December 4, 2013 by Katie
Although I intended to only have two parts, I realized I had more thoughts on the topic than I had anticipated, so I added another part to my Tips for New Bloggers series! If you missed them, be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2. Today’s part in the series is going to focus on how to get more readers. I know I said in Part 1 that you shouldn’t care about how many readers you have – but I definitely know how it feels to be writing every day and feeling like there’s no one reading (except for your Dad – thanks Dad!), so here are some ideas to get your blog out there!
tips for new bloggers
1. Post links to Twitter and Facebook: I get a lot of my daily site visits directly from Twitter and Facebook, so I always make sure to post links to my blog posts each day on both Facebook and Twitter, usually several spaced out during the day. To do this without having to be attached to my computer…
November 26, 2013 by Katie
Round two! If you missed it, check out Part 1 of my Tips for New Bloggers series! This week I’m going to be hitting on how to set up your blog!
tips for new bloggers
1. Pick a platform: When I first started writing my blog I used Blogger. Blogger is very user friendly, free and was very easy for me to set up. A few months in, however, I decided to switch to Wordpress.com since many other bloggers used it, I felt like I had more options, and I knew I could buy my own domain name eventually and easily make the move on Wordpress. Also free!
November 20, 2013 by Katie
I received an email from a reader… a really long time ago requesting some tips for new bloggers. Dropped the ball on that one, but better late than never, right? I decided to split this up into at least two different parts – one being more about your writing, networking and handling the blog world, and the second having more practical tips about things like self-hosting, plug-ins, social media and more.
tips for new bloggers
1. Don’t be afraid to change: I’ve been writing Peace Love & Oats for over two years now and over that time my blog has evolved tremendously, from my writing style, to the topics I cover and my attitude about many different things. It’s only expected since I’ve changed as a person over the past two years.
Every time I made a more obvious change, such as writing fewer What I Ate Wednesday posts, or cutting down to 4-5 posts per week, I’ve felt nervous about losing readers and having numbers drop. But I have to remind myself…
August 8, 2013 by Katie
So my “break” from blogging extended a little further than I’d anticipated, mostly because my “break” wasn’t really a break at all, and I needed some time to relax, which basically just turned into apartment hunting and then starting job hunting. I’m not good at relaxing I guess…
My time off from blogging got me thinking about a few things, including whether or not I’d return at all. I love this community, I love the friendships and connections I’ve made, and I love the opportunities I’ve been given. I was actually surprised, however, that I didn’t miss blogging at all. It was just one more added pressure that I did not need hanging over my head, and with the stress of…
May 24, 2013 by Katie
All good things come in threes, right? So today I’m sharing some things I like in threes!
Three Shows I’m Loving:
Ready For Love – it’s a kind of spin off on the bachelor and, shamefully, I’m obsessed…
Dawson’s Creek – I never really watched it when it first came out, but Kelsey and Lindsay are fans so I watched all six seasons on Neflix. I just finished this past weekend!..
January 22, 2013 by Katie
Don’t worry, this won’t be one of those happy go lucky posts where I spew out all the great ways that the blogging world has improved my life. Although that’s all still true!
Great Blogging Friends!
Remember how I reviewed the book It Starts With Food, and discussed how I’m considering following their 30 Day Challenge to see if it has a positive effect on my health and digestive system?
Well I got a lot of negative responses about going on the program (no one was rude, just concerned). After that I reconsidered whether I’d do it (still on the fence for various reasons) and one big thought that kept coming up was: “Will I lose readers if I follow this program?”. Um, WHAT?
November 19, 2012 by Katie
Happy Monday! I know you are ALL excited for this Monday (unless you don’t live in the U.S…) because you have either a 2 or 3 day week before the holiday! I’m supposed to have a 3 day week because we technically have school Wednesday, but I always ignore that and take Wednesday off because my teachers always end up canceling class that day anyway. Turns out I have one teacher who insists on having class… hmmm guess I’m missing it! Good thing it’s only 50 min long though, not missing much.
On Friday I have you all an introduction to how to use Picmonkey, but many of you asked more questions about it, specifically how I make my weekly workout pages. These definitely take a little more creativity and effort, but I think you all can handle it! Let’s just hope I can explain it well…
We’ll start with this one:
November 9, 2012 by Katie
HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to some fun and relaxation this weekend! I’m looking forward to… a crazy morning tomorrow with the GOTR 5K and getting all our girls there, get them their bib’s and tiaras (yes, tiaras and no… I don’t get one…) through the run, and back home AND I’m looking forward to actually doing the 2 giant projects that I’ve been avoiding all semester. Well, doing one and attempting to do a bit more of the other (25 page paper…). Haha, great weekend, right?
So today I have some good news and bad news. Okay, well good topic and bad topic. Which would you like first? The bad? Me too.
Yesterday Meghann instagrammed a photo of herself and someone made a comment along the lines of “why would you post an unflattering picture of yourself, not cute.” Meghann then actually wrote a quick post about how she thought about…
September 25, 2012 by Katie
Hey everyone! I hope your week started off well! Yesterday was our second day of GOTR and it was soooo …