Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rambling on and on...

 Summer is still not over for me, although I almost wish it was. Almost  (but not really) . I haven't had much to do, but I am thinking about making an apron. Pattern ideas, anyone?
I am also thinking about taking up the mandolin.

(not my photo)

Interesting idea, but I'm still not sure. I'm still thinking about flute, as well. My piano is still going strong, but I'm getting a bit bored with it. :P I don't know why. 
So we went to our grandma and granpa's rental house for a night. We played in the woods a liittle bit there, and for the rest of the day, all I could think of was TICKS... *shudder* Ew. Thankfully I didn't have any ticks. Or fleas, or bedbugs. :D 
So, I've been wondering...

#1. How do you get someone to guest post on your blog? Do you just ask them?

#2. How do you get someone to donate/whatever to a giveaway on your blog? Do you pay them?

#3. Are my posts entertaining, interesting, absorbing, etc.? Are you getting something out of them?

#4. What do you think about me changing my blogging name to Corrine? (I know I asked this question in my poll, but I want to know what everyone personally thinks)

If you can answer any of these, I would most certainly appreciate it. Thanks!

Have a great week!

Grace be with you,

Abby :D


NatureFreak said...

I would love to answer your questions! Ok, #1. To get someone to guest post on your blog, you leave a comment on THEIR blog asking them to, then (this is the complicated part, I'll try to explain it as simple as possible :)), you must go to the top of the blog, and click on DESIGN. Now, you click on SETTINGS (It should be above your page elements and below the top blue part, if you can not find it, tell me in a comment). Now under the word SETTINGS, that you just clicked on, there will be different categories, click "Permissions". It will say "Blog authors" And have your name as the administrator. Click "Add authors". Type in the new authors e-mail address (which you should ask for in a comment), and BOOM! They can post until you remove them as a blog author! Hope I helped! <3

NatureFreak said...

It took me so long to tell you how to do the first thing, I didn't answer any more questions! Ok so, #2, you can ask company's to donate an item, but the best way to do it is to, buy a item yourself to giveaway! #3, Yes! I love your blog <3!!! #4, Well, it depends, put whatever your real name is, silly!! :D

Amanda said...

#1: Just ask. :)
#2: This is a tough question. You can request something for a giveaway, but especially on Etsy, it's a little tricky. Companies look for blogs that are well-established, and read often by the readership they're hoping to advertise to.
My advise would be to look up Business2Blogger (you can google it), or just focus on attracting more readers. For instance, a company contacted me the other day to host a giveaway next month - via Business2Blogger.
#3: I like your posts - they're fun and entertaining. I'd like to see you post more about your everyday life, actually...
#4: Don't change your blog name!

Kendra said...

I'll try answering them! #1, I guess you just ask someone and give them your password, then change it later, and do you know if you go to 'permissions' on settings you can add users. #2, I don't really know, sorry but you could ask. #3, you posts are interesting, you like to have little contests and games, but maybe if you posted no more than once a day it would be nicer. #4, OK, please do NOT change your name to Corrine! I don't know if that's your real name or not but I the internet I don't think it suits you! I mean, if you want to change it you can but I'm just telling you what I think! :D
Have a great day!

Victoria said...

I <3 your blog!!