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5 Useful Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers

5 Useful Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers
12 Jun 2013

Blogging, Software & Programs Are you a web browsing ninja, or just plodding along with the default settings? Google Chrome is now the browser of choice for almost half of the World-Wide-Web-browsing population of the Earth. So it’s a safe bet you either use it already, or you’ll give it a try soon. There’s a ton of extensions you can add to your Google Chrome to customise it with tools that make blogging and promoting your blog easier. Here are just a ...

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The Foolproof Way to Get Attention from Famous Bloggers

The Foolproof Way to Get Attention from Famous Bloggers
15 May 2013

Blogging There are so many tips out there for catching the eye of the big bloggers you admire. “Comment on their posts and they’re sure to notice you.” – Yeah, maybe. Eventually. “Offer them a guest post you’ve written specially for them.” – That’s nice. They see a lot of those, though. “Mention them on your blog.” – Flattery is great, but it’s not enough to make a big ...

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Faster, Better Blogging in 3 Simple Steps

Faster, Better Blogging in 3 Simple Steps
01 May 2013

Blogging, Productivity, Writing Everybody’s always waving productivity tips and blogging advice at you. They tell you to start early in the morning, or spend half an hour outlining before you draft, or meditate before you touch the keyboard. Whatever, right? You’ve tried some of those ideas –the ones that didn’t sound too silly– but they didn’t make a huge difference in your blogging productivity. So you keep on truckin’ doing what you ...

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How to Use Heatmaps for Blog Optimization

How to Use Heatmaps for Blog Optimization
17 Apr 2013

Software & Programs Ever wondered what goes through a stranger’s mind when they’re reading your blog? I mean, it’s not easy to ask them. But you kinda need to know, right? You’ve got traffic stats out the wazoo, with apps like Google Analytics, Clicky, and Jetpack to give you useful data on how many views and unique visitors your blog’s posts and pages get. You know how many people have clicked a link, and you can name your biggest ...

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Gamification for Blogs: How to Create and Direct Reader Engagement

Gamification for Blogs: How to Create and Direct Reader Engagement
03 Apr 2013

Blogging If you read the whole of this blog post, I’ll give you a gold star. How do you feel about that? Happy? Bemused? Maybe a bit annoyed – gold stars and reward charts are for little kids, after all. Well, why do you think people use rewards to encourage good behaviour in their children? Because it works. And it works on adults, too. A reward, even a small one, literally changes people’s minds. When you get praise and recognition ...

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Make Money Blogging: What’s Stopping You?

Make Money Blogging: What’s Stopping You?
20 Mar 2013

Blogging, Making Money Almost every blogger thinks that making money from their blog would be nice – even if it isn’t an enormous amount of money. Have you monetized your blog? Does it work for you? It didn’t work for me, not for a long time. I think I made about $150 in my first year of affiliate marketing. And when I set up an online store selling my own low-end digital products, I never made a single sale! Now I’ve got to grips with it all, ...

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What’s the POINT of Your Blog?

What’s the POINT of Your Blog?
06 Mar 2013

Blogging You’ve got a blog? Awesome! But, um, what’s the point? Please don’t be offended; I’m not suggesting that your blog is pointless. It’s just that if you can’t tell me what the point of your blog is, right this minute, then maybe you shouldn’t be blogging until you’ve got that all figured out. You probably already know what your blogging niche is. You probably have a good idea of who your audience is, ...

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