How many times, when growing up, were you told practice makes perfect. It's true. The more you do something the better you get at it. The same goes for blogging. You can't become a famous blogger over night, no matter how good your writing skills are. It takes time to hone your skills, find your voice and discover what your audience really want. Here are 8 things you need to refine if you are to create a strong and popular blog.
If there is one common issue that people in the blogosphere constantly struggle with, it would be generating fresh content. That's not exactly breaking news, right? If you are a blogger like me, then you have definitely dealt with this issue at some point. Luckily in this article, I intend to share with you how I have successfully handled this problem for my blog.
Once you decide to take the plunge, blogging can be like that fictional rabbit hole that Alice fell through in the fairy tale. There are so many facets to blogging that you can find your head spinning! Obviously the crucial element to blogging is to actually post content. But what about creating a name for yourself?
In hindsight, I'm glad I started my personal blog (I do have other websites, but not a blog). It has been an exhilarating and enjoyable experience! But I am also thankful for making the decision to host the site separately myself instead of going with a blog on a 'free' platform. Trust me, it makes a world of difference. Let me explain.
Starting a blog has been a game changer for me. I admit that once I began blogging, I started enjoying unintended benefits that I didn't see coming beforehand. In this article, my intent is to share five ways that my blog has benefitted my presence online.
Google is at it yet again. The search engine giant is rolling out a huge update and causing major waves in the content world! I've talked about the various coming changes and even given suggestions on how to do a content audit long before Google does it, to keep your site clear of any penalties. Just like before, I am attempting to update all of you all on the Google changes to help you prepare your websites before it hits. Let's take a look at just what this update is, how it will impact you, and how to prepare your website to meet it.
It's no secret; visual creations are a necessity for engaging online audiences. Be it an image, an infographic, a video, or any other type of optical amusement, people can't get enough of it. A large portion of why images are so exciting is that humans are naturally visual creatures and 90 percent of the information processed by our brains comes in viewable form. This is the very same reason why people are able to process visuals 60,000 times faster than text alone.
Whether you're an avid blog reader or someone who's never heard the word 'blog' until now, I'm here to tell you (yes, YOU) that your company needs a blog. If you're employed by a company or you own one, starting a blog, sprucing up an existing blog, and regularly updating and maintaining it can help you tremendously in several ways, which we'll discuss below.
Every couple of years, SEO evolves into a mysteriously new discipline. As traditional push marketing continues to die off and industries continue to measure the impact that organic search has on overall growth, inbound marketing strategies (like SEO) continue to grow increasingly more sophisticated and challenging.
Social media is the Holy Grail of content marketing. You can generate new clients, maintain current ones, and have awesome strategies. But, are your beliefs about social media right? Or do you believe some of the huge social media myths out there? Let's take a look at the top 10 social media myths that many people believe. My aim is to enlighten you and help you learn some great things about social media marketing.
Focusing on creating excellent blog content that can generate awesome engagement is a great idea. I always encourage it, and many business blogs are making sure to post excellent content for excellent engagement. However, a major problem many blogs are facing is that they create content that drives engagement, yet over time, the engagement dwindles.