“Not a big deal,” offered the blogger whose needed laptop was not accessible.
I was impressed by new follower.
First, he sent me nachos.
Then, he sent me an airplane.
Virtually, of course. But, he sent me the photos of the items in the comment section of my blog posts.
Many bloggers don’t even know it’s possible to insert a graphic into a comment.
My article How to Create Better Blog Content… explains the need for your blogs to empower readers by educating them about your topic.
This post will explain how to inform your readers by showing them the answer in the comments section of your blog post instead of just telling them.
Complicated, confusing, and time-consuming.
When you devise headlines, you need to consider so much.
Blogging advice posts suggest your headline start with a number or the words “How to.”
Other articles stress you need a certain amount of characters and words for your blog post to be found by Google.
Other articles discuss the need for power words, trigger words, and emotional words.
My own post 13 Foolproof Ways You Can Stop Writing Ineffective Blog Headlines discussed 13 different criteria for successful headline writing.
Now that I’ve been blogging longer, I know even more ways to ensure your headline is a success.
After all, it is your readers’ first impression of your blog , along with your graphic. It should be effective.
This post will tell you how to write headlines that meet all the criteria. You can do it quickly, and it is absolutely free.
It can be time-consuming, and, for some, complicated.
Yet, being a content promoter comes down to understanding numbers to use them to your advantage.
At the end of 2014, over 288 million people were using Twitter. Over 500 million Tweets were sent each day*.
It’s actually easy to tap into those numbers for use in promoting your blog.
This post will not only teach you how to promote your blog post, it will teach you how to get others to promote your blog for you as well. Groups of people exist who will help you promote your blog post just like with Triberr.com.
However, Triberr is made up of strangers. You know the people who will help you promote your posts using Click To Tweet. They are your blog readers.
Do you like to shop?
Would you like it even better if you could do it with other people’s money?
That is the concept behind JustRetweet, a website designed to give your content more visibility. You are literally shopping for your blog’s exposure on Twitter. The best part, you don’t have to spend a penny. Your budget, should you have one, can stay well intact.
Are you a visual learner? Do you learn by looking at pictures? According to educational publisher Prentice-Hall, 65% of all people are visual learners.
If you are a blogger, and your goal is to inform your readers, you need to accompany your text with pictures or 65% of your readers will be missing out. There are other statistics that say up to 85% of the population could learn by looking at pictures.
Professional looking pictures take money and time to create. As bloggers, most of us are strapped for time and don’t get paid anything to inform our readers.
Easel.ly is a theme-based web app for creating infographics and data visualizations. By using what is on your easel, you’ll be expressing your creativity. It’s free, fast, and fun.
Have you heard of many ways to increase your page views? Are you skeptical of some of them? Do they sound like gimmicks, perhaps? Maybe they are just too time-consuming to even consider considering you are trying to navigate life both in and out of the blogosphere.
I heard of many of those ways myself. When one person suggested it, I was so overwhelmed with learning all that blogging entailed, I was skeptical. When several people suggested it, I was intrigued. When someone told me they solely credited their blogging success to it, I was hooked. The suggestion was to have an Email list. [Read more…]
Are you a new blogger who is trying to write and promote your blog posts? Are you a blogger whose readership is growing? In both cases, you probably feel like the 168 hours that there are in a week isn’t enough time to do all that you need to do.
What if I told you that I’m going to get you some help? I’m going to give you a personal secretary. I use her, but it’s okay because she can spread herself really thin. She’s free; you don’t even have to pay her. She will remember everything you ask her to do, she’ll never argue with you, she’s trustworthy, and she never takes days off. She even has experience. Her name is Hootsuite.
Has it ever occurred to you that you might be sued? After all, we do live in a litigious society where Seinfeld characters that sued for receiving a cup of coffee that was too hot have become all too real McDonald’s customers suing for the same reason in Seinfeld, a fictitious TV show.
Have you heard there was a blogger that was actually sued for using a picture he didn’t have permission to use? He took the picture down, but it wasn’t enough for the photographer. The blogger had to get a lawyer. Have you also heard ignorance is no excuse under the law? Ignorance of the laws of using others’ photos won’t protect you. I prefer to play safe and make my own graphics. This post will tell you how to use Canva.com, a relatively new site, to do that.