Weekly Reader: The Bloggers’ Edition. Plus the Color Run Winners!

Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week (or two) that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.

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I’m inspired by my old dogs. They’re getting up there in age (like me!) but they are healthy, strong, active and happy (also like me!).

I haven’t posted a Weekly Reader in a while, so some of these links are a few weeks old. Of course, if you haven’t seen them, they’re new to you, right? The focus is on blogging tips this week. It just seems like my reader has been filled with so much great information lately that I need to share.

The Basics

Here are great tips for all bloggers, whether you’re just starting out or if you have been writing for years. You will find all kinds of tips to improve your writing. Plus an invitation to IDEAWORLD BlogFest (I’ll be there too!)!

Common Grammar Mistakes in Blog Posts from Pushing Social.

8 Blogging Etiquette Tips from Dancing in the Rain.

Wanna Join Me at IDEAWORLD BlogFest? From Blog Genie.

Writing Tips for Bloggers from Blogelina.

Moving On Up

If you’ve been blogging for a while, here are some great ideas to get more readers and improve the look of your blog.

10 Best Apps for Blogging on the Go from Creative Kristi.

4 Effective Ways to Increase Blog Traffic from Blogelina.

10 Design Elements All Blogs Should Include from the Sits Girls.

Do You Know How to Make Contagious Content? From Blogelina.

7 Deadly Blogging Myths: Busted! From HubSpot.

Let’s Get Technical

Ready for the next step? Here are some more technical tips to improve your “look,” fancy up your content, and keep track of your blog’s growth.

How to Make a Blog Post Header in 9 Easy Steps from the Sits Girls.

How to Embed Tweets from Jennifer Grayeb.

7 Simple Ways to Track the Health of Your Blog from Pushing Social.

Writer’s Block?

No matter how long you’ve been blogging there will be times that you feel like you just can’t think of a fresh topic. Here are some great tools.

31 Days of Writing Prompts from the SITS Girls.

How to Plan One Year of Blog Post Ideas from the Mommy Mess.

Don’t Know What to Write About? Get Ideas from the Blog Topic Generator (free tool) from HubSpot.

Is There Any Money in This?

Whether you’d like to offset the costs of blogging or have a full fledged blogging business, here are some great tips to get you started.

Turn Your Blog Into a Business in 2014 from the Sits Girls.

3 Last Great Ways to Make Money Blogging from Blogelina.

Food for Thought

Most bloggers want to encourage conversation, but when comments get rude or controversial at what point do you choose to block or delete them? Plus a funny/embarrassing story of post in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Should You Delete That? From HubSpot

My 15 Minutes of Social Media Shame from HubSpot.

Well, this should give you something to read this weekend.

The Color Run 5 Weekly Reader: The Bloggers Edition. Plus the Color Run Winners!

And now, the winners of the Color Run giveaway! Congratulations to Deeva Girl and JM Thompson. They each won an entry to the Color Run of their choice! Didn’t win? You can still get a discount code here.

Are you a blogger? Do you have a favorite tip to share? Are you a blog reader? What would you like to tell your favorite bloggers?

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