Today, Jennifer from Take2Mommy is sharing what she wished she had known before she started blogging. Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom who calls herself a work-at-home-mom when the occasional freelance marketing gig comes her way. When she began blogging, she had no idea how many mom bloggers were out there, but has enjoyed all the connections she has made.
Turns out I can, but at the risk of confusing — and losing — followers. So I’m currently on the fence about it. I know a few bloggers who have undergone a brand/identity change and emerged from it unscathed. Heather at www.girlgonemom.com told me that changing her brand (blog name, Facebook page, Twitter handle) wasn’t so bad. She had a lot of followers when she did it, too. She said the key was writing lots of posts and tweets to remind readers of the change, a tip that is echoed in this helpful article from bloggingbasics101.com.
But back to me. Like I said I’m on the fence about changing my brand. It very well might be that I’m just too lazy to do it. However, that helpful article from bloggingbasics101.com says that if you’re going to change your blog name, do it early on. I’ll give it more thought later tonight, when the kids go to bed. Over a glass of wine, of course.
Thank you so much for your thoughts Jennifer. Be sure to head on over to the Community to check out the discussion. What do you wish you had known before you started blogging?
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