5 Tips For Increasing Your Blog’s Traffic

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  Are you envious of those blogs which seem to generate thousands of readers and subscribers and who are invariably making thousands of dollars from blogging?  Set aside your envy and pay careful attention.  They’re not making thousands of dollars doing anything you don’t already know how to do.  The trick? They’re doing them consistently and you can too. Here’s what the big blogs do to grow their blog and how you can too:   #1  Guest blog. Guest blogging is a fantastic Continue Reading

Beating The Blogging Blues – Focusing & Staying Motivated Even When It’s Difficult

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If you are very busy then you may find it difficult to keep yourself motivated and also focused on the task at hand. So how can you juggle an equal balance between work and motivation and work and focus? Improving Your Focus You may begin to lose focus on the task at hand while you are working. This happens to many people and you are not alone. To overcome this, you need to learn how to remain focused even when times may be difficult to do so. Check out these tips for staying focused Continue Reading

A Video’s Worth A Few Thousand Words

A Video's Worth a Few Thousand Words

When a person clicks on an Internet link, there's no telling how long they can be expected to stay on the page. Web users can be notoriously fickle, spending as little as a few seconds on any given page before moving on to a new site. What's more, the text that you throw onto your site may not have much of an effect on the duration. Nielsen reports a user may read as little as 20 percent of the words on a given page. Improving your website with text alone won't cut it, but incorporating video Continue Reading

From A Reader: How to Take Your Own Headshot (with an iPhone!)

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Having a great headshot for your blog sidebar or about page can add a huge personal touch to your blog!  But it can be really expensive to have a professional photo shot taken. Ellie, one of our amazing Blogelina readers, shared her recent post - which could save you money, time, AND give you a great photo for your blog! Check Out Her Tutorial Here: How to Take Your Own Headshot (with an iPhone!) Continue Reading

How to Survive Your First 12 Months of Blogging

How to Survive Your First 12 Months of Blogging

I started my blog 18 months ago excited and ready to take on the blogging world. The next 12 months were a roller coaster of emotions from ecstatic to completely discouraged. I’m banking this is true for most bloggers who start out full of hope and excitement to share their words with the world. But then the reality sets in. No one is reading. At least not at first.  Sure, maybe your mom and your best friend are reading, but the crowd of people who you expected to flock to your site just Continue Reading

4 Business-Savvy Ways for Blogs to Increase Twitter Followers

4 Business-Savvy Ways for Blogs to Increase Twitter Followers

The number of blogs out there seems endless. WordPress alone hosts more than 76 million, with Tumblr microblogs reaching 176.6 million at last count. How can you, as a blogger, stand out among the masses and grow your readership? One way is to increase your followers on Twitter, sending those followers to your blog. Learn how to do exactly that with these four expert tips and examples from companies that use the platform to great success. Focus On Your Passion Forbes contributor and Continue Reading

How To Make Your Blog Stand Out In A Big Way

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Last week, we talked about How Important It Is For Your Blog To Have A UVP.  Today, we'll look at some important questions to ask as you plan your UVP. It's time to buckle down and really put some thought into your blog's Unique Value Proposition - what is really going to make your blog stand out from the rest.  It's time to put it all together and create a unique value proposition that tells your laser-targeted market why your blog is the one they should come to! In order to do this, here Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide To Understanding Your Blog’s Target Reader

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In order to understand how to make your blog stand out above the rest, you need to understand the people in your target market at an individual level. This means not as a mass of demographic statistics, but as actual human beings. Your UVP (Unique Value Proposition - what makes your blog different from the rest) needs to appeal to their needs and desires, as well as their frustrations, worries, problems, and pain points. When you connect in this way, you create an emotional bond. The first step Continue Reading