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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 30th of April 2016 General 0 Comments

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

It’s a rainy and cool weekend here in Melbourne, and I’m looking forward to reading something inspirational with several (ok many several) cups of tea. These have been an excellent start!

How Facebook Decides Who Sees Your Updates | Edgar

Oh. Wow. This was interesting and confusing and a complete rollercoaster of emotion. Now, if you’re like most bloggers, you’ll have set up your Facebook page to share your stuff. One of the tips shared in this article from the people at Facebook is… “avoid promotion”. Yay. Ah but all hope is not losst – they have other pretty solid tips to help you lift your Facebook algorithm game. I wrote them down in all caps.

5 Secrets of Selling to a Small Blog Audience | Be a Better Blogger

Not all of us are rolling in millions of unique pageviews a month, but we still have an audience. I think these are pretty solid ideas to help you make the most of what you do have – and I loved her take on small blogs and advertising.

How to Make Money When Your Blog is Brand New | Blog Tyrant

A fantastic and very practical guide to earning an income right from the start. Couldn’t agree more!

Five Steps to Measuring Your Social Media ROI | Advertising Age

This can be an interesting exercise to see if the effort you’re putting in actually is benefiting you. Sometimes it’s not the best strategy to just throw stuff out there and see if it sticks when your efforts could be put to better use elsewhere.

The ADHD Guide to Building a Writing Habit | Goins, Writer

I don’t know about you, but with the millions of things I have to concentrate on in a day, being consistent with writing falls by the wayside. I’m going to put some of these tips into action.

smart-subheads

How to Write Subheads That Hook (and Re-Hook!) Your Readers | Copyblogger

Really, we know most readers are skimming, and Pamela has a fantastic strategy to keep them on task.

8 Old School SEO Practices That Are No Longer Effective: Whiteboard Friday | Moz

Are you still doing these? stop!

5 Ways to Improve Your Content Marketing Results Without Breaking the Bank | Entrepreneur

Because we’re not all made of cash, but effective content marketing can certainly help us make some.

Video Consumption on Snapchat More Than Doubled in Less Than a Year | TechCrunch

It’s time! Get on it!

11 Ways to Engage Influencers Before Asking For Something | Jeff Bullas

Ahhhh a bugbear of mine. I get pitches alllllll the time both here and at my personal blog, and 99% of the time they’re awful. We can change this!

I hope you found something of use this week, I’d love to hear what’s caught your eye? Did the Facebook thing help? It sure gave me food for thought.

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 Instagram, or be entertained on Facebook.

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 Stacey

    Good stuff as usual. Some of these came across my reading radar as well.

    Of the ones that did not, I enjoyed the Moz article about old vs new SEO tactics. It was nice to read up on the partial keyword domain topic and the dreaded linkbait (that is running rampant).

    Thanks again for consolidating all of this for us! Happy Friday!

    – Jeff

  2. Hi Stacey

    As usual its a worth visiting problogger every time. This time the main article which led to my attention is the one with the heading How to Make money when your blog is brand new…!!
    Seriously that is the real face of blogging..i.e. its not easy… making money online has huge potential but it has its own limitations as well like it needs much time and patience and there is no get rich quick option available..!!!
    What I liked the most is the first point… get a part time job to get your bills paid..and have a plan with your blog and stick to it.. This is the real life tutorial i must say.. not only in blogging this will work everywhere.

    Thanks for sharing awesome stuff..!!

  3. Big thanks for the mention. Really appreciate it! Tweeted.

    Ramsay