• Personal blogging benefits

    Seven blogging benefits – it’s personal! Having discussed business blogging benefits I thought it would be useful to look at some of the personal reasons for blogging which might be overlooked. Many people blog for pleasure and that’s cool. You may not have thought about the positive side effects of your blogging habit! 1. You(…)

    Personal blogging benefits
  • Blog posting desert

    What to do when your blog posting dries up It happens to the best of us! Sometimes you are too busy with other projects or get out of the habit of blogging regularly. Obviously if you are making money looking after clients then that isn’t a bad thing but there is always that nagging thought(…)

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  • Six more useful beliefs for blogging success

    Blogging success may be beyond your reach due to your beliefs! Your beliefs can affect you in many ways – some can be really helpful but others can be damaging and limit your potential. For example your beliefs can have massive impacts on your healing. A man with cancer believed that a new drug would(…)

    Six more useful beliefs for blogging success
  • The 7 reasons why blogs fail

    Ever wondered why blogs fail? Many people start a blog and then lose interest. I’ve seen many blogs with just the bare bones of the theme and little content or the last post was over a year ago. Is it that they lack discipline or dedication, have they lost interest and lack passion about their(…)

    The 7 reasons why blogs fail
Blog comments

Blog comments

Are blog comments useful anymore? There’s a trend going on at the moment where blog comments are being turned off. There are three reasons for this – spam, spam and spam! Well, there are a couple of other good reasons too but this is one of the main issues. Some high profile sites such as(…)

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Monetising blogs

Monetising blogs

Can you make money by monetising blogs? Seems like a dream, doesn’t it? Making money whilst you sleep, sitting on a sunny beach tapping away at your laptop and your bank account getting bigger every day. There are lots of people who want to persuade you that monetising blogs is a route to riches and(…)

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Sponsored posts – are they worth it?

Sponsored posts – are they worth it?

Should you be accepting sponsored posts on your blog? Depending on the type of blog you have this might not be something you’ve considered. Sponsored posts are a long term strategy – you might not have the visibility or credibility online to do this straightaway. And it’s not going to fit with everyone’s business goals(…)

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Writing guest posts for other bloggers

Writing guest posts for other bloggers

Writing guest posts for others. Why would you do this? I mean it’s bad enough just trying to write your own content, isn’t it?  So why is it worthwhile writing guest posts for other people? You can build a mutually beneficial relationship with another blogger by providing useful content for them. You will reach a(…)

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Guest posts on your blog

Guest posts on your blog

Publishing guest posts as part of your blogging strategy What I mean by this is that you get other bloggers to write guest posts for your blog. Many people do not consider this as a strategy because it feels a bit like delegating! I often hear comments such as: I don’t have the time. I(…)

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How to change your WordPress username

How to change your WordPress username

The danger of the ‘Admin’ username and how to change it! You may have had your WordPress installation set up by a webmaster or done it yourself. Unfortunately some webmasters are sloppy and you may be unaware that using  ‘Admin’ for your WordPress username is a huge security risk for your site. In fact recently(…)

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Personal blogging benefits

Personal blogging benefits

Seven blogging benefits – it’s personal! Having discussed business blogging benefits I thought it would be useful to look at some of the personal reasons for blogging which might be overlooked. Many people blog for pleasure and that’s cool. You may not have thought about the positive side effects of your blogging habit! 1. You(…)

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WordPress Dashboard Wizardry

WordPress Dashboard Wizardry

Navigating the WordPress dashboard maze. I’ve been asked by a good friend, Social Media Queen Nicky Kriel, to deliver a workshop on using the WordPress dashboard at her Social Media Summit event on 1 November 2013. She’s the author of a new book How To Twitter For Business Success and talks about social media on(…)

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Beware the blog hackers

Beware the blog hackers

Blog hacking hell. How to survive the blog hackers You may have noticed or heard that I had a ‘brute-force ‘ attack on my site recently. Basically that means an organised group of blog hackers attempt a global strike at WordPress sites. They will check out anyone with ‘admin’ as the user ID and then(…)

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YouTube compilation – winter wonderland

YouTube compilation – winter wonderland

The power of YouTube compilation videos. The last YouTube compilation I posted was two years when I shared the BBC Wildlife voiceover clip. Since it’s been below freezing for the last week in the UK, and it’s snowing heavily outside right now, I thought I’d add a bit of humour with this YouTube compilation video(…)

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