Blogging Tips

How to Start and Run a Forum Website

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jan 04, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
Create a sense of community on your website by adding a forum. Go through 6 simple steps that detail everything from choosing a platform for your forum to setting up administrative rules. Quick naviga…

Content Planning for 2015 – How to Come up with 365 Days of Excellent Blogging Ideas

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
Planning out your content for the coming year has a number of advantages to just writing by the seat of your pants. While there is something to be said for being spontaneous with your writing, having …

A Business Guide To Blog Sponsorships and SEO

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2018
  • By Luana Spinetti
Business needs, blogger needs, Google's needs – it can be difficult to marry the three without hiccups. Sometimes, the world of sponsorships is marked with controversies. I'm sure you are well f…

Contextual Advertising For Bloggers – Ethical Practices and Relevance

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2018
  • By Luana Spinetti
As a blogger, there have been times when I looked for more ways to monetize my blogs than just with sponsored posts and sidebar ads. I'm sure you have done the same to try to boost your blog income. C…

How To Run Your Blog Like The Pros (Even If You Just Started)

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Aug 27, 2018
  • By WHSR Guest
A blog is born every half a second. And yet 81% of blogs never make more than $100. Why is it that so many blogs are being started, and none of them ever seem to make much money? My hypothesis is that…

What Pop Sensation Taylor Swift Can Teach You About Running a Successful Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jun 14, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
1. Know Your Niche Taylor Swift knows music. She can play a guitar, she writes her own songs, and she sings. You don't win 7 Grammys, 11 American Music and 6 Country Music Association awards without k…

Email Outreach For Bloggers – 5 Successful Messages That Create Relationships

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated May 29, 2018
  • By Luana Spinetti
Email outreach is scary, isn't it? Heck, I know! I get the chills every time I have to reach out to a stranger to simply make a new friend, let alone to ask for something – a review, a collabora…

How to Grow Your Blog Before It Is Born

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 19, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
One of the most difficult things about starting a new blog or website is how to gain readership quickly. Once you’ve launched your site, the clock is ticking and without visitors, your site is sitting…

7 Steps to Organize Your Email and Add Hours to Your Week

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 05, 2018
  • By KeriLynn Engel
How many hours every week do you spend on email? Here’s a challenge for you: Starting next week, take note of all the time you spend checking email. Write it down in a notebook or use a time-tracking …

How to Use Free Telephone Conferences to Build Your Online Readership

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Teleconferencing has been around for many years. Ever since more than one person could be on a line, people have used telephones to have meetings with one another. For the purposes of building an onli…

You Are Doing It Wrong! 9 Blog Marketing Mistakes to Avoid Like Plague

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2017
  • By Luana Spinetti
Blog promotion was never easy for me. The fear of getting “too salesy” might have played a role, but more often it was a lack of understanding of my audience and, most of all, a lack of pl…

7 Tactics to Convert Blog Readers Into Paying Customers

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 06, 2017
  • By KeriLynn Engel
It’s a proven fact that businesses that blog get a lot more traffic than those who don't. But even if you’re getting thousands of visitors a day, it won’t help your business if none of those readers t…

7 Lessons I Learned During My First Year of Blogging

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Oct 25, 2017
  • By Ryan Biddulph
My first year of blogging was like riding a seesaw. I went up. I went down. This is a typical experience for many new bloggers. Excitement leads to dread. Elation leads to depression. Potential profit…

6 Tips to Use Content Marketing to Double Your Site Traffic

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Oct 16, 2017
  • By WHSR Guest
Content marketing is a relatively new term that refers to a bunch of marketing techniques that have been around for decades. In some ways, content marketing predates the Internet. To summarize, conten…

6 Indicators that Your Blog Post Idea Might Go Viral

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Sep 25, 2017
  • By Luana Spinetti
You always start with an idea. The idea may come to you from any source, book, blog, magazine, or life event. And potentially, any idea suiting your niche is good, because it can be something your rea…

52 Weeks of Idea Starters for Your Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Aug 23, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you want site visitors to return to your blog frequently, you have to give them fresh material to read. They need to know they can trust you to give them good advice and to give it on a regular sch…