Blogging Basics: Everything You Need to Know About Blogging

Blogging Basics: Everything You Need to Know About Blogging Series

Are you a total newb when it comes to blogging, traffic and getting people to subscribe to your dang list?

I know I did when I first started blogging, and I still am with this new blog! But, I’m sharing my journey with you to growing and monetizing my blog here on Twins Mommy in hopes of helping other mompreneurs in the making!

And what I’ve been doing is working! I can’t believe it. So, I thought I’d do a little blogging series on the basics of blogging.

Because I know there are a lot of you who want to blog, but just don’t know how. Or, there are a lot of you that have a blog, but it’s going nowhere!

So, before you start growing your blog, you need to hone your blogging skillz, mama bloggers!

Ask Me Anything!

Recently, I’ve been getting emails from you guys (I love it!) asking me about some of the more technical aspects of my blog.

Stuff like themes, images, fonts, opt-ins, plugins, hosting, tools, you name it!

I’ve also been getting a lot of people asking me about email marketing with MailChimp specifically, and some of the tricks I’ve been doing with that platform.

I’ve told people to try out ConvertKit – it’s awesome – but I know it can be expensive if you’re bootstrapping things…plus, I’m still using MailChimp.

I’ve finally figured out how to keep MailChimp emails from going to Gmail’s dreaded Promotions tab – of course now I said that I’ll probably be forever doomed – so for now MailChimp gets the job done, sometimes with a tiny bit of custom code (from my awesome hubby) or Zapier.

As far as design goes, I could talk about colors, graphics and fonts all day…sorry off topic, but does anyone watch The Middle?

I don’t watch a lot of TV (twins, work, life) but I love love love that show! Has anyone noticed how Brick is “into” fonts?

#freakfontfly

I always get a laugh out of that when they mention it, but then I look at myself, and…k. Any other mamas totally in love with the latest scripts and brush fonts?

I could seriously blow an entire month’s budget in minutes over on Creative Market.

I’ll Even Cover the Tech Side

I’ll be the first to admit I’m no expert on the “technical stuff” but luckily I am married to one, and he helps me out A LOT. (Thanks honey!)

When I was first getting online, I loved when bloggers published a series of how-to posts.

So I think I’m going to start doing a series of posts covering some of the tips, tricks and behind the scenes of blogging.

I’ll probably start off with these topics:

  • Growing your traffic
  • Blogging and WordPress
  • Building your list and email marketing
  • Tools and online services I use

I’ll mix in some videos and webinars (I love doing them but I need a bit of practice) and just have a lot of fun sharing what I know.

Now before anyone points out the obvious, yes it’s true this blog is only a few months old (I have others) – although I can’t believe how fast it’s growing!

If you have any ideas or suggestions on what you’d like me to cover, I’m all open.

Who Am I (By the Way!)

I’m Elna – a mompreneur in the making with three year old twins.

I love coffee.

I love the Walking Dead and SYTYCD (I know, I’m weird like that).

I love digital marketing. Whenever I hear conversions, email marketing or sales pages, my eyes light up and I get excited. It’s definitely a favorite topic of mine around the dinner table.

But, what experience – if any – do I have?

Well, I’ve been personally running a handful of blogs the past few years, and I have a course for freelance writers, and many clients, so I feel I have a little something to offer other bloggers and mompreneurs.

I’ve made a ton of mistakes during all this, but that hasn’t stopped me from trying and refining again…and again!

New to Blogging?

So, my blogging friends, if you’re new to blogging or if you’re a new mommy blogger and want to learn some blogging basics, go ahead and let me know your questions in the comments and I’ll try to answer them in my blogging series!

Here are the topics I’ve covered so far:

Blogging Basics: How to Find Your Niche and Rock Your Blog

Blogging Basics: Why Every Blogger Needs a Gravatar (And How to Set One Up)

Blogging Basics: How to Write a Blog Post That Gets a Ton of Comments

Blogging Basics: The Best Types of Posts to Have On Your Blog

Blogging Basics: A Ridiculously Simple Way to Find Your Target Audience


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