If you haven't started on Pinterest then you really need to get your butt moving. I don't care if your blog is not about food or DIY projects, Pinterest can work for you as well. Pinterest is my number 1 traffic source and it has the potential to make a post go viral on there. Have you taken a look at it? It's like a place to store your digital bookmarks. I love this because I'm a digital hoarder, I love to save things for a rainy day, a recipe, a homeschool lesson, kids activity or blogging ... Read More about How to Get Started on Pinterest
You're running a blog or business, you've spent time ensuring that your website design is stunning, you create wonderfully useful content, but how do you get your readers or clients to notice. You need to ensure that you use the free avenues available to your first and that's social media. Even if you won't be using twitter for your business, go ahead and snatch up the handle for your business just in case you decide to use it later. How can you manage your time on social media so you don't ... Read More about Manage Social Media so It’s not a Time Suck
If you're looking for ways to grow your blog, I find search engine optimization or SEO to be the least sexiest of the methods to grow your blog. You won't see instant and measurable results if you SEO your posts, it's something that will build up over time, and it's something that you have to consistently work at. It seems like you're putting all this work in for free, well, welcome to the world of blogging. Where everyone starts out working long hours for very little pay. Keyword ... Read More about What is Search Engine Optimization and Why You Need It
Linky parties can be hosted by more than one co-host, you link up your posts to one blog but they may be seen on 3 or 4 blogs depending on how many blogs are co-hosting the linky party. It's usually on a set day of the week and it really works best if you can get linked up at the beginning of the linky. Going to different blogs each day to link up to 3 of your posts can be very time consuming. Each day of the week, there are new linky parties to join, but spending all of this time ... Read More about Linky Parties: Are They Worth Your Time?
If you're interested in growing your blog, you can't do it alone. You need to find others in your niche who are doing the same thing as you are and create a tribe. Aren't those people your competitors? Nope, surely they are doing the same thing that you are but by helping each other, you're raising your own credibility. You need to content to share on social media and it gets really old if you're only sharing your own content all of the time. No one will want to follow you if all you do is ... Read More about Why You Need a Tribe: Start Networking