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Blogging, It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It

As a seasoned blogger I am no longer amazed at the amount of new bloggers entering the fray thinking there is a quick buck to be made. Most of them enter the blog tips or blog marketing niche thinking to capitalize on that aspect of the market. Where they fail is that all they’re doing is regurgitating what others have already said and I know it tends to rub some the wrong way.

Take my mate Mitch for example, who wrote The Secret Is There Is No Secret, where he’s bitching about all these types of posts that are offering nothing new, except possibly to someone who  may be considering taking up the blogging challenge by starting their own blog on blogging for money or ways of driving traffic to your blog.

The way I see it is that although this market is pretty well saturated, inroads into it can be made as long as you approach it the right way. I’ve been reading the blog of a bloke who hasn’t been blogging that long who has a unique way of explaining things. Jim, that’s his name, runs Blogging Tips, Tricks and Fun and although he is tackling a topic that has almost been beaten to death with a wooden spoon, I think he will go far because he isn’t simply regurgitating old ideas. He has introduced his own personalized writing style, one that I think may open the eyes of those who before may have left a post discussing the same topic none the wiser.

You see the problem with reading the same thing over and over again is if it

Irish Soda Bread - Mmmmm!

didn’t make sense the first time there’s every chance that reading it over may not make it any clearer. So if all your doing is copying a post and rewriting it in much the same way you’re not adding any value, and if your not adding value your blog is going to be lost in the multitudes of other blogs similar to yours.

The trick is to make the post yours. Write it in such a way that people know you’re an individual with unique ideas and writing skills. Jim does this very well, especially with his Blog Recipe series. The first in the series was his Baked Stuffed Post where he breaks down how to write a post. It’s simple and to the point and may be just what is needed to get the point across. As I said this was one of his early ones and so I can only imagine what Jim may come up with as time goes on. I like to refer to him as The Blogging Chef, and who knows, perhaps one day he will have his own show.

I’ve always said that the one thing that makes a blog what it is and gives it some worth is the people who take the time to comment on them. I want to thank Gordie who’s currently making a big deal over how Passionate Speaking Can Be Deceiving, for reminding me of another blogger who’s bringing a bit of originality to the blogging scene. Naturally he’s referring to Jordon of Not A Pro Blog, a blogger who likes to bring a bit of wit to his blog. Being a professional comic he’s not averse to pasting his mug all over the videos he’s so happy to paste within his posts.

I found his post on Are Your Blog Readers Your Customers rather intriguing. I think he’s trying to tell us that they’re not because they’re not buying anything, and he backs this up by saying that A customer is one that buys something, and while that is true I would like to ask what you call all those people who window shop or walk into a store without buying something, either because they couldn’t find what they want or because their service was so bad that they decided to go elsewhere. They didn’t buy anything so that means they’re not customers right?

Perhaps not, but they are potential customers, ones that could bring not only cash through the registers when they decide to buy but something more important than that. Apart from return business their recommendation can bring new business through the door.

I don’t look at my readers as customer because my blog isn’t all about making money. But for those blogs that are, perhaps it would be a good idea to treat their commentators, or future potential customers, with some respect, a respect that can be seen in the way you interact with them on their blogs as well as the blogs of others. After all your blog posts and more importantly your interaction or lack of can be seen as being a window into who you really are.

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  1. I see that you like “blog food” Sire, maybe this is why you are on the top of commentators at Jim’s blog, I can not resist his writing style, it’s unique and intelligent way to get attention of the reader!

    Lots of fun learning! mmm I am bored of mentioning MMO stuff a lot on my blogs and network! I hope someone inspire me in the comments!
    .-= Hesham @ FamousBloggers´s last blog ..Upgrade Your Blogging Skills =-.

    1. Jim has a rare talent about him that’s for sure. Now all he has to do is utilize it and so far he’s been doing a good job of that.

      1. This my first visit to your blog Sire, and I am quite enjoying it so far. This post brings up a good, but also tiresome, point. Who really stands out from the crowd and who just blends into the background? Nowadays we don’t just need an X factor, but an X, Y, AND Z factor!
        .-= Steven | The Emotion Machine´s last blog ..How To Combat Work Overload =-.

        1. A hearty welcome to you Steven and I’m glad you’re liking the blog, and you are right, the X factor may no longer be enough.

      2. Thanks Sire! I really appreciate it and it really means a lot to me coming from a problogger like you :)
        .-= Jim Hardin´s last blog ..Toasty S’more Post =-.

        1. Now now Jim, no need to ruin a perfectly good comment by using that 10 letter P word :laugh_tb:

  2. For me another guy who’s brought some originality to the problogging scene is Jordan Cooper on NotAProBlog.com. He’s a professional comedian and uses a lot of irony to get his points across. His videos are extremely entertaining.
    .-= Gordie´s last blog ..How Passionate Speaking Can Be Deceiving. =-.

    1. Actually you are right Gordie, I forgot all about him. Thanks mate I’ll edit the post to include his blog.

  3. Interesting article with some valid points. I have to go check out Jim’s blog.
    .-= meka@earn online´s last blog ..Is Earning Money Online Distracting You From Earning Money Online? =-.


  4. Twitter:
    Who me, rant? Okay, maybe here and there. lol

    Thanks for including me here, Sire. You know, I have a different take on the “customers” thing. When I get to teach leadership to businesses, I tell them that every person they encounter is a customer, including their co-workers. If you believe that everyone is a potential customer, then you go out of your way to make their experience good, which is what employees want when they go to work, even more than money. So, I see everyone as a customer.

    What I don’t see everyone as, and the word Jordan might have been missing, is a ‘shopper’. Shoppers go out looking for things to buy, whether they buy them on that day or not. I believe that every once in awhile someone might be turned into a shopper by deciding to see what I’m promoting, but overall, shoppers don’t exist much for our types of blogs.
    .-= Mitch´s last blog ..Cleavage; Yeah, I’m Going There! =-.

    1. Mitch, you don’t know what I had to go through to find that post. It’s times like that I wish I taken my own advice. :wallbash_tb: :laugh_tb:

      I’d been planning this post for awhile and just decided today that I’d get it done before I forget.

      With Jordon being a comic and all I wonder if that distorts his perception of customers. Myself, being in business for thirty years and having to deal with them, and believe me customers are not always right but you let them believe they are, on a daily basis I think that perhaps I have a different view on what a customer is and how to treat them.


      1. Twitter:
        I don’t believe customers are always right either, but they are always the customer. Customers aren’t always shoppers, though, which is the critical difference in how we treat each side.

        Going back to the concept of how we say things, though, I like to think that our little group, as it’s turning out to be, is quite original in our statements and comments on our blogs and the blogs we visit. I find that, for the most part, we’re all fairly unique, even when we write on common topics. That we don’t always agree wholeheartedly shows our diversity as well.
        .-= Mitch´s last blog ..My First Book Review! =-.

        1. True, and there is nothing wrong with diversity either because it’s the very diverse nature that enables us the ability to learn something new from others as long as we open our hearts and minds.

  5. I have to agree with you on getting somewhat bored at seeing rehashed posts that I find in a lot of blogs. I also think that bloggers who outsource are prone to this output unless of course their writer is like Jim. :)

    Been away for quite some time Sire. Got myself busy trying to clean up my website server after the hacking incident earlier this month. Like I said in my post, I’m a new man now. I learned a few things about website security and also learned to control my anger.
    .-= James Moralde´s last blog ..Hacking Beginners =-.

    1. James, controlling ones anger is always a good thing as anger distorts good judgment.

      I was sorry to hear about you being hacked, but as long as all ended well and it was a good learning experience.

  6. I’m knew to this who game, but what I have learnt in a small amount of time is you have to do it your own way. So many go out there are try and copy others.

    I think you are one of the rare ones here Sire, like Jordan you are unique, but not because of your wit, but because of your dedication to your readers.

    I have got a guest post in mind for you soon, I’ll send it in when it’s ready
    .-= TheInfoPreneur´s last blog ..I’m Made From Pure Fire, What Are You Made Of? =-.

    1. Thanks James, but if it wasn’t for my readers there would be no reason for me to be here. A blog without readers is like a man in a barrel trying to piss in the corner. :laugh_tb:

      1. ha ha ha oh my god, I haven’t heard that saying for years!

        Brother we both know the importance of readers, the life blood of any site

  7. A delectable little morsel of a post. But…and I hesitate to mention this…for a blog post where you said near the end of the post, Sire, that this blog isn’t about making money…well…I couldn’t help but notice that it’s rather fully monetized, and SEO optimized. Were you, by chance just being ironic?
    .-= Ray´s last blog ..How To Profit From The New Goldrush =-.

    1. While I do have ads on my blog and stuff, and I also post about ways for others to make money, and I can’t do that unless I do the research first which means actually trialling them out where possible, I don’t actually blog for the sole purpose of making money.

      As for SEO, again I do a little bit of that because I want people to find me otherwise there’s no point in me writing at all, but for the most part I don’t bother as I find it tedious.

      Thanks fro dropping in Ray, always happy to see a new face.

      1. I enjoyed my visit, and I hope you’ll enjoy my little blog offering as well.
        .-= Ray´s last blog ..How To Profit From The New Goldrush =-.

        1. I did Ray, that’s one of the reasons for having commentluv, it helps us to find new nuggets.

  8. I was just exploring. You’re developing quite a nice little blogging kingdom, Sire. (See, I tied the “sire” to “kingdom.”) I think you may just be my new blogging hero. Well done, Sire.

    Ray
    .-= Ray´s last blog ..How To Profit From The New Goldrush =-.

    1. Why thanks Ray, always looking for new subject, oops sorry, I mean fans. :wink_ee:

  9. I’m just window shopping and trying to get in good with the shopkeeper. Maybe I’ll be able to finagle a sweet deal that way. :rolleyes_tb:

    And isn’t that always the case “It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It’. I am forever saying this to people or them to me. It’s harder in written form as people have to warm to your style first in order to ‘get it’. And if they don’t ‘get it’ quickly, they move on to the next. So, clarity is key, as well. Great! Now you’ve made me think. And on a SATURDAY! :jittery_tb:
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..HD It’s Not Just For Television =-.

    1. Sorry Anne to have to do that to you on a Saturday and all, but when you’re my age these things have to written as soon as they pop into my head otherwise they will be forgotten and lost forever. :tongue1_tb:

  10. Good insight, Sire! I’ve been learning about the importance of “voice”, and I suppose it applies to money blogging as well. Why be white noise when you can stand out as yourself?

    1. Thanks Heather, standing out from the crowd does get you noticed and that is important in the blogging world.

  11. It’s important to treat each visitor with respect whether they are a customer, potential customer or window shopper.
    You do this well.
    .-= Glen´s last blog ..Do Something =-.

    1. That’s certainly my take on it Glen, thanks for stopping by mate.

  12. I agree with you Sire, Jim’s blog is a rare find. When I first visited I though it was a food blog (until I read his work of course ;)) and it amazes me how he keeps coming up with new recipes. I’ve only recently started reading Jordan’s blog but he certainly keeps it fresh ;)

    I’ve only been going this for less than a month but seeing the copy cats reminds me of my short time playing IM a few years back. Everyone kept promising the same old rubbish. It was only the individuals who created the original material that were worth watching and even then, felt bit daft doing it their way. Like you say, we can only be ourselves. Copy cats need not apply ;)
    .-= Eleanor Edwards´s last blog ..When Charity Doesn’t Cost a Penny =-.

    1. I think the reason for so many copycats is that they’ve decided to take the easy way out as any other way would require thought and energy and they’re just too lazy to go down that path.

      1. But it seems so daft to me. You’re right, they’re sold on the promises, but what’s the point if it’s not going to get the desired end result? I’ve got no problem with folks doing their thing if it makes them happy but if they’re doing it to make a buck, the copy cat route is not the way to do it so ultimately, a complete waste of time and space.
        .-= Eleanor Edwards´s last blog ..How to Write When You’re So Excited You Can’t! =-.

        1. Perhaps they’ve just started and haven’t realized yet that it’s the wrong approach. They will either wake up to the fact or their blog will get lost in the masses where it will belong.

          1. Good point. I just feel sorry for them that they’re going to waste all this time and energy (not to mention cash in come cases too ;))
            .-= Eleanor Edwards´s last blog ..How to Write When You’re So Excited You Can’t! =-.

  13. I don’t believe customers are only those folks dolling over cash. There many different forms of “currency” for instance information, time, knowledge, encouragement, leadership etc.

    :)
    .-= Ms. Freeman´s last blog ..Don’t Scrap Your Goals Just Re-Evaluate Them =-.

    1. That’s true Ms Freeman, and isn’t that how the barter system evolved?

  14. I followed you to Jim’s blog the other day, you had either tweeted the link or I saw it in your backtype.

    I did not comment on his blog because I am lame. I did not know what to say…maybe his different take on things confused my pea brain. Or maybe I started thinking about food and had to go eat? ;)

    As for Mitch, we love his bitching. He has some great rants!

    1. Super Woman Sheryl? Does Cait and Brad know about this? :laugh_tb:

      I There’s no way in hell that I’m going to agree with you about you being lame and all, far from it. The food, well that’s a whole different story.

      Mitch, yeah he loves to bitch now and again. Good thing we have a Super Woman to keep him in control. :rasberry_ee:

    2. Hey Sheryl!
      One you are not lame, but I have to admit I have been wondering about them too. I was truly wondering if they were easy to comment on? Do people really get them? I would like to get information out there that people can understand but do it in a fun way but maybe they are confusing or something. I wasn’t really sure. But I will say I really appreciate the feedback. Maybe I can tweek them a bit to make them easier to comment on and at the same time provide helpful information to people.

      I appreciate any comments don’t be afraid.
      .-= Jim Hardin´s last blog ..Toasty S’more Post =-.

  15. I absolutely love the JimyJack! The first time i visited I thought I was going to get a recipe, and that I did!

    I also read Jordans article on customers, liked it alot and left a lengthy comment on it.

    Just want to point out that while some bloggers may appear “new” they may not be. My site is new (and is moving already) but I have been at this a couple of years and make a full time living from it. What bothers me is when a blogger is actually new to making money online and has never made more than a few bucks, then decides he is Darren Rouse of David Risley.
    .-= Keith @NeedInformation´s last blog ..Need-Information.com Is Moving =-.

    1. Yeah, but that is just the impression he is trying to give because he wants others to believe he is an authoritative on the subject just so he can peddle his wares.

      1. I take it you are referring to Jordan’s post?

        I can say this about him, as well as other bloggers that are “peddling”. There is always something to be learned, whether you agree or not with the view points, I like to read A LOT, and it has helped me to learn, good and bad.

        Over the last couple of years I have watched them come and go, I am new to writing about blogging, but have been blogging for a living for a couple of years. Does that make me an authority? NO, that lies in the eye of the beholder. If I can help someone, great, if you don’t like my style or my opinions, then don’t read them. That is how I look at it.

        I don’t know if you saw my comment on his post, but I argued that readers could be “potential” customers and should have some attention, every potential customer should be prized.

        The real decision is, what is a customer to you? If a customer is every person that reads your blog, then you should treat them that way, if it is only those that pay money then likewise.

        I am still of the thinking that every reader is a potential customer, but I will put a paying customer in front of one that is potential, because they paid for that.
        .-= Keith @NeedInformation´s last blog ..Need-Information.com Is Moving =-.

        1. Actually I wasn’t referring to Jordon at all Mike. ‘He’ was a general term referring to those ‘new’ bloggers that you referred to in your last comment who are

          new to making money online and has never made more than a few bucks, then decides he is Darren Rouse of David Risley.

          I wouldn’t refer to a blogger in a post as being a good blogger and then shoot them down in a comment as being otherwise.

          I did read your comment and I agree 100%, but that’s because I’ve been dealing with customers for most of my life.

          If my blog was a business blog and it’s sole purpose was sales then yes every reader is a potential customer.

          1. WHOOPS! LOL
            .-= Keith @NeedInformation´s last blog ..Need-Information.com Is Moving =-.

            1. Shit, you were quick. I reckon I was editing that comment a couple of times while you must have been writing yours.

    2. Thanks Keith I am glad you like it! I enjoy your blog also. I have confused a few more people too. Someone was looking for a Grilled 5 spice chicken recipe and landed at my site. I guess thats ok. He liked it enough to leave a comment :) I’m just a new guy on the blog also. I have a lot to learn and learning a bunch from Sire.
      .-= Jim Hardin´s last blog ..Toasty S’more Post =-.

  16. Re: the question whether readers are customers. It certainly computes that if you are selling a product, only the people that buy are customers. But when you blog and the only intent is to attract readers and engage them, then I say that readers (or at least the ones that come back) are customers also. They are paying you with their time and since that is all you are asking for, you are selling value in exchange. I think if you don’t look at this transaction in the same way as a cash transation, you aren’t being serious.
    .-= Ralph´s last blog ..The Top 10 Reasons to Post Daily =-.

    1. Thanks Ralph, that’s a nice way of looking at it. I only hope that if that’s the case that I have a lot of satisfied customers. :thumbup_tb:

  17. Sire great advice! For some of us who have been blogging for a long time like I have we continue to do see things that are old, because of fear. I know for me fear has held me back from pushing the envelope (as Lorelle told me to do) a lot harder.

    By the way I really enjoy Jim’s blog and the fresh approach he has taken to blogging.

    1. Perhaps fear held you back for a reason Rose. While fear can lead to missed opportunities it can also save a person from disaster. I suppose it all depends how you analyze that fear so that you can act on it properly.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..A Unique Valentines Gift For The One That You Love =-.

  18. I think it is a lot of self doubt. I know deep down inside I’m capable of doing it, but I doubt myself too much.

    I recently handed in a school assignment. I thought I did terrible on it, but got a 90 %.

    I’m sure I would do find with the podcast, but once again the self- doubt.

    Thanks for listening. :)

    1. No worries Rose, as to the podcast, just go for it. I had a lot of self doubt when I did my first video but I did it anyway. If you bomb out, which I’m sure you won’t, so what, chalk it up as a learning experience and have another go.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..Why I Think Rudd Is A Bloody Idiot =-.

  19. Thank you for the encouragement.
    .-= Rose´s last blog ..How to setup a 301 Redirect in WordPress =-.

  20. Sire, while I appreciate the linkage & kudos (as well as everyone who has made for a *wonderful* discussion here in the comments) – I think most of you are viewing things too much in one extreme way over another.

    Yes, every reader has the potential of being a customer. Yes, you should treat everyone respect and pay them attention. I’m not refuting that whatsoever.

    All I’m pointing out is that every reader is *never* going to be the same as one another. Some buy. Some won’t. Some will comment. Some never will. Some are reading for pure entertainment. Some for help. Some just because you’re a cool guy. Some are old. Some young. Some you’re connecting with well. Some who you’ll never see eye to eye with.

    Because of this, how could you possibly think casting a wide net and communicating, interacting and/or selling with everyone in the same way as being effective?

    It comes down to prioritizing your time & efforts depending on what you yourself value the most. Maybe your business model revolves around you being the socialite… then do so over anything else. Maybe it revolves around writing useful comprehensive eBook guides… then hunker down and get it done over anything else.

    Just like every reader isn’t the same, every blogger isn’t the same as well. So to judge others based on the model you’ve developed your business plan out of and use that to criticize someone else’s seems unfair.

    It’s not about extremes. It’s about balance. Focus your energy towards accomplishing your own unique goals.

    In my post, I just highlighted the top goal most bloggers have *by far* – to make money. If that’s the case, I wanted to put the thought out there that it may be beneficial to prioritize those readers/customers who have the *most* potential to buy over ones who have the least potential. As long as you give EVERYONE attention and respect in the process, I can’t see what’s wrong with that ideology.
    .-= Jordan Cooper´s last blog ..163 Ways To Build An E-Mail List By Link Baiting The F*ck Out Of People =-.

    1. Hey Jordon, I don’t judge others at all, I just tell it the way I see it. While you are entitled to your opinion I am entitled to disagree if I feel it to be erroneous.

      I’ve been in business, dealing with customers, for over thirty years and it’s always been my interaction with them, even though they may have not been buying at the time, that has lead to my running a successful business.

      In regards to blogging I see my readers as friends I’ve invited into my home for a beer rather than customers. If this was a business blog, which it isn’t, I would treat them the same way as I believe the interaction may lead them to becoming customers at a later date or even sending one of their friends my way.

      If you’re giving everyone attention how are you prioritizing, and how do you know who to concentrate on when you haven’t received any buying signals? How do you separate them. Is that where lists come in, because if so I reckon a lot of people still don’t realize what they’re getting into when they subscribe to those.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..The Hyundai Santa Fe And It’s Progress In The Global Green Challenge =-.

  21. In blogging tips niche, the most thing is to find our own style because it is high possibilities that others already wrote what we try to write. That,s what i am try to find for this six month in my blogging tips niche.
    .-= Dana @ Blogging Update´s last blog ..Why Do I Rarely Follow A Blog Contest? =-.

    1. Not so much a possibility as it is a certainty Dana, that’s why it’s so important to come up with a unique way of saying things so that readers have more of an appreciation for it.

  22. With so many people blogging today it’s only a matter of time before all topics seem to get stale, but you will always have a new blogger come along to spice things up a little with his or her own creativity.

    1. Creativity would have to be the key word here, that’s for sure.

  23. “You see the problem with reading the same thing over and over again is if it didn’t make sense the first time there’s every chance that reading it over may not make it any clearer.”

    OK at first I laughed, ’cause lets face it, that was funny, but also so very very true.

    I think this may be why 1-2 people have said I “babble” sometimes. Well, for one thing you need to be personable, but also to put things in plain English, sometimes you need to lengthen a bit. :)

    Oh yea, I’m also checkin’ out Jim’s blog.
    .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Hello & Welcome To The All New – DennisEdell.com/DirectSalesWebMarketing.com Merged – Direct Sales Coaching Blog! =-.

    1. I’ve found when at school that I could be stuck with a particular problem that my normal teacher could not explain to me, but then when I approached another teacher her explanation made so much more sense.
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..Blogging, It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It =-.

      1. I like the analogy. ;)
        .-= Dennis Edell´s last blog ..Hello & Welcome To The All New – DennisEdell.com/DirectSalesWebMarketing.com Merged – Direct Sales Coaching Blog! =-.

  24. Guilty as charged.

    When I started my blog just a tad over a year ago, I thought that hey, I can write about the stuff I learned in my IM courses, about applying what I learned and measure the results. I am afraid that I was just regurgitating.

    As the year wore on (and wear on it did … the results were ambarassingly abysmal), I learned that “learning” from a course and learning by application of that course are a different animal.

    After a year of experience tucked under my keyboard, I hope that some of the stuff I write about is not mere regurgitation, but I know that I have a loooong way to go!

    best…………….valentina
    .-= Valentina´s last blog ..Sunday Morn Musings: On Money, Elitism and Olympics =-.

    1. It’s like all those students coming out of university and heading into the workforce with all this theory, only to find out that it doesn’t all apply in the real world. They have to take that theory and mold it to a particular situation to make it actually work.

  25. I actually don’t think the niche is saturated at all. Of course, you are right in saying you can carve in-roads by being original, but the truth is, most of the people talking about making money online aren’t actually making any.. and that is funny to me.
    On the other hand, many of us who blog about internet marketing and the like just can’t share everything. This is because some of what we do may be looked at as shady. It’s not shady really, just smart, but if someone decides to report you to Google for breaking TOS, it’s always “deindex first” and ask questions “later.”
    AL
    .-= Allyn´s last blog ..Everything You Need To Know About BACKLINKS =-.

    1. I don’t know that I agree with that, but seeing as you’re here Al, and the customer is always right, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.

  26. Oh geez where the hell have I been. Thanks for the kind words Sire!! I can’t thank you enough. I dropped off for a little while as I have been creating a few more recipes and just needed time to think. Now I come here you have said so many kind words. Thanks!

    I just hope that I keep the recipes coming. I don’t want to be some “One hit Wonder”

    Although some of those One Hit wonders are pretty good. “Come on Eileen”
    .-= Jim Hardin´s last blog ..Toasty S’more Post =-.

    1. No worries Jim. I’ve been planning this post for awhile now, I may even have mentioned it to you in passing, and I’m so glad it proved to be so popular, and I have you and Mitch to thank for that.

      1. Na come on your are the creator. I am just a newbie blogger stiring up some recipes. I got one I am just about ready to release. Maybe tonight. Well its tonight over there (Monday night that is) It must be Tuesday morning over there.

        I can’t Thank You enough. I really appreciate the comments.
        I would have thought since you linked to my site in the post that I would have seen a ping back or whatever you call those things in my blog but I didn’t. The way I kinda found out is I was looking at the top referals to my site and it was your site. And I was kinda like wow thats weird. Then I remember a comment on my blog from Dennis and he said Sire told me to come here. So thats when it clicked that you might have mentioned me. Again THANKS!

        I have wondered about what Sheryl said above about having trouble leaving comments on the recipes. I wondered if they were commentable if that is a word. I mean a real recipe you make and can comment on because you made it and it tastes good or crappy for that matter. My virtual recipes you cannot physically make and eat so I didn’t know if it was hard for people to comment on. Well I appreciate the feedback from Sheryl. It makes me think.

        Thanks again Sire
        .-= Jim Hardin´s last blog ..Toasty S’more Post =-.

        1. No worries Jim, it’s good to know that my referrals actually send traffic to the people I mention in the post. Sort of makes it all worthwhile.

          As to comments, I think that perhaps Sheryl was left speechless by what you had written.

  27. Well, first off I want to thank you for pointing out the blogs/authors in this post. It’s nice to have other resources for my ever expanding mind.

    I find it amazing that so many of those who attempt to teach us how to blog – and make money at it – really don’t do well in this area. How many blogs have I found on the topic that fizzled out ??? Hmmm…hundreds.

    1. Those that fail to teach do so because they haven’t learned themselves what they profess to teach. Sort of sounds like a proverb doesn’t it? :smoke_tb:

  28. Hi Sire
    Some great links in this post.
    I went over to Gordies site and read his “Passionate speaking can be deceptive” some useful info on how interesting various accents sound… a great read.

    In my posts, I try and add a bit of humour to the facts. It makes the facts easier to digest.
    Guess that the real secret is to only blogg about things you understand and have a passion for.
    .-= Keith Davis@public speaking´s last blog ..Practice, practice, practice… =-.

    1. That’s for sure Keith, because if you have a passion for something you’re more likely to make it your own.

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