When I first started blogging it was mainly as a creative outlet. I was a newly stay at home mom with one baby working hard running a home daycare and I didn’t get a lot of adult interaction. This was before texting was mainstream (I know. I’m old) and before Facebook so it was just me and a handful of toddlers. I feel sorry for the door-to-door salesmen that showed up at my door during this time because I probably talked their ear off. It didn’t take long before I realized that blogging could be more than a hobby. Blogging could be a viable business if I worked at it the right way.
Naming a blog is a bit like naming a baby: You’d better like the name you choose because you are stuck with it. Coming up with the perfect name is a bit tricky though so I was glad when Name.Kitchen offered to sponsor this post so I could share some of the things we learned along the way because having a blog name that makes you stand out is so important.
Link parties are a great way to promote your blog posts and increase your blog traffic. I try and add links to at least a few of these every day. I’ve seen traffic for some posts that I’ve linked up over a year later so it’s definitely worth it to get some extra eyes on your posts. We’ve gathered together as many link parties as we could find (and we’ll be adding more so be sure and check back). Pay attention to the theme and rules for each party. You won’t be able to share your blog posts on every single link party but you should find something that is a good fit!