Blogging

The world of blogging can be intimidating at first, especially if you are just starting out. It is always so helpful to do a little research before you jump in head first. During the week I work full time in digital marketing, and LOVE sharing little tips I learn along the way that are relevant to blogging. If you have any questions or have an idea for a tutorial, shoot me an email! I’d love to help you out.

blogging tips for beginner

Here are a few posts you may find helpful!

What To Do When You Get a Manual Action Warning From Google: Fixing Unnatural Links

So You Want to Start a Blog: A Step by Step Guide for the Wannabe Serious Blogger

Why You Should Save and Optimize Your Blog Images For Web

Why I Switched My Hosting to SiteGround

13 Quick and Easy SEO Tips for Bloggers to Live By

Stepping Up Your Pinterest Game

What Do i Do If I Get a Rude Comment?

How To See What’s Been Pinned From Your Blog

I Don’t Spend Time Curating My Instagram Account and That’s Okay

20 Things To Do Before Hitting Publish

How to Set Up a Google Plus Page For Your Blog

SEO for Your Blog Images

4 Reasons Why Your Blog Needs to be Responsive

My Blogging Tactics

How I Redesigned My Blog

WordPress Blog Redesign & Strategy

SEO: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Email Subscription to Blog Posts: Why or Why Not

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    Nikki@will run for pizza
    May 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Question for ya – I’m “trying” to teach myself about all this stuff because I want to redo my blog as well…soon! Needless to say , teaching myself is quite the project. 🙁 I’m kinda sorta struggling with just the basics right now. So my question is: hosted and self-hosted…how do I know if my blog is “hosted” or already “self-hosted”??
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      Sweet Miles
      May 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Nikki, if your blog is self-hosted, you would know it 🙂 You would have gone through a process of purchasing a domain name, purchasing a hosting package through someone like Blue Host, then installing WordPress onto your domain name, and you have access to all of your files, the whole back-end of your blog essentially. You can still be “hosted”, (every website that is live on the internet is being hosted SOMEWHERE) and not be “self-hosted.” If you’re just hosted, WordPress is probably the host and you have it set up so that you can buy your own domain name, instead of like blog.wordpress.com. 🙂 Does that make sense?

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        Nikki@will run for pizza
        May 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

        Yes!!! Thank you so much! Your right, I’m just hosted with my own domain name. Man, all of this is overwhelming! But i’m enjoying learning all about it. Haha…thanks! 🙂
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          Sweet Miles
          May 16, 2014 at 11:15 am

          Glad you got it figured out 🙂

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    PBJenny
    November 3, 2014 at 11:47 am

    great archive of posts! a lot of people don’t realize that there’s a science behind blogging. Thanks for sharing these tips! 🙂

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    Akansha
    January 24, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    This is amazing! Thank you so much for all these posts. Will definitely look through them carefully soon!

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    Austin
    March 24, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing all your blogging knowledge! These posts are all super helpful for someone like me who has no idea what they are doing! I am just in the beginning stages of setting up a blog. I purchased my own domain and it is now hosted on wordpress.com. (not self hosted on wordpress.org). I’m somewhat familiar with SEO and I read your blog about having the Yoast SEO plugin and changing the different tags on your blog posts but I don’t seem to have that functionality with the free wordpress hosting. Is that right that I am very restricted in terms of what I can do SEO wise with the free version of wordpress? I’m not ready to self host a site yet by any means but would love to get people to my blog. Any suggestions?

    Thanks again!
    Austin

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      Sweet Miles
      March 25, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Hi Austin! That’s correct. When you’re not self hosted you are really limited by what you can do. Self hosting gives you full control over every aspect of your site. For SEO, Google really prefers it! I recommend SiteGround if you ever want to make that switch – I wrote a blog post I think about their hosting if you want to check it out! When you self host, you can fully customize your site, edit all of your tags, titles, meta, site speed, etc as well as the design. If you’re serious about blogging, I would make the switch sooner rather than later just in case you run into issues transferring your content over 🙂 Hope that helps!! Congrats on joining the blog world! Shoot me an email if you need more help 🙂 Happy Easter!

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