Five Steps to Have Your Blog Run Without You Over The Holidays

(Thu, 02 Dec 2021 05:16:13 +0000)

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  This is a guest contribution from The Suitcase Entrepreneur, Natalie Sisson. December is a special time of the year. It’s a time for reflection, for planning and for new beginnings. It’s also an excellent time to do some serious (but fun) overhauls of your existing blog and business, in ...more

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How to Eliminate the Echo Chamber and Add New Dimensions to Your Blog

(Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:19:15 +0000)

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One of the better posts I always remember reading is by Chris Pirillo writing about ways to eliminate the ‘echo chamber’. It’s a post that I’m sure many bloggers will find a challenge (I know I did). Here are his main points (in bold) with a few comments of my ...more

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What My 4-Year-Old Son Taught Me About Successful Blogging

(Thu, 18 Nov 2021 04:29:11 +0000)

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This story goes back to when my eldest (now 15-year-old) son was just a toddler and I delivered a Keynote at BlogWorld Expo, where I told how my son reminded me of a powerful principle of successful blogging. So many people have since told me how much they enjoyed and ...more

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Is Your Blog Ready for the Festive Season?

(Thu, 11 Nov 2021 03:51:36 +0000)

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There are only 44 days until Christmas! It’s that time of year: the silly season is almost upon us: there’s only 15 days until Black Friday and 18 days until Cyber Monday. If you start preparing your blog for Christmas in December you’re probably too late. The Christmas rush starts ...more

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Are You Spreading Yourself Too Thinly?

(Thu, 04 Nov 2021 10:40:14 +0000)

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Today I want to share one last way to let your blog go to round off our 10 part series. It’s something that has at times almost brought my own blogging to a grinding halt. Problem Taking on too many projects and stretching yourself too thinly. There’s a fine line ...more

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How to Avoid Becoming a Single-Minded Blogger

(Thu, 28 Oct 2021 10:08:46 +0000)

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One of the most common ways that I see a blog ‘go under’ is when the blogger gets distracted from the overall task of blogging by one single aspect of blogging. Here’s the thing – for a blog to become successful you can’t just work on one aspect of it ...more

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Tips to Add Originality to your Blog

(Thu, 21 Oct 2021 04:19:10 +0000)

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Recently, we’ve been looking at a variety of ways that bloggers let their blogs degenerate. Today I want to talk about something that has the potential to kill a blog very quickly – the lack of original content or ideas. This is a mistake that many bloggers fall into to ...more

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How to Avoid Becoming a Negative Blogger

(Thu, 14 Oct 2021 04:00:59 +0000)

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  Recently we’ve been looking at a variety of ways that bloggers let their blogs ‘slip’ over time. So far we’ve looked at mainly things that are pretty easy to identify – but today I want to look at something that creeps into the attitude of many bloggers over time ...more

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Tips for When You Can’t Blog

(Thu, 07 Oct 2021 10:55:42 +0000)

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Have you ever come across a blog that posts more about why they don’t post than anything else? I hesitate to write about this method of ‘letting your blog go’ because I know that most bloggers do go through stages when they struggle to post to their blog due to ...more

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How to Avoid Comment Spam Taking Over Your Blog

(Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:17:21 +0000)

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One of the saddest things that I see on blogs is where a blogger completely gives up on staying on top of comment spam. You dig into their archives searching for information and expertise on their topic only to find their comments section completely riddled with comments that range from ...more

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How do Bloggers Continue Their Professional Development?

(Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:00:00 +0000)

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I have a confession to make: I was a bit of a geek at school. I was the kid who asked questions all the time. What can I say? I loved learning. And I still do. Every part of the process is exciting for me – learning new things, meeting ...more

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Why Blog Post Titles Are Crucial

(Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:09:49 +0000)

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One problem that I regularly saw in the days that I took on blog consulting work was bloggers who spent hours and hours slaving over the writing of quality posts only to take 5 seconds to slap a very ordinary title on them. While poor titles won’t have as much ...more

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How to Avoid The Danger of Becoming a Self-Centered Blogger

(Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:16:25 +0000)

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Updated post first published Jun 19, 2008  Letting Your Blog Go #3 Another way that some bloggers let their blogs go is to let their blog become more about them and their own needs and less about the needs of their readers. A blog will only ever be successful if ...more

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Tips To Help Your Blog Stay ‘On Topic’

(Thu, 09 Sep 2021 11:03:52 +0000)

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Updated post first published Jun 18, 2008 Letting Your Blog Go #2 One way that I see some bloggers ‘letting their blog go‘ is to become distracted and move off topic more and more. When I asked readers why they unsubscribed from a blog’s RSS feed they told me that ...more

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9 Tips to Help you Post More Frequently On Your Blog

(Thu, 02 Sep 2021 13:01:49 +0000)

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Updated post first published Jun 17, 2008  Letting Your Blog Go #1 Problem: Perhaps the fastest way to let your blog go is to stop posting to it. It can happen for many reasons whether it be your life getting busy, suffering from a bout of bloggers block or becoming ...more

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How Inspiring Your Readers Drives them to Search for Information (and Interact)

(Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:08:14 +0000)

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One of my mantras that I’ve shared many times when speaking, and here in posts on ProBlogger, is to build blogs that: Inspire Inform Interact My experience is that a blog can really come alive when you not only provide readers with information, but also give them inspiration and a ...more

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Create a Resources Page to Grow Your Traffic and Income

(Thu, 19 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000)

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  This post is based on episode 74 of the ProBlogger podcast. How many useful resources have you talked about in your blog posts over the years? Chances are you’ve mentioned dozens of them – tools, books, articles, websites, and so on. So wouldn’t it be nice if your readers ...more

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Optimize Your Social Media For More Traffic and Engagement

(Thu, 12 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000)

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This post is based on episode 73 of the ProBlogger podcast. For the past month or so I’ve been talking a lot about email lists – how to grow them, incentives you can use to grow them, and even how to take advantage of them through autoresponders. But this week ...more

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How to Make Money on Your Blog by Becoming an Affiliate

(Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:30:00 +0000)

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This post is based on episode 72 of the ProBlogger podcast. We often talk about making money by creating products and selling them on your blog. But you can also make good money helping other people sell their products by coming an affiliate. How good? Well, over the years I’ve earned ...more

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How to Use Autoresponders to Drive Traffic and Profit

(Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:33:43 +0000)

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    This post is based on episode 70 of the ProBlogger podcast. Last week I talked about creating an opt-in incentive to increase your email subscriber numbers. I also mentioned that one of those incentives could be a series you deliver over a number of weeks. Well, this week I want ...more

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