5 Lessons I’ve Learned in One Year of Blogging

Last week, I officially celebrated my one year blogiversary here at Very Erin. It’s absolutely nuts how fast the last year has gone. And yet, this blog has changed so much over that time! Everything including my content, my design, and my blogging goals have changed tremendously. Basically the only thing that hasn’t changed is the name! A big reason for these changes has been how much I’ve learned about blogging over the last year....more

5 SEO Tips for Bloggers

Even in today's traffic-driven world, many bloggers still give little thought to SEO, writing purely for the chance to share their passions with like-minded readers. Some successful bloggers have even made this part of their strategy....more

How Do You Know Where Your Audience is Hanging Out Online?

So, you're blogging but you don't know where your readers are coming from. Maybe you don't even know if you have more readers than your mom. (Hi, mom!) How do you reach your readers if you have no clue where they're hanging out? ...more
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The Serious Business of #BlogHer15

  What do you get when you take a bunch of fabulous women (with BIG IDEAS for brains and pens in hand- okay, keypads), and put them all together, under one roof, with a single mindedness to conquer the world, in an awesome city without prying eyes? Wine?Running tabs.Gab?Yes.Melting credit cards?Of course.Laughter?No. No laughter. Ever.New friendship-making opportunities?Hands-down....more

60 Simple Ways to Grow Your Blog in Under an Hour

If I've learned one thing about blogging, it's this: Blogging is a long term game. It's thousands of tiny actions that, when put together, make a huge difference. It's not just about writing blog posts and hoping that people will like them. It's about learning from your readers, building relationships with other bloggers, sharing your stuff, and on and on. ...more
Wow! These are so awesome! Thanks for the great advice. :D  Xx Lauren ...more

Why I Switched to Wordpress

 Why I Switched to WordPressIf you have ever been to my previous blog, www.stampinmindy.net you are probably wondering why I switched to WordPress after 8 years on Blogger. Well, after 8 years it was time to move on, time to grow. I have used my blog as a crafter and design team member ONLY!...more

Simple Tips to Make You Fall in Love With Your Blog

A few days ago, one of my students said that she was giving up her blog. It was taking too much time, for too little return. Many more people give up their blogs than commit to them for the long term, so maybe you feel the same way. If you do, here are some blogging tips to help you to fall in love with your blog, perhaps for the first time. ...more
This definitely hits home.  Sometimes I look back to 5-6 years ago when I started and then gave ...more

Everything You Need to Know About Tumblr

If you're like me, you probably have tried most of the social media sites out there. Tumblr, owned by Yahoo!, began in 2007. While it's been around, its popularity has definitely exploded in the last few years. The simplest way I can describe Tumblr is to call it a visual social blogging platform. You can create a blog and fill it with text posts, photos, videos and even audio files. And you can share (reblog) or like posts you find interesting. ...more
Thank you for the information, I need to expand my social media outreach beyond facebook, ...more

How to Write a Delicious Food Blog Post

So, you have started your food blog. Now comes the hard part: providing good content. But don't worry, this is also one of the fun parts of blogging. How do you write good content though? I'm glad you asked, I'm here to take you through the steps! ...more
thegomamas You have great recipes on your site, but on first glance it seems that there are more ...more