I’m celebrating A Savory Feast’s 1st blogiversary this week! I love to share what I have learned along the way with other bloggers. So much of what I have learned is thanks to other bloggers. Today, I’m sharing tons of posts that I read in the first year of blogging that helped get me to where I am today.
As a blogger, one of the biggest lessons I have learned is the importance of building a blogging community. I am so grateful to other bloggers who share their tips for blog growth. I never had to go it alone. I learned from posts like these, and I reached out to more experienced bloggers when I had a question or needed help.
I am sharing this list both for the new blogger and the experienced blogger looking to take their blog to the next level.
I made some changes to my homepage to gain more traffic!
12 Must Have Blog Design Tips covered everything my blog needed to have! It was a great tool when I was considering a blog redesign.
My blog redesign was a huge step toward branding my blog. I took a lot of good pointers from How to Brand Your Business or Blog.
Writing & Planning
I realized how much I used the word “amazing” and started choosing better adjectives after reading about the Top 10 Words to Cut From Your Writing.
Creating a blogging binder relieves so much stress! I stay organized and plan out each month with these free printables.
Creating Quality Blog Posts is a priority for me! This post inspired me to start asking a question at the end of each post to encourage comments.
Community & Blog Sponsorship
Over the past few months, I’ve partnered with other bloggers or small businesses to host giveaways. These giveaway tips helped me get started.
I learned some things to consider before sponsoring a blog from 6 Ways to Make the Most Out of Blog Sponsorship.
Once I started offering sponsorships on my blog, these organization tips helped me keep track of emails and social media shares.
Social Media Tips
Pinterest recently changed to a smart feed. I loved these tips to help get your pins seen.
Why Bloggers Need Instagram convinced me that I needed to make time for one more social media outlet. Now, it’s one of my favorite ways to connect with my readers.
These Instagram Tips helped me get more followers and figure out what types of pictures to share.
I gleaned some great pointers from these food photography secrets from top bloggers.
Learning about using natural light has made such a difference in my food photography! These 5 Tips for Better Blog Photos were exactly what I needed.
These 5 tips and tools also helped me improve my blog photography.
I’ve gotten products to review on my blog thanks to the tips in How to Pitch Companies for Product Reviews.
I learned how to write better sponsored posts so that brands will want to work with me in the future.
I make may make money with my blog, but I don’t want to sell out my vision or purpose in order to make money! This post gave me some great ways to make money and keep my priorities straight.
One of the ways I make money is through affiliate links. These ideas for earning money with affiliate links are useful even for blogs with smaller audiences.
I got some great ideas on creating a blogging income from multiple sources, such as affiliate programs, ad networks and more.
These 10 things were great for me to consider when I was thinking about blogging full time.
Even if your post doesn’t show up in the top of the search results, you can dominate Google Image search results!
I improved my hits from search engines by using nofollow links in sponsored posts.
What are some of the things you learned in your first year of blogging?