Make Holiday Blogging More Fun: Connect with Other Bloggers

Holiday Blogging CMB

Holiday blogging can be so much fun! This is step 4 of our 5 Steps to Get Your Blog Ready for the Holidays series. If you want to catch up: Step 1: Set Your Priorities Step 2: Plan Your Content Step 3: Prep Your Blog for Holiday Visitors Holiday blogging can really be a lot of fun. It's even more fun when you connect with other bloggers. If you're in a mastermind group, talk to one … [Read more...]

Holiday Blogging: Prep Your Blog for Holiday Visitors

Holiday Blogging CMB

Holiday blogging can be so much fun! This is step 3 of our 5 Steps to Get Your Blog Ready for the Holidays series. If you want to catch up, check out step 1: Set Your Priorities and step 2: Plan Your Content. Now that we have our content under wraps, let's talk about the over all look of your blog and how to get it ready for the holidays. Consider Your Reader's State of Mind During this … [Read more...]

Plan Your Content {Get Your Blog Ready for the Holidays}

This is step 2 of our 5 Steps to Get Your Blog Ready for the Holidays. Check them all out here. Yesterday we were setting our priorities. We did an exercise to help us figure out how often we should post and reminded ourselves to cling to grace for our posting schedule! How often should we blog during the holidays? Check. Plan our content? Um..... So let's start there. What are you … [Read more...]

Should Links Open in New Window, or Not? {31 Days to a More Reader Friendly Blog}

should links open in a new window or not

This post is part of our 31 Days of a More Reader Friendly Blog series. See all the posts here.  When you use hyperlinks within the content of your blog, the question comes up - should links open in a new window or not?  I've decided everyone has a different opinion on this topic because everyone uses their computers differently. One person just clicks links without thinking (that's me) … [Read more...]

Blog Post Design {31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog}

Blog Post Design

Are you ready for day 21 of our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly Blog? Check out the first 20 days here! We have chatted about the purpose behind your blog (your mojo), the overall appearance of your blog, your sidebar, making your archives more accessible and now we need to get into your actual blog post design. You know, the big reason people are at your blog is because they read your posts. … [Read more...]

Write Better Blog Post Titles {31 Days to a More Reader Friendly Blog}

5 tips for writing better blog post titles

The content of your post might be stellar, but if you can't get your readers to click through, then it doesn't matter. With so many blogs vying for the attention of your readers, you need to make every effort to create not only catchy but informative blog post titles. 5 Tips to Write Better Blog Post Titles Ask a question People love to respond to questions. We all like to give our opinion, … [Read more...]

Create a “Sneeze” Page {31 Days to a More Reader Friendly Blog}

create a sneeze page for your blog

Today is day 12 of our 31 Days to a More Reader-Friendly blog series. See all the posts here! Do you have posts in your archives not getting the attention they deserve? Now that you've been blogging for a couple of years, your posts can get lost and forgotten. We don't want that! Therefore, compiling your archives into what ProBlogger calls a "Sneeze Page" is a great way to create a more … [Read more...]

Creating Content Worth Reading Part 2 {9/3/2013 Twitter Chat Recap}

creating content worth reading recap

You can see all past Twitter Chat recaps here. Twitter chats with #intentionalblogger take place the first Tuesday of every month at 9pm EST. A big thank you to all of you who attended our Intentional Blogger Twitter Chat on Tuesday! We gleaned a lot of new ideas for creating content worth reading. Many of you are happily written to fulfill your mission statement (yay) and that is music to our … [Read more...]

My Blogging Weaknesses (Got Drafts?)

Blogging Weaknesses draft

The secret is out: my inbox was piled sky-high. But hey, … [Read more...]

Creating Content Worth Reading Part 1 {9/3/2013 Twitter Chat Recap}

creating content worth reading recap

You can see all past Twitter Chat recaps here. Twitter chats with #intentionalblogger take place the first Tuesday of every month at 9pm EST. A big thank you to all of you who attended our Intentional Blogger Twitter Chat on Tuesday! We gleaned a lot of new ideas for creating content worth reading. Many of you are happily writing to fulfill your mission statement (yay) and that is music to our … [Read more...]