Blogging Tips,Round-ups,Tips,

Tools to trackWe are so very proud of how our blog has grown over the years—we feel so lucky! We get to connect with about 1.5 million people from all over the world every month. That's just crazy! From time to time people will ask us about blogging: how to grow their blog, how to get started, etc. We tried to put everything that we've learned over the past 8+ years into our course, Blog Life, which is on sale (get $10 off!) until Saturday. Just FYI. 

But I also thought it would be beneficial to put together some of our top posts on blogging. We'd also LOVE to hear your questions in the comments. First let's start with free tools for tracking your blog's performance

Photography gearOur blog wouldn't be where it is today if it weren't for the power of photography. Click here to see what gear we have and use on a weekly basis. 

How we plan blog postsEver wonder how we plan all our posts? Here's our process.

Ways to self promoteWe shared a bunch of ideas on ways to self-promote without being (too) annoying.

Start your blog with a bangFor all you who are just starting out, read our tips for how to start your blog with a bang!

Sponsored postsTrey wrote about how to best evaluate sponsored post opportunities while still staying true to your brand. 

Young industriesWe consider blogging a new and emerging industry. It's felt like the wild west for some time, but we have some thoughts on how this young industry seems to be shaping up (and how we can shape it). 

Blog brainstormingEver feel like you just don't have any ideas? Yeah, us too sometimes. Here's a few tips for brainstorming success

Distressed wood backdropsIf you photograph DIY steps, projects or food, you could likely benefit from making a few photo backdrops to enhance your images. Check out how to make your own distressed wood backdrop.

Tips for laying out blog postsNeed some tips on how to layout a striking blog post? Check here

On working from homeWe've worked from a storefront, a rented loft, a studio house, the car and sometimes even on vacation (I know—but we had too). But, the place we've worked most often is from home. If you are a full time blogger or other work-from-home individual, then you know that working from home can have its own unique challenges. Read our thoughts on the subject here.

Blog planning marker boardWant to take a peek into our blog planning organization? Look no further.

If you want to learn more about blogging, don't forget to check out our course: Blog Life. And let us know what questions you have about blogging in the comments—we just might write about them sometime. :) xo. Emma + Elsie 

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