You can always find ways to improve your blog -- some are quick and simple, some take a bit more time. Here are some ideas! Create an Email Newsletter Why should you create an email newsletter for your blog? The real question to ask is why shouldn't you (hint: there is no reason not to). Launching an email newsletter will allow you to collect the email addresses of your blog's readers, which you can then use later for marketing and advertising purposes. Just place a newsletter signup widget in a highly visible location of your blog and ask visitors to enter their email address. Respond to M...More
How to Create an Effective ‘About the Author’ Page
The key to maintaining a popular, successful blog is to establish a strong relationship with your readers. If readers view your blog as being nothing more than generic source of the same rehashed content that's found elsewhere on the web, you will ultimately fail to gain any notable traction. If your readers don't know much about you, you have less chance of connecting with them. This Is Where An 'About the Author' Page Proves Useful. With an 'About the Author' page, you can show readers that you are a real person, giving them a sneak peek at your personal side. Use a Head-Shot Photo When ...More
Should I Copy Protect My Blog’s Content?
It's downright frustrating when you invest countless hours of hard work into writing a new post for your blog, only to discover that one of your competitors has copied it and is now using it on their blog. Unless they have your permission, what they are doing is generally illegal under copyright laws. But not many bloggers are going to spend the time and money to go after someone for copying their content. So, how can you copy protect your blog's content so this doesn't happen? Display the Copyright Symbol One helpful measure to discourage, but not prevent, stolen content is to display th...More
5 Ways To Improve Your Blog’s Readership
#1) Social Media If you aren't publishing links to your new blog posts on social media, you're missing out on one of the easiest ways to attract new readers. Facebook alone boasts more than 1.3 billion monthly active users, making it an excellent source of traffic, and readers, for your blog. Whenever you publish a new blog post, try to get into the habit of immediately publishing a link to the URL on your social media accounts. #2) Syndicate Content Another simple way to improve your blog's readership is to syndicate your content. Syndication basically involves publishing either part...More