Some blogs are meant to support a business or brand, while other blogs are the business. When you decide to become a blogger, it’s essential to know which of those two types of blogs you plan to have.
It’s a lot of work to run a blog, especially one you want to turn into something successful and profitable. But setting goals and milestones along the way makes it more realistic than just wishful thinking. This list does not reflect my full list of blogging goals for the year. It does, however, reflect goals I think others might want to adopt and adapt for themselves.
Everyone hits dry spells when trying to come up with blog post ideas, whether you’re an experienced writer or not. There are tons of lists out there full of general blog topics almost anyone can write about. But what if your blog is there to support your business, not the focus of it? If you’re a creative entrepreneur with an e-commerce site, offer freelance work, coaching, or consulting services, these blog post ideas are for you!
Whether you’re new to blogging, not an experienced writer, or just overwhelmed by the hundreds of articles out there explaining how to write a blog post, crafting a quality post can be a huge challenge. Even seasoned writers can come down with a case of creative block when faced with trying to make a simple blog post perfect. But, in the words of all my art and writing professors, “No piece is ever really finished. It’s just abandoned.”
Blogging is a creative outlet that lets people get their thoughts and ideas out in the open for others to read and share. Add creativity, imagination, and a dash of storytelling, and you have a successful blog. But making it in the blogging world is not as easy as it sounds. You must find your niche, create interesting and helpful blog posts, create an engaging blog, and cultivate an engaged readership.
There’s one piece of website traffic data that always seems to stress people out: bounce rate. This number tells you the rate of people who leave your site without engaging with any part of it. The wham, bam, thank you ma’am visitors. For businesses, this number represents the number of lost conversions. It can be scary and demoralizing if your bounce rate is high, especially if it’s unclear why your site visitors are passing through so quickly. But there is good news! If you want to reduce bounce rate, there is a way.
If you’re considering redesigning your website with a darker background, there are a few things you should know about how dark mode affects energy usage and accessibility.
But before you make changes to your marketing strategy, make sure your blog is set up to encourage a quality reading experience
Whether you’re just starting a blog or you’ve been doing it for years, coming up with post topics can be a struggle. I frequently check out lists of blog post prompts for inspiration. Typically, only a handful spark an idea. I might jot down some initial thoughts and return to them later when I have more time. But I usually end up tossing my partial drafts because they suddenly don’t seem as interesting or like anyone will want to read them.
When you find yourself being distracted by the littlest thing, it stops you from doing something you really want to do. Next thing you know, it’s the end of the day and you’re nowhere near meeting your goal. We all get distracted from time to time. These tips will help you beat distraction and keep it from becoming procrastination.
Blogging can do a lot for your long term career goals — it can be a way to break into the sector you want to work in, or attract attention and gain a following. Best of all, there’s profit to be made.
You won’t increase engagement with your blog, brand, or business through blog posts alone. You improve interaction with your blog by offering incentives and creating communities.
If you have a blog, you should already know that content is king — what you write on your blog can make or break it. However, imagery is a vital component of success. Images are a great supporting tool that takes your content from bland to engaging.
Whether you’re monetizing your blog and want to turn it into a proper business or you have started to finally get some clout and want to make the best possible use out of it, the next evolution is to turn it into a real brand. These tips are just a starting point. Which tools you use and how you make use of them will determine your success.
It seems everyone has a blog to drive business these days. For many, blogging is a career built off a hobby or passion project. There’s a lot of push out there to monetize your blog …