This week, as usual, the number of tips and tricks about blogging and its related tasks are overwhelmingly large! Everywhere you look, there is another article with more great advice. I hope I’ve managed to drill down and get you exactly what you need this week! It’s been super-helpful to me.
Episode 49: Blogging | Straight and Curly
Productivity ninjas Carly and Kelly take time off from discussing self-improvement life hacks to chat all things blogging in this episode of their popular podcast. Blogging for 1o and six years respectively, they’ve a lot of tales to tell, and advice to give on what works, what doesn’t, and what cool opportunities have come their way all because of their blogs.
“People who think art is sacred and marketing is dirty tend to be terrible marketers and marginal artists.
People who think art is irrelevant and marketing is about tricking people into buying shit they don’t need tend to be terrible marketers and worse human beings.” – Brian Clark
Yes! They’re not mutually exclusive. In fact, the best marketing is the most creative. There’s got to be a way of combining the two for maximum success.
What a Growth Hacker Would Do if She Were In Charge of Your Blog | Neil Patel on the Huffington Post
If you’re feeling like its hard to get traction on your blog, take a leaf out of a growth hacker’s book and try these avenues.
This post contains all my favourite things – scheduling, writing proper to-do lists, taking care of yourself… it’s pretty solid advice. I now want AI Amy to be doing my schedule negotiation on my behalf!
Facebook vs YouTube: Which is the Best for Your Video Campaign? | The Daily Rind
Ok so you’ve heeded the call for MORE VIDEO but you’re unsure where to start. Where are you going to have the most success the fastest? Well, that depends…
How to Get Products to Review on Your Blog | The ProBlogger Podcast
When I was starting out, this was THE QUESTION on everyone’s lips. Where do those items come from? Whom do you ask to get some? What kind of blogger do you need to be to be eligible? And funnily enough, all these years later, these questions are still being asked at the same rate. Fortunately, Darren’s got some fantastic tips on how you too can get on the review train.
Sigh. I needed this.
The gifs get me every time! Quite a few products and tools in here I hadn’t heard of, but have now signed up to.
How to Create Social Media Marketing Videos Without Appearing On Camera | Social Media Examiner
For those camera-shy video embracers – it can be done!
Poor Snapchat. It had a real resurgence around this time last year, and people who had no idea what it was or how to work it signed up in droves because they were told they were missing out. Then Instagram started up Stories, basically exactly the same thing, but right where you already had an established audience. But all is not lost – I am still following bloggers that are absolutely killing it on the platform, and this study shows your audience is probably still on there too.
What caught your eye this week?