#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 18

#EatSleepBlogRt is back! Apologies for late comments and tweets this week, I have been very poorly so blogging has not been top of my list…. I will make sure I am on it this week! I will catch up on all owed comments and tweets ASAP, can’t wait to see what you guys have written. In other news Pudding is one on Friday and I have no idea where this year has gone 😳 and Christmas is less than two weeks away. Don’t forget that next week will be the last #EatSleepBlogRT until the New Year.

Pop over to Catie’s page to see her top post. I will be updating my page in a while once I have completed my commenting – I will tweet my Top Post so the person doesn’t miss out on their badge.

Our amazing Top Tweeters this week were @heatherkeets, @buzymumsonia & @lisapomerantz – Grab yourself a badge each ladies you are a Tweeting Stars!

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Get yourselves linked up and rest assured I will be getting to all those comments!

Big Loves
Zoe

Petite Pudding

Linky Rules

      • You can link 2 post – all subjects welcome
      • Linky runs from 8pm Sunday until 8pm Tuesday.
      • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
      • Comment on the post before yours.
      • Retweet at least 5 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (including the hosts posts)
      • Hosts will retweet when you link up (if you tag us in your tweet) and when we comment.
      • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
      • A Host will comment on all posts linked up.

Simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!


#PuddingPoses September Round-Up

Can you believe it is the end of September already? Goodness I don’t know where the time goes! We have had some gorgeous pictures this month for #PuddingPoses. Here are some of my favourites from my own feed:

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Its getting harder and harder to pick each month with so many lovely pictures of your little ones being tagged. I love this from Dear Bear & Beany – we can never leave the park with out at least one stick (which the dog inevitably chews when we get home).

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This from The Parenting Jungle is fabulous. What a scary little tiger! Although I know from experience the joys of face paint are sadly lacking when it comes to bathtime….

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What a fantastic shot from Bringing Up Georgia. Looking gorgeous in her new knitted sweater and really rocking that Autumn vibe.

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My favourite capture this month is from A Mum Track Mind. It has been hard picking just one to showcase from this fantastic Instagram feed as all the pictures are beautiful. But I have chosen this gorgeous close up.

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So that’s it for this month. I hope you continue to tag us using #PuddingPoses and I can’t wait to see what next month brings as we really head into Autumn.

Basic Tips for Instagram Growth and Engagement

Every one loves a bit of Instagram right? There is something kind of warming when you post a picture and you get loads of likes and lovely comments. Certainly I am not an Instagram pro, I don’t have a gazillion followers (yet!) But I do have a nice group of well engaged people who regularly comment and like my content. I am also pleased to see some steady growth on my Instagram account.

So I have heard a lot about the new algorithm for Instagram. Luckily for me I only joined Instagram after the changes so I never knew any other way. Instagram is like every other social media platform. You get what you give. If you want to post one photo a day and leave it to do its thing then don’t expect amazing things. If you really want to make Instagram work for you then you need to understand it, and use the algorithms to your advantage.

Instagram Tips for Growth & Engagement:
  • Probably the most obvious thing is great content. A few fuzzy pictures is not going to get a gaggle of followers. Spend sometime editing pictures, everyone knows that Instagram is not a true depiction of your life. Besides you are creating a brand of sorts. People like to see a kind of pattern or uniformity to your feed.
  • The first 15 minutes is key. This is when your picture is most active in the Instagram algorithm. You need to get as many likes and comments as possible in this time to keep your picture in the algorithm so more people see it. Instagram pods are great for this (more on this later)
  • Timing of posts is really important for getting your picture noticed. Catching people in the morning between 6.30-7.30am and in the evening between 5-6pm when they are on their commute is the best time. This is when Instagram is the most active, giving you lots of extra likes.
  • Hashtags are the currency of Instagram. Some posts suggest that 11 or more is the way forward. I can’t say I have tested it under strict conditions but there are some hashtags that perform better than others. Spend some time working out what works for you. Look at the feeds you admire that have lots of followers, likes and comments. Try out some of the hashtags they use.
  • Join a pod. Not sure what this is? Basically its a group of people working together for each other. The pod is usually run via the message part of Instagram. When you post a picture you drop a heart and the others in the pod like and comment on your picture as soon as they can (ideally in 15 minutes). In return you are agreeing to do the same for each heart dropped by others in the pod.
  • Comment and like other photos. This is really important. If you have taken the time to follow lots of people its only courtesy to spend some time looking at their feed. If you want your own followers to be engaged with your feed you need to engage with theirs. Take some time to scroll through the feed and share the love.
  • Get involved with some of the available Facebook threads. Most of the blogging groups will run an Instagram feed where you agree to like all the pictures linked up. Personally I like this group. A lot will also run a follow thread too. If you join this make sure you follow all the members and don’t be a bad sport and unfollow them immediately afterwards.

So there you go. Some really easy tips for getting your Instagram account off the ground. I am by no means saying I have the answers for a viral feed, but these tips should help you grow an engaged community. Do you have any others you want to share?

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#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 6

Welcome back to Week 6 of #EatSleepBlogRT, this was out best week ever with 47 posts! Don’t forget this is the retweet linky so make sure you are sharing all the other fabulous blog posts over Twitter! My lovely co-host is taking a break this week, but I am pleased to say that Rachel from RachelBustin.com has agreed to help me out. Rachel will be commenting and retweeting your posts so don’t forget to tag her when you link up @rachelbustin.

I have now read and commented on all your posts and of course retweeted them, it took me some time this week but there were some great posts. My favourite this week was from  Rach at Our Rach Blogs with he post about the responsibility of journalists. I have to say on my first read through I didn’t really see what the issue is. But after some careful thought I realised that there is a responsibility on all writers to not promote ideas that are potentially dangerous. If you didn’t get to read the post, take a look, its quite thought provoking. Grab yourself a featured badge lovely.

Petite Pudding

 

Our Top Retweeter this week was @myrealfairy with 31 retweets, can anyone steal her retweeting crown??? Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up my post about whether mum bloggers are helping to influence womens rights in the 21st century. I would be really interested to hear your thoughts on this. For those who fancy something a bit light hearted, I have also linked up my post laughing at my day of mishaps, who doesn’t love a sticky bum right?!

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe


#eatsleepblogrt

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey thats a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @rachelbustin when you link up

So their you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


#EatSleepBlogRT Week 5

Welcome back to Week 5 of #EatSleepBlogRT, another great week for posts with 32 link ups in total. Don’t forget this is the retweet linky so make sure you are sharing all the other fabulous blog posts over Twitter!

I did manage to be slightly more organised this week, possibly because Pudding has had a growth spurt so has been taking 2 hour naps! I have now read and commented on all your posts and of course retweeted them. My favourite this week was from Laura at The Butterfly Mother and her great post about the silly ideals we have about how we will raise kids before we actually realise what parenting is like! If you missed this post have a read here. Grab yourself a featured badge lovely.

Petite Pudding

 

Our Top Retweeter this week was @butterflymum83 with 29 retweets, can anyone steal her retweeting crown??? Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up the latest in my newbie showcase, featuring a lovely new blogger who is a regular on the linky ‘The Mindful Mummy Mission’. Please have a read and show her some support. I have some more spots opening up in the next couple of weeks so please let me know if you want to join in. You can drop me an email to contact@petitepudding.com. I am also linking up the August Round up for #PuddingPoses, don’t forget to tag us in your September baby photos for a chance to be featured!

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe

 


Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up.
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • We will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey thats a lot of retweets!)
    • Each week we will pick one post each to feature.
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So their you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


#EatSleepBlogRT Linky – Week 2

#EatSleepBlogRT – Week 2

Welcome back to Week 2 of #EatSleepBlogRT, I was blown away by the great response from last week. 35 fabulous posts linked up in total and my Twitter feed has been exploding all week with hundreds of tweets and retweets. Well done guys, all this blog sharing is fantastic.

I have to say I had my work cut out getting all the commenting done this week, but I had a great reading session on Friday night and managed to everyone. My favourite this week was from  Sassy at Thinking Out Loud – I was expecting a lovely happy little post and was totally unprepared when disaster struck! Sending you well wishes Sassy hope you make a quick recovery! Please grab yourself the featured badge.

Petite Pudding

 

So our Top Retweeter this week was @myrealfairy with an amazing 38 retweets. Please grab the Top Tweeter badge and thank you for your amazing blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 

This week I am linking up my own post, for the first time in a long time! The newbie showcase is still running and I will be back with some more newbies to feature next week. If you want to get involved with this then please send me an email to contact@petitepudding.com for more details.

Right that is enough waffle from me – get linked up and get those retweets going!

Love Zoe

PS I am working today and won’t be at my laptop until 8.30ish but I will retweet once I have poured a large glass of vino!)

#EatSleepBlogRT

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey that’s a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So there you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding

 


#EatSleepBlogRT Linky – Welcome to Week 1

Week 1 – Introductions

Hey there!

Welcome to our first week of #EatSleepBogRT – we are excited to have you join us for the relaunch of #PuddingLove with our fabulous and permanent co-host Rachel from Life of My Family and Me. Hopefully this linky will be even better with an even more fabulous community.

Please check out the new rules below because we have had a bit of a re-jig. With more and more linkys out there we wanted to make this one a bit different. So although we still ask you to comment on a few posts this linky is more about retweeting and sharing others comments. It still has the essence of #PuddingLove at heart in that it should be a linky you give as much to as you can but if you just need a quick linky one week that is ok too!

For my first #EatSleepBlogRT post I have chosen this weeks Newbie Showcase post from @thesunshinespot. Be great if you can check this out and share it a few times. Nice to help other newbies to get the word out about their hard work!

Right that’s enough from me – get yourself linked up and retweeting!

Zoe x

 


#EatSleepBlogRT

Welcome to the #EatSleepBlogRT linky! We know there are loads of linky’s out there so we have designed this one to help drive more traffic to your blog by asking people to retweet posts on Twitter as well as to comment. As hosts we will retweet your blog when you link up and when we comment. So that is 4 retweets already! Sharing is caring so the more retweets you do the better. The person with the most shares on social media will also get a backlink the following week as well as our favourite post.

Linky Rules

    • You can link up to 2 posts – old or new of any subject. Please only link one review/giveaway each week.
    • Linky runs 8pm Sunday – Tuesday 8pm
    • Please put our lovely badge on so that we can show off its fabulous design!
    • Comment on at least two posts (they don’t have to be the hosts post but we always love it when you do!)
    • Both hosts will comment on all the posts linked up by the following week (if we are a bit slow some weeks, bare with us we are busy ladies, we will get there I promise!)
    • Please retweet at least 3 posts on twitter using the #EatSleepBlogRT hashtag (if you don’t use the tag we won’t know who was the most sharing caring person!)
    • Hosts will retweet when you link up and when we comment. We will also retweet if you tag us in the posts you retweet (crikey thats a lot of retweets!)
    • We will pick one post each week as our featured post
    • The person who retweets the most will also get featured with a back link
    • Tag @petite_pudding & @mrs_rachb when you link up

So their you have it – simple right? Lets get out there and set the Twitter world alight with our blog sharing!

Petite Pudding