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Essential Blog Investments Every New Blogger Should Make

Blog posts contain affiliate links. When you click on these links Thrive earns a small commission that helps keep our blog running and supports our team. If you have any questions, feel free to read our disclaimer and privacy policy. Thank you! When I started blogging over 12 years ago,

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What to Look for When You Purchase a Website Theme

If you have or are planning on starting a blog, you are most likely a creative individual in some form. Hopefully, your website/blog will reflect you, your personality, your mission, and your business. But how do you make that happen? When I first started my blog back in 2011, I

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How to Install a Blog Theme

In this video, Shannon Mattern breaks down: How to find and install new WordPress themes What to look for when choosing a theme (free or paid) How to “try on” your WordPress theme before you make a final decision What happens to your content if you change themes When to

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Top 3 Tools for Finding Topics for Your Blog

When you first start blogging it feels like you’ll never get through that enormous list of topics you want to write about. But after posting 3-5 times every week you can quickly run out of ideas after a few months. For those times when inspiration doesn’t want to hit, we’ve

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5 Ways to Promote Your Blog

Promoting your blog content is a simple way to streamline your business and to get your content in front of a larger audience. It’s a great way to bring new viewers to your blog and eliminate stress about consistently coming up with new ideas. Some people are concerned about sharing

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Protecting Your Blog From Hackers

This post may contain affiliate links. If your blog is on self-hosted WordPress, then you know how powerful WordPress is as a blogging platform. Your ability to optimize your blog to generate more traffic, engage with your readers and grow your email list is unmatched by any other blogging platform.

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Do You Need Self-Hosted WordPress?

Whether you’ve been blogging for awhile or you’re just starting to explore blogging, the question of which blogging platform is the best is bound to come up. As a web designer, I am constantly asked questions like: “Should I use the free WordPress.com or do I need to pay for

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