This is a timely post for me as I'm halfway through a 30 day blogging challenge right now. It's a well-named challenge because it's… well it's a challenge, and a tough one for me at that. I've committed to writing a blog post every day for 30 days and it's hard. It's led me to ask myself, am I … [Read more...] about Is Blogging Too Much Bad for You and Your Blog?
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I often get new ideas for content from Quora and today is one such example. This morning I came across a question regarding Google Search Console vs Google Analytics and whether one is better than the other. This is a curious question to me (there are many curious questions on the Quora … [Read more...] about Google Search Console vs Google Analytics & Quora Q&As
If you're new to Pinterest and haven't heard of Rich Pins, you're likely missing out on one of the best native features to help boost engagement on all your pinning activity. In this post I'll show you how to enable Rich Pins (for blog articles) and in the process explain: What Rich Pins are.How … [Read more...] about How to Enable Rich Pins for Articles in WordPress
In this post I'm going to give you one of my promotional strategies for whenever I publish content... it's a blog post promotion checklist I use specifically for social media. I know it feels wonderful to publish a juicy blog post you've spent a lot time working on. The more time and effort … [Read more...] about My Blog Post Promotion Checklist for Social Media
Starting a blog is like becoming a parent. It's an exciting time full of opportunity, potential and aspiration. As a new blogger you'll be highly motivated and full of energy, and this is important because as a new parent will tell you, this fuels you through the early stages of your newborn blog's … [Read more...] about Blogging Advice for Beginners – 13 Essential Tips
It's strange to think of something inanimate like a blog having health issues. Be that as it may, it's possible your blog is a little under the weather in terms of its SEO. If you're not checking, it's also entirely possible you have a problem that don't know about. With this in mind, I'm going to … [Read more...] about 6 Indispensable Tools to Check SEO for Your Blog
As a new blogger it can be difficult to know where to begin. You may be fully inspired to start writing and get your blogging journey underway and that's great. One problem though... what should you write about as your opening gambits? The following then offers a series of blog post ideas for … [Read more...] about 18 Blog Post Ideas for Beginners from Day One!
If you've ever woken up to find a Google manual penalty in your Google Search Console account, you'll know precisely how devastating it can be. The effects of a manual penalty can see your pages booted down the search results with a corresponding painful loss of traffic. A common reason for … [Read more...] about How to Disavow Links in Google to Clean Up Your Profile
As a new blogger we can very easy slip into obsessing about the thing itself... our blogs. But there's more to blogging life than blogging. Or rather... you can't just focus on your blog. In an ideal world, you'd only focus on creating content. As you add to the number of published posts, you'd … [Read more...] about Blogging & the Importance of Having Many Irons in the Fire
Like many bloggers, there are times when I struggle to find ideas for blog posts. I always have a list of ideas to hand and I also use my own content planner. Yet there are still occasions when my ideas don't seem to work for me. When I'm in a fog like this there's one place that provides endless … [Read more...] about How to Get New Ideas for Content from Quora