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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 21st of January 2017 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

Reading Roundup: What's new in blogging this week / ProBlogger.net

Lots of changes and some good old-fashioned advice in today’s roundup – when was the last time you gave your email list some love?!

The Five Most Realistic Ways to Make a Living as a Writer | Smart Blogger

We want to make real money, right? These are great ideas.

LinkedIn Marketing – How It Differs from Marketing on Other Social Networks and the Winning Tactics Your Peers Use | DrumUp

LinkedIn is becoming more and more of a great promotional tool (used wisely, of course) so if you’re out of the loop, get wise!

Pinterest now offers ad groups to paid campaigns | Marketing Land

More targeted advertising and more specific functionality on Pinterest? Yes please.

How to be heard | Seth’s Blog

The rules of blogging – hell, any kind of communication. Listen and learn, the man knows his stuff.

Inside Hillary Clinton’s social media campaign for the White House | The Guardian

If you’ve ever wanted to know how teams run such gigantic global campaigns, then now’s your chance to hear tips from behind the scenes.

Facebook Pages can now “go live” from the desktop, add live contributors and more | TechCrunch

It was only a matter of time, but it’s here now – no longer do you have to rely on your tiny phone screen to broadcast your every move on Facebook Live – behold the desktop version! More video metrics available for pages with more than 5000 followers among the changes.

SEO Fact or Fiction? | Yoast

The team behind the popular WordPress SEO plugin debunks the myths surrounding SEO. We also had a chat about that in this recent post 5 Ridiculous SEO Myths Every Blogger Should Ignore.

Why Every Writer Needs an Email List | Jeff Goins

Just in case you forgot how important an email list is these days in the race to have the biggest social media following. Please, please don’t forget!

From management consultant to hipster blogger | News.com.au

Some very thought-provoking bits in this item – especially regarding making money from blogging in Australia.

5 Ways to Repurpose Your Popular Social Media Posts | Social Media Examiner

One of our favourite “work smarter, not harder” tips! We all recycle our blog content, but why not our social media?!

Have a great week!

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.
  1. Hey Stacey,

    Just like every other reading roundup, you have listed some informative articles. I have gone through the LinkedIn marketing guide.

    LinkedIn is one of my favorite social media platforms.

    The SEO facts described by the Yoast seem to be great. People can learn more about SEO.
    Glad to know about more.

  2. Hi Stacey,

    Excellent round up here.

    I like the Facebook Page update, with live video available on Desktops. Until now I have barely used my Page. But this development has me thinking. 1 thing though; would I be able to do Facebook Live video feeds on my Chromebook? I’ll dig into the article now to simply get the 411 and to see if I can use it on my CB.

    Thanks a bunch for sharing :)


  3. Hi Stacey,
    That’s absolutely an amazing piece of content shared over here. I have just read that Pinterest ads article, and now I am definitely going to try this. Moreover, can you also tell me about the latest link building practices of 2017 to build safe links?

    That would be great.
    Thanks though for this roundup post.


    • Thanks! What I’ve heard recently on link building is to continue doing it organically. Create great content people want to share. Guest post with genuine articles.

  4. With all due respect, this election was a clinic on what NOT to do for the Democrats, social media included. All the other links were great as usual!

    • I never said it was successful! I said it was an insight into how they ran their global campaign. We can learn as much from mistakes as we can from successes.

  5. Hello Stacey,
    Thanks for this roundup post. The very new thing I have found today is Pinterest ads article, and in the new tab, I have read about it. I found it interesting and now will definitely try it out.
    Apart from this, can you please tell me the significance of guest posting?

    • Hi Pooja, thanks for reading! I think guest posting, done right, can be awesome for finding new readers, being endorsed by authority sites, getting high-quality backlinks to your site, and networking with fellow bloggers. There’s really a lot of positives to the practice.

  6. Hey Stacey thanks a lot for the nice blogging roundup. I particularly like the FB update, FB is taking over the all big video platforms now. Many marketers are using FB live for their marketing & webinars.

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