This is the Final article in the Three-part Series. If you missed the First or Second installment of X-ray of a Blog, please go check them out.
INT. EMERGENCY ROOM PATIENT’S ROOM
The doctor holds up the paddles and looks at the heart rate monitor.
We have a normal sinus rhythm.
You did it, Doctor. You saved the Blog!
It seems so, Nurse, but the Blog will need to take care and get regular exercise in order to stay healthy.
I’m sure with a little TLC, the Blog will continue to flourish.
The X-ray of a Blog
In this three-part series, we are exploring the attributes and make-up of a blog. In part one, we examined the Skeleton, Skin, Nervous System, and Brain. Part Two explored the Heart, Soul, Mouth, Eyes and Ears, and Hands. Part Three brings you the Muscles, Health, Feet, Veins, and Stomach of a blog. As previously, you will find links to help explain and provide you with more detail. Onto our final look at the X-ray of a Blog…
SEO or Search Engine Optimization is the muscle behind your blog. Learn how to work your blog to get the best results. The proper training can get your blog to its optimal fitness and allow it to reach its greatest potential.
What Is SEO? Plus… 3 Ways To Improve Your SEO
Growth and relationships are vital for a healthy blog. So just how do you increase your traffic and visitors? Frequent, quality posts that lead to interaction and engagement of readers will go a long way toward your goals.
How To Get Traffic On Your Blog
22 Blogging Tips That Will Get You More Visitors
Using Pinterest To Grow Your Traffic
3 Easy Steps To Increasing Blog Traffic
A blog needs not to be stationary. Use your feet. Go out walking and visiting other blogs. You may find inspiration, things you can incorporate into your own blog … do not forget to link back to theses posts. Write a guest post on someone’s blog, or provide others the opportunity to guest blog for you. Link Parties and Blog Hops provide you a fun-filled way of finding and exploring new blogs, and always remember to leave comments wherever your feet take you. Backlinks, Guest Blogs, and Link Parties are all great ways to gain new readers for your own blog.
Best Way To “Link Back” And Why
Guest Blogging: Seven Tips For Success
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Linky Parties
Like the veins in the human body, your readers carry your blogs lifeblood. Give your readers every possible way to experience and share your blog.
Set Up A Newsletter With Mail Chimp
How To: Mastering Twitter 140 Characters At A Time
Pinterest & Blogging: The Good, The Bad, And The Huh?
How To Use Google+ As A Blogger
How To Use Stumble Upon: A Guide For Beginners And Bloggers
One way to help feed your stomach and your blogs is by monetizing. Learn how to market and brand your blog to your advantage. Use your blog to promote your Etsy store. Be sure to understand the rules and regulations, especially when it comes to dealing with giveaways, taxes, and the IRS. A good tax tool or calc helps a lot, but in the meantime, check out these valuable resources.
The Ultimate Guide To Making An Affiliate Income From Your Blog
5 Blogging Tips For Etsy Sellers
5 Tips For Marketing Your Blog
Sweepstakes, Contests & Giveaways – Laws Bloggers & Brands Need To Know
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This is such a fabulous resource! Thanks many times over for sharing our marketing article!
Thanks for putting the information out there to be found. I have enjoyed putting this resource series together.
I love this series and this post – makes it so much more fun to read about the business end of blogging when you liken it to the running of the body. Yes, our blogs need to stay healthy and get regular health checks too. Thank you for featuring several of my posts from over at Moms Make Money – its very much appreciated. Deby
I’m glad you enjoy the series. Thanks for the great content. 🙂
great compilation post! 🙂
Thank you…it was a fun series to do, and hopefully many will find it helpful. 🙂
Awesome! I so need the SEO part of this! I just can’t figure out what I am doing wrong 🙁
There is some great info here… hope you can find what you are looking for. 🙂
I really needed to read this, especially that SEO bit. I keep hearing about SEO but being on blogger there’s no plugin and I have no idea what I’m doing but something is working. Just need to know what so I can get better. Love these tips.
Glad you’re finding this series useful. Good luck with the SEO! 🙂
There’s so much important informations in this. I have save it in my favorite 🙂 Thank you for all your hard work 🙂
You’re welcome, Linda!
Lorelai, thank you so much for the Blog series. It is so helpful and all your work is greatly appreciated!
I’m so glad you found the series helpful, Anna…you’re welcome.
Great tips, now I need to go back and read them all! Thanks!
There is a lot of information between the three posts in the series. Bookmark it, take your time, use it as you need it! 🙂
Wohoo!!! These are my faves!!!
You’re very welcome. Glad you like it. Did you see the Printable Recipe one in the 2nd post? I know you were one of the people who had asked ma bout that.
Another amazing and informative post. Thank you so much!
Quite welcome! 🙂
Thanks Lorelai! I am hoping to gradually go through your site. I have it bookmarked! I will for sure be taken notes the whole way! Thanks for the wonder blog series!
Thanks for bookmarking the series, Jill. I hope it provides great help. 🙂
Lorelai-Such an awesome series. There are weeks’ worth of reading material here. I so appreciate you putting all these resources in one spot.
pick and choose, come and go, use and don’t use…whatever you like. I’m just happy that you find it helpful. 🙂
That is THE best blog I have ever read about blogging–and I have read a lot! Holy Moly! 🙂
Thank you, Bonnie! There was a lot of time spent on putting this post series together, I’m glad you appreciate it. 🙂
Oh my gosh there’s so much here I need, but it is overwhelming! I am giving myself a goal of two years to get all this stuff figured out, LOL. I have no idea about SEO AT ALL! But… as I go through this little by little, I will come back here to see what all you had. So thank you.
You’re welcome! Use it as you need it. Don’t be overwhelmed by it all…just bookmark it and come back when you need to. But mostly, have fun with your blog! 🙂
I love this series! I’m going to miss getting great new resources from you. Promise if you find some more you’ll send them our way!
I solemnly swear I am up to no good… I mean, I promise. Just because this concludes the X-ray Series (I think) doesn’t mean there won’t be more great blogging tips to come… 😉
Great post! So much info…I’m gona dig into this. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Dig away, Angel, and have fun doing it. There is a lot of information to learn from throughout the three-part series. Bookmark it and return as you need it. I’m hoping it will be a great resource for people. Share it with your friends! 🙂
Wow, I can’t believe how many useful links you’ve compiled, Lorelai! Thank you so much- there is so much to learn about blogging and I don’t know where I’d be without such a wonderful supportive community 🙂
Thanks, Christy. We all learn from each other. glad you find this series helpful… 🙂
Pinned! I’m going to have to sit down in my quiet time and go through all of these, thanks for rounding up all these great resources!
You’re welcome! Thanks for the Pin. 🙂
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