Do you feel like you just do not get enough done in the day? If you took a step back and looked at your day by the hour or minute, how much of that time is spent on social media as it sucks your efficiency away?
San Francisco-based blogger Maneesh Sethi found himself in this very position and decided to put up a Craiglist ad to pay someone $8/hour to watch him and slap him every time he jumped on Facebook or Reddit.
Thus she slapped him and the GIF above was born!
There is a ton of information ‘out there’ for bloggers. Hundreds of blogs inundate you with tips, tricks, strategies and what not to build your blog, grow your audience and even make a buck or two in the process.
But amidst that avalanche of info, it can be hard to find what really matters in blogging. There’s so much contradicting advice, so many crazy detailed tips you’re supposed to apply, that it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Continue Reading…
The third installment of John Saddington’s blogging ebook series is now available!
If you’re rockin’ the Blogging Starter Kit and Making Money Blogging, you’re definitely going to want Blogging Google Adsense.
Here’s what you can look forward to learning from the Tentblogger:
There’s a certain benefit to having ‘timely’ posts, or posts related to current events. You can often get a nice bump in your statistics if you manage to work in a hype, an issue that’s in the news or a trend.
But who will read that post a year from now?
Take Gangnam style. Personally, I don’t get what the fuzz is about, but no one can argue it’s not ‘hot’. So everyone who’s blogging is writing about doing something ‘Gangnam style’.
But do you really think that a year from now, anyone will even remember what that was about, let alone read posts about it? Continue Reading…
If you found John Saddington’s first ebook the Blogging Starter Kit helpful, you’re going to love the second installment in a series of ebooks aimed at taking your blogging to a whole new level.
Making Money Blogging offers over a hundred pages of how many bloggers turn their hobby into profit.
Here are some of the topics covered:
In the post on 5 Essential Elements of an Effective Blog, we already stated that the About page on a blog is often the second most viewed page, right after the home page. That means it’s important to carefully create this page so it’s effective.
But what does that look like, an effective About page?
Any About page has to aim at one goal and one goal only: Getting people to read your blog, preferably on a more or less structural basis (for instance via RSS or email).
So the question is:
What would it take to get them to decide to do just that? Continue Reading…
Looks like DC Comics is trying once again to bring their tried and true characters into the present.
Case in point: Clark Kent is quitting the Daily Planet to become a self-employed blogger!
Finally, my favorite superhero is following my lead!
Not every blog has to look and feel the same.
Preferably not as a matter of fact.
But there are some essential elements you can’t leave out if you want your blog to be effective.
Content is number one obviously, but here are five more:
I originally titled this using the word, ‘writers;’ but the more I thought about it, ‘blogger’ seemed more appropriate. There is something very unique about ‘bloggers.’ Yes, some writers are bloggers, but some bloggers are not writers.
Blogging has its own unique form. You can use videos, images, and writing 300 words is par for the course.
I make this distinction because many people feel intimidated to inquire about guest posting for ChurchMag. They have their own blog and they may be passionate about technology and the Church, but contribute?
That sounds scary.
How do I know this?
Content marketing is the newest advertising technique that has found several takers all over the globe. It works well even with virtually no advertising budget. All that one needs to do is write articles and blog posts that show up as results to a search engine query. But writing articles definitely requires a lot of dedication, effort and investment of time. The articles must contain essential information that is of value to the reader. Here an effort has been made to provide methods that will help someone write content that either informs or educates and helps readers make their own purchase decisions. This is in fact the best method to increase the traffic flow to a blog. But there is no point in writing lengthy articles that nobody will read. This is what is called ‘promoting content’.
On the other hand, it is important not to overdo things in an effort to generate more and more traffick. The more natural things remain the more effective they will be. Redundant articles and uninformative writing will result in dwindling public interest after a little while.
Here are several blogging tips to keep in mind: