How Blogging Changed One Woman’s Life (and Mine, Too)
6th of August 2012 Guest Blogger 46

How Blogging Changed One Woman’s Life (and Mine, Too)

This is a guest post from Jeff Goins from goinswriter.com. Years ago, I blogged about a woman who was going to be evicted from her apartment. I met her while I was volunteering with a local charity one random Saturday afternoon. Her name was Pat, and she spoke with a ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Power of Personal
6th of August 2012 Darren Rowse 35

The Power of Personal

This week, we’ve got a couple of intriguing blog posts coming up that deal with bloggers’ personal stories. Obviously, personal stories tend to do well with blog readers. But look around, and you’ll see that personal stories have become a mainstay of the media more generally. We have reality t.v.—real ...more
Featured Posts
Transfer Your Blog From WordPress.com to WordPress.org Part 2
5th of August 2012 Guest Blogger 29

Transfer Your Blog From WordPress.com to WordPress.org Part 2

This guest post is by Ayelet Weisz of All Colores. Yesterday, I started the convoluted process of swapping my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. As you may remember, I’d finally got to the point where I was ready to import the files of my blog. Everything seemed to be okay, until…. Big ...more
Blog Networks
Transfer Your Blog From WordPress.com to WordPress.org Part 1
4th of August 2012 Guest Blogger 39

Transfer Your Blog From WordPress.com to WordPress.org Part 1

 This guest post is by Ayelet Weisz of All Colores. It was finally happening: I was about to embark on the trip of my dreams—and I wanted to write all about it. I decided that a travel blog, shared initially with family and friends, would be a great experiment to see ...more
Blog Networks
Weekend Project: Sharing a WordPress War Story
3rd of August 2012 Darren Rowse 12

Weekend Project: Sharing a WordPress War Story

While we love blogging, we all know there are some aspects that really do seem impossible sometimes—none moreso than transferring a WordPress.com blog to the WordPress.org platform. We’ve discussed the differences between these two platforms before, because more than one blogger has been caught up by the limitations of WordPress.com ...more
Blog Networks
3 Strategies that Brought Me 11,710 Subscribers in Six Months [Case Study]
3rd of August 2012 Guest Blogger 31

3 Strategies that Brought Me 11,710 Subscribers in Six Months [Case Study]

This guest post is by Mary Jaksch of Write to Done. Imagine boosting your subscriber count by more than 50.7% in under six months. You’d like that, wouldn’t you? Okay, so if your blog has only about 200 subscribers, growing by more than 50% in under six months isn’t a ...more
Blog Promotion
Use Forums to Boost Your Blog’s Value
2nd of August 2012 Guest Blogger 37

Use Forums to Boost Your Blog’s Value

This guest post is by Michael Silverman of Duo Consulting. As bloggers, we’re constantly obsessing over ways to extend our reach to more people. We hover over every scrap of information about promoting our blogs and expanding our audience. And we use social media channels to get the word out and go ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Traffic Technique 4: Subscriptions
2nd of August 2012 Darren Rowse 11

Traffic Technique 4: Subscriptions

From the marketers’ point of view, subscriptions are a loyalty mechanism—they’re the first technique we’ve looked at that’s most often used to build repeat traffic from people who have already visited your blog, and like it. If they like it so much, why do they need to be reminded to ...more
Blog Promotion
SEO in the Fast Lane: Your Legit Shortcut to Readers, Sales, and Search Rank
1st of August 2012 Guest Blogger 28

SEO in the Fast Lane: Your Legit Shortcut to Readers, Sales, and Search Rank

This guest post is by Mark Cenicola of BannerView.com. Search engine optimization, in its most basic form, is simply a matter of combining relevant content on a web page with back links to that content.  If you want to rank high for a particular keyword phrase, that phrase needs to ...more
Search Engine Optimization