Friday, July 27, 2007

Memed Again

Annie at Reading is My Superpower tagged me for the Blogging Tips Meme. This is only the second time I've been tagged for a meme and I feel like the girl in Junior High School who finally got an invitation to the cool kid's party.

I like the idea of memes, but I don't like having to tag other people. It's like a chain letter. I don't pass chain letters of any kind to my friends, especially not ones that contain threats. Demons haven't flown out of my anus yet.

: When this meme is passed on to you, copy the whole thing, skim the list and put a * star beside the tips you especially like.

Add the next number (1. 2. 3. 4. 5., etc.) and write your own blogging tip for other bloggers. Try to make your tip general.

After that, tag some other people. It was originally 10 others but I don't know 10 people who would do this. So make it 5-10. I'm changing the rules. Haha.

1. Look, read, and learn. ***-

2. Be EXCELLENT to each other. **-

3. Don’t let money change ya! *-

4. Always reply to your comments. ******-

5. Link liberally — it keeps you and your friends afloat in the Sea of Technorati. ****-

6. Don’t give up - persistence is fertile. *-

7. Give link credit where credit is due. *****-

8. Pictures say a thousand words and can usually add to any post.***-

9. Visit all the bloggers that leave comments for you - it’s nice to know who is reading! ****-

10. When commenting on others’ blogs, a few kind words go a long way. – *

11. When you’re starting out, comment on all the blogs you like to read; that way the bloggers will know that you exist! *;)

12. Make sure you check your links! By way of explanation–when you cut & paste the text of a meme, you don’t get the underlying links. If you just see text, you need to turn the text into links manually. If you see hyperlinks, you can cut & paste from the Page Source to get the HTML code and preserve the links. In Firefox, you can use Command/Apple-U to see this. The whole point of a meme is to spread link love, but you need more than just the text to do that.

13. Give your blog a theme/focus; make a niche for yourself.

Thanks to SuperFast for the tag. I’m supposed to tag (up to) 10 people... here goes:

Vicki at Writing With Vicki

Anita at Anita's Owl Creek Bridge

Erin at Newport Business Branding

Susan of West of Mars

Linda at Raven's Roads


Linda said...

Did it!

OpenChannel said...

Woo-hoo! Thanks Linda.

And holy smokes, you're a fast poster. You've got 8 more just today.

Grace said...

Thanks for participating! I love your writing niche. You made a great choice! The full list of blogging tips are here: