I swear, August has been the longest month of my life. From moving back to college, two weeks of residence life training, and school starting, I honestly feel like it should be mid-October by this point. This a big statement, but August has been the best month of 2016 thus far. I love being back at school, going to class, and hanging out with all of my new RM friends.
This month was literally INSANE when it comes to stats and all of that. We’re talking triple the number of views from last month, and my social medias are still growing at a consistent rate. I’ve really been able to focus on blogging a lot more this month, and I cannot wait for September and fall and all the holiday posts that will be coming your way in the next few months.
KEEP READING “August Recap”
You’ve probably heard of an editorial calendar at some point while scrolling through Pinterest. Everyone claims it’s the reason for their success, but you’re probably still a little skeptical. In this Beginner Blogger post I’m going to cover the editorial calendar for beginners. It’s the key way to stay on track and organized as a blogger, producing content consistently! If you want to check out my other Beginner Blogger posts, see my Beginner Blogger page! There’s links and descriptions of everything I cover!
Of course us bloggers are obsessed with planners and organization so we try to incorporate it in every way possible. Editorial calendars keep us organized and consistent. Plus, if you’re ever struggling to post on Insta, a quick pic of your editorial calendar is a go-to!
KEEP READING “Beginner Blogger: The Editorial Calendar”
Social media is a bane and a blessing for bloggers. It’s the number one way to grow your stats and connect with readers and an amazing way to network with other bloggers! Today I’m going to address which social medias you should be on and how networking with others can lead to amazing opportunities! Oh, if you want to see more of my Beginner Blogger series, make sure to check out the Beginner Blogger page (linked here and at the top of the page). It outlines all of the topics I cover and when they’ll be live on the blog!
In case you haven’t figured out, social media and networking are of very high importance in the blogging world. If you’re only posting on your blog and not promoting on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc., it’s going to be a lot harder for people to find your content. Even if you’re still in the ‘no views some days’ stage, get yourself out there and start working on social media and connecting with other bloggers!
KEEP READING “Beginner Blogger: Networking & Social Media”
Hello fellow bloggers or soon-to-be bloggers or someone who stumbled upon this post! Welcome to my Beginner Blogger series! The purpose of this series is to provide you with information that I wish I had had when I first started blogging. In this post I’m going to be talking about photography. If you want to see more, be sure to check out the Beginner Blogger page! It outlines all the topics I cover and when to expect to see them on the blog!
Photography is key to blogging. Chances are people aren’t going to read all of the words you write. They’re going to scroll through your post looking at all of the pretty pictures, and if one catches their eye, they may read the paragraphs surrounding it. But don’t freak out about not having the right camera or the right equipment.
KEEP READING “Beginner Blogger: Photography”
So stats. They’re what every blogger secretly obsesses over but no one wants to admit. As you’ve probably figured out, stats are a huge part of the blogging world, but they’re not everything! As a beginner it’s hard to not worry about one day with low numbers or why you’re not seeing super fast growth. Well, in this Beginner Blogger post all about blog stats for beginners, I’m going to cover just about everything revolving around stats! Oh, if you want to see more of my Beginner Blogger series, make sure to check out the Beginner Blogger page. It outlines all the topics I cover and when to expect to see them on the blog!
So many of those Pinterest articles tell beginners to not worry about stats. Well when you’re a beginner, stats are all you have! I know for the first six months, I would religiously check my stats 20+ times a day. That is perfectly fine! Enjoy those stats and pay attention to them because they are valuable, but know that just because you’re not hitting the same stats as another blogger doesn’t mean you’re not posting quality content!
KEEP READING “Beginner Blogger: Stats”
Hi everyone! Welcome to the new Living the Gray Life! Today I have a very special edition post. It’s Saturday, and I don’t normally post on Saturdays, but today is my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! That’s right, Living the Gray Life is officially a year old. I honestly can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Yesterday’s post was all about what I’ve learned after a year blogging, and today’s post is looking at the new Living the Gray Life and answering reader questions!
I really wanted to do something special for my one year blogiversary. I wanted to be able to give back to the readers because after all, they’re the ones that got me to where I am now. What better way to give back than answering reader questions! But first, let me show you what’s new on the site.
KEEP READING “Blogiversary Q&A and Site Update”