Skip to main content

Armchair BEA: Keeping It Real


Read my introduction post.
Read my classics post.
Read my development post.
Read my fiction post.
Read my giveaway post.
Read my literary reads post.
Read my ethics post.
Read my non-fiction post


How do you keep your blog fresh and inviting?? How do you keep yourself interested as well as have return readers???
If I knew the answers to these questions then I would surely have the best blog in the world. 
But sadly, I do not have the answers or the best blog, what I do have is integrity and imagination.

Let's start with integrity.
When you blog with integrity, you write content that is honest, wholesome and an extension of you. If you have a sense of integrity and respect, it will come across in your posts. People will recognize that you actually have an opinion worth listening to and be more apt to read again and again.

Now the imagination side of things....
If you use your imagination, you can come up with clever ideas to keep readers interested. I have two memes on my blog, The Friday 56 and Quote It Saturday. Both are memes that I was passed the torch, but have creatively kept them active for quite some time. Participating in memes not only gains readers but expands your horizons in the blogs you read as well. 

I'm always trying to think of things to do to entice the reader. This year I have held a PayPal giveaway every month. I know it seems like I might be buying readers, but really it was my way of "giving back" to the readers who have made my blog the little bit of success it has had. Without readers, what's the point?! I started the blog for myself, but readers are what give me incentive to keep it going.

The last thing I think about when having an alluring blog is the layout or design. If you have a crappy layout where it's all over the place, or use dark colors on dark colors making it impossible to read, it will deter me from re-visiting. You want an inviting look as soon as the page loads. Clean, crisp and clear, that is what I look for immediately. If your blog is too dark or scattered, or make me scroll for 5 minutes to get to a post, I will probably give up and not read it. So think about how the reader sees your blog, and not just what you think is pretty. Just because it is nice, like a lavender background with royal purple words, doesn't mean it is to a reader.

So enough rambling on this subject. What do you do to your blog to "keep it real"?


DISCLOSURE: Freda's Voice received no compensation for posting. Opinions are 100% owned by this blog.

Comments

  1. great points :) I definitely agree with you- you need to make sure you're writing about things that interest you in order to get readers!

    thank you for the follow :D

    ReplyDelete
  2. Haha...yeah...if only we all knew the answers to keeping people coming back for more. But I think each person is looking for something different when they follow a blog so what keeps one person coming back may be different for the next person. But definitely using our imaginations is one of the best tools we have.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are for Google Users Only due to spam comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave your opinions and comments.

Popular posts from this blog

The Invisible Man

AVAILABLE TODAY!
RATED R
125 MINUTES

AMAZON
What you can't see can hurt you. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy scientist, Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when her abusive ex suddenly dies, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel while she desperately tries to prove she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. 


REVIEW:
I sorta hated the beginning.
Starts outs so dark that you can't really make anything out. Hard to know what's going on if you can't see.
It doesn't take long to get light though.
Thankfully.
Man, does the story ever pick up after that. I don't remember much about the original but this one is intense. Right to the very last second too.
Sydney is badass and shows it throughout. Can you imagine what it would be like if everyone thought you were o…

#Win The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (US/CDN)

AVAILABLE AUGUST 27!
Rated PG
173 minutes
AMAZON
The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favourite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.Can Max, Snowball, Gidget and the rest of the gang find the inner courage to face their biggest fears?


REVIEW…

#Win Game of Thrones Season 8 (US/CDN)

AVAILABLE NOW!
RATED PG
425 minutes
AMAZON
In the mythical continent of Westeros, several powerful families fight for control of the Seven Kingdoms. As conflict erupts in the kingdoms of men, an ancient enemy rises once again to threaten them all. Meanwhile, the last heirs of a recently usurped dynasty plot to take back their homeland from across the Narrow Sea.
This is the eighth and final season.



REVIEW: I loved the whole series, but especially loved this season as it wrapped it all up.  There were a couple of moments that were so incredibly tragic, but also a couple moments where the most tragic things couldn't have happened to better people. Take Sussy for example. God, how I hated that woman through the whole show and couldn't wait for her to get what was coming to her. Did she get it here? You have to watch and see! This is the season where you will sit on the edge of your seat, waiting to see who will win the kingdom. Does your favorite character prevail above the others? MIne d…