6.07.2012

Dirty Little Secret #4

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Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by Under the Covers. Every Thursday they get to know other bloggers and their readers more intimately by asking a question hoping to reveal dirty little secrets.
To join in the fun all you need to do is: 

1. Be a follower of Under the Covers. 
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image and copy instructions. 
3. Answer the question they propose! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc. 

 This Week, the Question Is: 
Share your experiences with blogging! 
List TWO "Don't" and one "Do" when it comes to blogging and reviewing.
Since I'm fairly new... okay, okay.. REALLY new to blogging, I will tell you what my Do & Don'ts are as far as my short experience allows me.



DON'TS...tsk tsk shame on you!!
    • DON'T plagiarize!! -- Really? Plagiarize? Why do it? You were born with a mind. Use it! Let's not be dull & use someone else's hard work & thoughts put into reviews & posts!
    • DON'T be scared to ask around for help. If you're confused about something in the blogging world, ask someone. Be all "HEY! What is BEA?" (BTW... someone please answer this for me... hehe) But, in all seriousness, Do ask questions if you truly are lost or confused about something. I'm sure your fellow bloggers wouldn't mind taking a few minutes to answer your questions. We were all newbs at one point or another!
Do ... Kudos to you!!
    •  DO be awesome! lol.. kidding, although awesomeness doesn't hurt... Do be yourself. When you post your reviews or other posts on your blog, be you. I'd like to think when you have a follower, they follow you because they like what you have to say. Your personality shows in how you write your reviews/posts. And I think that's great :) So yeah... Be yourself & I'm sure that you will also enjoy blogging a lot more, I know I do!!
So, What are some of your DO's & DON'TS?

P.S. Sorry for murdering the exclamation point today... I guess I was really excited about this post!!!! hehe ;)

25 comments:

  1. Love your DON'Ts, they're so true. I'm still considering myself a newbie since I've only been blogging for two months, so this is great advice
    And your DO is great as well, if we're not ourselves no one would want to visit us at all :( Great DLS :D

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    1. Right I've been blogging well, not even a month yet lol. Thanks for stopping by :)

      Ana♥

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  2. When I first started blogging I think I annoyed anyone that I spoke to with my "What's this mean", "How do you..." lol (No idea what BEA means either lol)
    These are great points, thanks for sharing :-)

    Vix @ http://ttoria.blogspot.com

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    1. Lol, I think we all feel that way sometimes, but if we don't ask questions, then we're going to be stuck not knowing something, plus, I think its best to always go to the source when you're confused and what not. Lol, I still don't know what BEA is, and have yet had time to ask someone. Thanks for stopping by :)

      Ana♥

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  3. Seriously, I smiled so hard when I saw what is BEA!!! I've been wandering what the heck that was for the longest! LOL it's good to know I'm not alone! Hehe great answer! New follower!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

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    1. Hehe, so yeah if you ever find out what BEA is let me know, I've yet to figure it out myself. *wanders through blogs to ask random questions* hehe... Thanks for stopping by :)

      Ana♥

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  4. I was scared to ask around too! So I did things the hard way and researched stuff lol networking is the key!

    Talk Supe DLS

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    1. Lol I mean I know we're all nerdy so researching is our safety net hehe.. I agree! Network NETwork NETWORK!!! Thanks for stopping by :)

      Ana♥

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  5. Great advice, thanks for sharing! I esp don't like it when people copy other blogs. It's not cool.

    Ann

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    1. Thanks & yepp, I agree with you on that. Thanks for stopping by :)

      Ana♥

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  6. HAHAHHA---I was hoping someone had the answer to BEA...Have no friggin' clue what it is myself.
    I try to put my personality out there with my posts and the design of my page. And I don't apologize for it. If you like it, GREAT!
    BTW? LOVE your colors. I am a beach gal myself. Prefer it over the mountains, which is just damn funny since I am getting ready to move to the mountains. Go fig.
    Love your do's and don'ts. Here is mine:
    http://csmaxwell.blogspot.com/2012/06/dirty-little-secret.html

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    1. lol, It seems not many people who've posted a comment on here know either. darn!

      Thats great :) Everyone's blog should reflect their personality, it draws people to you and enables them to connect with you on a certain level.
      Thanks so much :) I <3 the beach! Moving to the mountains ? laaawd have mercy!! *packs a box of sand,shells, and a bottle of ocean water* hehe there you go!! take that with you to the mountains hehe.

      Thanks for stopping by :)

      Ana♥

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  7. Ahhh I love your smileys! LoL You blog btw is adorable, I love all the colors. (new follower btw)
    Okay BACK to the post at hand. I like your answers. I had to google BEA because I had no clue what it was. I'm still not 100% sure exactly all that takes place there. One convention that is on my bucket list is the RT Booklovers Convention. I got to sit on the sidelines and see all the pictures go up on twitter with everyone having a ton of fun this year. So I'm determined to go someday.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

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    1. when I saw your look for the RT booklovers convention, I spent like 10 minutes researching around and looking at the website lol. It looks so fun and have so many great authors and events. I'm gna put that on my bucket list too!

      Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    2. Thanks :) I snagged them from yahoo! Laaawd know's I love my yahoo smilies hehe.

      Yeah, I'm still at a loss for what BEA is. I've yet to google it either. shame on me. lol. See, I don't even know what RT Booklovers Convention is either. I will definitely be stalking your blog now just so I know lol.

      Thanks for stopping by & thanks for the follow :)

      Ana♥

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  8. Great points and I especially love your DO. It is so important to be true to yourself. Savvy readers can see through the fakery and insincerity.

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    1. Thanks :) Exactly, it's easier to be yourself, if someone doesn't like you then that's on them, but if they love you then that's great. It's better to be yourself then fake. Thanks for stopping by :)

      Ana♥

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  9. Love your answers! It's great to see how people's personality shines though in their blog posts and reviews!

    My DLS

    Ning @ Reading by Kindle Fire

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    1. Thanks. Yepp :) It's like you've known them your whole life just by reading their post! lol. kidding... But you do get to know them more as a person when their personality shines through :)Thanks for stopping by!

      Ana♥

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  10. Great answers. Love your Do. Have a nice week.

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    1. Thanks :) Thanks for stopping by!

      Ana♥

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  11. Great advice Ana! I love your blog design!

    I was actually looking for your email so I could ask you if you do blog design for other blogs. I'm horrible at it and am shocked I've got as far as I have on my meager skills. Could you email me about this?

    wickedlybookish@gmail.com

    thanks!

    <3 Jess

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    1. Jess,

      Yes I do :) I've sent you an e-mail.

      Ana♥

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  12. I definitely agree with the plagiarizing statement. It seems to be going around lately. Love your design!

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    1. Olive,

      IKR! A lot of people feel so strongly about it. It's really important. I wonder if those who do it, know that that they're doing it... hmmm. Thanks :) Hard work. lol. Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend!

      Ana♥

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