You make an assumption when building a WordPress site. That assumption is that people will look at everything you want them to look at, just because it’s there. In an ideal world, yes, the quote from Field of Dreams would ring true: “If you build it, they will come.” However, the problem has more to... Read more »
If you’ve been blogging for a while, even if it’s just once a week, it won’t take long to accumulate an archive of “old content.” Some of the content will be great at bringing in traffic from Google Search and links on other websites and regular social media shares, but what about the rest? If you have old articles on your site which you think should be bringing in more traffic than they are, this post is for you. Why Revive Old Blog Content? First, this isn’t about trying to get random old content, like this video, to keep popping up:
As a writer who, on a daily basis, competes with premium and traditional news outlets for readers’ time (oh, and Buzzfeed too), I’m keen to learn how I can get you to read and share my story. Arm-twisting and blackmail aside, I recognize one of the more critical things that gets consumers of digital content to click and share is an exciting headline.
Everyone needs to unplug sometimes. But when your work involves maintaining a WordPress site, taking a vacation can be hard work. You can’t just up and walk away. Well, you could, but your business would suffer and we really don’t want that to happen.
Yes, it will require some planning ahead if you want to take a vacation, but the effort you put in to keep your site active will pay off by:
Ensuring your business stays on trackGiving you the peace of mind to actually relax during your time off
In the past six months that I've been a content crafter at Buffer, I've been writing a lot. I've also been trying to write regularly on my own blog and for my startup. That's a lot of writing. During this time, I've been experimenting with small changes in my workflow, my writing process, and the types of content I produce.
Do you ever feel at a loss for what to write? It doesn’t matter whether it’s a blog post, article or presentation. There’s that empty white screen staring back at you. While it’s ideal to have an editorial calendar that organizes a set of columns to be published on a regular basis, you can still have a dearth of ideas. Like experienced writers and journalists you have your swipe file and list of columns you ought to write. But none of them are calling you. What do you do? Here are seven standbys that help you create outstanding content in a flash.
So. You think you’ve got yourself a good blog post. You chose your writing style. You knocked out the first draft. You allowed it to sit for an hour or a day. Now it’s time to edit that bad dog — ruthlessly. So that it has a fighting chance in the trenches. You’ll want to[ Continue Reading... ]
Suffering from blank page anxiety? Before you go on the hunt for inspiration all over the Internet and elsewhere, turn to the resources around you. Realize that you can create exceptional content with what you already have at hand.
Marie Ennis-O'Connor's insight:
Great list of ideas to get you started and keep you on track with your blogging