Blogging is a skill. Don’t let anybody fool you. Are you wondering if you have the right blogging skills? Some desperate or outright clueless bloggers may say that you can master blogging in 3 to 6 months but this is an absolute lie. What human being can master any skill in 3 to 6 months? Most of us take years if not decades to become highly proficient in any one discipline. Read this article and I’ll point you in the right direction for skills to practice regularly to become a rocking blogger.
Are you getting an endless torrent of comments on your blog? Or is your blog like a blog commenting ghost town? Blogging From Paradise currently has 6,848 approved comments. My old blog was comment-free for many months. How did I go from comment ghost town to thriving comment party? In this article I’ll show you what it takes to get helpful blog comments from your readers in 8 steps.
If you are having a tough time gaining traction with your travel blog you may be falling prey to a few common mistakes.
These errors plague most travel bloggers at one time during their careers. Instead of blaming the competition or bemoaning the fact that there is no money in travel blogging own the mistakes below and change your fortunes by turning course. Note: these mistakes are common to most bloggers from any niche. Especially error #1. Just because you aren’t a travel blogger doesn’t mean you can ignore this post.
Meet Joe Elliot. He submitted the perfect guest post to my blog recently. So perfect that it fit my blog like a glove. Seriously. Joe did a fine job writing a post that dyed in the wool blogging newbies or seasoned blogging veterans could vibe with. Which made it a match for my blog. If you want to place more guest posts on rocking blogs, follow these tips!
Increase your blog traffic. Grow your blog community. Boost your blogging profits. Increase your social proof. Good things happen to effective blog commentors. Skilled blog commentors share their thoughts with the intent to help and connect. Sure you want to get some clicks and wouldn’t mind landing a client or eBook customer through your comment but 80% or more of your intent should be to help readers by adding your thoughts and to connect with both the blogger and their readers. You can build a successful blog by forming bonds with bloggers sharking their way up but commenting on a blog like Pro Blogger – owner of 300,000 plus subscribers – opens doors and builds bonds you’d never dream of. You can also improve your writing skills immensely through persistent, intelligent blog commenting. Here’s how…
His grubby paws fingered the half eaten, greasy sausage. McMuffin crumbs. Syrupy pancake remnants. A thimble full of coffee.
Nothing was off limits for this sneaky San Jose scavenger.
During my recent trip to Costa Rica my wife Kelli and I chilled in the capital of San Jose for a day (we knew the way). We enjoyed breakfast at 1 of the 14 million McDonald’s fast food joints in the city. I was simultaneously stunned and entertained by the pillager of home fries. How could a guy be so bold? Clearly he wasn’t a desperate street guy. Clean-cut, dressed well (compared to me he was dressed to the nines) and even the way he picked through spare McD’s fare suggested he could afford to be…..picky. This bold buzzard taught me – and you – 3 blogging lessons that day.
Most people will offer you constructive, helpful, supportive and nurturing feedback but a few sarcastic, critical, miserable people can ruin your day, or week, if you allow these leeches into your mind. The challenge lies in creating new, fresh, interest content, on a daily basis, while dealing with mean-spirited critics who try to knock you down with their unhappy, miserable projections….aka, nasty criticism. In this post, we’ll take a look at the challenge of turning criticism into something positive.