Blogging Challenge: Write a Link Post


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If you haven’t already written link posts, or haven’t done so recently, this post is a challenge to you — and me — to write some link posts!

Blogging Challenge: Write a Link Post
I’m continuing my journey through the Problogger eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, which you can find at ProfessionalContentCreation.com/31days. It’s a great book with a lot of tips for bloggers, and I’m sharing some of those tips with you, my readers.

How to Grow Your Blog by Spying on Your Competition

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You can learn a lot from other bloggers in your niche. In fact, you can grow your blog by spying on your competition! As a matter of fact, the inspiration for this post came through the Problogger eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. It’s a great book with a lot of tips for bloggers, and I’m sharing some of those tips with you, my readers.

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Spying on your competition is an especially good approach to take if your blog is still not very well established, but even if you are further along in your blogging journey, you can benefit from regularly reviewing what top bloggers in your niche are doing, and consider how you can apply some of the same strategies to your own blog.

Blog Post Promotion: How to Get More Readers for Your Blog


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I’ve made a lot of mistakes as a blogger, and one of them has been being so focused on the importance of creating blog content that after writing one piece of content, I immediately shift gears and start to think about the next piece of content that I’ll create.
Blog post promotion: how to get more readers for your blog
While creating content in and of itself works to some degree, if you really want to get readers for your blog, it’s important to spend just as much time promoting your blog posts as you so writing them. (This post was inspired by 31 Days To Build A Better Blog.)

Blog Elevator Pitch: Why You Need One, and How to Write It

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Do you have an elevator pitch for your blog? If you’re scratching your head right about now, let me first explain what an elevator pitch is, and why it’s important to develop one for your blog, and then we’ll get into how to write one. This post was inspired by 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.

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First, here’s the definition of elevator pitch:

An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes.

There are two primary goals for a blog elevator pitch:

How to Come up With Blog Post Ideas with Kristi Hines

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In this episode of The Professional Content Creation Podcast, I’m delighted to have Kristi Hines back on the show. This is part 3 of a 3-part series of blogging tips that Kristi shared with all of us. You can find the first two here:

 

How to come up with blog post ideas with Kristi Hines

Kristi regularly writes for about 15 different sites, so I wanted to talk with her about how to come up with blog post ideas, since she obviously has to come up with a lot of ideas to write for that many different sites!

Monday Motivation: How to Balance Blogging Consistently with Real Life Priorities

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In last week’s Monday Motivation, I talked about the importance of making up your mind to blog consistently. Among other things I covered the fact that nothing of value is accomplished without making a commitment and showing up to do the work regardless of whether you feel like it or not, and regardless of extenuating circumstances that may make it difficult.

How to balance blogging consistently with real life priorities

At the same time, I also mentioned that in different seasons of life, you may need to adjust your blogging commitments and expectations, and I want to delve a little deeper into that this week.

How to Hate Blogging in 4 Easy Steps

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Today’s audio blog post is all about how to hate blogging. In fact, it is so easy to hate blogging that it can be done in four easy steps, and the best thing of all is that it comes totally naturally to a lot of people, which means that you don’t even have to work that hard at it!
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If you want to hate blogging, here are the four easy steps you need to take:

Entrepreneurial Freedom with Jim Palmer [Podcast]

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On this episode of the Professional Content Creation Podcast, I interviewed Jim Palmer. I wanted to have him on the show because he is a person who beat all odds when starting his business. He tells his story so I won’t go too deep into it here except to say that the thing that propelled him into business was a 15-month period of unemployment.

As if unemployment in and of itself isn’t devastating enough, he also was hit with a medical diagnosis that no one wants to hear and it’s that dreaded word, “cancer.”

But as if often the case in life, adversity is what ultimately led him to success, and his story is an inspiring one that I know you’ll love to hear.

Monday Motivation: Make Up Your Mind to Blog Consistently

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Today I want to talk to you about the importance of making up your mind. Every aspect of life that requires discipline won’t happen until you’ve made up your mind to do something. For example, you may say that you’re going to lose 20 pounds, or that you’ll exercise three times a week, or maybe you’re focused on more healthy eating. Or how about that debt that you need to pay off?

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Achieving success in any of these matters requires making up your mind — determining that no matter what, you will do whatever it is. For instance, no matter what, you will go to the gym three times per week. If you have a “no matter what” type of focus, you won’t skip the trip to the gym just because it’s a cold and snowy day.

Guest Blogging the Right Way with Kristi Hines

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In this episode of The Professional Content Creation Podcast, I interviewed Kristi Hines on the topic of guest posting.  I wanted to interview Kristi on this topic because rumor has it that guest blogging is no longer effective. Some people actually say that guest blogging is not only ineffective, but can actually hurt you.

Since Kristi Hines is a top blogger and writes for multiple sites, I wanted to get her take on the guest blogging issue.

Key Takeaways

  • Guest blogging can be a good thing, but it depends on your goals, and why you are guest blogging
  • Guest blogging primarily for links back to your site (with the goal of increasing your search engine ranking) is a bad idea
  • The key is to put out quality content and guest post on quality sites
  • Here are some tips for those who want to get started with guest blogging:
    • Before approaching sites about guest blogging, first build up a good library of quality content on your own. blog. That enables you to build a portfolio, which you can use as samples that will help blog owners know whether or not your style and area of expertise is a good fit for their site.
    • Look for blogs that have an audience that will really care about what your business or blog are all about. Guest blogging doesn’t do any good if the sites you guest blog for aren’t a good fit for you.
  • It’s important to determine your goals for guest blogging and then use Google Analytics to make sure the guest blogging you do is helping you reach your goals.
    • Traffic to your blog in and of itself isn’t the most important goal, unless advertising is one of your primary income sources.
    • You can set up goals such as the contact form on your site to help you see which guest posts are helping you generate business. For instance, if you know that a person came from a guest post, filled out your contact form, and then became a customer, you would know that post helped to generate revenue for you.
  • Here are some things you should do after a guest post goes live:
    • Promote the post. The more traffic the post receives, the more likely the blog owner will want you to write more posts.
    • Respond to comments. It’s important to monitor the post for the first couple of weeks, since that is when most of the activity will be on the post.

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