Even if your blog is relatively new, but especially if you’ve been blogging for a while, you may have broken links, or material that is dated or factually incorrect. It is important to check all of your pages and posts regularly, but today I will focus on three… [Read more…]
Today’s challenge is a little different, and will get you away from your computer and out into the “real” world. It will certainly be easier for some than for others. Easy if you live in a city or large town… not so easy for some of us who live out in the country, and go to town once a week — and it isn’t to go shopping!
Sometimes our best ideas come when we’re in a different environment. So… [Read more…]
Planning ahead with an editorial calendar will:
– take the pressure off idea generation
– help you create momentum
– give your blog cohesiveness rather than random bits of content
If you have already set aside a time to write on a regular basis, you’re ‘way ahead of the average blogger. But don’t wait till you sit down to blog, to decide what you’re going to write. Even if you are the spontaneous type who can do that, you’ll still find that brainstorming ahead of time will ease the pressure to produce something NOW.
Do you wonder how so many big name bloggers manage to keep putting out great content on a regular basis?
Here’s a tip:
“What you put in is what you put out.”
3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
1) Who are you trying to reach?
2) Where are they gathering already?
3) How can I participate in those places? [Read more…]
Which Social Media Sites?
Which social media sites are you using? Are they the best ones for your site? Or are you focusing a lot of time and energy on several that aren’t getting you anywhere? Do you have a plan for building your personal brand, or are you drifting aimlessly, posting at random? [Read more…]
If you are much involved in blogging, you already know how important it is that a blog be mobile-friendly. At least half of all readers of blogs arrive by way of their phone or tablet — and that number is growing. I don’t have a cell phone, and I use my tablet mostly as a kindle reader. Here in my cozy home, at my desktop computer, it’s easy to forget how the rest of the world lives. [Read more…]