Reading Roundup: What’s New in Blogging Lately?

Posted By Stacey Roberts 4th of February 2017 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

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.

7 Real-World Ways to Think Like an Artist for Better Content Marketing | Copyblogger

“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.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Personal Productivity | Trello

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.

Auden on Writing, Originality, Self-Criticism, and How to Be a Good Reader | Brain Pickings
Sigh. I needed this.
Want more out of your blog? Here are 24 timesaving writing resources | Meet Edgar

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!

Nearly a third of Australia’s smartphone users are on Snapchat, figures reveal | Mashable

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?

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  1. Hey Stacey,

    reading roundups bring the informative articles which are rolling over the market. I have read CopyBlogger’s article by Sonia.

    Neil has explained a lot about growth hacking and what should be done.
    Thanks for sharing with us.


  2. Hi, stacey roberts

    The day when you publish your content is the day when you have to build your promotion strategy to spread it as many readers as possible.

    I like the idea of collaboration. That example of an email can help many people.

    Sharing each others’ readers can benefit both the bloggers.

    Social media is the place to increase the engagement. I use LinkedIn and Twitter.

    Thanks for this informative article.

  3. Social engagement and sharing helps to rank a website so much.
    On the other hand some powerful backlink plays vital role in ranking. In post the tips you share is helpful for new blogger.

  4. Big fan of problogger, keep up the good work guys!

  5. Hello Stacey,

    As usual, a very nice round-up for the week. I did read some from mashable, huffington post and social media examiner. The others are new to me, I will go over there now to see what they are all about.


  6. Hey Stacey, Thanks a lot for providing the great blogging roundup. I got lot of knowledge from this roundup. Blogging is changing very much in 2017, Google is more strict towards spamming now.

  7. First of all i will like to thank you for great roundup. Reading roundups bring the informative articles which are rolling over the market. I have already read CopyBlogger, Mashable, Huffington Articles, and i will go over two more articles now to see what they are all about.