Have you taken the plunge or are you not ready to reveal your blogging secret?
In the past three years, I have shared my passion for blogging with many people.
Not everyone shares my enthusiasm.
This post will argue both sides of this issue.
Did you know the decision to tell or not to tell people you blog was an issue?
My experience sharing that I blog has been met with mixed results.
For this reason, you should give the decision to tell people you blog great thought.
With apologies to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “To tell or not to tell?” that is the question.
Today is guest author Tuesday.
However, we don’t have a guest author today. Instead of a guest blogger, we have a post about guest blogging opportunities.
9 compelling reasons bloggers and other content creators should host guest authors on their websites are explained.
What to Do When Your Blog Is Offline: 11 Activities
by Ryan Biddulph
Fingernails terrorized, worn down to the cuticles.
The old me flipped out when my blog went offline.
Whether a hack-a-fest targeted my blog or the culprit was scheduled maintenance, I feared….loss. I’d lose traffic, profits, comments and my online reputation if my blog went down for more than 5 minutes. Or so I thought.
The modern-day me laughs at that old fool. I have since learned that when your blog is offline it can be a fabulous blessing.
My blog is offline now at least 24 hours due to scheduled maintenance. I am as calm as a Buddhist monk after 15 glasses of warm milk.
If you are as nervous as a gazelle who mistakenly wandered into a lion pride when your blog goes down, engage in these 11 activities to feel good about the planned – or unplanned – downtime.
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Synopsis: Every blogger faces it – writing a blog at the last minute in order to keep to his or her posting schedule. Here are 9 tips that should help you out and get that post quickly crafted.
Crafting Rapid-Fire Blog Posts When You Don’t Have the Time to Write Blog Posts
by Norman Arvidsson
It’s midnight. Not much time left in your day. And you still haven’t written that blog post that should be up tomorrow. You can’t get up early and write it because you have a meeting. It’s now or never.
What to write about? You don’t want to create and post a “bomb” – you need to get clever and smart and do it quickly.
Here are 9 suggestions that may help you get that post written, appeal to your audience, and still get a decent night’s sleep.
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You know I report to you current trends in blogging.
One of them is to ask your readers what they want to see on your blog.
Our recent guest author Ryan Biddulph shared a technique he uses on his blog we will implement as well.
He asks his readers what they’d like to see blog posts about.
So, today, I am asking.
What articles would help you? What articles would you like to see on this blog?
What topics would you like to see Mostly Blogging cover more of?
What blog post topics would help you the most on your blogging journey?
I am here to help you with whatever blogging struggles you have.
Please let me know in the comments section what articles would help you the most.
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Let’s make a package that’s right for you. Respond in the comments section and I’ll contact you via email to arrange a personalized coaching session, or you can contact me directly at [email protected] to discuss your blogging needs.
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Welcome to Our Blog Party!
Did someone say blog party?
It is time for our bimonthly Meet and Greet.
In the comments section, you are encouraged to self-promote.
Introduce your blog to the other guests at the party. Tell the readers about your blog, and post a link to your favorite post, a recent post, your About page, your blog link, or anything you like.
If you are not already following Mostly Blogging, I like new subscribers too.
At today’s Meet and Greet, we are having burgers because I promised my reader, Nathan, we would.
Enjoy the food and the networking.
Note: At other Meet and Greets, guests return and leave different links to articles in different comment boxes. You are welcome to return as often as you like and leave links.
I am hoping others will be able to find new blogs to read and new bloggers to connect with.
I hold these opportunities for bloggers to network twice a month.
Guests, if you think others would enjoy the networking opportunities at the Meet and Greet, please share on your social media. The more guests at the party, the more networking opportunities for all of us.
If you get a chance to promote the link to this party on your site, that would also be much appreciated since it would help make others aware of this blog party.
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8 Important Things The Novice Blogger Should Remember
By Pat Fredshaw
Starting your first blog is a little bit like learning how to drive. For one thing, there is so much to keep track of, for another, it’s easy to oversee something and come to a crashing halt. For that reason, just like when you’re learning how to drive, you really need to get some help. There’s just too much to do (and too little of it makes sense) for you to succeed otherwise.
I thought I’d turn this into a bit of an instructional guide to help you out so that you don’t come to a screeching crash and instead can keep puttering along. With these instructions, you might not yet be able to kick your blog into a higher gear, but at least you won’t end up in a ditch either.
And that’s a good start, don’t you think? So without further ado, here are my things to watch out for as a novice blogger.