How to Take Your Blog to the Next Level

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.

How to Develop a Mission Statement for Your Blog -

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.

Making Goals Work for You {Not the Other Way Around} -

There are five important steps to setting goals for your blog, and we include a printable to help you sort out your thoughts.

Must-Have Tools of the Blogging Trade -

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.

How to Get and Stay Organized as a Blogger -

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.

Networking Do’s and Don’ts -

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?

Networking.

Not just any networking. Good networking. Lots of people try it. Many fail. Why? One big word: etiquette (or lack there of).

Comments

  1. Hey….thanks for this article…can’t wait to read it completely! I’m on my way to starting a NEW blog and I need all the help I can get! Thanks for the help and insight!

  2. Thanks for hosting. I always mean to tell you that I love those coffee cup social media icons. Could you tell me how to install my own set?

    Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.co

  3. Awesome tips! I need all the help I can get. My blog went live less than a month ago, but I really want to use it as a ministry for others. Thanks for your insight!
    Blessings!

  4. Thank you so much for this series – I am trying to get a blog up-and-running around a full-time job, an MA in Marriage and Family, a marriage, and potentially children in the mix somewhere soon, so you have no idea how helpful it is to find something to help me stay organised in all of this! :)

  5. Thanks for this article! You guys hit some points that we are currently struggling through, this provided to be a great resource for re-building our blog.

  6. I would really say that working smart is a better thing than working hard. If you work hard but without a proper goal then you won’t be able to achieve anything in blogging or in any field.
    And you wrote an exceptional post on tips and strategies that can help us take our blog to a whole new level.
    Thanks for sharing the article with us.
    Cheers :)

  7. I am so glad I found your blog! I’m a loving it so much. These tips are exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks!

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