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Promoting Your Blog: Marketing and Social Media

Promoting Your Blog: Marketing and Social Media

Did you read the Blogging Toolkit post from last month? Then you may have some ideas about how to start a blog. Now it’s for marketing your blog! I suggest sticking to only a few marketing channels at first. You’ll easily overwhelm yourself if you set out to post on every social media platform in existence. I have found that a combination of organic search, Pinterest, commenting on blogs and a little of Instagram bring traffic to Passport by Design….

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Blogging Toolkit: Everything to Grow Your Blog

Blogging Toolkit: Everything to Grow Your Blog

What are the best blogging tools to grow your blog? I’m going to give you the tools I use on a daily basis. Website and Hosting for your Blog WordPress is my blogging software of choice. This is WordPress.org, not to be confused with WordPress.com. There are a lot of website builders out there. Think Wix.com, Squarespace and many more. I’ve talked to other Graphic Designers and they’ve always gone back to WordPress. It’s the most used software for a…

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Blogging: 5 Lessons After Year One

Blogging: 5 Lessons After Year One

Last month marked one year since I started blogging! I can’t believe that Passport by Design has been on the web for 1 year! It seems like I just made six months. The decision to blog was a very easy, yet difficult one. I knew it was something I wanted to do, but would I be able to continue? Would I run out of steam? Would I burn out? I hope I can help any aspiring bloggers who are on…

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Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

Six Ways I Stay Motivated with Blogging (and Life)

There are lots of things that take away our motivation. Sometimes it’s stress. Sometimes we’re just “not in the mood” for what we need to do. I’ve definitely experienced periods of writer’s block and lack of motivation while creating this blog. I do see a trend of the things that help me find my motivation again, though. I’m sharing them with you below in hopes they can help you regain your motivation, whether it’s blogging or just showing up for…

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What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

What I’ve Learned from Blogging Ater 6 Months

For years I’d visited blogs and really enjoyed getting to see into someone else’s life. You get to see what inspires them and the things that bring them joy. You might even get to see the struggles they’ve gone through. Through all that I found inspiration myself. As someone who’s not the most extraverted person I was a little nervous about putting my thoughts and experiences out for other people to see. Being vulnerable is hard. But when I think…

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