How to add some Valentine’s love to your blog

Last night at our monthly KLCK bloggers meeting, we were treated to a terrific talk by Irish food blogger and author, Mona Wise on  how she brought her  Wise Words blog  from its first inception to the successful and widely read blog it is today.  We also got to sample Ron the Chef’s amazing culinary skills – his  Mexican Wedding Cookies went down a treat

You can grab a flavour of the evening through my Storify summary of the tweets and catch up on Mona’s great tips which ranged from injecting your personality into your blog, use of images, responding to comments and how to keep your blog regularly updated.

One of the pertinent points made by Mona was keeping your blog up to date seasonally and in tune with annual events, such as today’s celebration of Valentine’s Day. You may be thinking that’s fine for a foodie blogger, and yes, it is perhaps easier to accomplish with lifestyle blogs, but no matter what your business,  with a little imagination you can  find a way of incorporating topical, seasonal or annual global celebrations into your blog. Krishna De has some example of how a variety of companies are spreading the Valentine’s love online today. Well worth checking out.

Are you adding a Valentine’s themed post to your blog today? If so, we’d love to read it – so do leave a link in the comments below. Even if you aren’t writing about Valentine’s Day,  you can still spread the love by liking this post or sharing it for us today – and why not do the same for other blogs. After all, love comes in many guises…

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day to you all ♥

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10 responses to “How to add some Valentine’s love to your blog”

  1. Martine Brennan says :

    Thank you for your timely suggestion. I put up a Valentine’s blog called Alone on Valentine’s Day
    It may well be the most read blog I have written before morning!

    • Marie says :

      Thanks Martine – we had a discussion last night at KLCK on what our most widely read blog posts were – wish you could have been there with us to join in.

  2. Mairead - Irish American Mom says :

    I love Mona’s “Wise Words” blog and check it out regularly. Thanks so much for the opportunity to add our links here today.

    I wrote a post on the Claddagh ring, Ireland’s enduring symbol of friendship, faith, love and loyalty. Here is the link.

    I also wrote a post on some of Ireland’s old sayings called “Love And Marriage – Irish Style. Here is the link:

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all. I am looking forward to reading everyone’s great posts on love today.


    • Marie says :

      Hi Mairead, thanks for posting the link to your Valentine’s blog. I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and am really enjoying reading your posts. Keep up the great work!

  3. Elaine Rogers says :

    Hi Marie,
    I was eagerly following the tweets about #KLCK last evening. It even inspired me to take time away from the TV and write ~–-a-day-to-do-what-you-love-a-year-to-love-what-you-do/

    Also have to thank my husband for inspiration 🙂 Happy Valentines Day everyone 🙂

  4. Kevin says :

    Hi Marie,
    Enjoyed the meeting last night. Thanks for the invite to post here. If you want a mans perspective on Vatentines day, check out:!/media/set/?set=a.251892698219202.58994.120001074741699&type=3
    Happy Valentines Day…

  5. gabbymitch says :

    Sounds like a great group 🙂

    • Marie says :

      It really is Gabby – not sure where you are based but if you are in the vicinity of Carlow, Kildare, Laois Kilkenny, look us up – you would be most welcome 🙂

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