Earlier this week we discussed ways to combat the dreaded Bloggers Block. The best way to do this is by always educating ourselves and being curious. You never know what event or information can spark a brand new blogging series that you will enjoy writing. Your readers will love it too. Continue reading 7 More Ways to Avoid Bloggers Block
The fear of running out of material when you’re writing your blog is totally understandable. I mean, you get your blog looking all pretty and write a few awesome articles and then …. zip. What can you do to ensure that you new blog doesn’t wind up being a deserted island? How can you keep the ideas flowing?
How to Come Up with Blog Topics
Here comes a four letter word that most people don’t want to hear P-L-A-N ahead. You need to focus on your audience and your niche with each and every piece of content that you write. For example, my blog is dedicated primarily to moms who want to earn money while homeschooling. The information is also suitable for stay-at-home moms that want to contribute to their family financially while they raise their kids.
So, what does planning entail? It involves research, schmoozing with other bloggers, setting aside quiet time as well as trusting your audience and your instincts to find the topics that need to be discussed. Let’s consider just five ways that we can avoid the dreaded writers block.
5 Ways to Avoid Bloggers Block
- Read about Your Industry/Niche – Keeping up to date about your niche will go far in helping you have ideas about what to write about. Information that experts talk about in magazines, in videos and in the news is a great way to get the info you need for future blog posts.
- Read Competitors’ Blog Posts – Choose a few high-powered competitors in your niche to read what they have to say. Sign up for their newsletters, and read on a regular basis what they have to say about your niche. You will come up with ideas from reading.
- Brainstorm Each Day – Take a few minutes each day to put pen to paper (or keyboard to document) to write down any idea that comes to mind. Just make a list as fast as you can about different topics to write about on your blog.
- Ask for Guest Bloggers – Keep your blog open for guest blog posts. If you bring in other experts, people will actually view you as even more of an expert. Establish rules or originality and uniqueness for guest bloggers.
- Come Up with a New View – As you read what others are saying, or even what you’ve said in the past, try to come at the subject matter from a new angle. Perhaps if you wrote “10 reasons to Blog Daily”, you might pick just one of the reasons to expand on.
When it comes to coming up with content on a regular basis for your blog, you cannot wait for or rely on inspiration. You need to keep records of ideas, develop a publication calendar based on the products and services that you want to promote and create a regular writing schedule.
Believe it or not, a regular planned writing schedule will produce better work than just waiting around for motivation. Using these suggestions should give you endless content ideas.
You know, this is a question that was on the top of everyone’s mind when I started blogging over 11 years (has it been that long?) and still concerns people today. My answer nowadays is “however long it takes you to answer the question you posed in your post.” But that’s just me.
There are a lot of gurus who claim to have the answer about how long a blog post should be. But, the truth is, there is no real tried and true answer. Let’s take a look at the three type of blog post styles that you have in your arsenal. Continue reading The Age Old Question: How Long Should a Blog Post Be?
This month has been dedicated to blogging and how you can use blogging to enhance your current business or build a brand new one. You know, everyone talks about home-based businesses. They talk about the freedom, the fun, the perks … but most don’t talk about the hard work that is involved in generating money through your own talents and interests.
If you’re like me, you have a head full-to-bursting with ideas that all sound viable, but which one is the right one to start building this dream business? Where should you start? What’s keyword research? What niches might be profitable for your product? Key questions that need an answer if you want to get anywhere with your dream. Continue reading Brainstorming Help for Your Business
Regardless of what type of business that you have, one thing that you will definitely need to invest in is an autoresponder. Everyone is familiar with autoresponders, even if they don’t know the official term.
An autoresponder is an emailing system that allows you to keep in touch with your list of customers, readers and everyone in between. If you look to the right side of this blog you’ll see the box encouraging you to join the Report of the Month Club. (You really should give it a look — you’ll learn a lot!) Continue reading Autoresponders for Beginners
I love new toys, don’t you? A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a this great phone app. It allows me to find, curate and schedule videos for myself and my clients’ social media accounts.
As you already know, video is one of the best ways to get attention for a product, cause or service. Who can resist clicking on a video of funny baby animals? I know that I can’t. And neither can your potential clients. The problem is researching and finding videos that are relevant to your campaign.
You may think that getting a video is as easy as typing “Youtube.” Bud did you know that 2/3 of videos aren’t on Youtube? That’s right — I was shocked too. Most videos are tucked away on private websites and MondoPlayer ferrets them out, giving you unique and interesting videos to share. That’s why I love MondoPlayer. Take a look!
We’ve already covered why blogging can be a good tool to use when positioning in yourself in the job market. What good is a tool, however, if you don’t know how to use it? So let’s take a few minutes to review seven ways to make your blogging fun and productive. Drum roll please …. Continue reading 7 Effective Blogging Strategies for Job Searches
If you’re looking for a new job, you know that it is important to standout in the crowd. A great way to do this is by setting up your own blog. How can blogging help your job search? It can be a vehicle to show you off your skills, online networking skills and, if you target it correctly, put you in best place to get the job offers you want. Whether you already have a blog or are looking to start one, here are some tips for incorporating your blog into your job search. Continue reading 6 Ways a Blog Can Help in Your Job Search
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When I saw that my last posting was two years ago I was like — “Huh? Nah, it must be wrong!” but that’s where we are folks. A lot has happened in that time including my mother’s final illness with cancer, her death, and all the changes that it encompasses.
But now, I’m back on track ready to share the insights I’ve gathered while working from home. Hopefully you will find my mistakes (and wise decisions) useful so that you can avoid the pitfalls that I’ve encountered. My #1 lesson is never ever neverdy ever sign up for an expensive monthly service in the hopes of attracting new clients. Continue reading Time Sure Flies …