Who Needs Attention Grabbing Headlines? Every writer! Perhaps the most crucial element of any blog post is the headline. If you don’t get the reader to click through to your post, all the hard work, blood, sweat and tears are wasted. According to Copyblogger, most people won’t read your article: My friends at Start Blogging… Continue Reading How To Write The Best Attention Grabbing Headlines [Infographic]
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 Growmap Antispambot Plugin. But sometimes spam can slip through, or… Continue Reading How To Tell If Your Blog Comments Are Spam
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… Continue Reading Can an app make you a better writer? Grammarly reviewed
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… Continue Reading A First Time Speaker’s Experience At WordCamp London 2016
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. .@abrightclearweb gave an excellent talk about how to become a great blogger, with many useful tips #WCLDN pic.twitter.com/4nANvXwGd2 — Rian Rietveld (@RianRietveld) April… Continue Reading The How and Why Of Small Business Blogging
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 Especially evergreen content – content that doesn’t go out of date.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… Continue Reading Get More Eyeballs On Your Content With Revive Old Post
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… Continue Reading So You Want To Guest Post – What Happens Next?
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… Continue Reading Upset By Missing Twitter Share Counts? How To See Them Again
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. The survey is still open if you wish to complete it. I’m going to present the… Continue Reading Small Business Blog Survey – The Fascinating Results!
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… Continue Reading Do You Know How To Improve Your Business Blog?