http://www.bloggingtips.com - Does your blog traffic suck? One of the most frustrating things about blogging is not getting the hits you want despite working so hard to create awesome content. It sucks but it’s the reality for most of us. When I first started my blog, I was very hopeful that it will get decent amount of traffic simply because I know I did a fine job in writing posts that freelance writers will find useful. Fast forward more than a year later and its traffic is measly disappointing. It doesn’t even reach 500 people and, honestly, that made not want to continue writing. I thought if it doesn’t get the traffic I want, what’s the point? So for several months the blog remained dormant. I focused on writing for other people’s blog. That, at least, gets my work a lot of hits. My
http://www.bloggingtips.com - While the life and profession of being a blogger might seem like a boring one to most people, it all depends on what type of blogger you ask. I personally do a lot more than blogging and I love my job. If you were to ask travel bloggers, I’m sure you would hear the same. Gary Arndt is a travel blogger and he also has quite the following online as well, with over half a million followers across his social networks and he also has quite the blog as well. I’m quite jealous of all the places Gary has visited and after reading this “Meet the Blogger” interview I’m sure you will be too! 1.) Please tell us about yourself and how you got into blogging? I started a personal blog back in 1997. It wasn’t even called a blog back then, it was just my personal websit
http://www.bloggingtips.com - Finding haters of two things, Nickelback and the Ghost Rider movies is way too easy than I’d care to admit. Simply because it seems cool, for lack of a better reason. It is a little disheartening to see that with the passage of time, Nicholas Cage’s fiery-skulled avatar alone doesn’t manage to carry the film on its fiery motorcycle towards the pinnacles of absolute glory. But hey, the makers of the films have probably learnt a lesson or two by now (hopefully), so should we. Especially, we writers. You might ask: What on earth can be inspiring about a visibly lunatic daredevil motorcycle stuntman slash flaming skulled rider from hell? Well, surprise, surprise! Here are five amazing tips from this hot chaos that will help a writer Ghost Rider-ize their work to the maximum
http://www.bloggingtips.com - If you’re like most of us, sometimes you get stuck. No matter how hard you try you can’t think of what to write that will interest your blogging network. The problem is that we can’t just write about what we want, right? We have to write topics that are geared towards our audience. So, when I’ve hit a dead end, I like to: Look on social media I’m sure that you’ve read lots of advice about how to figure out what went viral and use it in your business. Well, don’t do that. Seriously, stop blogging what everyone else is blogging. Instead, I want you to spin the ideas you see on social media differently than you are currently seeing them. If someone wrote an article titled, The 10 Best of something, go ahead and write, The 10 Worst of the same thing.
http://www.bloggingtips.com - Do you want to know how to improve writing skills? You must start with the headlines. By now you should know that headlines are very important. If you can’t create headlines that capture attention, then you’re toast. As a writer, this is a skill you desperately need to learn first. Well-crafted headlines will generate more views, engage readers and convert clicks. That’s the reason why writers could spend as long as several days to come up with the best headlines. If you want to know how to improve writing skills, start watching (or reading) more news How can it help you write better headlines? Newscasts have compelling headlines. They’re shocking, completely ear-perking, and sensational at times but they always work. Notice how even if you’re doing something
http://www.bloggingtips.com - Top 10 ways to write an engaging blog post Reader engagement is very important. It is a measure of effective writing. You can’t say your blog is successful if readers don’t like it. Posts that have zero comment, like, or share are worthless. People don’t think they’re relevant, useful, or even remotely entertaining. That would also mean you’ve wasted all the time and energy writing the post. So how do you write an engaging blog post? Here are 10 very easy and useful tips. 1. Write like you’re talking to just one person Readers are most likely to stay focused on something they feel is written specifically for them. It creates exclusivity. It will make them feel special. Wouldn’t you? If someone you follow on Twitter or Facebook sends you a private messa
http://www.bloggingtips.com - I’m working on a new project with some of the top bloggers in the world and I would love to hear what some of your favorite questions for them would be. Since most of the top bloggers in the world are extremely busy and hard to get in touch with, if you could ask them one question… what would it be? The questions should be focusing on their blog, business and how they got there, but can also get quite creative and unique. Here are some of the most often asked questions that top bloggers get: Why/How did you first start blogging? How do you get traffic to your blog? How to you make money with your blog? What are your favorite blog tools to use? Name some of your favorite blogs you read daily? Please list your questions for top bloggers in the comments section below and I will .
http://www.bloggingtips.com - Some of the best blogs in the world are started as hobbies and self motivational journals for making money online or any other tasks that we might be working on. Since starting a blog and using WordPress is such a low cost and awesome way to document our successes and stories, it’s no wonder why so many people are now blogging online. Today “Meet the Blogger” Lewis Ogden, falls into this same category. Learn more about him and his blog in the interview below. 1.) Please tell us about yourself and how you got into blogging? It all started for me around 4 years ago after selling a hobby site for a few hundred dollars. Once I realized you could actually make money online that was it, I read everything I could on SEO and Internet Marketing. Flash forward a couple of years an
http://www.bloggingtips.com - Blogging is one of the top platforms available for anyone to become a powerful voice and brand of their own. It doesn’t matter where you are located or even your age, and today’s “Meet the Blogger” interview is a perfect example of this concept in motion. 1.) Please tell us about yourself and how you got into blogging? I’m Charles Floate, I’m a 17 year old internet marketer and I currently run the God of SEO blog as my main blog, but also own a ton of other side projects that I do blogging on as well. I got into blogging through being an SEO, I was following Matthew Woodward for a LONG time and he released a tutorial on starting a blog. I already had the “GodOfSEO.Co” domain sitting in my NameCheap account and thought I may as well setup a b
http://www.bloggingtips.com - It’s safe to say that you can accomplish anything through blogging, especially when it comes to building your own brand, business or audience. As a speaker at many conferences across the country, I continually meet up with one of my good friends Murray Newlands. At these events Murray is one of the hardest working guys in attendance and it’s his job to video interview as many people as he can for his sites. Through the use of his videos and his blog, he’s able to associate his name with everyone he gets to interview and then post on the internet. The kicker here is that not only will Murray promote the interviews online, but so will the people he is interviewing… which continues to grow his own brand every day! Check out the “Meet the Bloggers” intervie