Hi fellow bloggers!
Not only will this be another place to share your stories and wisdom, but I will also be using it as a way to share great blogging tips and products I’ve discovered. I know many of you ladies (and gentlemen!) are into blogging for the long haul, so I hope the information I provide becomes helpful. That being said, some recommended products may contain affiliate links, or come directly from my own web design business, Risen Upon Thee.
Also, if you have a blogging tip or product you’d love to feature in this linkup, please contact me! I would love to share your knowledge with everyone else, so we can all grow and help one another. I’ll also share a bit about your blog, testimony and mission online if you would like! Applicable to both contributors and non-contributors.
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Now, without further delay… one of my top blogging tips!
Include a Pinterest Graphic with Your Posts
This may seem a bit obvious, but you’d be surprised by the amount of bloggers I encounter who don’t do this. For many, many blogs, Pinterest is the top source for incoming traffic, and if you want to grow your audience, Pinterest should be a strong point of focus.
You can see that with every Blessed Transgressions post, I include a vertical image specifically for Pinterest sharing. It doesn’t matter where you decide to put it, but the fact is that most people share blog posts to either Facebook or Pinterest, so you need to be prepared.
In the past when I’ve participated in Facebook share groups, I have been unable to help quite a few bloggers who didn’t have graphics designed for their posts. Even if you’re not a design expert, having some kind of vertical graphic is always helpful, and better than nothing.
A popular and free program for designing graphics is Canva, but I like to use Photoshop (affiliate link). It costs just $10 a month and offers unlimited design capabilities for a seasoned blogger. Additionally, the posts listed below will help boost your confidence about design and get you well on your way to having beautiful and pinnable graphics 🙂
How to Make Awesome Images Using Canva by Me and B Make Tea
3 Essential Things Your Pinterest Graphics Need by Daily Femme
Next week I’ll include a special printable for creating beautiful and professional grade images in Photoshop. Stay tuned!
Create Your Own Online Magazine eBook
In this book I share all my knowledge about starting, growing and maintaining a successful online magazine. I’m so excited to share all I’ve learned! Even if you are just curious, I encourage you to check it out. Some topics that will be covered are:
✓ Starting & Designing an Online Magazine
✓ How to Find the Right Contributors
✓ Best Social Media Practices
✓ How Find Quality Free and Paid Images
*You will be redirected to Risen Upon Thee.
Check out my Blogging Resources page for free and paid services I always recommend. Also, if you need more help organizing the tasks and posting schedule for your blog, check out the Ultimate Blogging Binder.