With the move to WordPress mostly done it only seems appropriate that this whet your whistle focus on blogging. I have been posting to this blog for almost 8 years. I do it because it is my hobby. I don’t make any money doing this and that is okay because I have enjoyed having a place that is my own. Last year I put a lot of effort into growing the blog and I thought that meant more traffic and a large quantity of comments. In the last few months I have learned that what I like most about blogging is meeting new people that like doing the same things I do and getting to know them as more than just a few words on my comment page. This of course requires traffic and I have enjoyed the handful of people that I have gotten to know because of the blog. Below are some of the links that I have loved or plan on using to make this my space more me.
The post that helped me make the transition to WordPress was a lifesaver. It was so clearly written I never panicked about losing all my posts and starting over.
Moving to WordPress gave me a chance to make the design look a little more professional. There are some great themes out there for free but I opted for LifeStyle Pro from Studio Press.
I did some research on hosting but ultimately I went with BlueHost because there were so many positive comments about them from other bloggers. When I made a big opps the guy on the other end of the phone was so helpful I am so glad I picked them.
I have found that Pinterest is the place that I get the most traffic so I am curious about ways to get the most out of Pinterest.
As I have done research on blog tips one site has come up over and over with great tips. Kludgy mom has a lot of great post but one of my favorites is 5 steps to makeover old blog content.
Because the community and relationships are my favorite part of blogging I would love to make it to a blog conference someday. I want to remember these 10 tips to a better conference experience for when I go.
Now that I have the tips I can look at the list of blog conferences I might want to participate in. There are more conferences than listed here but I am sorry I missed the one that happened at Disneyland. I am sure I could get Tom agree to that one.
One of the best things you can do to create a community on your blog is to have a little bit of blogger etiquette.
I hope you enjoy the updates to the blog and stick around to look around and chat a little. What has helped you with your blog? What do you love most about blogging?0