Blogging

how to start your blog off RIGHT // EVERYTHING you need to know to start your blogging career !!

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Starting a blog brings up a string of questions. What’s the best site to host your blog? How do you make it look nice? Where do you even begin??

I’ve had my fair share of rifling through Google pages, looking for articles that’ll answer all those questions and more. It’s time-consuming, it’s exhausting, and more often than not, you magically end up scrolling through Pinterest* instead of doing research. Oops. Wonder how that happened?? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

That being said, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and a little LOT frustrated when starting a blog. But I’m here to welcome you to the crazy-awesome world of blogging and equip you with the five steps to starting your own site! What are we waiting for; let’s make the blog of your dreams!


*or, in my case, rewatching old ninjago episodes 😭

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Blogging

how to earn more followers RIGHT NOW // 10 realistic ways to grow your blog audience

The number one question I receive regarding blogging is ‘how do I get more followers?’

It’s not surprising, either. It seems everyone’s looking for the secret behind gaining followers. There are more articles about it than you can count, and even more bloggers searching for them every day. The problem is, the posts we find aren’t all that reliable. Like, do we have the time and money for starting a social media account, advertising, and hosting time-consuming giveaways?? haha NO.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’ve struggled with gaining followers too. It’s a process; building an audience requires patience and dedication. But. That doesn’t mean you can’t encourage your follower count to get a bit higher. There are a few ways to realistically draw new people to your content — and you can start doing them right now.

Get some paper and a pen, and let’s get started growing, shall we?

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Blogging

how i write my BLOG POSTS // the inside scoop on how i create my content

Blog posts are not to be taken lightly.

Blog posts are things to put time and effort into. They deserve work, passion, and love. After all, they’re what make or break your blog! Without good content, you’ve got nothing good to ‘sell,’ and therefore no customers. You’re out of business. Womp-waa.

As bloggers, we want to provide our audience with the best stuff they can get their hands on. We strive to make our content the absolute best that it can be with the most efficiency possible.

I try my hardest to give my readers content that they’ll love every week… and I’m going to spill the tea on how I do that! From beginning to end, my process takes a total of three hours throughout the week to end up with a fun, organized post. My process isn’t perfect for everyone, but, for me, it works!

That being said, let’s get started on a new post!

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Blogging, Writing

How To Find Blogging & Writing Inspiration – Turning Real Life Into Brilliant Ideas!

The most commonly asked question to authors and bloggers is ‘Where do you find your inspiration?’

I have always answered something along the lines of ‘I don’t know, everywhere,‘ or ‘the world around me.’ But I know my readers. You expect more than that lame cop-out answer, don’t you? You certainly deserve more than that.

With April’s Camp Nanowrimo sneaking around the corner, a lot of us writers are scrambling for that perfect idea, or just an idea in general.* And not to mention, planning for all those days you need to schedule posts while you’re writing…

Don’t freak out! Sure, it’s a lot we’re about to dive into this month, but you can come up with awesome ideas before April 1st, both for your blog posts and your novel. Don’t believe me?

You can, and you will.


*you know, because i have no clue what i’m doing 99% of the time

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Blogging, Writing

How To Create An Author Bio To Blow Your Readers Away + HUGE CHANGES

We live in the age of the world-wide-web, where you can meet a dozen new people a day if you want. You can get in touch with people who share your interests and even with people who live on the other side of the planet.

And, especially as bloggers, we have to introduce ourselves so. many. times.

First impressions are important. It’s like a sales pitch for yourself AND your writing. You only have several moments to introduce yourself to your audience, and it may factor in whether they leave or stay. It could mean a world of difference to your stats or sales.

So, what exactly makes a great bio?

I’ve broken down the fundamental parts to a great bio that will pull readers in and give them a reason to stay with you, whether on your blog or the back cover of your book!

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How To Get People To NOT Follow Your Blog!! (Super-Duper Helpful Tips You NEED)

Hi! It’s that time of the week again: helpful blogging tips from Abby! And this week, we’re going to talk about how to get people to unfollow or completely ignore your blog!

It’s useful to have a very low amount of followers – all the pros know this – because you need room for the other people who want to follow! Otherwise, you’re just going to have a HUGE number. And we can’t let that happen, now can we? 😉 😉 😉

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Blogging, Lifestyle

#OYW – Planner Tour & Organized Blogging Pt 1

Heyo, everybody!! It’s week number three of #OrganizeYourWorld! Honestly, I didn’t know until yesterday that I was going to be like Susanne Collins and split the last segment up into two parts. But here we are so yeah!

Bloggers (and writers) especially seem to have a hard time with procrastination. School, writing, work, chores… somehow, we continue to push them away until the last possible second. We may not intend to do it, but it always seems to happen. So how do you take back your time?

Weeeellll, part one is all about scheduling your time and posts by using a planner or bullet journal. Yes, folks, today I’ll be introducing you to my baby 2018 Erin Condren Planner. And I’m totally going to be a dork about organizing and planners again! WOHOO!

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(actually me 24/7)

That is what you came here for, isn’t it?

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