Double tips again today! No, not double dips. Remember kids, double dipping is gross. And sorry, not naked. Thought Hart would appreciate the sentiment though.
A couple quick tips for those participating in the A to Z Challenge (we’re over 500 now) and possibly some help for all bloggers.
We always hear shorter is better, but during the month of April with over 500 participants, it’s imperative we keep those posts short. Part of the reason for the Challenge is to meet new blogger buddies. Everyone will be trying to visit as many blogs as possible during that time, and longer posts will be a deterrent. We want to encourage people to stop and chat with us. So, scale back those words next month.
We have over 500 participants - are you following all of them? God, I hope not! (And if you are, pass on your Ninja secret.) How do you keep up then? Couple ideas here.
Have access to the list. Hosts all have the lists posted on our site - notice the page above titled A to Z Challenge Signup? You can jump to one of our sites to access the list. Or, you can copy the Linky Tools code and post the list on your own site. (I recommend a separate page like mine, as a list that big takes a moment to pull up.) Send me an email and I'll send you the code. (Wow, Raiders of the Lost Ark moment there!)
How do I visit everyone? You can’t in one day! (Again, if you can, share your secret.) Visit twelve to fifteen a day. I recommend that on April 1, you pick a number and start working your way through the list. By the end of April, you will have visited all of them! Along the way, you’ll find cool ones to follow. Start checking out the list now in preparation and follow a few bloggers you like.
Now remember, don’t try to visit everyone in one day! You might mess up the time-space continuum trying that trick.
Any other tips or ideas?
And I’m about to hit 600 followers - when did this happen?! As Bill & Ted would say, "Whoa."