Allright. The Tuesday Twister isn’t growing as much as I’d like. I know I need to promote it more. That’s going to change, starting today. I’m going to give you 5 reasons why you should twist with us in the Tuesday Twister blog carnival.
The theme of the Tuesday Twister blog carnival is to share, through words and pictures, what’s twisting in our kitchens during the previous week.
There’s a great group of folks who participate in the Tuesday Twister week after week. Thank you! You know who you are.
But I know, I know, there are more bloggers out there who just need a nudge to join in. I’m going to give you 5 nudges.
1. Thumbnail Links
Use a thumbnail image to link up your post — this is unique among the real food blog carnivals. The thumbnail linky tool looks pretty, works slick, and is a great promotion for your blog! Pictures are worth a thousand words.
(FYI: Thumbnails are easy to add; the script prompts you to choose an image from your post or upload one from your computer.)
2. It’s Easy!
Take pictures while you’re cooking. Then your Tuesday Twister post will pretty much write itself. After all, the point of the Tuesday Twister is to share what you’ve cooked (twisted) in your kitchen for the previous week. Like a food journal. Easy-peasy.
3. Small Carnival = More Blog Traffic
Yes, I am trying to grow the Tuesday Twister. But ironically, this blog carnival is currently small enough that you can get a significant amount of web traffic from it. Less blogs for GNOWFGLINS readers to visit; you stand out more easily in the crowd. I know this to be true. I participate in several real food blog carnivals. GNOWFGLINS receives more visitors from the smaller carnivals.
4. Facebook Mentions and Twitter Tweets
I mention or tweet all submitted posts on my Facebook page and twitter account. That’s more exposure for you! It would be great if you’d “like” and “RT” the posts I share, as that will help more benefit from the inspirational Tuesday Twister posts.
5. Inspire and Encourage Others
What you’re doing every day in your real food kitchen is inspirational! I love to read what’s twisting in real food kitchens! I wish I could make everything everyone is making, but since I can’t possibly do that, I’m content to be inspired. Very inspired. When you participate, your creations inspire and encourage others. You’ll make new virtual friends.
Don’t have a blog?
Please share what’s twisting in your week in the comments of the weekly Tuesday Twister post.
I hope so! Start taking your pictures and thinking about your post now — I’ll see you next Tuesday, right here, for the Tuesday Twister!