There were two parks in the small southern Ontario town where I grew up. My husband had never seen either of them, having grown up in Alberta. We’d already strolled through the big park where the annual Rodeo and Fall Fair were held. I’d shown him the dinosaur monkey bars and tall climbing trees where I’d spent so many happy hours. [Read more…]
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort…” ~2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV)
The words penetrated the aching cloud of grief that had held me captive for the past month. The God of all comfort… [Read more…]
Not all of the ideas will be relevant to your blog, but some of them can be continued on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. Choose which ones you want to do, and how often you want to do them. [Read more…]
This exercise will be more helpful as your blog grows, but the sooner you start, the sooner you will begin to understand what’s happening behind the scenes on your blog. It will show you patterns of what’s working, and what isn’t, and how readers are using your blog.
If you love statistics, you will love this exercise. And if you’re like me, and statistics baffle you, you will appreciate Darren Rowse for his ability to take apart the complex, and explain it in simple terms. [Read more…]
To get the full benefit of this blog post, and so much more information, go to the podcast and lesson by Darren Rowse at ProBlogger.
Spend some time on this exercise. The more specific and detailed you are, the clearer picture you will have of who your audience is, where to find those you want to address, and how best to spend your time promoting your blog. [Read more…]
“Have you ever set goals, trained for maximum results, and followed the same personal development plan that seems to work for everyone else, only to hit an ‘invisible boundary’ that causes you to fall short? Unless you know how to expand your heart you will sabotage any success that might take you beyond your current heart boundaries. Even if you manage to push past your current heart boundaries, chances are you will experience some catastrophic event that pulls you back within the limits of life as you have known it!” [Read more…]
Winter may be nearly over where you live. But here in Alberta, we may have to wait for two more months before spring comes for sure. It’s a beautiful, sunny day, and new snow blankets the countryside around our home. My mind drifts back to a much colder night about ten years ago… [Read more…]
Dead links, also called broken links, are ones that no longer lead to the content you originally linked them to. This could be for any number of reasons. Most commonly it’s because the site is retired, deleted, has moved, or has changed its link structure. [Read more…]
Why Work to Improve Someone Else’s Blog?
For the most part, this challenge — 31 Days to Build a Better Blog — is about taking action to improve our own blog. So why would I want to put forth the effort to improve someone else’s? [Read more…]
Why Ask Questions?
Asking questions encourages your readers to participate, and fosters a feeling of belonging to a community. People are more likely to keep coming back to your blog if they’ve contributed. Asking questions also helps you get to know your readers. [Read more…]