WordCamp Seattle 2014 - I Started a Blog, Now What?

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You may be new to blogging or you may have hit a wall; we've all been there and here are 5 easy steps I took to get "unstuck" and moving forward.

You may be new to blogging or you may have hit a wall; we've all been there and here are 5 easy steps I took to get "unstuck" and moving forward.

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  • 1. Image: SLWorking2, Flickr
  • 2. 1) Redefine your ideal reader 2) Make a list of 10-15 blog topic ideas 3) Write and schedule 10 blog posts 4) Focus on 2 social networking sites to start 5) Begin networking
  • 3. Image: Ed Yourdon, Flickr
  • 4. Image: Ashley Baxter, Flickr
  • 5.  Life (grab a note pad)  Friends, family, readers  Lists posts (5 Reasons Littermates Rock!)  Google alerts  Visit other blogs  Search for blogging challenges (A to Z)  News, radio, podcasts
  • 6. Image: Mike Goldberg, Flickr
  • 7.  You’ll have time to promote your blog and brand  You’ll have time for networking, social media, and learning  The pressure of creating new content eases up  You can get back to your own life
  • 8.  Follow blogs that you aspire to become  Join groups, communities, and forums on your topic  Set up Google Alerts on your keywords  Join a Mastermind Group  Find a Blogging Partner  Attend blogging conferences  Submit guest posts on other blogs
  • 9. Kimberly Gauthier (go-tee-ay) kimberly@keepthetailwagging.com keepthetailwagging.com