The Cult of the Amateur and The Long Tail – Two MUST READ books for Bloggers

These are two must read books for bloggers that are not directly about blogging, but that have everything to do with producing your own content. These two books offer opposing (yet counterbalancing) views of the world of user generated and self published content such as YouTube videos, and blogs. Chris Anderson, in “The Long Tail”, [...]

Don’t be Annoying | annoying blog

Do you come across as are you annoying to your readers? While you may not be able to appeal to every reader’s idea of an ideal writer / speaker, you can at least minimize the things that most people consider to be annoying. Here are a couple things that seem annoying to most people.

Short Catchy Titles: How to Write Crisp Titles

Ever come across a blog post title so long it just trails off with ellipses on your feed reader? It’s not a very catchy title when you can’t even see the whole thing.

Get Ideas for Blog Posts Without Thinking Much (5 Quick Sources for Blog Topics)

You can get ideas for blog posts without having to think too hard. Here are five ways to help you do that.

Blogging Tricks to Boost Traffic

Every once a while you might want to rustle things up on your blog. You might find that breaking out of your blogging routine can revive your own enthusiasm and boost traffic at the same time. Here’s a list of some fun tricks commonly used by bloggers.

Anticipation only sells ketchup on TV! (…on speeding up your blog)

If the pages of your blog don’t load fast enough, there’s a good chance that new readers would walk out on your blog too. These tips should help you speed up page loading on your blog.

Stopping Copysuckers! (How to prevent plagiarism of your content)

Plagiarism totally sucks. You juggle multiple jobs and pull all-nighters to come up with great content for your blog and some lazy, parasitic scumbag simply copy-pastes all your stuff. Although you might not be able to stop it completely, you can prevent it to some extent. Here’s how:

How Often and When to Post

While you may have thought about what to post on your blog, have you ever thought about when to post? Your first instinct is probably to just post when it’s convenient to you, but should also consider your target audience. You want to be able to reach out to them at the best time and in the best manner. There are several factors that may influence when you should post.

The worst ways to advertise

If you want to make money from blogging, you’re going to have to put up ads. Nobody likes to be bombarded with ads, so stay away from the most annoying ads.

5 bloggers you can’t escape

You follow blogs because you like their content, style, tone etc, etc. But in your life as a blogger, you are certain to encounter 5 blogs that you just have to follow. Whose blogs are these anyway?