5 Steps to Ensure Your Guest Post Pitches Don’t Fall on Deaf Ears

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Trash.

Spam.

Most bloggers don’t tolerate lame guest posting pitches.

Some bloggers pour salt in your pitching wounds, laying into you with a snarky or outright angry email to put you in your pitching place.

Over the years I have cultivated my “Pitch Compassion”.

I rarely get annoyed or even agitated when a blogger pitches me to land a guest post on Blogging From Paradise.

Usually I note how guest posting is permanently closed on BFP but sometimes when pressed for time I ignore the email.

The majority of bloggers either junk such emails or at best, ignore the pitches entirely.

If your guest post pitches seem to fall on deaf ears you need to change your strategy.

Something is off.

Something is wrong. Continue reading…

5 Warning Signs that You Lack Blogging Clarity

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Clarity.

The #1 tool in any blogger’s arsenal.

You want to follow your passion. Ditto for honing your blogging skills through persistent practice. Toss in some serious networking and you are onto something.

But establishing clarity around your blog is the ultimate difference maker because once you get clear on your blog success flows in with greater ease.

I have experienced this with Blogging From Paradise. The clearer I get the more neat opportunities that flow my way.

Clarity cannot be measured quantitatively. It is a feeling thing.

To get a better understanding of how clarity relates to your blog, if you feel worried, or guilty, or anxious, or any fear-based energy, in regards to any aspect of your blog, you lack clarity in that area. If you lack clarity in multiple areas or through multiple aspects of your blog you will struggle terribly to succeed as a blogger.

If however, you identify these red flags, feel the associated fears and get clear on certain aspects of your blog it will become easier to drive increasing blog traffic and profits to your blog. Continue reading…

How Jeff Bullas Went from Internet Sideline Observer to World Renowned Blogger [EP 38 The Blog Chronicles]

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Jeff Bullas joined me on this episode of The Blog Chronicles!

If you don’t know Jeff Bullas, you should, because aspiring bloggers can learn so much from this guy!

Jeff was someone I immediately noticed and started following when I began my solopreneur blogging journey back in 2012. His website offers tons of helpful tips on blogging, social media, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and more!

Getting a chance to talk face-to-face with Jeff Bullas was a ton of fun! I got a chance to ask him many questions about his start in blogging, including many details on topics like blog writing, blog promotion, social media, and how blogging has changed Jeff’s life. Continue reading…

5 Blogging Lessons I Have Learned from Becoming a Runner


**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

Woohoo!

I just ran 10 miles.

I’d like to say, no sweat, but water poured off me not unlike the drowning deluges we experienced when living in the remote jungles of Costa Rica.

Make no mistake about it; even though I sweated like a fat pig, the run was easy for me. Super easy. I nose-breathed for the entire 10 miles. No huffing. No puffing.

I could have easily done another 2-4 miles.

But I learned that being pulled by inspiration and fun and *not* pushing myself is the secret to my stunning progress after only 3 months of training.

Running Ryan learned some hyper helpful blogging lessons from his running sessions too (bonus lesson; blog about yourself in the 3rd person only if an opportunity for alliteration arises). Continue reading…

4 Objections to Leaving Hellish Hosting and How to Conquer these Devilish Demons

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**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

Hellish hosting.

Most of us bloggers have been there at one time or another.

At least the cheapskates have.

Or, the former cheapskates.

I learned a painful but valuable lesson many moons ago. Because I clung to a bad hosting package like a baby clings to its rattle. For way too long.

Things only started to take off with my old and new blog after I ditched my old hosting solution to upgrade to a premium, reliable hosting company.

I never looked back.

If you are having severe problems with your blog up time and speed see if you are clinging to any of these common objections to upgrading your web hosting. Continue reading…

17 Blogs with Awesomesauce: Your Cheat Day Pigout [July 2017]

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Has it been four weeks already?

Time for your monthly cheat day pigout!

Indulge on some of the sweetest, richest, high calorie blog posts you’ll ever read.

You can’t binge like this every day (unless you don’t want to get anything done), so that’s why I curate a monthly cheat day where we are allowed to gorge on 17 treats from the interwebs.

Okay, no more self discipline. Time to 🐷 Out! Continue reading…

Why Lauren Golden Quit a Good Job to Launch Her Online Business [EP 39 The Blog Chronicles]

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Lauren Golden runs a blog called The Free Mama.

Her journey began with Build Your Own Blog.net, that’s where she started her website, and she has been growing ever since. When I say growing, I’m talking both internally through what she’s learning and externally with her audience growth.

She’s a mid-tier blogger chasing her dreams and we’re going to find out what Lauren’s dreams are for her website, the free mama dot com. Continue reading…

4 Practical Tips to Pick a Blogging Niche

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**Another useful yet entertaining guest post from Ryan Biddulph**

I’ve been known to pick a few winners back in the day.

Suspend the infantile humor. For just a second, you nose goblin ninnies.

I’d hit the horse tracks. I even hit the dog tracks once.

My winning percentage was solid.

But I had to take a different approach to picking a winning blogging niche. Continue reading…

Blogger Success Bulletin – Summer 2017

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Time to meet some new bloggers out there taking action and making things happen.

In this issue of The Blogger Success Bulletin, you will meet two bloggers off to great starts. One is based in the U.S. and the other blogger is based in South Africa.

Alrighty then, let’s meet our first blogger! Continue reading…

Mitch Joel Shares How to Navigate a Constantly Changing Blogosphere [EP 37 The Blog Chronicles]

Mitch Joel

On this episode of The Blog Chronicles, we talk with a former rock and roll journalist who became a rock star himself in the world of blogging and digital marketing.

Mitch Joel gets calls from Google when they want someone to explain the latest developments in marketing to the top brands in the world.

He’s been at this awhile. Back in 2006, he was named one of the most influential authorities on blog marketing in the world. Mitch is President of Mirum – a global digital marketing agency operating in close to 20 countries with over 2000 employees (although he prefers the title, Media Hacker). He has been called a marketing and communications visionary, interactive expert and community leader. Continue reading…

Powerful New Voice Search SEO Tool Makes Optimizing Easy [EP 35 The Blog Chronicles]

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Voice search has been around a few years now, although, in reality, it’s practically still a newborn baby.

If there’s a voice search, that means there has to be voice search SEO, too. Because if people are using voice search to find things online, you better believe there are plenty of bloggers and online businesses who want to capitalize on this fact.

As voice search continues to grow, so too are the voice search SEO tools that are becoming available to help you optimize your site so the voice searcher will find you in search results.

Hey, if the topic of voice search sounds completely new to you or something out of science fiction, you’re not alone. Many bloggers are not yet aware of how impactful voice search is going to be when it comes to SEO.

That is why I invited Allen MacCannell on The Blog Chronicles. Continue reading…