If you are planning on blogging a book – which I am seriously considering doing – making sure you plan it out properly right from the start is imperative. There is a big difference between putting together your previous posts to make a book and actually setting out with the intention of blogging a book. Here you can discover how to create a blog content plan.
Help is at hand with this great 'cheat sheet' from Jon Morrow at Copyblogger.
I am one of those people that struggles to come up with a great headline. I found this '52 Headline Hacks' very useful and I refer to it quite often. I wanted to share it with you as I am sure you will find it useful as well.
This is what Jon has to say –
After years of writing viral posts at Copyblogger, I took everything I learned and condensed it into this “Cheat Sheet” for writing popular posts. No, it’s not a replacement for mastering the craft, but if you’re a beginner, and you want a quick boost to your blog traffic, then this is absolutely where you should start.
He talks about 6 different types of headlines. I won't give them all away here but List Headlines and Zen Headlines are two of them.
Adding Feedburner RSS Feeds to your WordPress Website
Feedburner is a web feed management provider. It provides Feedburner RSS feeds and management tools to bloggers, podcasters, and other web-based content publishers. If you are not sure what an RSS feed is, or why you should have one, you can read about it in the article – What is an RSS Feed?
Millions of blogs are using Feedburner to update their RSS Feeds. There are various other options out there to use also. I have never had any trouble with it and will continue to use it. It has been said that some of the data isn't as accurate as some of the other systems but as I use Google Analytics for data this is not a concern for me.
Here is a video I created to show you how to add a feed to your WordPress site.
More and more these days I am subscribing to people's RSS feeds rather than signing up to receive their emails. I can read their blogs posts when I want to without my inbox getting filled up with unread mail.
Do you have an RSS feed setup on your website or do you subscribe to other people's feeds?
Today I am sharing 2 of my favourite quotes with you.
'If you are prepared to do for a year what others won't, you can live the rest of your life like others can't.' – Anonymous
It is this quote that keeps me going when I can't think of a blog post, when I have been working way too long or any other time I feel like just throwing in the towel! '
'Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You' – Dr Seuss
This one I just love and it reminds me to always be myself.
Stacey Myers is a business and online marketing trainer, speaker and social media strategist accredited with the Relationship Marketing Institute. She mentors authors and writers in building relationships and community online.
I would love to see your favourite quotes. Leave them in the comment section below!