Really want to keep that blog updated, but find you have no time to write? Almost all businesses want more time to blog, and it’s an essential job. Google loves fresh blog content, which means you have to be scheduling time to write on a really frequent basis. So why isn’t it happening?
Viewing entries in
Creating an editorial calendar can be as simple or as complex as you make it. One thing is for sure: you need a blogging calendar urgently. It can make the difference between consistent blog publishing and a mess of a blog, and we know which side you want to be on!
If you have a new blog, one of your first tasks will be adding a new blog post on Wordpress. It not hard, but you should know how to do it properly. Start by opening Wordpress. You should see options on the left, and "First blog post" on the right.
One of the biggest problems I see with blogs is subpar writing, grammar, and style. You know what? It's an easy issue to fix. There are free and paid tools all over the internet with only one goal in mind - to help you improve your writing skills, so you can become a better blogger. I take a look at 18 of the best tools I've found (some are on my must-have list), so you can choose one to take your blogging skills to the next level.
Wordpress Post Settings for beginners. Post Settings hide lots of options but get to grips with them if you want to become a confident blogger. More options, tags, and featured images should be your focus, but we're taking a look at everything hiding behind the post settings menu.
Today we introduce non-techie, beginner bloggers to the concept of SEO, how it relates to their website and how to go about learning more about an intimidating, but really, really useful topic. We finish up by giving you a few easy SEO for non-technical bloggers tips that you can start to use right away in your next blog post.
It's never been easier to find great free images for your blog, but with stock photo sites at ten a penny, it can be hard to know where to start. Today, we run through 19 sites that are great for stock photos - some old favorites, some new players and even a few specialist ones for all you niche bloggers out there.
When you put an image online, it's likely to get lost in a vast ocean of online images. Make sure your images - whether in a blog post, website page or social media update - have the best chance of making an impact by following these 5 rules every time you put an image online.
Today we tackle the age-old question of should your business be blogging? We'll take a look at when you should - and shouldn't blog for business, and examine some very valid alternatives to starting a business blog if you decide it's not for you.
Once you've got your blogging goals, you're going to need to create a blogging strategy to actually get them done and make your content marketing strategy a success. Here's how to get from goal to strategy, with a few words of warning on the way.
Great blogging goals will make the difference between your blog being a total waste of time or a powerful marketing tool for your business. People often find goal setting for business blogs quite difficult, which is why I've written this article. Follow 5 simple steps, and actionable, powerful goals will be yours!
I tell my clients that they need to promote their content hard, repeatedly and strategically. When you're new to promotion, however, you might worry that all this self-promotion can come across a bit spammy. I don't think that's something you have to worry about, though, and I'll tell you why today.
Using social media for most of the sharing and promotion of your blog posts? Are you seeing great results? Most people don't - we take a look at what's going on and how you can improve the return you get from sharing blog posts and other content on social media.
Why does your blog suck? Most likely, it's lacking a goal. Without a goal, a blog is dead in the water. This goal doesn’t have to be “making money”, per se, but if you’re not planning for it to make any money, how can you expect it to? Even if making money isn’t your goal at all, you still need something to aim for, so get planning!
Piktochart has provided you with pretty much everything you need to create a content calendar. Get it now, but heed my words of warning first!