February 28 2017

What I Wish I had Known from Day One

When I decided to start a blog, I thought of it as an easy way to have an online diary where I could write anything I wanted and never worry about anyone else reading it. I never planned to tell anyone it was there. When I recently decided to start taking my blog more seriously, all that changed. I decided to buy a domain name and use WordPress for my blog.

I had a lot to learn. Of course, there was the technical side of things and getting everything set up, but one of my biggest worries was getting people to actually read my posts! What if I spent time and effort to get my site up and running and then no one actually visited my blog?!

Recently I was thrilled to find the tool that I wish I had from day one. Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog has put together a FREE guide called 5 Types of Content that Will Boost Your Blog Traffic where she shares the kinds of posts that took her from zero page views to hundreds of thousands of visitors a month! Her insight and examples are so helpful and can help get any blogger or blogger-to-be started on the right track.

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If getting your blog off the ground is on your to-do list, there has never been a better time! Grab Abby’s guide and start creating content that your readers will love! I am working on some ideas based on the free guide myself. I can’t wait to see what you do with your site! Happy Blogging!

February 9 2017

Take A Chance on Me…

Is there something you have been thinking about doing, but just haven’t quite been willing to take the leap of faith and just do it? Come on, be honest! You know, that one thing you haven’t had the nerve to even tell anyone else you are thinking about doing. Maybe there are lots of things like that for you.

For me it was taking my blogging more seriously and to the next level. I had been quietly reading up on it and researching what it would involve, even making lists just in case, someday, I got up the nerve to act on the idea. Don’t get me wrong, I have a perfectly good blog site already and I have been making a concerted effort to post to it more regularly and more often. Checking the dates on the side bar will prove that while I have had this particular blog, (which is not my first or even my second blog) for a long while, I have been somewhat less than committed to posting to it regularly. Lately I have been adding one or two posts a week to it. At one point, it occurred to me that I could easily add Amazon affiliate links to my blog because I often mention specific products and most of the time those can be found readily on Amazon.

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