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How One Blogger Grew Her Readership by 500% with Help from Three Practical Writing Tips
In this episode we continue our Blogging Breakthroughs series, this time with a story from my friend Kelly Exeter.
Kelly is a regular speaker at our events, has contributed ProBlogger content as a guest writer, and has been a guest on this podcast several times.
Today, the story Kelly shares is a great companion piece to the “How to Become a Prolific Content Creator” episode.
Her blogging breakthrou [...]
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At ProBlogger, we talk a lot about the value and importance of using an email strategy to drive traffic to, and make money from, your blog. But if you don’t keep your email subscriber list clean, it can negatively affect your blogging business.
By a clean list, I mean making sure your subscriber database is legal, accurate and engaged. Otherwise you may find yourself:
fined for breaking international laws
blacklisted by email service providers
suffering from poor sender reputation and struggling with [...]
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How a Book Deal Launched the Career of a Blogger
We’re kicking off our Blogging Breakthroughs series, where a variety of bloggers share their stories of breakthroughs they’ve experienced over the years with their blogs.
We received submissions from numerous bloggers. And today I want to introduce you to Andrea Vahl.
When Andrea started getting into social media, she realized nobody was teaching it in an entertaining way. So she invented a character: ‘Grandma Mary: Social Media Edu [...]
The post Productivity Inspiration to Get You Out of Your Blogging Slump appeared first on ProBlogger.
Did you notice the middle of the year just slide on by? Are you one of those people who has already reviewed their yearly goals to see if you’re on track? Or are you in a bit of a mid-year blogging slump? Perhaps you were out enjoying the summer weather or, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, your fingers probably froze off and you can’t type anymore.
Whatever your reason for being in a bit of a lull, we thought it was a good time to give you a bit of inspiration in the productivity d [...]
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The Power of Being Vulnerable with Your Readers
Have you experienced the power of taking a step out of your comfort zone and being vulnerable with your readers?
I have long believed in the power of being vulnerable.
It can be hard to be vulnerable. It feels very risky, but brings about a feeling of freedom.
I’ve witnessed the power of vulnerability. But I am always wary about being too vulnerable. I worry that to show weakness might take away some authority I’ve built or that too muc [...]
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Do you feel confident using images in your blog posts?
While there’s no absolute rule that bloggers need to include images, most bloggers will include at least one eye-catching image in each post (normally at or very near the start).
However, it’s easy to make mistakes with images. We’ve already covered how to obtain images legally so you don’t accidentally infringe on someone’s copyright. But in today’s post, I want to go through the process of uploading and inserti [...]
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This is a post by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke.
Are you (inadvertently) annoying bloggers you want to impress?
If you’re hoping to build a great relationship with a blog editor – maybe so you can land a guest post, or interview them on your blog – then this post is for you.
Because you might just be getting yourself on their blacklist without even realising.
For ten years, I’ve been the owner-editor of my blog Aliventures. I have an assistant for some admin tasks, but emai [...]
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Our team has just finished watching this video of Pat Flynn’s from earlier this year. It’s all about using Facebook groups, and he shares 27 different tips and hacks for Facebook marketing within your groups.
We think it will give you a lot of great ideas for your own Facebook group. It even prompted us to reflect on how we use Facebook groups at ProBlogger.
Pat’s Facebook business group tips are for how to:
Grow your group
Make money from it
Check out all of his 27 tips and hacks here:
The post How Often Should You Email Your Newsletter List? appeared first on ProBlogger.
In the past we’ve taken a look at why your blog needs an email newsletter and what you should include in your email newsletter.
But people have been asking for more detail on how often you should send emails to your newsletter subscribers. So we’re adding this post to round out our series on Newsletters.
Almost anything is possible here – from emailing once a year to emailing multiple times a day. For most bloggers, though, there’s a happy medium somewhere in between.
How Often Should YOU Email Yo [...]
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Share Your Blogging Breakthrough on the ProBlogger Podcast
Do you have a blog? Why not? It’s time to get started. Imagine the breakthroughs you could experience.
And if you do already have a blog, have you had a breakthrough? You have? Then tell us about it.
We’re seeking submissions of stories to appear on the ProBlogger podcast for the theme, My Blog Breakthrough.
Our goal with this series is to feature bloggers from around the world telling stories about brea [...]
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"What's the secret to successful blogging?""How do I build a profitable blog?"I get asked these questions a lot. And my mission with ProBlogger is to address them.Let me start by answer the first question. There is no secret to successful blogging, and no magic formula for a successful blog.But there are some common things many successful bloggers share—decisions, behaviors, disciplines and habits—that take them closer to a profitable blog.It’s the accumulation of the basic little things you do every day th [...]
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What You Can Learn From the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Course
From a blog post series to an eBook and now a course, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog has certainly evolved. And in doing so it has helped many people. Today’s episode is based on information about the course.
I created the course, which is a combination of repurposed teaching from places on ProBlogger and the blog post series, to:
offer teaching that inspired action
help people develop good habits
give them a variety of things to try.