Happy Friday all! Believe it or not, we’re now looking at being just over a week and a half from Christmas – crazy I know! Hopefully everyone was able to stay warm over this past week with all of the cold weather and snow that blanketed most of the country as well as not impacted by any of the travel delays. That said, if you have not started your Christmas shopping, you may want to do so now. If you did not have the time this week, you can check out the posts on Blogelina below:
With us being in the Holiday season, I thought I’d add to the excitement with a promotion we’ll be running here on Blogelina. Promotions and giveaways are always fun, so make sure to check back for the details of what the promotion will be. I know that I brought up blogging goals in last weekend’s post; what are you thinking that you’d like to accomplish with your blog this upcoming year? Believe it or not, we’re less than three weeks away from the New Year, so now is the time to start thinking of how you would like to grow your blog in 2014.
As always, there were some excellent blog posts this week. If you have some time in between Christmas shopping and preparing for the Holidays then read some of the selected posts for some quality weekend reading. Have a great weekend everyone!
Blog Post of the Week
How I Attracted 2,000 Visitors to a Brand New Blog on Leaving Work Behind
What I enjoyed about this post was the actionable tips that Tom provided. Tom shares about a rebranding of one of his sites. A rebranding which was really at the same level of starting a new blog when you take a look at it. Starting a blog can be harried and stressful, but there are some small, yet important things you can do that can help smooth out the launch and give it the best foundation to start growing right away. There may be some luck involved, but many of Tom’s tips are some of the same things we’ve discussed recently:
- Blog Design
- Networking with other bloggers
Starting a new blog is a lot of work, there’s no denying that. However, there are some things that, if implemented, that will help it hit the ground running.
The Best of the Rest
12 Most Simple Social Media Mistakes We All Make on Rebekah Radice
No one is perfect, this is especially the case when it comes to social media. If you’re looking for some tips on growing in that, check out this insightful post.
How to Grab the Attention of Your Target Audience on Adrienne Smith.net
Do you struggle with reaching your target audience? Read this helpful post on some tips to improve in that area.
7 Steps to Make Your Blog a Marketing Machine on Heidi Cohen
Are you looking for tips on how to build an engaged community on your blog? This is a great post for some solid tips.
What are your thoughts on a popup email form on your blog? Read this insightful post for a reason why to try them on your site.