The Smaller Bloggers Series is Returning

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I am so excited because we’re bringing the “Smaller Bloggers” series back. Woot!

For those of you who are new to the Allume blog, the Smaller Bloggers series is a series dedicated to those who consider themselves a smaller blogger. Being a smaller blogger is not a bad thing. Not at all.

The point of this series is to cheer you on and encourage you that the world needs smaller bloggers.

This series will offer you tips on how to build content, comment etiquette, the right kind of growth and more!

And this is your opportunity to share what you would like to know about blogging or express your frustrations with us so we can address issues and encourage you on your journey! We have a beautiful group of writers here who have a heart for women, community, blogging, writing, and Jesus!

So, leave a comment and let us know what you want to learn!

Joy in Christ,

Christin, Joyful Mothering

Christin

Christin has a heart to encourage and equip women in aspects of discipleship, marriage, mothering, writing, blogging, and community. She sees the body of Christ as an important community of encouragement and discipleship and works to foster that around the web. She has been married 13 years and has 7 children ranging in age from 11 down to 3. You can find her encouraging moms at her blog Joyful Mothering, writing some deeper thoughts on life and writing at ChristinSlade.com, and learning more about Google+.

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  • http://twitter.com/ChateauPrairie CHATEAU PRAIRIE

    This sounds like a great series! Can’t wait to see what encouraging words you will share!

  • HEATHER BURRIS

    As a new blogger, I’ve discovered a lot of awesome online communities to be a part of. I really want to meet people, build community, and put my blog “out there”, but I’m wondering–is it better to just focus on one community or to join multiple groups? I don’t want to spread myself thin, but I want to get to know a variety of people, too.

    • http://twitter.com/Bone_Claire CLAIRE BONE

      Love this question! I would guess it depends on the quality of community you are getting. I’m in the same boat, so I’d love to hear other’s thoughts as well.

  • http://www.servingjoyfully.com/ CRYSTAL

    Yay :)

  • SHELLIE

    I’m a small blogger. Married to a musician, traveling almost full-time, I felt it was a way to give more detailed stories about who we meet on tour and where we go. (More detailed than photos on Facebook.) My readers are pretty much family and friends on facebook. I would benefit from how to build content.

  • TABITHA

    Excited about this! :)

  • STEPHANIE KANDRAY

    Thanks for providing this great resource! I can’t wait to follow along :)

  • ONEREBELHEART

    This sounds awesome! I’d also like to hear about the best way to decide what communities I want to join, and I’d like to hear about ways to protect the privacy of my family/children when blogging about them. And also about being happy with who and where I am as a writer without feeling lost in the big ol’ Internet world.

  • HEATHER BOWEN

    Love it! Will definitely be following this series!

  • http://www.onfaithandcoffee.com/ HEATHER N.

    Looking forward to this series! I’m excited to hear tips for the “right kind” of growth – this is a concern I have looking forward!!

  • http://twitter.com/middleplaces MARIA DAVIS

    As a relatively new blogger, I’m excited to read your ideas and tips. I would love any information you can give about building and maintaining a community. When I set up a page for my blog it unexpectedly became a thriving community, which is fantastic, but at times overwhelming.

  • http://www.sharppaynes.com/ TRESTA @ SHARPPAYNES.COM

    Looking forward to this!

  • LAURA@FINDINGENCOURAGEMENT.COM

    So excited about this!

  • http://twitter.com/Mother211 DEBI CHAPMAN

    I love this!

  • DEBORAH

    Thank you for this! I would love to learn some good ways to build an audience other than Facebook and Twitter. Also, I desperately need to makeover my blog and am wondering what are some essentials that will keep it easy to navigate and make people want to return — widgets and all that sort of business.

  • http://www.christian-momma.com/ LATOYA EDWARDS

    Yay! I really enjoyed the first series!

  • http://www.embracinggrace.org/ AMANDA@EMBRACINGGRACE

    Hi- I’m new at blogging… so I’m really GREEN! lol :) I would like to know some blogging etiquette….. Topics such as.. Is it okay to contact bigger blogs that allow guest posting to possibly guest post for them? Can you ask to guest post? How much time do “big bloggers” typically spend on FB, Blogging per day?

    • http://joyfulmothering.net CHRISTIN

      We will certainly address these questions for you, Amanda. They are excellent questions! :)

      • http://www.embracinggrace.org/ AMANDA@EMBRACINGGRACE

        Great! Looking forward to learning “Blogging Manners”… Also- am interested in Time issues… How much time to bloggers spend on their personal FB page not just their Blogger Page…. and How much time to you spend reading other blogs- There are so many great ones out there! Do you just limit it to a few that you follow regularly?

  • http://www.embracinggrace.org/ AMANDA@EMBRACINGGRACE

    Also… I use blogger as my platform and obviously spending the $$$ to convert to a self hosted word press blog is not an option… Are there affordable blogger designers? Most people that I’ve contacted will only work with word press……. Is it ok to add ads to my blog? Don’t want to annoy possible readers or make my blog look unprofessional…. Is it better to just wait and possibly get sponsors?

  • http://thepuresacrifice.blogspot.com/ DEANNA WISEBURN

    Anything on making it a better blog, and maybe getting a few more people to see it.

  • http://twitter.com/HeatherLMassey HEATHER MASSEY

    This is fantastic! I’d love to gain ideas on how to come up with topics to write about, I often get discouraged because I don’t feel “inspired” or don’t know what to write about, so I post less often. It would be great to hear where others come up with prompts and how they plan their posts out.

  • JAMIE IVEY

    This sounds awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/Missindeedy MISSINDEEDY

    I’m so looking forward to this, too. I’d love to read ideas for how Pinterest can best be used by smaller bloggers.