1. Joody

    Thanks for this post! I’ve been focusing on taking my blog as a hobby to a more serious “brand statement” and love the tips you have shared! I did buy my own domain last year and now off to take care of the rest! Keep these posts coming! Thanks.

  2. Kara

    Great tips, Lisa!

  3. Lauren

    Just curious.. how do you back up a blog? What do you back it up to?

    1. Lisa // Elembee

      I wrote a post with instructions here. Also check out the link at the bottom of that post — it has instructions for other platforms as well as where to store your files.

  4. beth

    love those pink kate spade pumps at the top of this post!

    thanks for the helpful tips!


  5. Drew @ Catfish & Caviar

    These are awesome tips and should be at the very top of the list! Setting up a schedule has taken me the longest but I finally made an editorial calendar and am trying to stick with it 🙂 Def helps!

  6. Lindsay // Belle Belle Beauty

    Great tips! Thanks, Lisa!

  7. Ashley

    Great post. I’m in the process of doing all of these things and cant wait 😀

    xo Ashley

  8. cathy

    Thank you for the great tips and blog help.

  9. Maureen

    GAAAAAAAH! I have come to your website from so many sources and I am elated to find out today that you are a DC blogger. I’m relatively new to the blogging scene but have been a dedicated follower of many for years.

    I took notes from your to&from valentine’s day edition and am pumped to follow you here too.

  10. Rachel

    This is definitely helpful! I’ve been trying to secure a domain name, but I’ve found the one I want has already been taken. Do you know if there’s any way around this or will I have to change my blog name altogether to get a domain name that’s not taken?

    1. Lisa // Elembee

      You may be able to buy it from the person who has it, but if they are using it, they probably aren’t going to sell it. I would recommend finding a variation you can use instead — try “.net” instead of “.com” or add “blog” to the end of your domain. You can also add hyphens, but avoid it if you can — they aren’t as user-friendly.

      1. Rachel

        Thank you Lisa! I will look into this. Unfortunately I picked a somewhat generic blog title, but at this point I don’t want to change!

  11. Meg

    Thanks for the blogging tips! I just launched my blod in Jan. I am pretty excited to see what’s to come and am loving coming up with ideas.
    Stop by. Check it out.

  12. Hannah

    These are great tips, thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Becca

    Great tips! I had never even though about backing up my blog and will definitely be looking into this.

  14. Ashley

    Love this post! Thanks for the great tips and ideas!

  15. Gabriella

    Thank you for this post. It was the perfect incentive to do more.

  16. yp

    Great tips!

    Sounds like a great way to set-up for success and gain followers

  17. Miro - Dose of Dash

    I’ve been really hesitant to set up a FB page because I like to keep my personal FB separate from Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest (more used for my blog), but you’re right. I can make a FB page for the blog and keep it separate from my personal page. You’ve convinced me.

    How do you back up your blog? I have no idea how to go about doing this. Are you manually doing it or using a tool?

  18. Tasha

    Great tips. I just recently started blogging from my store and I am learning so much. I need to figure out what I need to do to back it up. Thanks for the tips


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