Blogging Tips ~ Kami from No Biggie is here!

We have Kami from No Biggie here to offer her blogging tips and advice!!!

Kami and I met briefly at Creative Estates!  It was a busy couple of days and I wished we could have had more time to talk {I felt like that a LOT}.

She is so kind to have taken some time to write down some of her thoughts for you {and me}…..

{the format is a bit different this post, more of a Q & A}

I’m curious to know if you had a definite direction for your blog in the beginning. If not, what was your aha moment to where you decided that this is where you would like to take your blog.

I had no direction in the beginning. I’ve been blogging for 4 years. It started out as a family blog, and then it morphed into a craft/Lifestyle blog, where I also share family stuff here and thereI really didn’t have an a-ha moment, but once I was invited to contribute to other sites: Momfo and Make and Takes, I realized that I was pretty good at this whole blog thing. ;)

Where you discouraged in the beginning?
I have major blog ADD (as I like to call it). I have big HIGHS and then big lows. Feeling like I got nothing to post and then feeling like I have a million things to share. Or feeling down that the comments have gone way down and then feeling thrilled that my readership has grown so much in the last 4 years. It’s a roller coaster of a ride, for sure!
What advice would you give to other blogger who are completely or relatively new?
Advice to other bloggers: Grab your names on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, even if you are not ready to be active on these sites. Looking back, I wish I would have hopped on twitter the first time I had heard of it, instead of waiting a year. 
Reach out to other bloggers! – bloggers you admire – bloggers who might be smaller or bigger than you in numbers. You can do so much more together than on your own.
It is so hard to be patient as a new blogger that really wants to grow their site quickly, but if you just do your thing, forget the numbers and have fun, people can feel it, and they will want to work with you and read you. 
Do you have an techie tips you’d like to share with us that you’ve learned along the way?
My one “techy tip” no matter what platform you use to publish your blog: Word Press/ Blogger/ Type Pad. Find out how to title your images. 
I am now with wordpress, and wordpress does this for you. But when I was with blogger, I learned the HTML of how to title my images, and I think this is a good thing to know if you want more people to find you. 
I am constantly doing Google searches, and I search the images. If your images are not titled, then google cannot find them. So…learn how to title your images for a little added bonus of SEO. :)

THANK YOU, KAMI!!!!
Your post has some great points.  I love the ‘titling your images’ tip!
How many of you do this?
I’ve just recently started.
Although, I didn’t know that wordpress did this for you.
hmmmm….
I might have to look in to this and learn how that’s done
{I’ll let you know when I find out}
{or you can let me know when you find out}

Comments

  1. Thank you Tara for inviting me to be a part of this fun series! I loved reading what the others had to say too!

  2. Extremely helpful! As a very new (1mth) blogger, I needed some of the tips in here. I wonder if you can also share a little blogging etiquette as well. I see some blogs using their blog pages to comment on other blog posts, but I’ve also read where that’s a major no-no, so I’m a little confued about what’s acceptable and not stepping on toes.

  3. Interesting…I have no idea what “titling images” means so I will have to google it!

  4. Hi Tamara!

    I’m not sure what you mean by that.

  5. When you upload a photo to WordPress, the name you have given the photo on your computer is automatically assigned as the title tag. (It is the top box on the editing screen, that automatically pops up when the photo finishes loading.) You need to be a bit careful, if you upload a photo named DCM123.jpg, WordPress will assign “DCM123″ as its title. Search engines scan title tags, so you want them to make sense. Just delete whatever title WordPress gave it and put in a better one.

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