As I mentioned earlier in this guide, blogging isn’t just about traffic. There are a lot of other facets to it.
As long as you remain teachable, there will always be more to learn. As far as I’m concerned, that’s one of the fun things about blogging.
If you managed to make it this far in this guide, you are clearly serious about your own success in music blogging.
Here are more resources you can start exploring whenever you are ready.
- How do I Increase Traffic to a Music Blog?: this is the post I referenced in the introduction. I share seven detailed steps for increasing traffic to a music blog.
- 8 Steps You Can Take Now to Increase Traffic to Your Music Blog: this is the supplementary guide that can be purchased for a nominal fee.
- The Ultimate Guide to Blogging as a Musician: this is where I keep a running list of links to resources I like as well as tools I have created.
- Blogging Tips for Musicians: an extensive post covering many blogging tips for musicians.
- Back to Basics: Blogging: a podcast episode that covers the very basics of blogging as a musician or blogging about music related topics.
- Back to Basics: Guest Blogging: a podcast episode that covers the basics of guest blogging. Best practices are changing fast, but if you do it right, you can still benefit from it.
- Why Bands and Musicians Should Have a Blog: my friend Corey Koehler of Musicgoat invited me onto his podcast to discuss why bands and musicians should have a blog.
- Where Can I Set Up a Free Blog?: a post in which I talk about four sites where you can set up a blog for free.
- Is it Possible to Write Off-Topic Blog Posts as a Musician?: a post in which I answer this question posed by a reader.
- 4 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog: if you want to use images on your blog, it’s important to find free-use and creative commons images. This post outlines four sites that you can use to find images to use on your blog.
- How to Develop a Workflow for Your Blogging Efforts: systematizing your workflow will make you more productive and effective in your blogging efforts.
At long last, we’ve come to the end of the guide.
If you’ve read every chapter to this point, thank you, and congratulations! You now know more about music blogging and traffic generation than the majority of people out there.
You are ready to take what you’ve learned and apply it to your own blogging efforts. You can learn a lot from reading and absorbing information, but I trust that you will learn even more by making use of what you’ve learned.
Your efforts may not look perfect at first, but that’s totally okay. A lot of things in life are messy, including success (or so I hear).
We can all learn from our mistakes if we’re willing to see them as lessons instead of as failure. We tend to attach permanence to failure, but failure is only final when we admit defeat.
Best of luck with your blogging efforts, and don’t forget to let us know what you thought of this guide.
– David Andrew Wiebe
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