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The ProBlogger Podcast How-To: Leave Comments on Blogs

For a lot of you, today’s podcast topic on 31 Days to Build a Better Blog is one you’re already doing – or at least have done before! Leaving comments on other blogs is one of the most commonly-recommended things you can do to drive traffic to your blog and to increase your online visibility. […]

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How and Why to Experiment with Opinion Posts on Your Blog

Today’s challenge in 31 Days to Build a Better Blog should be easy for some of you – but terrify the rest! Opinion posts come easily to those who are happy to share and engage in the feedback that they get. For others, though, it might not come naturally to put yourself out there and […]

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31DBBB Day 18 Challenge: Create a Sneeze Page

Today is day 18 in 31 Days to Build a Better Blog and you can listen to it here. If you’ve never created a sneeze page on your blog – one of the single most useful ways to get readers to stick around and get to know you so well they won’t want to leave – […]

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Ask Yourself: How Do Readers See Your Blog?

It’s time for day 17 in our 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge. Here’s a frightening reality – within just a few seconds of arriving on the blog that you pour hours and hours of time and energy into, a new reader will make snap judgements about what your blog is about and […]

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31DBBB Day 16 Challenge: Solve a Reader’s Problem

Today’s challenge in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog series is another writing challenge, and one that’s close to my heart. In both my blogs I strive to be useful – every day, my goal is to solve at least one reader problem. There are many reasons why helping to solve a pain […]

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ProBlogger Podcast: Blog Buddies

Let’s kick off this new week of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog with a podcast about finding your tribe. I’m an introvert, and blogging and podcasting work really well with my personality type. I enjoy interacting with others, but at a bit of a distance. But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned […]

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31DBBB Day 14: Update a Key Page

Here we are, day 14 – two full weeks of tips to help you create the best blog possible, and plenty more to come! Although this week we’ve covered social media, forums and groups, alerts, brainstorming, editorial calendars and even getting off your blog to find inspiration, we haven’t talked much about the static pages […]

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An Unexpected Piece of Advice that Will Help You Grow Your Blog

Today’s challenge in our 31 days to build a better blog podcast series is a bit different, and hopefully – a lot of fun. It’s to not blog at all! Today I want you to leave your electronics behind and go to your local mall or shopping centre. Why? Because it will put you out […]

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31DBBB Day 12: Develop an Editorial Calendar (and How to Do So!)

So yesterday your 31DBBB Challenge was to brainstorm 10 posts for your blog (you could come up with more, but 10 was the minimum!) and today we will be building on that – developing an editorial calendar. This is going to serve as the next week of content on your blog. Ultimately these two exercises […]

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How to Harness Brainstorming to Build Great Content for Your Blog

Blogs can’t exist without content, and it is often one of the most stressful parts of blogging. Coming up with fresh, interesting, new content repeatedly for weeks, months, and years on end can take its toll if you don’t put strategies in place to help you before you get to burnout point. Today’s challenge in […]

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