Thoughts on Blogging

How to Start a Blog in 7 Simple Steps

When you’re thinking about starting a blog, and looking around online for direction on how to do so, sometimes all the different tips and techniques can get overwhelming! Starting a blog is not expensive, most of the time you can make it happen for as little as $60. And even if you’re not super technical, […] Read more…

How to Find Time to Blog Even When You Have Young Children

I started blogging when my third child was 8 months old. Back in 2011, there weren’t a lot of blogs, and they were definitely more written in a “journal” format, ladies sharing their day-to-day lives and the lessons they’d learned about faith, parenting, healthy eating, saving money and more. Blogging has taken on a more […] Read more…

Wanting to Grow Your Blog But Not Sure Where to Start?

Hello, fellow blogger! What brings you here today? Perhaps the title of this post caught your eye and you are looking for an answer to that very question: how do I start (or continue to) grow my blog?  Maybe you’re in a place as a very new blogger where you’ve caught a vision and want […] Read more…

How I Doubled My Pinterest Followers

I haven’t written a in-depth post about blogging in awhile, but I think this post is worth the time it took for me to “break it down”. Awhile back, I took a four-month hiatus from blogging. I reevaluated, refreshed my vision, and started writing again at the end of August. By that time my pageviews had […] Read more…

3 Tips for Balancing Blogging and Motherhood

3 Ways to Balance Blogging and Motherhood

When I “became” a blogger three years ago, it was a much simpler time. (Doesn’t that sound like something we hear our grandparents’ say?)  But really, it’s the truth. Back then, it was all about writing, no perfect Pinterest photos required. These days there is SO much we can do with our blogs that it not […] Read more…

6 honest ways to make money blogging

6 Honest Ways to Make Money Blogging

This post was originally published in September of 2013. In our What to Expect in Blogging: The Early Years series, we’ve talked about lots of great topics with some good conversation to boot! Among other things, we’ve chatted about creating a vision for your blog, making a blog schedule that works for you, how to write […] Read more…

Why I Haven’t Blogged for the Last Four Months

Hi everyone! Have you wondered where I’ve been lately? Maybe not, but I’ll tell you anyway ;) With the exception of a couple of Netflix Stream Team posts (a commitment I had already agreed to), I haven’t posted anything since April 29.  Wow. This has been my longest break on the blog, to date. When […] Read more…

My One Word for 2014 and the Only New Year’s Resolution I’m Making

I despise the word “resolution”. Not because of the meaning. In fact, I love how Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines this word: “Fixed purpose or determination of mind; as a resolution to reform our lives; a resolution to undertake an expedition.” The reason I don’t like it is probably because I fail miserably at “resolving”, “being resolved” or keeping […] Read more…

The Most Important Thing to Remember About Your Blog

Throughout this blogging series, What to Expect in Blogging: The Early Years, we’ve covered plenty of topics. Chatting about everything from creating a vision for your blog, tips for increasing your blog traffic, how to make a pinnable image {and why it’s important}, 10 things bloggers shouldn’t do and 4 tips for writing irresistible blog […] Read more…

The Heart of Blogging: What’s My Motivation?

Today I’m pleased to bring you a guest post from my friend Stacie at Motherhood on a Dime! I love what she has written and it is a good reminder for all of us!______________________________ Three years ago I began blogging with the intent of sharing a few simple activities for kids with my friends. Little […] Read more…

10 Things Bloggers Shouldn’t Do

We’ve talked a lot in this blogging series about what you should do as a blogger. But let’s take a different approach today as I share 10 things bloggers shouldn’t be doing! freedigitalphotos.net/marin 1. Don’t ignore your readers. Engage them on Facebook as time allows, ask them questions at the end of your posts to get their […] Read more…

How Real and Transparent Should You be on Your Blog?

Before my blogging series began, someone in an online bloggers group I am part of asked how safe it is to be real and transparent on your blog. At what point are you exposing your family or friends to some real crazies and by what measure do you become impersonal if you never reveal anything […] Read more…

When Your Writing Becomes the Object of Criticism

Today I’m pleased to have my friend Kasey from Walking Redeemed share her heart on a sensitive area of blogging. {Catch up on the rest of the What to Expect in Blogging series!} I never write to provoke. To encourage, inspire or convict? Yes. To iron the wrinkles from my own thoughts. Often. Yet though […] Read more…

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