• 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 […]

  • How to Use WordPress Categories and Tags to Increase Your Blog’s Engagement wordpress categories and tags

    WordPress categories and tags help you organize your content for your audience. Understanding what they are and how to use them effectively will increase audience engagement and pageviews for your blog. Imagine that you are reading a blog post on a new blog you just discovered and you love it! After you finish the post, […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to Get More Followers as a New Blogger how to get more followers as a new blogger

    Do you have an email list (Not a purchased one. DON’T do that!)? Thousands of followers on social media?  Of course not. If you’re reading this, you’re a new blogger! So, if you don’t have an email list and followers, how do you get more followers and convert readers into those followers? Read on to find […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Marketing Your Blog for the New Blogger: What You Should (and Shouldn’t) Do Marketing Your Blog for the New Blogger: What You Should (and Shouldn't) Do

    *This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, check out my legal disclaimer. Marketing Your Blog Bloggers write a blog because they either want to gain readers or earn money from their blog. There are no exceptions to this rule. The hard facts are that if you aren’t marketing your blog, you can’t accomplish either […]

  • How to Create Blog Graphics that will Catch the Eye and Increase Pageviews that will Catch the Eye and Increase Pageviews

    In the last post, I covered how to write a blog post. Now, it is time to learn how to create blog graphics that make people want to read your post. I promise, this is not difficult and only requires a computer and the internet. And if you are a blogger, you should already have […]