Something Huge Has Happened and How It Could Benefit You!

Something huge has happened!!  Did humankind develop a cure for the common cold? NO!  Has someone finally found an efficient way to organize pots and pans in the cupboard?  NO!

My Twitter page broke 9,000 followers!  And to celebrate I am going to feature one lucky person on my page by writing a post with links to that person’s blog page!

9000TwitterHere is how you can get featured:

  1. Follow me on Twitter.  Not on Twitter??  It’s easy and free so register now!
  2. Like and retweet my latest vlog pinned at the top of my page titled “Why Take Action When You Can Just Complain?”
  3. Then leave a comment and link to your Twitter page in the thread on this post explaining to me why you think your blog would be a good feature.

I will then randomly select one lucky blogger to receive a full-length feature on my page to be published on Friday morning!  It’s that easy, but you MUST do all 3 above.  Good luck!

Your Numbers Might Change, But the Work Stays the Same

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One fact about blogging that does not change-regardless of follower numbers-is the work.  I am still doing today what I did 2 1/2 years ago.  I’m still using the same basic tactics Jason over at Harsh Reality began teaching me way back when.  I still visit other pages (although not as often as I would prefer), I still respond promptly to comments, I still interact and treat WordPress just as I do the other social media sites.  I still hustle and I still challenge and push myself.  Getting 2,000+ views per day isn’t some magical occurrence that just happens one day.  And it isn’t what I thought it would be.

I recall the first time I received 100 views in a day-I thought it was the most amazing thing.  Then I remember the first time I received 1,000-it was the same feeling.  I also recall the first time I received 5,000 views in a day-same feeling.  Do you see what I’m getting at?  The benchmarks are amazing, but it still left me wanting more.  And stat numbers are great, but the results are relative.  Each benchmark changes which proves how dynamic and fluid blogging really can be.  With all the growth, I am still doing the same basics now that I did when I had 400 followers.

So what’s my point you might ask?

Your numbers might change, but the work stays the same.  Engage, interact, read, LIKE, Follow, be a social media champion, use StumbleUpon, use Flipboard and always be on the look out for new and creative ways to promote yourself. For instance, I have recently begun to dabble it Facebook advertising for my FB blog page. Not sure where it will lead, but it is something I always wanted to do so I’m doing it.  I also recently (December) branched out to YouTube-the future of the internet-to help grow my reach.

I think it is easy to look at other’s and have blog envy and I’ll admit that I did and sometimes still do.  The fallacy that existed in my mind was that when I achieved a certain number of followers, then I would be content; I would have arrived.  The truth is that growth happens so slowly that I realize I’ll never be content-even when I hit 100,000 followers.  I still have to respond to comments.  I still have to read other blogs.  I still LIKE and follow.  I still engage on a real level.  I still give back to the community.

Your number might change, but the work stays the same.  As Jason says “You just gotta keep on grinding man.”

 

Reaching me through social media outlets

This is Life Experiment Blog!

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Social media, social media, social media…. As bloggers that’s a majority of what we’re told we have to do. So, I’ve done it. I really enjoy staying in touch with my fellow bloggers and followers. The more platforms, the better. So I thought I would take a minute to share my contact info.

I’ve been on instagram for awhile now and I must admit that I am addicted. I spend way to much time on that app. You can follow me on Instagram at my_life_is_an_experiment or click here. I always actively follow my fellow bloggers if I just know that its you! 🙂

I recently (as in..yesterday and today) opened a blog twitter and Facebook account.

My twitter handle is: @mliaeblog

My Facebook page can be found here.

Hope to see you outside of wp as well!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Mliae

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Types of Couples on Valentine’s Day

Hilarious video from One More Shot Please!!

ONE MORE SHOT PLEASE

Hello all! I apologize for being so busy this week that I haven’t posted much. An update on my life: I have been bogged down with Mondays and Wednesdays packed with classes till 8:30 pm, and my Houstonia Magazine fellowship from 9:30-5 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition to that, I have been out the rest of the weekend interviewing Simone Biles (yes, the Olympic gold medalist) and Haute Hijab CEO Melanie Elturk, attending events to cover for the magazine, spending time with friends, volunteering, and filming/editing YouTube videos. Events and interviews may seem like fun, and don’t get me wrong. They are. There is always so much to do that I constantly have this voice in my head nagging about some other event I need to run to another deadline to meet, even if it’s a self-imposed one. I just need one day to relax, clear my head, and treat myself by indulging…

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Blogging Tips: Writing and Blogging Are Very Different Things

Do me a solid and SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel!!

Check out Jason’s post What is “Viral” on Harsh Reality

 

The Blogger Q&A Tag

I would like you to meet MSnubutterflies!!

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First of all thank you to Jen from Tripping Through Treacle for nominating me. Like Jen I think these are fun because it gives us a chance to get to know each other better.

Jen also writes about her journey with MS. She is among one of the many chronic illness blogs I enjoy. Please stop by and visit her.

As much as I enjoy participating in these types of post I feel I should apologize in advance that my answers may be short or may seem not to be well thought through. I’m in a bit of a fog today and finding it difficult to find words and put thoughts together. It would seem smart to wait for a better day right! Honestly I don’t know when that will be and knowing me I would forget about the post all together. Lol. So it is what it is. I’ll…

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Rumi Wisdom

I would like everyone to meet Insane Roots!!

Insane Roots

Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi, thirteenth century Sufi poet

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