How to Grow Blog Readership Serving Fewer People

Let’s go straight to the question posed in the title: How Many readers should a blogger try to please?

Here’s my answer: Less than 100%.

The reason: If you try to please everyone who visits your blog or subscribes to your newsletter, you will inevitably water down your message, whatever that message may be.

Your blog content, your website, your videos…they will all become a boring bland bowl of tasteless soup that doesn’t move, inspire, or challenge anybody. Continue reading…

Writing Tips for Beginners Are Everywhere–This One Single Tip for New Bloggers is the Best Writing Tip of All

The One Best Writing Tip

 

Do you find writing to be difficult?

I think many blogger wannabes never start because they lack confidence in their writing ability…they know they have something to say, but the thought of writing out their message makes them feel insecure and overwhelmed.

Then there are other bloggers who start but eventually quit because of writing. They set the bar way too high right out of the gate, thinking they must write like Hemingway or Harper Lee. For these bloggers, writing is an art or science full of rules, mysteries, and expectations. One must be excellent at writing immediately, they think. There is no room for mistakes or experimentation. Continue reading…

WordPress.com vs .org is like Batman vs Superman: Dawn of the Blog

Bob liked to surf the internet at night in the dark. Keeping the lights off provided a stunning view of the Blogopolis cityscape stretched out below his bedroom window on the 56th floor.

All was quiet on this chilly evening.

Bob started searching again for more information on blogging. This was the seventh evening in a row he researched this topic. Already, his mind was so full of information that he couldn’t decide what to do next to get started…

“Whoa! What…” Bob jerked his body toward the door. A sudden banging noise coming from the front area of his condominium sounded like trouble. Bob bumped his cell phone off the desk onto the floor.

Dropping down in the dark to find the mobile device, all he could think about was 9-1-1. Continue reading…

Infographic on Daniel Scocco: A Blogger I Admire; See Why

Daniel Scocco

Daniel has a blog I enjoy turning to for great blogging tips. In fact, his website where he shares what he knows is called Daily Blog Tips.

He’s been sharing information on blog monetizing, internet marketing, writing content, WordPress, and lots of other blogging related topics for close to a decade now.

My hope is that this infographic I had made about Daniel will help me convey to you how much of a great resource he is for bloggers. Continue reading…

My Blog Post Checklist: Paying Attention to These Details Will Make Your Blog Easier to Find and Easy to Read

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Blog Post (keyboard button) by uberof202ff   CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Hitting that Publish button is fun, isn’t it?

There’s nothing like the feeling you get when your masterpiece blog post is finished and ready for the world…

Spelling and grammar proofed? Check.

So now its time to hit Pub…Wait! Don’t publish that yet!

Make sure you go through this blog post checklist first. Continue reading…

How to Make a Living Blogging – Matthew Helps a Blogger On the Startup Nation Radio Show

How to Make a Living Blogging

 

How to Make a Living Blogging

 

Had a good time talking about blogging on a Detroit radio program. In studio was a blogger many of you can relate with…her name is Tiffany. She’s a working mom and she’s been blogging for a couple of years at her blog called Wife. Mother. Teacher.

The show was called How to Make a Living Blogging

You can hear her blogging story and the various ideas we discussed to help her raise the bar with her blog, specifically some things she should do to get more traffic and earn more income. Continue reading…

B2B Blogging Focus: Blog Tips from LinkedIn Expert & Inbound Marketing Evangelist Josh Turner

Josh Turner

 

Josh Turner

 

Can LinkedIn help your online business grow?

Absolutely. Just ask Josh Turner.

He knows a lot about how to get the best ROI from LinkedIn, conducting webinars that lead to sales, and inbounding marketing.

As an inbound marketing enthusiast, Turner understands how important a blog is for any online business.

He currently is the founder of three online businesses. Two of them are laser focused on LinkedIn…

1. Linked University – The Definitive Training Program for Building Your Business on LinkedIn

2. Linked Selling – Design and manage strategic marketing campaigns for businesses on LinkedIn

3. Webinarli – Provides outsourced marketing teams who plan and implement lead generating webinars for businesses

In fact, LinkedIn is where I first met Josh Turner a couple of years ago. He started a helpful LinkedIn group I am a member of called the B2B Roundtable.

Recently, I asked Turner some questions on blogging. Anyone who blogs to make money will find his answers interesting.

Let’s begin my B2B Blogging Focus Q&A with Josh Turner… Continue reading…

Time Management Secrets For Busy Bloggers Like You

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Are you struggling with time management?

Perhaps you’re a go-getter with lots of goals and dreams, but seemingly not enough time each day to conquer it all…

There’s hope for you.

Let me tell you about my friend “Gary”… This guy is pretty amazing.

(I have changed the name of my friend here to protect his identity.) Continue reading…

SEO Search: Using Google to Find Basic Search Engine Optimization Secrets

SEO

Are you searching for SEO answers? Join the club.

 

“People fear what they don’t understand.”  – Andrew Smith

SEO can look scary to a new blogger if they don’t know what it means or how it works.

I know how you feel. Although I have  a bit of knowledge about this topic, I am by no means an expert. I’m still learning about SEO and probably always will, because things can change quickly in the SEO field.

Like you, I’m still looking for answers. Solid answers that are up to speed. So, I’m going to blog about this as I search for answers because this topic is something new bloggers should know about. I know some of you already want to learn more.

That’s a good thing. Because putting some time and attention to your blog’s SEO helps you get more visitors, readers, subscribers and/or customers. Continue reading…