Could You Achieve More by Doing Less? (And Goodbye from Ali)

Do you ever find yourself taking on commitments that you later regret, spending lots of time on stuff like emails and social media … … and never getting around to the things that would really make a difference in your life and business? I’ve been reading the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less this […]

Nine More Blogging Milestones to Celebrate

A while back, I wrote Nine Blogging Milestones to Celebrate, starting with “Getting Your Blog Up and Running” and finishing with “Getting a ‘Thank You’ Email from a Reader”. It’s been great to hear from DailyBlogTips readers over the past few months, in comments, by email, and in the Get Blogging forums, about the progress […]

What Makes DailyBlogTips Readers Choose YOUR Blog?

Last week, I asked you what makes you choose to read a blog regularly. Is it the useful content? The professional design? The engaging writing style? Or something else entirely? Lots of you responded with great, thoughtful comments. I’ve picked four to share below, but you can read all the comments on What Makes YOU Decide to Read […]

Five Sure-Fire Ways to Come Up With Great Ideas for Your Blog

Do you struggle to come up with ideas for your blog? Most bloggers do – at least from time to time. You might have had loads of ideas when you started out, but if you’ve been blogging for several months (or even several years), it can be tough to come up with fresh inspiration. And […]

The Four Crucial Skills Every Blogger Needs to Develop

As a blogger, what should you focus on learning about? What skills do you need to work on? There are plenty of different skills involved in blogging, but for me at least, there are four really crucial areas that you need to get to grips with if you’re going to succeed. Miss out on one […]

Google Plus vs. Facebook: Weighing up the Pros and Cons [Guest Post]

This is a guest post from Jon Mowat. Whether you’re building a business or promoting your blog, it’s difficult to ignore the huge influence social media can have. Facebook is still the most popular social network by far, but it may surprise you to find out that it’s not Twitter but Google Plus that comes […]

What Makes YOU Decide to Read a Blog Regularly?

If you read DailyBlogTips, it’s a safe bet that you read some other blogs too. What makes you decide to add a blog to your RSS reader (or to subscribe by email)? Which blogs do you find yourself going back to again and again? As you’re browsing the web, you probably come across new blogs […]

Four Tell-Tale Signs of an Amateur Blog (Are You Avoiding These?)

Does your blog make an instantly good impression on visitors? Or do they get the impression, within seconds, that you’re an amateur? While there’s nothing wrong with being a hobbyist blogger, you probably want to be taken seriously (even if you’re not trying to make money blogging). We all make snap judgements, though, and if […]

Jargon Busters #3: Understanding (and Installing) WordPress

Even if you haven’t started your blog yet, you’ve probably heard of WordPress. You might not be too sure exactly what it is, though, whether you need it, or how best to get it. In this post, I’ll be demystifying WordPress, and explaining how to use it for your blog. If you missed them, you […]

Jargon Busters #2: Understanding Web Hosting

Welcome to the second part of our jargon-busting series. If you missed the first part, which deals with Domain Names, you can find it here. Having a domain name is a great start … but it’s not the only thing you need in order to get your website online. Your site needs to be “hosted” […]

Jargon-Busters #1: Understanding Domain Names

When you’re new to blogging, there are a lot of technical terms to get your head around. In fact, before you even get your blog online, you’ll have to understand three big ones: “Domain names” “Web hosting” “Installing WordPress” If you feel a bit confused about what those mean, don’t panic. I’m going to explain […]

How to Comment on Blogs the Right Way: The Five Steps You Need to Follow

Are you commenting on other people’s blogs to grow your own readership? This is often a good strategy when your blog is brand new – and it’s a great way to start building relationships in your niche. Too many bloggers, though, go about commenting the wrong way. If you leave comments that don’t say much […]

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