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Archive for March, 2016

Everything Bloggers Need to Consider for Their April Content Calendar

This is a guest contribution from Jennifer Johnson. Creating amazing content for your blog or social media accounts is only half the battle – the other half is making sure people see the content. And a major factor of that is timeliness. Timeliness represents a key characteristic of what engages readers. If you publish content […]

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How to Start a Blog in 5 Steps

In this post I want to walk you through the basics of how to start a blog, and while I do, I want to answer some of the basic technical questions that many pre-bloggers need to answer to get their first blog up and running. There are many reasons to start blogging, but the challenge […]

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How to Be a More Consistent Blogger

Sometimes, life just gets in the way of blogging. Sometimes your motivation is waning, sometimes work is too busy, sometimes the kids are sick, and sometimes you just need a break. But we all know consistent posting is one of the keystones to blogging success, and so sorting out a workflow that helps you be […]

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How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak

“Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” — Chinese Proverb — Darren Rowse (@problogger) March 23, 2016 I tweeted this little proverb a few days ago because it encouraged me in a moment of personal frustration with the slowness of growth of one of my projects (something I’m sure many […]

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A Quick way to Get More Facebook Likes for Your Facebook Page

Recently while on Facebook I came across a quick technique for growing your Facebook page likes that was shared in a private Facebook group that I’m a part of. It came from Helen Edwards from Recycled Interiors (thanks Helen) and I think would be particularly useful for anyone with a smaller to medium-sized Facebook page. In […]

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What You Need to Have Ready Before You Launch Your Blog

I’m regularly asked by those yet to start a blog what is the best way to go about it? Should there be posts already up upon launch? How many? Do I need a Facebook page? Should I be collecting emails? What’s the best way to design my blog to keep readers on site? What should […]

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How to Improve your SEO by Speeding up Your WordPress Website

This is a guest contribution from Tracey Jones. Have you been reading up on all those facts about how sites with slower page load times (more than 3 seconds) have higher bounce rates? Or how Google ranks slow loading pages lower than those that load fast? If you are alarmed for the sake of your […]

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5 Ways Bloggers and Content Creators Could Use Anchor

Last week I noticed a number of people that I followed on Twitter had started using a new way of creating and sharing content using the Anchor App. For those of you who have not seen it here’s an example of an update I created on it earlier in the week: The idea is that […]

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How to Create Blog Posts That People Remember

While traffic to a blog is usually top of mind for a blogger, the real gold is when you create recurring traffic from loyal and engaged fans. It’s all very well and good to have lots of numbers in your stats, but if nobody is interacting or sticking around, it actually doesn’t get you very […]

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How to Recover from Destructive Criticism (And Eliminate it!)

Have you ever felt the need to voice a harsh opinion about someone’s writing or other creative work—even though your input wasn’t asked for? And did you ever deliver such criticism with facetiousness, sarcasm, or worse, outright malice? Be honest. Don’t worry, no one will know. If yes, the next question is very important. Why? […]

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