Do Some Guest Blogging: Even if you think it’s a waste of time it’s always an ego boost to see your name up in lights on someone else’s blog. And when the comments start rolling in – along with the additional traffic – you’ll feel more confident and willing to take risks.
Form a New Good Habit Each Month: Focus on Facebook this month, Twitter the next, followed by guest blogging or blog commenting, and so on. Experts say it only takes 21 days to develop a new habit. By focusing on one main goal for an entire month it’ll soon become routine.
Break a New Bad Habit Each Month: Those same experts say it only takes 21 days to break a bad habit. Stop checking your email 10 times a day this month. Next month, log out of Skype until the end of the day. The month after, turn off your cell phone.
Network With Other Bloggers: Networking is the new buzzword. Bloggers are learning that working as a group to promote each other’s content is much better than trying to go it alone.
Form Partnerships: Look within your network and find ways that you and another blogger can work together to make some additional money. One of you could write an ebook and the other could provide the formatting and promotion. One of you could provide the content and the other could build the blogs and you could go into the site flipping business.
Focus On Your Titles: You only have a few seconds to get the visitor’s attention. Learn to write attention-grabbing headlines.
Create Linkbait: Instead of your normal one-hour blog post, spend a few days creating linkbait content, content that’s so remarkable and emotionally charged that people are forced to link out to it and share it with their friends.
Learn Something New About Your Niche: If you’re always blogging about the same old thing, eventually your readers are going to learn everything you know. And what’s the sense in continuing to read your blog? Learn something new about your niche to keep your readers engaged and attract more traffic.
Carve Out Time For That Project: Quit putting off that ebook because you don’t have the time to do it up right. Make time. Put it on your calendar and get started now. You know it’s only going to help your business if you do.
Stop Worrying About Money: I know. It’s sometimes easier said than done. But stop worrying about monetizing your blog. Get the traffic first and then find out what they’re looking for.
Claim Your Content: Do you have a Google + author account? If not, set one up. And then link out to all of your online content. This helps improve your authority with Google and improves your visibility in searches.
Stop Checking Your Stats: Stats don’t really change that much from hour to hour so quit wasting your time. Set aside a block of time once a week and look for specific performance indicators that you want to improve.
Set Up A Schedule: If you’re at your best first thing in the morning then write your blog posts at the same time every morning. Put it on your calendar and make it a priority.
Create An Editorial Calendar: Plan out your content a week or a month at a time, then you’ll always know what to write about when you sit down at your computer.
Edit, Edit, Edit: Promise yourself you’ll never publish another blog post without editing it, previewing it, and editing it again. You owe it to your readers.
Keep An Idea Journal: Always have a small notebook handy for those ideas that come out of nowhere. No matter what you think, you will NOT remember them later.
Learn Something New About Blogging: Learn more about how a blog works. What is a data base? What is a cache? How do you change the background? What’s the best way to protect against hackers? Even if you don’t need the information now, you might in the future.
Target Your Audience: No conversions? You’re probably not targeting an audience. Get back to your keyword research and use your analytics to see why people are really coming to your blog.
Clean Up Navigation: It’s great that you’re providing links throughout your articles but if your pages are a confusing jumble of blue they’re just too confusing. Clean up links, and organize your navigation so readers can easily find whatever they’re looking for.
Strengthen Your Internal Linking Structure: You’re blogging in one niche so everything on your blog should be relevant. Always link to at least one other relevant blog post to provide more detailed information and keep readers on your blog. If you can’t, then you need to write something.
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