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Most Popular Posts on ProBlogger 2014: General Tips

Posted By Stacey Roberts 19th of December 2014 General 0 Comments

This week we’ve covered the five most popular posts in the areas of monetization, content, social media, and writing tips. Today we bring you the top 5 general tips that readers found most useful. I hope they do to you too! Read it now, or pin for later.

ProBlogger Popular Posts of 2014: General Tips - we covered grammar mistakes, one thing to do daily that will change your blogging, SEO must-dos, project management websites, and if Content isn't King - then what is?

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1. 5 Quick Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing – Plus Free Downloadable Cheat Sheet

A super-handy overview of apostrophes, when to use that/which/who, when to use “everyday” vs. “every day”, commas, and capitalization. The cheat sheet is perfect for printing out and leaving it in your workspace so you’re never stuck with a grammar issue again.

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2. Spend 10 Minutes Doing This Every Day and You Could Transform Your Blogging

We even started doing it at ProBlogger HQ at our regular meetings.

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3. Publish Your Blog Post Without SEO and Thousands of Visits will be Forever Lost

SEO kingpin Rand Fishkin stopped by ProBlogger to give us the absolute ultimate in SEO advice. Simple things you can do right now to ensure you’re getting the maximum exposure of your work.

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4. Top 10 Web-Based Personal Project Management Tools

You’re looking for a sweet app to streamline your worklife? Us too. Here are 10 of them that will keep you (and your team, if you have one) on track.

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5. Content isn’t King: Here’s What is

I know I’ve made this mistake in 2014 with my own blog. Content is great – but useful content is what gets you places. Are you useful?

 

Did you use these tips this year? Have you figured out a way to serve your readers by meeting their needs with your blog? I’d love to hear it!

Stacey is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama (cat pictures welcome!).

 

About Stacey Roberts
Stacey Roberts is the Managing Editor of ProBlogger.net: a writer, blogger, and full-time word nerd balancing it all with being a stay-at-home mum. She writes about all this and more at Veggie Mama. Chat with her on Twitter @veggie_mama, follow on Pinterest for fun and useful tips, peek behind the curtain on Instagramand Snapchat, listen to her 90s pop culture podcast, or be entertained on Facebook.
Comments
  1. Hi Darren, thank you for your post. I learned more experiences about blogging, marketing when I read your blog. They are great and useful for blogger. I hope to receive more valuable posts in 2015. Keep your sharing !

  2. You shared most popular post here and many of them lean about great content and popular all the time and I am one of them to get great ideas for blogging content. thanks

  3. That last one is key: even if you have a niche site for the sole purpose of getting sponsored posts, what is the use if the content posted is useless garbage?

  4. Your number 5 was the best for me “useful content is king”.

  5. The good thing about publishing content daily to your blog or website is the ability to improve your overall search engine optimization as you go along. It takes time to perfect content marketing. Good SEO will bring traffic to a blog or website in years to come. The content creators should automatically have a long-term vision in your mind of making their site useful with rich content which will entice readers to share on social networks time and time again.

  6. Great collection of popular blog posts.
    They especially liked the Second post. That was a great blog post by Darren.In that post, he has highlighted the importance of analyzing other blog posts. That caught my attention.
    Great reviewing tips are also mentioned in the blog post.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers.

  7. Hi Stacey,

    That 10 minute tip is brilliant. I do it, almost daily, just scouring other blogs for inspiration.

    As Darren mentions the secret isn’t to necessarily take ideas from other blogs to use for yourself. Nope, you’ll generally find inspiration or a spark for change from viewing other blogs.

    As for me, I look at Problogger regularly. I note the scrolling sidebar, the style of the blog, the layout, bullet points, headers and all that good stuff. I may adopt an element or 2 here and there of course, but I still make my blog, my blog, which is built around Blogging from Paradise. I sell a different dream but I’m still a blogging tips themed blog and I guess I’m one of the few guys who actually teaches how to blog, so maybe I can stick out a bit more in that regard.

    Just this morning I did a fair amount of blog study. Turns out my blog’s energy – and mine – was flagging for a bit, and I needed to get back to selling the dream both on my blog and through my social media updates. I reviewed a few luxury travel blogs – and commented on them of course – to get a feel for what they had to offer, and to see why so many of these folks are successful.

    I also know that appealing to a bigger ticket, freer spending audience could benefit me too; hence the comments and social shares. But anyway, I reviewed these blogs to see patterns, designs and the cause and effect thing in action.

    This most popular blog post series is another fine example of reviewing in action Stacey, because I patiently looked through a series of these posts to spot patterns. Why were they the most popular? I think the headlines rocks, and also, each post tackles a pressing problem faced by most struggling, or even successful, bloggers.

    That’s likely why these posts are so darn popular. The thing is, they are simple as pie to read and to understand, which also gives me another clue into how I can present my content.

    Success really does leave clues, and if you’re willing to soak them up, and to gain inspiration from the successes of other bloggers you can create quite the epic blog yourself. It’s also like a passive blogging mastermind when you think about it, observing other blogs and learning from fellow pros.

    Stacey, loved that post and I enjoyed this series. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I’ll tweet this now.

    Ryan

  8. As someone relatively new to the site, this is a great round-up post! Especially love number 5 as noted above. Useful content that people actually want to share and talk about is definitely better and will help your blog grow. Thanks

  9. Awesome Tips Stacey …

    Spend 10 Minutes Doing This Every Day and You Could Transform Your Blogging

    I am unable to understand this one.. Can you please elaborate?

  10. Hello Stacey,
    I completely agree with you. Has my content been useful for readers? Exactly, I was thinking about it. After reading your article I am sure about it, I did the same mistake. Thanks a lot for this 5 most useful advice.

  11. Hey Stacey!

    Im just started my first blog and these tips are totally useful!

    Thank you! :)

    Keith B.

  12. Hey Stacey!

    Really a good information for newbies!

    Thank you! :)

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