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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 23rd of April 2016 General, Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

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

This Entrepreneur’s Secrets to Being Productive From Anywhere in the World | Inc

Not only do we want to make the best use of our time, but some of us also want to do that from wherever we happen to be. It’s a bigger job than we probably think (I’m guessing a team is pretty useful) but still doable. Also, the thing about creating an ideal day was an aha moment for me.

Facebook Might Soon Let You Earn Money From Your Posts | The Next Web

This was interesting for all the platforms it describes where you can now earn money for your efforts via sponsorship or membership. It’s such a rapidly shifting landscape, could it be that early adopters get the worm?

Pinterest Rolls out Revamped, Faster Loading App to Improve User Experience | Social Media Today

Which may mean your Pins get seen by more people. Yay!

These Three Everyday Challenges Are Plaguing Marketers All Over the World | Edgar

And the things they’re doing to combat them. Awesome.

The Scientific Marketing Strategy Behind Exponential Growth | SumoMe

And who doesn’t love exponential growth? Not only by experimentation, but learning from it too. It’s the only way.


Escaping the Digital Media Craptrap | The Information

As clickbait winds to a close (hopefully!) digital content to attract audiences will evolve. There is a rush on video focus at the moment (funnily enough, by people who used to deal solely in clickbait) and it’s interesting to see where it’s all headed.

5 New Facebook Live Features for Marketers | Social Media Examiner

If you want to nail the Facebook algorithm, we hear live video is the place to be. If you’ve never dabbled before, here are some basics.

How to Start Creating Facebook Instant Articles For Your Blog: Facebook and WordPress Team Up | Buffer

Have you started with Instant Articles yet? It’s confusing, and the signup is a pain in the butt. But I’m betting it’s worth it.

Battleground Mobile: Why (& How) to Prepare for the Future | Moz

As Eric says, the move to mobile is happening probably faster than you think. He has some great tips for staying ahead of the curve.

Arianna Huffington on the Science of Sleep and Success | Lewis Howes

There’s been a huge surge in information about entrepreneurs and health, and with good reason. If we’re not firing on all cylinders, we can’t really be successful. Loved this conversation between two favourites.


So what have you learned this week? Going to sign up to Instant Articles? Going to check out the new and improved Pinterest? I’d love to hear.

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, listen to her 90s nostalgia podcast, 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.
  1. I’ve tried to set up Instant Articles but Facebook “rejected” my first try due to code on one page around some video. It’s fixed, but I have to create 10 new articles before I can submit again. I had a horrible time with the WordPress/IA link up and ended up disabling the plug in before I submitted – since only one error came back, I’m hoping this means I don’t need it!

  2. Hi Stacey,

    I vibe with the first article.

    And Natalie as the example.

    She shares rocking tips for sure but I’d add, ya gotta check the energy behind your acts to succeed on the road.

    I’ve traveled the world as a full time, pro blogger for the past 5 years. For the first few years, even if someone advised me to be a leader and not micromanager, I’d not have heard them.

    My energy screamed follower. Not leader. Had to shift to receive and act on prospering advice.

    Things get so freaking busy in Fiji and busy in Bali that I had to follow my fun to make it work. If I felt like blogging was work, I’d be screwed. Too much tension.

    But I love blogging and traveling, so mixing blogging tips and travel tips and writing hundred plus eBooks felt like a blast to me. Lowering stress levels. And boosting my efficiency.

    I dig Nat’s first tip in the Inc article, big time. I intend to make an impact where I am. This ensures I feel mostly detached and leverages the heck out of my presence.

    Take this blog comment; I could post a 2 line bit, and make little impact, or a thorough piece, and make an impact.

    I’ve been busy as Hades – and loving – writing and promoting my eBooks but recall my golden blog commenting days.

    I recall one of my blog posts where 3 commentors noted how they’d found me thru my comment on Pro Blogger, and they signed up for my lists.

    Act like a leader, make an impact, and you’ll have mad time to spend offline in the tropics.

    Signing off from not so sunny NJ.


  3. Great bedtime reading that will get me through the rest of the weekend … great job as always!