It’s a new year and I want to kick things off with a little inspiration. We all want to make 2019 our best year yet, right?
Do you have the ‘January Hustle?’ That little boost of motivation that comes with a new year?
To keep that motivation going, I’ve rounded up some blog posts that I found to be helpful in one way or another. I’ve selected 10 of my favourite posts from some awesome and inspiring bloggers, ranging in topic from Pinterest, SEO, WordPress, Copywriting, Facebook, Instagram, and just Blogging Tips in general.
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So…wanna learn something new? Read on!
This one comes from Corinne, of skinnedcartree.com, a witty blog, and writer, full of personality. Check it out for some great tips and a good giggle.
In this post, she offers up 7 pretty cool WordPress tricks. The second one made me say “WHOA!” Read on for yourself. She’s got a handy tip that makes it super fast to link to a related post.
I knew a couple of these hacks but there was definitely some fresh pointers in there I did not know about and will certainly use moving forward.
Whitney is a copywriter and content strategist. In this post, she explains how feeling understood can compel and engage your audience. She shares a great trick to charm your readers by using their own words.
I loved this post simply because it was a strategy I’d never read or heard before AND it makes so much sense! In a saturated market of bloggers posting tips and advice to Pinterest, there is a lot of repetition out there. It’s refreshing to find unique and original strategies and ideas.
Even better….it’s a really great idea!
If you’re looking to grow your Instagram presence this year, Ana, of thesheapproach.com has got some great tips for you.
And she wants to help! Ana is a self-proclaimed passionate supporter of women who are starting a blog or building their digital empires.
This post provides detailed tips for growing your Instagram reach, engagement and following. She shares the specific strategy she used to gain 30 followers a day.
Ana also lists a few (new to me) platforms and resources she uses to grow her followers.
I swear, every time I read a post by Meera Kothand, I learn something new. She’s the queen of email marketing.
This post really opened to my eyes in regards to my own email marketing strategies. Meera provides 10, beautifully explained ways to improve your email engagement.
Give it a read and use it as a checklist to evaluate your email marketing. There’s bound to be at least one thing on the list you haven’t thought of.
Pete and Jordan. An adorable married couple with great content and a passion for marketing. I loved how they made this (often boring/dry) subject matter easy to read and understand.
Alt Text is not something you read about often. But it matters. A lot.
This post breaks down, in detail, everything you need to know about Alt Text. What it is, how important it is, and how to use it.
This one made me realize some mistakes I was making. I did a lot more research and reading on the subject of Alt Text. It led me to learn some really interesting facts about how it can impact your Pinterest descriptions as well as your SEO.
This research led me to an amazing secret weapon. It takes all the guesswork out and totally simplifies things. Read more about my awesome SEO/Pinterest Description secret weapon HERE.
Angela Giles is a Communications Expert with over 13 years of experience in her field. She’s passionate about what she does and she gets results!
I loved this post because it had some really unique suggestions. She lists many platforms and websites you can use to promote your site and how to go about doing so. Several of those suggestions I’d never heard of. I love fresh ideas!
So if you are looking for some NEW places to promote your blog posts, and how to do it effectively, give this one a read.
Dan Whittle is the brains behind CashThirst.com – a website and blog that focuses on making and saving money. Dan documents his journey as he builds the site “from ground zero”.
This post is short but sweet. Hands up if you were frustrated when setting up your Pinterest account by the limited number of characters allowed? Me me me! I was confused as to why other pinner’s names were long and descriptive and mine was so limited. I assumed it was just another Pinterest change and those pinners with long names got in before they put a cap on things. Not true! And it’s an easy fix. Read on if you want a longer name!
DesignerBlogs.com is a group of 5 talented ladies from around the world. They specialize in building beautiful blog designs for the Blogger and WordPress platforms.
This post begins with 2 great tips to get your content writing juices flowing. Those tips are then followed by 20 questions that really do inspire ideas. I’m going to save this one to one of my Secret Pinterest Boards for the next time writer’s block hits!
Related Post: 6 Unique Ways to Use Secret Boards on Pinterest
Britney Lynn loves to help women entrepreneurs grow their brand through strategic public relations.
This post aims to help with a little Facebook problem faced by many.
Do you have lots of lovely Facebook Followers and fans? You’re getting ‘likes’ and ‘follows’ but no one is actually buying anything? Follow the outlined steps in this post to turn those followers into actual, real life, paying customers! Yay!
Jackie Ison is a self-taught, pro blogger. She knows how hard it can be to learn the craft of blogging and starting an online business. Her goal is to help make the journey a little easier for others.
Who you follow matters! If you are just starting out you need to be following wise, experienced bloggers whose content will basically become your education.
This list provides a starting point for beginners looking to learn the trade from the best. And if you aren’t a new blogger, you know how valuable it is to never stop learning. If you aren’t already following some of these pros, it never hurts to follow and engage with new bloggers.
Related Post: Boss Babes You Should Be Following On Pinterest
That’s it, folks! 10 of my favourite blog posts from some seriously talented and successful bloggers. I hope you can take something helpful away from these posts and keep that ‘January Hustle’ throughout the year 😉
Did you learn anything new from these awesome bloggers? Which tip did you find most useful? Feel free to comment below if you’ve got a favourite blog post you think could help others.
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