I’ve started more than a dozen different types of blogs since my blogging career began 12 years ago. Which blog was most successful? The relationship blogs! If you’re thinking about blogging or looking for ways to make money as a blogger — or you’re just wondering if relationship blogs are successful — you need these tips.
What attracts blog readers and keeps them coming back? Personality. Content. Entertainment. Information. The problem is that those qualities aren’t enough to make a blog popular. It’s at least equally as important to learn SEO (search engine optimization) so your blog doesn’t get left behind.
Halloween is a fantastic source of blog traffic and opportunities to find readers – if you can think of things to write about. These eight ideas for blog posts and magazine articles at Halloween won’t keep you in suspense!
Is it better for online writers to get paid per blog post, or earn money per click? Here are the pros and cons, plus the reasons I stopped writing for Suite101 – an online e-zine that’s been nosediving for over… Read More »Should Bloggers Get Paid Per Post or Per Click?
Need ideas, mommy bloggers? These tips for topics will help ease the pain of finding blogpost ideas. They’re from Prerna Malik, a mom blogger who started blogging years ago. One of the best tips for becoming a blogger is to find… Read More »10 Blog Post Ideas for Mommy Bloggers
Participating in a blogging or writing panel is my favorite way to attend conferences for writers! If you’ve been invited to sit on a writing or blogging panel, these five tips will help you prepare and improve your experience. And here’s a bonus for the non-panelists in the crowd: the top three takaways from the last blogging panel I was on (the “Writing for the Web” forum at the Write on Bowen Festival on Bowen Island, BC).
Before the tips, a quip:
“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” ~ Mark Twain
I’ve been on panels, and could tell that my fellow panelists hadn’t prepared at all. Their thoughts were jumbled, their sentences mumbled. Participating in a panel requires less preparation than teaching a blogging workshop or running a writing session, but it does require some forethought! So, make like Mark Twain and prepare for the impromptu questions you may be asked.
If you’ve never been to a writing conference, you’ll probably find The Portable Writer’s Conference: Your Guide to Getting Published extremely helpful. It’s one of my favorite resources for writing because it offers more information than you’d get if you attended a conference in person (because you can’t possibly attend every session!). Okay…here are my tips for being a participant on a writing or blogging panel…Read More »5 Tips for Sitting on a Blogging Panel at a Writer’s Conference
These tips for maintaining more than one blog will help you become a more organized, better blogger. Many of these tips are applicable even if you just have one blog – and they’re especially important if you’re considering starting a… Read More »8 Tips for Maintaining More Than One Blog
Hosting guest writers on your blog is a great way to give yourself a break from blogging and give your readers another perspective, says freelance writer and blogger Susan Johnston. But, guest bloggers don’t give you the freedom to take… Read More »5 Tips for Inviting Guest Bloggers to Write for Your Blog