Blog Post Checklist for Publishing and Sharing

blog post checklistIn my last post on  how to write a blog post, I shared my method for writing a blog post.

Today I want to add to that a handy blog post checklist that will help make  sure you don’t miss any of the blog writing  steps.

I’ve also included additional post checklist steps for publishing, sharing and a few checklist tips for re-purposing your blog posts and expanding your reach.

Enjoy! [Read more...]

8 Easy Blog Post Ideas For Busy Bloggers

blog post ideasHaving a tough time coming up with blog post ideas?

Let’s change that.

It’s not that difficult to find blog topic ideas if you have a strategy for finding them.

Here are my simple strategies for quickly finding blog post or topic ideas that you can write about for many months to come.
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Got Lots of Blog Comments? Here’s How to Know If They’re SPAM

John Sutton of:  http://www.firsttimegardening.com asked a great question…

 I have 230 blog comments on my blog, but I’m not sure what to do with them.

Regards,
John

If you’re a blogger, getting lots of comments can be beautiful thing, but not all blog comments are worthy of being approved.

So how do you know what’s a worthy comment and what’s SPAM?  [Read more...]

Guest Post Byline Tips And Ready to Use Templates

guest post bylineNo doubt, your guest posts are helping with links and traffic, but what about your guest post byline?

Is it working as hard as your content?  Are you getting the full potential out of your byline?

Don’t simply create a guest post for the sole purpose of getting inbound links and call it good.  Use guest posting to boost your sign-ups, get you more clicks, and potentially boost sales as well.

Here are byline tips and ready-to-use byline templates that I use, and you’re welcome to copy and use them for your next guest post. [Read more...]

Two Key Things When Blogging For Profit

blogging for profitIf you’re a blogger and you want to make money with your blog you have to do the things that will earn you money, right?

But what are the things that will help you profit from your blog?

There are actually two key things going on when blogging for profit, in fact they are the major differences between top earning bloggers and new bloggers just starting out.

What are they?  Time and focus.

How so, you ask?  Well here’s the thing.

A profitable blogger plans their blog’s success around a realistic time frame like six months, twelve months, eighteen months or even longer, while many new bloggers try to make their blog successful in just a few weeks,  sometimes even less.   And if they haven’t made money within a few weeks, they’re disappointed.  They may even stop writing or give up altogether.

An all too common problem. [Read more...]

Get More Traffic to Your Blog Using Focused Keyword Phrases

more traffic to your blog

How do you find the right keyword phrases and effectively optimize your posts for them?

I personally use the steps below which have worked well for me.

But keep in mind that not all your blog posts will bring you tons of traffic at first, but if you use the steps I’ve outlined, you’ll be giving each of your blog posts the best opportunity to improve your blog’s ranking over time, and step 5 will be part of your ongoing strategy.  [Read more...]

3 Free WordPress Plug-Ins That Protect & Optimize

I don’t like to load my WordPress blog down with unnecessary plugins, but these are 3 free WordPress plugins that I consider necessary because they protect my blog from intruders and keep it search engine optimized.

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4 Awesome Tips that Will Make You a Better Blogger

better bloggerGuest Post by Lucia Smith

Blogging – you can either call it a medium for communication or a platform for expressing your creativity.

However, you can’t deny that it is actually a platform that allows you to express, impress, and influence at your powerful best.

Blogging, without a doubt, can immediately help you to connect to the global audience at your own comfort and convenience. Be it for your business, educational, or personal use, expanding your reach to the international world has gotten easier than ever.

This Social Media tool allows you to launch your expertise in a particular field, create an online community, and engage a new audience in developing connections to millions across the world.

However, blogging though might seem to come up an easy tool of connecting and communicating, requires you to be deeply passionate about the task. [Read more...]