I’m a late starter to the idea of blogging Medium but I’ve been thinking a lot about it for some time. In part this has been prompted by finding writers, whose posts (called “Stories” on Medium) I’ve enjoyed reading recently, such as Zulie Rane and Tom Kuegler. Since it’s the start of a new year, … [Read more...] about Blogging on Medium: Starting a Medium Blog from Scratch
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We're bloggers… writing is our bread and butter. But it’s tough to write consistently high quality content and avoid blogger burnout. Oftentimes, managing all the elements required in writing a blog post is just too much and we need help to lighten the load. And so I come to the point of this post: … [Read more...] about 18 Tools for Blog Writing: Save Time & Improve Your Writing Style
I've said this before and I'll say it again: visitors are oxygen. Without traffic your blog will stop breathing! In this post I'm going to help you not only breathe but flourish by outlining how to increase blog traffic. As I go through each of these methods, I'll provide links to specific … [Read more...] about How to Increase Blog Traffic in 5 Proven & Powerful Ways
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
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 what a niche blog is and it's important to be … [Read more...] about What is a Niche Blog & Why Should New Bloggers Consider One?
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 link disclosure. You can make many different types of … [Read more...] about What is Affiliate Link Disclosure & Why is it Required?
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 – Tips from 30 Days of Blogging