I think it’s safe to say that Spinach Artichoke Dip is a crowd favorite. It’s easy to make and it tastes great served on warmed bread, crackers, or chips. Whenever I have a party to go to, or a host a ladies wine night at my place, I always make sure to provide the spinach artichoke dip! Plus, it’s not too bad to keep the leftovers…not that there usually is any leftovers!
I found this great blog that has a tutorial (with a lot of informative and helpful pictures) with a step-by-step process on creating a spinach artichoke pasta bake. This looks SUPER delicious, and I’m going to try it out tonight. I’m going to serve the pasta bake with a Caesar Salad and some warmed bread with Parmesan-basil olive oil to dip it in. I know this is going to be a favorite at our house and I can’t wait to try it out!
In an attempt ot create even more connections, Facebook recently introduced a comment system for blogs that interacts with Facebook. The benefit of this is that as people read your blog and comment, those comments become part of the news feed. So, you can monitor your blog comments from Facebook to a certain extent and facilitate discussions. Some are thinking that this might become the standard tool for keeping trolls out of the blogs, and I agree. I agree with that sentiment due to the popularity of Facebook and how all-encompassing it is becoming.
The dreaded word. The one thing a blogger hates to hear but must be prepared for it no matter what. It’s a simple rule that people will subscribe to your blog, but cancel that subscription after a certain time. It happens; that’s life. But there are ways to minimize the number. Maragret Adams offers some criteria for reviewing your blog.
This is almost one of those where I wish I would have thought of it. Daniel Scocco, a recognized expert, suggests testing your blog’s appearance on an iPhone. So many people are using smartphones to browse the internet, so it stands to reason that you can capture more readers’ attention if you have a website that not only looks good on a computer, but also on a smartphone.
This is a bit of a no brainer, but it’s amazing how many people will take the obvious for granted. Justin Lambert offers some advice on how to keep the readers of your blog coming back for more. His solution? Solicit your readers. Lambert does a great job of explaining why polling your readers for content will keep them coming back.