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Did you see the recent three part series I posted on The SITS Girls about Blogging Basics?

Yes? No? Maybe So?

Regardless of whether you had a chance to read through everything, we’ve got a post round below, as well as a special treat in the form of a printable!

Blogging Basics

Here are a few of the highlights from the Blogging Basics series:

Post One: Understanding and Finding Your Niche

  • Finding Your Niche
  • Vetting Your Niche
  • Researching Your Niche

Post Two: Secrets to Building Your Community

  • Building Your List of Potential Community Memebers
  • Getting Others to Guest Post
  • Creating a Monthly Newsletter
  • Your Social Media Presence

Post Three: Blog Business Checklist
This final post contained a list of Daily To Do’s for bloggers, which we have now converted into a PDF so you can print it out and check off your daily to do’s. Do this every day and watch your blog business grow.


A Couple of Expert Tips:

  1. Make sure your social media icons are on the top of your page.
  2. Have a Contact Me page and include an email address.
  3. Your About Me page should be well thought and interesting. It’s your front line. Check out more details here.

About the Author:
Stefanie Mullen is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul and owner and founder of Ooph.com, a site devoted to the parenting of tweens and teens. She is the co-host of Your Family Matters on WSRadio.com. Stefanie has been featured in the New York Times and has appeared on NBC, Fox, KUSI and NPR. Connect with Stefanie on Twitter @Ooph.

About Francesca

Francesca has an extensive background in content marketing, public relations, and social outreach. She oversees all Operations at Sway Group, including our robust metrics capabilities. Prior to joining the online world, Francesca oversaw viticulture and oenology at various wineries in both California and Italy, and managed regulatory affairs and facility approvals at the biotech company, Genentech. Francesca has been featured on CBS Sacramento and Food Blogger Pro’s podcast. She has also hosted an AMA webinar and spoken at Social Media World.