When I started blogging I had a good idea and some quality writing and design skills. But I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know what SEO or alt tags were. I had no idea where to find a tribe, or even what I tribe was, really. I didn’t understand Pinterest or even any social media or its impact. You get the idea. But I’ve learned. And I am learning. Every time I press publish, I learn. Every day I discover something new that makes my blog a little better, the reach a little wider.
And there are so so many blogging resources on the Internet that I’ve learned from, and some that I haven’t learned from. But I do know that the most important and very best blogging resources come from other bloggers, the ones in the trenches themselves, that have been through what I’ve been through and face the same challenges that I face.
So this month is all about blogging. How to get started. What to do when your stuck. What do you need to know about design, photography, writing, code, plug ins, video, conferences, and more. And because I don’t know it all myself, I’ve asked some of my very best blogging friends to come and help me out for these 30 Days. Look for posts from bloggers at Mommy of a Monster and Twins, Mama Bub, Hearts and Laserbeams, It’s Fitting, Natalie Chiles, Chaos and Love, No Sleep Till College, Wendy Nielsen: Writing a New Story, Beloved Atmosphere, Fresh Mom, With Just a Bit of Magic, and Froggy and the Mouse. And check out their blogs. These are some of the stars on my Feedly blog feed. I love them all. I’ll be around this month too to chime in on some things that I know well.
But these 30 Days wouldn’t be complete without me learning and doing something myself and because of some recent technical glitches with my site and possibly of an out-of-date template, this month, I’ll be working on my own blog redesign and update. I’ll be posting photos of my progress on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, in case you want to follow along or give me feedback along the way. And I hope that the new design will go live by the end of the month.