With a new year I know a few of us bloggers have huge plans for our sites. So I figured what better time than now to offer up a new set of my favorite blogging tips (you can catch up on parts 1 & 2 here and here). No these tips are not from me. Even though I've learned a thing or two these past 6ish months, I don't feel comfortable enough to offer up a bunch of tips. So these tips are from a few of my favorite sites and of course Pinterest. But I will also add a couple things that have helped me in the past few months.
5 Blogging Tips No One Tells You At First (Lipstick With Some Sunshine)
Why Commenting Via Twitter Is A Good Idea (The Well)
Turn Your Blog Into A Business In 2014 (The SITS Girls)
Blog Planner Printables (Pink On The Cheek)
10 Ways To Prep and Polish Your Blog For 2014 (MomComm)
5 Books About Blogging That You Should Be Reading (Back East Blonde)
Branding Your Blog: Creating A Style Guide (The Barn)
5 Easy Ways To Drive More Traffic To Your Blog (Vmac and Cheese)
How To Use Pinterest To Market Your Blog and Business (La Dolce Vita)
How To Set A Budget For Your Blog (The SITS Girls)
My Personal Tips:
Comment on other blogs. But be sincere. I know whenever someone comments on my blog I try my best to return the love on theirs. Its also a great way to build up relationships in the bloggy world. Just make sure your comments are sincere and that you are actually reading the post.
Don't be a afraid to ask. I have a crap load of questions about blogging and if I can't find the answer online I'll ask a blogging buddy. Also if their is an opportunity you're interested in. ASK!
Pimp the crap out of your blog and blog posts. This is something I have had to get used to. Not saying that I was ashamed to tell the world I was blogging but I just wasn't comfortable talking about it. But that changed quickly. If you wan't people to read your blog you have to tell them about it first..and keep telling them about it.
Blog Design. You don't have to go out and pay big bucks to have a new blog design (trust me, I my entire site is DIY) but a site that is too busy or has a lot going on can be distracting for readers.
I could probably go on for daayysss with all of the great blogging tips I have found online. But I'll stop here. If you are looking for more, feel free to follow my blogging Pinterest board. I'm extremely proud of how much knowledge I've managed to add to that bad boy in the past few months.
Whats the best blogging tip you would give to a newbie?
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