Happy Saturday, ProBlogger readers! I’ve had a bumper week rounding these tips and newsbites up for you. The Pinterest stuff is extra useful if you’ve seen a drop in traffic referral from there, and I found vlogger Jim Chapman’s tips to be very interesting… it’s always nice to hear that even the big guns suffer from a little self-doubt. Makes it a bit more of a level playing field, eh?
Have a great week!
This is actually an awesome question to ask yourself about your blog or online project. In fact, I’m going to sit down with a glass of wine later on tonight and properly ponder my answer. Then I’m going to see what it takes to make that happen.
The Truth About Twitter’s New Algorithm | Edgar Blog
Bye bye real-time timeline (sort of)! Twitter will now decide what will be at the top of your timeline every time you log in. But never fear – if you don’t like it, you can always turn it off.
Pinterest Algorithm Changes – How Do They Affect You? | Living with Batman
Ahh, yet more algorithm changes on our favourite social networks. This time it appears to be the downturn of the success of group boards – perhaps they are trying to allay the amount of people manipulating the popularity of group boards, and not Pinning as Pinterest was intended for. To be honest, the only thing I’ve seen work really well lately is if you’re actively Pinning on the site itself, curating useful and interesting things for your followers in amongst pinning your own stuff.
10,000 Email Subscribers a Month from Instagram in One Year: How Foundr Did it – Guest Post by Nathan Chan | Smart Passive Income
Nathan shares his clever approach to leveraging Instagram to help build his mailing list super-fast on Pat Flynn’s blog. Did you catch the webinar Darren did with Nathan earlier this week? You can also find out more about Nathan’s free eBook “How to Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers” here. Really solid tips that I know people are starting to see results with (even Darren on his new Instagram account Influence Talks).
Popular UK vlogger Jim Chapman has over 2.4 million subscribers, and in this post he shares the vlogging rules he lives by.
4 Little-Know Tools to Curate and Publish Content | Social Media Examiner
If it’s your job to find cool stuff to share with your audience or someone else’s, you might want to go where few others are to find it. I super-love the tip about pre-filled tweets to let people know you’ve featured them! That takes a lot of the work out of it.
How to Properly Uninstall a WordPress Plugin | WPBeginner
If they’re just deactivated and not uninstalled, they can be a potential liability. Here’s a friendly reminder to remove what you don’t need!
The 8 Biggest Blogging Mistakes New Bloggers Make | Digital Doughnut
And tips on how to overcome them!
I love a shortcut tip! I don’t have a lot of time to spare, so I’m all ears when people tell me they’ve cracked the code of saving time.
10 Reasons Your Followers Will Leave Your Brand on Twitter | Entrepreneur
It’s so, so easy to unfollow someone on Twitter on a whim, and your followers might be finding it too easy too if your content isn’t to their liking. Try to keep these tips in mind to help keep them on side.
Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: 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 90s nostalgia podcast, or be entertained on Facebook.