Alright, I admit. I’m a huge “data” nerd! I enjoy gathering it, organizing it, and using it to help me make the right decisions. Over the years I’ve collected a wide range of data points, but answers to one question in particular really fascinate me.
“Why did you start blogging?”
I put together a top 10 list of the most common replies based on the personal aspirations and distinctive individuality of each blogger I chat with. Can you guess the most popular reason by far? Continue reading Step 1: Craft a blog post. Step 2, 3, 4 and 5: Promote said blog post.
Have you ever had a hard time coming up with a great blog post? Of course you have. I don’t think anyone can say with a straight face that they haven’t. Continue reading Pro Tip: Your blog community is an idea machine.
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
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!