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or not – Update on RandomBlog2011 Challenge

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I know you're there somewhere!

The response I’ve had to the RandomBlog2011 Challenge has been fantastic. There is nothing bugging me today! 🙂

When I first thought of the RandomBlog2011 Challenge I wasn’t sure if I could make it work but I decided I would never know if I didn’t at least try. With the ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ I’m receiving I’m glad I decided to try and I’m looking forward to the rest of the week.

The challenge is open to everyone and not just new bloggers. The challenge is to show some love to new bloggers by seeking them out and reading their blogs.

What is a new blogger?

Please use your own judgement but I would consider any blog that is less than 1-year old as new.

How do you find the new blogs?

There is no easy way to find them. Some of the things I look for:

  • I check their Archives to see how far back they go.
  • Read their About page.
  • A lot of them usually end up writing a post on trying to get people to read their blogs.
  • Limited content on the blog.

I tend to spot them fairly quickly by the blog’s appearance. Once you know what you’re looking for it’s not that difficult. 🙂

How do you find them? Do you have any tips to share?

I have a feeling that following a “comment trail” is going to prove to be quite popular and we could all be visiting the same blogs. Can I suggest that if you choose to do this that you’re careful about doing it on blogs that already have plenty of comments.

Don’t forget, when you leave comments ask them to join the RandomBlog2011 Challenge. It might encourage them to check it out, join in the fun and get more visitors to their own blog.

Thank you to every one of my readers who are spreading the word through their own blog postings, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and other social media platforms.

Don’t forget to tag your posts – RandomBlog2011

There is nothing bugging me today!


valentine's day, sweetheart, happy,

Happy Valentine's Day

Quote for today

A winning smile makes winners of us all.

© 2010-2011 Things in life I find annoying

  1. February 14, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    You are doing a fantastic job Rose. Good on you for ‘feeling the fear and doing it anyway’!

    I just know this is going to grow and grow and I will be taking on board all your suggestions. I will have to save the link somewhere handy to post every time I leave a comment on someone’s blog.

    Best wishes,
    Juls 🙂

    • February 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM

      Thanks Juls, there was some fear in me but I got over it because I knew I would never know unless I tried it.

      This is my little tip for you. I always have a WordPad document open where I can copy and paste things easily and just grab what I need. 🙂

  2. February 14, 2011 at 10:40 AM

    Congratulations for the idea, I am a new blogger and part of this happenning 🙂

    • February 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM

      Thanks Edson, I’m glad you’ve jumped on board. 🙂

    • February 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

      por Edson Camara~ There is no place to leave comment on your blog. I just want you to know you are my first new-new blogger contact. Your are doing great. No need to reciprocate.

      • February 14, 2011 at 1:32 PM

        Hi Jax, You need to click on a particular post to leave a comment. I have just left one 🙂

  3. February 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    My definition of new blogger is any one that I have never seen. They don’t have to be new, because I fall into the “new-less-than-a-year” blogger 😳

    (I’m just sayin’)

    • February 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

      Hi Jaxie, Because I consider myself new (Dec), it wasn’t that long ago that I was posting and wondering whether anyone would read it.

      People need to decide for themselves and do what feels right for them. 🙂

  4. February 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    I can’t believe I haven’t already joined this. I’ll start as soon as possible and also, Happy Valentines Day!

  5. Jenny Cutler
    February 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    well done Rose, clearly started something big

    • February 14, 2011 at 1:11 PM

      Thanks Jenny. The week is just getting started but it looks pretty good right now. 🙂

  6. February 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    Wonderful effort ClassyRose, We are definitely having fun with the blogging challenges. I’m loving it! The blog hops are still on. Share the news and thank you for adding yours to the mix. 🙂
    ✿♡✿ Happy Valentine’s Day-Mega Blog Hop is on✿♡✿

    • February 14, 2011 at 3:08 PM

      Thanks Eliz, Definitely having some fun this week with all the blogging challenges. Will mention the hops in my next post. 🙂

  7. February 14, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    We could even help drive a little more traffic to the new bloggers by everyone adding a little footnote in their posts about the new bloggers they’ve visited.

    • February 14, 2011 at 3:24 PM

      Hi Shell, Good idea, I will add your suggestion to my next post and then update the RandomBlog2011 Challenge page. Thanks! 🙂

  8. February 14, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    I am still very ragged about blogging and posting and ‘traffic’. I just love to write about my day/ a particular subject/ read other blogs etc. But am almost totally unaware of getting my blog noticed/ acknowledging other bloggers/ connecting with other bloggers successfully… I get some mail through my mail address and some on my blog… can I connect the two?
    Anyway. I just love to blog for me. Thank you for all your advice and guidance. I will get there eventually…M

    • February 14, 2011 at 6:39 PM

      Hi Wordangell, it’s hard at first, but once you start visiting other blogs and leaving comments you will find that some of them will visit your blog. Just as you like receiving comments, the people leaving them like to be acknowledged and receive a reply. 🙂

  9. February 14, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Thank you Rose, am getting there slowly. A whole new experience this is and wonderful. Still tiptoeing my way around and grateful for your advice. Marie xx

    • February 14, 2011 at 6:49 PM

      I just looked at your blog and you haven’t tagged your post with RandomBlog2011. Please join the challenge, it should be lots of fun and you will meet some wonderful people in the blogging community. You need to step out a bit. 🙂

  10. February 14, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    RandomBlog2011, ok will do that on my next post… Stepping out was always a challenge to me… am holding your hand. Bless you M x

    • February 14, 2011 at 7:02 PM

      I know it can be scary at first, but everyone joining the challenge is so nice. Please add the tag to today’s post so the others can see it. After all it is Valentine’s Day. Good day to start stepping out! 🙂

  11. February 15, 2011 at 12:35 AM

    Looks like your idea is taking off Rose!

    • February 15, 2011 at 12:38 AM

      Yep it is Barb. I wasn’t sure about it, but I’m glad now I decided to go with it. 🙂

  12. February 15, 2011 at 5:57 AM

    OH my God! I’ve missed so many things this last month !! I didn’t even know this new challenge. I think this is a such a great idea. 🙂

    • February 15, 2011 at 6:01 AM

      Hi Isabelle, I’m glad you like the idea. It’s just something I thought of doing. I so wish you didn’t have to work so much. I’ve missed you. 😦

      Do you have some time off this week? 🙂

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