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31DBBB Day 31: Next Steps

Congratulations! You’ve made it to Day 31. Hopefully you’ve found some of the challenges over this last 31 days to be useful. Thousands have completed the program over the years and I’ve heard so much great feedback, but there’s one thing I’d like to share with you today on the podcast. What’s the key to […]

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The ProBlogger Podcast: Digging into Statistics

Almost the last day! While yesterday we looked to the future to build a plan to find readers, today we’re going to dig into our stats to find out what kind of effect the last 29 days have had on our sites. What can you see is different after the changes you’ve made? Some of […]

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How to Develop the Right Plan to Grow Your Blog’s Readership

We’re getting to the end of our time together, and in these last few days I like to look to the future and see how we can use what we’ve learned over the last few weeks on our blogs. Today’s challenge is a simple one, although it might take you a bit of time, but […]

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Update Your Blog’s Archive Pages (including Broken Links)

We’re going on a link hunt, we’re going to catch a big one! Today’s the day to check everything that might be turning readers away from your blog, but don’t be overwhelmed – it’s not as onerous as it sounds. Over time, you’re bound to have some broken links. The sites you link to shut […]

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How Improving Another Blog will Help You Improve Yours

Today I want to challenge you to help another blogger to achieve their goals in some way – and I’ll explain in the podcast how it has a knock-on effect of helping you improve yours. There are many ways you can help another blogger along their path, and I outline quite a few in today’s […]

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31DBBB Day 25: Ask a Question

Today is another writing challenge, but it’s one that need not take much time at all. In fact, it might be the shortest post you’ve ever written! Very simply, ask your readers a question. In the episode, I detail the benefits of writing this kind of post – things like how it can increase blog […]

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31DBBB Day 24 Challenge: Use a Magazine to Improve Your Blog

A very easy and enjoyable task for you today: read a magazine! Old media has the potential to help you improve your “new media” blog in any number of ways from marketing ideas to design ideas, to content ideas and more. I give a few areas to look out for as you’re browsing, but for […]

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How to Write a Post that Has a Clear Call to Action

Calls to action are one of those things you know you should include on your blog, but often get shoved to the end of the to-do list. They are important, but you’ll figure it out one day, right? Well today is your day! You would be surprised how many readers will do what you kindly […]

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31DBBB Day 22 Challenge: Pay Special Attention to a Reader

Today’s podcast episode is all about your audience, and how to make them feel valued. If there’s one way to build a better blog, it’s taking care of the people who take the time to read and engage with you, therefore creating a space that both you and they love. And one way to take […]

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The ProBlogger Podcast How-To: Conduct a Policy Review

I know – it sounds so technical. What blogger has a policy review and why would you even need one? Bear with me, I think you’ll find today’s challenge super useful even if you think it doesn’t apply to you. Of course, for some of you it’s a legal requirement in your jurisdiction to have […]

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