I’ve been getting involved with the #SoMe2 Link Parties for a couple of weeks now, broadening my Social Media followers! I entered the draw to be a Featured Blogger….and WON!!!! So here is the post for this week 🙂 Enjoy!
Welcome to #SoMe2 #51!!
You may notice that there are new graphics – that’s because in just one week, we will be celebrating #SoMe2’s 1st anniversary! And in honor of that anniversary, we’re making a few fun, exciting changes!
For those who are new: #SoMe2 is a SOcial MEdia Link Party that happens every Tuesday @ 7:00 PM (EST). We’ve been linking up 2 different platforms each week – but starting next week, we will begin a new format!
we will be adding three new hostesses!!
And now, on to this week’s party!!
Introducing our #SoMe2 featured blogger of the week…
The other day I announced a new link up where bloggers would take one simple photo everyday of the week. Sunday Sevens. The photo needs to show something about your life; something that you may not write into a blog but would like to share! Every Sunday, the photos would then be put together on a blog and shared with the World!
The #sundaysevens tag can also be searched for on other Social Media platforms 🙂 Anyone can be involved, even if you haven’t got a blog, you can just tag away!
I know that people won’t have had enough notice to perhaps publish a first post today but I thought I would put something together to demo how it could be done. Obviously, it doesn’t have to be the same but it may give you a few ideas if you’re stuck!
1. The daily decision of which sauce to put on my sandwich.
I had an idea for a blog post, involving my life and photography. Then I thought that I would share this idea with you to see if anyone else fancied joining in! Hopefully, it will be more than just me doing it 🙂
One photo taken per day of the week. That photo must portray a little bit of your life. It might be sewing, baking, reading….but it can also be other things too! Blogs are great as you get to search for posts and topics that you are interested in. We gain little bits of knowledge about the author of the blog but not too much; it’s almost always related to the post being written! However, my little bloggeroos, we do things everyday that are worthwhile but they just won’t make a blogpost.
Part of my non-working routine here in Alabama is to read a range of blogs whilst having my breakfast and a few cup of Yorkshire Tea. I favourite, like, share and comment in the hope of broadening my blogging network and finding future ideas and inspiration for myself. The question that I’m asking myself everyday is whether I should use the ‘WordPress Reader’ or ‘Bloglovin’.
I like the WordPress Reader as it is easy to search for tags and easy to click the little follow button at the top of my screen. Making and replying to comments is smooth as I get notifications immediately on all devices. I have found that if I am following a WordPress blog, they are aesthetically pleasing on the screen. However, I have followed a couple of ‘non-wordpress’ blogs in the reader and they just look pants! I find that I don’t want to click on them as nothing appeals to me 🙁
Bloglovin is something that is quite new to me. I have a profile and my blog is linked to my profile. Being able to mark posts as ‘read’ is a fantastic idea, and when I like a post it appears on my profile in a tiled fashion. I have followed loads of blogs that I like to read (and adore the photography of!). I don’t quite understand the commenting system as all blogs are different and I never know if anyone has replied to my comments…if anyone can shed any light on this I would be extremely grateful!
Bloglovin seems to be the way forward. The design, the features and the ability to follow all blogs, including WordPress blogs. But I can’t help but think that I would be abandoning WordPress 🙁 I like getting followers though WordPress and I’m sure others do too. If someone followed me on Bloglovin, would they also follow me through their WordPress Reader? Probably not!
I am interested to see what everyone uses. Wordpress Reader? Bloglovin? Both?
… and if you fancy following me on WordPress, click the follow button at the top of your screen!
… or if you would like to follow me on bloglovin, click here 🙂