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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
This entry is part of 2 in the series Media Recaps

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…

The Purpose of Pinterest For Your Blog

The Purpose of Having A Pinterest Account for Your Blog

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Discover The Purpose of Having Social Media Accounts for Your Blog When Pinterest beta was released in 2009 I was graduating high school. Obsessed as I was with all the new mobile apps that were making an appearance, I realize now I was a tester of many of these new apps, these new initiative ideas to change lives. I got a beta account and as a personal user (before using it for business was even thing,) and as you can tell from my personal Pinterest account here: I love Pinterest! I’ll be even more honest, I wasn’t the best student in high school. I know now that I’m a self-learner and do best with self-study outside of a classroom! I know this mostly thanks to Pinterest. As this search engine began to collect its information databases, new information being submitted and collected by the second. I was ecstatic to have a way other than bookmarks to learn about my interests. Those interests vary so widely! And with the information age on rapid growth, I kept using this platform to organize my interests, ideas, projects, and images. And so did the…

The Purpose of Having A Blog Twitter Account + 10 Tips to Up Your Twitter Game

The Purpose Of Having A Blog Twitter Account | What is the purpose of having a Twitter account for your blog? Well, put simply your Blog Twitter Account can increase your following, personalize you and your blog's brand, allowing you to connect with the blogging community as well as your readers! Hopefully, some background information on Twitter and a few great Twitter blogging tips will give you a nice boost of encouragement to continue using Twitter for your blog. | #blogbuddyp Blog Buddy Program #bloggingtips #twittertips

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Discover The Purpose of Having Social Media Accounts for Your Blog What is the purpose of having a Twitter account for your blog? Well, put simply your Blog Twitter Account can increase your following, personalize you, and allow you to connect with the blogging community as well as your readers! For those of you new to having a Blog Twitter Account, after reading this post we hope you’ll be more inclined and comfortable reaching out and using this microblogging service called Twitter. Or maybe you’ve been using Twitter for a while but are still at a lost of what the point of Twitter for your blog is? Hopefully, some background information on Twitter and a few great Twitter blogging tips will give you a nice boost of encouragement to continue using Twitter for your blog.   This is a post from a mini-series on the purpose of having social media accounts for your blog! The goal of this series is to help discover the purpose of each social media account for your blog and how to choose which are best for your blog to start with. Posts in the series will cover in…

Discussing The Purpose of Having A Blog Facebook Page + My Top 10 Facebook Tips For Your Blog’s Facebook Page

The Purpose Of Having A Blog Facebook Page

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Discover The Purpose of Having Social Media Accounts for Your Blog In this post series, we are answering what the purpose of having social media accounts for your blog is. “Every blogger should use social media to market their blog,” by why? Today I’m taking a closer look at Facebook and when you should start your own blog Facebook page. I’m not talking about marketing and promotion here, I’m talking about why you should or shouldn’t have a Facebook account for your blog and what kind of purpose having this a Facebook Page for your blog is. And what effect it might have on you.   Answering questions like: What you need before you begin your blog’s Facebook page? What kind of content you should post on your blog’s Facebook? How you can maximize your engagement with Facebook users?   Are you ready to get personal with your content? – Lee   “What’s a Facebook?” When every some who DOESN’T know what Facebook is, I feel like it’s assumed like it’s “A Facebook” and that cracks me up! That assumption is that Facebook does just one thing, and to answer this…

10 Questions to Help You Discover The Purpose of Having Social Media Accounts for Your Blog [Mini Series]

Discover The Purpose of Having Social Media Accounts for Your Blog - Mini Series

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Discover The Purpose of Having Social Media Accounts for Your BlogVicky and I are going to do a bit of a mini-series on the purpose of having social media accounts for your blog! This post will introduce the series and discover the purpose of each account and how to choose which are best for your blog to start with. The other posts in the series will cover in more detail Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.    Recently I hosted a Twitter Chat (##BlogBuddyChat) and there was one question really got me thinking about how bloggers use social media. One of the best posts I think I’ve ever written was the 4 Stages of Blogging. What was different about this post for me, was that it was descriptive writing. So I’m going to do that again today, doing my best to explain the purpose of each social media account, and why you should or should not have each account.   How to decide which accounts to start with? As a beginner, I would recommend starting with just a Twitter and Pinterest account. As you start to get content written, and build…

Blogging Buddies Pinterest Community Guide

In 2018 Pinterest announced that they have created Communities! And we thought, “What a perfect place for Blogging Buddies to grow and help other bloggers on Pinterest!” Our Blogging Buddies Pinterest Community is for bloggers to share their pins, ask questions about pin styles or graphics. It’s also one of the BEST places to promote your new blog content so that other members in the community can pin it too! This is an awesome, personal way we can support each other and our blogs. Unlike sharing on Facebook or retweeting on Twitter, the life of a pin is very long lasting! This may be the BEST place to support your favorite bloggers, posts, and other members.  Pinning Rules Outside of the Pinning Party Our Blogging Buddies Pinterest Community hours are FRIDAY-WEEKEND-MONDAY-TUESDAY. 24/7 (Wednesday and Thursday, which are considered Reserved Pinterest Party days. Please follow rules above) Guide | What you are encouraged to do in our Pinterest Community: Ask questions about Pinterest, pinning, your blog bio, Pin styling, Pin design, or any other Pinterest/Blogging related topic Always pin your most recent posts to our Community so that we can repin it for you! (And read, comment, love and like it!)…

Ready to Up Your Pinterest Game? Here’s 5 Things You Can Do Today

Ready to up your Pinterest game but don't know where to start? Friend, I gotchu. Here are five things you can start today to up your Pinterest game!
This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Blog Improvement Series

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Blog Improvement SeriesIf there was anything close to being the blogging Holy Grail, it would be Pinterest. No doubt about it. You’ve probably heard how it changed the blogging game for so many pro bloggers. You’ve read the articles: An increase in website traffic which led to having more opportunities which then turned to earn more income. I mean. Who wouldn’t be dazzled by such possibility? But the problem I find with Pinterest (and this is something I confirmed with some of the Buddy members in the Blogging Buddies Facebook group as well) is that it might take a long time before you see any results. So today, I will be guiding you through the beautiful world that is Pinterest and Pinterest’s puzzling and ever-changing algorithm. Whip out your pen and notepad, friend. This will be packed with info and tips that have helped me and other bloggers over the years. And hopefully, they will help you up your Pinterest game too. To start off: what is Pinterest? How does it work??? Pinterest, my eager student, is a social networking platform. I remember learning about Pinterest from this hairstyling Youtube…