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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 6th of February 2016 General 3

Reading Roundup: What's new in blogging this week /

Coming to you live from the pit of Facebook reach hell! Are you in the same boat? Ugh.

Here’s a tip that might help!:

Facebook Audience Optimization: Better Engagement and Insights for Bloggers // Jon Loomer

Did you know if your page has fewer than 5000 likes, you can switch audience targeting to get better reach on your organic posts? (that is, if you have an English language page). If your page has more than 5000 likes, it’s automatically switched on – just click the crosshair icon when composing a post and target your audience.

Hat tip to Zoey from Operation Move for that one!

Free Stock Photos: 73 Best Sites to Find Awesome Free Images // Canva Design School

Because we’re always looking. I love how much info they give, and their ranking system. I’ve bookmarked!

What’s it Take to “Go Viral”? 11 Traits to Give Your Idea Wings // Moz

There are a few things you need to ensure you’ve included if you want your post to be shared and shared again. Also has a case study that’s super-useful.

Why Being Afraid of Failure is a Huge Waste of Time // Smaggle

Fear holds us back from a lot (did you hear Pat Flynn talk about it with Darren on this recent podcast episode?). Carly thinks there’s only one way through that fear – what do you think?

How to Write Conversationally: 7 Tips to Engage and Delight Your Audience // Copyblogger

How to make your writing not sound like writing (you’ve deleted too-salesy marketing emails in your time, haven’t you?!). Being human will get you everywhere.

Facebook Changes up Your Newsfeed, Again // CBS News

This week one of my Facebook posts reached three people. Three. If you’re struggling again with reach, this is probably why.

7 Tips to Become an Influencer in Your Industry // Jeff Bullas

I’d never heard of MyBlogU! I signed up. At the end of the day, though – it still comes down to people. Your audience. They are the ones who share you with their friends! Are you treating them right?

How to Promote Your Blog with 105 Content Promotion Tactics // CoSchedule

Click straight to the section on the platform you need the most help with – super user-friendly!

8 Steps to Becoming a Successful Guest Blogger // SEM Rush

Having been the editor of ProBlogger for more than two years now, and seeing ALL sorts of guest blog pitches, I have to say these are some pretty solid tips to getting it right.

The Bumper Guide to Small Business Blogging // Mark it Write

If you use a blog as a promotional tool for your business, you need to read this.

What news did you come across this week?

Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama, follow on Pinterest for fun and useful tips, peek behind the curtain on Instagram, listen to her podcast, or be entertained on Facebook.

  1. This article is very helpful. I think the tips that you have listed in this article such as getting influenced by people, Guest Blogging etc.. And I think this will be very effective.

  2. Thank you for free image sites, there are some new ones there for us.

  3. I have been a listener of your podcast since 4 months ago, and really love to read your post especially the round up posts, i just sad that i can’t open your site in our office, lucky i just discovered feedly and I add your website there so i will be notify immediately if you have new posts.

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