Thank you so much to Tracy of A Slice Of Smith Life for taking the time to share her blogging tips with us. I’m so excited to be featuring several bloggers over the next few weeks – real-life successful bloggers – and hearing their thoughts and tips about blogging! So, pour yourself a cup of coffee, sit back, and be inspired!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog:
I’ve been blogging since June 2007 and I document about my faith, family and homeschooling. I first started my blog as a way to journal the birthday cakes that I have made and decorated for my children and that’s how I came up with my blog name “A Slice of Smith Life”. For a while now, my blog posts have been about how our family lives out our Catholic faith by celebrating the Church liturgical year in fun and creative ways, which has inspired me to start a new blog. I won’t disclose any details about my new blog because it’s still in the works, but stay tuned!
Tracy’s most popular post shares ideas on celebrating Mother Teresa.
How do you make money through your blog?
Currently, I make money through my blog through Amazon Affiliate links and a few ads on my sidebar.
What is your favorite way to get traffic to your blog?
My favorite way to get traffic to my blog is through email subscribers and posting my links on Facebook. Sharing my posts via Facebook on my personal pages and in groups is the one strategy that is working best for me now.
How much time do you spend blogging each week
The short answer is too much! 😉 It really depends on what type of post I’m writing. If it’s a review for a book/product, I will spend more time to make sure I have included all intended details, but if the post is about a feast day celebration or homeschool activity, I can spend a few hours editing photos and blogging about our celebration or activity. I’m somewhat of a perfectionist so that is a blessing and a curse at the same time.
Still Have Questions?
Leave them in the comments below – then be sure to head over to Tracy’s Blog!