Search engine optimization (SEO) is a must if you want your blog to succeed. But most writers have no idea how to put keywords to use and gain traffic. Nor do they have the time or desire to figure it out or the money to hire someone to do it for them. But SEO doesn’t […]
5 Quick Tips for Consistently Improving Blog Post Engagement
Engaging your readers attention on a consistent basis can seem tough. But on some days, bloggers also struggle to engage themselves enough to write yet-another post. So how do you and your readers stay engaged in your content? Write better blog posts. Today, Jay Artale (@BirdsOAFpress) offers five tips to help you improve reader engagement […]
3 Steps for Planning Your Book-Based Online Course
Developing an online course offers authors one of the most effective ways to repurpose book-based content, gain readers, and make more money. There are many ways to approach course creation. Jay Artale (@BirdsOAFpress), a digital nomad and full-time writer and blogger, has broken the process down to three steps. Read on to learn more. As […]
6 Ways Blogging can Help You Write Your Memoir
Memoirists think the blog-a-book strategy won’t work for them. However, it will. In fact, blogging a memoir post by post offers writers some powerful benefits. Today, Jay Artale (@BirdsOAFpress), a digital nomad and full-time writer and blogger, outlines six distinct ways in which blogging a book can help you get clarity on and write your […]
Is Guest Blogging Still an Effective SEO Technique in 2020?
Guest blogging has always been a staple for bloggers who want more visibility and increased search engine optimization (SEO). And it’s a great way to get the word out about your book when it’s published. But does it still work in 2020? Today, Jay Artale (@BirdsOAFpress), a digital nomad and full-time writer and blogger, answers […]
6 Things Bloggers Should Never Do
You’ve heard all the advice about what you should do to succeed as a blogger. What about the things you shouldn’t do? In this post, Beth Bauer (@JourneyofBethB), freelance writer, travel blogger, yoga instructor, and entrepreneur, points out six things you need to avoid as you move forward with your blogging efforts. You can find […]
What is a Slug and Why is it Important?
Slugs. Gardners and non-gardeners alike tend to cringe when they think of these slimy mollusks. However, when it comes to blogging, slugs are an essential part of the ecosystem—especially if you want your posts to rise up in the search engine results pages. In this post, Beth Bauer (@JourneyofBethB), freelance writer, travel blogger, yoga instructor, […]
Why, When, and How to Use Keywords in Your Blog Posts
All writers concern themselves with word choice, but a blogger’s choice of words can mean the difference between a post being discovered by readers or being invisible to the target audience. Today, Beth Bauer (@JourneyofBethB), freelance writer, travel blogger, yoga instructor, and entrepreneur, offers advice on keywords and keyword phrases so you can increase the […]
Should You Write Short or Long Posts when Blogging a Book?
Are short or long blog posts best? Good question. The online world changes constantly. More often than not, Google dictates those changes, including what it takes to get your site into the coveted #1 Search Engine Results Page (SERP) spot. What doesn’t change is the impact blog post length and publishing frequency have in achieving […]
How to Use Photos and Videos to Improve Your SEO
How do I use photos and videos effectively? Answering that question has become a constant conversation in the blogosphere and online marketing world. That’s why today we are discussing the same subject. Freelance writer and ghostwriter Dan Kenitz (@buildwithwords) offers some practical and doable tips for writers, authors, and bloggers who want to add images […]