This weeks round up includes everything from how to start social listening to rethinking your monetization strategy. I’ve added a few more great bloggers to the list this week that you may not have seen yet. So be sure the check them out! Also, many thanks to all the great bloggers who made the list. You all write great content and make this an easy weekly round-up.
4 Ways to Monetize Your Blog Intelligently (Smart Advice for Travel Bloggers or Anybody Wanting to Blog from Paradise)
Great advice from Ryan Biddulph about monetizing your blog the smart way. My favorite part about this post is how to write an ebook in a month and use it to monetize your site. I’m a personal lover of ebooks, and believe they are truly one of the best ways to monetize. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom and check out what Ryan has to share about blog coaching services.
10 Website Design Tips for a Good Blog – Beginner’s Guide
This week Catherine from Blogging Tips 101 is sharing practical and useful tips for beginners, like how to improve your site speed and make your blog more user friendly. If you reach the bottom of this post, she will share with you how to make it easiest for readers to contact you. This is a topic we discussed in the IBA a few months back, and since implementing it, I’m receiving a lot more emails from readers.
How to Get More Twitter Followers: 24 Effective Tips to Grow your Following Fast
It’s hard not to notice when someone has 30,000 Twitter followers and wonder how they got there. #7 Twitter cards: this is by far the easiest way I’ve ever heard of setting up Twitter cards. Doing this today. #20 pin your best stuff to your Twitter profile: great tip to get more engagement on a tweet or post you are looking to promote. Read how to do it, plus 22 more tips to get your Twitter account on the right track!
Google Authorship is Dead: What you should do now?
It was no surprise when I clicked a link to a post that intrigued me and found Kevin Duncan yet again. A brilliant post about why Google Authorship works and how you can apply the same principles to your blog. Seriously very easy, yet incredibly savvy tips you need to start implementing today!
8 Blogging Excuses that you Need to Release Now
Okay. Okay. I know I already mentioned a post from Ryan Biddulph, but seriously, he is really good. Plus, he gave a not-to-be-missed shout-out to IBA President Brittany Bullen! How cool is that? So if you’re feeling like your blog is never gonna make it and no one really cares about your writing anyway, then you definitely should be making time to read this post.
Smart Passive Income Podcast: How to Get Paid for your Ideas
If you are a blogger, and you haven’t heard of Pat Flynn or Smart Passive Income, then you are truly missing out. I’ve been following along with Pat since I got started, and it’s made all the difference in the world. All you have to do is go to his site and see his income reports to know that this guy knows what he is doing. His podcasts are awesome and provide busy bloggers the opportunity to listen to excellent tips on the go. To learn about licensing an idea and getting companies to create a product for you, check out this great podcast.
2014 List of my Favorite WordPress Plugins
It’s always a good idea to stay fresh and up to date with the latest plugins. This week Adrienne takes us through her top 24 plugins for the year, offering up her in-depth thoughts on why they work so well. Some of them I already had and many I didn’t, which means I need to evaluate and refresh current plugins. Thanks Adrienne for this informative post.
12 Writing and Grammar Tips for Bloggers
If you want to lose readers, it’s easy: simply make spelling errors, use atrocious grammar, and write poor content. Yeah, no one WANTS to do that, but sometimes we ARE doing that. If you are worried that your grammar and spelling may be a bit off, then check out
4 Ways to Find New Readers with Social Listening
Great post from the fabulous Brittany Bullen over at Mommy Blogger Academy. I hadn’t ever thought of using social listening as a way to find and attract new readers. In fact, I didn’t even know what it was until today. This post will help you learn what others are saying about your website and blog posts. Genius!
The Shocking Truth about Every Piece of Blogging Advice You Receive
As bloggers we are often torn. One piece of blogging advice says one thing. The next piece of advice says the exact opposite. It’s so confusing trying to figure out what the heck we should all be doing. Andrew M. Warner helps us navigate length of blog posts, great content, ways to make money and standing out in the crowd. Haven’t we all heard so many mixed messages? Read this post and help yourself feel encouraged about always ‘doing the right thing.’
What are your best blogging articles and tips from this week?