One of my frustrations as a knit blogger is the lack of authority or content offering advice and ideas for knit bloggers. That's why I've created Blogging For Knitters, a catagory here at Knit Luck to inspire knit bloggers to take the blogs to the next level. This summer I'm going to have a series of posts helping new knitting bloggers pick a domain name, buy a domain name, find a host, choose an independent blogging software solution, get your blog customized, optimize for google and install analytics. How do I know all this stuff? I worked for three years as a small web agency project manager. I have been building my own web sites since 2009 and blogging since 2004.
One of the reasons I'm announcing this is to help with a little accountability. I've been wanting to write this content for a long time because I know it will help people. There are so many great knit bloggers out there who are writing amazing posts who are not getting an audience. I want to show knit bloggers how to expand their reach and even earn money from blogging. However, I'm also writing content for my other websites and blogs and raising babies so it's hard to prioritize things. But now, announcing this intent to you now I am making a commitment to bring Blogging for Knitters to fruition.
So we're starting today, announcing our participation in Eskimimi's Knit and Crochet Blog Week at the end of April. We did this last year and had amazing fun. It certainly improved my blogging skills. If you're looking to reach more people with your blog, if you're looking to stretch your blogging muscles you must join Eskimimi's Knit and Crochet Blog Week.
If you do one thing this year to improve your blog, joining Eskimimi's Knit and Crochet Week will make you a more confident knit blogger, will connect you with other knit bloggers and will inspire better content from you. It starts April 22, go check it out!
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How long have you been knit blogging? What would make you a better knit blogger? Let me know in the comments!