Blogging 101: April Tips Roundup

April Blogging Tips

Better late than never? It’s time for a new blogging roundup post! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to put one of these together. Between my schedule and lack of tips, it hasn’t been easy but I’m so excited to share one for this month!

6 Steps to Thinking Bigger with Your Blog – Jenny Purr

6 Steps to Thinking Bigger - Jenny Purr

Jenny shared some great tips on thinking bigger for your blog. I think we all reach a point with our blogs where we wonder what else is there to do? We find inspiration in our peers but ultimately, it’s about sitting and working out what’s best for you. I really enjoy changing this space to where I am in my life and career and I think Jenny’s tips will help you think big for your blog space.

5 Simple Steps to Start Your Blog – Elembee

5 Steps to Start Your Blog - Elembee

I was chatting with a friend yesterday about projects that seem to never launch. When working with clients who are starting up, more than often, they never really follow through with their ideas. Lisa shared some great tips about starting your blog. Starting a blog is so simple and it only becomes complicated when you let your head get in the way. There are so many resources to help you start off right so take advantage of them and get started.

How to Avoid Blogger Burnout – Blog Society

How to Avoid Blogger Burnout - Blog Society

Blogger burnout is real! I think we’ve all opened up our blog editor at one time or another and just felt defeated. This article is by a licensed acupuncturist who shares some tips in applying the principles of acupuncture to your blog life.

3 Quick Links for SEO – Zoe Rooney

3 Quick Links for SEO - Zoe Rooney

SEO is a necessary evil that we have to stay on top of. Zoe shared three recent links that are discussing some important things about SEO. I enjoyed reading about the e-commerce SEO aspect as I’m currently in the process of setting up shop here on the site!

Product Photography Tips for Your Blog – SITS Girls

Product Photography Tips for Your Blog - SITS Girls

It wasn’t until I opened a paper shop that I really had to think about styling and shooting products for myself. The rule of 3 tip in this post makes me re-evaluate everything I’ve been doing (which is wrong!). I need to take some time and re-shoot all of my products and I cannot wait to use these tips!

The Blogging Comparison Trap – Lovely Indeed

The Blogging Comparison Trap - Lovely Indeed

When you’re in a publicly visible field, it’s so easy to compare yourself to others who do what you do. Bloggers are doing amazing things. They are influential and prosperous. This is definitely the time to be a blogger but not all bloggers are created equal. I love how real Chelsea is about comparing yourself to others and how she reminds herself to not fall into the comparison trap.

Why I Chose Squarespace over WordPress – Jess Creatives

Why I Chose Squarespace over WordPress - Jess Creatives

I am always Team WordPress for myself but we are so lucky to have different CMS and blogging solutions that meet everyone’s needs. Jess shares her thoughts on Squarespace and why it’s the best choice for her!

5 WordPress Tools to Enhance Work-Life Balance – Jamie Leigh

5 WordPress Tools to Enhance Work-Life Balance - Jamie Leigh

There are some things that can make your life easier and I love when I learn about them! Jamie’s list of WordPress tools to help boost work-life balance is just wonderful. I had never heard if iThemes Sync and it’s something that I need to look into ASAP!

Why Your Blog Needs A Plan – Nora Conrad

Why Your Blog Needs A Plan - Nora Conrad

It’s almost guaranteed that having a plan for something makes it easier to do. Why do we approach blogging so often without one? Nora shared some reasons why having a blog plan is crucial and how to create one of your own. No two blogs are created equal and planning may not work for you but there are some things that Nora shared that I believe everyone can benefit from.

Should You Rebrand Your Blog – Decor8

Should You Rebrand Your Blog - Decor8

I’ve rebranded and I’m in the process of a redesign so I am relating so much to this article! I loved reading about Mel’s in-depth rebrand and redesign process. It’s not easy to decide to take the plunge and it’s a lot of work but it’s so worth it in the end!

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From Blank Space to Blogging Brilliance

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Today, I want to share something that has been in the works for quite some time. Earlier this year, I was asked to be a co-author of an all-inclusive blogging guide for bloggers of all levels and niches published by the Bloggers Like Me group. While I contemplated back and forth if I wanted to be a part of something so bigger than myself, I knew it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.

I’m proud to announce that From Blank Space to Blogging Brilliance is available today! I was so honored to contribute to this guide with a chapter on branding, but of course. I think I covered everything from Chipotle to Oprah by using illustrations of great brands and how good branding relates to great blogs.

There are over twenty co-authors in this book which should tell you how amazing this is. There are fashion bloggers, mommy bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, and everyone in between all sharing their insights on what they specialize in and how you can grow your blog to its greatest potential. I’ve been blogging for over nine years and even I l earned something new in this guide.

For today only, you can receive my Bloom print for free when you purchase a copy of From Blank Space to Blogging Brilliance.

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Artist Showcase: Melissa McFeeters

 

I’m back from Creative South! I had such a great experience and I’m feeling energized in creative energy. Yesterday, I shared some thoughts I’d been having in the newsletter and today, I’m moving forward on them.

I want to share a fantastic illustrator and designer from Philadelphia, Melissa McFeeters. I am in love with Melissa’s work. She uses such amazing textures, shapes, and rich colors that I haven’t seen much of lately. I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!

Susatinable Business Directory - Melissa McFeeters
 The Culture of Social Change - Melissa McFeeters
Mdinight Train to Maine - Melissa McFeeters
Junk Mail - Melissa McFeeters
 Forbidden Fruit - Melissa McFeeters

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