• 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
  • Staying creative for blog writing

    29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo. I was just writing a new blog post about what prevents us from writing a blog when Judy Heminsley shared this great little video with me. It covers some of the things that prevent us from being creative and gives us some tips on how to(…)

    Staying creative for blog writing
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

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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SEO Plugins for WordPress – Yoast

One of the best SEO plugins for WordPress I’ve been using SEO plugins for WordPress sites for a few years now. So far I have focused on the All in One SEO plugin and XML Sitemaps plugin for search engine optimisation. They have helped me to get my clients’ blogs in on the first page(…)

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Infographics – the power of pictures for your blog

Infographics – a social sharing success story Having had a bit of education recently on using Facebook. Pinterest and other social media spaces where pictures are so popular, I’ve been sitting thinking how I could leverage the power of pictures. Which is how I got into infographics and started sharing them with you. “Information graphics(…)

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Alexa ranking – infographic showing how to improve it

Alexa ranking. An important measure for potential advertisers If you are like me you probably want to improve your Alexa ranking as it’s a good way of showing you, potential advertisers and guest bloggers how your blog compares to the competition. Plus you get a warm glow when you finally break through the 100,000 mark!(…)

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Infographic for creating great content

Infographic – a picture is worth a thousand words The infographic below is a great tool to inspire you to write more. It’s the one thing that counts when you’re a blogger. Creating great content for your readers to get them coming back for more is a constant challenge. In my experience people can be(…)

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Blogging made easy

Coaching for Business Blogging Today I have a lovely bit of feedback from Katie Macdonald who was lucky enough to win the prize in my Twitter competition, which was a free 1-hour coaching call for one of my first 100 followers on Twitter. Katie is a virtual assistant (VA) who has just started to work(…)

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Inspiration for Blogging

Sometimes we need to step back from the screen and remind ourselves what real life is all about. I’ve just viewed this amazing video I found a few months back and realised it was worth sharing with you. I’ve been amazingly busy recently working on a big project to launch a new product which has(…)

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Personal development and blogging

Apart from blogging, one of my lifetime passions has been personal development. So much so that I left a very well paid job to start my own business helping people to grow and learn using personal development tools and techniques I had learnt along the way. So what has personal development got to do with(…)

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