What are some tips/tricks you have learned while you have been blogging that you would recommend to a new blogger? I'm still kinda new and I would love some tips. Also, feel free to look at my blog and give me your honest opinion. Constructive criticism accepted :) I've only been doing it for a week, so I KNOW it's nowhere close to perfect. I would love feedback from experienced bloggers!
Lots of people like Wordpress, but I hear they're more picky about advertising. I would monetize very slowly and if you look into Adsense, make sure you read *everything*. Technically, even tossing up a Swag Bucks post that aligns with ads is a violation. It is your responsibility to know their rules and they can change them any time they want.
You have a great start! I would limit some of the widgets you have on your sidebar. It feels cluttered. I would focus on building content, followers and such before focusing on making money. I am instantly turned off by a blog with too many ads and clutter.
Also, I follow a blog with tons of tips on creating a great blog. Check him out! http://willwork4followers.danoah.com/
Here's a great website that can help you with your blog design.
My website is on blogger and I've never had a problem being contacted for reviews/giveaways. I do have my own domain name and its routed to my blogger site.
I would also say figure out what your niche is. I wish I had done that when I began my blog so it wasn't all over the place.