Monday, April 1, 2013

Blogging from A to Z-"B"

"B" is for blogging. I just started blogging this past September (2012) just to see what kind of activity I'd get, and now, 6 months later, I have 234 followers and counting! Thank you, loyal followers ;) !

I never thought blogging would be anything but my secret little hobby,but once I got the hang of it, I thought, "Wow, this is really cool! I need to promote myself and post more often". Let me make myself clear- I am only 16. Because of my age, I didn't think anyone would be even remotely interested in what I had to say. But once I had some followers, I was hooked. I was determined to have as many followers as I could, and to have as many people comment on my posts as I could.

Since promoting myself on Facebook didn't work out too well, I decided to take an alternate approach by joining Twitter ( only have 4 followers, and am still wracking my brains to figure out how to add a 'follow me' button on my blog). A few months after I started blogging, I discovered the best aspect of the blogosphere--the blog hop! After participating in my first one (Follow Friday hosted byAlison Can Read), I FINALLY got what I was hoping for- new followers and comments! I then started furiously scouring the blogosphere, searching for any and every blog hop and blog hop I could find. It was a challenge, but thanks to my determination, I have succeeded in doing so!

Before I go, I'd like to say a few words about how happy I am whenever I see that someone commented on my post. I'm always so flattered when anyone gives me feedback!  Like I said, I'm only 16 (ok, 17 in May)!


  1. Blog hops are definitely great fun! I'm glad you joined the blogworld!

  2. Blogging is hard because it is such a time suck. Good luck with blogging and with the challenge!

  3. I love blogging too, and I feel the same way about getting comments on my blog! Even now, over 2 years later, it's still a thrill each time a new comment comes in.

  4. I don't think that age has anything to do with the low expectations you had in the beginning, or the extreme excitement when someone does follow or even just comment (or like). I am 24 (still pretty young as far as the world is concerned), and I had those exact same thoughts and emotions...I just celebrated my 1 year anniversary of blogging, and while most of my followers are from Facebook (I have a business page), quite a few are just on the internet.

    To write content that merits a comment, or even better, a follow, is a thrill!! Keep up the good work :-) You matter!!

  5. Happy Blogging and Happy "B" day!

  6. Wow! What a talent at only 16. Go you! And thanks for visiting and commenting on our blog this morning.

  7. Glad you are enjoying the blogging experience. Comments are always such fun! I've been following your blog for a while now...I invite you to take a look at my blog...and follow back.

    I participate in a few weekly memes. On Tuesdays, it's First Chapter, First Paragraph and Tuesday Teasers. On Wednesdays it's Waiting on Wednesday. It's a great way to get your blog seen by more people and generate comments. More details on my blog...

  8. Wow, your blog did grow fast! Well done!

    Don't let twitter intimidate's fun and easy. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it and build your followers fast :)

  9. Well done you! Fun but hard work!
    Don't forget to thank those who have commented!

  10. Hi Morgan! You are so adorable :) What a great voice- I love it:)Great to meet you. I love to blog and am so excited about doing the A to Z. I don't consider it "work" and enjoy meeting everyone. The blogging community is so amazing, friendly and fun. Best to you:) (Ps- I followed you on twitter...from @moxiewriters, too!) Talk soon!

  11. Congrats on having your blog grow so well in the past 6 months. :-)

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  12. That is an impressive following in a short time! I blogged for about a year with 1 follower before I discovered the bloghop/blogfest secret! Good luck on your journey to Z.

    Coffintree Hill

  13. Hi Morgan,
    Why wouldn't someone want to hear what a sixteen-year-old has to say? I think teens are full of insight and knowledge. We all need to listen to our young people more often.
    So now I am following you, too!

  14. I still feel flattered when I get any comments! And I don't think age matters in blogging. Everyone's voice is as valid as any other's.

  15. You've done darn well in 6 months and you should really pick up the followers in this Challenge. Have a great time with it!

    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog


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