FBFF topic this week is the Rules of Engagement.
Wait, isn't that a movie title or something?
Thank you, IMDB. It's also a sitcom we occasionally watch. Apparently people have told my husband that he looks like Patrick Warburton. I slightly see it. But it's more his sarcastic personality on the Rules of Engagement show that makes them so similar.
what do you think?
I think there's a little bit resemblance. But my man is definitely hotter. :)
Before moving on to our FBFF topic, here's a fun outfit I wanted to share.
Most of these pieces came pretty cheap at the outlet near me. Score!
shoes: naturalizer outlet /jeans; banana outlet / cardigan: old navy outlet /white tank: GAP outlet / scarf: LOFT / purple tee: Target
Well I'm not sure how qualified I am to answer the FBFF questions this week, but I'll do my best.
1. Guest posts are a good way to gain new exposure. What do you think is the appropriate way to go about securing a guest spot?
Well since I haven't actually secured a guest spot on another blog or even tried, um...I'm not sure. That's the answer you wanted to hear, wasn't it? Even though I haven't done it, I think the best way would be to approach a fellow blogger that either comments frequently on your blog or is a follower. To me, that would indicate that they already like you (*fingers crossed*) and will be more open to having you on their blog. I think that would be how I would approach it. And I'm sure there are other (better) ideas out there that I can try once I've done this a few times. Ooh, just had another idea...maybe it would be good to offer to have that blogger do a guest post on your blog as well, kind of like a blog swap.
2. Leaving comments is essential to growing your blog. But how can you leave a comment without coming across as ‘Follow Me. Follow Me!’?
Whenever I leave comments, I don't do so with the intention of gaining a follower. Maybe my partial intention is that the blogger will check out my blog as well, but even that isn't a given. I just like putting nice comments out there in the blogosphere and I know that keeping mine positive is also putting good karma out there for me. If that comes back and gains me a follower, then that's awesome. But if it doesn't, I am not going to start leaving malicious or catty comments instead.
3. We’ve all gotten a mass email at one time or another asking for blog exposure, a link exchange, etc… But the mass emails don’t work. How do you make your email stand out from the crowd?
Um, yeah...about that...I've never sent out a mass e-mail requesting blog exposure. I am still kind of new to blogging and I guess I just haven't done that because I didn't wanna come across as needy or whatever. But hey, if it's not considered needy, maybe I'll start doing it, haha!
4. In interacting with other bloggers where do you draw the line between seeking support and begging for exposure?
I can't really speak to this at this time because I haven't experienced this.
5. What’s one rule of engagement error you made and how have you remedied that?
Not trying to be conceited here, but I don't think I have made one yet. I love to have new followers on my blog, but blogging is just a fun outlet for me. I don't have an inherent need to gain tons of exposure at this time. Maybe this will change in the future, but for now, that's the kind of blogger I am.
Check out answers from other FBFFers on modlychic!