4 Ways To Rock Your Blog

I decided when I let go of The Crafty Side Of Sarcasm I was going to start Namaste & Eat Cupcakes, I also decided I was going to take it in an entirely different direction. I love interacting with other bloggers, sharing recipes, & life stories. I’ve wanted to be a freelance writer for awhile now. I’m hoping this blog will help me out along the way. I’m really excited for the adventure ahead.

I’ve learned a lot through researching and I always knew social media was one of the biggest thing for a freelancer and blogger, we’ll that and content. I used social media in the past but I wanted accurate information that would help me. I’ve sat at my computer for hours digging for all of the information I can find.

Since starting Namaste & Eat Cupcakes I’ve implemented what I’ve found and learned so far and the tips & tricks I’ve picked up have helped me tremendously. I’m sharing them with you today and hope they help. If your a veteran blogger you’ll probably laugh at this because you’ve probably got it down to a science. I’d love more than anything to be able to quit my day job to blog and freelance full time, but that’s not in the cards for me right now.


Connect – it’s so much fun connecting with other bloggers and people who comment on your posts. It also makes you feel like your not just talking to yourself.

Social Media – work every platform that you have. Post multiple times a day on each of these platforms. Don’t spam your platforms and make each interaction different but with the same content. If that makes sense. Don’t cut and paste the same thing into 4 or 5 different groups. You can use apps like Hootsuit to schedule tweets & Facebook posts.

Hashtags – use them but do not spam them. If you share an article about writing don’t use a hashtag that has nothing to do with what your sharing. Also pay attention to the hashtags that help get your article read. There are a lot of blogger hashtags out there as well.

Photos & Graphics – everyone loves to look at pretty photos and graphics. If you can share one on each article you publish. I’ve noticed it helps draw in attention and it’s also helpful when sharing the article to Pinterest. Keep your photo or graphic relevant to your article, if your sharing about trees in the forest I wouldn’t use a photo of a highway. Don’t use a copyrighted photo! There are plenty of sites that offer photos like sites here, here, & here.

I hope you’ve found this helpful. If you have anything to add that I missed or that I don’t know about yet, please leave it in the comments!

38 Comment

  1. Hi Leslie,

    Smart tips! Connecting is so darn easy and so much fun πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

    1. Thanks for the extra tips!

  2. Thanks for the tips about putting hashtags on social, other than in Instagram. SM is my weak point that I’m slowly trying to get better with. Visiting from Small Victories Sunday party.

  3. Such great pointers! I know that now as I’m focusing more on my blog and business, I’m much more consistent with all these things and despite the work that goes into all of this, it’s fun! I do enjoy reading and connecting with others. It’s also so so nice to share and not only be seen, but to see others, too! πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for the great resources for graphics, photos, and social media posts! I am new to the blogging world and I focusing on these areas right now. πŸ™‚

  5. Good pointers- I’m constantly looking out for help and looking to make some money from my blog! Good luck with it! #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup

  6. Hi Leslie, Great tips! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  7. Hi Leslie, Great tips! Wishing you success with your new blog! Blessings, Janet

  8. Great tips. Every blogger should read your post.

  9. Thank you so much for these fabulous tips! Also shared on Pinterest

  10. Fantastic tips. I always forget to put the hashtags on stuff. Mostly for Instagram – but still. I need to remember that.

  11. I used pretty much those tips! πŸ˜€ Although blogging is just a hobby for me at the moment, I really enjoy sharing and connecting with others!

  12. Great tips! I’m still working on learning what works best for each social media account.

  13. First and foremost, your blog name is awesome and hilarious. I really like a lot of your tips, especially the post regularly on social media, but don’t spam. It can be tough to find that balance, but it’s so important!

  14. Totally agree! These are some great tips to rock the blog.

  15. I absolutely love the community i’ve found in blogging. It really makes it so much fun to network when you have such an amazing women to share with.

    Recently i’ve stepped up my graphics game, too and noticed such a difference.

  16. I have found that having large eye catching photos can make or break your blog. Many of us our visual people so great images can help drive in new traffic.

  17. These are all such great tips! I totally agree that connecting and photos/graphics are some of the most important parts of having a successful blog. Thanks for sharing! I definitely need to step up my social media game, that’s for sure!

  18. Thank you for the tips! I’m super new and I’m loving the advice πŸ™‚ Especially the links to the free images! It’s hard to build a good stock for the random posts I write !

  19. Useful post! Keep rocking my friend,,,

  20. These are excellent tips. I bookmarked the free images pages too. I definitely need to learn more about hashtags though. Excellent post.

  21. I’m currently a freelance writer and I definitely think running a blog has not only improved my writing, but also served as a solid portfolio piece (amongst other more professional pieces, of course).

    Pexels is defo my go-to when I don’t have any images in my arsenal that I deem fitting for the post (good tip!).

    Side note, I absolutely love the title of your blog. It made me smile.

    1. Thank you so much! I’ll be adding that site to my resources too. I wanted something a little more personal, haha.

  22. Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!! But maybe im old …..I didnt know you could put hashtags in your blog……would they go in the labels/tags or just in the body of the post? HAHAH

    1. Haha, I mean on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook groups to use the hashtags.

  23. Good luck with your new endeavor! Stopping over from the Sits Girls!

    1. Thank you so much, thanks for stopping by as well.

  24. These are great tips! Thanks for the reminders of how to be a great blogger.

    1. I’m pretty sure every good blogger already knows these but i’m just throwing them out there as a reminder and for the newbies like myself. Thanks for stopping by!

  25. Thanks for the great tips! I would love to see an article about building relationships with other bloggers!

    1. Thank you for the suggestion. I’ve added it to my list of things to do, as soon as i do my research i’ll lay it all out. Thanks for stopping by.

  26. Let’s rock our blog together, thanks for sharing those great tips..

    1. Let’s do this! Thanks for stopping in.

  27. These are great tips, especially for a newbie like me. I need to work on my social media especially pinterest. Thanks for a great post.

    1. I’m new too and I wanted to learn all I can, i decided to share what I found that works so far. Good luck with your blog as well!

  28. Great advice, I’m sure you’ll be a full time blogger before you know it!

    1. Thank you for the encouragement! That would be great, haha getting up at 5:30 every morning is a little overrated.

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