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The Who, What, Where and When of Blogging

Part of the appeal of blogging is that it’s personal and interactive. Knowing who your audience is and what they want is the key to developing quality content. Once you know your audience you have a focus for your writing and social networking activity. Instead of thinking each day, “What should I blog about today?”…

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7 Common Sense Social Networking Tips

There are positives to social networking but there are negatives too. Always exercise common sense when it comes to which social media sites you are active on and what you post. Not connecting cautiously and posting appropriately can ruin your reputation, so if you want to be a successful blogger think before you act. 

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12 Time Management Tips for Top Blogging Performance

Scheduling enough time for creating original content, promoting it, answering comments, reading and leaving comments on other blogs is not an easy feat. Few bloggers I know are able to blog full time. They have active offline lives to live so they want to make the best possible use of  the time they spend online.

Writing Prompts and Scheduling Posts

If you need to help overcome writer’s block, or just want to get motivated to write and publish more then writer’s prompts and scheduled posts maybe be the combination you need.  No matter where you live there are daily, monthly and holiday writing prompts available to inspire your blogging every day of the year.

Create List Posts with the Display Posts Shortcode

In Use the Display Posts Shortcode to Effectively Feature Content I introduced two ideas.  The first idea was using the display posts shortcode on static pages to create index pages. The second idea was creating list posts as another way of featuring older content especially pillar posts AKA evergreen content. In this post I’m sharing some examples of…

Use the Display Posts Shortcode to Effectively Feature Content

Bloggers reveal their expertise around specific topics by publishing original content articles that offer clear value to readers. However, as blog posts are displayed in reverse chronological order when new articles are published the earlier ones migrate off front page of the blog and that means drawing attention to them is a challenge.

Plagiarism, Attribution, Citation, Quotation

Search engines make information readily accessible and convenient to copy and paste but be aware that plagiarism is defined as the act of either intentionally  or unintentionally publishing or passing off work that was written or created by someone else as your own work. Any time you use any material from an original source and…

Keeping your blogging cool

Comments are very powerful and can be benefit your blog. Regardless of your niche or your intent when publishing a post sometimes discussions can give rise to unexpected controversy and it’s important to keep a safe environment for discussion on your blog. Knowing how to deal effectively with spammers,  annoying subscribers, negative comments and trolls…