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  1. So, so, helpful! Just scanned through it, will be reading it more in more detail when I have time to tonight.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  2. carrie says 1.23.17

    This is so helpful! I’ve appreciated taking every bit of advice I can get and I love how specific and practical this is. Thank you!

  3. Kelsey says 1.23.17

    This post is so incredibly detailed and helpful! Thank you for taking the time to write it all out!! Amazing 🙂

  4. Elle says 1.23.17

    This tips are AMAZING!! Congrats on your 7th year on blogger, what an accomplishment! Love reading along throughout the years. Would you mind if I share this on my Friday Favorites? Everyone needs to read this incredible post.
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

  5. Roxanne says 1.23.17

    Thanks, Grace! This is the real deal – you’re not hiding anything and I appreciate that!

    You changed my mind about Twitter when we connected a month ago! I thought to myself, “one of my favorite women (who I’ve never met) lives in NYC, I wonder if she would reply to a tweet on a NYC restaurant recommendation!” Aaand you did. Now I believe in the power of Twitter! Thanks for being so genuine.


  6. Sheila Joy says 1.23.17

    Great post with lots of helpful tips! It’s very true that you need to give people a reason to visit your blog, especially since they can see your images on Instagram and that’s it.


  7. Rachelle says 1.23.17

    what a throughout post, love it. I totally agree with taking care of your blog and email list, despite blog traffic being down I get almost 100% of my revenue from it.


  8. Jenn Lake says 1.23.17

    SO many useful tips! Thanks so much, Grace!

  9. Dana says 1.23.17

    THIS. ALL OF THIS! Even though I’ve been blogging for four years, it’s always nice to read these posts and just refresh myself on everything I could be doing better. Definitely bookmarking this to keep coming back to!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  10. Jessica says 1.23.17

    Grace this is such a great post! It’s funny having just written one and also having read many others, I’ve gained new little tidbits of knowledge from each and every one. So much valuable advice and insight in this one. I literally had NO idea about the pinterest thing, I just bookmarked that page!

  11. Jessica says 1.23.17

    What a great post! As a very longtime (and everyday!) reader though, I have a comment regarding the banner ads. You mentioned that you make a few hundred $ every month, but were thinking about getting rid of them for a cleaner user experience. I have to say, I really do not notice them at all, and I think you have a VERY clean reader experience. A few hundred $ is a bill or two paid every month, so I’d say consider keeping the banner ads.

  12. carrie says 1.23.17

    No surprise – this is so expertly and professionally written. So much good info here! So nice of you to share, Grace.

    And big congrats on seven years!


  13. caroline says 1.23.17

    This post is one of the best blogging ones I’ve seen in a while. Recently, it’s been very preachy and do this but don’t do that and you’re not a good blogger if you do this. I love how you just shared your own experiences and strategies. Sharing this forever! Thank you!
    x0x0 Caroline http://thecarolove.com/

  14. diana pearl says 1.23.17

    This post is amazing and so helpful! Thanks so much for taking the time to write!

    x Diana // http://www.dianapearl.com

  15. Angela says 1.23.17

    Wow. This is one of the most detailed, honest, helpful, and well-written “blogging tips” I’ve ever read. Thank you for taking the time to write this and congratulations on 7 years of blogging!


  16. Emily says 1.23.17

    Thank you so much for the post, Grace! I learned so much, but really loved the tip about how to see which posts have the most pins. I never knew that!

    Em // Third & Girl

  17. Cy says 1.23.17

    Great post Grace! I agree, I don’t think the banners are distracting either. I love that your blog, is clean, crisp and easy to navigate. Congrats on 7 years of blogging, I’ve enjoyed keeping up with you all these years! ❤️

  18. Amanda Mae says 1.23.17

    I just recently started my own blog so this is extremely helpful. So much GREAT information here! Thank you!!

  19. Sophie says 1.23.17

    This is super helpful. I started my blog at the beginning of January. I want to implement a blog design I love.

  20. Stefa says 1.23.17

    To echo earlier comments, I don’t notice the banner ads when I visit your site either. I thinks this speaks the overall care you and your team take with your brand.

    I’m not a blogger but I really enjoyed reading about what goes into making the content I read daily so thanks and I hope you are having a great start up the week after being unwell.

  21. Katie says 1.23.17

    This was all such great advice, thanks so much for sharing! I began a blog about 3 years ago and still kick myself for quitting and not trying different ways of getting traction other than Facebook and Twitter!

  22. Lauren says 1.23.17

    Loved this post so much! My favorite thing is that you made it so comprehensive and included all of the important things! Definitely want to focus on building up my email list and utilizing Pinterest more often in 2017!


  23. Meghan says 1.23.17

    This is such a helpful post and appreciate you taking the time to share your tips & tricks!!

  24. Laurie says 1.23.17

    GIRL, this is so good. I know you work your butt off – having reached out to you on various brand campaigns I’ve led at my agency. Thanks for all of the tips. I’m totally looking into the bluetooth remote – I have the iphone 7 Plus (it rocks) and I don’t leverage it enough.

  25. Theodora says 1.23.17

    Hi! Feel free not to answer if this is too personal, but I’d love to hear more about what you eventually decided to pay other people to help you with. My blog has kind of stagnated, and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I truly enjoy doing and what I can have someone else do.

  26. Victoria Kirton says 1.23.17

    This is so helpful, thank you <3




  27. Ellen says 1.23.17

    Thank you so much for this post, Grace! Definitely one of the best blogging posts I’ve read in awhile. I feel like a lot of others repeat the same information, but this doesn’t.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  28. Jill says 1.23.17

    SUCH great tips here! I love them! It was a good refresher on some basics for a seasoned blogger like me and a treasure trove of tips for new bloggers!

  29. Sonya Jahn says 1.23.17

    Loved it

  30. Emily says 1.24.17

    This post was SO refreshing and helpful, Grace! Specifically with monetizing and managing social media, it’s always great to hear and learn from what’s working for others. Appreciate all your tips here!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  31. Hitha Palepu says 1.24.17

    Grace – this was incredible! And it gave me the swift kick in my ass to get back into a necessary blogging groove. You always create such quality content, but this has to me one of my favorite posts you’ve done.

  32. Kat says 1.24.17

    This is actually so helpful! I’m fairly new to all this and its been so incredibly hard to get our there. Thank you so much.

  33. Jessica says 1.24.17

    A very honest and insightful post! Thank you so much for that x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  34. Elana L. Gross says 1.24.17

    This is so helpful! I hadn’t thought about the difference between editorial coverage and an advertorial. But I am so glad I know it now! Thank you so much for sharing your advice!

  35. Carolyn Sutton says 1.24.17

    Bravo!! Great post! As a PR woman…. I’m constantly helping my clients with social media and social insight for their own social channels. This is an excellent piece for guidance!! Thank you for taking the time!! Xoxo

  36. Bry Jaimea says 1.25.17

    Honestly, the best Blogging Tips post I have ever read – absolutely brilliant. I’ll be bookmarking this and putting your advice to good use! Thank you so much for sharing x

  37. Abby says 1.25.17

    Thanks a lot for these tips!

  38. joelle says 1.25.17

    LOVE THIS POST. Such great advice – thank you for sharing your insight. I had blogged for a few years as a fun hobby, had some neat partnerships, but didn’t really set out to make a lucrative career from it, and eventually shuttered it and moved. I’m a freelance writer, though, so have realized I prob should still have a blog of some kind, so recently created a new site so just write when I feel like it. Reading your tips, though, makes me realize I should be more strategic about it (like I would be in my fulltime job), especially if I’m hoping to end up with more freelance opportunities. PS. I have a framed print of the quote “Work hard and be nice.” It’s my personal mantra. 🙂

  39. Anja says 1.26.17

    What a great post! As someone who is thinking of starting a blog, your advice came in just at the right time and it was really so less complicated than a lot of other posts I read on the topic 🙂 Once again, great content!

  40. Asterienne says 1.26.17

    Favved this blog post, will read it before going to sleep. I love getting it straight from the horse’s mouth… uh, sorry grace!

  41. Justyna says 1.26.17

    Thank you for this long and comprehensive blog, it’s one of the most helpful blogs I’ve read recently!


  42. Maggie says 1.26.17

    These are great tips! Thanks for sharing. Also, I love your monthly reading list!


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  47. Holy crap, Grace I don’t even know how you fit all of these great tips into one post! I love it and read it twice actually. Such great insight and super inspiring!

    Xx Taylor

  48. Melissa says 1.27.17

    This is really helpful information. Its a lot to take in, but doable. Thank you for the post. I am thinking of creating a blog and hopefully I can gather enough content by September. I am still trying to gather as much information as possible.


  49. Kylen says 1.27.17

    Such a helpful post! Wish I had this when I first started blogging! Still discovered some useful tips 🙂

    XO Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

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    Thank you so much for coming up with and sharing this thorough post, it is so informative and very helpful. I will definitely be utilising a lot of the points made in this post and saving it to refer back to again

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    Wow! This is so nice of you to share! I have read and reread, there is so much wonderful information! Sorry to keep shouting but this is a great post for anyone who blogs. Thank you very much! Peace!

  54. Lily says 1.30.17

    This is so helpful as a fledgling blogger! Thanks so much for the post, I’ll remember to keep these in mind!!!

  55. Irka says 1.31.17

    Fantastic article! Lot’s go helpful Info!

    Thanks for sharing, Grace!


  56. Nic Mora says 2.2.17

    This was incredibly helpful! I’ve been blogging for 3 years now and just recently quit my day job to do blogging and tv hosting full time. Thank you so much for sharing your tips and tricks!

    xo Nic Mora

  57. Elana L. Gross says 2.2.17

    Would it be possible to write a guide to using ShopStyle? I find it a little bit confusing!

  58. Katie says 2.4.17

    These tips are amazing, Grace! You covered just about everything and I feel like I learned a ton!


  59. Grace, yet again you knock it out of the park! This is really helpful, easy to digest, and positive. Thank you, you included things new to me. You’re an asset to the blogging community!

  60. Briana says 2.5.17

    This is what I needed. WOW I’m blown away by all this advice. THANK YOU for writing this and sharing your wealth of knowledge with little itty bloggers like myself. It really helps and I love learning from someone who has been in this space for so long and has been so successful.

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  63. Erica Holland says 2.16.17

    This is an incredibly helpful and thorough post, Grace! The learning curve for new bloggers is a steep one, so information like this is invaluable.

    I run ModMoney, a personal finance & lifestyle blog that empowers others to make informed, proactive, and savvy financial decisions. While my blog sits in a different niche, all of this advice is totally transferable. Just wanted to say thanks for all of your great insight!

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      So happy to hear that you liked the post 🙂 xx

  64. Erin Leisure says 2.16.17

    I am in the works of starting a fitness, health, and lifestyle blog and this seriously helped me out so much! Thank you for all the wonderful advice!

    1. graceatwood says 2.18.17

      So glad to hear it!! Thank you for telling me 🙂 x

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