10 Inspirational Quotes For Bloggers

As a blogger, it’s easy to get discouraged. Today, I’m sharing 10 quotes to encourage like minded bloggers or well, for anyone, really!

“Motivation gets you going and habits get you there.” -Zig Ziglar

I love this one so much. Habits have played a huge roll for me when it comes to many areas of my life: blogging, saving up for travel, taking care of our home, etc.

“Limitation is only your imagination.” -Uknown

I’m not sure who wrote this one, but wow what a sucker punch. If you really think about it, it is so true. The only limitations are the ones we put on ourselves.

“You are going to know failure, if you’re brave with your life.” -Brene Brown

This one speaks volumes to me. It’s so easy to live a “safe” life locked away from disappointments, but think of all the things you would miss.

“Be so good that they can’t ignore you.” -Steve Martin

What else is there to say other than HE SPEAKS TRUTH. Sorry for the all caps, but I am sure that is a message that we all need to hear.

“Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise.” -Unknown

I love this. I want to live this.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and get started.” -Walt Disney

Have you ever read up on the life of Walt Disney? The man was a walking dictionary of the world “perseverance” and look at all the joy he brought to the world. His quotes are hands down some of my favorite as a new blogger.

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” -Rogers

We all make mistakes. Learn from them and move on.

“The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” -Uknown

This is so true and it’s one area that I am constantly working on.

“You are never too old to set a another goal or dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis

It doesn’t matter at what stage of life you are at, you can always set a new goal for yourself.

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” -Zig Ziglar

And this last one really hits home for me. I hope it inspires you, too!

Pinterest Hacks You Should Know

Okay, I love using Pinterest! I use it for both personal and business outlets. It’s a GREAT way to grow your blog traffic!

You can use Pinterest to create menu plans, store future DIY projects, and grow traffic for your web site or blog! The list is endless.

There are two big Pinterest hacks you should know that will help you double the traffic to your blog:

Tip one: Pinterest is NOT a social media network!

This is something I’ve noticed in a lot of blogging circles. People will comment on Pinterest as being their favorite social network. Nope! It’s not. It’s actually a search engine. With that knowledge, it totally changes your game plan, doesn’t it? You’ll start to treat it differently.

Start thinking of it as a search engine instead of a social media network and it will change how you use it overall!

Tip two: Pinterest needs keywords…just like google!

Yep, good ‘ol regular keywords and long tail keywords are important within your pin descriptions. Let’s say you write a blog on healthy recipes. Your goal is to make sure your profile description, pin descriptions and pin titles are saturated (without being spammy, of course) with keywords related to healthy recipes.

Tip three: Type healthy recipes (or the keywords you are focusing on) into Pinterest and see what other niche keywords pop up. That will be a great starting point to knowing what other keywords to use on your post.

Make sure you add keywords to your short pin description, too!

Want to read more ways onhow you can double your Pinterest traffic? Read this article.

What about you? Are you carefully choosing keywords and operating Pinterest as a search engine?

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How To Start A Blog

In interest of full disclosure, I have been blogging for well over a decade. I’ve had small victories and big victories. I’ve used just about every platform out there.

It’s a great way to make money, meet new friends and tuck web creation under your belt. Today, I’m going to share a couple of tips to help you to start a blog.

Where To Start

If you want to start a business web site, I recommend SiteGround for WordPress.

Going through SiteGround was EASY. I had  my web site up and going in less than half an hour! In fact, I had my first article up by the end of the day, and within a month, I had a pin going viral on Pinterest.

PRO TIP: The reason using a hosted website through SiteGround is recommended over free blogs is that you are able to Monetize because you actually OWN your blog (as apposed to freebie blogs where you are not the owner) and can have more control overall.

Start With  a Basic Plan:

Sign up with SiteGround! They have a step by step process that simplified everything for me.

Once you log into SiteGround, you’ll be asked to pick a particular plan. I recommend starting with  basic plan, then later once you’ve found your groove with blogging you can upgrade your account.

Choose Your Domain Name:

This is your web site address. This is what sets you apart. Ask yourself: What is your goal with your web site? Think of your target audience. For example, I chose Bloggers Share, because I was inspired by the blogging community. So many of my favorite bloggers shared their tips that helped me with my own blogging journey. And now I get to give back by sharing my own tips!

Stick to a niche…or two or three: 

I highly recommend finding a niche for your blog to center around. Case in point: I blog about blogging, social media, and simple living. I want to be successful with my blog so that I can enjoy a simple life with my family!

Not sure where to start with topics? Here’s  quick list to get you started:

  • Lifestyle Blogs: Centered around faith, family, fashion.
  • Fashion Blogs: Outfit ideas, make up tips, etc.
  • Health Blogs: Healthy recipes, tips, etc.
  • Teaching Blogs: Tutoring tips, learning worksheets, etc.

After these steps are completed, you may want to read my article on How To Look Like A Pro Blogger When You Are a Newbie!

Once you decide to start a blog, come back and tell me about it! I love getting to know my readers.

Don’t forget to join my Pinterest Group to help get exposure to your new blog! Also, check out this post before you begin to start a blog and learn what tricks will help you not look like a newbie!

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Easy Social Media Marketing Strategy For Pinterest

Having a solid social media marketing strategy in place for Pinterest is important for bloggers! It can really help you to grow your traffic! Today, I’m going to share a few tips that helped me grow my blog.

I remember the minute my friends told me about Pinterest.  I signed up.

Pinning became somewhat of an Olympic sport…I even had a pin go viral way back when. But, the dust settled and I honestly thought my days of pinning were over.

Then I stumbled on a few bloggers who shared their Pinterest stories.

Had I missed a crucial opportunity for growing as a blogger? Yes. Yes, I had.

I read a free course, downloaded a book on the topic and put what I learned to use.

By implementing just a few habits with Pinterest my numbers now only grew- they doubled and now have nearly tripled in less than a few months!

Here’s some stats:

I started with roughly 6,900 views on Pinterest at the end of May.

By the beginning of August, I had reached 19,000 views. And now, my number vary anywhere from 60k to 90k! It changes due to algorithms.

Pretty cool, right?

But, here’s the thing. While several tricks helped, I noticed that one specific tip is what became my personal game changer.

Pinterest Groups! And not just any groups. Viral groups targeted for bloggers like me. These were groups with 10,000 or more bloggers who participated daily.

TIP: I highly recommend checking out Top Viral Blogs on Pinterest. She has a plethora of viral boards.

Also, another great way to up your Pinterest Game is to check out Pinterest Ninja! You will learn simple ways to build  a solid profile, increase your traffic and gain a better understanding of how Pinterest works. Also, when you complete the course you gain access to valuable resources! 

What has been your experience with Pinterest? Do you have a game plan on how to increase your social media marketing strategy? You can read more blogging tips with our article on How To Look Like a Pro Blogger.

Two Ways To Simplify Your Life Right Now

Simple living is a hot topic these days, and with good reason. With social media, we are constantly connected! Not to mention, we are often hurried from here to there trying to meet deadlines and obligations.

I’ve been slowly working to simplify my lifestyle so that I can better serve my family as a wife and mother. It’s crucial to my well being an to my families well being.

As the saying goes, “You can’t pour form an empty cup!”

Here are my top three tips to simplifying your life that are making a huge impact on my own:

One-Simply Your STUFF

I feel like this has been the root of my stress. We had so much STUFF and no matter how much I organized it never got any better. So, every year, for the last four years, I have streamlined what we own. I’ve purged, purged and purged. Thanks to year yard sales, charity donations and selling on-line, I’ve been able to create better environment for our home. I stopped hanging on to books I was never read again, dresses I would never wear, movies that were no longer my taste…and the list goes on.

It has been so freeing. I feel like I am a much happier homemaker over all!

Two-Simplify Your Schedule

Another area that has changed drastically is our schedule. I’m careful to keep margin on the calendar. If I know we have something planned over the weekend, I will set aside at least two evenings during the week for family time. Or vice versa. If we are busy during the week, I like to keep the schedule clear on the weekend. We don’t have to buy into the lie that being busy is best! It’s not. Family time is best…and so is rest.

So that’s two areas that we have been working on and implementing significant changes. It’s been great!

What areas have you tackled to create a simplified life?

PS. Be sure to join my Blogging Group on Facebook! Click HERE.

~Heather

Join My Online Pinterest Community

Are you looking for a place to share your favorite blog posts? Maybe you created a new recipe or want to show off your latest remodeling project?

I absolutely love to connect with other bloggers. It’s the only way to build authentic community within the blogging sphere! I have met and made so many wonderful friends through networking. Friends who have laughed, prayed and cried along with me through this adventure we call LIFE…

If this resonates with you, then, please join my Pinterest group HERE. It’s family friendly and open to bloggers from all niches. Who knows? You may find the perfect recipe for next weeks potluck AND learn new tips to simply your life. *wink*

Also, you can check out my personal Pinterest here.