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Everything You Need to Know About Blogging (and a giveaway!)

Everything you need to know about blogging

Seems kind of weird blogging about blogging, right? 🙂 I love reading about blogging tips and tricks. The SEO, social media, and all the strategies behind it all fascinate me! Over the years I have found some helpful articles about everything you need to know about blogging, so I complied a huge list of all my favorites! Everything from beginner tips to blogging schedules to sponsorship suggestions, all in one place! It’s your ultimate blogging resource guide. If you’re ready to up your blogging game, check out the articles below. (And don’t forget to check out the giveaway below! If you’re a blogger, you don’t want to miss this one!)

Beginners Guide:

-Starting a blog? Here’s the Number One Tip.
Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging, a must read for beginner bloggers.
-These Top Tips for Blogging Success will help you take your blog to the next level.
-Read through these Tips for New Beginners for helpful hints (then find Part 2 here!)
-10 Fabulous Tips for Newbie Bloggers
 

Design Rules:

-Here’s 10 Blog Layout Tips to digest before redesigning your blog.
-Bethany shares why it’s important to Create a Style Guide for your Blog.
Understand blog design and learn how to work with a designer in this post.
-Learn how to Create an Image Map, this one took me forever to learn!
Add a Pin It hover button on your images for easy pinning.

Blogging Tips and Tricks. Tidy Desk Printable
Free Tidy Desk Printable Here

Photography Pointers:

-Regardless of what camera you have, these 5 Photography Tips for Bloggers will help you improve your photography.
How to be Your Own Blog Photographer (aka how to use a tripod!)
-These 5 Photography Tips will improve your blog photography by leaps and bounds.
Create Quality Blog Photos for your posts by utilizing these tricks.
-Super simple tips for staging your photos.

Social Media Tips:

-Here’s a huge list of ideas for Growing your Pinterest Following
-Learn the Do’s & Don’ts of Social Media from Lauren Conrad.
How to Use Social Media for your Blog, great tips from Design Love Fest.
-Learn how to Double your Instagram Followers in One Month
-Avoid sounding like an advertisement and use Natural Social Media Marketing.

SEO Basics:

What is SEO? Find out here, plus tricks on how to use it!
-Don’t know where to begin? How about here: SEO Basics for Bloggers.
-Try these Simple SEO Tricks for bloggers.
-How to Increase Traffic to Your Blog through SEO and social media.
-Discover the SEO of Pinterest to increase traffic through your pins.

Blogging Tips and Tricks. Everything you need to know about SEO, organization, posting, sponsorships, and more!

Sponsorship Suggestions:

-Learn how to manage your ads with Passionfruit, such an awesome sponsorship resource.
-How to Write a Media Kit that Rocks.
-Master the art of advertising and make your Blog Sponsorships Successful.
-Discover the best secrets on How to Sponsor Other Blogs
3 Tips for Successful Sponsored Posts

Post Ideas

The Secret to a Gazillion Post Ideas, seriously.
-In a rut? Here’s 30 Blog Post suggestions.
-How to make your Blog Post go Viral
20 Types of Blog Posts for Writers Block
-Still stuck? 25 Post Ideas for the Uninspired  

Blogging Tips and Tricks. Everything you need to know about SEO, organization, posting, sponsorships, and more!

Organization Tricks:

-Go big and print off this huge Monthly Calendar.
-Learn how to Organize and Plan Blog Posts in five easy steps.
-Keep your inbox clean, 5 Tips for Managing and Organizing Emails.
-This Printable Monthly Calendar from Emily Ley are perfect for plotting out posts.
-Running behind? Here’s 12 Time Management Tips for Bloggers.

Resources:

-The Blog Life E-course, from my favorite ladies at A Beautiful Mess, is worth every penny.
-Learn how to create Blogging Collages on Photoshop and take other classes through Skillshare.
Atly offers a variety of classes geared towards bloggers, like the DIY Bloggers Handbook.
-Joy Cho, from Oh Joy, spills her secrets in her book Blog, Inc.
-Learn design, fonts, and color basics for blogging in Blog Design Love 2.0 e-course.

 Blogging Tips and Tricks. Everything you need to know! A huge list of resources.

Feeling inspired? Ready to spruce up your blogging skills? Today’s your lucky day! These lovely ladies and I have teamed up to offer you a chance to win two of the best blogging resources out there! Joy Cho’s Blog, Inc book is incredible, and the Blog Life E-course from the ladies at A Beautiful Mess is beyond amazing. You can enter the giveaway below. Giveaway ends on October 30 at midnight. All entries will be verified. Good luck!!

Blogging Tips and Tricks. Everything you need to know! A huge list of resources.

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25 COMMENTS

  • Anonymous

    This is a fabulous post for anybody considering starting a blog! Great job!

  • The Jacks

    I love this list, thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Unknown

    I've been looking into purchasing the Blog, Inc. book for a while now but to win one would be fabulous! This is an amazingly detailed resource list, thank you for sharing!

    Olivia
    Simply Olivia Blog
    simplyoliviablog.blogspot.com/

  • Laurie

    Great helpful tips and a great giveaway!

    Laurie
    love-laurie.com

  • Unknown

    I would love to win this!
    alittletoojolley.blogspot.com/

  • Lex

    Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for all of the links, too!

    dreamsringsandwhatlifebrings.blogspot.com/

  • Love always, Jess

    Definitely will be referencing this list in the future!

  • Mila

    Wow, these are all things that I had no idea about. Honestly, I give props to people who blog full time. Just thinking about SEO, coding & sponsorship makes my brain sweat haha. I don't even know where to start, so I really appreciate your post cause now I have a lot of learning to do. (:

  • Ashley Kelly

    Sometimes I really want to get into perfecting my usage of SEO, social media, etc. but then I decide it's too much effort. I just need to get off my lazy bum and implement these ideas already! It's really not that hard…

    practicallyimperfectblog.com

  • Kenzie @ Life in the Sunshine

    I love this! Seriously, even though I have been blogging for a while now, I love going over material and learning new things or refreshing on things. Thank you for putting this list together, has some of my favorite links in it!

  • Unknown

    Wat a lovely article! I think you're helping heaps of bloggers with this, including me!

    Kisses, Eline
    elineous.blogspot.nl/

  • Southern Elle

    So many great links in this post. Love seeing all the wonderful ideas out there. Thanks for sharing!

  • sarahbaumbach

    I would LOVE to win this giveaway!!

  • April @ Hansen Love

    Oh my gosh. I have so many post-its with notes on it right now, its ridiculous!
    aprilh1692.blogspot.com

  • Unknown

    What a great giveaway I have Oh Joy's Blogging Inc. and I couldn't recommend it more highly.
    Rosie x
    rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/healthy-apple-crumble-patient-handouts-flora-pro-activ.html

  • mks

    I have really loved all the blogging tips lately. And this post was just what I needed to read as I switch up a few things up on SoFestive.com. Thanks for all the effort you put into your blog. I love reading it each morning!

  • Susan Stange

    I've been blogging for nearly 3 years, but I'm still missing something. Not quite sure what, but I'm sure this giveaway could help me find out!

    Sue//Chevron and Lace
    susanstange.com

  • Anonymous

    So many helpful reads! Thank you for sharing!

    Theresa
    honesttrees.wordpress.com

  • london girl diana

    Great list of ideas! Started my blog earlier this year in May so still relatively new to the blog scene. Will definitely make use of this fantastic list – thanks

    Diana xx | londongirldiana.blogspot.co.uk

  • carrie owens

    This post is amazing! So much fabulous content!! Thank you for sharing.

  • Bre

    Thank you so much for featuring my blog post! What a great resource you have gathered here, definitely pinning this for later!

  • Kirsten Oliphant

    Excited about the giveaway. Also? Your blog is pretty.

  • Unknown

    Thank you so much for sharing a few of my posts here! I'm so thrilled you though your readers might find them helpful! I also currently have a series on the blog about how to make the most of your social media that might be helpful too. You have gathered some really great resources here!

  • ellen

    thanks for the tips!

  • Unknown

    very useful

    Affordable Search Engine Optimization

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