5 Blogging Lessons from NaBloPoMo
20th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 15

5 Blogging Lessons from NaBloPoMo

This guest post is by Karen Andrews of Miscellaneous Mum. As problogger.net reported earlier this year, November is traditionally National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). This year I decided to set myself a personal challenge by giving them a try. Yes, together. In the spirit ...more
Writing Content
6 Steps to a Loyal Blog Following
20th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 41

6 Steps to a Loyal Blog Following

This guest post is by Shari Lopatin of www.sharilopatin.com. I had a writer friend tell me the other day I have the best social network she’s ever seen. “What?” I asked, shocked. After all, I only have about 380 Twitter followers (I follow 200-something). “You should check out these people ...more
Social Media
How to Use Images in Your Blog Posts
19th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 79

How to Use Images in Your Blog Posts

This guest post is by Karol K of ThemeFuse. “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I’ve always liked this adage even though it’s one of the biggest cliches ever. Pictures, photos, image—they are all great for visualizing your posts and making them more memorable. I know that it’s the ...more
Blog Design
How I Bumped My RSS Conversion Rate from 16% To 25%
18th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 11

How I Bumped My RSS Conversion Rate from 16% To 25%

This guest post is by Gab Goldenberg, of The Beginner’s Guide To Usability Testing. Want to find out how to boost RSS subscriber conversion? I did, but I hardly found any information about it online! Besides having an obvious call to action above the fold and getting to [social news ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How I Overlooked a 1000 Visitor a Day Source of Traffic [And What I Did to Grow it to 3000 Visits a Day]
17th of December 2011 Darren Rowse 73

How I Overlooked a 1000 Visitor a Day Source of Traffic [And What I Did to Grow it to 3000 Visits a Day]

Last week I was digging around in my Google Analytics stats and drilling down to look particularly at sources of traffic to my photography tips site. I noticed a new source of readers that has been creeping up in terms of how much traffic it sends. Here’s the chart from ...more
Reader Questions
When Should You Launch Your New Blog? [Complete or On the Go?]
16th of December 2011 Darren Rowse 41

When Should You Launch Your New Blog? [Complete or On the Go?]

I’m regularly asked this question by PreBloggers: “How much work should I do on my blog before I launch it?” How many posts should it already have live? How many posts should I have in reserve and ready to go? Should I have a customized or premium theme, or just ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
5 Tips for Getting Free Media Exposure for Your Blog
16th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 32

5 Tips for Getting Free Media Exposure for Your Blog

This guest post is by Michael Haaren of Creators Syndicate/Dallas Morning News. Many bloggers and other brandbuilders are moving en masse into Twitter, Google+, and other new media. While these should certainly be part of your overall media strategy, don’t neglect TV, radio and other legacy media. They still have ...more
Blog Promotion
Your “How-To” Post Will Fail If You Don’t Use These Techniques
15th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 37

Your “How-To” Post Will Fail If You Don’t Use These Techniques

This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Gone are the days when you could write a simple “how-to” blog post and rank in the top search results. Why is that? Two very good reasons. First, all of the general and highly-competitive posts like “how-to blog” or “how-to find ...more
Writing Content
What to Do When Your Niche Blog Isn’t Making Money
14th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 41

What to Do When Your Niche Blog Isn’t Making Money

This guest post is by Blog Lady. There comes a time in your career as a blogger or website owner that you find yourself with a niche blog or site that isn’t meeting your expectations money-wise. That’s nothing to feel bad about. It happens to everybody, and if some say ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips