Good morning and happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you all have had a wonderful week. From what I’ve been hearing from some friends, many of you probably have little ones who have started going back to school or will be starting back shortly. Like many of your children and many of you, for that matter, I will also be returning to school shortly as well. I will be entering into my senior year of graduate school, meaning that I graduate with a Master’s degree next May! Exciting, right? Either way, I’m sure you’ve been waiting patiently to see what blog posts I came across this week, so let’s get started with the Forgetful Friday Roundup!
Three Types of Traffic-Driving Pinterest Images – Have you ever wondered how to drive blog traffic with Pintrest? I know I sure have. Pintrest is a social networking site that I’m still trying to get used to. Let’s face it; I’m not really the most creative of people when it comes to graphic design. But Kimber has shared with us how to go about getting traffic to our blogs via Pinterst. So if this is something you’re curious about, make sure to head on over and check out what she has to say!
How To Increase Blog Traffic – I came across The Strategic Mama, actually, not too long ago. This blog is run by a young woman named Vanita Cyril, who is very knowledgeable (in my opinion) when it comes to SEO and blogging. She wrote a blog post this week on her five most hated results producing methods that increase blog traffic. Vanita brings up a lot of great points that, I think, some of us are afraid to try or do in order to take our blogs to the next step. If you’re thinking that you want to make some changes to your blog in the near future, I highly recommend reading over this blog post. It really gets you thinking.
Haters Gonna Hate: Writing Sponsored Posts – This post I actually read a little while ago when it was first published, but at the time I had just started Forgetful Friday Roundup and, blah, blah, blah, nothing but excuses. Anyway! Adrienne recently made this post on her blog, The Mommy Mess, about people’s responses to sponsored posts. Now, as you all have probably noticed, I write sponsored posts every now and then, so I am completely fine when another blogger writes them. That’s how some of them make a living, which I understand, but there are some who don’t understand. So Adrienne wrote a post about one negative situation that occurred with her in regards to sponsor posting, which I found to be intriguing.
Business Cards for Bloggers: Everything You Need from A-Z – It is blogging conference season! One of the most important things that you must remember to bring with you to a blog conference, in my opinion, is your business cards. I recently got my new business cards in the mail in preparation for the next conference I’m attending, but if you don’t have yours yet, Brittany, from The SITS Girls, has some awesome tips for you on how to create your blogging business cards. So if you’re feeling completely lost on how to go about making a business card for your blog, make sure to read over this post.
How to Measure Your Blogs Success – Let me tell you, Adrienne from AdrienneSmith.net is another fantastic blogger with a lot of insight to the world of blogging. I came across her site very early on in my blogging career and though she doesn’t know it, she helped me out quite a bit. As many of you probably do, I often find myself thinking about success—whether at school, when it comes to blogging, or some other project that I’m working on. This week Adrienne focuses on how people measure their blogs’ success. The post really got me to thinking and I hope it does the same for you.
Apparently this week is a blogging theme! Funny how I didn’t even notice that when I was picking out the posts during the week. But everything happens for a reason, right? Maybe you all are interested in learning more about blogging today and sent me subliminal message. What? Don’t look at me like that…it could happen!
Anyway! As I said at the beginning of this post, I’m going back to school soon. I wanted to give you all the heads up that I am going to be taking next week off, so there will be no “Ask Felicia” or “Forgetful Friday Roundup,” but I’m not leaving you hanging. Next week, I have three guest posts lined up for you. So keep a look out for them, I hope you enjoy, and I will see you the week of the 25th! Have a great weekend and a fantastic week!
Until next time!
Are you kiddos back to school? What about you, are you back in school?
What has been your favorite post from this past week? Please only link to one!
Posted on August 16, 2013 by Felicia