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By Rachel Corbett of podschool.com.au. Podcasting is a great way to get your message out into the world but it’s also hard work. For every show that’s listened to by millions of people, there are hundreds with an audience consisting of the host and his or her mum. So before you buy the latest gear, don the headphones, and start sprinting towards your dreams of podcasting gl ...
Coming to you live from the city that spring forgot — it still feels like winter here in Melbourne but perhaps that means more time for working on our blogs and finding out what’s new in blogging and social media this week! As usual, it’s a diverse lot. 20 Unseen Instagram Tools to Grow Your Audience | Forbes I haven’t used all of these, but no doubt they’re helpful.
Sometimes it can take years before we find a good rhythm to our blog’s posting schedule. Some blogs suit smaller, bite-sized pieces every day (or multiple times a day), and some blogs get by on posting once a month. Darren gets asked A LOT how often one should post, especially when just starting out with a blog.
I don’t know about you but the fact we’re half way through October really freaks me out. I’m neck-deep in editorial schedules and I even wrote “2017” on a post the other day – where did this year go? As usual, the news that caught my eye this week is pretty diverse – small business blogging stuff, emojis, online courses, and case studies of folk who are doing it right online.
This is a guest contribution from ProBlogger Expert Kelly Exeter. It was the toaster that did it in the end. I’d been juggling work around school holidays. I had a book in its pre-launch phase. I was trying to figure out in which of my already tight days I could record four podcasts. And I was on deadline for two guest posts while trying to figure out what I’d write about for my own website.
I don’t know about you, but that was the fastest week of my life – I guess it has something to do with my kid going back to school, but honestly I blinked and all of a sudden here we are on Saturday again! I took mannnnnny notes this week, most of them about cool things to do in Instagram and on Facebook – gotta be ahead of the game! How Molly Yeh Became one of the Most Popular Food Bloggers i.
Hello and welcome to yes another weekend roundup read! WordPress tells me this is number 41: what a lot of ground we’ve covered this year! Plenty of these articles made me ponder the state of affairs (and my blog) more than they did teach me how to blog better – but I think some re-evaluation from time to time is a good thing.
This is a guest contribution from Jawad Khan. Do you have a mentor, or have you ever tried looking for one? If yes, you’d know that credibility, apart from the right expertise, is the number one quality a mentor should possess. A person doesn’t deserve to mentor you (or anyone) if he isn’t dependable and changes views like clothes.
As a blogger and social media strategist, there are a few things I absolutely would not be caught dead without. I have to keep on top of a ton of tasks in all my roles, and the faster and more efficiently I can get these done, the better! Having important tools only a click away makes all the difference in the world – hence why I love keeping my Chrome toolbar stocked with thi ...
Do you feel like there is so much change afoot this year? I totally do! And I think this week’s picks really reflect that. There is an undercurrent of taking risks and moving forward. My kind of undercurrent. I’d love to hear what changes you’re making, if you’re starting a blog, revamping a current one, branching out into online business or something else? I’m also keen to h ...
This is a guest contribution from Alicia Rades from aliciarades.com You started a blog because you recognized the importance of content marketing. You know that businesses that blog get more traffic than those that don’t. But more traffic doesn’t necessarily mean more customers. You have to be able to leverage your blog content in a way that convinces readers to trust you and buy from you.
This is a guest contribution from Natalie Sisson of Suitcase Entrepreneur. Sometimes creating valuable content week after week feels a bit like you’re running on a hamster wheel, doesn’t it? It doesn’t even matter how much you like writing blog posts and replying to readers’ comments. If your blog doesn’t start to make money, you will start resenting all the work you put int ...
There have been so many changes to the social media landscape across the years, in fact an incredible amount of changes just in the last 12 months. Where Twitter and forums used to reign supreme, you’ll find today’s bloggers fatigued with Facebook, confused about Snapchat, and getting their heads around the same capabilities, only over on Instagram.
It’s back to reality and rainy Melbourne after last weekend’s epic ProBlogger Training Event on the Gold Coast. You can read all about what went down here – were you there? what did you think? Plenty of tips and news to keep you busy this week – I hope it’s a good one. 16 Mistakes Bloggers Make when Building an Email List | Jeff Bullas From poor placement of opt-in forms, to ...
It’s ProBlogger Training Event week! All systems go here for a fantastic weekend of learning and networking. Your next roundup will come to you straight from the (sunny I hope) Gold Coast, where we’ll be hanging out for two days of presentations, workshops and gatherings. There’s still tickets if you’d like to join us (or virtual tickets if you can’t physically be there).
By ProBlogger Expert Ali Luke. Homework. Even if your school days are long behind you, that’s probably not one of your favourite words. (Unless you were even more of a geeky kid than me.) But blog readers want homework: actionable steps to put what they’ve learned into practice. And here’s why.
There’s a buzz of excitement here as PBEvent 2016 gets ever closer! I am obsessively going over my slides, information is being emailed, awesome competitions to win cool blogging stuff are being run, and there’s tons of chatter and getting-to-know-yous in the Facebook group for attendees – bring on the 9th and 10th of September! (and that’s not just because I’m dying to get out of the Melbourne.
This is a guest contribution from Bill Achola. I remember those days when I thought writing a blog post was enough. I would invest all my efforts on choosing the right topic, writing a quality blog post, making it smart, funny, and engaging, adding interesting pictures, carefully crafting an eye-catching format, and choosing the right time to post.
At times the internet and blogging appears to be morphing at warp speed, setting our heads spinning and making us feel like it’s impossible to keep up – this has been one of those weeks! So I hope the first pick for you will help. Stop Spending so Much Time in Your Head | Darius Foroux So you can free it up to actually get some work done/get yourself out there! Facebook Tests ...
Jayde Leeder is the creative force behind Little Paper Lane, a stationery boutique on the Northern Beaches in Sydney that also has a thriving online arm. She also oversees a full graphic design studio specializing in wedding stationery and hand drawn signs, alongside teaching and managing social media.