Spawned from the Big Sis, Little Blog program, Book Blogging 101 was born. Do you have a question? Leave it in the google docs form and I'll try and answer them in the order they are received.
A: Anna, I would first search out other bloggers from your country, send them an email and say hi. Maybe get an idea of who is out there. Then I would make a GROUP on the NING book blogs group or on facebook, or even start a forum where you can all sound off. This way you guys have a central location where you can meet and exchange ideas. Once you get the group up and running, go back to those emails and comments and invite all your fellow countrymen and women to the group. Once you have that group together you can throw around the idea of a book blog with you all participating.
A: First thing I usually do is mute it. Unless it is a really good song. But, music can be an annoyance, but more importantly it slows the blog down because of the larger file size. If you think about it, the song has to download and then play, you are streaming music from a secondary site. I really can't think of any benefit that adding music has towards a blog, except to create ambiance. Yet, I would really make an effort to try to create ambiance with design and content, instead of music. Or...if you are insistent on having a music player on your blog, have it set to not play automatically, make it optional. Win. Win.
A: Offer them an incentive. Fill out the form and have a chance to win a $5 amazon GC, or something of that order. You can make a general petition on your blog, tweet it out or just let people know about it. But think about this. Do you get survey petitions in your email, or from a store on their receipt? What are the ones that you make sure you fill out? The ones that offer some kind of incentive. Bribery always works. ;)
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Bribery always works. ;)
A: Well considering I happen to do memes this comment is both offensive and insulting. Great way to pay attention there. I usually wouldn't post this, delete works wonders, but I figured I would give this one a shot. There is a very simple simple solution to your problem. Don't follow those blogs that so annoy you, isn't that easy? No reason to hate, life is too short for such a negative emotion.
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