Saturday, April 30, 2011

Z Means It's the End

This may be the end of the A-Z challenge but it isn't the end of my blogging adventure. I've learned a lot about the blogging community as I twittled around and you twattled in. Thanks so much to all my new followers and for all your comments. Here are some things I learned:

1. Everyone is busy and long posts are time consuming and people are less inclined to comment.

2. White lettering on black or color contrasting that is similar are difficult to read and fatigue the eyes. (I'm re-evaluating my orange background, as much as I love it.)

3. Blogging is all about conversation. I've seen some great successes out there and I hope to emulate their styles. What is it about their blogs that inspires people to comment so often and regularly?

4. People want to be encouraged. If you're going to post about a downer at least bring it up at the end. This writing community is all about cheer leading. 

5. Blogs are alive by the fact that they are always morphing and adapting to the writer and the community.

What valuable lessons about blogging have you learned? 


  1. I could not agree more with your assessment. Blogging is fun, exciting, always engaging. And addictive! Congrats on achieving the A-Z style!

  2. The thing about the colouring is interesting. I had a comment on a previous version of my blog a while back where the person had a vision impairment and found it difficult to read the text and I did have, what I thought, was a good contrast. Now I just have black on white for the main part of my text. After all, I want people to be able to read it if they make the effort to visit.

  3. I agree totally. This challenge has really allowed me to discover what people want to see and read.
    I like to write what others want to read, but then sometimes I just have to write for me and hope that others can enjoy it as well.

  4. I agree about blogs being used to encourage people. I have seen people post about anything from frustration from writers block to a serious illness or death in their family.

    The blogging community is so encouraging. This is what I like most.

  5. I've learned those lessons as well. I think the community is so supportive and I have met many nice bloggers.

  6. That it can be so fun and there are so many great people out there in cyber world.

  7. Congrats on finishing, and fantastic advice. Especially the cheer leading part. I think you're right, I feel more supported by the kind comments and other positive blog posts out there then I do most other things. Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  8. Hey Pam! Nice to meet you. Congrats on completing the challenge. Chris connected me with you via his email. Let me know if you're interested in an exchange for MG. :)

  9. Pam, I love your smile. You look like someone who I can be very close friends with. *sigh* One of these days! ;)

    Thank you SO much for picking up the
    award and posting it on your blog, you're such a sweetie!!!


    Happy Monday! :D


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