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Returned From Hiatus

I have returned from the dead! I see I have a lot of catching up to do as well!

During my hiatus, I have been researching and studying trends. What age groups, what a majority of people are into and what they share besides just clicking the like button.

Those post will follow this one, once I have proof read them. Also, during my hiatus, I was asked by Janice to be a Guest Blogger which went live today. I wrote an article to accompany a video I made. I do hope most to all will enjoy and find needed information pertaining to Copyrights. The article can be read here:  http://mostlyblogging.com/protect-yourself-from-copyright-violation/

I have also been pursuing the art of Photography to coincide with the photo restoration that I do. Images will come later.

Personality | Blog Personality!

Cartoon mePersonality refers to individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. The study of personality focuses on two broad areas: One is understanding individual differences in particular personality characteristics, such as sociability or irritability. The other is understanding how the various parts of a person come together as a whole. Sorce: http://www.apa.org/topics/personality/

The image looks like a wax figure, stiff and waiting for someone to thaw him out.  Pour guy! Let’s help him out by chipping away some of the frozen personality ice. After all, he wants his Blog to grow and GROW!

Now if your are blogging to just blog to a few friends or colleagues, organise your thoughts, then you have already won. The rest of us though having a lot of work to do!

# 3 on my article, HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! we talked about Your Blog Should Have Character. The About page is important crucial part of anyone’s Blog and should be easy to find Hugh, just whispered in my ear, (Having to hunt for an “about Me” page is not a good thing and I’ve heard that people often give up within the first ten seconds if they can not find it (they usually also one on without pressing that follow button). If it’s not on the menu bar then make the link to it stand out.), thanks, Hugh!

Our Blogs also need personality. We may all find it hard to express our selfs online when trying to build a solid reputation, make brands out of our names, in hopes that people will take us as serious professional Bloggers. But, the Blog needs some of your unique personality.

Steve from Steves Says does exactly that on his about page and on certain posts. His about page is a mixture of text, images and a funny video of himself titled, How Not To Do IT Training  making weird sounds and a little dancing.

Why is this so important?

Audience Dynamics, that’s why! Defined as follows:

The motivations, attitudes, beliefs, and values that influence the behavior of listeners.

Deer headlights

This is how most of us feel about Audience Dynamics.  Last night I reblog one of Danny’s post and I said to pay attention to one crucial element.

Check out some more interesting facts about blogging:

6. Bloggers between the ages of 21 and 35 dominate blogging, totaling more than 53%. The minimum age is decreasing more rapidly, which means that sooner this bucket size would be 18-36. So your major target audience are youngsters.

I am going to jump track here for a bit because this relates to Blogging in every way.

Have you ever wondered why the TV Networks are dishing out what some of us would refer to as crap reality shows. Like, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which is at its tenth season and counting., granted on IMDB it has a rating of 2.8 but they still get mass viewers watching the crap. Why, they know their targeted audience! Definitely not us old farts or ones with an intellect of wanting more profound TV. We are becoming a minority! Our favorite bands of the past had to change to keep up with changing times and the Millennials.

Know your Audience!

Back on track. Personality has a way to make a person laugh or find humor and it’s ok to make fun of ourselves from time to time. I wrote a piece back in July called LEVITY -HUMOR AT MY EXPENSE. A TRUE STORY! I got 24 comments and I think 58 likes on that post, and I got a Blogger Award because I made someone laugh.

I am now going to show you a video of someone that has close to 5 million subscribers on their Youtube video, the person is a young lady that bakes NERDY NUMMIES, whity, delightful personality.  Her actual name is, Rosanna Pansino. Note: her very first video got over 245 thousand views when she volunteered to clean up part of the harbor. Amazing, young lady she is.

 

 

Show some your sparkling Personality -Let your Blog shine!

 

 

About Page Examples I Good vs Bad

My previous article SEVERAL TIPS FOR A KILLER ABOUT PAGE touched base on a few guidelines of creating an About Page that rocks and to build trust with your potential readers.

Have you ever asked yourself what makes a good about page? I know I have in the past.

Examples of a Good About Page!

 

about page

Eloquent sweet and simple!  Click on image to see more!

Dashing Dish

 

Good AP 2

If you’re self-employed as a freelance Web Designer then follow gummisig example. Click on image to read more!

 

OK AP 3

 

Haylee is an interesting character. I have to admit that! When I first came along her Blog, I forget when. I read a recipe with her fun style of writing that intrigued me. I then went to the About Page. Yes, I did, I always do. Then I saw this image of a person having fun, not worrying what others would think. She took the risk jumping off that diving board. Haylee also knows about providing updates on her about page when it warrants it. As she says, she is daft! Although I would not say she is foolish but she did show her silly side which made me click the Follow button.

Danny AP 4

Danny from Dream Big Dream Often does not have a photo on his about page but provided enough information to build trust with his readers. When I first came across his Blog several months ago,

I googled his butt, that’s how anal I am, I then found his Linkedin profile with a photo which led me to his career Daniel Ray Golf Academy, which led me to his Twitter account which I hit the blue follow button on Twitter. Then I went back to his blog and read a compelling article about MS. I hit the Follow button.

OM AP 5

 

Jason provides everything on his about page to build trust with his viewers and has a photo at the bottom of himself.  Although he states some of his likes which Professional Bloggers say not to, but in this case, it has worked well for Jason.

 

The Bad Absolute Worse About Page!

 

Bad_About_Page

I know for new Bloggers may have a hard time with this one page but, Don’t leave it at the WordPress default of nothingness.  This is the worst thing you can do period!

This concludes the About Page tips.

 

 

Several Tips For a Killer About Page

Is your blog suffering from having people come to your site, maybe liking a post you did and not generate a follow from that person? If so, it just might be because of your About Page or lack of one.

As I mentioned earlier I will be doing a series of post related to Blogging tips, basically I will be dissecting an article I wrote HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! taking an in-depth look at each part. This morning’s post will be the Dreaded About Page!

What is it about this one page that can be a friend or an enemy to us?

Have you put off your About Page thinking it might suck.  Fears of not being as successful as you hoped at this point in life? Maybe it’s a privacy related concern. Maybe it’s easier to write content  but find it hard to create an about page. Whatever the reason, you are not alone.

I recently ran across an article that defines it rather nicely.

An ideal “About Me” page should say something about you. By this I do not mean your personal likes and dislikes such as certain movies and rock bands. Leave these types of interests for your social networking website profile. Instead, write something related to your beliefs, your education, why you started this blog, and perhaps add a picture of yours’. Write about your passion, your goals, and other things that add a personal touch. The idea is to give the reader a clear picture of you and your blog or website, and why you started the site they are viewing.

Source: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/importance-aboutme-page-blogging.html

I personally stumbled my way through and it took four times before I had a decent, About Page.  I had to think of a way to make it fun, informative, yet on target reflecting who I am. So I started with an opener like a comedian would for his or her monolog. My opener at the very top is, “Like dogs need to sniff the asses of other dogs a way of saying hello. So here is my ass! Sniff away.” So far as of today, I have 161 likes on that page alone! I even had a few tell me they got a big laugh from it. That is when I knew I finally got it right!

 

Several Tips For a Killer About Page!

  1. ZombieTweetA good photo of you. What? I don’t want people to know what I look like. Can’t I just use my Avatar? Big fat no! If you want to have a Blog that is successful, you will have to have a photo of you on your About Page and preferably facing forward looking into the camera when it is taken. That way when people come to your page they see you looking at them as though there is eye contact. This also helps to build trust between you and the reader.
  2. Name, if you prefer not to give out your full name at least provide a first name so that your readers can make a connection with you. If anyone has visited Tony’s Blog on the right side he has his mug shot of handsomeness! Not only do we get a name, we get a nickname of T-Bird and me being a fan of the 1967 Ford T-Bird I’ll give a shout out to Tony! 🙂
  3. Show your personality! As I mentioned in an earlier post, your Example_About_pageblog should reflect you for it is an extension of you and so should your About Page. People have this need to know us as our true selfs before they can feel like they can trust us, You need to be you shining brilliantly on the poster.
  4. We don’t have to provide exactly where we live providing directions to our homes, but a geographical location like the greater part of Chicago can do wonders. This provides the reader with a first name, a general location with those tidbits about what your Blog is about. It’s like meeting someone for the first time and shaking hands!
  5. Tony halloweenDon’t be afraid to show the goofy side of you. We need to have a little fun. As an analogy, a Business man with a stuffy suit, one method in previous years was to wear a Bugs Bunny tie. This way when a client came in, they would get a sense that this person had a sense of humor, instead of being uptight full of shit and all business! Who want’s to talk to that person?

I hope that these few tips provide you some new tools to utilize or at least ponder about your About Page.

If you have questions please feel free to drop me a line!

Sources:

http://www.shoutmeloud.com/importance-aboutme-page-blogging.html

https://www.rocketspark.com/blog/why-about-us-page-so-important/

http://www.copyblogger.com/how-to-write-an-about-page/

http://heartmadeblog.com/about/

 

UnAnswered Comments Part 2

Osteoporosis was the diagnosis after waiting and waiting for the Doctor, P.S note to self, don’t go if a Pap smear is being done!

After the doctors, the day just got worse, crazy drivers cutting you off too close for comfort in two incidences. for a Monday it was busy out there on the roads. Then Deb’s car get towed away to junkyard heaven. She had that car for over 20 years and is depressed and currently gorging on a marathon of Scream Queens.

So for the last post of the evening, address some more comments and highlight two Bloggers.

Spotlight Blogger

Danny Ray PGADanny Ray, AKA Dream Big Dream Often not only is one great writer providing insights on his personal struggles yet showing us that there is always light at the end of the tunnel paving a way for brighter futures. Danny believes dearly in giving back and helping out his fellow Bloggers by hosting his bi-monthly Meet & Greet Parties that everyone should be attending.

Danny has also shown this little O’l Jack Rabbit of a Blog major support by reblogging several of my posts and most recently has shown great support ever since Janice from Mostly Blogging and I formed an alliance to help our fellow Bloggers out.

Thank you, Danny. You, sir, have my full respect and gratitude.

Gold trophy

Janice another great Blogger from Mostly Blogging  is a Blogger that provides great tips from Instagram. Pinterest and other subjects while still trying to help out her fellow Blogger.  Did you know she was interviewed by Daniela Uslan. You can read more here by clicking on the link provided.

http://mostlyblogging.com/inspire-me-monday-linky-party-57/

On to other comments that need to be addressed.

Alexandra from My Urban Family earlier left me a comment while I was AFK (away from keyboard).

Hi Michael, is this an ongoing thing you are going to be doing or just a one off for now? I would love to set something up where a couple of my posts are put on reddit each week and I submit a few for others as well!

Alexandra, this will be an ongoing thing until it becomes apparent that it is no longer required or needed.

mysticalwriter12

Hi Michael!
Just wanted to say that your posts for Reddit are awesome. I would like to share a blog, it is one of my spiritual pieces I did. Would love to see what kind of response I get.
https://mysticalwriterblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/heart-chakra/
Thanks!

Hi there and thank you for leaving a link to be shared on Reddit. I will get to that soon. First I do have to abide the Reddit rules of power and make some comments within the subreddit.

gary loggins

Yours has been submitted and can be found here

Submitted on November 1, 2015, https://www.reddit.com/r/promote/

Have a good evening everyone. I will be back at this in the morning.

As always if you have a question or just want to say something, please feel free.

UnAnswered Comments!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have some unanswered comments. Some of you know that I will answer the comments within a post.

Why do I do this?

  1. I can address all comments with one post
  2. It helps to promote your Blogs
  3. I am so far the only one that does this from time to time as far as I know
  4. Others can keep up with what’s going on.
  5. It’s just a kind way and common sense to help a fellow Blogger out by getting them some attention.

So, without further adieu,

Hugh’s Views and News  left me a comment earlier this morning.

Great tutorial Michael. Reddit still nerves me somewhat but probably only because I’ve heard a few horror stories about it. I guess we have to be brave and find out for ourselves.

That video can be found here:  HOW TO POST ON REDDIT!

Hugh has a great Blog proving tips for Bloggers as well, not only that but from time to time he will write a whimsical essay like The Day I Almost Married Lara Croft, you have got to give this one a read, especially if you’re a gamer like myself.

terrepruitt

I’m getting here in the afternoon. So, “Good afternoon, on this Daylight Saving Time day.” Do you go around and change all the clocks in the house?

Well, I did have help, R2D2 update the USS Enterprise in the kitchen while Darth Vader updated the Porcelain God Thrown. and Chewbacca with all that hair decided to update the Microwave.

Kathy

Hi Michael! Thanks for sharing my link her and on reddit. Can you tell me what thread you posted it on? I’ve seen about 100 reads since yesterday when I gave you the link so I know it’s out there somewhere. Google analytics runs a day slow so I’m not able to see just where it’s coming from. Thanks again for the help. I definitely appreciate your generosity! ~Kathy

Hello, Kathy I can say that during the time you posted your link to be shared on Reddit, I did not submit at that time frame. However, it has been submitted this morning. You can view where it was placed by clicking here, SUBMITTED POSTS

itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

Reblogged this on itsgoodtobecrazysometimes and commented:
Another way to help get your blog out there,

Smily faceThank you for reblogging the post, ANNOUNCING REDDIT & STUMBLEUPON GROUPS ARE ALIVE! I appreciate the support when a fellow blogger goes out of their way and reblogs a post to get the word out.

youbetchcanmakethis

Once again, thanks for featuring my blog on your home page. I hope everyone is appreciating how you are trying to share the wealth!

You are very Welcome Jan and I appreciate all you kind comments! P.S. your avatar still points to http://youbetchcanmake.com/ which is invalid.

Mary Job

Awesome Idea. i like, mine is http://mariajob.wordpress.com Cheerio and thank ya. xoxo.

Mary, you are now listed on the Follow to Follow Directory. I hope it brings you good luck in finding great blogs to follow and gaining new followers as well!.

deborahcrocker

What about weight loss?
http://talkingtomyweightlosscounselor.wordpress.com

I read your comment left on the post, HALLOWEEN PROMOTING YOUR BLOG. I have not forgotten,  On an earlier post I did, GOOD MORNING BLOGGERS! at the bottom of the post I had this last statement, “I do post on Reddit now and then but have also been kicked off for posting too much (left by Kathy).” Pay close attention to this, for this is one of the drawbacks with Reddit! Yours will get posted soon.

eths

Thanks, Michael! Not sure why I’m hesitating. Probably apprehension.

Eths, you are very welcome and don’t worry about being apprehensive, it is natural, I am just happy that you are following my Blog and I yours.

Miz-Morality

I’m yet to give it a try but the feedback’s are impressive. Thanks for the info Michael

You are very welcome for the info! I am happy that is is a benefit for you.

it is 12:31 PM in South Dakota and Deb ahs a Doctors Appointment @ 1:00 PM

If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to do so.