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Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 4th of June 2016 Blog News 0 Comments

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

So much to discuss this week, but I’ve put Seth’s post first because I really think he’s hit the nail on the head: with promotion of our blogs getting harder to do on social media thanks to algorithms and whatnot, why not go to the source? Let’s read more blogs and engage with them, instead of mindlessly scrolling through whatever social network platform app you happen to have open.

Read More Blogs | Seth Godin

All hail King Seth!

Pop-ups Aren’t Dead: What We Learned from Analyzing 2 Billion Pop-up Examples | Sumome

I know, some of them are outrageously bad – but the data says they work. If you do them right, you can grow your email list or sell your product without driving people nuts.

How to Turn Instagram Followers into Snapchat Friends | Later

Following on from yesterday’s post 12 Bloggers to Follow on Snapchat Right Now, here are a few more ways to leverage your current audience so you can build one on Snapchat.

13, Right Now | Washington Post

This is the future on devices – what kind of world are we going to be operating in? These kids are our future audience. How do we compete?

Social Blogging in a Brave New World | Socialnomics

Well now, this was food for thought. Not sure how I’d go leaving my blog behind, though.

Problogger reading roundup

9 Ways to Become a Successful Blogger | Nomadic Matt

I agree with all of this. All of it.

You Should Go Check Facebook’s New Privacy Settings | Wired

I was so surprised at what Facebook has tracked as my Ad Preferences. Well, not all of them, but definitely some.

10 Content Strategy Practices That Will Make You a Better Marketer in 2016 | Content Marketing Institute

I took so many notes reading this! I’m well overdue for a content inventory, there’s six years of stuff on my blog that I need to take stock of (and see what I can update, remove, reshare or repurpose! it’s a big job).

5 Instagram Changes: What Marketers Need to Know | Social Media Examiner

So much more info that will be suuuuper useful.

Email Marketing: There’s a Good Chance You’re Doing it Wrong | Entrepreneur

Unfortunately, I think they’re right. How would your mailouts measure up?


What’s caught your eye this 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. Social blogging is a concept that I’ve never heard before, not sure if its going to take off or not. Interested to see how it develops. Would Tumblr be considered “social blogging” 1.0? It kind of has features of both I think.

  2. Hi Stacey

    A good round up again.

    I would love If you could also include some advanced SEO articles in your round ups. Just a thought.


    • Hi Tauseef, thanks for your feedback!

      I do try to always include SEO tips, and although our blog focuses more on the beginner blogger, I often link to intermediate and advanced SEO advice when I can. I hope the next roundup is more useful to you :)

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