Another vacation is in the books and that means you’re fired up! Guess what, your readers are too!
Here are 10 best practices to write your usual amazing content AND seize the buzz that comes right after a vacation.
Note: If you make it all the way to the conclusion, there are actually 20 more tips for you…
In the 1971 epic film “Diamonds are Forever” James Bond is faced with a slight dilemma – his villain comes in two versions.
Bond must kill one of them to avoid a global oil crisis and millions of dollars in diamonds lost forever. Cleverly, Bond kicks the cat to determine the rightful owner. The only problem? Bloefeld’s other version is just as powerful.
WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS TO US?
It just means more reading and more research, and most of us get bogged down right away.
To clear things up, and because “Whats the Difference Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com” is one of the biggest questions I get in my inbox each week – I made a you video.
I want you to answer the question this time though.
I’ll highlight 3 other bloggers who use WordPress in highly attractive ways, show off their blogs, and talk straight WordPress. Then…your turn.
And speaking of missing details: I’m not perfect; my videos are “works in progress” at best and I’m definitely going to miss some points. All you WordPress secrets agents out there better tell me what I missed, or this is going to be one lonely case study! (Thanks in advance)
It’s a problem we all face. Unless you’re a super confident writer with an endless coffee pot full of creativity, you might face it quite often.
Starting blog posts is challenging.
You’ve got that idea in your head – it pops in on your way home or at the gym doing yoga – then once you sit down, you can’t put it down in any form that looks good, let alone up to your standards!
I present you with my secrets for killer introductions that sparked the initial discussions here 1 year ago! This is all simple, yet often forgotten stuff.
Note: I’d love to hear how you start your blog posts. Do you just write furiously? Plan on a whiteboard? Drop in your comments for the community, and make sure to see the surprise at the very end!
Are you a blogger who has dreamed of writing and publishing the best blog post ever?
Do you know the basics of blogging already, or are you just starting out?
Do you want to improve your posts? Would you like to learn a new trick or two? Take your blogging skills up a notch? Learn the secrets of “bigger” bloggers?
Regardless of your blogging status, I’m willing to bet that you still have a few things to learn. There’s always room for improvement, right? (Yes, and that’s why you’re here right now, reading this post!)
What’s the first thing you should do after you setup a blog?
Hint: Most people forget to do this and get less gigs, less sponsorships, and less feedback on their work because of it.
Experts will tell you to create a Facebook page and “get active” online or even try advertising.
I might tell you to write one welcome post and two more showcasing your niche expertise.
There’s honestly a ton you could do. But with little resources, a small budget, and no credibility (yet) how are you supposed to make any sizable dent?
You need to make your brand air-tight with tools readily available at your disposal, and you sure as heck need to network.
That’s why you need a personal email address.
Do you experience a content waterfall on your blog?
A bit of water (ideas) backs up in a small pond (your blog). The water trickles down from a mountain. It doesn’t exactly go anywhere, because there are sticks and some shrubs keeping it in place (this can be the natural struggles bloggers face).
Well, the water keeps on coming.
For two years I built PageRank on my college community blog. When I awoke Monday to check the Gmail, my PageRank was a zero.
In this post I’d like to explain what happened and how to protect yourself too against swings in PageRank.
As you know I’ve spent a lot of time discussing how to increase PageRank. For us bloggers a healthy PR can mean the difference between steak or Ramen noodles for dinner.
Yet, my reasons for losing PageRank might really surprise you. You might be doing these things too!
Request to you: I’m about to reveal some personal experiences another blogger of my caliber would never dare to. As such, it would be awesome to hear what you think, or even more awesome to hear your own story! Remember, we’re a community and often speak openly on personal business!
No more excuses. No more polite rejection emails.
It’s time to start publishing the work of a few Dear Blogger readers. That means you! And on a blog where the best knowledge usually comes from you guys, the readers, I think it’s about time.
How to Guest Post on Dear Blogger
If you’re interested, here’s how to do it!
This blog turns 1 year old this weekend! (The weekend of September 29th, 2013, but don’t worry it’s not too late to congratulate us!)
And while I have little to complain about since we launched last year, that doesn’t mean I’m satisfied.
As I sit back in my study and wonder how to write a post worth of capping off a whole year of blogging questions, I am honestly at a loss.
Huge video series? No. Massive eBook? No.
With a sigh and a long glance at my coffee machine in need of a good scrub after a year of blogging, I figure I’ll just do what I do best.
I’m back, with a twist.
…and I hope it’s a good one. If you can name it later on I’ll be impressed – there’s actually a lot going on in this post.
To kick off this blogpost, I want you to do a favor for me:
Subscribe. Share this post on Google Plus. Make me a hot coffee.
All you have to do is Google “best domain names” and tell me what you find.
Just do it. It may not seem like there’s a problem going on in the SEPRs but as you’ll see below there very much is.
If you’re in your middle ages of blogging, you might be in a lull.
Happens to everyone.
People…your readers…care. Really they do.
But if you haven’t realized by now that blogging is a consumer driver environment, where visitors selfishly come and go as they please, then you’re going to be doing the wrong things.
Or rather, not doing the right things to make people care about your writing, many of which we’ll cover here.