How to Avoid Becoming a Negative Blogger

The post How to Avoid Becoming a Negative Blogger appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash Recently we’ve been looking at a variety of ways that bloggers let their blogs ‘slip’ over time. So far we’ve looked at mainly things that are pretty easy to identify – but today I want to look at something that creeps into the attitude of many … [Read more...]

Tips for When You Can’t Blog

The post Tips for When You Can’t Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Daniel Jensen on Unsplash Have you ever come across a blog that posts more about why they don’t post than anything else? I hesitate to write about this method of ‘letting your blog go’ because I know that most bloggers do go through stages when they struggle to post to their blog due to legitimate … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Comment Spam Taking Over Your Blog

The post How to Avoid Comment Spam Taking Over Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Hasan Almasi on Unsplash One of the saddest things that I see on blogs is where a blogger completely gives up on staying on top of comment spam. You dig into their archives searching for information and expertise on their topic only to find their comments section completely riddled with comments that … [Read more...]

How to Avoid The Danger of Becoming a Self-Centered Blogger

The post How to Avoid The Danger of Becoming a Self-Centered Blogger appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Andrew Draper on Unsplash Updated post first published Jun 19, 2008  Letting Your Blog Go #3 Another way that some bloggers let their blogs go is to let their blog become more about them and their own needs and less about the needs of their readers. A blog will only ever be successful if it … [Read more...]

Tips To Help Your Blog Stay ‘On Topic’

The post Tips To Help Your Blog Stay ‘On Topic’ appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Regis F on Unsplash First published Jun 18, 2008 One way that I see some bloggers ‘letting their blog go‘ is to become distracted and move off topic more and more. When I asked readers why they unsubscribed from a blog’s RSS feed they told me that the forth highest reason was when blogs change … [Read more...]

9 Tips to Help you Post More Frequently On Your Blog

The post 9 Tips to Help you Post More Frequently On Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Juli Moreira on Unsplash This post was first published on: Jun 17, 2008  Problem: Perhaps the fastest way to let your blog go is to stop posting to it. It can happen for many reasons whether it be your life getting busy, suffering from a bout of bloggers block or becoming distracted by another … [Read more...]

How Inspiring Your Readers Drives them to Search for Information (and Interact)

The post How Inspiring Your Readers Drives them to Search for Information (and Interact) appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash One of my mantras that I’ve shared many times when speaking, and here in posts on ProBlogger, is to build blogs that: Inspire Inform Interact My experience is that a blog can really come alive when you not only provide readers with … [Read more...]

Create a Resources Page to Grow Your Traffic and Income

The post Create a Resources Page to Grow Your Traffic and Income appeared first on ProBlogger. How many useful resources have you talked about in your blog posts over the years? Chances are you’ve mentioned dozens of them – tools, books, articles, websites, and so on. So wouldn’t it be nice if your readers could find links to them all on one page instead of having to trawl through your archives to … [Read more...]

Optimize Your Social Media For More Traffic and Engagement

The post Optimize Your Social Media For More Traffic and Engagement appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 73 of the ProBlogger podcast. For the past month or so I’ve been talking a lot about email lists – how to grow them, incentives you can use to grow them, and even how to take advantage of them through autoresponders. But this week I want to talk about social media, and … [Read more...]

How to Make Money on Your Blog by Becoming an Affiliate

The post How to Make Money on Your Blog by Becoming an Affiliate appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 72 of the ProBlogger podcast. We often talk about making money by creating products and selling them on your blog. But you can also make good money helping other people sell their products by coming an affiliate. How good? Well, over the years I’ve earned more than half a … [Read more...]

How to Use Autoresponders to Drive Traffic and Profit

The post How to Use Autoresponders to Drive Traffic and Profit appeared first on ProBlogger.     This post is based on episode 70 of the ProBlogger podcast. Last week I talked about creating an opt-in incentive to increase your email subscriber numbers. I also mentioned that one of those incentives could be a series you deliver over a number of weeks. Well, this week I want to talk about how you … [Read more...]

Create an Opt-In Incentive to Increase Your Email Subscriber Numbers

The post Create an Opt-In Incentive to Increase Your Email Subscriber Numbers appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 69 of the ProBlogger podcast. Note: This article contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase anything via my link I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. (And in some cases, ProBlogger has negotiated special deals for our readers with … [Read more...]

How to Increase Your Email List Subscriptions

The post How to Increase Your Email List Subscriptions appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 68 of the ProBlogger podcast. Note: This article contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase anything via my link I may earn a small commission at no cost to you. (And in some cases, ProBlogger has negotiated special deals for our readers with these recommended … [Read more...]

7 Areas to Focus on During Your Mid-Year Blog Review

The post 7 Areas to Focus on During Your Mid-Year Blog Review appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 131 of the ProBlogger podcast and has been updated for 2021. A lot of bloggers do an end-of-year-review, where they analyze how everything went in the previous year and set goals for the new one. But when you set such long-term goals, it’s worth checking in occasionally to see … [Read more...]

A Cool Tool for Monetizing Your Facebook Group

The post A Cool Tool for Monetizing Your Facebook Group appeared first on ProBlogger. (Disclaimer: This article contains affiliate links, which means I get a commission if you make a purchase by following one my links) Do you have a Facebook group? If so, how do you convert your Facebook Members to email subscribers and sales leads? We’ve been testing a pretty cool tool that does exactly this, … [Read more...]

3 Things You Can Do to Protect the Content on Your Blog

The post 3 Things You Can Do to Protect the Content on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on a guest post from Abhishek of Budding Geek. One topic that comes up a lot at ProBlogger is plagiarism. More specifically, people want to know how they can protect their blog content from being copied and re-posted without their permission. In our Facebook group people we often see … [Read more...]

12 Tips for Affiliate Marketing to Help You Monetize Your Blog

The post 12 Tips for Affiliate Marketing to Help You Monetize Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 51 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week’s post is all about affiliate marketing – one of the many ways you can make money blogging. I’ll tell you what it is and how it works, and then give you 12 tips you can use to earn more from this type of monetization. What is … [Read more...]

International Start a Blog Day Class of 2021

The post International Start a Blog Day Class of 2021 appeared first on ProBlogger. Why would you start a blog in 2021? The past 12 months have shown us how important human connection is. Particularly when people have become physically isolated, blogging has brought people together, providing a space for ideas, conversations and community. In the new Covid-19 world, amidst crisis and fast changes … [Read more...]

5 Tips from Full-Time Bloggers

The post 5 Tips from Full-Time Bloggers appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 155 of the ProBlogger podcast. About five years ago I started using a new piece of software for creating and distributing surveys. As you probably know, I’ve been using surveys for a while to learn more about my readers and their needs. As part of my testing process, I sent out a survey to a list of … [Read more...]

The Power of Being Vulnerable

The post The Power of Being Vulnerable appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 255 of the ProBlogger podcast. A lot of bloggers feel that showing any sign of weakness will damage their reputation and weaken their authority . And so they talk only about their successes, and never about their fears, doubts, or mistakes. But I’ve learned from personal experience that being … [Read more...]

What Every Blogger Needs to Know about Email

The post What Every Blogger Needs to Know about Email appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 251 of the ProBlogger podcast. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: email is one of the best ways (if not the best way) to connect with your blog’s readers. You might think email is outdated, and that communicating on social media will give you the best chance of attracting … [Read more...]

How to Hire Writers for Your Blog

The post How to Hire Writers for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This blog is based on episode 169 of the ProBlogger podcast. Most blogs start out as a solo effort, with one person doing all the writing, marketing and social media updates. That’s certainly how I started all my blogs. But while I still produce most of the content on ProBlogger, it’s a completely different story over at dPS … [Read more...]

10 Things You Should Know about Blogging (from Someone Who Didn’t)

The post 10 Things You Should Know about Blogging (from Someone Who Didn’t) appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 100 of the ProBlogger podcast. As you probably know, when I first started blogging I was very much a novice. I knew nothing about design, domains, or setting up a website. (I didn’t even know to ‘bold’ a piece of text.) But in the 18-odd years I’ve been blogging … [Read more...]

How to Update Your Blog Design (and Why You Should)

The post How to Update Your Blog Design (and Why You Should) appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 71 of the ProBlogger podcast. When was the last time you took a long, hard look at your blog’s design? While having great content is important, your blog’s design will also play a part in how successful it (and you) will be. If new readers find the navigation confusing or can’t … [Read more...]