Resource Roundup #3

Today’s resource round-up is about blog ideas, promoting those ideas… and Instagram. Instagram seems to take over my brain everyday, all day. Plus, a special bonus resource!

Windy City Bloggers Resource Roundup 3

If you’re out of blog post ideas, I have two great resources for you. The first is Part 1 of 180 Blog Post Ideas. To get the next 5 parts of the list, sign up for the email list at the bottom. (Or if you don’t want to sign up for the emails, email me and I will forward them to you as I get them.)

The next amazing resource for ideas is… the Meredith Direct Media Editorial Calendar. Maybe checking out what the pros are writing about (planned 12 months in advance, I might add) will help spark some ideas and get you typing again.

Now that you have all sorts of ideas and posts written or planned, you’re going to need to promote them. Check this tome out – 105 Ways to Promote Your Blog Posts. 

If you have a spare moment, it might be a good time to do some blog spring cleaning and reevaluate your website design. How to Create Engaging Website Design.  Even if you are using a designer and not going the DIY route, your input and ideas still matter.

Also, maybe it’s time to spring clean that Instagram bio. How to Create a Killer Instagram Bio.

Want more IG likes? Instagram hashtags for bloggers that will triple likes.  I’ve been trying a few out here and there, fingers crossed for more likes!

Marble Background Example

Bonus Resource: Make your own marble background. I bought this exact Grey Marble contact paper and adhered it to a piece of plywood. For under $20, I now have a really great looking and sturdy photo background.  You could also attach it to foam core for an even cheaper DIY!

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By: Jenny Bullistron