I’ve been blogging for over 5 years now! It’s crazy how my blog has grown and even the industry of blogging has developed over that time. When I started blogging I had no real agenda other than to have a creative outlet and to hold me accountable in my fitness journey. Kate Moving Forward has grown into much more and I am so thankful! I get more and more questions about blogging so I thought I would have one space to share my tips and recommendations, as well as links to relevant blog posts.

Posts on Blogging

5 Ways to Support Your Favorite Blogger (and make great relationships with other bloggers)

Blog Growth the Right Way

I Quit My Job

Blog Income Reports

Tips for Bloggers

  • Write about something you really love to talk about and is your passion.
  • Have a clear vision of who you are writing to. Who is your ideal reader? The more you define them and write to their needs, the better!
  • Be consistent with posting. Get yourself in a rhythm of posting and try to stick with it.
  • Constantly be learning. Being a successful blogger is a constant learning process and there is so much out there to learn. I think that is what I love about blogging so much!
  • Don’t be afraid to comment on other blogs and begin building relationships with fellow bloggers in your niche.

This section contains affiliate links to services and products I’ve used to grow my blog. I get a small credit for each referral. Thanks for your support. 

Getting Started & Growing Your Blog

Blogging on the Side – a comprehensive read–great for newbies to start on the right track and for those who have been around for awhile and want to take things to the next level.

How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul – A great introduction to blog growth and specifically to growing your income!

Elite Blog Academy – This was the best investment that I made in my blog! You can read more about my experience in this post, Grow Your Blog the Right Way.  The course only opens at certain times each year, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Smart Passive Income Podcast

Food Blogger Pro Podcast


Lowel Ego Light – great for mimicking natural light in photography

Adobe Photo (Lightroom & Photoshop)

Good quality camera (I use a Nikon D5100, which is no longer available new, but here is a similar option), but you would also be surprised what you can do with an iphone!

Tasty Food Photography– great resource on using a DSLR camera, photography set up, lighting, editing and more.

Make Your Life Easier

Food Blogger Pro -Food Blogging community with video resources, tutorials, forum, and tons of bonus features by the bloggers behind Pinch of Yum. I love that I can query other bloggers, plus I can literally watch someone teach me new things (a HUGE plus for visual learners like me!). Use this discount link for $3 off your first month!

Tailwind -Pinterest scheduling tool-LOVE it! Signing up with my affiliate link will get you a $15 credit to any plan too!

Coschedule – Content Calendar and Social Media scheduling tool! See my full review of CoSchedule and get a free 14 day trial first!

Blogging is truly a fun job, but it is a job! There are a lot of things to learn and I’m constantly honing my craft of writing, photography, and using social media to reach my audience. Please let me know if you have any questions!