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Finding Your Blog Niche

Finding Your Blog Niche
This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Blog Improvement Series

So you’ve begun your journey to start up a blog. You’ve worked out your business plan, you’ve started creating a website and you’re getting excited. You start to tell people and they ask you the big question ‘What’s your niche?’. Hold on, whats this? You were meant to pick a what now? If you’re anything like me this is where you start to panic mildly. I just wanted to write, I didn’t think I would have to prescribe to a specific topic! It can feel like your being restricted when you where feeling so creative before that. What Is a Niche? So, first things first, what exactly is a niche? When used in blogging terms, Google defines it as the following: “denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialised section of the population.” Basically, you are trying to work out what type of content you are going to be uploading. This might be easy for some of you, you have a specific passion such as craft, mental health, or pet care. The rest of you are probably more like me and wanted to post about a variety of things. These topics didn’t appear to…

The 4 Stages of Blogging

the four stages of blogging

A simple guide for understanding the 4 Stages of Blogging. With some simple infographics and descriptions, you can easily see what stage of blogging you are in and what to do to get to the next stage. This post was originally written on the blog Loving Life With Lee here.    Stage 1 of Blogging is Beginning to Blog (for real) Focus on writing content and making good blogging habits. Consistency is key, and that’s where most beginners to astray for a while. Prepare your blog for the long haul as much as you can by creating a create website, design, and brand that will stand up to your reputation as a blogger and writer. Focus on finding your audience by being active on social media as yourself, with a personal profile. Get to know the ins and outs and do your research on each platform a little at a time. Try the methods you learn about first in your personal profile and see what kind of engagement you get from your friends in real life. When you’re ready and know the basics, switch to a business profile or Create a business profile for your blogs social media presence. Begin…

Why Blog Branding is Important and How You Can Work on Yours Today

ways to work on your blog branding today
This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Blog Improvement Series

I do believe you can judge a book by its cover. Sometimes, you can tell a lot about something just by how it looks. (Just sometimes.) This is why having a consistent look and feel for your blog is important.. Enter blog branding. Branding is something I find extremely interesting, though I’m sure there are some bloggers who don’t share my sentiments. Maybe you’re one of them, and that’s totally fine! That is what I’m here for 🙂 So find someplace comfortable, whip out a pen and notebook, and let’s get down to business! What exactly is blog branding, Kate? Is it a logo? Is it your blog design? Is it the right fonts to choose for your blog? I’m so glad you asked! The answer is: Branding is all of that, plus more. It is the overall feel of your blog. It’s the atmosphere you want your visitors and readers to feel when they’re on your website. It isn’t enough that you say, “My blog is fun!” You have to make them feel the fun! I like to think of it this way: You know how when you enter a café with lots of earthy tones and dim lighting,…

Creating A Great Blog Business Plan

In order to build a successful blog, you establish your long-term goals and how you can achieve them. You will need a business plan. Here are a few tips on writing a great business plan for your blog.
This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Blog Improvement Series

Every good idea starts as just that, an idea. In the blogging world, it might just be a thought to write a blog. Great, but for you to build a successful blog, one that will bring in an income and not just be a small hobby you do on the side. At some point, you need to shift your mindset into thinking about your blog as a business. You need a blog business plan. I recently wrote a post about why you should blog like a business. Maybe you can take a minute to read that first. Let’s get to the good stuff, a free download of a Blog Business Plan! Sweet, right? A post that not only is going to explain how you should begin your blogging journey as a business. It also comes with the tool to help you do just that.   || DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLOG BUSINESS PLAN HERE ||   This download is free for our Blog Buddy News Subscribers. Instant access password included in the welcome email of Blog Buddy News Subscription. Email for download support or contact Lee directly.      Take These Steps: 1. Read this article 2. Download the Blog…