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Imagine trying to help your mom or dad, husband or wife, brother or sister, child or friend.
Picture a stranger jumping between you two and screaming: "HIRE ME!!!" or "BUY MY STUFF!!!"
This happens to me often on social media. I publish detailed, targeted, in-depth blogging tips on Facebook Groups and LinkedIn Groups. Like clockwork, someone will reply with a comment that says BUY MY STUFF or HIRE ME, for all intents or purposes.
I find it funny because I think of this offline analogy and see spam for what it is: a person who knows not what they do assumes that breaking up the value-content party with a brutal business pitch is the best way to make money online.
Unfortunately, not too many bloggers and/or readers share my emotional...
Recently I visited Chicago for a few days.
I loved my time in the Windy City.
Before we arrived I did a little research on the neighborhood where we'd be staying to get a feel for it. Chicago, unfortunately, generates some negative national press at times for the sky high crime rate in specific parts of the city.
Where we stayed was quiet, peaceful and quite beautiful, as you can see from the featured image above.
But other districts did in fact look rough around the edges.
I did not act foolish enough to walk through the most dangerous neighborhoods.
But I also knew that reaching the waterfront meant knifing through some semi-sketchy areas because it is a major urban area, after all, with begging and some perhaps nefarious...
As you probably know by now, content makes your blog go.
Getting blog post ideas is critical to creating content frequently.
One way to get more blog post ideas is to practice noticing the environment around you.
I decided to snap this featured image from the home where we're house sitting in Northern Colorado. I paid close attention to the TV screen, fireplace and bookcases on both sides of the setup by simply focusing on the details of this image.
Following this practice has helped me to improve my prolific nature. I never really run out of ideas because I practice noticing all the details that some bloggers seem not to notice because they're in such a rush to sprint forward with blogging or life in general.
The main reason why...
I came across a well-known digital nomad blogger on Twitter a few moments ago.
She shared a video of herself chatting at a conference.
I instantly reminded myself of her strategy which is genuinely one of the easier ways to gain blogging credibility. In truth, most of the ways to gain cred can be uncomfortable at times and in moments quite challenging or flat out difficult. But when you have an easy way to gain some cred you may as well take advantage of it.
What did she do to become more believable as a blogger?
She literally showed her face.
Seeing her chatting on video reminded me not only of her humanity, but all the times we chatted through the comment section on her blog, through Twitter or a few times on Facebook too. This...
Looking for easier ways to build backlinks for a niche blog?
I've got you covered. In this article, I’ll show you 5 of the easiest ways to build your blog’s backlinks. These are easier because they don’t take much time and money to complete.
But you still have to work a little bit to get it to work.
Let’s get started!
1 – Content Creation
Create better content than your competition to build backlinks for a niche blog. Research articles that your competition has published. Look for information gaps. Copy what they’ve written (in your own words) and then include information that fills the gaps. You'll gain the most fans when you solve the biggest problems in your niche. Other blogs and sites will cite your posts because they’re so...
Shawn invited me to join this forum a few weeks ago.
I admittedly dawdled for a little bit but jumped on the opportunity yesterday, officially, answering questions, sharing my thoughts and building bonds.
Of course, I seize and use opportunities daily on:
- Facebook Groups
- LinkedIn Groups
to publish targeted content for bloggers desiring blogging tips.
Do you hop all over opportunities daily to help your highly targeted readers offsite? What strategies do you follow to seize opportunities for driving highly targeted traffic to your blog?
Or do you make the common error of suffering from blogging opportunity allergies, turning down the chance to:
- drive high quality blog traffic?
A Competitive Blog Marketing Analysis is when you analyze your blogging competition and get a deeper understanding of how to compete with it.
Competition is always a healthy way to improve your blog. Why not compete a little, but as long as it's all in fair nature and ethical means.
Spying on the competition is something that has been done for ages.
Duplicating features with your own touch is fine, but outright copying features and benefits isn't a very good thing to do.
In this article, I'll show you how to do a Competitive Blog Marketing Analysis on your competition.
Competitive Blog Marketing Analysis Step 1: Identify Your Competition
These blogs can be direct or indirect competition. They'll be blogs covering the same niche as...
Many bloggers struggle with the factor of how to define your consistency in publishing content.
You might be one of these bloggers. And that's okay. It's normal. We all go through it at some point in our blogging adventures. Sometimes, it's from the start; other times, it's after we've already started blogging.
While it does happen, and it's fine that it happens, you need to overcome it and define your consistency as a main priority of your blogging routines.
Consistency matters because:
It gives you ambition and discipline as a writer and publisher
It allows you to define your own schedule
It shows search engines when to expect content (great for SEO)
It gives your readers an idea of when to expect content (great for audience...