Why Your Blog Doesn’t Have Any Little Blog Friends

no-friendYou have been writing blog posts for months now about your favorite subject, the East Indian garden slug. You have amassed quite a collection of articles and edited them to perfection.

But despite a few loyal fans, your page count is depressingly low.

For some reason, nobody will link up with you!

What are you doing wrong? [Read more…]

5 Ways to Grow Your Blog Traffic Even If You Abandon Your Blog for Fifty Days [Case Study]

abandoned blog

I have noticed that a number of my readers are interested in increasing their blog traffic.

Simply put, everyone loves having more traffic.

Like all things desirable, it is the scarcity that creates the demand.

How can you create a stream of traffic that can assure your blog a steady and growing readership?

In my last post, I mentioned that after abandoning my blog for about two months, there was no noticeable decline in my traffic rankings.

A number of my readers have sent in emails to know just how I have been able to achieve that when they are working really hard and still manage to get only a trickle of search engine traffic.

In this post I will show you how I created the foundation that made that feat possible.

I believe making this public will reduce the number of private emails I will have to reply to on the subject, since it will furnish me with a ready post to point my readers to.

How did I create a blog that was solid enough to withstand abandonment for a whole fifty days? [Read more…]

Blogger Burnout: What Do I Do With My Blog?

(I never thought it would come to a time when I would have to write this post).

A little over a year ago, I started blogging with so much promise of great things to come.

But here I am today, typing away and wondering: “Just what went wrong?”

To put things in perspective, my last post on this blog was published approximately 50 days ago. That is scary, especially considering the fact that I knew I could have written one post for each of those 50 days, had I wanted to.

Sadly, it has not been so much about the time as it has been about the interest. [Read more…]

3 Bright Ideas to Reduce Blogging Related Stress

Blogging related stress If you are yet to have a day when you felt like dumping your laptop in the waste bin, then you must be one lucky blogger. Sometimes we get that feeling when we know we are grossly behind on our schedule and there seems to be little we can do about it.

Have you been there lately?

Well, the three secrets I will share in this post should bring you up to speed as far as productivity as a blogger is concerned. Applying them will reduce the blogging associated stress, after all if you are anything like me you started blogging to run away from the stress associated with your 9-5 job. [Read more…]

Blog Traffic Guide: Why a Blog in Hand is Worth Two in the Mind

It may surprise you to know that the age of your domain and blog are some of the strongest SEO factors you owe for your ranking.

Now, everything being equal, if you have two blogs that produce great content, it would make sense that the older blog has more successful blog posts than the newer blog.

Apart from the trust factor (it is easier to trust someone who has been in a business for five years than to trust someone who just got started in it), it is only natural that older blogs ranks higher since they generally have a larger cache of great interwoven content.

So to me it is not just about the blog’s age or the age of the domain but the fact that by virtue of the age, the blog owner has had a lot more time to create amazing, link magneting content.

What is the takeaway from this post? [Read more…]

Why You Should Start a Small Business Blog

Why Every Business Should Start a Blog

If your business deals with people, online, offline, of for that matter, even on the phone line, then you need a small business blog.


Irrespective of the industry you operate in, your business stands to benefit from the goodwill you can generate by being the provider or enabler of high quality useful and free information.

Even in the most boring of industries, blogs have been known to spice things up and create a community around brands.

This post is designed to help you carry out a self-test to determine how much you stand to benefit from having a blog.

Do I have your attention?

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What is the Purpose of Your Blog?

Some businesses just get told to start a business blog and they jump on the band wagon without giving the decision some critical thought.

  1. What is the purpose of your blog?
  2. What does your blog promise?
  3. Why does it matter?
  4. Who stands to benefit from reading it?

Did you consider those questions before starting your blog? [Read more…]

Streamline Your Blogging With Front End Editing

Anyone with a WordPress blog is familiar with the hassle that is required simply to edit and update posts.

If you catch a typo, want to resize an image, or need to add some extra italics or bold, those simple changes require that you load the entire back-end of your blog, open the editor, make and save the changes, and then preview the changes on the front end.

It’s a long and often times frustrating process, considering how small and mundane the changes involved can be.

For those who are all too familiar with this runaround, there’s a new and better way to edit WordPress posts that will save time and allow bloggers to focus totally on creating content. [Read more…]

Are you a Blogger or a Programmer? (How to Grow Your Blog by Putting Code in Its Place)

What is your job description?

Are you a blogger or technical adjunct?

The truth is, blogging is fun – that is if you have the guts to cut off all the joy killers that you have rallying around your blog.

If you are not a programmer, then why are you messing around with code?

Just because you know how to add an image to a blog post does not make you a techie.

I am not saying you cannot learn the techie stuff; with some stubborn dedication to code you can unravel it, but is that the best use for your time? [Read more…]

The Strangest Secret in the World

Earl Nightingale

Some weeks ago I stumbled on an MP3 recording called “The Strangest Secret in the World”, by a man called Earl Nightingale, one of the greatest motivators ever!

I know you may not have heard of Earl Nightingale.

Before I stumbled on that recording, I had not heard his name before too, but after listening to him for a little above thirty minutes I knew that I was never going to forget his name again.

Truth is, this is the best motivational speech I have ever listened to, and the best thing was, the concepts he shared were just so practical that I wondered why I never thought of them myself. [Read more…]