By now you have figured out I am in some kind of contest. The CommentLuv/Famous Blogger contest is designed to teach participants that successful blogging takes a lot more than just putting posts on the web. It takes interaction with a community of bloggers and blog readers across the web. This contest benefits garden bloggers by helping us create communities out of our niches and subniches.
So far, I have learned an incredible amount about what to write, how to present it, how to find an audience, and how to give that audience pertinent posts. Fostering conversation between the audience, other bloggers, and myself creates communities. This translates into increased readership and higher blog rankings.
The contest stretches through the middle of August, so I hope to learn more still. Below I list my entry posts. I will be adding to them as I write new ones. Please visit the entries on Famous Blogger and ComLuv and leave a comment so I get points toward winning. One liners don’t count, so make it good. Thanks.
How to obtain comments for your blog is my first entry, with the corresponding post on this blog called Quest for comments.
Are you commenting wrong? is my second entry, with the corresponding post on this blog called ComLuv Community Building.
We can write posts about the sponsors for extra credit. Below are mine:
Telling the blowhards from the experts on the web talks about Scribnia
Reclaimed lumber is green talks about GoodMillwork
Growing your blog’s income talks about Executive Gift Shoppe
Dog on it Lawn problems talks about Fence Houston
Buying Oil without going crazy talks about Lube Oil Sales hosted on GrowMap.com (Thanks Gail)
Buying a Car Shouldn’t be Torture talks about Monster Auto also hosted on GrowMap.com (Thanks again, Gail)
Organize a local business co-op with Local Proud talks about Local Proud also on GrowMap.com (thanks, Gail)
NowRelevant: A search engine that discovers opening niches is about NowRelevant.com and on GrowMap (thanks, Gail)
Watching People Watch Social Media is about Social Implications and is on Famous Bloggers
Longest.com can help with that is about Brian Longest and his GoDaddy coupons and is on GrowMap.
Another post on the contest:
Free Tuition to ComLuv/Famous Blogger Contest College
In addition, I have been using Twitter to spread the news about the contest. You can follow me there at lambdakennels1.