Hunt for Broken Links – #31DBBBDay27

What are Dead Links?

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…]

Improve Someone Else’s Blog – #31DBBBDay26

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…]

Ask a Question – #31DBBBDay25

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…]

Use a Magazine to Improve Your Blog – #31DBBBDay24

Woman's rolled glossy magazine in stack with tea cup. isolated wI can hear many of my fellow bloggers asking, “How can a magazine possibly help me improve my blog? Aren’t magazines on the way out?”

With all that is available online these days, you might think paper magazines are obsolete. [Read more…]

Call Your Readers to Action – #31DBBBDay23

Some of us like to write, but we don’t invite our readers to interact with us, or to respond in any way. Maybe we forget there are real people reading our posts — or maybe it just doesn’t come naturally to ask our readers to do something. [Read more…]

Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Something brand new for me! I’ve tried other methods of following blogs, but each one has gone by the wayside for one reason or another. Hopefully I’ll find Bloglovin’ to be more user friendly, and that I’ll find new friends here.

Willena Flewelling

Make Your Readers Famous – #31DBBBDay22

silver star award
Even if your blog is small, or hasn’t been online for very long, you will benefit from highlighting your readers, and other bloggers. People appreciate being valued, and are more likely to keep coming back to your blog. They may also tell others about your blog, which means more readers for you.

Highlighting your readers shows them you are interested in them, and it may make others who read your posts feel valued too — especially if you do this on a regular basis. [Read more…]

Conduct a Policy Review – #31DBBBDay21

copyrightThis will depend on what type of blog you have, the size of your blog, and whether you have guests posting on your blog. But you need to have these policies in place, whether you post them publicly on your blog, or keep them private for the time being.

In today’s podcast, Conduct a Policy Review, Darren Rowse mentions specific areas where ever blogger needs policies, and some questions to ask regarding each of them. [Read more…]

Leave Comments on Other Blogs – #31DBBBDay20

When you’ve been doing something for many years, it’s easy to forget that not everyone has come along the same route I have, and that commenting on other blogs may be a new concept.

No blogger wants his blog to be a lonely place where no one visits, or where people do visit, but never leave comments. [Read more…]

Your Opinion Matters! – #31DBBBDay19

I don’t like expressing my opinion, except with those I know well. I am naturally shy and reticent, and the bigger the group, the less likely I am to share. [Read more…]