Blogging Tips: What I Wish I Would’ve Known When I Started Blogging

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Two years ago I was asked by my blogging friend Tara to write some blogging tips on "What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Started Blogging". Since that time, my blog has grown by leaps and bounds and I get asked by friends and family all the time for advice on starting their own blog. The truth is, there is SO much I would do differently if I were to start over! I started a family blog in 2006 and after spending over an hour on a simple post, I vowed to never post again because I just “didn’t … [Read more...]

Growing Your Blog: The One Game You Can’t Play

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Friends, today we're getting personal.   Recently, I had a conversation with a group of bloggers, some of whom have been at it for years and others who have only been blogging for a few months.  But they all had the same complaint.  They were all disappointed by what they perceived as their lack of success compared with others in the business.  Maybe you've been in the same place.  Maybe you're there right now.  Honestly?  It breaks my heart to see some of you getting discouraged. We're all … [Read more...]

Blog Link Party with A Fabulous Business Planner

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I just finished planning out some awesome business goals for 2014 and I wanted to share with each of you the workbook I used to help me through the process. Click here to purchase a copy! I purchased both of these eBooks, the Incredible Life Planner AND the Incredible Business Planner from Leonie Dawson and I am so excited to put my goals into action and make the most of my blogging business in 2014! I haven't had the chance to dive into the Life Planner yet, but I really enjoyed the … [Read more...]

Blogging 101- How to Resize a Blog Button

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Even though I have been blogging since 2006, I am no expert blogger by any means! When my site was hosted on Blogger I learned a lot of tips and tricks simply by searching online for tutorials- I never paid anyone to help me with anything and I think I did a pretty good job making my site look nice. (Wordpress is another story- I'm still pretty clueless!) But one of the easiest "tricks" I happened upon all by myself was how to resize a blog button. I discovered this trick completely on accident … [Read more...]

Moving to WordPress: The First Steps

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Hey, friends!  Last month, I shared with you some of the reasons why I decided to go with WordPress as my personal blog platform at One Artsy Mama.  Since making the big move from Blogger to WordPress, I've been contacted by lots of other bloggers who have questions about my experience and are considering making a move themselves. I thought it might be helpful to share with you exactly what you need to do if you're thinking of taking the plunge. 1. Find and hire someone you trust. At … [Read more...]

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