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Blogging Tips A-Z: G for Goals

Every successful blogger I’ve spoken to had several failed blogs behind them before they finally honed in on their blogging goals and set up a blog that would achieve those goals.

 

Like most bloggers I set up my first blog as an experiment. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to write about and a secret goal for my blogging.

 

Well, we all want our blogs to become bestselling books and get made into movies starring Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts don’t we?

 

But I wasn’t just hoping to kick start my travel writing career and gain worldwide recognition for my writing. I had a few other goals too:

 

because I’d recently moved from Costa Rica to Australia I wanted to share personal stories so family and friends could follow our adventures; because I’ve lived overseas in eight different countries and travelled to many more I wanted to inspire and inform other women so they could travel more or move overseas too; I wanted my blog to be a fun creative outlet and keep it separate from my web design and web copy writing business.

Can you see a problem here? There are a few of them.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/H9FmXN


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11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility

11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

If we invest a lot of time and energy in our blog, it's important to do the right things to attract visitors and to keep them more than five seconds on it. Here some great advices to ameliorate, if necessary, the situation. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Here’s the situation: Your buddy sends you a link to check out, you get to the blog post and after glancing at the layout you immediately question the validity of the blog (and your friend). On occasion I have left a post thinking it was created by some autoblogging process, and then realized it only looked that way and was actually written by a human.


Text ads out of control, color combinations that hurt to look at, no social sharing links (or TOO many!) and images that barely have any connection to the text.

 

These mistakes can make a visitor run for the proverbial hills. A visitor to your blog is making a decision about your worth within a few seconds, sometimes nanoseconds.

 

Find out whether you’re making simple but crucial mistakes that turn readers away…


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10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts

10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

For all those who have this kind of blog they often arise the question, how to thrive while meeting the comfort and the interest of all. This post, very interesting, will give you some information about it and encourage you, if necessary, to go outside the box... I like that! [note Martin Gysler]

 

Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Working with efficient workflows, time management and organization all help to keep that valuable information harnessed to be used when you need it, but how about making sure you can produce great content on time and on demand?


Keeping creative and informed means you are working efficiently to produce content that’s engaging, informative, and, of course, profitable for you. After all, time is money when you are managing a number of blogs and clients.
Here are my top ten tips for fueling that creativity, generating ideas, and managing your time and resources.

 

Make the info come to you—start mass reading Filing it cleverly: Other Inbox Dump it! Brain dumping for multiple sources Getting creative Find your zone and stay in it Map it! Reach out Step away from the machine! Illumination needs you Unblock yourself on time If you are really stuck, go outside the box and freestyle

 

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21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success

21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today to Set Your Blog Up for Massive Success | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

You have a blog and you would increase the number of followers and readers for more success, this is the right article for you. It'll give you some very interesting information about how you should do it. [note Martin Gysler]

 

You can read all the blogging advice in the world, but none of it matters unless you take action.

 

To set your blog up to be a massive success, you have to ruthlessly focus your efforts on things that work, and stop spending precious time on things that don’t.

 

Today I’m going to make it easier for you to take the action you need to take to make your blog better. All you have to do is set aside 10 or 15 or 60 minutes to tackle one of the 21 simple steps below.

 

The more you complete, the more progress you’ll make.

 

You’ve probably already completed some of these, but I guarantee you haven’t done all of them. If you have completed all of ‘em, please tell me in the comments. Better yet, share one of your own extra tips.

 

Read more: http://thinktraffic.net/21-quick-actions-for-massive-blog-success


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11 Uncommon Blog Post Ideas for More Web Traffic

11 Uncommon Blog Post Ideas for More Web Traffic | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

A really great blog post can bring a flood of visitors to your website when people who read your post share it with the world.

 

The best way to create a potentially viral blog post is to experiment with lots of different types of blog posts and to observe what has worked for other blogs.

 

Below I’m going to share 11 blog post ideas you can use to get more traffic. These ideas each came by examining popular posts from some of my favorite blogs. These posts became some of the most popular posts on some incredibly popular blogs. There’s no guarantee they’ll work the same for you, but try several of them and you might just make a breakthrough...


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Blogging Tips A-Z: G for Goals

Every successful blogger I’ve spoken to had several failed blogs behind them before they finally honed in on their blogging goals and set up a blog that would achieve those goals.

 

Like most bloggers I set up my first blog as an experiment. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to write about and a secret goal for my blogging.

 

Well, we all want our blogs to become bestselling books and get made into movies starring Meryl Streep or Julia Roberts don’t we?

 

But I wasn’t just hoping to kick start my travel writing career and gain worldwide recognition for my writing. I had a few other goals too:

 

because I’d recently moved from Costa Rica to Australia I wanted to share personal stories so family and friends could follow our adventures; because I’ve lived overseas in eight different countries and travelled to many more I wanted to inspire and inform other women so they could travel more or move overseas too; I wanted my blog to be a fun creative outlet and keep it separate from my web design and web copy writing business.

Can you see a problem here? There are a few of them.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/H9FmXN


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How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused

How To Find Royalty Free Images That Haven’t Been Overused | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

I don't know you, but for me, images are very important. A text without an image, is like a sky without stars. For this reason, I like this post with several ressources, maybe you too! [note Martin Gysler]

 

“Hey, I’ve seen that image before. Actually, I’ve seen it many times before.”


Images allow you to express what words can’t.

 

They draw the viewer in and elicit an emotional impact, providing your users with information while confirming that what your selling or promoting is real.

 

There are many affordable options available to purchase stock photography. This may be a blessing or a curse. Affordability often comes at the cost of originality.

 

It’s important to consider your ideals and the image’s ability to illustrate a concept perfectly. But consider originality as well. You wouldn’t want to fall into the trap of using cliche imagery because it’s easy and convenient.

 

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Martin Gysler's comment, February 9, 2012 12:44 PM
Great Katipsoi, I'm glad that you can use this information to improve your page.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 11, 2012 7:32 PM
So helpful and something that is a daily struggle o THANKS. Marty
Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 12, 2012 10:10 AM
Marty, thanks for the comment.

I just found another great way to search for Creative Commons images: http://search.creativecommons.org/

It automates a CC search on Google Images, Flickr and more. Wow!
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25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog

25 Reasons Why Google Hates Your Blog | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Sometimes it's to ask what it takes to that Google ranks us on the first page... :-) Here is an article that will give us more information on this subject. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Your blog is a good read. Everyone says so.

 

Although “everyone” is really just people you already know. Like your Mum.

 

So why isn’t your blog being found by other people? The millions and millions of people hungrily consuming blog content out there in the global online space we call the Internet?

 

The cold, hard truth is that Google hates your blog. And it’s nothing personal. You just don’t have anything that Google wants.

 

Creating high-quality, relevant content is a must if you want your blog to be noticed by search engines but it’s only part of the picture. If you’re not sure if Google really hates your blog, or whether it’s just ambivalent, then step through these warning signs.

 

1. You don’t know which keywords your readers are using

 

The very heart of search engine optimization is understanding what people are searching for online and aligning your own content to those searches. 

 

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12 Essential Tips for Revitalising Your Blog in 2012

12 Essential Tips for Revitalising Your Blog in 2012 | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

As 2011 comes to a close, now is a better time than ever to evaluate your blog, its performance, and most importantly, what you can do to improve your blog in 2012!


A point I always like to drive home is that you will never find blogging success by turning into an “eternal student”, one who always consumes information but never creates or takes action.

Image copyright mipan - Fotolia.com

 

As I am in the process of taking a step back from my own blog to reevaluate what things I could do better, I wanted to present Problogger readers a list of actionable tips that they could act on right now to improve their blog for the new year.

 

So check this list out, bookmark it for later (or tweet it out to your fellow bloggers), and make sure you go through and see what quick actions you can take to improve your blog!


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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, January 3, 2012 12:24 AM
Hi Martin,
it is interesting article. I posted it yesterday.
Have a nice day!
Martin Gysler's comment, January 3, 2012 1:14 AM
Hi Giuseppe, Yes, a great post. Sometimes we have the same interests and sources as well... it is a proof that it is a quality article... :-) Cheers and a great day too!