Time for another magical list post!
Here are 7 great resources you want to know about if you’re blogging.
These are in no particular order other than the way they spilled out of my brain.
I’d love to know what resources you love that have helped you get your blog launch and made it more fun, more effective, and more visible.
Yeah, you knew that was coming. WordPress just rocks. Period. Once you’ve got that you’ve got access to all sorts of fabulous themes and plugins.
2. Great Reading
Want to be a better blogger? Read awesome blogs. Subscribe by RSS or email.
Here’s some of what’s in my RSS reader:
- Add the top blogs in your niche
- Add a blog or two that will challenge your thinking
You don’t have to read every post on every blog. But scan through them and read a few posts a few times a week. Exercise your brain.
3. A Blogging Mastermind Tribe
Find one on Facebook, Twitter, or create one of your own, but do it sooner than later. Having others to bounce ideas off of and connect with to promote each others posts is invaluable.
Need one? Try these:
- Ultimate Blog Challenge group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/145699118798274/
- Successful Work at Home Women on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/252629324787004/
Or just search on Facebook, check your favorite forums, ask your blogger friends, or check out Triberr.com.
4. Blog Idea Sources
It’s easy to get stuck in your own head. Keep resources handy to help:
Yes, you want this. There’s a reason it’s so popular. It’s very challenging but worth the time and effort to work through it. You’ll have a much more solid foundation once you’ve completed it. Get it here.
I just finished reading this one and it rocks. It’s split into 31 short entries which each give you an action to take based on the day’s info, and the entries are split up with humorous little anecdotes. I grabbed the Kindle copy and went through it in just a few days. It’s a lot of fun and an easy read but packed with fantastic tips. Get it here.
Make it easy on yourself and get started with a free 30 lesson blogging course. From how to choose your domain and install WordPress, to which plugins you need and how to plan your content, this ecourse will save you HOURS of time and get you started on the right path to a successful blog. (Yes, this one is my course. I think it completes this list nicely though.)
And if you’re ready to really get results from your blog check out the 6 week workshop starting soon.
So what are YOUR favorite blogging resources?
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