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  1. Thank you for these great tips, Lucy! Question: should I include an embedded form to invite people to subscribe to my newsletter under every blog post? Thanks!

    1. Hi Valerie! I highly recommend you do add it to every post (either in the middle or at the end). The majority of people are reading blog posts through their mobile device so just having it on the sidebar won’t be enough as this doesn’t display on mobile until the very very end. So by adding it to your blog posts, it will ensure more people see the option to subscribe.

      Hope that helps 🙂

  2. I love that I can use this post as a checklist! And with your descriptions, it helps us learn exactly what we need to do for each step. It’s easy to forget something whether you’re a new or experienced blogger so I love that you created this. Thank you!

  3. I definitely agree that you should always read a post out loud. I disagree with grammarly regularly! And I like the idea of creating related posts from post headings – I had never thought of it like that before.

  4. This is a great list I am trying to follow. Maybe I should start with an outline but somehow I just write and have the outline in my head. Probably would save some time as it takes me hours to finish a blog post. Thank you

  5. This is so helpful!
    I don’t do a set post outline but as I go through I leave myself little notes such as ‘PIN’ or ‘PHOTO’ so I know that is where it is going to go.
    I usually use Keysearch before I even start the article as well. I also totally agree that two pins is key; there is nothing more frustrating than when you want to share someone else’s awesome article and there is no pin!!
    This is overall a great guide for all bloggers!

  6. Number 5 is so important! I published a post this week and completely forgot to include my affiliate link disclaimer, so I had to go back and edit my post. I’m glad I caught that error before I started promoting it.

  7. These tips are so helpful and a good reminder. I always forget to do a keyword search for my posts, as it somewhat confuses me on if they are talking about just the title, or different keywords sprinkled throughout the whole post. Either way, I really need to start doing keyword searches to help rank better and be found! Thank you for the tips!

    1. Yes keyword search is actually one of the most critical components to SEO. Plus it helps let you know how many people are actually looking for that topic so you focus on highly searched options.

      Glad to know this helped 🙂

      1. Lucy I am new to blogging world I have done good research on how to start writing a blog but after reading your post I understand I missed bits and pieces in my old posts.

        Your post was very helpful for me keep writing good articles like this.

        Cheers… are awesome……
        Good Luck with your wedding to happen

    1. Yay! Sounds like a great idea – I’m in the process of creating a checklist to complement this post as well ♥

  8. Thank you very much for this blog post. It reminded me of the things I keep overlooking every time I publish a blog post.

  9. Hey Lucy…wanted to say “awesome article”! Having a guideline to go by with specific steps provided really helps new bloggers, like myself, to stay focused and more organized. We get so lost, on occasion, as there is so much to learn and not enough hours in the day to learn it all. Appreciate the reminders and new information. Hope you have a blessed day!

    1. No problem Deborah, I’m glad this post helped give you little reminders you may have been missing out on!

  10. Hi Lucy! How do I do the reusable block for my affiliate link? I LEARNED SO MUCH in this one post. You’re amazing! Thanks for sharing. Lol i also learned about saving the fb sharing threads in another one of your posts. You’re my hero!

    1. Aww haha! I’m so happy my posts are helping you out!

      Are you attempting to use a reusable block for your affiliate disclaimer or affiliate links? (I’ll also reach out to you in my Facebook group just in case you don’t see this lol)

    1. haha yup. Even after reading it a few times, I still miss little things here and there from time to time. Well, we’re only humans

  11. Thanks for this very comprehensive list, Lucy. When I just started blogging, I thought you wrote a blog post and that was it when in reality, a lot of time and deliberation go into a post before publishing it. This is a very good guide for new bloggers to follow.

    1. LOL girl tell me about it! I had NO IDEA how much work it took to blog but I learned that real quick haha and thank you!

  12. What an incredibly comprehensive post of helpful tips and resources for bloggers. I’m one of those creating content with no one seeing it so I’ll be using these tips for sure.

  13. Great read! I love the tips and I really love the colors! your website is very positive and inviting and I enjoy reading your articles!

  14. You provide AWESOME resources and recommendations…many, of which, I def plan on using myself! Thanks so much. Loving my new group of friends on Newbie & Experts Bloggers Unite!

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