Thoughts on Blogging

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…

Don’t Let Your Blog Be Your Legacy

We’re going to turn now to the more personal side of blogging.    Blogging isn’t just about stats, followers, readers and making money. It’s something that involves our very heart and soul. Something that can either bring blessing or a curse to us and to our families.    My friend Lindsey from The Road to 31 […] Read more…

The Importance of a Pinnable Image {and How to Make One}

Guest post from my friend Sarah at My Joy Filled Life! Don’t forget to read the rest of the blogging series!  If you are a blogger, you NEED to have a Pinterest account.  Pinterest is a HUGE traffic referrer for many bloggers, in some cases, bringing in more than 50% of a blogger’s traffic. Pinterest […] Read more…

Keep Writing! Encouragement for Bloggers When It’s Hard

Post by contributor Ashley from This Southern Girl’s Heart. Writing on paper is so sacred, so peaceful, and very private. With a pen and paper, and no one to see our thoughts, we are going to write how we really feel, without hindrance. When I was young and up until I first started blogging, journals filled the […] Read more…

4 tips for writing irresistible blog post titles. Don't just use the first thing that comes to mind for the title of an important blog post or article!

4 Tips for Writing Irresistible Blog Post Titles

Today I’m pleased to welcome my friend Katherine from Proverbs and Pacifiers! She’s got some great advice for you today on post titles! The title is the most important part of your blog post.  Think about it. The title is the only part of your blog post most people will ever read. It breaks my heart, but it’s true. Your post […] Read more…

3 Sensational Tips for Writing Good Content

Previously in this series I shared 14 tips for increasing your blog traffic. We’ve chatted about building a sense of community at your internet home. We also talked about using good SEO (search engine optimization) to increase views to your blog. I had three ways you could improve your SEO in that post and we’re […] Read more…

Improve your SEO as a Blogger with These 3 Tips

Whether you’ve been in the blogging world for years or for a few months, you’ve likely heard about the term “SEO” or “search engine optimization”. What is it exactly, you ask? I’m getting a little technical in the post but just hang with me if you are overwhelmed. I will try to keep this as […] Read more…

How to Build Community on Your Blog

Do you ever read blogs that seem to have a “community” feel to them? Where readers are sharing tips and encouragement and appear to know the blogger like a friend? I’ve read them too, and I want to be one of those blogs! One of the goals for my blog is to build it into a […] Read more…

14 Tips for Increasing Your Blog Traffic

Every blogger, no matter what size their website is, wants to build traffic to their blog. I want to offer you 14 tips for increasing your blog traffic that have been effective for me. Hopefully they are helpful to you or at least a good reminder of what to do! Write good content. There’s no replacement […] Read more…

Does Your Blog Have a Vision?

Now that you’ve figured out why you blog, it’s essential to have a vision for your blog!  What does it mean to have a vision? In my definition, it’s a plan for the focus and direction that you want your blog to take and how you intend to get there. New, aspiring and more experienced bloggers […] Read more…

Why do we Blog?

Welcome to What to Expect in Blogging: The Early Years series! We’ll be going through the month of September talking about all things bloggy {you can see many of the topics in my intro post on the series}. Tomorrow we’re going to address how to create an effective vision for your blog. Before we start […] Read more…

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