International Weekly Roundup #7

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Welcome to the Last Weekly Link Roundup

The Best Links of the Week

This weekly feature wraps up this week on this site. Charles Rogers will be taking it over starting this Tuesday.

1. Blogging advice articles say if you want to have a post with high page views, you should write an ultimate guide. Readers love ultimate guides. When Boni Satani wrote me with a submission for me to feature the Ultimate Guide to Event Planning, I was interested. Boni is from Buckinghamshire, England.

2. Replying to my request for links for this series, Vanilla Rainbow submitted a link. In a shocking twist, I changed links and chose another one on the site I thought my readers would find more relatable, How to Get More Followers. In an even more shocking twist, Vanilla Rainbow refused to tell me where he or she resides even though this is the International Link Roundup! I agree with the tips Vanilla Rainbow shared in the posts. They really do help get more blog subscribers.

3. Last September, when blogging influencer Neil Patel contacted me, I thought I had fallen asleep at my desk and dreamt it.  He asked if I wanted his feature his SEO article in my roundup. I wrote back ecstatic and answered of course I would be interested.

Then, there was a delay. I never heard from him. Far be it from me to rush Neil Patel, who I am sure is extremely busy.

While commenting on his blog, I assured him I was still interested in featuring his SEO article. He said I could choose any one I like.

The article I chose was 5 Ways to Create Content that Google Wants to Rank. Neil has a point–only one article can be in the #1 position. Neil gives advice about what content you can create, so the article in the #1 spot can be yours.

(Note: If you are interested in quality link building to improve search engine optimization, we still have an active Link Exchange on this blog. If you would like to join, let me know your niche in the comments section.)

Blogging Events

Community Bulletin Board

  1. Jennifer Calvert is looking for poem submissions. There doesn’t seem to be any requirements for the poem. Any format if fine. It can be authored by someone beside yourself.
  2. In upcoming news, I am trying to develop an idea for a book. I would be grateful if you helped me develop my book topic. Here is a link to a survey that will help me hone in on a blogging-related topic. I promise it will only take a few short moments of your time.

3. I wanted to address the obvious change in the blogging community over the last week. Your Twitter social share button is not broken. On November 20, Twitter did away with counting their social shares. From what I heard, they felt retweets were not an accurate sign of social proof since people were retweeting links to articles they hadn’t read.


This is Janice signing out. Please go support Charles Rogers and wish him luck in his new weekly series, the International Weekly Link Roundup which starts on his site this Tuesday, December 1. If you would like a link featured in his new series, please click on his link and put your URL and location of residence in the comments section on his blog.

It has been a pleasure offering you articles from around the world the last few months.

Please share, so that others can see these articles.

What do you think readers? Do you agree with Neil’s advice about how to rank in the #1 spot on Google? Do you have any other suggestions for how to optimize your posts for SEO or do you think about it?

Do you agree, as I do, with Vanilla Rainbow’s advice for getting new blog followers? Do you have any additional tips for getting new followers?

Do you know any other information about Twitter’s decision to end its counting of social shares? I look forward to your views.

  1. Charles Rogers

    Dear Janice thank you for rolling out I B and establishing high visibility .
    Thank you for the handoff.
    It’s been great …”getting know you…getting know all about you,…putting it nicely, my cup of tea” Anna

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Charles,
      You are the right person for this job. I know you will do great as the new host of the International Weekly Link Roundup!

  2. Jennifer

    Thank you for sharing my poetry link Janice. It is very much appreciated! X

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jennifer,
      I tried to help support you by getting you submissions. You are most welcome.

  3. vanillarainbow

    Thanks so much for featuring my blog! I’m so sorry I couldn’t share where I was from. But if you’d like, I can say that I am a she. ? Your feature will be up on my blog very soon. Thanks again!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi am looking forward to being featured on your blog. I am looking forward to your Subscribing to My Blog as well.

  4. Melinda

    Oh no! Janice! But thanks for handing off to a great guy. Was it just getting to be too much?
    I know you are a super busy woman.
    Happy Thanksgiving, BBFF Melinda

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Melinda,
      I am glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Good luck with your move. More space is always better.
      Charles was the better person for the host of the International Weekly Roundup since the original idea was his. I know he will do great at it!

    • Janice Wald

      How sweet of you Lynda. Thank you!
      Some people were concerned I was quitting blogging. I will still be around to influence bloggers, just in other formats. Thanks for your kind words.

  5. John Doe

    Thanks for starting something different. I am glad charles will continue

    • Janice Wald

      Me too! I know he will do great. The original idea for the series was his.

  6. DGKaye

    Janice? Where are you going? Are you leaving us? Or are you opening up new avenues here? It’s been a wonderful season here and I’ve learned so much more about social media thanks to your blog. <3

      • Janice Wald

        That is funny how I thought I wasn’t going to see you (when it was the picture of your avatar you were referring to), and you thought you wouldn’t see me since I’m giving my weekly roundup away.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      Speaking of social media, I am getting ready to write my book. I just have to hone in on a topic. I created a survey in order to see which of my blogging-related topics people are interested in reading about. Since I know you were interested in my book (even though I don’t have one yet), I hope you will take the survey. Here is the link:
      Thanks for the help.

  7. Benjamin Carter-Riley

    Thanks for sharing the links Janice, I’m going to bookmark this page and check out the posts.
    It’s awesome that Neil Patel emailed you, that would of surprised me too!

    Keep up the great work Janice. 🙂


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Benjamin,
      1. What a nice surprise hearing from you today! Thanks for the visit!
      2. Thanks for the interest in the links I chose. Hopefully, they are versatile enough for all interests.
      3. I see you wrote about Twitter (I can see your headline). I write about how Twitter helps bloggers too. I just made a Pinterest board with Twitter tips for bloggers.
      4. Thanks for the kind words about my blog.
      Once again, great to see you. Thanks for writing me.

    • Janice Wald

      I saw you on. Neil’s site today. We both commented on one of his articles. Do you know a good widget for a downloadable PDF? Thank you!

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