Goodies Galore

Learning to focus less on dieting and more on overall health and wellness

Blogging woes and lunch

Blogging is incredibly rewarding but it can also be discouraging if it seems that no one is reading. My friend Jess, from http://upsanddownes.wordpress.com emailed me yesterday feeling a little bummed out. She’s questioning whether to continue blogging or call it quits due to lack of traffic on her website. Give Jess some lovin’ so she will keep her blog alive.

There are many food blogs out there that are sponsored, and some bloggers actually get paid to keep their site up and running. I hope that one day my blog will go in that direction too. For now, I write for myself and for the readers. I cannot say it enough– receiving comments from readers is one of the best things about blogging. We (I’m speaking on behalf of everyone apparently) feed off of your comments so keep em’ coming. If you’re happy with certain blogs and check them daily (like I do to many), tell your friends to check them out as well. Word of mouth is key to blogging success. Having readers helps boost motivation and drive to keep putting it all out there. With that said, if there is something you’d like to see more or less of, keep that feedback coming too.

Onto food. For lunch I had some quinoa salad sans quinoa. At the bottom of the container lies hummus for added flavor. I also packed a banana.

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December 2, 2009 - Posted by | blog, Food

18 Comments »

  1. I think its all about the style of the bloggers writing and their techniques. Some bloggers write in all caps or make lots of spelling errors and talk jibberish are just not interesting to me…I dont want to struggle to read what you are saying. I have to be interested in what I am reading.. taylor to the reader I guess. Also, updating daily is important. I am more likly, as a reader to check back if I know you are writing often! Loving this blog.. Lins.. you are really a great writer..I think bc you are funny yet realistic. Jess… if you are reading this.. keep it up.. your doing great. I loved your xmas gifts entry. 🙂

    Comment by Marina | December 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Marina… although I am quite guilty about the spelling errors. Not one of my gifts.

      Comment by lpskins | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  2. I read Jess’s blog – she’s hysterical. She lives in the same city as me too. I don’t have a ton of girlfriends so it’s nice to read blogs from woman who go through the same kinds of things as me – both good and bad!

    Quick question…how did you like the yogurt?

    Comment by Marla | December 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Yogurt was really good! I like anything sweet so I’m easy to please. I was hoping for flakes of coconut though.

      Comment by lpskins | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. I love reading your blog because I really relate to your food struggles. It makes me feel less alone.

    Comment by Becky | December 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Hey Becky, you are definitely not alone. I wish all of us could go out and chit chat about how to cut the crap and be normal with food.

      Comment by lpskins | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  4. LINDS IS THE BOMB! thanks girlie! Marla- shout out to you girlfriend 😉

    Comment by jessdownes | December 2, 2009 | Reply

    • My pleasure!

      Comment by lpskins | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  5. uh-oh…i think i am def the person who” writes in all caps or make lots of spelling errors and talk jibberish” OY! i will work on it! i just have sooo much to say and my fingers like vomit on the keyboard! hahah

    Comment by jessdownes | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  6. I agree I love your blog b/c you are honest and not self absorbed ! I feel like alot of women can relate to you!
    You can admit your faults and you update just enough during the day I love it So glad I found this I will definitly check out your friends blog Keep up the good work!
    Kelli

    Comment by Kelli | December 2, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks Kelli!!! You da bomb sista.

      Comment by lpskins | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  7. Some people start a blog and instantly expect to get tons of comments (I am talking about an old coworker). You have to work at it and build relationships! 🙂 But what you said is true – don’t be lazy, leave comments and share the love! I’ll go check out Jess’s place 🙂

    Comment by kilax | December 2, 2009 | Reply

    • You’re totally right but having readers makes it so much more fun and worthwhile. Gotta keep it going to keep the lovin’ coming

      Comment by lpskins | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  8. Jess.. I wasnt referring to you with the caps and craziness! Yours is great.. I mean in general!!

    Comment by Marina | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  9. Great post, as a new blogger I can definitely relate. I too write for myself, but would be lying if I said I didn’t wish more people read ‘me’!

    I always get a good laugh when I read your posts! Yay for new blog friends!

    Comment by Olivia | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  10. HI guys! thanks for the love! oh, and Linds, you da best, girlie! LOVE your blog too!

    Comment by jessdownes | December 2, 2009 | Reply

  11. I love both of your blogs. I read them everyday in my google reader. I’m a bit lazy commenting though. Just know that I’m definitely reading 🙂 You guys are both an inspriation because you update your blogs so much. I hope to get into the groove to do that with my blog one day 🙂

    Comment by jessica | December 3, 2009 | Reply

    • Aw thanks Jess. Can we please talk about Google Reader. What is it all about?

      Comment by lpskins | December 3, 2009 | Reply


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