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What to Do When Blogging Isn’t Fun

Depression ImageIt’s a day that every blogger dreads. You wake up and, though you feel pretty good, you don’t really feel like blogging. Maybe you feel like working on your car, going for a walk or simply doing something else. No matter what though, you know you definitely don’t want to sit down and write a blog entry.

It’s a terrible feeling because it’s the moment where we watch our blog, something we most likely started because it was fun or something we were passionate about, go from being a joy in our lives to a burden.

Though the first time it happens, the feeling is probably only temporary, it’s a defining moment for you and your site. Furthermore, it’s a warning of what might be around the corner. Sadly, this feeling of loathing is one of the most common causes of blogging abandonment and what winds up killing a lot of great blogs.

So how do you prevent your blog from becoming just another job that you loathe? Keeping the passion alive isn’t easy, but it’s critical for the long-term success of your site. Read More

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How Many Guest Bloggers are Too Many?

Thinking of using guest bloggers to diversify the content on your site? Find out how many guest bloggers is too many.

For most bloggers, accepting guest posts has a dual purpose.  In the short term, guest blogging affords bloggers a much-needed break from their writing schedule, while allowing divergent opinions that can get a conversation going (or keep an existing one alive).  In the long term, guest blogging allows bloggers to build relationships with other writers and industry professionals who may be valuable connections at a later time.

It goes without saying that there are also multiple benefits for the guest blogger.  At the very least, guest bloggers receive exposure for themselves, their product or service.  In many cases, the guest blogger can receive a backlink for their website (which is good for SEO) or even financial remuneration.   Nevertheless, there is an overabundance of writers who are looking for a platform, and a smaller number of quality blogs willing to accept guest posts. Read More

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3 Guest Blogging Lessons (learned the hard way)

Less than 10. That’s how many click-throughs I received after writing several guest blog posts for a few well known blogs.

What a bust!

There are many benefits to guest blogging, and one that is often near the top of the list is generating traffic for YOUR blog/website.

I understand that there are many long-term benefits, but as a product of the ‘what have you done for me lately’ generation, I must say that I’m a bit bummed out.

I subscribe to the theory that guest bloggers must be patient, as the long-term effects of your efforts may not be revealed for the considerable future. So I celebrate the practice. But what would help cheer me up are your guest blogging “success” stories; raw data where you can unequivocally say that writing for blog X brought traffic to blog Y.

After reviewing WHY why my guest blogging efforts were lackluster, I discovered several issues… Read More

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Successful Guest Blogging Pitches

I have spent the past two months as the gatekeeper for Splashpress Media guest blogs solicited via MyBlogGuest.

During that time, our blogs, including this one, have scored some great content.

But there’s still a problem.

The majority of people who reach out to me do not supply topic ideas. This is a game-changer when it comes to trying to get published on a major blog. This post is not to spank anyone. Rather, it is to give you some insight as to why providing specific blog post pitches is essential to getting published on external blogs. Read More

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