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Top-of-mind Topics for Bloggers: Digging Deeper

Yesterday’s infographic covered a lot of topics, which I guess goes to show just how much we bloggers have on our minds!

I thought I’d follow it up with links to more information on each of the topics it covered, so that anyone who’s feeling overwhelmed can access and work through these ideas at their own pace.

While each of us might have all these topics in mind at any time, we’re naturally going to focus on those that interest us, or those we find easier, or feel less challenged by. Perhaps yesterday’s infographic and this list will prompt you to give some attention to one or two of the areas that you might usually neglect.

  1. Choosing a blog theme, topic, or niche: How to Choose a Niche for Your Blog
  2. Selecting a URL: Which Domain is Right for You?
  3. Search Engine Optimization: 25 Reasons Why Google Hates You (and don’t forget to check out our SEO article archive for more specific help).
  4. Creating blog content: How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer, also listed in our Writing Content archives.
  5. Creating and using graphics: Why You Should Create Your Own Graphics for Your Blog—plus look out for a post on creating and using imagery in posts on the blog tomorrow.
  6. Choosing and using a blog template: Recommended Blogging Resources, along with our articles on Blog Networks.
  7. Sharing content: 9 Practical Ways to Start Attracting an Audience to Your New Social Media Account.
  8. Blog monetization: 7-Point Checklist for Bloggers Who Want to Create a Profitable Blog.
  9. Traffic generation: The Unsexy Truth About Finding Traffic for Your Blog.
  10. About pages: How Your About Page Can Make or Break Your Blog.

Also, later this week, we’ll take a closer look at three of the areas mentioned in the infographic: the phases in a blog’s lifecycle, creating blog graphics quickly and easily, and avoiding blogging burnout.

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. Sheyi says:

    Lovely, it will help some of us who missed those articles.
    Thanks for posting this

    Sheyi

  2. Thanks for the links; I’ve combed the Problogger archives so I’ve read quite a bit of these but there are still some I haven’t come across…it’s several years of blogging afterall. One thing I can say about Problogger though is that every single blog post is top quality.

    Thank you Darren.

  3. Kevin says:

    7-Points for a Profitable Blog is my favorite article. I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants not only to entertain but also to earn some $$$ So for everyone basically =) Thank you for this reminder, Darren!

  4. Sarah Kolb says:

    What an amazing overview — looks like you’ve covered everything here! I’m going to bookmark this and share it with my blog team so we can make sure we’re covering all the bases. Thanks again!

  5. Nizam Khan says:

    Wonderful and well presented artcile that I found on the Internet. It is very much helpful for the beginner’s who just started to blog. Thanks for this excellent article Darren.

  6. My Instapaper account just squeaked, I’m not sure if it was joy or a complaint…
    Thanks for posting these links – I know I’ve read some of them before but re-reading is always a good idea. As it is I’ve put numbers 10, 7, and 8 at the top of my reading list (in that order). I know that my about page on my site is “ok” – but that’s not good enough. Thanks for giving me the motivation (and resources) to go fix it!

  7. I like #10 – I never put too much thought into my About page other than thinking that yeah, I should probably have one.

  8. Angelcho says:

    The tips you share in this post are great. Every blogger should take the all very serious.
    Great work.

  9. Smart follow up to the infographic Darren. It’s good to have resources to go with each topic, thanks for curating the list for us.

  10. Anne-Sophie says:

    Great resources even for the more advanced bloggers.

  11. Isuru Dilani says:

    I know I’ve read some of them before but re-reading is always a good idea. As it is I’ve put numbers

  12. Thanks for the info and quick rundown of the suggestion. The 10 takeaways you provided are spot on.