Taking a summer break from blogging is not something all bloggers do.
Last year, I took no breaks at all.
This year, I stopped posting twice a week and only posted once a week for a couple of months while I ironed out some techie details after I moved my website from Lorraine Reguly’s Life to Wording Well.
Essentially, I have been blogging for about a-year-and-a-half with no vacation, no summer break in 2013, or breaks of any kind throughout the year.
I need a break!!!
But can bloggers really take a break???
I hope you enjoy this blog post that shows you both how to put Adsense ads and direct/custom ads on a blog. Let me know and comment below! — Greg
I remember when I was a new blogger. Everything was new and foreign. I was learning a ton of stuff daily.
I joined Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora, Google+, Slideshare, Pinterest, and a bunch of other sites. I was also sent tons of email. Then I was sent a ton more.
I was informed when someone “liked” one of my posts.
I was informed when I had a new “follower” on Twitter.
I was told when someone re-pinned one of my pins.
I was told whenever I had a new blog follower or a new comment.
In fact, I was sent an email for just about everything!
Time for a “survey” on how you’re doing
When I first started blogging, my “best blog post” was a common concern.
I was pretty paranoid about shares. I’d check in on a few posts multiple times a day, rarely happy. But is that the point at all?
Now 4 years later, I’d like to close the circle.
So I ask you to help. Join in and brag.
Note: Whether you’re a regular or still on the brink of your first comment, go ahead. Not a competition, unless you like that.
This is a post about bringing more money, time, productivity and health into your life.
However, it’s not just about starting a blog.
Because we’ve been there done that.
I’m writing this post because if you’ve been trying to make money from one single blog as I hear so often but are still struggling to break even, the reality is one blog may not be enough.
Like a first job, a first blog is a learning experience that despite it’s glory often wreaks of mistakes. Mine was.
In this post I’d like to examine why starting blog #2 – as daunting as it seems – could unlock a lot of what you’re working for.
What are page jumps? What do they do? Why should bloggers use them, and when?
This post will answer all of these questions. I promise. Plus, I will make the whole concept of page jumps easy for you to understand, and teach you how to create them.
By the end of this article, I bet you will want to try experimenting with some page jumps of your own! You’ll be able to, too.
To help demonstrate how page jumps work, I have prepared a list of the contents of this article. Whichever link you click on will bring you to that particular section of the page!
I know your images are beautiful as is.
But what if you need to write some text on an image to create an advertisement or a button or just get an important message across?
Do you really want to slap some goofy font on a great image so it’s hard for the user to read what’s going on?
Is this edition from the Dear Blogger video library, we’ll use Photoshop to make text stand out on any image background.
This can be a powerful method of getting more reads and clicks and just all around keeps things looking more professional. Which we’re all about.
Side Note: If you want more videos, you must ask. Since day one, askings been the best way to get direct answers!
If you engage in affiliate marketing on your blog or website, you’re going to be embedding third party links given to you from the affiliate program. While these links are great for tracking your unique performance, the problem is they usually look awful to both readers and to Google. They’re impossible to pass off in conversation. It really makes me cringe when I see one just lurking in a blog. And worse, if Google sees too many of them, your site may get penalized even if you are a “high-quality” website.
Good thing there’s a simple way to hide your affiliate links – or any link – with a couple edits via HostGator’s control panel.
Let’s take a look.
Let me start by asking you a few questions about your tabs:
How many open tabs do you have on your internet browser? More than 5? More than 10? More than 40?
Now, let me ask you a few questions about your bookmarks:
How many pages do you have bookmarked? Are they organized? When was the last time you opened one of them? Do you regularly “clean” them up?
If you are like most people, you likely felt a bit of shame while answering these questions. I know. I’ve been there! That is why I wrote this post for you. But don’t stress. This post is sure to help you deal with your open tabs and bookmarks!
What would bring to me the point of whispering “come on…come on…you can do it!” to my computer, while periodically blasting Britney Spears oldies this past weekend?
Note: I’m making the rare decision to close comments here to help the community bridge the gap to YouTube. See ya there!
One of the hottest allures of blogging is how it can free you from the confines of a normal job.
But what if your current job is so demanding that your blog can never take off?
How do you manage both while still earning enough to live?
For many readers – like this one who wrote in last week – this problem is his reality. And it’s dream-crushing.
So in today’s post, I’d like to explain several things I do and DON’T DO to manage a growing blog and a normal job too (I content manage some old-school nyc.gov sites, for those who did not know).
As usual: My ideas are never quite complete, so If you’ve been here too, please help! And check out the conclusion for a sharp little question I’ll ask.