Welcome back to Introductions over Coffee, where I provide some guidance and insights for new bloggers and maybe as a refresher for us all. I also introduce a new blogger to the community. Please make them feel welcome (as I know you will).
For any new bloggers who want to raise their profile, please follow the guidance in my posts and do not spam my comments section.
Introducing : Abhi Sharma from A Townare
I have been debating quite a bit about whether I should feature new bloggers who only respond to the WP Prompts without creating their own material. Today’s new blogger fits into that category. There are a couple of reasons for doing this.
The prompts are there to be embraced and can help new bloggers find their feet, and build confidence. Also I’m not alone in responding to prompts that catch my attention.
Every prompt attracts hundreds of responses. If you’ve ever perused them you’ll know how much the quality and depth of responses can vary. With that in mind, I believe we can still discover some excellent bloggers finding their feet and using the prompts to help them.
I hope you’ll find Abhi’s posts as enjoyable as I did. As usual, I’m providing links to their blog and a couple of posts which caught my attention.
Welcome to the community Abhi 😁
Today is a special day because effectively I’m showcasing 2 bloggers, although this one is well established and admired by many. Hugh from Hugh’s Views and News.
Hugh regularly publishes very helpful information about the technical and practical aspects of blogging, and does so with very clear instructions of what to do. One example of this is a recent post about recognising and dealing with spammers and scanners. Everyone will benefit from having a read at Hugh’s post. I’m sure you’ll find it as informative and helpful as I do.
It’s important to me that this series really reflects the needs of the community, and new bloggers, so please let me know what would help you.
What I’m looking for in new bloggers I feature
I review the new bloggers I come across to decide who to highlight in this post on a weekly basis, and some have been asking what I’m looking for. I would say the following are my criteria:
- a blogger who interacts with their readers and responds to comments
- Are they posting regularly – if someone posts weekly, that’s fine, but I’d probably observe for a few weeks to see how they’re getting on
- Do they produce quality work – if its text, is it full of spelling/grammar mistakes
- is there sufficient information to encourage conversation through the comments section
- If someone regularly spams, they will not be featured. I accept that people can make mistakes at the outset, but they should learn and adapt what they do
I accept that this process is subjective, based on my opinions. Equally if you spot an interesting new blogger, send me a message through the Contact Me part of my site with their details.
To keep up-to-date with my blog, if you haven’t done so yet, fill in the box below to subscribe to Curiosities, Castles and Coffee Shops.