Category Archives: Social Media Tips

For the Love of Blog Comments

Blog Comments by Miss Miah

In the past year since starting this blog, the question I get most often is this: How do I get people to leave comments? Certainly there’s no magic method, but I do have some thoughts on the subject. Instead of discussing the “comments issue” here, I’m offering my bossy advice over at Rogue Writer—Shari Lopatin’s…

My Blog’s First Anniversary: A Celebration of Chutzpah and Humility

Photo by AndreChinn via Flickr

It’s official: ninabadzin.com has been up and running for a year. On November 18th, 2010, I pushed the “publish” button on my first post. I called my blog A Mom in the Middle with the clunky URL amominthemiddle.com to match. I thought I would write about my life as a mom, but proceeded to publish…

Why I Follow You on Twitter (and Why I Don’t)

Photo by eldh via Flickr

[This is Part Five of my Twitter Tips series.]I don’t believe it makes sense to automatically follow everyone back on Twitter. I like to stay in touch with the people I follow. That means if I follow you, then I’m going to see your tweets. I’m not going to pretend to follow 2000 people, but…

How to Blog without Annoying Your Friends and Family

"Balance" by D. Sharon Pruitt via Flickr Creative Commons

I’ve said it before, but it merits repeating: Your blog’s main audience cannot be your family and friends. Why am I back on this issue? I recently had a significant increase in traffic on a post I wrote in May 2010 called “Blogging Tips: What I Know Now,” and most of the new comments focused…

Mixed Blessings of the Internet

MIxed Blessings of the Internet by Nina Badzin

Hello blog readers! I’m back! Of course I didn’t go anywhere. I took a brief blogging break so that I could in theory use the time to churn out more fiction than usual. It was a cute theory. What went wrong? For starters, I didn’t take a Twitter break. Yes, I’m known to sing Twitter’s…