It’s been a while since the last ‘blogger to blogger‘ post and today you’re in for a serious treat. I have the fabulous Ez here! Her blog Creature Comforts has always been an inspiration to many of us and not only Ez is one of the most talented people I’ve ever known, she’s also the sweetest lady worth all my admiration, who drove a long way to what she has today: a gorgeous blog, a stunning holiday magazine (which is free, so you can check it out too!), an Etsy shop full of eye-candy (I have one of her prints – such a pretty piece!) and most of all, she has a loving daughter and a job she can’t live without. What else a girl can ask for, right? Please read Ez’s advice about blogging:
Ludmila: Where to look for inspiration for blog posts?
Ludmila: How often a blog should be updated and how important it is to let your readers know when exactly to come back to see new posts?
Ez: I think the actual number of posts will be different for everyone (there is no set standard), but I do believe that consistency is important (readers want to know that they can rely upon you). As far as the actual number of posts, I know some bloggers who can produce post after post and some who prefer one a day or even just a few a week. I personally have become comfortable writing about 3 posts a day. One of the most important things I remind myself of often is that there will always be more that I could do, another story to tell, content that I didn’t get to share first, but it’s okay. I am happy with what I am doing and the level at which I’m doing it…I think that’s all that I can really ask for.
Ez: I believe that social media is a very important part of blogging. But for myself I see it less as a form of self-promotion than the opportunity to have a more personal relationship with my readers. There are a lot of different options when it comes to social media, but my favorites are Twitter, Flickr, and Pinterest.
Ez: Fortunately I have been very lucky and have had consistently lovely readers and commenters on my blog. The few negative comments that I have received did upset me (I’m not going to lie), but I always try to see where that person is coming from and never respond in anger. Worst case scenario I might remove the comment (if I felt it was hurtful towards those featured on my blog or other readers) and then email the person in a non-confrontational way and see if there is anything I can do to better the situation.
Ez: The “Golden Rule.” “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” It doesn’t get more simple or helpful than that.
Ez, thank you so much for being a part of this series and for inspiring us daily! As I said, there’s so much to learn from you, so this post was more than just helpful!
I hope you all read through carefully! Now I want to know: what’s the one and only rule YOU have ever received that is now your ‘golden rule’?