Creating a Blog Reader Survey That Improves your Blog

After finding myself struggling with my blog’s identity, I decided to send out a mid-year blog reader survey to my subscribers. Creating a blog reader survey can dramatically improve your blog if you follow these top do’s and don’ts for creating a productive survey which generates actionable feedback. Just be sure to put on your thick-skin because no one likes a whiny blogger that can’t handle the truth.

The Top 3 Websites for Bloggers to Connect with PR Professionals

Bloggers are always interested in connecting with PR professionals and I’ve discovered three great websites to help us do just that. These sites allow you to register your blog as a media outlet so PR professionals can locate you, get in touch, and work with you on new collaborations.

My Best Advice for New Bloggers

Starting a blog can be so overwhelming because it feels like there are a billion things to do. You have to choose a theme, plan your content strategy, set up your social media accounts, and the list somehow seems to grow longer as you check stuff off. I want to share my best advice for new bloggers with you to help you stay sane as you start this new journey into the blogosphere.

How to Blog While Working Full-Time

In the blogging world, there are full-time bloggers and hobby bloggers. Most of the bloggers I know fall into the hobby blogger category like myself. I love blogging but it’s a side hustle to my real full-time career. A lot of people ask me how I manage to blog while working full-time so I decided to share my top tips for time management, balanced workload, and tools with you. Now, I can almost run the blog on auto-pilot.

The Tailwind Feature That DOUBLED my Blog Traffic (It’s NOT Tailwind Tribes)

This post includes affiliate links which helps support Far Beyond Love. I resisted buying a subscription to Tailwind for so long and as I’m quickly learning, that may have been the biggest blogging mistake I’ve made so far. Before I signed up for Tailwind I had started feeling like I was constantly sinking money into new…

6 Tailwind Tribes That Helped Me Grow My Blog

This post includes affiliate links which help support FBL. I felt so late to the Tailwind party when I first joined the platform about a month or so ago. I’d been hearing about it for almost a year but never bothered to sign up for it because I was already over-extended on my blog expense budget…

How to Use ViralTag to Schedule Social Media

Silly me but over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking that maybe I need to get out there and actually have a life again. My schedule was starting to look way too much like sleep | eat | work | eat | blog | sleep | repeat. It wasn’t totally horrible but it was boring…

MailChimp vs ConvertKit – Which One is Right For You?

This post includes affiliate links which help support and maintain FBL. One of the most popular pieces of advice floating around online for bloggers is to build your email list. There are thousands (millions?) of articles about how to build your list, what to create as an opt-in offer, how often to communicate with your list,…

Why You Should Be Using Pin Doctor on BoardBooster

This post includes affiliate links which help support Far Beyond Love. I’ve been using BoardBooster to grow my Pinterest account and drive more traffic to my blog for over a year. I primarily used it for scheduling and looping pins. I stopped using it to schedule pins when I signed up for Tailwind and thought about dropping the service.…

How to Promote Your Blog Offline

This post includes affiliate links which help support FBL. A lot of times we bloggers get stuck in this mindset of living, promoting, and basically existing online. We think about everything in terms of virality, page views, social shares, and growth possibilities. We evaluate branding decisions, photo shoots, and purchases to determine whether or not they are…

How to Pitch Brands for Sponsored Posts with a Small Blog

There is a lot of information out there about how to pitch brands for sponsored posts and almost everything I read repeats a few things that I’ve found to be untrue. For example, the articles and courses I’ve taken have said: You should have at least 500 – 1,000 daily visitors  You should never work for product…

Customizable WordPress Themes for the Genesis Framework

This post includes affiliate links which help support Far Beyond Love. I have used tons of different blog themes but I’ve learned to only use WordPress themes that are built on the Genesis Framework. In previous iterations of Far Beyond Love I used themes that weren’t built on Genesis and it was a disaster. The themes…

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