12 June 2012

Blog Love for Creatives: beauty and brains!

I've been discovering some wonderful blogs out there that give advice on blogging and building your creative business. I'd love to share some of my discoveries with you! As I am fairly new to blogging for my shop (as opposed to personal blogging), I am constantly on the look-out for ways to make my blog more interesting for my readers.

Not only do these blogs give good tips, they are well-designed and easy on the eyes! Brains and beauty in one package. Gotta love that.  So, whether you're a "creative" with a business or someone who wants to improve their own personal blog, you might want to take a peek at my quick list of blogs I'm loving right now.

#1: 5 Things Every Blog Needs by heartifb.com

This first one is a blog directed to fashion bloggers, but the tips (5 Things Every Blog Needs) apply to anyone wanting to grow their blog. I immediately put the tips to practice: I revised my "About Me" page, added some social media buttons, and added the archives. The other two tips are already in place, although I could improve my tags on my posts.

{via  http://heartifb.com/}

#2: Primp My Blog by hernewleaf.com

{via hernewleaf.com
This is an entire series on primping your blog! Definitely coming back to this blog. One particular post taught me how to add social media buttons to my blog and even let me download some cute ones for free. You'll notice them on my right-hand column at the top. (I did alter the color to match my blog in Photoshop before posting. It took a little time, but definitely worth it.)

#3: Blogging For Your Creative Business by blacksburgbelle.com

This blog happens to be giving away three scholarships for a four-week class April is offering called Blogging For Your Creative Business. Sounds like a great opportunity. (I entered here.) You have until this Thursday to enter yourself if you're interested! In general, I like this blog/site because April posts videos each week that are engaging and interesting. She knows her stuff!

{via BlacksburgBelle.com)

#4: Get More Engagement From Your Followers by NoisetteAcademy.com

{via NoisetteAcademy.com}

This is one of the things I definitely want/need to work on. I'd love to be more active with the readers of this blog (yes, that means you, dear reader). If you are reading this right now, Thank you! Noisette Academy seems to be chock full of blog wisdom. And I like that Isa writes series of posts revolving around different themes like Grow Your Business and Simplify.

So there's my list of favorite blogs/websites for creative bloggers!

What blogs do you find informative for creative bloggers? I'd love to hear what you have to say.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Akshaya Borkar said...

Thanks for sharing your blogging tips Cathy.. I am certainly going to check out last three blogs :)

Cathy Pascual said...

Your welcome Akshaya! Thanks for stopping by today!

Kira said...

Great post, Cathy! Thank you for including me, I appreciate it!

Cathy Pascual said...

Thanks Kira!
I am a new fan of your blog and loving it so far :)
p.s. I found you through Holly Knitlightly.


ClaireTet said...

Thanks for sharing these. While I don't have a retail empire I would love to reach more people with my blog. Will head off to read the links shortly.

Cathy Pascual said...

You're welcome Claire! I think as bloggers we all want to have more readers :) I'm glad they were helpful.

Holly Knitlightly said...

This is awesome. I'm going to bookmark this page (and e-mail it to myself, haha. I'm so scared my bookmarks are going to disappear on me one day or that my computer will crash or something, so I e-mail everything to myself, ha!). Awesome. Thanks a lot, Cathy!

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