Is it Time for a Blogging Break? Here’s How to Take One

In every blogger’s life, there’ll be times when blogging is harder than usual. You might be tempted to keep going; after all, you know it’s important to keep up a steady stream of content, and you might be worried that you’ll lose your hard-earned readers if you stop posting for a while. The problem is, […]

Does Your Blog Need a Refresh? Seven Ideas to Try This Spring

If you’re in the Northern hemisphere, it’s spring right now. Here in the UK, the sun has been shining almost all week — which feels like a wonderful change from a long, grey, rainy winter! Spring (and particularly Easter) is a great time to celebrate new or renewed life. And maybe your blog could do […]

Writing Clinic #6: Denise Hisey’s Post

Welcome back to Writing Clinic! This is the last review I’ll be doing: next week I’ll sum up some of the key points that have come up during the clinic. Many thanks to all those who submitted posts, and sorry if you submitted one that I didn’t get a chance to review. Today’s post is […]

Invest in a SSD When You Can

Some weeks ago I wrote a post mentioning two things I believe are worth investing in for your office or home office: a big monitor and a good chair. Now I have a third item to add to that list: a SSD. SSD stands for Solid-state drive. It’s basically a hard-drive with no moving mechanical […]

How and Why Images Help Readers Engage with Your Blog Posts

This is a guest post from Joshua Danton Boyd. I’m massive fan of cats. I even wrote an article about the ones living on my street and what you can learn about freelancing from them. This also means that I study every lost cat poster I see just in case I can help. I was walking […]

Three Easy but Powerful Ways to Start Your Blog Post

Do you ever come up with a great title … then struggle to begin your post? The introduction (the first few lines or paragraphs of your post) is absolutely crucial. Assuming you get them right, they’ll draw readers in and lead them to the main body of your post. It’s easy to make the wrong […]

Writing Clinic #5: Tom Roelandts’ Post

Welcome back to Writing Clinic! If this is the first Writing Clinic post you’ve read, here’s a quick reminder of how it works. I take a look at a blogger’s post (published or unpublished) and explain what’s working well and what might need some tweaking. The posts can be on any subject, and we’ve had […]

Five Great Places to Find Your Next Blog Post Title

Do you struggle to come up with titles for your blog posts? You might not be short of topic ideas … but somehow, the actual titles end up sounding boring and bland. Here are six great places to find the title for your next blog post: #1: Other Blogs Now, I’m definitely not suggesting that […]

Social Networks: Should You Go for Quantity or Quality?

If you’ve launched a blog, you’ve got plenty of work to do already – writing regular posts, moderating comments, reading and commenting on other people’s blogs, sending out guest post pitches … … so how can you find the time to join every social media site going? My answer is that you probably can’t – […]

Three Simple Ways to Encourage More Comments on Your Blog

Do you have post after post with zero comments … and perhaps a handful with one or two comments each? If you’ve got subscribers and traffic, you might wonder what you’re doing wrong. You know people are reading — but they’re just not commenting. One solution, of course, is to turn off comments. But many […]

Review: Audience Business Masterclass, from Firepole Marketing

You might have noticed me mention Firepole Marketing and its owner, Danny Iny, a few times over the past months. Firepole Marketing is a great blog for any entrepreneur or professional blogger, aimed at helping you grow your business. Danny’s one of the marketers I respect most online, because of his honesty, the quality of […]

Writing Clinic #4: Maria Nedeva’s Post

Welcome back to Writing Clinic! If this is the first Writing Clinic post you’ve read, here’s a quick reminder of how it works. I take a look at a blogger’s post (published or unpublished) and explain what’s working well and what might need some tweaking. The posts can be on any subject, and we’ve had […]

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