Saturday, October 25, 2014

28 Blogging Tips

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win a spot in Bloggers Get Social through a giveaway that Julie @ Girl on the Move was hosting. I entered the giveaway to support her and was beyond surprised to learn that I had won!  I have spent October receiving awesome newsletters full of information and discussing great blogging tips in a special Facebook group. It has really been an interesting experience.

As you know, I took a break from full-time blogging in August and September to move and get married. I'm excited to be back to blogging and even more excited to be learning new things. Since yesterday was my 28th birthday, I'm going to share 28 quick and simple blogging tips with you! You're going to want to read all the way to the end for a special surprise!


1. Write about what you know.

2. Set aside time to blog.

3. Have a twitter account. (And actually use it.)

4. Invest in a decent camera.

5. Hop over and explore PicMonkey. I guarantee you won't regret it!

6. Learn to love pinterest.

7. Spread the word to friends and family that you blog.

8. Join a blogging group. (I'm part of a few on Facebook - feel free to ask me about them!)

9. Figure out a theme for your blog.

10. Make your blog unique with a custom design. (Don't know how to do that? Hire a designer!)

11. Sign up for https://www.influenster.com/. (Ask me how!)

12. Don't be afraid to tell people you meet that you're a blogger.

13. Create business cards for your blog. This will make it easier when people ask about your blog.

14. Proofread your posts!

15. Learn how to schedule posts and social media.

16. Create a Facebook page.

17. Participate in link-ups.

18. Don't be afraid to try something new.

19. Have a brilliant idea? Give it a try!  (This is how the #bloggerPJparty was formed after all!)

20. Socialize - make comments on other blogs.

21. Give your readers something to look forward to.

22. Learn how to use Google Plus.

23. Be authentic.

24. Post as often as you can. There's no right or wrong way.

25. Establish what your goal is with blogging.

26. Interact with your readers. (Actually respond to the comments they make on your blog!)

27.Come to a #bloggerPJparty event! (The next one is October 27th on Facebook. You knew I had to throw that one in there.)

28. Remember to have fun.

Remember how I told you about Bloggers Get Social? Do you want to learn more about this great blogging learning experience? Then join our Twitter party on Monday at 8pm!  Use the hashtag #bloggersgetsocial. And check out the surprise below! You could win a spot in the next round!

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23 comments:

  1. Awesome tips, Pam! Congrats on winning the giveaway :D
    ~Christina
    http://thedancegrad.com

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    1. Thanks! I love that it was a total surprise. :) Kind of an early birthday present!

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  2. Actually, the biggest inspiration for me is Pinterest and the second biggest one would be other bloggers. I love the ideas I come across when surfing the web.

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    1. Same here! I love finding new things (and new bloggers) on Pinterest.

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  3. Loving these tips Pam! One thing I haven't quite figured out yet though, what are blogging link ups and how do they work? :)

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    1. A link-up is when a blog hosts a specific topic and then other blogs connect theirs to it. You end up with lots of links on the same topic.

      Here's an example of a link up: http://www.thesitsgirls.com/community/october-25th-sharefest/

      Here's a little more about them! http://www.thesitsgirls.com/blogging/how-to-start-maintain-blog-link-up/

      There are link ups out there about all sorts of topics. You can often find them on google by searching a topic followed by "link up". Thanks so much for stopping by and let me know if you have more questions!

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    1. That one is important too! There are definitely times I have to stop and blog instead of doing what was scheduled!

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  5. Whenever I have an idea for a post I write them on a list on my phone and whenever I want to write I choose one
    Zoessecretstyle.blogspot.co.il

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    1. I do this sometimes too! Or I write them in my planner if it's closer. :) Great minds think alike!

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  6. It's funny how hard number 12 is, I have only told a few friends that I blog and because its about makeup and I don't have any qualification I sometimes feel people will think I'm vain and shallow. Its important to be proud of the work you put into your blog no matter what the topic...haters gonna hate!

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    1. I agree! That one is hard. It's gotten easier for me because I'm now across the country from my friends and family. My blog is now an opportunity for them to keep up with my life even when we're apart. It definitely takes time to get comfortable sharing it with friends and family. Critiques from strangers are easier than critiques from the people we're close to!

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  7. Great tips all but one I actually hate Fb and it really didn't help my blog but Twitter and Pinterest did so I got rid of FB. I am blogging just great without it lol!

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    1. I think the reason I keep Facebook around is my friends and family. Quite a few of them follow my blog through there. If it weren't for that, I would probably do away with it too!

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  8. I signed up for Influenster a while back and cannot for the life of me figure it out! HA!

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    1. It took me a while. I'm really not sure how they decide who gets what either!

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  9. Gah! I have so much to learn....when do you guys find the time? :(

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    1. Finding time is the hardest part! I actually schedule posts and social media things on the weekends or in the evenings while I'm watching Netflix with my husband. I find it helps me out if I have stuff prescheduled - then I'm not scrambling to get posts up each day!

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  10. These are some of the greatest tips! I'm still learning to manage my time better and don't spend too much time tweaking something. I've found that making a to do list at the beginning of the day in order of priority helps alot though!

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  11. Great tips! I still have so much to learn. I would love to join a blogging group/support group :)

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  13. Nice tips its really helpful for those who are going to build a blog site ...I gone through your blog fully and finally build a bussiness blog site as you mentioned with the help of providers like 9cubehosting.com first i choose domain name for my blog site and registered it with them for affordable cost .Then signed up for an hosting account to host my blog site online .The hosting package includes 1 click installer which comprises of CMS like wordpress using which i easily build a amazing professional blog site as i wish ....

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  14. Yes, Yes, Yes! To all of these tips!! I need to work on managing my time better, I get easily distracted with all the social media :-)

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