Some Recent Blog Updates

One of my New Year's resolutions was to spend more time on my blog. 

I'd like to double my readers by the end of the year.  I used to have more traffic, but when I was posting very irregularly, I lost some of that traffic.  So, I'd like to atleast get that back to where it was.  But to do so, I've got some work to do.

I'm increasing my number of weekly posts and trying to post atleast daily.  I'm also trying to comment more often when I visit other blogs.  I read so many other blogs, but hardly ever comment.  Not sure why.  I guess it just doesn't occur to me to do so.  Trying to change that!

I'm also trying to read and teach myself some new tweaks to the blog to make it a better place to visit.  One of the recent changes I've made is to install CommentLuv. 

If you're unfamiliar, CommentLuv is great for those commenters that have their own blogs. When you're commenting, it finds your last blog post and places the title and link to it right under your comment.  This is a great way to snag interested new readers when you're commenting on a post!

I've also made my blog Do Follow enabled.  This means that your blog will get some great "link juice" back because the web crawlers can now find your blog link in your comment!  This is obviously my very simple explanation, you can Google it if you want to find out more.

Anyway, that's what I've been up to over here.  Oh and that bad case of being unmotivated last week?  Totally gone now.  Dishes are all caught up and laundry is getting there... got slowed down by my 5 year old with a stomach virus. 

All my Christmas decorations are finally put away!  So excited about that one, lol.  We even got the house cleaned and decorated and held a great pirate 4th birthday party for my son over the weekend.  Lots going on around here :)

Coming up soon:  I have some pics to post of our homemade pirate party decorations!  They turned out great!

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