If you’ve blogged for any length of time, you’ll have soon discovered that spam comments are a nuisance. If you use self-hosted WordPress, you can deter spam by: Configuring appropriate options in Settings > Discussion. Using an anti-spam comment plugin. Examples are Akismet, Antispam Bee and CleanTalk. But sometimes spam can slip through, or comments can […]
Can an app make you a better writer? Grammarly reviewed
Grammarly is a web and desktop app designed to improve your writing. It comes in two flavours – free and Premium. First things first – What does Grammarly Free offer? Sign up for a free account at Grammarly.com to try it out. When you’ve created an account, after a short tour, you will be on […]
23 Expert Tips For Content Marketing Success – TCMA Day 2
Last week I went to a special conference, The Content Marketing Academy 2016. There was a great energy and sense of community at the event. If you missed the last post, my takeaways from TCMA Day 1 are here. Day 2’s speakers were: Ann Handley Kevin Anderson, Square Tree Marketing Colin Gray, The Podcast Host […]
A First Time Speaker’s Experience At WordCamp London 2016
The road to public speaking I gave my first conference presentation on Saturday 9 April at WordCamp London 2016. The topic, covered in my last post, was The How and Why of Small Business Blogging. It was quite a journey to the presentation day, I can tell you! The invite came from Diane Wallace, who […]
The How and Why Of Small Business Blogging
I gave this talk at WordCamp London 2016 on 9 April 2016. I have written another post about the experience of preparing and delivering the talk. This post focuses on the content. [email protected] gave an excellent talk about how to become a great blogger, with many useful tips #WCLDN pic.twitter.com/4nANvXwGd2 — Rian Rietveld (@RianRietveld) April […]
Get More Eyeballs On Your Content With Revive Old Post
If you’ve blogged for a while, you will have a great bank of content waiting to be discovered and read by new readers. Especially evergreen content – content that doesn’t go out of date. Using social media automation is a good way to manage this. I’ve used Buffer and Coschedule’s social sharing tools to good […]
So You Want To Guest Post – What Happens Next?
I’ve just submitted my second guest blog post for a larger site. It was a good experience. I’ve learned some things along the way, which I will share here. Be on the look out for guest post opportunities – they are everywhere This guest post came about because I had written a product review and […]
Upset By Missing Twitter Share Counts? How To See Them Again
What’s happened to Twitter’s Share Counts? Tweet 0 I discovered the other day through using Coschedule’s social sharing tools that I could no longer see the share count for my posts shared on Twitter. Personally, I don’t display share counts on my actual posts because I don’t tend to get large numbers of shares. But this still […]
Small Business Blog Survey – The Fascinating Results!
I recently posted a business blogging survey to find out more about why people blog for business, how often they blog and how effective they’ve found blogging. I used this to help compose my recent talk and post about blogging. Here I present the results up to 4 August 2015. I should point out that the […]
Do You Know How To Improve Your Business Blog?
I gave a talk yesterday to the No Ties Networking group. The title of the talk was The Dos and Don’ts of Business Blogging. For anyone who missed it, or wants a reminder of the points I made, here’s the talk as a blog post. Before you begin your business blogging.. Do read, share and comment on […]