How To Grow Your Blog : Resource List

I had such a huge response to my Grow Your Creative Blog post a couple of weeks ago that I thought I’d put together a bit of extra reading for all of you who are keen to keep exploring the topic. I’m always looking at ways to improve and make this space work for me and my readers.

Many bloggers have shared their tips about blogging and social media and have written about what has worked for them. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but many of these links have been helpful for me so I thought I’d share. Hope you find something that you might be looking for!

You’d better grab a cuppa (or even a glass of wine!) and settle in for some reading and note taking.

Content & Sharing

Grow Your Creative Blog by Sew Delicious

30 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts by Launch Grow Joy

SEO Basics For Bloggers by Wonderforest

Tips for Blogging on a Busy Schedule by Sincerely Kinsey

7 Tips to Instantly Make Your Blog More Reader Friendly by Food Bloggers of Canada

Tips To Keep Your Blogging Organised by Things For Boys

How to Start A Blog by Freeing Imperfections

How to Blog Effectively When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed by Problogger

Sites to Submit Your Content To by Crafterminds

How to Get Out of Your Blogging Rut by Brandcamp

Three Tips to Improve Your SEO by Framed Frosting

Foster A Loyal Readership by Crafterminds

 Blog Design & Platform

10 Blog Layout Tips by A Beautiful Mess

The Process: Re-designing My Blog by Curly Birds

Moving To WordPress from Blogger by imagine gnats

Is WordPress or Blogger Better For You? by Cozy Little House

Blog Design Tips by The Sitsgirls

DIY Blog Design Tips by The Flourishing Abode

Photography

Basic Photo Tips for Bloggers by B.You

How to Make A DIY Light Box by Flax & Twine 

Craft Photography Tips by Mollymoo 

12 Things to Remember When Taking Blog Photos by The Sitsgirls 

Basic Photography Tips for Bloggers by Blog Milk Blog 

Taking Better Blog Photos by Sew Delicious 

DIY Photo Backdrops by DIY Showoff 

Social Media

Using Social Media to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic by Problogger

How to Create Perfect Social Media Posts by All Twitter

Boosting Your Blog’s Reach Using Google + by Housewife Eclectic

Tips to Grow Your Facebook Page by The NY Melrose Family

10 Ways to Grow Your Facebook Following by Social Media Examiner

How to Build Your Pinterest Following by Princess Pinky Girl

Seriously Boost Your Pinterest Strategy by Positively Peggy

Making Twitter Work For You by 3 Boys and a Dog

25 Author Tweet Ideas by Duolit

Guide to Instagram by Anthony Quintano

Blogging & Income

Make Money Blogging by Problogger

How to Make Money Blogging by I Heart Naptime

10 Ways to Make Money Blogging by Rain on a Tin Roof

Why Every Blogger Should Have A Media Kit by Vmac & Cheese

How To Make Money Blogging by All Things Thrifty

And finally…is blogging just not doing it for you anymore? Check out So You Want To Break Up With Your Blog by Melbourne Mum.

This list only scratches the surface. There are huge volumes of blog help and inspiration out there. If this list doesn’t have quite the info you are looking for, a Google or Pinterest search will often find the answer to your questions.  Happy reading!

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