Fantastic Blog Post Idea Starters

Fantastic Blog Post Idea Starters

Fantastic Blog Post Idea Starters

If you are looking for ways to make your blog better you want to start following Michelle Shaeffer.  She has been teaching about blogging for many years.

In show #13 I share a few of the great ideas in Michelle's latest article about finding inspiration and ideas for your blog postsFantastic Blog Post Idea Starters

A few of the ones I particularly liked are:

  • 5 books you need to read – as an avid reader I could think of 5 books straight away to tell people about.
  • 1 thing I do every day – this also prompted me to think of sharing something that I learn every day.
  • Stories about how you had overcome something.
  • The best bumper stickers I have seen – I think this is a great one as it starts to train us to look for blog ideas in different and unusual places.
  • The 5 websites I visit most often.

I would love to hear other ways you generate ideas for your blog posts.  Leave them in the comments below.

 

How to Create a Blogging Strategy #FreeWebinar

How to Create a Blogging Strategy #FreeWebinar

How to Create a Blogging Strategy #FreeWebinar Create a Blogging Strategy

In this free webinar I will share how I create a blogging strategy and how you can, too.

This will not be a prescribed strategy, I will share a variety of ideas and then you will be able to choose the ones that are going to work best for you.

In show #12 I talk more about what will be shared on the webinar.

Friday 29th August
9am EST/2pm London Time

Put in your details below and I will send you out the webinar information.

Do You Struggle to Write Great Headlines?

Do You Struggle to Write Great Headlines?

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Do You Struggle to Write Great Headlines? 

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.

Free Headline Hacks Report

Grab Your Copy Now!!

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What tips or tricks do you use to come up with your headlines? Please leave your comments below!

Adding Feedburner RSS Feeds to your WordPress Website

Adding Feedburner RSS Feeds to your WordPress Website

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?

Quotes I Love

Quotes I Love

Quotes I Love

Today I am sharing 2 of my favourite quotes with you.

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'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! '

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'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 Adding an RSS Feed to Your Blog

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!