The ability to write blog posts quickly can be an ace up your sleeve if your goal is to blog daily. Although some blog posts can take an hour or more to write, the ability to write quickly can save the day if you’re trying to come up with a consistent posting schedule.
I read some great suggestions about this from Michelle Schaefer’s blog. Check out this article called “Six Strategies for 15 Minute Blog Posts.”
There are quite a few quality blogs on writing, but the more I explore the blogosphere, the more a certain group of writing blogs really stand out for me.This post describes my top 10 personal favorite blogs on writing
I chose the following blogs as my top 10 because they are written in a readable, conversational, relaxed style, and they are the blogs where I am most likely to learn something new about blogging or writing for pay.
If you have never participated in the Ultimate Blog Challenge, there is no time like the present to get started. The Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) comes around once a quarter, and is a great opportunity to get your blog on track, whether you are someone who has never gotten started blogging at all or you’re a veteran blogger who has gotten sidetracked. There are several reasons why I am such a fan of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
The Habit of Blogging
Adding images to blog posts can add attract the attention of potential readers, and it can add interest and provide clarity. I confess I haven’t taken the time to add many images up to now, because I believe quality content is the most important part of a blog post. I have also avoided images because selecting the right image can be time-consuming.
But I also realize that blogs that have images are more appealing to blog readers. When a reader arrives at your blog, they tend to focus on the image first, and if it captures their attention, they stick around to read the text. Images can also be used to add on-page SEO.
It’s October, and it’s time to get started again on the Ultimate Blog Challenge. If you blog and have never participated, I suggest you give it a try.
The Ultimate Blog Challenge is offered every quarter – in January, April, July and October.
Being successful at any career has a cost, and successfully writing for the web is no exception. For example, if you had a goal of becoming a brain surgeon, you would have to commit to several years of schooling at a price of both time and money. A lot of time and a lot of money. You would either invest personal funds or take loans. You would study night and day. You would do without sleep cramming for exams and training.
When dreaming of becoming a writer, many people expect things to just fall into place without a similar cost.
What are some habits of successful bloggers? There is a difference between a blogger who haphazardly throws up a post here or there and a blogger who brings in thousands of visitors on a daily basis. Bloggers who are successful and effective have certain habits in common.
In order to figure this out, I have been studying some of the most successful blogs and paying attention to those who are making it work. Although different bloggers have different tips, there is a certain mindset in common among successful bloggers.
Long tail keywords are a necessary part of any strategy for online SEO. If you are using SEO to draw traffic to your blog, you begin by choosing a keyword and create a blog post around each keyword.
The problem is the most obvious keywords are typically the most competitive. Everyone else is trying to rank for them too.