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Blogger Outreach: Why Random People Want Your Links

If you've been blogging for a while and you have either a contact form or an email contact listed on your blog, you've probably gotten messages from random people wanting you to link to their content. In case you're wondering why, let's chat about it. Links matter to Google, and as a result, links matter… Continue reading Blogger Outreach: Why Random People Want Your Links

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Tips for Bloggers to Avoid Copyright Violations

Most bloggers are very well-intentioned and would try to steer clear from any potential copyright violations. However, it's not hard to inadvertently cross the line from okay to dodgy. So, let's chat about some issues that might come up. Copyright notice There doesn't have to be a notice asserting the content owner's copyright for that… Continue reading Tips for Bloggers to Avoid Copyright Violations

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The WordPress Reader: Love It or Hate It?

Ah, WordPress. We love to complain about it in all its buggy glory, yet here we are. One of the things that divides people is the WordPress Reader, so let's chat about it. Doofus-friendlier I'm very gung-ho WP Reader. It makes life so much easier. I don't want blog notifications clogging up my inbox. And… Continue reading The WordPress Reader: Love It or Hate It?

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What’s Less Popular on Your Blog… But You Publish Anyway?

As bloggers, some of us write for ourselves, some of us write for our readers, and many of us do some combination of both. But what about when certain kinds of posts are less popular? Whether you're writing more for yourself or for others, there's no right or wrong, but there may be an approach… Continue reading What’s Less Popular on Your Blog… But You Publish Anyway?

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Do You Feel Impressed by Other Bloggers’ Abilities?

It's human nature to compare ourselves to others, and the world of blogging is no exception. It can be easy to compare what someone else is doing to what we're doing, and frame it all within our own context. But it doesn't work that way; we all have different skills and things we struggle with.… Continue reading Do You Feel Impressed by Other Bloggers’ Abilities?

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How Much Do You Fidget With Your Blog?

Fidget is perhaps a strange word to use when it comes to a blog, so let’s start with what I mean by that. I’m referring to fussing around with a blog’s general appearance, like colours and fonts, and the content, layout, and images you’ve got on your home and about pages. Essentially, the things that… Continue reading How Much Do You Fidget With Your Blog?

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My Most-Used Blogging Tools of 2020

I think a lot of us bloggers have our little tricks up our sleeves, whether it's a favourite place to get images from, quotes, or whatever it might happen to be. Here's a quick run-down of the blogging tools that I've been using the most over the past year. Graphics Canva continues to be my… Continue reading My Most-Used Blogging Tools of 2020