Blogging and Writing

Social Proof and Blogging: Why People Care Who Likes You

Rory of A Guy Called Bloke alluded to this recently, and I wanted to talk a little more about the psychological phenomenon called social proof, and how it applies to blogging. First off, what is social proof? It’s a cognitive bias that means when we’re in a situation where the action we should take is …

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Tips on Generating Backlinks and Boosting Domain Authority

If you aren’t trying to grow your blog out there in the world, this post will be completely irrelevant. This is a newer version/compilation of a couple of posts I’ve done before on building backlinks to your blog and domain authority. What is domain authority? Domain authority (DA) is a scoring system that was developed …

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Should You Stick to a Single Blogging Niche?

Every so often I see bloggers expressing some apprehension about stepping out of their blogging niche, so I thought it was worth chatting about. The business-focused blogs If the main purpose is to make money, niche matters. According to blogging guru Brandon Gaille, the blogging niches that make the most money are (in descending order) …

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The Interesting Ways That We Use Words

As bloggers, we play with words. Some of them are more fun quirky than others. Here are a few of the interesting ways we use words. The pond that separates us Despite speaking the same language, there are a lot of differences between British-speak and American-speaking, with Canadian-speak thrown in there somewhere in between. Blogging …

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