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.
But before you make changes to your marketing strategy, make sure your blog is set up to encourage a quality reading experience
Up until 2014, my site had free hosting on WordPress.com. When I bought my domain, we essentially cloned the site and rebuilt it on WordPress.org. The old version on WordPress.com was still there, but invisible to the public because of a domain redirect we set up. Based on my needs and available options, I chose to return to WordPress.com.
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.
Before you even launch your blog and hit publish on your first post, there are numerous mistakes you can make that will set you up for failure.
To celebrate my 10th anniversary of blogging, I sifted through all I’ve learned in the last decade to give you 10 pieces of advice for blogging in the long-term.
With so many blogs out there, turning your blogging hobby into a full-time job can be a challenge — to say nothing of how hard it is to stand out from the many others. To ensure you can successfully make the switch to a blogging career, here are six vital tips.
A successful blog is one that hooks in readers and keeps them coming back. But just how do you build a loyal readership?
Once upon a day in 2010, I thought about blogging. I was due to start my senior year of high school at the ripe age of 16 and had just seen “Julie and Julia.” I …