We all want people to read our blogs; if we didn't, we'd probably keep them private. A lot of bloggers will, at least at some point, look for ways to promote their blog, whether that be to grow community connections or for other reasons. But there always seems to be a few people who really get… Continue reading Where’s the Line Between Blog Promotion and Being Spammy?
Search engine optimization (SEO) can seem pretty intimidating at first. However, there are some SEO basics that any blogger can implement that will not only make your posts more search engine friendly, they'll probably be more reader-friendly. In addition, WordPress looks for similar elements when making post recommendations to users in the WP Reader, so… Continue reading Easy SEO Basics for Bloggers
Not long ago someone left this comment on a post I'd written: "I guess you have to decide what you want. Money, hits, likes or trying to help others." This isn't the first time I've seen it cast in a somewhat negative light that people were trying to grow their blogs, so I thought it… Continue reading It’s Okay to Want to Grow (and Monetize) Your Blog
For various reasons, most of us like it when we get brand new blog viewers. It may be because it's great to have a new voice added to the conversation, or it may be for more business-oriented reasons, or it could be a confidence-booster. Even though, at least for most of us, numbers are not… Continue reading How Do You Find New Blog Viewers?
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I think I'm pretty much preaching to the choir here, but I thought I'd talk about the good and the not-so-good ways of trying to grow on a platform like WordPress (or social media). Trying to grow at the expense of annoying others is not okay. An example of this is leaving… Continue reading Blog Growth Should Not Be at Others’ Expense
Normally I don't like talking about follower numbers, but 4000 is kind of a cool blogging milestone, so I thought I'd mention some of the things I've learned along the way. One of the key things I've learned is just how skewed a metric follower numbers are. Sure, it's what we often end up focusing… Continue reading Reflecting on a Blogging Milestone