Blog compound growth: Why every win — no matter how big or small — counts in the long run

By now you should be well aware that when you’re just starting out, to grow your initial audience and influence, you have to do things that don’t scale.

There’s no getting around it — unless you can throw wads of money at your problems, and most of us can’t, or have massive connections with several famous influencers, and most of us don’t. This means there’s really only one realistic option; you have to go out there and hustle, because — and pay close attention — NO ONE WILL DO IT FOR YOU.

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Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of Aug 19-25 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers. Continue reading Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of Aug 19-25 2017

Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of Aug 12-18 2017.

Happy Friday everyone!

Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers. Continue reading Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of Aug 12-18 2017.

Pro Tip: Your blog community can help fuel true content automation

As a blogger, it’s fair to assume that your most important task is writing quality content for the enjoyment of your audience. When writing quality posts we generally follow a set of fairly straightforward guidelines – you know, the usual stuff; organizing, researching, writing, proofreading and editing. Continue reading Pro Tip: Your blog community can help fuel true content automation

Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of Aug 5-11 2017.

Good day everyone!

Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers. Continue reading Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of Aug 5-11 2017.

Pro Tip: Breaking down the toughest obstacle to blogging success

We’ve all experienced it… Actually, many of us are struggling with it right now.

It’s the appropriately phrased “chicken and egg” problem of what came first — the chicken or the egg. This enigmatic conundrum is as as old as blogging itself, a dilemma between content creation and growing an audience. Continue reading Pro Tip: Breaking down the toughest obstacle to blogging success

News: WordPress.com now offers thousands of plug-ins, widgets, and themes to paying business plan members.

For over a decade, WordPress.com has been the easiest way to get a blog online in mere minutes, but with a massive and unavoidable tradeoff; no support for any third party plugins, themes or widgets as offered by the .org version. Continue reading News: WordPress.com now offers thousands of plug-ins, widgets, and themes to paying business plan members.

Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of July 29 – Aug 4 2017.

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Welcome to the “weekly round-up” post from our ever-growing community of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, and other content creators. Every week we hand-pick five top posts from a pool of the highest voted user-submitted/created posts in the community and include them in this weekly “listicle” blog post, along with the newsletter for all of our blog subscribers. Continue reading Top 5 essential posts/links from our blogging community during the week of July 29 – Aug 4 2017.

Pro Tip: Engage with your audience, they need a leader!

It’s no secret that over the past few months I spent a sizable chunk of time helping bloggers get started with their new blog communities. It’s been a very rewarding experience, and I want to share the ins and outs of what I learned.

I had a chance to email, call and skype chat with bloggers such as yourself about their vision of what an ideal blog community can do for them. I found the feedback generally leans towards 5 particularly definitive expectations. Continue reading Pro Tip: Engage with your audience, they need a leader!