We can talk about blogging strategies until we're blue in the face. But let's be clear about one thing before I begin this post in earnest. Visitors are oxygen. Without them your blog will stop breathing and eventually expire. Okay that's a dramatic statement. However the truth is that blogs … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Strategies for Blogging – Choose Your Blog Battles Wisely
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This post forms part of a double act with an earlier post I wrote about commercial blogging mistakes. In this post though I'm focussing only on blogging mistakes most beginner bloggers make with content and writing. To be honest, many veteran bloggers make some of these too... I'm guilty of some … [Read more...] about 15 Content & Blogging Mistakes Most Beginner Bloggers Make
Are you interested in starting your own blog, but aren't quite sure where to begin or what to write about? You may feel tempted to work on a broad topic and in many ways this is a great idea. Before you put pen to paper though, I'm going to explain why you should perhaps consider a niche blog … [Read more...] about What Are Niche Blogs & Why Are They So Powerful?
Perhaps you want to make money blogging through affiliate marketing? Or maybe you’re a blogger who'd like to advertise someone’s product for some form of recompense? If either of these scenarios apply to you, you must provide affiliate disclosure. You can make many different types of mistakes as … [Read more...] about What is Affiliate Disclosure & Why Will You Fail Without It?
We all make mistakes… that's for sure. The less used to something we are, the more we'll slip up. As a new blogger, I know I stepped on plenty of banana skins in the early days… and the truth is, I still step on them sometimes. Making mistakes is one way we learn, and it's important to accept … [Read more...] about 12 Commercial Blogging Mistakes Beginners Make
Maybe it's too business-like to set yourself blogging goals? A major reason for starting a blog is to get away from the rigid structure of employed work and do something you want to do whenever you want to do it. Right? Blogging is freedom... why would you want to become a slave to objectives, … [Read more...] about You’ve Got Blogging Goals, Haven’t You? Haven’t You?
Today is the last day of a 30 day blogging challenge I began... erm, 30 days ago. I won't be glib about it because it's been a really tough gig... a lot of long days and burning the midnight oil combined. As my last post in this challenge, I'm going to reward myself by writing straight out of my … [Read more...] about How to Write a Blog Post Every Day
Of course it's important… why would I say otherwise? Okay so it's a given this would be my view… I'm a blogger. However, I'm not being glib about this because actually blogging is still a vital activity, whether you're a business, freelancer or a plain old blogger like me. I'm going to explain why … [Read more...] about 9 Reasons Why Blogging is Important
Life as a blogger is hectic. We're working on a dozen things at any one time, ploughing through to do lists, writing, publishing, networking, promoting, tweaking WordPress… the list goes on. We work like this to try to make positive gains for our blogs. But when you're frantically ticking off the … [Read more...] about Google Analytics Annotations: Don’t Just Do, Note It!
What does it take to be considered one of the best bloggers on the block? Of course there are a whole bunch of attributes that make a good blogger but what does it take to be a cut above the rest? Clearly there are a many qualities that make someone a great blogger, but I'm going to focus on one … [Read more...] about 10 Ways in Which the Best Bloggers are Ruthless