• Using Pinterest To Grow Your Blog

    there are affiliate links present in this post Pinterest is a huge social media outlet that many people seem to forget about when it comes to blogging. Sure, it is great for many other things, like wedding planning, dream house hunting and recipes, but there is so much more to this tool. I never put effort or time towards Pinterest until I slowly started to realize the benefits. Not only have I found amazing blogs from this tool, but I have discovered great resources as well. Using Pinterest to grow your blog is something I would have never thought about even a year ago, but now I am overjoyed when…

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    5 Ways To Bring Traffic To Old Blog Posts

    We all put our heart and soul into blog posts, get some traffic the day or week we publish it, and hope we get lucky and it gets repined, we make new friends, it gets shared, and commented on. But what happens when we put these posts out there and then they just get added to the 100’s of pages in our archives? Bringing back traffic to old blog posts is important in your blog life, and it’s even better when you are able to do it organically over time. While it does take some effort, there are several ways to revive those posts, and get them in front of…

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    The 7 Best Blogging Resources You Should Be Using

    affiliate links are included below, clicking these links could result in compensation for To Travel & Beyond   When I first started blogging, I was truly winging it. I would have “posts” that were only a few sentences long, I would go days without using photos, and I would add a new category for every little thing. Then I started catching on to other bloggers, taking better photos, and deciding what I wanted to share with the world. ┬áBut these things didn’t just happen There are several resources that I use, some daily, some weekly, and others constantly. These resources help me get my thoughts together, write my posts, and…

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    A Walking Tour of Trogir, Croatia

    Last week, I talked about how we spent our first day around Split, Croatia. Today, I wanted to share how we ended the day after exploring Krka Falls. Our tour guide was from a small town in Croatia, one that happened to be on our ride home from the falls…so of corse we wanted to stop and hear about his town! I had heard about Trogir, Croatia in my research prior to our honeymoon, but I hadn’t looked into it very much because I knew we would have a busy day once we arrived in Split. I’m really happy we were able to stop, and explore the area. There is…

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    My Favorite Reasons For Going Self-Hosted

    Affiliate links are listed below One of the most popular blogging questions out there is to be self-hosted, or to not be self-hosted. I have been both, and now that I am self-hosted, I don’t plan on turning back. There is also a debate about which blogging platform to use, WordPress and Squarespace seem to be the front runners, but I won’t get into that today. This post is going to be focused on a self-hosted WordPress blog, aka wordpress.org. The first glance confusion begins with WordPress having two types of blogs. Mainly, the difference between .com and .org. To quickly summarize, wordpress.com is a free blogging platform and wordpress.org…

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    My Favorite Link-Up’s

    A few months ago, during the community series, I mentioned that linking up with other blogs is one of my favorite things about blogging. I love having one similar thing to talk about with several other bloggers, and this is the perfect way to do that. If you aren’t familiar with link-up’s it is where one, or a few, blogs host a gathering of sorts for bloggers to share posts related to a specific topic. The topic can be as specific or broad as the host desires, and can be about anything. The right way to go about link-up’s is easy. Find one that matches topics that you blog about,…