Welcome to the weekend, Roundup-style!
Ah, the dreaded talking to an empty room syndrome. It sucks when you write a great post and you hear crickets! BuzzSumo to the rescue – they analysed one million posts and found that content failed 50% of the time, and why. Thankfully, they’ve also got tips to help you ensure your content doesn’t fall into that failed 50!
And if you think your social network-referred traffic is down, you’re not the only one! I’ve definitely seen it on my own blog, and I remember when it hit Amy Lynn Andrews, too. Kevan Lee discusses what Buffer is doing to get out of the slump.
Is Tumblr your blog platform of choice? Well chatting with your cohort just got easier…
How to Make Better Facebook Video Ads // Social Media Examiner
Not only do we know Facebook Ads work, but we also know Facebook Video works in terms of reaching our audience. Now we can do Facebook Video Ads? Run, don’t walk, people! Get on that train.
Rey and Princess Leia will tell you all you need to know in Hour of Code, a free online tutorial. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to finally crack the code (heh), now might be it!
The Simple Way to Get Better at Business Writing // Seth Godin
This was everywhere last week, and for good reason – it’s solid advice.
10 Hacks to Save Time and Boost Productivity // Entrepreneur.com
You could read these 10 hacks, and follow them up with the recent post: Feeling a Bit Lost? 4 Ways to Boost Productivity and Motivation on Your Blog. You’re welcome!
Interest was high on last week’s post here about local SEO for blogs, so you’ll enjoy this next-level take from the SEO masters.
Hellloooooo tickable lists! I use notes A LOT both on my phone and on my laptop and love that they’re synced. This just changed the game for me.
Taking care of your mailing list is such a high priority, that it pays to revive flagging enthusiasm in the right way. I have to say I’m not too keen on some of the more defensive-sounding ones though. I always get annoyed when the headline is something like “Oh, am I bothering you?” – it sounds more passive aggressive than probably intended! And the likelihood that I’m not opening your emails because you’re bothering me is pretty minimal. It’s more like I’ve got less time to read these kinds of emails these days. Would love to hear your thoughts though!
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 or be entertained on Facebook.