Day 4 task for the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge is to analyze a top blog in your blogging niche.
So, I thought hard about blogs on my reading list that are bigger, more successful- that have a good size audience and have sponsors or ads on their site. Two that came to mind are;
1) Spirit Bee
I enjoy Spirit Bee because her blog is a friendly, cheerful place. Bright colors, whimsical fonts and a cute theme cleverly tied together. Her faith is evident and forefront in her writing and sharing. Spirit Bee has been blogging many years- this makes her special, I've read that most blogs are abandoned before they are 2 years old.
She blogs in a natural way about her world, parenting/family are top subjects- and homeschooling is right up there with a huge, healthy amount of posts. Ahh- there's a lesson for me, if you consider yourself a homeschool blogger, then post about homeschooling. Aha!
I noticed also, that Spirit Bee is very generous with mentions, blogroll and that she does a bit of guest posting around- she has a post up at Blog Her right now- My Early Homeschool Journey
Go on over and visit, you know you want to... go on, I'll wait till you get back...
2) Meg at Tuckers Take Tennessee
Another blog I added to my favorite's list- and when this assignment came up, I thought of her, but could not remember the name of her blog. I gave a shout-out on twitter, looking for the pretty, blond, Southern homeschool blogger who had a welcome video on her sidebar.
Her site is very pleasing to look at, very well organized with many drop down menus. It is easy to navigate. Her welcome video caught my attention right away, it's a bit different- and her personality, sweet and memorable- was evident on it.
She has been blogging a little more than a year, and already has quite a following. She hasn't blogged about homeschooling much, yet- her children are still young. She has many giveaways, guest posters, reviews and crafts. There is a lot of interesting content for moms here. She also has started up a few Christian Women groups and memes. She is a busy, fun person- and shares her knowledge freely, as evident by the several, detailed tutorials on her site.
Her blog is a fun, bright place and her faith is also very evident, through her posts, memes, and Bible verses she shares about. Go visit Meg, too- you'll have fun. Promise.
If you can think of successful bloggers in my niche of family & homeschooling, please share in the comments!