Entries by adamb

Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Beginning Bloggers

When starting a new blog, trying to sift through the myriad of themes and plugins that are available can be overwhelming. Beginning bloggers should be free to focus on building valuable, unique content for their sites rather than worrying about the best plugins to install. We’ve gathered a list of 10 of the best WordPress […]

Quick Tricks to Speed up Your Writing

Writing is something that can come naturally at times, but at other times it can take lots of willpower to muster. If you find that you easily run into writer’s block, there are a few strategies you can implement to get around the lack of creativity and spark productivity. 1. Make an Outline Many writers […]

How to Work Through Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is one of the most frustrating things that a writer can experience, especially if they write for a living. Unfortunately, it’s something that everyone faces now and then, no matter how creative or prolific they may be. The good news is that there is always a way through it. Here are some tried […]

Blogger vs. WordPress: Which is Right for You?

Blogging is one of the most popular forms of self-employment to sweep across the world. Of course, with the increase of bloggers comes the influx of blogging websites. Needless to say, the difficulty for many bloggers today is selecting a blogging site that fits their needs. Quite a few find a home on Blogger, perhaps […]

Link Parties – How Do They Compare to Guest Posts?

Guest posting is not the only way for a blogger to improve his or her SEO rankings. Many bloggers recommend something called “link parties” or “linky parties.” In fact, the method seems to be a favorite of “mommy bloggers.” Link parties are established by a host publisher. Other bloggers add a link to one of […]

Boost Your Traffic with Current Events and Pop Culture

All bloggers, even niche and business bloggers, need to be aware of current events. Writing a post about pop culture or what’s happening in the news is a great way to gain more readers. Posts containing current events are more likely to be shared by your current readers on social media websites, but are also more […]

3 Places Where Bloggers are Missing Calls-to-Action

Calls-to-action, or CTAs, are necessary for any business’s website. Believe it or not, “Click here!” “Buy now” and “Call for more info,” actually help persuade the reader to do just those things. A good CTA can vastly improve any business’s conversion rate. But what does that have to do with bloggers? You aren’t trying to […]

Grow Your Blog Following with Instagram

Instagram can be an amazing tool for bloggers. It’s an easy way to create images for your blog, and you can edit your pictures to make them slightly more professional-looking. Bonus – they’re the perfect size for re-posting on any social media platform! Instagram can also help you gain more visitors to your blog. It’s […]

How Bloggers Can Avoid Plagiarism

As a blogger, you have some level of expertise to share with your readers. Many of your post topics might come from your own personal experiences. But sometimes, bloggers might want to write about something outside of their knowledge. Whether it’s information that you’ve studied or statistics that you couldn’t have come up with on […]

5 Ways to Make Your Blog More Mobile-Friendly

The number people using mobile devices to browse the web has gone up significantly in the past few years. A recent report by Forbes found that over half of all adults in the U.S. use smart phones. A significant percentage of them also use tablets or ereaders. As a blogger, you probably have a decent […]