I am back with another addition to my Hurdles to Blogging series - find them, amongst others, in the Blogging Category section of my website. I am amazed at the amount of bloggers who don't take advantage of the function of categories. Firstly, let me assure you that categories are your best friend when it… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #14 – I don’t get why I need categories!
There is a really short answer to this question - yes! Or the slightly longer answer - absolutely! I love to read (unsurprisingly!) and just like the oft repeated tips for becoming a better author, should you wish to write your own book, the best way to become a better writer is to read more.… Continue reading Can reading other blogs makes you a better blogger?
It breaks my heart when I hear about the amount of people that are blogging but I don't know anything about it. I speak to small business owners and I hear about how they have been blogging for months, but even though I follow their social media accounts and subscribe to their email marketing...I still… Continue reading 3 Ways To Get Your Blog Noticed
I have to admit that I am failing miserably with my blogging over this last month! I talk a lot to my clients about having 'back up' blog post; about planning your time; scheduling writing time and about consistently publishing blogs with regularity. And what have I done? ...well, none of what I preach. I… Continue reading Failing miserably…but doing something about it
I have had a great response to a couple of social media posts and my last blog post which focussed on being happy and loving what you do! Therefore, in this post, I want to encourage you to not only DO exactly that, but also share what you love doing via a blog! Write about what… Continue reading Share your passion – write a blog
It is easy to get totally obsessed with 'optimum' time when it comes to publishing anything...and, in particular, anything digital, including social media posts and sending out marketing emails. Do not let the thought of this put you off blogging, however! There is tons of research of the perfect time to post, but at the… Continue reading Hurdles to Blogging #13 – I have no idea when to publish my blogs?!
Ever thought of getting someone to write you a guest blog post? It may seem a lot of effort. You may not know where to start. However, getting someone to write a blog post for your blog can save you time (because you don’t have to write something!) and can also really enrich your offering.… Continue reading Guest Blogs – Don’t write it all yourself!
I am in the middle of a 'heaven and hell' week! I am in my local pantomime production and I love it...it is so much fun being on stage, but it is also busy and crazy organising life and work around being out every night. I had a message, just last week, from a friend… Continue reading Finding the time to blog
I know blogging can seem daunting, especially to those of you who aren't big fans of writing. I think it is a very personal process in many ways. However, I have put together some guidance. See them as stepping stones only...and once you have more experience you will find your own smooth path. Step 1:… Continue reading Step-by-step guide to blogging
When I mention a figure like ‘1000 words’ a lot of people start to freak out about writing that much. They are particularly worried about not having enough to say on a certain subject and therefore not offering enough depth to illustrate expertise and knowledge. My advice – start broad and then go deep! Using… Continue reading Hurdles to blogging – #12 I can’t write in enough depth