Dear Creatives, Here again Gina from My Chocolate Peaces.
Blogging. What a great journey. So many things to learn. So many things to do. So many people to meet. . . and always another post to write. These are some of the things that I have learned so far on my journey, part II.
Master One Thing and Add Another
I have read several articles and a few books about blogging. I don’t think that I am alone in feeling a little overwhelmed about all the things people tell you that you need to do to have a successful blog. My tip here is one thing at a time. For instance a source recommended that I comment on 5 blogs every day. I took that to heart and mastered it. Once I have mastered something that I want to incorporate into my routine, I am ready to add on something else like perhaps one guest post per week.
It does not hurt to ask. The answer may be ‘no’ and that is okay. Kudos to my friend Lisa. Her entire blog is dedicated to helping other bloggers and she lives by it. Thanks to her for answering some of my questions as well. Some of my questions and subsequent answers have landed me spotlights, guest posts and other opportunities.
Some of My Favorite Resources
Mom Blogging for Dummies– This is a great book with a lot of detailed information and has been a great resource to me.
Blog Resources @ Monpreneurmogul This is an awesome quick read about blogging that really gives you the essentials of what you need to know.
Hootsuite.com– Love this site. I can post from all my social networks in one place and do it ahead of time. This becomes crucial for me because I work full time during the day and cannot be on the social networks all the time.
Worldfunction.com– I don’t have much money, nor time to attend blogging conferences. This website is an awesome way to start learning about blogging, interacting with other bloggers and start networking without the expense of going to a conference.
Enjoy the journey… and don’t forget the chocolate.
Gina, a.k.a. Chocolate Mom blogs about artisan chocolate, culture and other sweet things at My Chocolate Peaces. She is married to Chocolate Dad and has one little boy. Together with their dog, Chocolate Puppy they enjoy playing in the outdoors and living life out loud. From My Chocolate Peaces to you, Peace, Love & Chocolate!