Who is this series for?
Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been around for a while, this series is for you. We think these topics should be revisited often, and at the very least yearly.
Every decision you make or opportunity you take for your blog should be analyzed alongside your mission statement. Your mission statement is your non-negotiable. It is what you stand by 100% and what you want your blog to stand for. You need a mission statement for your blog because it is the road map by which all decisions can and should be made.
There are five important steps to setting goals for your blog, and we include a printable to help you sort out your thoughts.
We have picked up tips and tricks from word of mouth, our mastermind groups, online tutorials, reliable series and a whole lotta “googling.” As a result, we have found the resources on this list to be a good overview of what has taught us well or has simply made our life/job a whole lot easier. They have truly become our “must-have” tools of the blogging trade.
Blogging is a business. If you’re anything like us, you’re the bookkeeper, writer, editor, marketing manager, administrative assistant, customer retention, PR specialist, and janitor (for all those coffee spills) of your website. Not to mention you’re a wife, mother, daughter, friend, chauffeur, chef extraordinaire, referee, teacher, principal, and human. And please don’t consider that an exhaustive list! With so many moving parts to your blogging business, you have to be organized, or know someone who is so they can tell you what you need to know.
How do I get people to read my blog? How do I share my mission statement with the world so they can help me share it and be affected by it? How do I take part in a community so I don’t feel isolated and alone? How do I fellowship with this darn computer screen that seems one-sided?
Not just any networking. Good networking. Lots of people try it. Many fail. Why? One big word: etiquette (or lack there of).