3 Years of Blogging: Things I Did to Grow my Blog This Year.

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  1. Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five}

    January 13th, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    #3 is my favorite on this list… writing out blog posts ahead of time makes blogging so much easier! I've been following Helene's blog too but haven't checked out any of her webinars yet. Sounds like something I need to do!

  2. Brittany@TheLadyLawyer

    January 13th, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Great tips! I'm trying to figure out a posting schedule that works for me

  3. B @ The Sequin Notebook

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Cheers to your blogiversary…and many more to come!

  4. Meghan @ Me as Meghan

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Happy 3 years! Its awesome that you write your posts ahead of time. I usually write mine the night before, but I only post MWF. Its great that you post everyday!

  5. Audrey Louise

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I've taken a few of Helene's webinar's, too, and I love her stance on how there's room for all of us! Last night my husband made the remark that I should make my blog more of a part-time/full-time thing. It took me completely off guard but that's all I've thought about since he said it! Happy Blog-iversary!!

  6. P!nky

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Great tips for growing the blog :)m happy three years!

  7. Melanie

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I've been trying to write my posts ahead of time and fit them appropriately during the week! I find it does help a lot! Also brainstorming has helped me too!!

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  8. Kate Mitchell

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Congratulations! I love all of these, but especially the first two. Looking forward to where the blog goes this year!

  9. Emily

    January 13th, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!

    And I will totally back up your #5—following Helene is a total game-changer!

  10. Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for all the great advice! Congrats on the blog growth this year!

  11. SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    I think the key to enjoying it is your #1.

    Kudos on the growth!

  12. Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! 3 years…how awesome. I really really enjoy your "Just Write" posts, you're extremely talented and I'm excited to see where your blog goes from here!

  13. Cara (Kindly Unspoken)

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    #1 is most important, in my opinion. Writing about what you love and subjects you actually enjoy talking about is key. Happy Blogiversary!

  14. Kate

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    1000 followers–that's amazing! I agree, Helene seriously has the best tips.

  15. Mae Rae-MTBA

    January 13th, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    How awesome that you've grown this much!

  16. Yelle T

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I love seeing how much you have grown! Cheers to the next three years. xo

  17. emily @ a little bit of emily

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Congrats!!!! Such an accomplishment – both the length of time as well as the amount of followers.

  18. Helene in Between

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    First, amazing. You are so so amazing! I have always loved your blog and read it for, well, since i can remember.
    Second, umm wow. I am so stunned and honored. I seriously got tears in my eyes reading your kind words. I don't even know what to say. Thank you thank you!

  19. Little Bits of Joy Blog

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats on 3 years!! I've been blogging for 5.. but 4 of those years I was "private" so I've only been a public blogger for a few months.. there is so much to learn! I really like reading these type of posts, because it's awesome to see how other bloggers have grown their blog and gotten successful!! And I agree you have to just write to write sometimes.. I've posted a few things that didn't get a lot of hits… but I loved writing them. Thank you for the encouragement to stop obsessing over the numbers so much..even though that is hard to do!

  20. Lauren Elizabeth

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    These are such great tips! I aspire to be Helene 🙂

  21. Morgan Kirk

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Happy 3 years of blogging!! Love these tips and tricks as well!! 🙂

  22. Erin Zauner

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    happy blog anniversary! good for you for doing so much to grow this space, it's wonderful!

  23. Mattie Parker

    January 13th, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Yay! So happy that you've made it here! I love reading your blog. I also love that you write what makes you happiest! That's what its all about!!

  24. Fairy Princess Jord

    January 13th, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    We have the same three year blog birthday! I forgot about that (though I think we made this discovery last year). I always love your just write posts, they're amazing and so inspiring. All of your posts just radiate sunshine and showcase how lovely you are (:

  25. chelsea @ the new wifestyle

    January 13th, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    yay! congratulations on 3 years of blogging! you bring positivity and beauty to the blogging world!

  26. Kristen @ See You In A Porridge

    January 13th, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    happy blogiversary girl! cheers to the next 3 years 🙂

  27. Life with Lolo

    January 13th, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Happy blog birthday! Sounds like 2015 was a spectacular year for this space, and I love your poems, so I'm glad you keep posting them 🙂

  28. Because of Jackie

    January 13th, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    You know what, I am going to try to write more on one day and pre-schedule things. I tend to write a post a day and this gets a little tedious sometimes. I also enjoy posting Mon-Fri, it really got me fired up again and forced me to create content on a regular basis.

  29. Sam O'Connor-Smith

    January 13th, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Happy Three Year Blogaversary!! I am so happy to have found your blog, can't wait to follow you through 2016!!

  30. Erica @ Whimsical September

    January 13th, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Happy blogiversary, love!! I've told you a zillion times that you're one of my favorites! I can't wait to see what you do with this space once you have your sweet little boy!

  31. Catherine Short

    January 13th, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats on three years.

  32. The Siberian American

    January 13th, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Happy three years! I'm with you on Helene's webinars and courses-they help so much!

  33. Seeking the South

    January 13th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Great suggestions! I really need to start planning more posts in advanced!

    Emma | Seeking the South

  34. Kate at Green Fashionista

    January 13th, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Awesome tips! I think the most important thing is to write about what makes you happiest. Your happiness truly shines through your beautiful writing 🙂

    Green Fashionista

  35. Kathleen

    January 13th, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Congrats on 3 years! I've been officially blogging for 5 but 2 of years don't really count because I was a terrible blogger. I just love this little/big community of ours! 🙂

  36. Sarah @ Cunningham Love Story

    January 13th, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Cheers to 3 years! Helene is AWESOME. I just started blogging last year & have learned so much from her. I feel like I'm fan-girling sometimes but I really have her to thank for my "success" this year. Congrats to another year of blogging & here's to another one! 🙂

  37. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders

    January 13th, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I need to get into a better routine of writing ahead of time. I did it this week, and it has made life so much easier! Helene has so many wonderful tips and tricks for blogging! I love following along with her!

  38. Candace Groberg

    January 13th, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Congrats on 3 years! Your blog is my favorite – I just love so many things about it! Anyways I hope you know people appreciate all the work you do for it.

  39. Jenn

    January 14th, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Three years is so awesome!! Congrats on a huge accomplishment! Writing posts ahead of time is my biggest issue..but I have started to realize that if I start to write one post..I can knock out a couple once I get my creative juices flowing!

  40. Anna White

    January 14th, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Thanks for sharing these tips!! I'm always looking for ways to grow my blog. Congrats on three years! XO -Anna

  41. Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder

    January 14th, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Three years! Way to go girl! Here's to many more years of this little space continuing to change and grow!

  42. Steph G

    January 14th, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Your blog is one of my daily must reads even though I'm not always the best at commenting. Congrats on 3 years 🙂 and the growth!

  43. Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine

    January 14th, 2016 at 2:52 am

    I desperately need to work on #3! I try to plan ahead and then it's 6am and I'm trying to think of something to post at 7am haha those are usually the days I don't post 🙂

  44. Emily @ Ember Grey

    January 14th, 2016 at 3:11 am

    You have inspired me so, so much. Thank you for that. Happy 3 years!! XO

  45. Shea Sayers

    January 14th, 2016 at 3:34 am

    Congrats on 3 years! I love what you said about writing what you love, and also your idea of setting a timer and just writing any and everything you think of. Here's to many more!
    Shea | http://www.shealennon.com

  46. Chelcey Tate

    January 14th, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Absolutely loved this post. Happy 3 years, lady! I'll be celebrating 3 years in April and just recently quit my day job to blog/design full time! Best of luck to you in 2016 – I'll definitely be trying the hour brain storming session. It sounds right up my alley!

    Chelcey | http://www.chelceytate.com

  47. katie // a touch of teal

    January 14th, 2016 at 4:02 am

    One thing I really learned is that I enjoy blogging SO MUCH MORE when I write for me, and not when I write for other people. What a great lesson to learn. Congrats on three years! xx

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

  48. Mallory Layfield

    January 14th, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!!

  49. Jess Beer

    January 14th, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Happy three years! And I SO agree with all of Helene's webinars and courses – I love them too and have gotten SO much out of them! there is definitely room for all of us at the top!

  50. Katie @ A Beautiful Little Adventure.com

    January 14th, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Happy Three Years! I love following along with your life and writings (even when I don't comment) and can't wait to see what this next (big) year has in store for you and your blog.

  51. Jenn Schultz

    January 14th, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Happy three years, lady! Thank you for coming and checking out my blog, and your sweet comments. I think that's why you have such a dedicated following – because you're so loyal! Plus your posts are always awesome. I love your tips here. I've started following Helene this year too, and am so impressed with her courses, and how they offer actual helpful tips, as opposed to other free webinars I've followed. I'm going to have to try some of your other tips, like brainstorming a list of posts! What a great idea. I tend to just write ideas down as I go, but I like the idea of uninterrupted focus time.

  52. Chelle @ Blogslikeagirl.com

    January 14th, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Happy three years! I'm glad to have found your blog – I so agree about the writing for you. Sometimes it doesn't always "pay off" the way you think but blogs are personal spaces for a reason!

    I also love Helene's blog!

  53. Allison

    January 15th, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Congratulations my friend! I followed your blog a while back, then lost track of you (I blame having a baby) and then found you again and love seeing how your blog/writing has evolved! I took Helene's free class and want to start a fund to take the rest of her courses!!

  54. Rachel Gault

    January 15th, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Too funny that so many of us are celebrating our blog's birthdays this week! So glad I found your blog this year!

  55. Carolann

    January 16th, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I love your blog and thank you for sharing all of your awesome tips. Congrats on 3 years and on your hard work!

  56. Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos

    January 17th, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Happy 3 years! That's awesome. I love reading your posts – not just the writing and book ones, though of course they are amazing – but also the ones just about your life. It's one of my favorite things about blogging – getting to know people through their words and photos and passions. 🙂

  57. Crystal

    January 20th, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Congrats on three year! Your blog has been one of my favorites this year. Thanks for sharing all of your tips! 🙂

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