Zero to Hero: Day Fourteen

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    NOTE: Zero to Hero forum threads will close after five days. If you’re just starting out, welcome! Feel free to visit a more recent thread to say hello, ask questions, or seek feedback. Happy blogging!

    Two weeks in! We’re reading your posts and watching the conversations happening in your comment sections, and couldn’t be happier.

    For your two-week-iversary today’s task is blogger’s choice! Head to the main page for our suggestions and ideas.

    Use this space as a place to ask questions and seek feedback from fellow bloggers, or just to talk about blogging, why you’re here, and how your month is going.

    Please refrain from posting links to your blog unless you’re seeking feedback — this is a place for discussion. Irrelevant comments and spammy links will be deleted. Instead, give your posts the “zerotohero” tag to enable other participants to find you.

    The Daily Post has a weekly open thread on Sundays called “Community Pool,” for peer feedback. If you’re looking for general feedback on your blog or feedback unrelated to this challenge, please visit that thread.


    a little hint: you didn’t link the “todays forum thread” in your article. So maybe here are today only a few ;-)


    I strongly recommend commenting on others blogs similar to yours. This is how I’ve found many of my blog readers and followers.



    I recommend that as well and have been doing so for years However in another zero to hero threads michelleweber’s (Staff) response was to the effect of many of these bloggers in the challenge do not have blogs that are focused on any specific topic – all they want to do is write about everything under the sun. Hence she’s encouraging them to “think out of the box”, use the Reader to locate blogs on all kinds of topics and comment on them, find comments that give rise to posts, engage – engage – engage and create community.


    I used the day for finetuning.
    Mirroring the portrait so it fits better into the layout. Reducing the size of the pics on the first page. Using the More-Tag to shorten the first page and filling it with my own code. Deleting some widgets. Controlling the speed. Fiddle around and thinking about a constructive use of categories and tags. Discovering the orange coloured “Benachrichtigung”-Icon in the black bar. Reading blogs.
    And I think it’s time to thank @michelleweber and @timethief for their patience.


    The link from the z2H page is not working.

    Mine is a write-about-everything blog and my closest blog-amigos are roughly my age, mostly but not all LGBT. Then it shades off into people who share some of my interests. But I get a lot of follows, from just about anyone, which is flattering.


    What is LGBT?


    @luthersjournal, you’re very welcome; the pleasure is mine!

    @clareflourish, thanks for the note — link is fixed up.


    It took me awhile to finally get on this thread. Would not display the page link. Kept saying bad URL lol



    I’ve been commenting on other people’s blogs and am saving links to site as references in posts I’ll be making going forward. This has been a great way to get followers and readers. I had planned on doing it anyway and am a little sad there is no new advice today. With that said, you are the expert and taking a day to go back and review is a great idea!


    @timmyj01, we’ve packed a lot into two weeks — I think a breather day is always needed in projects like this, so you can actually absorb and figure out what’s working for you.



    I took a breather to do some commenting and catching up on blogs I follow, and updating my list. Forewarning: I am a somewhat “organization/lists junkie” so feel free to ignore the next bit of advice but I find it helpful to have a list of blogs I comment on regularly with the post that I commented on; as well as another one that holds a list of people who frequently comment on my blog(s). Just a little something that helps me keep sane.


    The links from Z2H page is not working.
    In Germany it’s difficult to connect with twitter at the moment.



    @luthersjournal LGBT is lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues.

    Yes! A breather is good to do some fine tuning.

    @michelleweber – a friend of mine mentioned the editorial calendar on WP. Do you think that might be a z2h topic down the road :-) ?

    This whole process has breathed life into my blog and I appreciate the discussion and differing points of view on blogroll, commenting on blogs and, well, everything! Thanks so much


    Hey guys sorry I’m late but somebody filled my pyjamas with Helium and I’ve been stuck to the roof for the past 6 hours! I logged in as soon as I found a way to deflate them. I just popped a button in the end. Simple.

    Anyway, I for one think taking a breather to check out my reader and comment on a few posts (I be made one already today) is a great idea. Especially after the ups and downs I’ve had today. Literally. Take it handy.


    I’ve been commenting and posting on peeps blogs all week. In fact my fingers are bleeding from visiting so many blogs…LOL

    You still stuck….lol you are such a hoot!


    Of course I’m down. It takes a little more then two canisters of helium to keep this guy pinned to the ceiling. Ah I love my wife me but sometimes she underestimates my resolve. Anyway how do you think I was able to comment on your post about being positive?


    Thank you for enlighten me. I thought it meant Love Generally Brings Tenderness ;-) We live and learn but not the wiser grow.
    Do you mean the calendar widget? If yes, it shows automatically the days you’ve posted a new text. I use ist. It’s showing now in a different colour the 3rd and 13th of january, because I published there.


    Um, you can post from the ceiling on your cell phone or tablet…just sayin!
    I really enjoyed your positive comment on my blog. -:)



    I have to say I had fun searching for more blogs on the reader, now my question to you, is it possible to follow too many blogs and not keep up with them all? I think I may have ran into that problem with today’s task of finding some more blogs to follow.
    It is a nice feeling being able to connect with others and actually creating friendships with others, from all around the world. Well, I hope everyone is having a great day and have fun with today’s assignment.

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