New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 Bloggers: Get Inspired

Are you fired up about the new year ahead?

Imagine where your blog can be twelve months from now…picture the results you want:

  • A tribe of devoted fans
  • Lots of readers
  • Recognition
  • Fame
  • Higher level of income
  • Creative satisfaction
  • Helping more people
  • Making a difference in your niche

Ginormous goals like these are a beautiful thing. Yet, to reach big goals you must first set some specific goals to help you get there. Continue reading…

Unique Gift Ideas for a Blogger that Will Make Them Feel Special

unique gift ideas

unique gift ideas

 

Bloggers know other bloggers.

We have our offline friends too, and of course, we have family.

Sometimes, we need unique gift ideas when a holiday rolls around…something to make the blogger we love feel special.

Maybe its a spouse that also blogs, or kids or parents that blog…

A birthday? Mother’s Day? Valentines Day?

No matter what the occasion, a great way to make a blogger (or aspiring blogger) happy would be to give them a unique gift that feeds their blogging passion.

Consider how unique it would be to give the blogger in your life one of these gifts unique gift ideas… Continue reading…

Why Google+ Is Better Than Facebook for My Blog

Why Google+ Is Better Than Facebook for My Blog

It seems that every few months, Facebook further refines its algorithms to favor paid advertisements. And try as we might to maintain the level of engagement our fan pages once received, it is next to impossible. Without a doubt, Google+ is better than Facebook for my blog.

And if you’ll indulge me, I’ll tell you why and share a few of my best practices. Continue reading…

How to Do Keyword Research in 2017 – Lesson 2

how to do keyword research

Picture your ideal reader sitting at their computer, ready to search for your blog niche…will they find you?

This is the moment of truth.

Google is beckoning them with her red and yellow eyes to type in some words–a phrase that allows her to do what she’s made to do…

What do you think your prospective blog reader is going to type?

Whatever that correct answer is for your blog, this is where you want to end up when it comes to keywords.

Your keywords can and should help people using Google find your website. That’s why you must learn how to do keyword research. Continue reading…

Blog Advice New Bloggers’ Need to Consider: You Can Choose a Crowded Blog Niche and Succeed

crowded niche

 

Time for some unconventional blog advice…

By “the right niche”, I mean the conventional wisdom that says this: Pick A Completely Original, Unique, Never-Before-Considered Niche.

Some think this will lead to overnight online success.

You see these headlines all over social media: “Be unique! Provide a service no one else offers! Don’t choose a saturated niche!”

If the online gurus are coming at you left and right with blog advice that says stay away from a crowded niche, I can understand why you might suffer from”buyers remorse”at the moment…Perhaps you picked a blog niche, grabbed a domain name, and now after a few weeks or months, you’re afraid you made a mistake because there’s too many other bloggers in the same niche.

Before you give up or spend years trying to “find something that no one else is doing,” take a closer look at what a “crowded niche” really is and why YOU can reach crowded blog niche success. Continue reading…