This week we have another great round up. From building successful relationships with other bloggers to securing your site, we’ve got you covered this week with some amazing articles. If you know other great blogs about blogging, please share in the comments to help us feature great content week after week!
10 Things Every Blogger Should Know About Working with Brands
From building trust with your readers to delivering value to companies you would like to work with, this article by Jeni Elliott is a must read for anyone desiring to work with brands. Brands are a great way for bloggers to make money through paid sponsorship, but there is finesse involved in the process. Plus, learn how to create your own media kit through a related post link!
How to Grow you Blog Audience by Building Relationships with Other Bloggers
This article is the heart of what the IBA is all about: building relationships with bloggers so we can all grow together. As a blogger, I’ve seen more growth participating in supportive blogging groups than using any other method. The article lays out 7 steps to follow for building relationships with bloggers and teaches you how to apply each strategy.
The Importance of a Responsive Web Design
If your site is not yet mobile responsive, it is definitely something you will want to consider fast! This article from Zac Johnson is mainly a nice infographic to help you understand the process. A quick read from this week.
9 Social Media Marketing Failures you Must Avoid
Reginald is spilling the beans and sharing all the mistakes we are making on social media. Thankfully, he also offers up solutions to each mistake. My personal favorite: you are not unique enough. True. It’s hard to stand out in a very crowed niche. Great tips to help fix that, Reginald!
How to Track your Blog Income
If you are a mom blogger then you should definitely be following Blogging on the Side with Paula Rollo and Becky Mansfield. They are two amazing mom bloggers now making a full-time income blogging. In this post, Paula talks about how she tracks her blog income, which if you are just starting out, is really important thing to do! Check out her step by step guide. Before you leave their site be sure to head over to the homepage and scroll down to check out Your Modern Family’s Income Report. If you need some inspiration for monetization, I highly recommend it!
Blogging Case Study: How publishing daily increased my blog traffic 46% and decreased my joy 72%
I really wouldn’t be surprised if Kevin Duncan from Be a Better Blogger makes this list every week. His posts are unique and fun and overall just great content. This week he’s talking about what happened when he posted 5 times per week on his blog. I’ve always wondered about blogging frequency, and I know several bloggers who post daily. I can’t imagine keeping up with the workload. I currently post 2-3 times per week, and that’s about as frequently as I can handle without my joy dropping 72%. Great read!
Facebook Hates Bloggers (What to Do About It)
Facebook reach is getting tougher and tougher to obtain. Even if someone likes your status, it doesn’t mean they are actually going to click the ‘like’ button. This week Brittany Bullen offers up some amazing tips on how to start capitalizing on Facebook again as a social media platform for bloggers. From teaching you how to embed a Facebook post to learning how to get featured, this post is so helpful!
Instagram 101: 7 Keys for Success
I recently signed up for Instagram, and I haven’t done a think with it. This post by Peg Fitzpatrick was exactly what I needed. Learn how to effectively use hashtags, build a posting strategy, and use direct message. Great tips for any Instagram beginner!
10 Ideas to Keep your Blogging Grove when Life Gets Tough
This week Julie Deneen takes us through 10 quick tips to help you work through a blogging block. I frequently feel like I’m at a block. It’s hard to know if you are posting the right thing! My favorite tip and most practical was number 1, which I am going to start doing weekly to avoid running out of blogging ideas.
How to Protect your Blog from an Advanced DDoS Attack
If you are a small blogger you probably aren’t worried about a hacker finding his way into your site. Recently, I was told that I had malware in my source code (which turned out to be false). Either way, it brought up cause for concern. Protecting your site from vulnerabilities is important and worth reading about. This post offers a few great tips to help better secure your site.
What are your best blogging tips from the week? Any great articles to share?