My blog posts from 2016 on branding, design, WordPress, social media, business & blogging (+ introducing the blog posts archives) - MintSwift

My Blog Posts from 2016 on Branding, Design, WordPress, Social Media, Business & Blogging (+ Introducing the Blog Posts Archives)

*UPDATE 15.03.2018* I changed up  my blog categories to: Design, Branding, Portfolio, WordPress, Blog & Business and Tech Tutorials

I’m a bit late, because we’re close to the fifth month of 2017 (time flies right?!), but I thought it would be cool to create a blog posts which is a sort of round up or collection of all posts I’ve written in 2016 on branding, design, branding, WordPress, social media, business & blogging.
Also, I recently created a blog posts archives where you can see all of my blog posts ever. I’m all about user experience and personally, I hate to click through dozens of pages on the main blog page to find the one I want to read. I’ll introduce the blog posts archives by the end of the posts, first let’s dive into the collection of posts about branding, design, branding, WordPress, social media, business & blogging.
I feel like I focused too much on sharing my tips about Pinterest in which I specialise, but didn’t pay enough attention to posts about branding, design and WordPress which are directly connected to my occupation, services and products I offer.
When you do something every day, you might think that everyone around, have the same knowledge as you and because branding, WordPress and design are topics I talk and think about every day, they seem obvious and easy. Well, they might be to me, but not for my audience, so I definitely plan to pay more attention to those.

BEFORE

MintSwift categories- before

AFTER

MintSwift categories - after
PS. You can also find the blog categories on the bottom of the homepage, along with the archives page. My client Emily Hall, from Oh My Foodie inspired me to do that because she wanted her categories on the homepage too, but I’ll talk more about it in the next posts.
Branding - Blog Category - MintSwift
Since I’m a brand and website designer, branding is definitely my favourite topic to write about. I realised that I haven’t actually written enough about it and I plan to change that in 2017. I just published a post about branding vs brand identity last week. Below, you can find my case studies posts about my brand & website design clients, posts about MintSwift shop, plus about branding your Pinterest profile.
How to design custom Pinterest board covers. One easy way to Brand your Pinterest boards - MintSwift
Recent work logo & Submark design for Canyon Heart - MintSwift
How to brand your Pinterest business profile. 7 ways to maintain a consistent brand identity on Pinterest - MintSwift
Premade Branding Kits Now available in MintSwift Shop - MintSwift
Premade Logos Now Available in MintSwift Shop - MintSwift
10 new premade logos Now in MintSwift Shop - MintSwift
Recent Work Winning Moments Logo Design - MintSwift
Why is a professional logo important for a company - MintSwift
Design - Blog Category - MintSwift
Similar to branding, I love talking about design. This blog category is quite similar to the branding, but there are quite a few posts that fall into the design category, rather than branding. I like to think about the design category as more broad compared to branding. There is a blog series about my design process, which is now updated since I no longer offer just a logo design. You can also find posts about design mistakes and more
The top 10 design mistakes to avoid and what to do instead - MintSwift
My Creative design Process final part - MintSwift
My Creative design Process part Four - MintSwift
Today, I’ll share more about next steps in my creative process which are “Concepts” and “Presentation”. These are my favourite steps, because they are all about design! Let’s start with my definition of a logo concept. Logo concept is an idea translated to graphical representation and it includes font choices, setting up an overall layout, choosing colours and proper style.
My Creative design Process part two - MintSwift
My Creative design process part one - MintSwift
How My Creative Process Looks Like - MintSwift
WordPress - Blog Category - MintSwift
In the WordPress category, there’s one of the most popular post about 18+ WordPress plugins, how to add pin it button to WordPress, how to set up Rich Pins in WordPress and more. I’ll try to share my technical tutorials and tips on WordPress, especially for my website design clients, so they can manage their site on their own.
How to set up Rich Pins on Pinterest in 3 simple steps. Grow your blog traffic & get noticed on Pinterest - MintSwift
18+ essential WordPress plugins. To improve your blog, get email subscribers, set up e-commerce shop, track your analytics and more - MintSwift
How to add a Custom Pin It or Save Button to your blog images - MintSwift
Social media category - MintSwift

SOCIAL MEDIA

Pinterest is my absolute favourite platform, even though it’s not really a social media. Most of my posts in the social media category are about Pinterest, but there is one post about Instagram referrals showing in Google Analytics.
5 benefits of having a Pinterest Business account - MintSwift
Why followers on Pinterest don't matter as much as you think & what you should focus on instead - MintSwift
Did you know Google Analytics is now tracking Instagram Referrals - MintSwift
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How I grew my Pinterest Visibility by 500% in one month - MintSwift
Business category - MintSwift

BUSINESS

Both business and blogging categories are more general that the above, because for me business and blogging is related to social media, branding, WordPress and design. Therefore, most of the posts might overlap from the previous categories, but I only shared the ones they don’t below:
How to remove yourself from Google Analytics Data. Three Easy methods to exclude internal traffic - MintSwift
MailChimp basics how to create a list, sign up & optin form - MintSwift
The biggest worries and struggles of online entrepreneurs + 13 favourite motivational quotes - MintSwift
Blogging category - MintSwift

BLOGGING

Similar to business, this is a broad category, because it’s connected to all the categories above. The blogging category contains posts about promoting your content, getting traffic, designing your blog and building your email list.
How to get your first 100 email subscribers. The Most effective way to build your email list from scratch in the next 30 days or less - MintSwift
One easy Pinterest trick to get more blog traffic. How to hide a vertical, pinnable blog post graphics for Pinterest - MintSwift
10+ websites where you can find free stock photos for your blog and social media posts - MintSwift
I have an endless list of ideas for the upcoming posts for 2017 and I hope to share them more frequently. I’m moving/travelling to Spain for the next 3 months, so once I set up there, hopefully, I’ll find time to share all those posts with you.
Lastly, as I’ve mentioned at the beginning of the post, I’ve created an entire page on my site called Archives, which contains all my blog posts, so not just for 2016, for 2017 and future posts too. I wanted to make it easier for you to check out the posts since I know how hard and time consuming is to search for the post on the main blog page.
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Which of my posts from 2016 on branding, design, branding, WordPress, social media, business & blogging was most helpful for you? On which of my six categories I should focus in 2017?

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MintSwift blog posts from 2016 | Blog posts roundup | collection of blog posts | blog posts about branding, design, branding, WordPress, social media, business & blogging |blog design tips | logo design tips | blogging tips, traffic tips | email subscribers tips | growing your business | how to design and grow your online business | MintSwift| Adrianna Glowacka | MintSwift Design
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