Things to do before publishing a blog post

Things To Do Before Publishing A Blog Post

So you’ve started a blog and now you’re wondering why a) nobody is reading it, b) nobody is commenting on it or c) why you haven’t turned into Zoe Sugg over night. That last one was a joke but I’m deadly serious about the first two. When we start blogging, we’re so eager to just …

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Blog DA Score: What It Is, Why It’s Useful & How You Can Improve It

If you’re a blogger, chances are you’ve heard of a blog DA score before. And if you haven’t and don’t have any idea what I’m talking about, stick with me. It’ll all be clear soon, I promise! I’ve seen quite a few people mention DA on Twitter recently. Either wondering what it is, wondering how …

Things To Consider When Creating a Blogging Resource *

#AD Back in October last year, I created and released by very first blogging resource, my Beginner’s Guide to Blogging eBook. I worked incredibly hard on this for a month but I didn’t realise quite how much I’d have to do and consider when it came to creating it. I knew I’d have to write …

Things to consider before taking on a blogging challenge

If you’ve been in the blogging world for any amount of time, it’s likely that you’ve stumbled across someone talking about or taking part in blogmas or blogtober, a month-long blogging challenge that requires you to post every day for a month (obviously). I’m not quite sure of the technicalities of each one (like if …

Growing your blog as a business

I’ve had the idea for this post sitting in the notes on my phone for literally months now but haven’t taken the plunge (plunge… isn’t that a brilliant word) to actually sit down and write it yet. Partly because there’s a lot of information involved and I’m a bit overwhelmed at where to start and …

6 ways to make yourself more attractive to brands

Working with brands has become a huge part of being a blogger. Brands are recognizing that bloggers have a lot of authority and power over sales and marketing and a shining review from a blogger can go an awful long way. I’m not ashamed to say that working with some kick-ass brands is one of …

4 important things to have in your blogs sidebar

Most blogs these days have a sidebar and it’s usually one of the first things you notice when you discover a new blog. What’s in that sidebar however can be incredibly important to growing your blog, your audience and encouraging people to spend more time on your blog rather than clicking off and going elsewhere. …

Your one-stop-shop for blogging advice

Each and every month when I check my stats on my WordPress app, sitting at the top of my “most views” posts during that month are always blogging-related posts. These tend to be advice style posts and occasionally blogging related discussions but you can bet your bottom dollar that posts about blogging are almost always …

25 bookish blog post ideas

I’ve done plenty of ‘blog post ideas’ posts before; Winter & Christmas, Autumn and Spring & Summer and these posts always tend to go down really well. We all struggle with blogging motivation and inspiration and sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we cannot come up with an idea for a blog post for …

Sponsored posts, earning money & blogging as a business – tips & tricks

When I started blogging I never dreamed that one day, I’d actually get sent a product – for free – in order to write about it. I never thought I’d ever get paid to write a blog post – I mean, what? That only happens to Zoella, right? I didn’t understand how blogging can be …

Practical tips for coming up with blog post ideas

Don’t get me wrong, I go through huge blogging inspiration slumps sometimes where I literally wouldn’t be able to think of an idea for a post if my actual life depended on it. I think we all go through these phases, for a bunch of reasons and it’s totes normal and doesn’t make you a …