Showing posts with label Blog Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blog Tips. Show all posts

I always had enjoyed reading personal development blogs, but I couldn't get the passion bloggers have for their blogs, I thought that it's a waste of time, not until I've started my own! it turned to be the best thing you can do for yourself and here's why:

1- It made me open my eyes on what I've used to be blinded on, it made me understand things better 
it made me pause for a while and think deeply, it made me wonder everything and be inspired to have new ideas!

2- It gave me a voice and it did hear me when I couldn't find anyone to run to when I most needed someone to hear me! 

3- It taught me how to step out of my comfort zone. If you ever wanted to achieve anything, the first step to do so is to get out of your comfort and be open to every opportunity that may knock your door. 

4- It got me to be more open to people and to give up selfishness, because we're here only to help people and leave the world a brighter place.

5- It motivated me to invest in myself and to be better because most of our problems are only in our head and only with changing your attitude that you can conquer it! 

6- It made me understand myself better and be able to control my thoughts and so control my life.

7- Blogging pushes me to experience more so that I'll have more to tell!

8- When I write here, all the negative thoughts, all the sadness and anger ends, only to be replaced by good vibes and gratitude. Writing clears my vision and helps me see the life from the big picture, see how small it is and how nothing really matters, not in the way I thought at least. I feel grateful instantly for all the experiences I've been through because it made me who I am today, and then I feel more grateful for the things I have in my life and I don't want to lose it ever, with it, how can I feel sad!

by Kimberly Joki

The word blog can be intimidating for people who are not professional writers. I remember my first blog post taking seven hours to write. It wasn’t because I was writing an epic 30,000-word blog post. It was because I was moving at a snail’s pace. Every few sentences, I would stop to re-write or edit.

I’m writing this blog post for those people who find it difficult to put 1,000 words on paper in less than an hour. Most people have this problem, so I hope you’ll find these tips useful!

1. Answer questions. Your readers have questions. Use a specific question as the title of your blog post. The answer to the question is your blog post content.

2. Create an outline prior to writing. Don’t sit down to write a blog post without creating a framework. The outline will be your guide and make it much easier to keep the flow of your blog post moving forward.

3. When writing your blog post, don’t stop writing until you’re 100 percent finished. This was my biggest mistake. Get your blog post on paper, no matter how ugly it looks. Once you’re finished, go back and edit. Do NOT edit while you write. It will slow you down and interrupt your flow. Use Grammarly AFTER you’ve got your blog post on paper.

4. Write five hundred words, minimum. Fifteen hundred words is ideal. I realize fifteen hundred words may seem like an impossible task when you first start writing, but I promise it’s not. Study after study shows longer blog posts attract more links, likes, and shares.

5. Don’t forget about bullet points, numbers, and pictures in your blog post. Make each blog post easy on the eyes.

6. Evergreen blog posts will provide the most bang for your buck. An “evergreen” blog post is a blog post that will be popular several years from now. Typically, these are “how to” or list-type blog posts (like this one).

7. Be passionate in your writing. People respond to emotion. Aim for creating some kind of emotional reaction with your reader.

8. Write as if you’re speaking to ONE reader. Don’t write to an audience. Act is if you’re talking to ONE person and write accordingly.

9. Learn to become a great storyteller. The best writers are storytellers. Try to incorporate a story in every blog post.

10. Be honest, humble, and personable. Nobody likes a know-it-all. The more personality you can show in a blog post, the better. You’re not writing for your college English professor. You’re writing for the amusement of the reader. That’s a big difference.

11. Use a kitchen timer or unplug your laptop to create a sense of urgency. I don’t believe in “writer’s block.” However, I do believe in “writer’s procrastination.” I avoid procrastination by playing a game with myself. I unplug my laptop and start writing. I have an older laptop with a short battery life (about seventy minutes). I must finish my blog post before the laptop dies. If you have writer’s procrastination too, try playing this game. You’ll love it.

12. Solve problems. People have all kinds of different problems. If your blog post solves a problem, you’ve provided value to your reader.

13. Stop talking about yourself. People don’t like authors who talk about themselves all the time.

14. Write for your audience, not Google. It could be tempting to stuff keywords in the title or copy of your blog post in hopes Google will rank you for a specific keyword. Stop that right now. It’s not 2007 anymore. Today, you need to write for your audience. If your audience finds your content valuable, Google will catch up eventually.

15. Define your ideal target audience prior to writing. Be extremely precise. Is your audience male or female? Young or old? Poor or rich? Educated or high school dropouts? The more specific you are when creating your market persona, the better.

16. Have fun! Blogging is like working out. If you avoid it and have a bad attitude, blogging becomes like a chore you never want to finish. However, if you have a good attitude and realize that blogging is not a life-or-death exercise, you’ll have fun and look forward to blogging every day!

Biggest risk? Hmmm, that would be investing time on something without knowing whether it will work out or not. For example, in the first year of my blogging, I invested so much time in Twelveskip without getting that much in return. It’s like I was working full-time for free. I kept telling myself to have fun and be passionate because I believed one day all these would pay off. I spent most of my time learning, experimenting, networking and creating content. I was inspired by those people who started from nothing (like Michelle Phan) and became really successful because they are passionate about what they do. If they can do it, why can’t I, right?
Now I’ve been happy with the level of engagement I’ve got. I love how I actually make a living from blogging. It took me a year and a half to figure all out but I never felt like it’s work. I’ve loved every bit of it.
-Pauline Cabrera

There isn't really a magical recipe to succeed in blogging, it's going to take from you a lot of patience and constancy. It's about learning the rules and playing better. There's no lack, there's only hard work. You need to believe in yourself, and to believe in that value that you have to give to the world. Don't focus on profits, build your audience first. Feel free to express yourself and do what you love. Learn from others if you want but never compare yourself to them. Your blog is going to be a reflection of who you are. Simply, do it the way you love to do it! Be yourself, and the right people will fall in love with you.

These are some tips that had worked with me, and I hope it helps you too:

1- Share your posts, on social media: Facebook, Twitter Pinterest, stumble upon, reddit.. Smartly use scheduling for your posting on social media. It took me long to realize how important these tools are. Below is a list of some of them you might like to give a try:

- Buffer

- Kuku

- crowdfire

- Postfity

- Social champ

Personally, my favorite is crowdfire, it's free and dynamic as it's daily suggesting new features to improve your social media accounts.

2- Maximize your social media shares by following the idea timing and number of shares for your posts

3- Use Pinterest tools to grow your Pinterest account and maximize your posts shares. Try the following:

Pin Pinterest


4- Share and comment on others content.

5- Use high-quality photos. For each social media use the right image size. 


6- Make the titles attractive and make sure that they're SEO friendly, use Traffic Travis

7- When writing a list-article, the ideal clicked on number was proven to be 25

What’s the Magic Number for “Best of” Lists?

8- Use hashtags for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram but never with Pinterest.

9- Put the important information in bold.

10- Always reply on readers' comments.

11- Share on and

12- Guest post on blogs in your niche at least twice a month.

13- Create a longer content, it's worthier to be shared. 
The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

14- Create a post to solve a problem, you can inspire from your own problems.

15- Tell a story, it's always interesting to hear a story.

16- Share what you've learned.

17- Update your posts from time to time.

18- Make your content easy to share. Try Addthis.

19- Set a specific time and place to work on your blog.

Bonus: blogging tips' resources:

101 simple tips increase website traffic

- how to write a good blog post
- how to make money with a blog
- how to sell books online
- Great Blog Resources To Grow Your Blog
- 7 Useful Blogging Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier
- Blog Creative Posts Ideas
- 9 Things You Should Avoid As A Blogger
- 21 Blogging Tips

- increase Pinterest blog traffic
- blogging tool
- 50 no fluff content rich blog post ideas
- write killer blog content and get more readers
- add a Pinterest mouseover button to your blog images
- tripled blog traffic Pinterest less month fewer 100 followers

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Learn the rules and then play better. When you first start something, you have to learn about it, no matter how much you love it and you would like to explore it and do it your way, you still have to learn because you don't have to start from the zero, start where others had stopped and do better, below are some good blogging resources I learnt from to help you master blogging:


300 awesome free things: massive list free resources

blogging tools

16 sites that accept previously published writing 

Title ideas

portent content idea generator

hubspot's blog topic generator

Google trends

blog creative posts ideas

Share tool: Addthis


Blogging Tips

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32 ways to make your blog post go viral

99 ways to increase blog traffic 

20+ Awesome Pinterest Resources for Bloggers and Marketers

how I doubled adsense earnings

15 places to promote your blog posts

promoted pins on pinterest

how to make pinterest work for your blog

build your writing career

100 best websites for writers 2014

7 useful blogging tips i wish i knew earlier

9 things you should avoid as blogger 

21 blogging tips

ideal image sizes social media posts

39 Actionable Ideas For Driving Traffic To Your Website

Use PicMonkey and Canva Together to Make Amazing Graphics!

6 Effective Ways To Make Your Content Easier To Read


10 bloggers reveal their best pinterest tips 

10 things not to do on Pinterest 

how to get 1000 blog subscribers in 30 days

increase blog traffic updating old posts

Best Facebook groups for bloggers

The secret to blogging success is no secret, there's no shortcuts to success. It takes from you hard word and persistence

"What comes easy won't last and what will last won't come easy", we all know such sayings well and we think that it's true and meaningful, yet we don't really believe it. It always sounds hard and tiring to go the long way, but in fact trying shortcuts and ending nowhere is much tiring, below some simple yet great blogging tips, to help you through your journey as a blogger:

1- The illusion of guest posting: 

Your audience are actually attached to your kind of writing, even if others post are going viral, it doesn't mean that they'll do on your blog. Your blog is your voice, don't be an echo.

2- Invest in your golden hour: 

When you're most productive, try writing as often as you can and as much as you can until you figure out your golden hour, then invest in this hour especially.

3- Keep yourself inspired: 

Better yet find out a way to inspire from everything around you and within you, try writing notes whenever you get an idea, and when you get to write, develop these ideas.

4- Never stop trying: 

You're capable of doing what you love to do, you just need more practice.

5- Your content is king: 

Be original, don't be an echo, when you write a great content it will promote you like nothing else.

6- Start where others stopped: 

Don't start from zero, learn from others and create something new, create something better, add a value.

7- Don't write to please people: 

Write from your heart, because you can't add a value if it wasn't from your heart, don't think about what people will like to read, be yourself, express yourself and right people will fall in love with it!

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Blogging block is something most of us knew, as long as you work on your passion you'll struggle to find better ways to do it, you'll never stop learning and practicing, and that's the fun of it! below are some blog posts ideas for you when you can't figure out your next post:

1- A motivational speech 
2- Photo challenge
3- Quotes about a certain subject
4- Bucket list ideas
5- Goals in your life and why you set them
6- The meaning behind your blog name
7- Things you have learned about life in general or about a certain experience you've been through
8- What’s in your bag, on your desk...
9- What applications you use on your phone
10- What’s your morning routine
11- Answer a reader question
12- Solutions to common problems
13- Tips about a certain matter
14- A quiz
15- Resources about a topic, blog resources, travel resources..

1- Not having a clear motivation for blogging.
2- Creating content that is fashionable or searchable for the moment.
3- Obsessing with numbers and page views.
4- Not replying to reader’s comments.
5- Looking around for inspiration before writing your posts.
6- Not networking.
7- Falling into the comparison trap.
8- Not giving readers enough options to follow you.

If you don't improve you step backward, because we can't stay the same, as time is passing by, we need to move on as well, this is including your work also, there's always something to improve about it, no matter how you once believed that it's perfect, so here are some ideas to help you improve your blog:

1- Revisit old ideas.
2- Treat blogging like a job, be serious about it!
3- Keep the ads to the minimum.
4- Have a creative content.
5- Have an original content.
6- Provide social sharing bottoms on every post.
7- Think quality and quantity.
8- Network all the time.
9- Always reply readers’ comments.
10- Write in short, concise paragraphs.
11- Backup your blog regularly.
12- Add search box.
13- Provide useful infographic.
14- Make videos and post it on YouTube.
15- Install share bottom on your blog.
16- Participate on forums that are related to your blog.
17- Install an anti-spam plugin to minimize spammer.
18- Join blogging networks.
19- Actively engage on twitter.
20- Have an about me page.
21- Join

When blogging is your passion, you still can invent your own ways of improving it, don't limit yourself, you're capable of more than what you think you can. You have other ideas! share with us! :)

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