After two years as a blogger, I discovered that it takes you a lot of things to run a successful blog. I headed into this thinking it would be easy and that you don’t need much more than a laptop and a connection to Wifi to be a blogger, but truth is, if you want to grow your blog, you’ll need some help. Just like a surgeon with its instruments, a blogger needs its tools. These are 14 of the best blogging tools to help you grow your blog!
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned as a blogger, it’s the value of Pinterest. As far as it goes for me, Pinterest has brought over 50,000 visitors to my blog since I became self-hosted and is my #1 source of traffic. It has made me grow my traffic from 300 to 18,000 monthly pageviews in 9 months. So I think it’s safe to say that it’s pretty important that I invest some time and effort into the platform. In the span of 7 months, I went from 182 Pinterest followers to over 3,000. How did I do that? By making sure my Pinterest profile was the best it could be! The first step to gaining followers on Pinterest is to make sure your profile is optimized. So, want to get hundreds of followers every week? Here’s how to set your Pinterest profile for success!
When I started blogging, I was a bit all over the place. I didn’t really know what I was doing or where to go for more information. Heck, that’s still the case now, even after almost two years of blogging (!!!). There are a lot of things I wish I had known before I started blogging, and one of those things is what blogging mistakes I was making. I would have saved so much time if I had known these things when I first started!
So today I’m sharing with you 5 blogging mistakes newbie bloggers often make when they first start blogging, and how you can fix them!
Can you believe this is already my 100th post on A Wanderer’s Adventures?! I sure can’t! I can’t believe I’ve had this little corner of Internet for almost two years. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far! I’ve tried several times to have a blog before, but I never kept it as long and invested in it as much as I did with one. Who would have thought that almost two years later, I would be writing this post? If you had asked me at the very beginning, I would have told you that of course, I would be a super famous blogger (let’s laugh at that for a minute) by now, but deep down, I knew I would probably give this up in a couple of weeks. You have no idea how glad I am that I didn’t give up! A Wanderer’s Adventures has allowed me to make friends with people from all over the world, to express myself in a creative and fun way, and to help thousands of students and young women. I would never have been able to achieve that had I not continued working hard on this blog.
To celebrate my 100th post, I thought I would do a little blogging recap of some of my favorite and best blog posts. View Post
I’ll admit it, ever since I’ve started this internship, I’ve been pretty bad at keeping my goals for the new year. I’ve been so focused on surviving now that I’m living on my own and kick ass at this internship that I’ve lost sight of my goals (and most of my goals were blog-centered, as I thought 2017 would finally be “the year of the blog”).
After my traffic has skyrocketed in December and January, I thought that it would easy-peasy to reach all of the goals I had set at the beginning of the year.
BOY WAS I WRONG.
February rapidly brought me back to reality. My stats have dropped, and I’ve let the blog (among other things) to the side. I feel like my internship is stealing all of my energy, motivation, and creativity. And I’m not proud of that.
Am I the only one who ever felt like life was getting in the way of my goals?
But today, this stops. I’m regaining control of my life, and I’m more motivated than ever to reach my goals! So I’m teaching you to do the same, in the hope that you’ll be able to reach your goals, too!