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7 Ways to Rock Your Blog Today – #RockYourBlog2012

Keep Calm and Rock Your Blog

“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” – Brian Clark

My new phrase to keep me motivated this year is #RockYourBlog2012 – {feel free to start using it too, I want everyone to be blogging rock stars this year} – so when I came across this totally amazing graphic over at, I knew I had to share it! You can read some really great tips from Sarah at A Beach Cottage below, along with 6 other totally awesome posts filled with great information, tips, ideas, and motivation for the new year! And if you’re looking for more ways to boost your blog, join our group for the 31 Days to a Better Blog Challenge, based on the Problogger book. {Read about the First Week Warm-Up we just completed, and link up with us for the 31 Days Challenge that starts today!} If you have a great blogging tips link too, share it in the comments – I’d love to read it.

7 Awesome Posts help you Rock Your Blog

  • Sweet Blog Tips for New Girls – This post is where the totally awesome image above came from, the lovely Sarah that runs this site,, created it herself. That shows you a little bit how awesome she is! Love it – and love her realistic tips here.
  • How to Work from Home Like You Mean It – There are a lot of articles with tips for working at home. But this is different – It’s a really honest and realistic look at the true challenges you face working from home, with solutions. Love this.
  • 10 Hard-Hitting Link Building Tactics That’ll Boost Your Rankings – Quick Sprout has some great tips for legitimate ways to increase your links. You can also sign up for their newsletter, and get a free “Marketing Secrets” report.
  • Simple Tips to Improve Blog Readership – Every bloggers goal is to have people actually read what they take so much time to create. These easy to put into action tips will help you increase your traffic. {FYI: Sign up for their email updates – awesome stuff!}
  • Learn Code in One Year – Code Year will email you a new lesson once a week. They claim that after a year of getting their easy weekly tutorials, you’ll be coding like a pro. Worth a shot, right?
  • Five Essential Personal Writing Tips – I really enjoyed this ideas about creating more powerful writing, perfect for bloggers.
  • How to Add a Pinterest Button to All Blog Posts – You know I’m a Pinterest Junkie – {follow me here!} – and it is quickly becoming a major influencer on the web. This is a great tutorial for those of you on Blogger. If anyone knows of a good WordPress tutorial too, I’d love you forever if you share it with me!
  • 8 Ways to Show a Blogger You Like Her – Nice Girl Notes is one of the funnest sites to read! And this is a really wonderful post – Let’s all go and show another blogger how much we love her today! {Read her “How to Use Twitter Like a G” post she links to in this article too – so funny!}

Have a great week!



  1. Thanks! You just gave me a lot of good reading for this afternoon!

  2. Thank you so much, looking at these posts now :)

  3. I know I need to figure out a somewhat easy way to add all my photos on my blog to pinterest LOL.

  4. Thanks for the great info – covers a lot of the area I’ve been mulling around in my head and I love that!

    • Sunshine and Sippy Cups says

      That’s kind of how I felt about a lot of them too – So I’m glad they were helpful for you too!

  5. Wow, this is great! I am bookmarking it so I can come by tomorrow (when the kids are in school) and actually read through what you have gathered because I can use some inspiration :-)

    Visiting from Stumble Tumble and I stumbled this!

    My post is at:

  6. Hi Meagan,
    Thanks for sharing the image and Brian Clark’s quote. Seriously, could he have summed up blogging more succinctly? Sarah is also one clever lady!
    I can’t wait to check out the linked posts but in the mean time what would you say are the top three keys to blogging high quality content consistently? Interested to know from a mom’s perspective.
    Cheers, Caylie

    • Sunshine and Sippy Cups says

      Hi Caylie!

      That is SUCH a great question…. And like all good questions, I feel a post comin’ on :) Watch for an answer next week – and I’d love to link back to you, to let people know who the smart cookie was who asked this. Love it, and I’ll answer it as best as I can!!

  7. Great resources. Sharing in my group right now! :)


    I especially like 8 ways to show a blogger you like her, it’s cute.

  8. I love this post a lot. Very cute. I’m coming back to read more after I get the little guy down for a nap.

  9. Thank you for this great list, I’ll be reading them all today. I need to switch things up a bit, I think. I also need to learn more code. I know the basics, but I’d like to be less reliant on the WYSIWYG editor.

  10. Love the quote by Brian Clark! You’ve given me some good reading for the week. Thanks!

  11. Hi there,

    Thank you so much for sharing my Personal Writing Tips from Get In the Hot Spot. Much appreciated and very happy to connect with you:)

  12. Just pinned this so I can go back later and read. Always looking for new tips. Thanks for sharing!

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