulations on your 4 years!!

SweetMarie said...

Congrats to you! :) I only blog, no FB, twitter or whatever else there is. :) You do have me curious about pinterest. :)

Ginny said...

These are some really good tips that I never thought of! Yes,I have been a member of Pinterest for awhile, but I never thought of posting something from my blog. I love your cutie pie emerald frog!

Michaela said...

I'm somewhat against the giveaways for getting followers purposes, I always get the feeling they push the follow button just to get a chance to win, not for the actual content of the blog. Well, I have never hosted GAs, so I should give it a try.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Blogiversary! You have such a great following, you should be very proud of yourself.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Happy anniversary! It is funny sometimes what searches bring people to my blog. Always good for a laugh :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

Congratulations on the 4 great years. I always enjoy stopping by and reading about your boys.

Harry Flashman said...

You have a pleasant, interesting blog. You're a good writer, and always positive. I hope you have many more years of writing ahead of you.

LONDONLULU said...

Congratulations Lisa! Four years is major! May you enjoy many more to come:)

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats to you! I'm thrilled that I found you. :)
The stats crack me up. For a long time, was getting a lot of readers searching for "Agri-Porn"
There are some weird people out there. :)

Michelle said...

Pinterest is such a great way of sharing ideas. I love it. Congrats on 4 years of blogging!

Rob-bear said...

Well done, Lisa! Four years and moving right along. Hope yo have another four, and then some. You've got such wonderful ideas.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Chatty Crone said...

You have only been blogging for four years? Wow - I thought you were here a lot longer. You have done well my friend. Good job. Happy Anniversary.

sandie

Beth Edwards said...

Congrats to you!! here's to many more for you. ( :

mail4rosey said...

Awesome to see the tips, and nice of you to share them. Happy Bloggiversary!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Blogversary!
love
tweedles

Angela said...

Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary! I love reading your blog and consider you a friend even though we have never met!

endah murniyati said...

Congratulation. You share me a lot of thing. Thank you. Happy blogging !

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Congrats on 4 years! I love reading your blog, even though I don't always get a chance to post a comment.

Looking forward to many more years of one of my very favorite blogs!

Summers Acres said...

Wow, 4 years! That is great! Congrats.

LUCIENE RROQUES said...

Um excelente final de ano para você.
Um grande abraço!