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Party Under the Big Top #13

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The Mother’s Day Edition

Last week we set a new record for posts linked up with over 60! Thank you all so much for linking up and helping to spread the word to make this a great link-up. Please don’t forget to add our party button so others can see where you are linking up and come join in too.

We had a first time winner last week get the most views, so that was exciting.

Mother’s day is coming up soon and we have modified the linkup to reflect that šŸ™‚ Enough of my rambling, go link up your post and don’t forget to scroll down even further and link up your twitter account. Have a great week and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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So, You want to start a blog?

I started my blog a few months ago just as naive as a person could possibly be. I didn’t read any blog regularly and would really only read a blog if someone shared a post on my Facebook timeline. A few people suggested to me from time to time that I start a blog but I kept brushing them off. I didn’t really know the first thing about blogging. Plus in school, I didn’t really like writing. Why would I willingly start writing now?

After hearing several people explain how writing a blog was not to be compared with writing an English term paper and realizing I enjoyed posting some longer Facebook posts, I decided to take the plunge. I started a free blog and wrote in secret for 2 weeks just in case I hated it. Turns out I did kinda enjoy it and I eventually let it be known I had a blog.

As time had past I realized I had no clue what I was getting into and it began to take up more and more of my time. My TV watching really began to take a hit. I’m entire seasons behind on some of my favorite shows. I have no idea how I’m going to ever be able to catch up.

I also found out you have to read all these other blogs. Dozens and dozens of other blogs. It’s sort of a blogger courtesy; you read my blog I’ll read yours. Aside from the incredible amount of time this takes up, some blogs are really bad. Like really bad. Not that I want to go around judging people but sometimes it looks like the person didn’t even try. Like this blog for example or this one.  You have to wade through the bad ones to find some real gems!

Did you really just click on those links to try and see a terrible blog? You should be ashamed. I mean honestly.

The other thing that keeps happening to me is that every time something even remotely funny happens everyone around informs me I’ll have to make a blog post about it. You wouldn’t believe how many things are only funny if you were there.

The thing that trips me out the most is when acquaintances will tell me they have read my blog or while we are talking they will randomly start a sentence with “It’s like that one post you made…” Wait, wait, hold on. You’ve read my blog? Thanks for never leaving a comment anywhere ever or even giving me a lame “like” when I share my post to my Facebook page. I had absolutely no idea you were reading my blog. But I’m honored.

It makes me wonder who else reads my blog and isn’t letting on. Probably Mr. Obama if I had to guess, he has 2 daughters and he can likely relate to some of my parenting posts. So anyhow, thanks for reading Mr. President, if you could just work it into your next speech: “It’s like the Sunshine Dad says: ‘Parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever have: good parenting is even harder than that!'”

Until next time, you have yourself a great week. And please don’t forget, if you are so inclined to do so, you can click on the Top Daddy Blogs logo below or in my sidebar once a day to vote for me. Thanks.

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Places where I have linked up this post:

Sunshine Dad Blog

 

The Dad Network

Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com

Modern Dad Pages

Goodness Snakes Alive

Today’s post is all about how a snake gave me a chance at redemption.

 

Here’s the thing though, you can’t read it here. You have to venture over to Welcome to My CircusĀ in order to read it. Ā I am the first guest blogger in a new guest blogger series The Sideshow. Ā So please click on the logo below to read my post (and comment if you feel so compelled). Then browse around her site some too. She has some of the craziest adventures! Thank you to everyone for your support. Have a blessed day!

Welcome to my circus Sideshow

 

4 Tips to Make Your Blog Go Viral

People start blogs for any number of reasons. Some just like to write, some want to keep friends and family up to date, some use blogging as a type of journal and some are hoping to eventually make money. Not everyone cares about how many views their blog is getting on a daily basis, but many would like to see their views increase. I have found the following 4 tips to be important if you want to grow your viewers.

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4 Tips to Make Your Blog Go Viral

People start blogs for any number of reasons. Some just like to write, some want to keep friends and family up to date, some use blogging as a type of journal and some are hoping to eventually make money.Ā Not everyone cares about how many views their blog is gettingĀ on a daily basis, but many would like to see their views increase. I have found the following 4Ā tips to be important if you want to grow your viewers.

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