Archive for the ‘Blogging Tips’ Category
Embedding a playlist on your blog can really amp up the mood of your blog post. Making your site visitors listen to the music you like is much better than eagerly talking about it.
There are a lot options out there on how to stream music on your blog besides embedding a video music playlist from YouTube. Given that Spotify, Groovetube, Rdio, Last.fm and BearShare are the popular ones, there are a lot of music stream services that make sharing and creating a catalog of music on your blog easier.
How many times have you seen successful bloggers celebrating every post on their blog? To celebrate, here, means to enrich the engagement that comes along. You might be thinking that those ‘Income Reports’ posted by popular bloggers were there ever since they started their blogging journey, but it’s not the way you think. Those income reports, which contain four or five digit figures, are a compilation of months and years of hard word, dedication, will power and thousands of more things.
In this series, we shall discuss the obstacles that are you might be facing on your path of becoming a so-called great blogger, but yet ignoring them and moving forward. Read More
Guest blogging is all the rage these days. Two years ago when I started guest blogging, very few people were doing it and a guest post on an A-list blog is guaranteed to result in around 200 – 1000 visitors; sometimes more.
Not anymore, though. You’ll be lucky if you get 100 visits today from a guest post on a popular blog.
There are a host of reasons for this:
- Guest blogging has become very competitive today, to an extent that a lot of blogs now publish only guest posts; that’s a new blog their reader has to check out every day
- Most of the guest posts published today aren’t properly written, giving guest posting in general a bad reputation
- Due to how widespread guest posts are today, people are starting to develop a kind of blindness towards guest posts in general; you remember “banner blindness” a few years ago when banner ads was all the rage?
Does this mean guest blogging no longer works? Read More
If you want to make money on the Internet then there’s a good chance you will have to become a great writer. There are other options and writing is not the only way. When people have a lot of money they can pay someone to do it for them. Some people prefer using video as their main weapon of choice because it plays to their strengths, but for the majority of people who are trying to bootstrap their business it means learning how to write properly. If you can’t do it then there’s much less chance of you being successful.
Well written articles get talked about by everyone and get linked to from various websites. One of the easiest ways to make money is by writing information products that need to be of a certain quality. Even building an audience by writing guest posts can only be done by someone who has a way with words. Then you have the sales page that will make you sales. The list goes on and on. It’s not too hard, so you have nothing to worry about, though you do need to learn a few things and we can go over them now. Read More
One of the most important responsibilities you have when operating any website is to ensure that you attract visitors to your site. Websites and blogs survive on page hits and a growing user base, so making sure that your blog gets regular visitors is of utmost importance.
There are many methods you can employ to help attract visitors. The first method you may wish to think about is simple advertising. Advertising works and there are many methods you can use to advertise your blog–both online and offline. It will cost you a little bit of money, but its expense all depends upon how badly you want people to see your blog.
Aside from advertising, other methods you can use to help promote your blog and attract visitors are: Read More
Blogging is a very freeing experience. Your blog is your personal corner on the Web and it can be, literally, whatever you want it to be.
Want to make your site hot pink, use the “blink” tag heavily and load up an annoying midi right when the visitor arrives? That’s your prerogative but it’s also mine (and most of the Web’s) to stay away.
But most like you want people to participate in your blog and, also likely, you’d like the conversation there to be civilized, fulfilling and relatively on-target.
While that’s never 100% possible on the Internet thanks to the nature of online interaction, the topics you talk about on your site (and the way you present them) are the starters of the conversation and, as anyone who’s tried to start up a conversation on a date will tell you, the opening act sets the tone.
Obviously, you can make your blog about anything you want and none of these rules apply if it is about the topic of your blog. But if you stray off course and into these areas, be prepared for the quality of your conversation to go downhill very fast.
With that in mind, here are five blogging topics that you need to tread lightly in and be wary of the pointless flame war that may wait at the other end of the dialog. Read More
When I think of the Internet in general and bloggers in particular, the words from the famous song Looking Back keep on reverberating through my head – “I was looking back to see If she was looking back to see If I was looking back at her.”
Just think about it, unless you are using a proxy server to surf the Net, then, to quote another famous song, “Every step you take, every move you make, I’ll be watching you.” That’s why every time you search for something, soon after you are bombarded with pop-ups and targeted advertising, all in the name of making your Internet experience more tailored. Read More
Even if you’re not blogging for profit just yet, there will usually come a time when you want to make some money from your blog. After all, you put hours of hard work into creating the blog and you want people to read and enjoy your content, so it’s nice when advertisers and visitors recognize this. If you’re blogging for fun then you have it a bit easier because you have the freedom to do whatever you want, but if you’re eventually planning to make your blog profitable then it’s important to follow an order.
Creativity (Photo credit: deichgnu)
Bloggers have a community of readers who count on your witty and interesting articles. But some days, you just don’t feel like writing. Your creativity is waning and the last thing you want to do is write one more blog entry. However, when you get into a creativity rut or just need motivation to put your fingers to the keyboard, there are some tips you can try to get the creativity flowing. Try these four proven tips to help you get away from writers block. Read More
It’s Halloween in the United States (and much of the rest of the world). As such, people are gathering together for parties, going trick or treating and telling scary stories.
In that spirit, last week on Performancing I discussed legal nightmares that can happen to you and your blog. Specifically, there were three scenarios that, while sounding like nothing more than legal theory, actually happened to one or more bloggers.
In that spirit, here are five more practical horror stories to keep you awake when it comes to your blog. Best part of all is that I don’t have to give specific examples because each and every one of these have happened not once or twice, but hundreds, if not thousands, of times.
So if you’re wondering about the gruesome ways your blog can be mangled, kidnapped or killed, here are just five of the more common (and more sudden) ways to consider. Read More