5 Ways Blog Reader Surveys Help Increase Your Blogging Audience

Frontier Fiesta, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

Frontier Fiesta, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries

by Kristin Nador/@KristinNador

 

Do you wonder if anyone is reading your blog?

 

The comment area looks so lonesome, the analytics don’t change a lot. You’re writing good content. At least you think so.

So what’s the problem?

Maybe you need to do a blog survey and find out. Continue reading

Participate In My 2015 Reader Survey

As I continue on my creative journey with this blog, I continue to tweak the things I want to talk about, my message if you will. This is important to me because I hope to help and inspire others, besides keeping myself on the creative path. One way I can make sure my blog posts are helping my readers is to find out about you!  Continue reading

Discover Your ‘First Things’ for Success in 2015

Spring Dogwood Blooming, Oxley Nature Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma photo by kristin nador kristin nador writes anywhere blog www.kristinnador.com
What are your ‘first things’?
by Kristin Nador/@KristinNador
The start of a new year inevitably creates pressure to think about the past, and the future. We examine what has happened during the last 365 days, take away fine memories, or slam the book shut on an unproductive or particularly difficult or heartbreaking year. We have a finite amount of time, and time seems more pertinent as the years progress. Each year means one less year on our personal ‘deadline’, and while some feel the pressure to make the best of it, others experience guilt that they haven’t been using their time wisely up until this point.

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9 Questions Before You Become A Blogging Statistic

'Blog', courtesy of cortege9, Wikimedia Commons

‘Blog’, courtesy of cortege9, Wikimedia Commons

Are you tired of blogging?

I am.

I know that’s sacrilege to admit on your own blog. The stress of moving, illness, and the fact I haven’t posted consistently has me questioning my commitment to blogging.

Am I really getting a return on investment of the time I put into blogging?

Shouldn’t I be focusing on ‘real’ writing?

My blogging journey started almost three years ago. I researched for three months before taking the plunge, thinking about my goals for my blog. I didn’t want to start something new and shiny, to later run out of steam. (I have a tendency to do that.)

I liked sharing and meeting new people. Researching and writing about creativity, blogging, and social media fascinated me. And I loved sharing my write anywhere adventures.

But lately blogging has felt like a burden, a deadline that looms over me and highlights my penchant for procrastination. I’m considering taking a break, or a complete reboot. Should I start over? Will anyone care?

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Parenting Guest Blog Post at Oklahoma Women Bloggers

If you’re a parent, do you ever feel like there are times you’ve had a complete fail? A ‘duh’ moment? That you’ve made a mistake that may cost you the admiration and respect of your children?

I’m sure we’ve all been there, sometimes on a daily basis. Stop by Oklahoma Women Bloggers today, where the ladies allow me to share about a humorous fail I had with my kids. Let the ladies know you stopped by with a comment. I’d appreciate it.

Losing My Mom Street Cred, or That Lizard Thing

Stay tuned to kristin nador writes anywhere in the coming weeks for new posts on writing, creativity, and a new series on ‘Simple Steps to Blogging Excellence’. Plus we’ll check in and see how I did with my first NaNoWriMo challenge. Don’t miss a post: subscribe by email or RSS, or stick us in your Feedly today! 🙂

Veterans Day Guest Blog Post at Oklahoma Women Bloggers

American flags, photo by kristin nador

They give freely, so we live free

Today is Veterans Day, and we recognize the men and women who serve to protect our country. If you are a veteran, we appreciate you!

As November’s Blogger of the Month for Oklahoma Women Bloggers, the ladies are running my blog post featuring two veterans I know, and how they helped me focus on the good things in life. I hope you’ll stop by and read it:

Bologna Sandwiches and A Lesson in Gratitude

If you get a chance, be sure to thank a veteran today!

Want to recognize someone for their military service? Feel free to post in the comments.

 

Blogger of the Month at Oklahoma Women Bloggers

Hey, everyone!

While I’m keeping my nose to the keyboard for NaNoWriMo, the lovely ladies at Oklahoma Women Bloggers have made me forget the torture of this month by dubbing me November’s Blogger of the Month. They are awesome, but you can’t expect any less from Oklahoma Women Bloggers.

As ‘Miss November’ I’ll have several posts that they will promote over there throughout the month.

If you’re a woman heading towards ‘a certain age’ you might want to check out today’s post. ’50 Tips For Making It To Fifty and Beyond’ offers some tongue-in-cheek advice for navigating towards the second half of life, as well as a few gems important women in my life have shared with me.

50 Tips For Making It To Fifty and Beyond

I’ll be checking in here on the blog about my NaNoWriMo experience soon. If you’re participating, keep writing. You can do it!

Now it’s back to the word count grindstone! 😉

Do you have a proverb, something your mama drilled into your head, or any type of advice for women heading towards the big 5-0? Share it in the comments! We all need all the help we can get…

 

Guest Blogging on Phobias At Oklahoma Women Bloggers

Hey, friends!

Those awesome ladies over at Oklahoma Women Bloggers are at it again. They have graciously allowed me to guest post for them today. Stop by and check out my post about a common phobia and how I’ve dealt with it:

A Partner Against Fear

See ya there! 🙂

Examining the Root of Fear: Guest Post at Oklahoma Women Bloggers

Happy Monday, Friends!

It’s October, the month for spooky, scary things, and over at Oklahoma Women Bloggers, we are sharing our fears. Today my post is up, and I confess where death first became a looming concern I couldn’t shake. I hope you’ll stop by to check it out:

Medical Center, Hypochondria, and Living Past 20

Oklahoma Women Bloggers is a great online community for women. If you live in Oklahoma, you should consider joining us. If you don’t, they can point you in the right direction for similar groups in your state.

Do you have any phobias? How did/do you deal with it?