How to Create a Content Calendar for Your Blog

The post How to Create a Content Calendar for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 76 of the ProBlogger podcast. Can you believe we’re halfway through January already? Perhaps it’s because we were so keen to see the end of 2020. But whatever the reason, you need to get organised quickly for the coming year. And that means creating a content calendar for your blog. … [Read more...]

The Best Reason to Start a Blog in 2021

The post The Best Reason to Start a Blog in 2021 appeared first on ProBlogger. The world needs YOU. Right now. We currently find ourselves in a crazy time with COVID-19 – all that is meaning for us in the world we’re living in, the effect on our lives this coming year and the unforeseeable changes for many years to come. With so many people impacted, the economy damaged and a completely new … [Read more...]

5 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Blog

The post 5 Questions to Ask Before Quitting Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger.  This post is based on episode 90 of the ProBlogger podcast. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve talked about two of the most important things you’ll ever do as an entrepreneur: starting, which is all about acting on your ideas rather than just thinking about them persisting, which is all about not giving up when … [Read more...]

Why You Should Keep Going with Your Blog

The post Why You Should Keep Going with Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 89 of the ProBlogger podcast. Last week I talked about ‘starting’, and why it’s the most important thing you’ll ever do as an entrepreneur. This week I’m going to talk about the second most important thing you’ll ever do as an entrepreneur. And like so many of life’s lessons, there’s a … [Read more...]

Why You Need to Make ‘Starting’ a Mindset

The post Why You Need to Make ‘Starting’ a Mindset appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 88 of the ProBlogger podcast. Whereabouts are you on your blogging journey? You may be the very beginning of your journey, and getting ready to create your first blog post. You might be a little further along, and thinking of taking the next step – a second blog perhaps, or … [Read more...]

8 Effective Ways to Wrap up Your Blog Posts

The post 8 Effective Ways to Wrap up Your Blog Posts appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 56 of the ProBlogger podcast. You’ve said everything you wanted to say in your post, and now it’s time to quickly wrap things up so you can hit ‘Publish’. Sound familiar? If it does, then you’re missing out on an opportunity to do even more for your readers—and yourself. Here are eight … [Read more...]

7 Productivity Tips for Bloggers

The post 7 Productivity Tips for Bloggers appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 40 of the ProBlogger podcast. Are you using your time productively? Chances are you’ve set yourself some goals as to what you’d like your blogging to be. But reaching that point is going to take time. And the less productive you are with the time you have, the longer it will take to reach those … [Read more...]

Face Your Fears and Become a Better Blogger

The post Face Your Fears and Become a Better Blogger appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 54 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week I want to talk about fear. Not about eliminating it or ignoring it, but rather about recognising, harnessing and overcoming it so you can use it to your advantage. Whether you’re a blogger, podcaster, live streamer or social media user, chances … [Read more...]

13 Tips for Building Authority and Influence

The post 13 Tips for Building Authority and Influence appeared first on ProBlogger. This blog post is based on episode 235 of the ProBlogger podcast. Starting a new blog can be a bit of an uphill battle. You need to create lots of content, and then use that content to bring traffic to your site. But what’s even tougher is building authority and influence in your niche. After all, why would … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Brand Your Blog

The post The Best Way to Brand <em>Your</em> Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 206 of the ProBlogger podcast. So you’re about to start a new blog. It might be first, or it might be one you’re setting up to try something new. And you’re just about to buy the domain name for it. But now you’re hesitating, because you still haven’t decided whether your new … [Read more...]

The Secret to Writing Effective Sales Copy

The post The Secret to Writing Effective Sales Copy appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 105 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week I want to talk about writing sales copy. Now chances are you’d much rather write a blog post than try and sell something. You may have even become a blogger so you can avoid writing sales copy. But it’s an important skill to have, especially if … [Read more...]

7 Habits of Lucky Entrepreneurs

The post 7 Habits of Lucky Entrepreneurs appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 45 of the ProBlogger podcast. How many times have you heard or read about an entrepreneur’s latest opportunity and thought, How lucky were they? And yes, in some instances it may well have been luck that gave them that opportunity. A simple case of being in the right place at the right time, and … [Read more...]

How to Decide Where to Spend Your Blogging Time

The post How to Decide Where to Spend Your Blogging Time appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 65 of the ProBlogger podcast. A lot of people ask me how I manage to fit everything in – blogging, social media, speaking appearances, product development, family life, and so on. Well, the truth is I don’t get to do everything I’d like to. But over the years I’ve developed skills … [Read more...]

13 Tips for Promoting Yourself Without Sounding like a Jerk

The post 13 Tips for Promoting Yourself Without Sounding like a Jerk appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 55 of the ProBlogger podcast. So you’ve been blogging in your niche for a while now. And the more you’ve written about it, the more you’ve learned. You’re now considered somewhat of an expert in your field. And your archive backs that up, with lots of great content that … [Read more...]

How to Edit Your Blog Posts in 7 Simple Steps

The post How to Edit Your Blog Posts in 7 Simple Steps appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 168 of the ProBlogger podcast. We often talk about being a great writer. But most great writers are also great editors, because chances are their first drafts were far from perfect. So here’s how to be a great editor of your own work and have people think you’re a great … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog

The post 7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 61 of the ProBlogger podcast. Last week I talked about building a community around your blog, and how it can benefit you as much as it can your readers. Well, this week I’m going to give you seven practical tips and strategies on how you can go about building that community. But before … [Read more...]

9 Reasons Why You Should Build a Community Around Your Blog

The post 9 Reasons Why You Should Build a Community Around Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 60 of the ProBlogger podcast. One of the most common questions I hear from my readers is “How do I get my readers to interact with me?” Of course, there are plenty of answers I could give to that question. But for the next couple of weeks I want to talk about one … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Keep Readers on Your Blog

The post 15 Ways to Keep Readers on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This blog post is based on episode 35 of the ProBlogger podcast. With so many websites out there all competing for people’s attention, you need to try to grab people’s attention quickly and keep it for as long as possible. But how exactly do you do that? Well, here are 15 ways to keep readers on your blog that … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Busy Bloggers – How to Make the Most of Your Time

The post 8 Tips for Busy Bloggers – How to Make the Most of Your Time appeared first on ProBlogger.  This post is based on episode 82 of the ProBlogger podcast. Finding time to blog when you’re already juggling work, family and other commitments is one of the most common challenges bloggers face – including me. So this week I want to share eight tips and strategies you can use to make the most of … [Read more...]

Should You Timestamp Your Blog Posts?

The post Should You Timestamp Your Blog Posts? appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 58 of the ProBlogger podcast. As you know, I have two blogs – ProBlogger and Digital Photography School. But that’s about all they have in common. They cover different topics, and cater for different audiences. But there’s another way they differ from each other. ProBlogger posts include the … [Read more...]

21 Mistakes Bloggers Make (and How to Avoid Making Them Yourself)

The post 21 Mistakes Bloggers Make (and How to Avoid Making Them Yourself) appeared first on ProBlogger.  This post is based on episode 46 of the ProBlogger podcast. When people interview me about blogging, I’m often asked about mistakes I’ve either made myself or seen others making. And the hardest part about answering that question isn’t coming up with them, but rather deciding which ones I … [Read more...]

Final Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Finishing Every Blog Post You Start

The post Final Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Finishing Every Blog Post You Start appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 87 of the ProBlogger podcast. While it’s relatively easy to include images, audio and even video in posts these days, most blogs still rely heavily on written content. Which makes writer’s block a real problem when it hits. That’s why I’ve spent the past … [Read more...]

Third Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Getting the Words Flowing

The post Third Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Getting the Words Flowing appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 86 of the ProBlogger podcast. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been talking about beating writer’s block. I’m sure every bloggers faces it sooner or later, and to be a successful blogger you really need to know how to deal with it. We started off by learning about … [Read more...]

Second Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Coming Up With Fresh Ideas

The post Second Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Coming Up With Fresh Ideas appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 84 of the ProBlogger podcast. In last week’s post I talked about the different types of writer’s block I’ve suffered from over the years, such as: having no ideas to write about having too many ideas to write about continually being distracted starting posts, but … [Read more...]