Category: Traffic

What is Art?

art is freedom, art,

“…that you were not engaged with us because of your person; because of the parody of work that you display as “art” are a taint to that which is pure and true.” – anonymous

So I received this in an email yesterday from a fellow artist that is involved in ‘supporting’ fellow poets and artists through different methods of group interactions, writing prompts, competitions etc.

Might I also mention this someone has reblogged my work multiple times and has also left kind, supportive and encouraging mentions on many of my poetry posts.  So when I read the above comment I was completely shocked.

After much thought I have decided to leave this person anonymous and coming to this conclusion was a big challenge for me.  I take leadership, image, honesty and example very seriously.  I realize it’s not about the person it’s the idea of what art is that really got me going. Continue reading

Share your poetry on my blog!

I have decided to start a new weekly feature.

I will be accepting poems from anyone one interested.

I will post one poem per week onto my blog (my blog has 57,000 views and 5,600 followers) and

I will also share the poems with my Twitter account and my face book page fans.

I will post the poem featured on Fridays under:

Fridays Featured Poet

To participate please like and submit your poetry on my face book page.  Click on the link below to get there.

https://www.facebook.com/writingsofamrsjennifer?ref=hl

I look forward to reading your submissions!

And remember…..

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50,000 Views in 5 months

ImageAfter a quiet summer of little blogging and in 5 months total, I’ve hit 50,000 views on my blog!

Thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement!

When I started my blog I had no idea what to expect or even any idea what to write about.  The journey has evolved on it’s own and I’m so amazed that even one of you actually wants to read my poetry and posts so thank you so much for helping me build confidence in my writing.  There is much more to come I assure you!

I know over the summer my Pay Day Thursdays were interrupted along with the weekly ‘Storetries’ but they will return in October for those of you that are wondering and interested!

Also, the ads that keep popping up at the end of my posts are not there by my choice, Word Press just decides to put them where they want…for now.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, TODAY IS A HAPPY DAY FOR ME!!
*does a little happy dance*

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Facebook Resolve

So I have been ‘working’ on my fb page as of late and giving the social networking some love and attention.  My facebook page has been growing slowly but surely and I have enjoyed all of the wonderful pages, images and blogs that I have stumbled across over the past few days.  ( you can join me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/writingsofamrsjennifer?ref=hl , head on over and hit like, you can receive snippets into my life there along with all of my blog posts )

My face book page was mentioned in an article posted earlier this week by Joy Findley that features Zee Southcombe and she discusses social networking and blogging that you can take a look at here if you’d like :
http://joyfindlayauthor.blogspot.co.nz/2013/09/zee-southcombe-guest-post.html

This morning was by far my most favorable day on facebook when I happened upon a blog post entitled Resolve by Mostly True Stuff.

Isn’t resolve such a fantastic word?

The resolve of the human spirit has always been a fascination of mine and this post puts it all into such beautiful, raw, real and compelling words.

If you have a moment please check out her blog post.  I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

http://www.mostlytruestuff.com/2013/09/resolve.html?fb_source=pubv1

reolve, strength, inspiration

3 Months of Blogging: 42,000 views, 4050 followers and the ‘Tricks of the Trade’

It is officially my 3 month blogging anniversary is today!

My how time has flown by!

People have been asking me quite often how I got readers and traffic.  People want to know the ‘tricks of the trade’ so to speak.

Well, let’s begin with this.

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Pay it Forward Thursday: PAY DAY Christina Jones and Newsletters

So I had a collaboration booked for this week with We Drink Because we’re Poets but something came up with on their end so the collaboration was unable to happen but watch for it in the upcoming months!

Stuck in a short time crunch and wanting to help some one on my Pay Day Thursday I thought it a great opportunity to introduce you all to Christina Jones.

Christina approached me recently asking to interview me for her upcoming news letter and I agreed.

The interview will be available in July and you if you are interested in learning more about me and my journey to becoming the blogger that I am today please sign up for her newsletter to read the interview.  I asked Christina about the process of developing a newsletter as I do not have one for my blog and it is something that I am interested in doing.

Given the free block of time I felt it a great opportunity to give Christina some exposure and to interview her as well.

www.ChristinaJonesWriter.com

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Finding images to use on your blog can help or hamper your blogging goals

Hi everyone.

I just want to take a moment to share some very helpful information that I came across recently.

I had an issue with using a copyrighted image with out proper permission.  I by no means did this intentionally as I am sure many others have done but it was brought to my attention when the photographer approached me.

The issue was resolved simply but I felt terribly about it afterwards especially considering how important I feel it is to respect others work. Continue reading