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#BEDM – Blogging Tips

Let’s get one thing straight. I am not a blogging expert but I’ve been blogging for a few years now and have learnt a few things along the way. I still make mistakes, but hey, doesn’t everyone? I’ve started a Pinterest board to collect hints and tips about blogging.

write what you love

  1. Write about what you love. If you’re not passionate about what you’re writing about, it’s going to be painful, for both you and your readers.
  2. Always include images, whether they’re a little bit shoddy, like some of mine, quickly taken on my iPhone or gorgeous ones, people like to see something pretty.
  3. Use WordPress. It’s my favourite platform as you can do sooo much with it. I self host, using Krystal who are Amazing.
  4. Link back. Whether it’s to another blogger who inspired you, an online article, a Pinterest board or a website.
  5. Credit images. If you’re using someone elses image, credit them. I know it can be tricky, but there are lots of places that can help you find the original image. (I try to use my own as much as possible, as it’s easier)
  6. Don’t worry about spelling. Lots of people proofread and spell check to the nth degree. I read it through once, use the spell check. I miss words out and make spelling errors. So what?! So does the BBC so I feel in good company.
  7. Be honest.
  8. Don’t take things too seriously.
  9. Reply to comments as much as possible.
  10. Don’t stress over stats, especially if you’re starting out. Write good content, share it (but don’t overshare) and readers will come. A good way to spread the word is getting involved in blogger networking, like Blognix, who have a Twitter chat tonight and a conference coming up in June.

What do you think? What’s your top blogging tip?

A Crafty Chai has moved!

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So I finally got my act together & moved my little blog from Typepad to WordPress. My reasons for this are simple really – it’s cheaper to host it myself than through Typepad, plus I’m much more confident at using WordPress now compared to when I first started blogging. This time, I’m taking it to the next level by setting up Google Analytics & focusing more on SEO so that more people might happen to come across this little fellow. I’ve also joined a little site called Bloglovin, you may have heard of it! Follow my blog with Bloglovin and keep up to date with all my witterings.

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I have a few tasks left to do, like updating links and images, and a few photos to take for the slider. Have patience! I’ll get there soon! I’ve also created a little Facebook page for my blog too so if you want to follow me on there too, that will certainly make me smile!

 

A Crafty Chai in Popular Crafts

Popular Crafts

A little while ago, as I was sitting at my desk, someone on Twitter asked if anyone wrote a craft blog. Always keen to introduce my blog to new readers, I suggested mine. Lo and behold they liked it!

The person who had tweeted the request is the editor for Popular Crafts magazine and asked if I would be happy for my little blog to be featured. No need to ask! Feature away! I’ve finally managed to get my hands on a copy of this month’s edition and am so proud to see my blog in such a fantastic craft publication. If someone had told me that my blog would be in a magazine one day, I would’ve thought they were crazy! But here it is…A Crafty Chai in Popular Crafts!

Thanks so much for the opportunity Katharine. You’ve made my day! x

Popular Crafts