When Not Completing Things Might Be Good For Your Blog

When Not Completing Things Might Be Good For Your Blog

I’ve had a big mind-shift in my blogging, since I started 10 years ago… and I barely noticed that it happened. I’ve gone from being someone who completed things to becoming someone who never quite completes things…. but in a good way. Let me explain. When I first started blogging I set myself very specific, [...]

DISCUSS: Does Your Blog Focus More Heavily Upon Information, Inspiration or Interaction?

I’d love to get some discussion around this question today. Does your blog focus more heavily upon Information, Inspiration or Interaction? A year ago I wrote a post in which I talked about we I use a combination of Information, Inspiration and Interaction focused posts to engage with readers over at my photography blog. While [...]

Got a HOT Post on Your Blog? Here’s What to Do To Find and Optimise It

Got a HOT Post on Your Blog? Here’s What to Do To Find and Optimise It

Yesterday, I shared a post that analysed 5 posts I wrote in the first year of Digital Photography School, that went on to generate a lot of traffic for the site. Today, I want to build upon that post and share some tips on how to capitalise on such posts to help you to build your blog [...]

A 10 Step Guide to Becoming a Better Blogger – Starting Today

A 10 Step Guide to Becoming a Better Blogger – Starting Today

This is a guest contribution by Adam Smith. If you are reading this post, I am guessing that you have a blog and at least a few social media accounts or you are just starting out and have a interest in blogging. Right? Instead of trying things out at first, guessing, hitting a wall and [...]

5 First Year Posts that Led to Over 6 Million Views

5 First Year Posts that Led to Over 6 Million Views

What sort of content should you publish on your blog to help you grow traffic in your first year? There is no right or wrong answer to that question as each blog will be different depending upon the topic, your writing style and the purpose of your blog. However, I thought it might be fun [...]

Offline Marketing: Great Ways to Promote Your Blog Without the Internet

Offline Marketing: Great Ways to Promote Your Blog Without the Internet

This is a guest contribution from Rohit M. @Adwisey. Every blogger wants to promote their blog. Who doesn’t want more traffic? When it comes to promotion, many bloggers mostly use the online world as their main marketing vehicle. The online world is great though, social media helps your blog and your daily posts go viral. You [...]

How to Take a Blog Break Without Losing Momentum

How to Take a Blog Break Without Losing Momentum

As anyone who has ever started a blog knows, it can be hard work. The internet never sleeps, and it seems at times neither do you! In the 24-hour machine that is the blogosphere and accompanying social media, there is the potential for our blog/life balance to be so far off kilter it’s all but [...]

7 Unique Ways to Find Content Ideas for the Most Boring Topics

7 Unique Ways to Find Content Ideas for the Most Boring Topics

This is a guest contribution from Ellis McGrath, digital marketing strategist at VITEB. A blank sheet of paper (oops writers don’t use it a lot anymore) well in that case a blank computer screen is the most frightening thing a writer could ever possibly encounter. Sitting in front of a computer screen, rolling up sleeves, [...]

DISCUSS: How Often Do You Redesign Your Blog?

DISCUSS: How Often Do You Redesign Your Blog?

Over at Digital Photography School this week we launched a complete overhaul of our site design. It was a massive job that took over 6 months of planning and implementation to pull off – but we finally got there without too many hiccups. We’ll post about the process and some of the features we’ve implemented [...]

How to Protect Your WordPress Site Before the Hackers Lock You Out!

How to Protect Your WordPress Site Before the Hackers Lock You Out!

This is a guest contribution from Caleb Lane, WordPress security expert. I am sure you already have on your to do list that you need to respond to emails, return phone calls, show up for meetings, write more content, and a whole lot more. But, what if I told you that the effects of being hacked [...]