• How to Create a Content Strategy for Your Blog Using an Editorial Calendar how to create a content strategy for your blog using an editorial calendar

    Blogging can be a lucrative career or a great way to earn a second income. However, most bloggers don’t make money off their blogs, despite their best efforts. Creating a content strategy and using an editorial calendar for your content can change that. Most bloggers simply aren’t consistent with their content. This means that your […]

  • Setting SMART Goals for Your Blog: Grow Your Blog 2018 Setting SMART Goals for Your Blog

    ‘Tis the season for setting resolutions that you won’t keep. We do it every year. However, statistics show that only 9.2% of resolutions are kept. Resolutions simply aren’t effective. On the other hand, setting SMART goals for your blog is very effective. Setting SMART goals for your blog, writing down your goals, and creating a […]

  • Blog Speed: How Your Slow Blog is Scaring Off Readers blog speed: how your slow blog is scaring off readers

    Is your blog slow to load? Blog speed is more important than you may realize. According to Sherice Jacob of Kissmetrics, visitors will abandon a website that takes longer than 3 seconds to load. On top of that, 79 percent say they will not return if the website loaded slowly. This means your blog speed […]

  • How to Improve Your Blog’s SEO Backlink Strategy How to Improve Your Blog’s SEO Backlink Strategy

    Recently, many bloggers woke up to discover their blogs had suddenly dropped in rankings. Was this a mistake? How could this happen? It was no mistake. It was the result of a poor backlink strategy and Google’s newest algorithm update, a.k.a. Fred. What Happened? According to Techwyse, the newest update from Google targeted poor quality […]

  • How to Plan your Blog Posts Without Forgetting Anything Important How to Plan Your Blog Posts without Forgetting Anything Important

    You have a lot to keep in mind when planning your blog posts. Keeping track of all of the necessary components of your blog post is really hard.  I understand your struggle. That’s why I am sharing my blog writing process today to help you plan your blog posts and remember everything important. Planning and […]

  • Who is Your Blog Audience? Get to Know Your Readers Using Google Analytics Who Is Your Blog Audience?

    Why are you blogging? This sounds like a silly question, but you can narrow it down to one reason: A blog audience. Yes, you write a blog because you want people to read what you write! If you didn’t want people to read your writing, you would have written a journal instead. 😉 Knowing who […]

  • How to Legally Protect Your Blog from Lawsuits and Content Theft How to Legally Protect Your Blog from Lawsuits and Content Theft

    If you have been following along on my series on how to create a blog, you have come a long way, my friend. So far you have learned how to sign up for webhosting, installed WordPress, created a blog post and graphics for your blog, and have learned about marketing your blog and SEO. Now it’s […]

  • 6 Powerful WordPress Plugins that are the Key to Your Blog’s Success 6 Powerful WordPress Plugins that are the Key to Your Blog’s Success

    Now that you have successfully installed WordPress, using my previous post, How to Install WordPress and Avoid the Stress of Learning Code, it is time to consider what you plan to do with the software. You know you are starting a blog. Chances are you want people to read it. That’s where WordPress plugins come in. […]

  • How to Install WordPress and Avoid the Stress of Learning Code How to Install WordPress and Avoid the Stress of Learning Code

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