Sep 24, 2016

How Do You Feel About Bragging?

I noticed on twitter that the #beautifulblog gets a lot of traffic. Should I use that to promote MYSELF? Would I be bragging?
Beautiful Enough?

Yesterday I found a beautiful blog called Nature Whisper. This young blogger gave tips on making Chocolate Ball and included images that took my breath away. When I used twitter to support her, I led with #BeautifulBlog. I'm not as good at using that media as I could be and I wondered if the hashtag went out there into the web without a notice. Today I checked and #BeautifulBlog turns out to be a well used hashtag by lifestyle bloggers.

I don't usually tweet myself up but once in awhile it seem appropriate and when I do that I often include a # to get more attention. Does it help...I have no idea.

It occurred to me that I think my blog is beautiful! Call me a bragger if you want but if I won't vote for myself, why should anyone else. Still, for some reason, it just doesn't seem right to brag does it?

What do you think? Do you promote your blog on twitter and what # do you use?

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7 comments:

  1. I think you have a beautiful blog! I don't use Twitter - it seems like a lot of work - but I feel like I'm missing something because of it. I notice you have a few related articles listed so perhaps I'll check those out and join you in the Twitterverse.

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    1. Please do that. Did you know that if you click the Twitter icon at the bottom and post, that helps a blogger promote their blog? Check it out!

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  2. I don't use twitter, but I do post occasionally on Facebook, although I never link my blog. Never saw a need for more followers than I already have. You guys are family. :-)

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    1. I see what you mean but if you have thoughts that are worth sharing, why not go out into the world and share...followers or no followers?

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  3. My blog is quasi-anonymous, which is a fancy way of saying that I'd rather my ex-wife not see it. So no twitter promotions for me. :) -

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    1. Yikes! I can see how that might be a problem. I am very careful anymore about what I say. It turns out people are paying attention and do get offended. That is not good.

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  4. You definitely have valuable thoughts worth sharing, Barbara. I don't think that promoting your blog is bragging at all. Promotion helps people find and connect with you -- which, in the case of your blog, is a great thing!
    Donna
    www.retirementreflections.com

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