I am once again linking up with Liz at a belle, a bean and a chicago dog and Jessica at Four Plus An Angel for the #SummerBlogSocial event. This time? I'm asking for your expertise. Help me be a better blogger!
■Tell us about an element or two of your blog or social media presence that you are unsure of and would like opinions on.
Twitter - I feel like I have the basics down, but the hashtag thing? I am so lost. How do people make them funny? Mine seem lame and textbook-ish! When do you know to RT a message? Twitter etiquette? Am I really doing this right at all?
Disqus - To install or not? I am not having a lot of luck engaging in discussion with commenters through Blogger. I really want to make the switch to Wordpress, but the process scares me to death!
■Tell us about something blog or social media-related that you see as a strength of yours, as well as an area that you could improve upon.
Writing is a strength I think. I post frequently and I try to include relevant graphics to the post (i.e., they are mostly about Roxy and I am a camera freak with tons of pictures of her!).
I am trying to start a weekly post about prematurity and I think I need to really work at getting it off the ground. I'm not going to spread awareness of preemie issues if I don't post about them.
■If you had to start over with your blog, what would you change and why?
First off, I would spend more time thinking of a name. This is the second time I've switched and I'm still not in love with it. I would also break out of my routine of constantly writing about Roxy earlier and write posts on other topics of interest which is what I'm trying to start doing now.
I also like to think that I would have jumped on the bandwagon with Twitter and Facebook earlier and built up a readership there!