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  1. Wow! There is so much great stuff here! Thank you for sharing. I am still working on the little stuff, which can turn into the big stuff quickly. 🙂

  2. I love these tips — think I just read through the whole series! Not comparing yourself to another blogger is probably my favorite. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  3. Thanks for all the tips!! I just started blogging a few weeks ago and I’m trying to soak up all the knowledge that I can. Keep them coming!!
    Ashley @ LeavingTheRut

  4. Oh Katherine, this is a TERRIFIC post and just what I needed! I really appreciate the time you took in putting this really informative and incredibly useful list together. Pinned and I will be referring to it often.

  5. Oh wow…what a thorough post. Will have to Pin this so that I remember all of these tips. Good info on the Blog Hops…I am set to participate in my first one next month.

  6. I just started a blog and this is amazing advice. I just want to eat up your entire blog haha! I joined from bloglovin 🙂 can’t wait to join a link party! I was wondering how do you include a video in your post, mine would be from my YouTube channel?

    1. Adriana,I’m happy to have you as a new bloggy friend and glad to learn my blogging tips are helping you.Because you are on blogger, log into your blog,then into your youtube channel, click share, then click the blogger symbol, this “should” put the video on your blog. But…. if it doesn’t, then click share, click embed, copy and paste the code to your blog post ( make sure your blog post is in html mode.) I am always happy to help, hugs

  7. Great information. Saw this link from Foodie Parties on facebook. I have saved it so that I can read it again and really wish that I read this before I started blogging but will use some of these tips when I get time to refurbish my blog.

  8. Thanks – I will be doing a Blogging 101 class in the fall and these tips are definitely keepers!

  9. Hi Katherine,

    Thank you so much for being generous with this information. We are new to the world of blogging and trying to learn all we can to be successful. It is very much appreciated that someone like yourself with so much success is willing to share that with others. Take care!

  10. You have a plethora of great advice here, it’s wonderful that you’ve shared it.

    The only thing I thought of while reading that you hadn’t already addressed is the group giveaways. It’s fun to help others promote their giveaways, but know what you’re getting into. Don’t just copy/paste the html code w/o giving it a once over for content, spelling, and flavor. I got one full of curse words once that had me editing quite a bit. I was surprised! But also glad I hadn’t just cut/pasted as directed.

    Thanks for sharing, your advice is well received.

  11. All good tips.
    A problem not addressed in the Blog Hop linky parties is one that I am not sure how should be handled.
    It is very frustrating for us to link a party in our post to find that that party, for one reason or another, is not there. The host either decides to quit the party….is out of town so the party isn’t going on and so forth.
    Then, we bloggers have to go back into our post and delete that said party. This has happened to me several times and its very frustrating. So, if one is planning to host a weekly or monthly link party,
    BEING LOYAL to the blog linky party is very important. Also, sending out an email notice to the people that regularly participate in their party when the party is going to be deleted or just postponed would be very nice. I know it’s a lot of hard work hosting these parties…..it’s also hard on those attempting to join the party only to find it’s not there.
    Thanks, bj

    1. Hi Bj, thank you for your comment on blogging tips referencing the blog hops. It can be disappointing to discover a hop is no longer happening. I feel your frustration. I think it’s best to visit the blog before adding your link to your post ( that’s how I do it).
      Reminders are tough too. Because blog hop hosts can’t just send reminders out to everyone. The linker has to request a reminder. Originally I had ” participants will receive a hop notice unless I am notified otherwise” or something like that, giggle. But. the reminders were ending up in spam folders and shooting back to me declaring “I was spam” so my comments, emails etc were going into spam folders too. I do have a linky hop reminder list bloggers can sign up on ( its on my hop posts) then they get the reminders and they will always know if a hop isn’t going to be posted.
      Thank you for your bloggy friendship and participation, Biggest HUGS!!

“May the Lord bless you and keep you; may He let His grace shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-6:26 NIV Hugs from Katherine

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