So far we’ve spilled the beans on everything concerning creating content, earning an income on your blog, and tips for a smashing social media strategy, and now it’s time to turn our attention to those random-but-general things that have helped thousands of you push your blogs forward this year.
Be sure to return tomorrow for a secret bonus round we’ll be sharing!
Our Top General Blogging Tips: The Most Popular ProBlogger Posts of 2015
It seems my bugbear was yours too, this year! There have been quite a few places to get quality, modern, free and no-attribution images online springing up since I wrote this post, but these are still my go-to sites. They never let me down.
The one where Darren takes us on a tutorial trip through Google Analytics to drill down into your audience, how they arrive at your blog, and what they do when they are there. He uses the data gleaned from this exercise at the end of every year to figure out what to re-share on social, what gets shared most, what headlines worked, what content fell flat, and what posts could be optimised or upgraded in the new year. It’s a long one – take a drink!
We love simple, we love hacks, and we love traffic. No wonder this post resonated with many of you in 2015!
It seemed you all were “ready to rock a brilliant blog post? Do you want to write faster, think more creatively, just do it all better?”, as this post really hit it out of the park with readers. Five really simple but effective tips to create an environment where success is inevitable.
Free! Tools! 15 of them! From content generation to social scheduling tools to testing the speed your site loads, there’ll be something here that will help you find a shortcut in blogging. Which brings me to my next point:
When you feel a little bit overwhelmed, and like the to-do list of your blog is longer than the years you’ll ever be alive, here are five ways to slash the stress and breathe a bit more. Put some of them into place before the end of the year and start 2016 off on the right path.
- 30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing
- 3 Secret Weapons I Used to Launch My Fulltime Blogging Career
- 3 Growth Hacking Strategies for Bloggers to Quadruple Their Blog Traffic without SEO
- 7 Effective Tips To Grow Your Social Media Presence The Right Way
- 9 Habits of Bloggers Who Have Huge Audiences
- 5 Basics to Having Your Post go Viral
- 5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers Going from Good to Great
- Setting Goals: Why You Need Them, and How to Write Them
What was your favourite?
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 or be entertained on Facebook.