Review: How to Start a Blog that Matters
3rd of March 2012 Jade Craven 11

Review: How to Start a Blog that Matters

I put Corbett Barr on this year’s list of bloggers to watch because he is brilliant. He knows how to draw a lot of attention to a new blog and sustain that interest over a long period of time. That’s something that a lot of people struggle, including myself, so ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Overwhelmed? Put Some Boundaries on Your Blogging
3rd of March 2012 Darren Rowse 28

Overwhelmed? Put Some Boundaries on Your Blogging

This week we’ve been looking at some of the numerous issues that bloggers have to deal with on a daily basis—particularly those who are just starting out. It’s little wonder that so many bloggers wind up their blogs so quickly after they start. It’s easy to run out of steam ...more
Be Productive
Blog Wise Tip 7: Use the Right Tools
2nd of March 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 27

Blog Wise Tip 7: Use the Right Tools

You might think that, with blogging being a digital pursuit, the bloggers we interviewed for Blog Wise would be right up with the latest and greatest productivity gadgets, philosophies, and software. They’re not. Physical tools Interestingly, almost every one of the bloggers we spoke with relies on physical productivity tools ...more
Be Productive
Understanding the Hype Cycle of a Blog
2nd of March 2012 Guest Blogger 16

Understanding the Hype Cycle of a Blog

This guest post is by Nischala Murthy Kaushik. It’s the start of a new year—the time when organizations work on their business strategies. And when you work on strategy, the one thing you definitely do is get a perspective of two facets of your operation: internal aspects of your organization ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Have You Set up Timeline on Your Facebook ‘Page’ Yet?
1st of March 2012 Darren Rowse 123

Have You Set up Timeline on Your Facebook ‘Page’ Yet?

In the last day Facebook have rolled out Timeline for Facebook Brand pages. There’s been a lot of talk about whether people like them or not, but the reality is that they are here, and in a month they’ll be rolled out on your Brand page whether you like it ...more
Social Media
Blog Wise Tip 6: Build a Productive Team
1st of March 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 11

Blog Wise Tip 6: Build a Productive Team

“Have you ever merged together four different companies with four different partners, and employees from one company and another company?” asks Brian Clark of Copyblogger.net. “Oh my goodness, it was quite stressful.” But, he adds, now that the transition’s complete, “It’s amazing to me, what we can do.” All of ...more
Pro Blogger Interviews
Looking Good: Simple Ways to Create Sensational Blog Images
1st of March 2012 Guest Blogger 24

Looking Good: Simple Ways to Create Sensational Blog Images

This guest post is by Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Blogs that look great attract the attention of the reader, it’s as easy as that. Your content might be amazing but if your blog has a terrible aesthetic you are missing out on a slice of magic to make ...more
Blog Design
Blog Wise Tip 5: Manage Distractions
29th of February 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 23

Blog Wise Tip 5: Manage Distractions

Given their productivity levels, you might think that A-list bloggers don’t get distracted. The truth, as the interviews in Blog Wise show, is that they’ve learned to deal with distractions so that they don’t rule the day. Distraction #1: Social media Is social media sucking up your time? Give yourself ...more
Pro Blogger Interviews
Top-of-mind Topics for Bloggers: Digging Deeper
29th of February 2012 Darren Rowse 12

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 ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips