Happy Friday friends! Believe it or not, the first full month of the year is nearly in the books. Why does it seem that the older you get, the faster time passes? :-) Thankfully, we’re having fun along the way and hopefully blogging is going well in the start of the New Year. If you did not have the time to check out the posts on Blogelina this week, you can check them out below:
- Using Captions and Callout Text to Engage Readers
- How to Grow Your Social Media Following as a Blogger
- Do You Know How To Create Contagious Content?
Now that we have nearly a full month in the books for 2014, how are your blogging goals progressing? I find, personally speaking, it’s good to check in at least once a month on what your blogging goals are and see how the progression is. There are various reasons behind this, but most importantly, so you don’t wake up and it’s October and you’ve seen little progress on your goals. If you’re concerned about the risk, don’t be afraid of failure as those experiences are often valuable teaching tools.
As always there was a good number of blog posts published this week. If you’re looking for some weekend reading, make sure to use my list as a starting point for ways to grow your blog. Have a great weekend everyone!
Blog Post of the Week
If you’ve been blogging for long, you can appreciate how finding ideas for blog posts can be difficult, to say the least, at times. I wrote a bit on this a few months back when I discussed dealing with writer’s block and believe that you need many sources to find ideas for blog posts. That is what I loved about this post by John as he shares some very useful resources, some often overlooked, that you can go to in order to find quality blog post ideas. Ultimately it’s about connecting with your reader and that can be a challenge if you’re in need of ideas. Check out this post for some valuable resources and you’ll be glad you did.
The Best of the Rest
Where to Find Great Content Topic Ideas on Adrienne Smith.net
This is along the same lines as the above post by John – another solid post about where to find blog post ideas when you need them.
Epic Fail vs. Genius on Hobby to Hot
Are you afraid of failure as a blogger? Check out this post to see how you can turn that fear on its head for valuable growth.
85 Takeaways from New Media Expo 2014 on Kikolani
Are you looking for tips from selling your book on Amazon to landing interviews for your podcast? If so, you can find those amongst many other tips from this helpful post.
5 Things You Shouldn’t Do as a Blogger in 2014 on Enstine Muki
Are you guilty of these things as a blogger? Check out this blog post to see where you may have gone astray and what you’re doing right.
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