When I first started my blog, I felt like I was publishing posts that no one ever read. The only comments that I got were from my mom. (No kidding) I would share posts on my social media and all I heard was crickets. My blogging community was very small. Mostly comprised of people that I was related to or that I knew personally.
Professional bloggers offer all kinds of tricks and tips for getting more blog followers and increasing traffic to a website. I've looked through the list of tactics even though my goal isn't necessarily to increase traffic OR reach the ten thousand followers mark. If you ever need a good laugh though - google "blogger tips". It's guaranteed to crack you up.
The blog community is in agreement that adorable pictures of babies, travel photos and cute puppy pictures are sure fire ways to generate more interest in a website. So here's to testing out the theory. We'll see if this blog post with beyond adorable puppy pictures gets more interest than blog posts without puppy pictures.
This is not only a test of the effect of cute puppy photos on blog traffic, it's also my shameless attempt to incorporate pictures of our grand-dog onto my blog. 😂🐶 I think that we can all agree that this is just about the cutest little German Shorthair Pointer that there ever was. He's a water loving, curious, adventure seeking puppy that doesn't quite know how to control all of his legs yet.
It feels random to transition to the recipe of the day after posting these beyond adorable puppy pictures but according to blog "experts" this is what increases followers. 🤷🏻♀️
I can't think of anything more refreshing on a hot summer day than an ice cold mojito. If you're not into day drinking though and the sound of mojitos before noon makes you cringe - you may want to try these Mojito Marinated Chicken Kebabs instead. It's all of flavors that make mojitos so irresistible - fresh mint, lime juice and great rum - in a much more family friendly food version.
Mojito Marinated Chicken Kebabs
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
3 Tablespoons lime juice
2 Tablespoon oil
2 Tablespoons rum
2 teaspoon agave syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 medium red onion, cut into 1" rounds and quartered
Serve with more mint and lime wedges.
Looking for more great summertime recipes? Use the categories on the right to search through some of my favorites. And for those of you who love to grill in the summer, you can also search Big Green Egg recipes.
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