Hello and welcome to yes another weekend roundup read! WordPress tells me this is number 41: what a lot of ground we’ve covered this year!
Plenty of these articles made me ponder the state of affairs (and my blog) more than they did teach me how to blog better – but I think some re-evaluation from time to time is a good thing. No point flogging a dead horse, as they say!
I hope they help you similarly reflect on where you are and where you’re going.
Social Media is Not a Strategy | Art + Marketing
Gosh this one made me think. We do get told that we all start on social media with zero – but is that truly the case for every marketer? And what about influence > numbers?
In the days where everyone is feeling stretched too far, this is welcome advice. So is repurposing your content. But what I was most interested in were the stats that people are reading fewer blog posts (and consuming more social media) – this has felt the case for a long time but was wondering what the data was to back that up.
What are your thoughts?
The 30 Commandments of Working For Yourself | The Middle Finger Project
I love Ash. She does not muck around! Some of the things she said bluntly in this piece were so what I needed to hear.
Creating a Course That Works: Episode one | Sam Nordberg
If you’re considering creating a course for your audience as part of your income strategy, Sam has just launched the first in a series of videos to help you start with your best foot forward.
Looking for the Trick | Seth’s Blog
Can’t agree with this more! Wise, wise words.
Getting Out of the Way: How to Invite Growth, Engagement, and Collaboration in Others | Work Like Humans
Collaborating can be amazing for blogs and small businesses just starting out or who want to take their online presence to the next level. This is some great advice for helping you make the most of working with others.
So many publishers, digital and otherwise, jumped on the Facebook Live wagon as it was new, and Facebook was promoting it heavily in timelines. Well we’re a few months in now, and it appears changes are being made to keep up with both demand and ability to create.
Is Facebook Live still working for you?
Did Your Google Ranking Change Overnight? | Mumbrella
New Google Algorithm Penguin 4.0 is here – find out what it means for you!
Google Algorithm Update: Targeting Pesky Mobile Popups | Milk It Academy
And of course with the update comes this info that I know worried a lot of my blogger friends. Will it have an impact on you if you have a pop up installed on your site?
What caught your eye this week?