Brainstorming time! No, it's good weather here...lol

Ok, seriously. There are 1million blogs out there. How can we stand out from the crowd? Readers are getting the same thing everytime. My articles has always been copied (with reference) elsewhere. That makes my blog same as others? Do we hold contest? Interviews? Free gifts? What do readers really want so that we can drive more traffic to our blog?

Can somebody comment if my blog is worth readership?
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I am learning how to blog my self .. I have my own blog/business. Though I started actual blogging .. I am an EMT and thought that I would concentrate on the life of an EMT MOM .. with some story's negative any personal information ( Privacy Laws and protection of people's personal life ) as well as a few reviews, advertisements and supports of other mom bloggers/business. Any other ideas .. please if you would not mind taking a look at my blog http://theemtmommy.blogspot.com and let me know .. please be honest.

Hi Kirsten,

 

Your blog is a great resource for teaching first aid related topics. Great job and congrats on your first-aid kit for kids. You are on the right track.

There are a ton of sites that I see all the time that have the same look and feel (Cartoon character icon) and giveaways galore, blah, blah blah. If this works for you and you have readers that is great, but no matter how much it works, your blog has to always evolve and keep up. To stand out your blog has to be different then everyone else's and not mirror image another website. I didn't create my site to look exactly like yours and neither should you, but if you ever get an opportunity to have it professionally designed, take a different route and skip the cartoonish look. 

Content is very important and if after all your giveaways, blog hops and other stuff (EVERYONE IS ALREADY DOING) doesn't keep actual readers, it won't do you a bit of good. Concentrate on how your blog can actually help someone else and think outside the box. I like blogs that are easy on the eyes, neat and not overloaded with thousands of banner ads and badges.  It's distracting and annoying. I want to see your content and have a reason why I should come back again and again. 

 

http://www.logallot.com

You have already picked out a good template that will work for what your blogging about. I would check some of the images that aren't loaded on your side board and easy up on all the badges. Move your About Me section, Facebook/Google Connect Plugin towards the top of your side bar. You want your readers to be able to find those 2 important areas immediately. Now they are at the very bottom. Other then that I like where you going with this.

 

http://www.logallot.com

Kirsten L Cisco said:

I am learning how to blog my self .. I have my own blog/business. Though I started actual blogging .. I am an EMT and thought that I would concentrate on the life of an EMT MOM .. with some story's negative any personal information ( Privacy Laws and protection of people's personal life ) as well as a few reviews, advertisements and supports of other mom bloggers/business. Any other ideas .. please if you would not mind taking a look at my blog http://theemtmommy.blogspot.com and let me know .. please be honest.

I love to write how I speak .. there may be day's where I am just rambling and other days when I am being serious... regardless of which way you look at it... as long as it's YOU then it should stand out.. because if you think about it, We are all NOT a like ! ;)

 

 

Thank You so Much -- I was thinking the same thing on the badges.. Maybe I can have a separate page for that.

Sonia Winland said:

You have already picked out a good template that will work for what your blogging about. I would check some of the images that aren't loaded on your side board and easy up on all the badges. Move your About Me section, Facebook/Google Connect Plugin towards the top of your side bar. You want your readers to be able to find those 2 important areas immediately. Now they are at the very bottom. Other then that I like where you going with this.

 

http://www.logallot.com

Kirsten L Cisco said:

I am learning how to blog my self .. I have my own blog/business. Though I started actual blogging .. I am an EMT and thought that I would concentrate on the life of an EMT MOM .. with some story's negative any personal information ( Privacy Laws and protection of people's personal life ) as well as a few reviews, advertisements and supports of other mom bloggers/business. Any other ideas .. please if you would not mind taking a look at my blog http://theemtmommy.blogspot.com and let me know .. please be honest.
Hey Kirsten,
Your right about that part. People can tell if what you right isn't your voice. Experience is what sets everyone apart. My blog isn't that old, but I have been in the business with marketing (Corporate Marketing) for the last 6 yrs so I try and pass on what I know from that. It's still a learning process the way blogs are, but its fun!

Kirsten L Cisco said:

I love to write how I speak .. there may be day's where I am just rambling and other days when I am being serious... regardless of which way you look at it... as long as it's YOU then it should stand out.. because if you think about it, We are all NOT a like ! ;)

 

 

What she said :P

More Milestones said:
I just stay true to myself. Don't get me wrong I hope others will read and enjoy what I write. I try to include helpful tidbits. In the end I blog for me - to keep me from going bonkers. : )

~Mona
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Wow, I'm also a new blogger and I do feel overwhelmed. I just started a Facebook page www.Facebook.com/pennylovesblog for my blog. Even MBC I feel like it's a great resource. However, it's so big I feel like I don't know where to start. All I know is I enjoy writing and informing and I really try to do a good job and provide a quality product. I'm hoping that is what will make me eventually stand out. Even though I wasn't the original poster, I also appreciate the valuable information.
Pennylove, I know what you mean. It's hard to know where to start. There are so many resources out there...

I'm trying to make my blog stand out by my content. My big dream is for my blog to go viral!

I'm at momfever.com.

 

I am also very new to blogging and have enjoyed reading replies to this question.  Some very good suggestions were given.  My blog is definately different than a blog on parenting as it deals with mental health with one page dealing with child and adolescent mental health.   Here's the link:   ltmentalhealth.com

 

Does anyone know of widgets that can be added to the blog to increase its searchability on google

 

Wendy

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