Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m delighted to be hosting Kelly, from Tiasmum 12….
Please Introduce yourself:
Hello, my name is Kelly Finn and I’m mummy to my daughter Tia, and wife to my husband Michael.
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging January 9th 2013 when I was on maternity leave.
Tell us a little about your blog
I started my blog as a way of writing down memories, all the small stuff that otherwise could be forgotten. I blog about Tia’s development, what she wears, my weight loss journey, I do reviews and also write a bit about my home and garden. So a real mixed bag!
Who designed your blog?
I designed my blog myself and I had a little help from a twitter friend setting it up. My cool social media buttons were a freebie from mammasauras.
Which of your posts have been the most popular? Are there certain types that get more interest?
My cloth nappy and weaning posts have been really popular, also posts about what Tia wears seem popular.
How do you promote your blog posts, and which methods do you find to be most successful?
I promote on twitter, Facebook, google+, Instagram and Pinterest. I find Twitter links more successful then other platforms.
Which linkys do you most enjoy joining in with/reading?
Linkys I love include, Word of the Week, Tried and Tested and Silent Sunday.
When are your busiest days on the blog, and why? (if you know why!)
I don’t have certain days that are more popular, I would say weekdays in general compared to weekends. I guess weekends are more devoted to family time? It is in this house anyway 🙂
Can you name 3 things that blogging has brought you?
Blogging has brought me great friendships with a huge support system, great review opportunities and personal satisfaction. I gave up work to look after Tia, so blogging keeps my mind busy, it’s also so lovely that other people like reading my thoughts.
My top five tips are:
1) Join in with weekly linkys if you can, not only are my posts seen by new people every week, but I also find lots of great new reading material too.
2) Read, like and comment. Try and do these three things if you read a post and enjoy it. The favour is normally returned.
3) Socialise with people on social media sites such as twitter, Facebook etc to find new readership and find out more about your current.
4) If you have ideas for posts but no time, write titles and draft them!
5) Try not worry about stats, yours or anyone else’s. Blog for yourself and don’t worry about the rest.
My Social Media Links
Thanks very much, Kelly! Great to find out more about you and your blog, and I do like those tips. They are very sociable, and I’ve found the blogging community to be a lovely place to be a part of, as well as enjoying reading so many blogs!
If you’ve any questions for Kelly, feel free to comment on this post, and she’ll pop by and check in. Next week, we will be hearing from Jenny over at Let’s Talk Mommy, so be sure to pop by for that on Sunday evening. You can catch up the previous posts from other bloggers here, too, if you’ve missed them.
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