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My Top 7 Blogging Tips

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Photography: Sarah Dickerson | Chic Sprinkles

Next month Pretty Fluffy will be celebrating our 4th anniversary – crazy!

So I thought today I’d reveal my 7 Top Tips for Blogging.

For me blogging started out as a hobby, however I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to make Pretty Fluffy a business. From that very first post I had a spark in the back of my mind wanting to create an online space dedicated to pet friendly living and the people that love their dogs like family.

It’s taken a lot of hard work and far too many weekends and late nights to count, but I’m happy to say that in the four years since Pretty Fluffy started it has truly become the online home I wanted it to be. I’m also incredibly grateful that it’s now in a stage where I’m able to create income with the site, which in turn allows me to devote my full energies to bringing you fresh and inspiring content every week.

But all of this wasn’t served on a platter. I leant a lot of tough lessons along the way, and hope by sharing my best blogging tips with you today your journey will be that little bit smoother.

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1. DEFINE YOUR NICHE

Most blogging tips and guides will tell you to blog about something you’re passionate about. This is totally true. Every topic is fun for the first 20 blog posts, but if you want to be writing about a subject matter in years to come, you need to genuinely be interested in it.

But I’m here to say today, passion is not enough on its own. You need to hone in on what your speciality is. Say you love baking, honestly another blog about generic baking is really not what the world needs. But the world may need a blog about baking where each recipe teaches a specific cooking technique. Or a blog that’s all about gluten free baking. Focus where your expertise is, look for what the world needs and go for it.

Remember – you can’t be everything to everyone. By defining a niche you are able to give the right people exactly what they need.

2. KNOW YOUR READER

After blogging for a year or so, I discovered having an ‘ideal reader’ in my head when creating and writing blog posts makes things so much easier!

Go beyond your basic customer profiles of age, location etc. Get to KNOW them in your imagination. Who are they? What movies do they like? Where do they shop? Where do they vacation? What other blogs do they read?

As a blog evolves, and we ourselves evolve and grow, it can become easy to lose yourself in a world of PR pitches, trends and what other bloggers are doing.

By always going back to that ‘ideal reader’ you can ask…Would they enjoy this blog post? Would it make their life happier, easier, or fuller? Am I adding something worthwhile to their day?

This means, while your blog may grow, your logo may change and you may begin to work with bigger brands, you will always have the heart and soul of the reader at the forefront.

3. TAKE A BLOGGING COURSE

In my first six months of blogging, I took the Blogging Your Way e-course by Holly Becker and it was perfect for me during those very early days. During that course I also met some amazing blogger friends that formed a supportive community during those early, lonely days of blogging.

Most recently I joined Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily’s Bloggers MBA eCourse (formerly known as Secret Bloggers Business) and I can’t rave about it enough. It’s 100% dedicated to taking your blog from a middle of the road side project to a full time powerhouse – so you can actually earn an income doing what you love.

While it does have a lot of tips, ticks and worksheets that get everything from your SEO to your media kit sorted, the resource I used the most was the real life examples from Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily’s founder, Kate.

In a move I’ve never seen before Kate literally spills everything – stats, income, failures, successes – from her 7 years of blogging that saw her grow her blog from 0 to 180 000 monthly readers, which now takes in a multiple six figure revenue. I could literally compare her journey with my own, and see with a few more tweaks, I could reach that level as well. Talk about inspiring!

You can sign up for the Bloggers MBA eCourse here.

I’m now also a member of Blogger Boss – a tech course designed to make your site look a million bucks (without having to pay a web developer that much to do it!) Run by tech-whiz and all round superstar Madeleine Burke (who developed our site here at Pretty Fluffy!)

Blogger Boss is the first course I know dedicated solely to all those annoying tech things that take your site from ok to oh-my-god. Think SEO, wordpress plugins, hosting tips,social media integration, website layout and coding for dummies (and I mean dummies – if born-in-the-age-of-rotary-phones me can do it, you can). Oh how I wish I could jump in my Marty McFly Delorean and go back in time to do this course when I was in my early days of blogging. It would have prevented so many meltdowns and full on tears…and oh yeah, my site would have been kick ass from the get-go!

You can sign up for Blogger Boss here.

Note: I must disclose, I am an affiliate for the Bloggers MBA eCourse and Blogger Boss, however I only joined both programs because I honestly believe they are a great asset for any blogger wanting to turn their blog into a fulfilling career. Plus, if you sign up, I’ll get to chat with you in the members only Bloggers MBA & Blogger Boss facebook pages! Come say hi!

4. PREPARATION IS KEY

One of the biggest disappointments I see every month are fabulous new blogs where people post awesome new content for about 3 weeks and then you never hear from them again.

To avoid this, preparation is key.

Very few people have the luxury to blog full time. So you need to set aside time devoted to creating posts for your blog. To keep a good mix of content I’ll plan out my blogging schedule up to 3-6 months in advance. This allows me to prepare for big photo shoots, holidays and special promotions. Then I usually blog at least a fortnight in advance. This way, my blog is never left by the wayside when life gets in the way.

If you’re just starting out, I’d suggest having 2-3 months worth of content written before you launch, and then form a weekly schedule so you are creating new content on a regular basis.

Supporting this, don’t forget to schedule your social media. Facebook allows you to schedule posts now, you can schedule pins using Viraltag, and although you can’t schedule on Instagram – you can prepare any images you want to share and keep them in a DropBox on your phone.

By all means, when creativity strikes and you want to upload a post or social media update not in your schedule – do it! But by being prepared, you’ll never feel stressed about getting content up at the last minute.

5. EDIT, EDIT, EDIT

Starting out, I fell into the trap of feeling I needed to post everyday to be taken seriously.

While I do feel consistency is important, I would warn against putting up posts just for the sake of it. Make each post count. If you’re not proud of a post, if it doesn’t excite you, inspire you or make you smile, why would anyone else want to read it?

Edit your posts. Post only the best photos, the best words, the best ideas…If you’re stuck on how to do this, when you’re about to put up a post ask yourself “If a new reader was coming to my blog for the first time, would I be happy that this post is what they would judge my blog by? Would this post make them stay?”

If the answer is yes, post away. If the answer is no, edit.

6. MAKE IT PRETTY

I’m talking blog design here. Now by pretty, I don’t mean every blog has to be the inside of a Ted Baker store.

By pretty I mean, clean, easy to navigate and in line with your blog’s brand. Less is always more. Don’t fall into the trap from adding every widget, award and blogging badge in your sidebar. They will just compete for your content’s attention.

If you are serious about blogging and want to take it to the next level either take a design course or hire a designer. It needn’t cost you the earth, but your page needs to be on brand and professional to be taken seriously.

Along that same vein, start working on your photography skills. You don’t need to be perfect to start, but great photos make a great blog, so make sure you devote time to improving your photography.

7. CREATE DON’T CURATE

I’m so passionate about this topic, I want to shout it from the rooftops!

When I started blogging, nearly every second blog post around was a wrap up of gorgeous images or fabulous products to buy. People would create inspiration boards of their latest finds and trends. But with the advent of Pinterest, this kind of blogging is becoming archaic.

To stand out as a blogger you need to CREATE your own content. By all means, share products, content or images you find inspiring; but by focusing on what you have to share and create, you’ll stand out from the crowd.

Whether it’s great writing, creative projects, styling your own shoots, personal photography – whatever you have to share, just give people something they haven’t seen before. Your readers will get something new and you’ll enjoy the process.

REMEMBER THIS…

Blogging takes sacrifice. It means time away from your friends and family, it is hours attached to a computer dealing with IT problems you never knew existed, it means failed projects wasting your time and money (oh I’ve had some major FAILS when it comes to DIYs!), you may spend weeks on a fabulous post only to have no-one comment…

Blogging certainly comes with its fair share of loneliness and disappointment. There can be days when you just feel like giving up.

But know this: We all started somewhere. One of my tips to beat the blogging blues is to go back and read the archives of huge blogs like Style Me Pretty and Decor8 – see where they started, in those early days…and then look at what they are today. Keep faith that with hard work and commitment you’ll get there too.

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116 responses to “My Top 7 Blogging Tips”

  1. Samara says:

    Such a great post! Agree with everything 100%!

  2. GREAT tips Serena. I really need to work on my photography skills with a view to creating more (I’m a mega curator at the moment!). Some really good food for thoughts, thanks! x

    • p.s. as a fellow SBB-er can’t agree more on the value of Kate’s course!

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Thanks Andrea!

      I definitely think curating is still a big part of many blogs, but focusing on original content creation really helps define a blog and makes them stand out.

      You’ve got a fab eye for design and posts like your recent Kate Spade one are awesome!

      And don’t stress too much about your photography skills. If you want to feel better take a look at some of the early DIY posts on Pretty Fluffy – I don’t think they’ll be given any photography awards any time soon! 😉

      xx

  3. Kayla says:

    AHH! Serena! I’ve ready SO many of these ‘blogging tips’ posts from other people and they are all the same.. BUT this one just blew it out of the water! Thank you for these insightful, raw, REAL tips. Such fantastic advice here! Totally sharing this post with the world!

    I knew I loved you! MUAH!!!

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Aw thanks Kayla!

      While I’m a crazy dog lady at heart, I think my years of media experience have made me a bit more ‘businesslike’ with the way I approach blogging.

      To me putting your heart and soul into it is a no brainer, but then tangible tips and hard work come next – so if I can pass on any of that to others it’s a good thing! xx

  4. Erin says:

    Great advice!! Thanks so much for sharing Serena! xo

  5. Very helpful, thank you!
    I’ve given blogging a go many times over the last few years but my issues has always been sticking with it… I think lack of organization has been my worst issue.

    Have a great day!

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      A pleasure Lauren!

      Completely agree – organisation ends up playing such a big role in blogging. I know the weeks when I’m more organised, everything just flows that much better. Good luck with it! x

  6. This is fab. So very useful and great advice. Thanks. Hx

  7. Kelsey says:

    Loved this post Serena! Such grounded and thought provoking advice…as a newbie I suffer from “I want to be like THAT!” And forget that those bloggers have worked for years (and fail sometimes too!!), and I haven’t even hit a year yet. Hard work, great content and remembering all your points will get me there 🙂 I am dying to take the Secret Bloggers Business course too – need to sort that out and find some time!
    Happy 4th bird at to Pretty Fluffy! x

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Thanks Kelsey!
      Don’t worry – I still suffer from “I want to be like that” syndrome 🙂 The best cure for that is to keep a track of your goals. I still remember when I started the first time I got 100 pageviews in a day – I was SO excited. If you remember where you started you start to feel quite proud of yourself!

      And if it helps – I see ‘newbies’ like yourself starting out and I think – ‘Wow – I wish I had been that good in my first six months!’ xx

      • Kelsey says:

        Yes, setting goals is something I so need to do! Mostly so I can celebrate when I reach those accomplishments, otherwise I forget to notice. Great advice – going to do that today!
        And your so sweet to say that about my blog! Nothing is better in the beginning than a few people cheering you on along the way.
        I took your advice last night and went to some of the deep archives of some of my favourite bloggers and you’re right – it’s amazing to see how far they have come! Makes the journey seem easier almost, that no one started with the perfect photo and 10,000 readers a day 😉 xx

  8. Hi Serena, this is such a beautiful and well-written post. I am a fellow SBB member and I am so impressed with the work you have done. I have found your words very inspirational. Well done! 🙂

  9. Alice says:

    Thanks for writing this!

    I do feel at home here at your blog and love the content you put out, hopefully I can create that for people at my blog too one day.

    x
    Alice

  10. Daniele says:

    Serena,

    This was an amazing post! Coming from a person who is just looking into starting a blog I believe this helped me the most out of all other ones I have read! So, thank you so much! I hope one day I can create a blog as amazing as this!

    XO
    Daniele

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      You’re absolutely welcome Daniele!
      It’s a fun ride starting out, so any advice I give that may come in useful is my pleasure – good luck 🙂

  11. thank you thank you thank you for this post!!!! It has been most helpful!! I have been wanting to blog forever its just so overwhelming!

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Oh – it’s totally overwhelming! I feel like there’s a million new things to learn every single day. But the one thing to remember is to blog about what excites you and how you can be service to others. Wishing you the best! xx

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  13. ellie says:

    Thanks for the amazing blog post! I still need to improve on many things.. I hope I will be able to follow your advices!

    Indiellie | Bloglovin’

  14. Sydney says:

    Thank you very much for the post. I think it will be really helpful, and your tips are awesome!

    p.s. I don’t want to be the grammar and spelling police… But just an FYI, in your very last paragraph you have enrollments or enroll spelled wrong multiple times. Enroll has double l’s. I figure, that I would want someone to tell me.

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      A pleasure Sydney – glad it could help!

      Oh and it’s because I’m based in Australia that the spelling is a bit different from the US version, but thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  16. Shae says:

    Such fantastic advice! I’m going to have to come back to this post every now and then. I love the tip about seeing where big blogs began. . . I’m totally guilty of that, and can second that it helps.

    XX,
    S. Roderick
    http://www.currenthabits.com

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Thankyou!
      Absolutely – it’s so helpful to look at where people started out. It puts everything in perspective and reinforces that it’s not a race, and doing things at your own pace is the best way to go x

  17. Zara Imrie says:

    Oh.My.Gosh. I LOVE this site and this blog ..I also love that you did this! It looks like such a helpful list and never thought of #3.There is so much information out there it must have taken me FOREVER to sift through it all.

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Zara – I’m so glad I could help. I’m always learning and love sharing anything I find useful 🙂

  18. Kristie Hill says:

    I love that you put define your niche as the first tip. A lot of people think this isn’t necessary, but I think it is a key to success!

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      Absolutely – the internet can be such a rabbit hole, it’s good to know what you stand for and what you have to offer 🙂

  19. Diana says:

    I love everything about this post, how genuine it sounds, the help it gave me….Thank you so much! And it looks like you really have been through the whole blogger life.Yesterday I actually wrote such a good post with pictures and everything but it somehow got deleted. So now I copy paste everything I want to post into my Evernote notebook before I launch it.Just a little thing I had to learn the hard way. <3
    Lots of Love from http://aristocraticreign.weebly.com/

  20. Diana says:

    I love everything about this post, so thank you so much Serena!And it really looks like you’ve been through the whole blogging life, from how genuine this post is…Yesterday I lost probably the best post I’ve ever written in life. It just simply got deleted somehow. I almost went crazy but then reminded my self that there are much more important things in life. What if I lost a blog post? I’m actually grateful it taught me a lesson to copy paste everything into my Evernote account before I actually post. Anyway, thanks so much!love from http://aristocraticreign.weebly.com/

    • Serena Faber Nelson says:

      No problem Diana!

      Argh – don’t you hate it when things crash and you lose what you’ve been working so hard on? I’ve been there! But you’re right – these things are all little lessons that make us better bloggers. Best of luck with yours! x

  21. Fenne says:

    Interesting blogpost.
    After years of blogging there is one thing that I don’t manage to do: planning several months in advance. Luckily it’s mostly about my (dog) photograhs.

  22. hi

    Very inspiring blog.of course it all depends on content

  23. Saba Umar says:

    Great Tips!
    Knowing your Niche and Audiences is very important to produce an effective Blog post.Have some reacher

  24. Saba Umar says:

    Great Tips!
    Knowing your Niche and Audiences is very important to produce an effective Blog post.Have some research related your specific domain to know the possible problems of your targeted audiences and then try to write their solution in the blog post form.

  25. Great post and super helpful! I launched my blog in December and have been struggling with posting regular content as I want everything to be high quality but I’m still working full time. You’re definitely right about creating content in advance and figuring a schedule. Thanks!

  26. Kristy says:

    I’m so guilty of posting every day, no matter what. It’s so hard not to post, though. I felt actual stress over the idea when I read it, even though my brain says you are completely right.

    http://giftieetcetera.blogspot.com

  27. Laina Turner says:

    Good tips. It’s the basic things we tend to blow past and not focus on. Congrats on your upcoming blog anniversary.

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  29. jennifer says:

    I’m sad I missed the registration deadline for that course! But thanks for the great tips. I’m new in the blogging world so I’m soaking it all up. xx, jen -misslifestyler.com

  30. Emily says:

    Good post. I’m currently putting together a website of my own and the 3 month prep work is something I’m now taking into consideration. This post also has me come to the conclusion that homemaking will be my main focus.

    I also enjoy your post’s intro. Inspirational with the comments of hobby to full time. I’ve always said, whatever you do in your free time is what you should do for a living.

    Happy blogging!

  31. Cami says:

    Thank you for these great tips!

  32. Michelle says:

    So funny, I’ve hD my website for about 5 years, but this is the first time I’m really treating it as a business and I really feel like I am understanding the big picture. Thanks for the great tips!

  33. This post helped me a lot! I am a new blogger hoping to find success in something that I love!

  34. Thanks for these!! I’ve had a blog for 2+ years but just recently changed it and pretty much starting from scratch. All good things to keep in mind.
    Xx
    Lauren Jade
    “simplify life, maximize happiness”
    http://laurenjadelately.com

  35. Emily says:

    This was great, thank you! I love these kinds of posts. xo

  36. Thank you so much for posting this advice. As a newbie blogger/new mom it’s hard to get the ball rolling. Thanks for the pep talk on not posting everyday and making each post count. I am going to start worrying less and focusing more on content than product.

  37. Silvana says:

    Great tips. Bookmarking for later use;)))

  38. I wish I had read this post when I was first starting out – and it still offers me a lot of helpful tips of things I could do better. I love the photo of the work space, by the way! Heading over to take a peak at the Secret Bloggers Business ecourse now …

  39. Julie says:

    i totally agree with everything you have said, thanks for making me feel good even when i have a post with only one comment 🙂 at least am not alone <3

    http://cuteiinstgram.blogspot.com

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  41. Kaaren says:

    I’m in the process of launching a blog and after reading dozens and dozens of articles about prepareration for launching my blog, YOU are the first person to mention the idea of having an advance amount of post ready to go before you ever start posting the first post. I have written to a dozen or so bloggers to ask how many I should write before beginning. You are the FIRST to mention that in an article. I knew I wasn’t crazy. Common sense tells me you need a dozen or so to get started. Thank you for your input and giving the long awaited answer.

  42. Kaaren says:

    Great article by the way. Also, I would love to see an article on how to set up and organize files/systems or whatever you use to keep records of post (once launched). How to file photos, and label them to make finding them again easy. Do you use date of post? Or subject matter? Or something totally different. OR both? How do you file your post? Again, subject? Date? And where/how do you store them? Cloud? Computer external drive? Both?

    I’d love to start out with a system I don’t have to redo after a few months/years. Please write a detail article about this. I will have a lot of pictures. I don’t see any post about this subject and I’m sure I’m not the only ‘newbie” wanting to be organized.

  43. Liz says:

    As someone just starting out in the blogging world this is super helpful! Thanks so much for all the tips!

  44. Margaret says:

    Thank you so much for this post! After four years of playing around with my blog I’m actually getting serious and this was exactly the information I needed!

  45. I’ve seen a LOT of ‘blogging tips’ posts floating around on Pinterest and have always clicked through only to sigh with disappointment and move on because they always seem to be unrealistic tips that aren’t actually helpful.

    This post is the complete opposite. It is real and practical, THANK YOU!!!!!!! You’re a gem.

  46. Michelle says:

    Great post! I have recently become even more motivated than previously to get my blog traffic up and this is a great post with great tips!

    Thanks!

  47. Kelly says:

    Thanks for this post! I have read many like this but this one sticks out. Thank you for putting quality information to help others in this post rather than ALL affiliate links! I’m in the process of trying to get a few weeks worth of content up, great advice!!

  48. Excellent tips! I love that you shared your blogging journey.

  49. Mindy says:

    These are fabulous tips! Great post. Thank you!

  50. Dreamer says:

    OMG thank you for those amazing tips! 🙂

    mypastel-world.blogspot.com

  51. I know I’m extremely late, but thank you for your post! I just started my blog about two months ago and I came across your post at a time when I really need some inspiration and motivation (and to be more patient and understand that my blog may not be an overnight success). I really appreciate you sharing your resources and tips and I plan to utilize all of them!

    Thanks again and LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

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  53. Gabriela says:

    Reading such posts helps me stay motivated and not give up. I think it’s normal to make mistakes when we just launch a blog and I find myself in this situation, but I will keep learning and develop myself, till I get where I want. Yes, there are days when I lack inspiration, when I don’t understand why my blog doesn’t get noticed enough and so on…

  54. Grace says:

    These are such great tips! Thanks for sharing them, love your voice and brand.

  55. Heather M. says:

    Absolutely LOVE this, #1 LITERALLY speaks to me on a personal level as I am making the decision to go from a “lifestyle blog” with some small business info mixed in to a STRICTLY small business and online selling blog. I’ve learned a lot in 2 years and want to help others to grow as I have without having to do as much trial and error as I have in 2 years. Thank you for this, love it and I’m definitely going to try the Bloggers MBA E-course, sounds like EXACTLY what I need!

  56. Negin says:

    Hi thank you for sharing your knowledge 🙂 I recently started my own blog. I dont have a lot of viewers. please visit and tell me where is my mistake 🙂
    https://everydaynegin.wordpress.com/

  57. Hi, i have just discovered your blog, reading this article first. I would love to do a blogging course but I don’t know which one to do first. Can you recommend which to start with, I have no trouble with ideas, I have a basic understanding of creating my blog pages. But have definitive problems with putting it all together. I would love to hear your opinion. Thanks for such a useful article. My original course I did was through clickinmoms univercity.

  58. Ariana says:

    Hi there! Great post 😀
    I have tried time and time again to create a blog….not even expecting a career or money out of it; Only doing it for fun and my own enjoyment.
    I have always had a passion and natural skill when it comes to writing and design. Recently i became a stay at home mom and love it..but am looking to do something from home that is my own.
    I have ALWAYS had trouble finding a niche. I dont really know what I can write about that a million people havent already covered. I also dont do anything for a hobby really other than music. But even that is off and on. My whole life is my son right now. I always just wanted to write about things that i learned as i lived life…but that can be very inconsistent.
    Sorry for the long post! Just wanted to see if you had any insight.
    Thanks!

  59. Jeannie says:

    Thank you for your awesome info! I just started a travel blog and your page has been very helpful 🙂

  60. Dominika says:

    Thank you for these tips 🙂 I recently started my blog and I feel like your tips are putting me on the right track xx

  61. Kazua Her says:

    great tips to keep in mind!

  62. Rayne says:

    Thank you! Great Site and I will check out Bloggers MBA!

  63. Melody says:

    Really helpful post! Thank you from a fellow blogger!

  64. Thank you so much for sharing so much information. I just started blogging and was wondering whom should I ask all the questions I have? What others are doing which I don’t know? etc. Your post is very helpful and very honest. I will try to register for Bloggers MBA as soon as I can.

  65. Thank you so much for sharing all this information.

  66. Jenna Meow says:

    I just found your blog now and I’m loving it! I love your collection of niches presented in such a beautiful way. Just lovely and inspiring. I would love to get your feedback on my cat blog http://www.meowlifestyle.com

  67. Karlie says:

    Thank you so much!! This was so helpful!! I am looking to start blogging again and want to get serious about it this time!

  68. candice says:

    Thanks for sharing, I definitely think blogging is a great way to give your audience value as well. So they can get to Know like and trust you.

    I could improve on mapping out what my blog post will be a few weeks in advance!

  69. Iona says:

    Love this post! Have pinned it and read it so many times. Great advice. I’m just starting out, and what started as a hobby to mix up my evenings a little has turned into something I enjoy so much more than I ever thought I would! 🙂

  70. Shannon says:

    Found this super helpful!! Thank you!

  71. Thank you for sharing this post! I found it packed full of encouraging tips for someone like me who has had her blog for a year but didn’t really get far with it. I want to take my blog to the next level and found your advice really helpful!

  72. jen says:

    This is great stuff, as a new blogger myself- I’m trying to pick up on all the tips I can get from pro’s like yourself! I’m checking out Blogger Boss now. THANK YOU! 🙂

    xx, jen
    @jensav11
    http://misslifestyler.com

  73. Natalie says:

    Love these tips! Can’t wait to get started with the Blogger Boss!

    XOXO,
    Natalie
    combatbootsandcouture.blogspot.com

  74. Kate says:

    Thank you for this wonderful post. It’s really encouraged me to keep going. I love how the world of blogging is such a community. Really appreciate your tips. Kate X

  75. Audrey Kostka says:

    I really enjoyed your post. I’m simply trying to break into the social media world and brand myself, and your tips helped me gain a good perspective on where to start. Thank you. Audrey

  76. Rafaela says:

    Absolutely love your blog! These are all things that I am interested in. Please check my blog out too! It’s called The Art of Growing Up.

  77. Cassie says:

    I couldn’t get the link to the blogging course to work. Is there a new link? I enjoyed this post!

  78. Alicia says:

    Thank you so much for the helpful tips. I am a brand new to blogging. My website is not even a week old yet. I find that I am having a hard time staying focused and prioritizing what I need to do. I have lots of ideas about what I would like to post, but I keep getting sidetracked with changing the look of my site, playing around with images, pinning things, etc. As a successful blogger, do you have any advice for me as to how to stay focused? Is it more important to have lots of posts for site visitors to read, or is it better to spend time making my posts higher quality?
    Thanks!,
    Alicia

  79. Great post! I hadn’t heard of these blogger courses so I will be saving for later 🙂 Love your site!

  80. Ruby Roark says:

    Thanks so much for the advice. I’m a new blogger and I need all the advice I can get. It’s really overwhelming . Happy to have found this post and your blog.

  81. fantastic post thank you so much for all of your advice! As a new blogger myself I found this insanely useful!

  82. jeniffer says:

    i am just starting my own blog. i wanted to thank you for posting such a helpful blog. this really helped me a lot.

    Thank you so much 🙂

  83. Casper Stang says:

    Great post, I’ll keep these in mind, thanks! 🙂

  84. Beryl says:

    Just a heads up– your link to the blogging MBA course doesn’t go to the course, it goes to a spot to sign up to become an affiliate to the course!

  85. Abrianna says:

    I Love this post! Thank you for inspiring and being so positive!!!

  86. Serena, Thanks for the great tips! I am A new blogger and can use all the tips I can get! I like the “Create don’t Curate” advice as I see most bloggers do this as well as post other bloggers posts just to fill their blog. It is getting difficult to come up with fresh new ideas as pinterest is jam packed with everything under the sun! I really like that you included some great courses I can sign up for to improve on my skills! I need all the help I can get! Have A great day!

  87. Serena, Were you aware that your “share” button on your Facebook widget will not post? It has an error message that the app is incomplete? Just thought I would give you a heads up!

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  89. Andy says:

    Great points. Definitely writing posts in advance is something I am going to start doing. Should mention that blogging on square space allows easy scheduling

  90. These are some great tips! I just started out 2 months ago, so these are very important to me! Your website is so beautiful!! You’re a real inspiration!!

  91. Puneet says:

    It is Pretty Good and i like it so much

  92. Puneet says:

    WOW ! How wonderful it is.

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