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So there I am! Living it up in my 30-somethings with a ridiculously hot hubby, 3 seriously outgoing matter-of-fact smart beautiful kids, a cat named Roxii that just won't quit, 2 chihuahuas named Lokii (what was I thinking) and Brodii who don't understand the concept of pee outside.

I'm a strongly opinionated, outspoken, inappropriate and absolutely unapologetic chick going through this thing called life and trying to do it with my sanity intact. So far, this isn't working out so well!

Follow me as I confession myself straight to the LCBO. My rants, my way...you've been warned ;) Xo

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I'm curious! As I was going through my morning routine of page visits, tassimo love, tip of the day commenting on facebook, it dawned on me about this whole blog comment debate.

I'm absolutely guilty of this myself so I ask this just as a generalization, but who here will go to a blog, read the article and actually comment? If you don't comment, why not?


This tip was a good one: "Leave highly valuable comments on other blogs in your niche. Every niche within the blogosphere is made up of a few tightly knit communities. Like all communities, so much of what is actually going on (passing links, giving tips, etc.) is all done behind the scenes through email and IM. As a result, getting integrated into some of the communities in your niche is essential to growing your blog. New bloggers often try to integrate themselves through email solicitations, “Hi my name is Newbie, will you be my friend?…” This rarely works. You need to first make a name for yourself and make yourself valuable to the community. One way is to start commenting on the sites of community members within your niche. By being an initiator of, or contributor to, good conversations on other blogs, other webmasters will come to recognize your name. Note: This takes a bit of finesse, so don’t go around dropping your blog’s URL in the comments themselves. Rather, just type your URL in the URL field and let your ideas speak for the quality of your writing and your site." - compliments of Aviva Directory

I think we spend so much time focusing on our numbers, that people aren't really connecting with anybody. It's all about the number of followers that your twitter account shows, the number of followers your fanpage has and really for majority of the them they don't pay any attention to what you are actually writing about anyways.

I've specifically been told brands don't want to connect with you unless you have 5000 unique monthly visits to your site. I get that "unique" will show that you have 5000 individual people or IPs that have visited your site, but do they ever come back? Do they actually stay to read anything? Did they visit to give you the hit so that you in turn will go to their page and give them one? Have you ever connected with ANY of those 5000 people to build a quality relationship with them? Do you even know where your audience is coming from? Do you care? Answer me damnit...someone...anyone? Echo echo echo...

Yup, I love the blog life!