As I write this, this blog has been active for just one month, so I’m a total newbie. The blogging world is great, but it can really feel like you’re learning a new language and it can be quite daunting being a Newbie. There are many, many great blogs out there, and bloggers are a friendly bunch who have, in my experience, always been very welcoming to new bloggers and helped them get to grips with things like, “what’s a meme!?” and it can feel like you’re never going to work it all out. A discussion on Twitter this week really highlighted that being a newbie is a mindset – that you’re a newbie for as long as you feel like one, whether that’s two months or two years, so as well as all the great support provided by the more experienced bloggers, I think that we can be more pro-active and give ourselves a wee leg up in this strange new world.
I’d love for you to join in with our Follow a Newbie Friday Blog Hop by writing about some of the great Newbie blogs you’ve read in the last week or so and linking them up with all the others. There’s no pressure to write a post if you’ve been tagged, and you don’t need to feel you have to join in every week, but it’s always great to give a newbie a leg up. And you can go to bed at night knowing you’ve made someone very happy. Surely that’s always a good thing.
To join in, it would be great if you could:
- Take the time to read some newer blogs and keep a wee note of them. If you can, try to write a wee comment for them, or give their post a wee tweet/facebook shout out if you’ve particularly enjoyed it.
- At the end of the week, pull your favourites together into a wee blog post for others to find them too. It doesn’t matter if they’ve been highlighted before, and there’s no set number – 1 or 101, it’s up to you. Do try to add a hyperlink to their blog so that not only can people find them but they get a wee ratings/Google boost (I think, but I’m a Newbie so don’t shoot me if I’m wrong).
- Link back to this page/my most recent Follow a Newbie Friday post in your blog so that your readers can find their way back to a longer list of blogs to read over the weekend.
- Use the weekly linky to add your blog to the blog hop then join in by reading the others that have been added.
You can see the weekly blog post links below which will hopefully give you some new reading.
Feel free to add our Follow a Newbie Friday badge to your sidebar and/or post to encourage as many as possible to join in with us.
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