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About The Buddy Program, About Me Pages and Social Media Bios | Podcast Recap

This post is an episode recap from our Blogging Buddies Podcast, Series 2
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This entry is part of 2 in the series Media RecapsThis week, Vicky and Lee talk you through how to create an about me page on you blog and how to create a better Bio on each Social Media account you have for your Blog.   Part 1: About The Buddy Program Total: 11 minutes | From 0:00 – 10:30   What the Buddy Program Is & the Benefits of having A Blog Buddy (Like You, Aw!) In the opening first 8 minutes of the podcast. At the beginning of this episode Lee want’s to express where we are at with the Buddy Program, the original idea behind everything that we do here, and for our Blogging Buddies Communities. The core of it, is this Buddy Program for Bloggers. Which has greatly impacted Vicky and I since we connected (here’s our story) about six months ago now as the original “blog buddies”. We do support each other on a very regular basis as someone to talk “blogging” with. As well as read, support, and share your blog content with. It’s so great to have someone to share this with because, blogging doesn’t have to be solo anymore. Vicky talks about…

How to Write the Perfect About Me Page and Social Media Bios for Your Blog

Create the Perfect About Me Page and Social Media Bios for Your Blog
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2Writing your blog’s About Me page, as well as your social media Bio for your Blog, may not seem as important as you think it is. (Like it’s something you don’t have to do right away.) But it’s a huge part of getting found! As well as, nailing brand collaborations and allowing your audience to know, like, and trust you.   The know-like-trust factor is very important when you are trying to become an influencer to your audience. Have you ever gotten a notification that you have a new follower on your Instagram or Twitter? Then you click on their profile and they have a bio full of only emojis, it’s just blank, or looks really dodgy? What do you do? Well,  I’m guessing you do what I normally do and block them or at least, not follow them back. As bloggers, we want to grow our following, not get blocked! So today I’m going to walk you through how to create the perfect social media bio and about me page for  your blog.      About me page   You’re about me page is one of…

Watch Screen Capture Videos of Me Blogging!

Have you ever wanted to see someone else blog? What their process is and how they go about doing certain aspects of blogging? Well, I thought screen capture videos of me blogging would be a unique way to connect to you guys. So I’ve started doing screen capture videos for our new Best Buddies Patreons! To start with, I wanted to show you an example of one of the Screen Capture Video. This is a video of me blogging while editing the previous Website Development post I wrote here. This is recorded Live and in Real Time. I try to keep them between 5-20 minutes but include valuable blogging tips and hacks, and type notes to you while I capture whatever blogging task I might be recording for you!   So I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to do a video of me developing this website for the week in the series on Development. But I had been procrastinating on writing THAT VERY POST because I have been… too busy Developing… This… Website? Ironic, I know. I do a lot in this 18 min screen capture (no sound but I type to you in a notepad) including draft, assign a…

Tools for Developing Your Blog’s Website

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2Developing your blog’s website is something that will take a lot of time, planning, and dedicated effort to create. I have a lot offer and knowledge to share on this topic, but ironically I’m “too busy” to write about it as I’m still in the early stages of this process for this blog myself. If you want to follow along and see what I’m doing behind the scenes, then consider getting the access to our Patreon Feed where I am sharing Screen Cast Videos of me ACTUALLY MAKING THE BLOG BUDDY PROGRAM. Which will include the process of designing this membership website! During the website development process in the last 6 months, I have done a lot of planning, creating new strategies, coming up with workflows and customizing code. So how can I share that with you? Let’s start with some basics today, and give you access to the public Website Development for Bloggers Trello Board. Which is a simplified version of my own Website Development boards. I plan to add to and grow this board over time for you so feel free to check back on…

Building Up Your Blog’s Brand

Tips to building up your blog's brand
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2After you’ve created your blog, you can work on building up your blog’s brand! Having a brand for your blog can help your blog stand out from the other blogs in your niche. Here is my best advice for building up your blog’s brand from the start.    Blog Colors The first step is to pick colors that fit your blog’s personality and niche. How much you know about color psychology and the meaning of colors within different countries and cultures can help you make the right color choices. So that you will appeal to your blog’s ideal target audience. 99designs has some great blog posts about picking colors for both your blog’s brand AND your blog’s design. If there’s an image that has the colors that you want to use for your blog’s brand, you can upload it to Canva’s Color Palette Generator. You can copy any of the five different color hex codes that it generates from scanning the image. Make sure to upload images with multiple colors. The Color Palette Generator won’t work as well with images that have less than 5 identifiable colors.…

Setting Your Blog Goals This Year In 4 Easy Steps

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Blog Improvement Series 2 We’re still in the early parts of the year. But I’m taking a guess that, with regards to setting your blog goals, you’re already hanging by a thread – if not completely detached already. You know you set those blog goals with the best of intentions. But when it comes to actually executing them and taking action to achieve them? It seems as if everything — every single freaking thing — in your life is working together to keep you from following through. Look, I totally get it. I’ve been there too. Heck, I’ve been there more than a couple of times at this point. Which is why I spend most of my free time and waking hours wrapping my head around this goal-setting problem that a lot of us bloggers seem to share. And I’ve got it down into 4 steps you can easily follow: HOW TO SET AND ACHIEVE YOUR BLOG GOALS IN 4 NEAT STEPS Figure Out Your Why Now I know this seems a bit woo-woo. But stick with me here for a minute. Why do you want to achieve the blog…

The 3 Most Important Technical Blogging Terms: SEO, DA, Analytics

One thing you can guarantee about blogging is there are A LOT of strange technical blogging terms and abbreviations! Most people come into blogging without any technical background and are baffled when they come across these technical blogging terms such as SEO, DA, and Analytics. #technicalblogging #bloggingterms #bloggingbasics #seo #domainauthority #blogbuddyp
This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Blog Improvement Series

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Blog Improvement SeriesOne thing you can guarantee about blogging is there are A LOT of strange technical blogging terms and abbreviations! Most people come into blogging without any technical background and are baffled when they come across these technical blogging terms such as SEO, DA, and Analytics. Panic not! I’m here to give you a ‘Blogger Beginner’s Guide’ to the top three most important technical blogging terms you need to get to know.  And why! I should stress there are LOADS more than this, but these are the ones you are going to want to get to know about first. These are the ones which are going to help your blog really get off the ground.     How your blog gets found is with good Search Engine Optimization, or SEO   Also known as Search Engine Optimisation – this is what is going to make your website show up when people search for it.  The thing is, how will people no to search for you if they don’t know you exist?  Well, when you write blog posts, you will use certain words and terms. Then, when someone types in those…

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…