Newbie Blogging Mistake 4: Hitting “Publish” Too Soon

The last newbie blogging mistake I discussed was ignoring or overdoing SEO. This post will delve into what should (and shouldn’t) happen once you’ve written the blog post. It’s tempting, especially when it’s taken you a long time to write, to hit the “Publish” button as soon as you’ve put the content together. However, this[…]


Newbie Blogging Mistake 3: Ignoring or Overdoing SEO

The previous post in this series discussed the newbie blogging mistake of not writing for a niche. Now, I’m going to talk about the one thing that can be both a gift and a headache for bloggers: search engine optimization (SEO). If you’re just starting out with blogging, it’s easy to focus on only the[…]


Newbie Blogging Mistake 2: Writing for Everyone

In my previous post on newbie blogging mistakes, I focused on overlooking the visual aspect of your blog. In this post, I’m going to discuss not having or not sticking to a niche. Writing for everyone is a nice (and somewhat impossible) idea, but it’s not realistic and it probably won’t build you a loyal[…]


Newbie Blogging Mistake 1: Thinking that Looks Don’t Matter

In this series on newbie blogging mistakes, I’ll be taking a look at some of the most deadly blogging sins that first-time bloggers make. This first post focuses on a common oversight: thinking that looks don’t matter. The reality is that when a reader first clicks on a link to a blog or a specific[…]


Practical Tips That Will Get Your Headline Clicks

A lot of the time, writers are so focused on the body of text that they forget one of the most important elements of the article, blog post, press release or whatever it is they’re writing. I’m talking about the headline of course (or title or heading—whatever you want to call it). The funny thing[…]


Ensnare your readers: The art of content creation

We’ve already heard that in the digital space, ‘content is king’. But this king can’t rule the online kingdom without loyal subjects: the readers. Whether you’re crafting content for an in-depth blog post, or thinking of a short tweet to send out, it’s essential that first and foremost, you keep the target audience in mind.[…]

Does Twitter Matter? Can It Possibly Last?

Yes, I think it does matter. And no, although it won’t last, not like it is now, it is the beginning of something that will last, but will be changing a lot. I could say the same about personal computing, the Web, and blogging. Twitter is all the rage because it hit fertile ground. People[…]