How to Look Like a Pro Blogger

Have you just started your blogging journey? Well, get ready to take notes as I’ve got a few tips for you today to make your blog shine like the pros!

Start With 10 to 20 Posts: Before you publish your blog to the world, take a week or two to formulate posts. Try to aim for at least 10 to 20 articles for your readers to sift through. When they click on your blog, you want them to have more than enough articles to read to keep them coming back!

Create a Killer About Page: Your about page should answer a few of your traditional “who, what, why” questions. This gives your readers an understanding of who you are and what your mission will be with your blog!

Add Photos or Graphics: Nothing makes a blog stand out quite like adding photography or graphics. I wrote a detailed blog post on how to make your blogger photos stand out here.

Share Your Story: Ultimately, give your readers THE STORY. The reason behind your why or what got you started on the path to creating your web site.

Create a Menu: One of the most frustrating things that new bloggers fail to do is to create a menu. If your readers enjoy a blog post, they will more than likely want to see what else you have to offer. Make sure your menu is near the top and well laid out. It’s a simple, yet effective way to look like a pro blogger.

Have you set up your blog yet? What is your number one tip for new bloggers?

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Blog

I really enjoy twitter. I have several accounts that I run and have learned quite a bit over the years!

Learning the ropes has taken lots of time, but once you get the hang of it, it’s such a great place to find encouragement AND to share your blog!

The first thing you need to know about Twitter…

It’s not about the followers. I mean yes, followers are important, but it’s also about Impressions that you receive on your tweets. For example, if you tweet about breakfast that morning without a hashtag, chances are a few of your followers will see it and respond. On the other hand, if you tweet about your breakfast with the hashtag #foodies on it then hundreds and even thousands of people can see your post!

It really is that simple.

The second thing you need to know about Twitter…

It is a bloggers paradise! It’s the perfect place to meet new bloggers, share your links and get blog traffic! I get hits EVERY single time I share a link. I try to share a link to my blog or YouTube channel at least once a day. Start your tweet out with a simple recap on what your post is about, include a link to your blog and be sure to end your tweet with a hashtag or two. Also, if your blog link is too long, you can always shorten it using Bitly!

And for kicks, here’s a day by day list of hashtags to help you get noticed on Twitter:

Monday: #MondayMorning

Tuesday: #TuesdayThoughts

Wednesday: #HappyHumpDay

Thursday: #ThursdayMotivation

Friday: #FRIYAY #TGIF

Saturday & Sunday: #WeekendVibes #goals

Have you found an awesome go to hashtag for Twitter? Share below!

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