There is only one ingredient needed to create a successful blog: a community. Strip away all the key tools we're told we need, the hype around what "experts" say works, and tricks that make a blog go viral and you're left with what has worked forever: a tribe of people that help you grow your blog. When I first started blogging, I thought I had it under control. Both my parents were writers. I … [Read more...] about How to Find and Create Your Blogging Community
You guys, I can't believe I waited as long as I did to create an email list. Creating a newsletter for my blog has totally changed the blogging landscape for me. It's my best blogging asset. Why do you need to create an email list? What's the point anyway? When you create a newsletter, you own it. Having a newsletter provides a way to communicate DIRECTLY with your audience, and on a more … [Read more...] about How to Create a Newsletter For Your Blog #GrowYourBlog Series
Social media isn't just an asset, it's a necessary means to grow your blog or business. Using social media successfully is the bread and butter for creating a blog that counts. And it keeps readers coming back for more. Think of blog content as the backbone of your blog and social media as the legs that keep readers running back for more. The number one referral traffic to my site is social … [Read more...] about Using Social Media Successfully #GrowYourBlog Series
Almost every day I get emails from bloggers asking if I think their blog is ready. Most of the time they are wondering if they can create a product or sell something from their blog. And I always say WOAHHH wait a minute. - Are you getting consistent pageviews? - Have you started an email list? - Are your social media channels up to snuff? - Is your blog/business branded? - And most … [Read more...] about How and Why To Create Foundational Content (Grow Your Blog Series)
Millions of bloggers and businesses work to gain traction online. The best way to get noticed, sell a product, or generate more followers is to drive traffic to your website. But obviously, if people don't SEE your blog, they aren't going to follow your blog. So how can you do it? A few simple tactics can help you succeed. Web traffic is the foundation of any blog or business. It's what helps … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Drive Traffic To Your Blog Right Now
Snapchat is quickly becoming the favorite tool whether you're a blogger or not. It's an unfiltered way to catch glimpses of real life. You can connect with friends, follow celebrities, and bloggers to get a real life view of their life. I think it's also interesting to see how different life might look like from Instagram to Snapchat. When Snapchat first started it was a way for teenagers to … [Read more...] about How to Promote Your Blog Using Snapchat + Snap Hacks You Need to Try!