Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blogging. Show all posts

Friday, October 15, 2021

3 Reasons Why Twitter Is My Blogs Best Friend

 
3 Reasons Why Twitter Is My Blogs Best Friend

If you don’t know it but twitter is my blogs best friend. When I started my blog in 2017 it got some traffic but not as much until I joined twitter in July. My blog BOOMED with traffic, it was unreal. Since then I have been using twitter regularly. I get tons more engagement then I ever did.  I check twitter at lest once a day, either morning or at night.
I recycle my blog posts and tag other RT accounts in my tweets. They help so much, I know for a fact that if I didn’t tag or mention them, my blog would not get the exposure that I do.
On my personal twitter, Sunburntaloe Fridays I do a Follow Friday Thread. I have these set up in advance so they are automatically sent out. This saves me so much time during the week. I have fallen in love with Later. I only wish I could add more then one twitter account to the free plan. I have two accounts so I can run my personal and RT account on Twitter. 
For my RT account that I manage, Bloggingbeesrt has daily threads throughout the week. We also have monthly chats that I have other bloggers host.
Here is a quick run down why twitter is my blogs best friend.
  1. Retweet accounts -They are a awesome way to promote and get the exposure for your blog. Also you meet and connect with other bloggers that are out there. I have found many favorite bloggers because of these accounts. Plus some accounts will have chats on set days and times.
  2. Threads- Threads are another way to find and connect with new blogs. Normally all you have to do is share your link, follow others and retweet the tweet. 
  3. Twitter chats- I wish I could participate in more twitter chats but I feel like i  always mess up the time zones. But I love joining and being part of the chats when I can.
If your already on twitter feel free to follow me and if you don’t that’s okay too. I hope you enjoyed reading!

3 Reasons Why Twitter Is My Blogs Best Friend

Monday, December 2, 2019

6 Blogging Tools Any Blogger Needs

Blogging can be sometimes overwhelming. I decided to put together a list of blogging tools that helped me with my blogging game by keeping me organize and on track. I’m no expert but I’m hoping it will be helpful to you. These are 6 blogging tool that I think any blogger needs.


  1. Twitter- My blog has exploded by using twitter. I started this blog in March/April of 2017 and got some traffic and didn’t start using twitter until July 2017. The amount of traffic i get now just from twitter is unreal. Twitter chats and RT accounts are super helpful for connecting to other bloggers. I recommend joining a twitter chat just 1-2 a week and see for your self.
  2. CrowdFire – This has been really helpful getting word out about my blog and my  Twitter RT account. I can tell the difference on my blog  when I don’t have it setup for day. I use crowdfire  to schedule tweets for my Twitter & RT account Blogging Bees RT.  I love that I can have all three under one and manage them in one place.
  3. Planner– A planner is really helpful in planning blog post, tracking views and so much more. I use a happy planner and I plan out the blog posts I would like to write-up and schedule any posts for my blog and twitter.
  4. Photo Editing Software– Snapseed  is a great app for editing photos, best part its free. I have it on my phone and iPad. I wish they had it for desktop/laptop. I love Adobe Spark. I think I make all of my blog titles in adobe spark.  They have a mobile app and desktop version. Both are free. Canva is anther great app that can be used for photo editing. You can use canva on mobile and desktop, but with mobile I find a little tricky at times.
  5. Camera– Most of the time I use my phone camera on my iPhone 11 for convenience. Even though I have a really nice Nikon COOLPIX P520. I really need to break that bad boy out again and use it more often. You don’t need a fancy camera. If you only have a cell phone then that’s okay. Or if you’re not into taking pictures for your blog that okay too.
  6. Computer/tablet– You need ether one to write blog posts on. I know a few  bloggers who write only on a phone because that’s all they have and that okay too. What ever works for you. I myself use my MacBook pro and my iPod pro. Sometime I will use my husbands Chromebook that we bought last year at tax time for under $200 at walmart, which if I didn’t have my MacBook or iPad, I would have bought one for myself. The battery life is now better than my MacBook. I’m jealous.
So that's all I use for my blog right now. What tools do you use for blogging?



Sunday, March 3, 2019

My 4 Favorite Blogging Apps

After a year later I wanted to share with you my 4 favorite blogging apps that I use every time I write a blog post. I did do a blog post a while back on 6 Blogging Tools Any Blogger Needs. But I wanted to focus more on what apps I find myself using and going back to a year later.


My 4 Favorite Blogging Apps

Twitter 

I dont think I can say this enough. I love Twitter. Until I started using twitter for my blog, my blog did not get the traffic it does now. I have connected with so many other bloggers by using twitter to throw my blog post into the web, retweet accounts who most of the time also host chats and daily threads. 

Adobe Spark

I have been using Adobe Spark for awhile now and I keep going back to it. It is my favorite to use for blog headers and other graphics that I may need to make for my blog, both my Twitter Retweet Account

Snapseed

Snapseed is great for editing photos and the best part is, its free. I have it on my phone and iPad. I wish they had it for desktop/laptop. It has so many features and so easy to use. I love it! It has everything I need to edit photos. 

Hootsuite 

Hootsuite does all of my scheduling for my tweets for my blog. I use the free plan and it works well. You only get to schedule 30 tweets at any given time but I make it work. I also use it for my Retweet Account for schedule posts I have for that week. I really enjoy using Hootsuite, it is very easy to use. 

WordPress

I use the wordpress app on my iPad, laptop and sometime on my phone for blog posts. You have everything that you need all right there for you that you would have if you were on a browser. It’s virtually the same. I just prefer the app if I’m on the go. I don’t write up a post on my phone because I find it is just to small to be doing all of that typing. I just prefer a bigger screen to do everything.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

6 Ways For Using Twitter To Grow Your Blog

It is so strange to think I have been on twitter since about 2007 give or take, it was in the beginning. I no longer have that account and made a new one in 2015. I can’t remember what the reason was for, but I’ve been on twitter a long time. These last few years Twitter has been so helpful with growing my blog I even wrote a blog post it here 3 Reasons why is my blogs best friend. I wanted to share with you some tips that I found helpful to bring more traffic to your blog.
6 Ways For Using Twitter To Grow Your Blog

Following Others 

Following others is a great way of connecting with others and building a community. There are no rules on following each other on twitter. But I would recommend that you follow people that you want to follow since it is your feed that your seeing. I would also recommend to follow a verity of people that are similar to your interests. If that makes sense. You might find someone that you normally wouldn’t follow this way. I know I have a few that I’ve found this way. 
Following threads are nice to participate in and can get you a nice amount of new followers. Basically these are done by someone tweeting an announcement of their follow thread, asking you to follow them and to retweet their tweet, and then you follow all others who have retweeted the tweet. I like to do these throughout the month but paced out so it doesn’t like to spammy. 
Again my advise would be, only follow people that interests you, and that you find to be enjoyable. you are not required to follow anyone you don’t want to.

Engagement

Link dropping and nothing else can look spammy. I know we all have lives and twitter might get put on the back burner. Even of you pop on for a few mins and send a tweet out, retweet somebody or like a tweet. Anything. Some kind of engagement is better than nothing. You can ask questions that may not even be related to blogging. Silly thoughts that may of come to mind or maybe something that happened that day. 

Retweeting 

Retweeting is that best way to show other bloggers support. Retweet their blog posts, leave them comments. Let them know you like their content! See anything else that your followers may like? Retweet it! I have a lot of UK followers and will retweet tweets that I think someone will appreciate.  

RT Accounts 

RT accounts are great! Using the hashtags of the RT accounts your tweets/posts are getting more exposure then they would of alone. Which is great for discovering new bloggers. When you follow RT accounts, you see all of the blog posts you might not have been able to see on your own. 
Some shameless plugging here. I run Bloggingbeesrt, which retweets your blog posts to other bloggers. We have been up and running for a whole year now January 3rd. We have weekly threads which are, Recent Blog Posts Mondays , Wednesday Instagrams, Blogger Train Friday and Free for all Saturday. 

Hashtags 

Hashtags allow people who don’t follow you to see your tweets. But you don’t want to over do it and use too many. No more then 10 hashtags is best and use hashtags that are relatable to your post. It is so annoying when searching and having tweets/posts that have nothing to to with what you are looking for. 

Schedule Tweets

Scheduling tweets in advance saves so much time, and has allowed me to promote my blog posts in the background. For a while now I have been using solely  Hootsuite  and schedule a week worth of tweets so that I have more free time and not always on social media.






6 Ways For Using Twitter To Grow Your Blog











Thursday, September 27, 2018

College Blog Post Ideas

College Blog Post Ideas



I know school has been in session for a couple of weeks now but here is another list of blog ideas that I put together that is geared towards college. 



must-have school supplies
favorite planners/agendas
deals for back-to-school
favorite backpacks
best laptop for college students
how to get straight A’s
how to read your syllabus
why you should be a “Teacher’s Pet”
being in a fraternal organization
why you should get involved on campus
why you should live on campus
dorm move-in recap
dorm shopping haul
how to solve rando-roommate conflict
how to combat homesickness
places for students to hang out in your city
favorite dorm-safe meals
what’s in your backpack
favorite apps for college students
how you take notes
how to study for exams
what questions to ask at the beginning of the semester
your favorite writing utensils
back-to-school clothes haul
how to meet new friends
how to choose your major
share how you chose your major
share what you want to do with your degree
semester goals
dos and don’ts of college parties
how to stay safe on campus



You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for College,  Lifestyle, BloggingSkincare and Organising.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas

Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas




Here is another blog  post ideas that I find is helpful when you might be stuck on what to write about next or you just need some brainstorming. You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for BloggingSkincare and Organising.
why you started a blog
how to get followers via email
daily routine
house/apartment tour
weekend recap/vlog
have someone guest post on your blog
your planning essentials
“Plan With Me” post
create a freebie
things to do on a mental health day
ways to kick depression
fun at-home exercises (with and/or without equipment)
places to visit in your city
DIY furniture creation
your current wishlist
your morning routine
ideas for date nights
review a book you just read
top 10 favorite movies
current music playlist
current favorite vloggers/YouTubers
how to get followers on Instagram
how you edit your Instagram photos
your favorite Twitter chats
your favorite bloggers
talk about something you love to do and why
seasonal bucket list (fall, winter, spring, summer)
monthly/yearly goals
10 five-minute healthy meals
your workout playlist
ask your reader’s something and give your answer
your must-haves for a good day
5 ways to brighten someone’s day
things that make you happy
things that grind your gears
how you stay creative
respond to someone else’s blog post
top 10 favorite TV shows
your night routine
monthly favorites

I hope this helps you!

You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for College,  Lifestyle, BloggingSkincare and Organising.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Blog Post Ideas- Blogging

Blog Post Ideas- Blogging



Here is another list of blog post ideas for your blog,  if you need a little inspiration for a topic to write about. This is more generic list to help jump-start those creative juices. I really have found making lists for blog topics really do help, since I can always go back and review the list for an idea.
Blog Post Ideas
How I Promote My Blog
How To Use Pinterest To Increase Traffic
Mistakes Bloggers Make
How To Create Flatlays
Blogger Resources
Mistakes YouTubers Make
How To Create Good Thumbnails
How To Use SEO To Increase Traffic/Views
YouTuber Resources
Blog Tips + Advice
Behind The Scenes As A YouTuber
Blogging On A Budget
YouTubing On A Budget
How To Use A Blog Planner
Monthly Round-up (showcase that month’s best posts/videos)
How To Make Money On YouTube
How To Monetise Your Blog
How To Self-Host Your Blog
How To Use Affiliate Marketing
From The Archives (promote and/or edit old posts)
Blogmas/Vlogmas
Blogtober/Vlogtober
Things Bloggers Are Sick Of Hearing
How To Grow Your Social Media Following
What I’ve Learnt From Blogging
One Year On YouTube
My Blog Schedule
Photo Editing Tips
Blog Goals
Blogging Income Report
Finding Your Blogging Style
Blog Planner
You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for College,  Lifestyle, BloggingSkincare and Organising.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Blog Post Ideas – Skincare

Blog Post Ideas – Skincare



I love making lists of blog topics and  saving them for  later when I’m stuck and need a little help. I find this to be really useful. I have a whole google document of lists that  have made and I keep adding more to it. We all have been there, trying to come up with a blog post and drawing a blank.  So I thought I would share some ideas to help jump-start those creative juices.


Skin Care Ideas 

  •  Skincare Routine For [skintype]
  •  DIY Lipbalm
  •  DIY Facemask
  •  DIY Lip Scrub
  •  Morning Skincare Routine
  •  Budget Skincare
  •  Evening Skincare Routine
  • How To Fix [skin problem]
  • Makeup Removal Routine
  • Vitamins In Skincare – What Do They Do?
  •  What Does [________] do?
  •  Best Skincare For [age group]
  • Everyday Skincare Routine
  • How To Get Glowy Skin
  • The Effects Of Sun Damage
  • Is [thing] Bad For Your Skin? (e.g. silicones, pollution, makeup)
  • Skincare Products To Pair Together
  • Favorite Skincare Product
As I said I have a bunch more saved and always adding more to my lists. I hope you enjoyed these ideas and they where helpful.
You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for College,  Lifestyle, BloggingSkincare and Organising.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Blog Post Ideas – Organising

Blog Post Ideas – Organising



I know spring began in March.  It is now May, and as I write this at 8:45 in the morning with 65 degree weather with a possible high of 83 and all of my windows open. Here in south-eastern Wisconsin it’s finally feels and looks like spring. With that I finally feel like spring cleaning and organising my home and life. Just kidding about my life, its pretty organized. But I do have projects that I would like to start, like going through my clothes, cleaning up the closets that I dumped random items in when we moved in December or organise our storage bin in our apartment again because of all the random items I dumped in there.  I can only blame my self for that, but in my defense moving is very tiring.
As I was thinking of projects that need to get done,  I realised this would be a great blog post to do. So I made a list of different ways you organize.
How I Plan My Day
How I Organise My Makeup
House Tour
Bedroom Tour
Beauty Room Tour
Moving House Updates
Tips For Moving Home
Tips For Renting
My Collection of [items]
DIY Storage Ideas
Life Hacks For Organisation
How To Track Your (ex. period, savings)
Homeware Product Review (ex. cleaning product, gadget)
Bullet Journal Hacks
Setting Up A Life Planner/Binder
Home Decor Ideas
Creating A Work Space
Blog Organisation
How To Organise Your [room/place/objects etc]
How To Be Organised
Kitchen Organisation
I hope you found this helpful and enjoyed reading!
You can read my other Blog Post Ideas for College,  Lifestyle, BloggingSkincare and Organising.