When I first started blogging I used to image all of my readers, all 5 of them, gathered together reading a post. I used to think of the pageviews I saw in my stats as a single unit rather than individual people, in their individual worlds reading a post at their computer, just like I […]
Have you ever had a nasty comment left on your blog that seemed like it was totally out of left field? Email haters (and comment haters and trolls) are everywhere. The anonymity of the internet can bring out the worst in people (YouTube comments anyone?) but if you love to blog then you’ve also seem the […]
With Blog School registration on this week it’s amazing to see the new people, blogs and dreams that are coming in the doors. All the energy and enthusiasm everyone brings to the table is infectious. In honor of our new students and bloggers everywhere who pour their heart and souls out to inspire, connect and support […]
If growing your blog and reaching more readers is at the top of your blogging to do list, you’re not alone.
You’re also in good company if the concept of growing your traffic gets more confusing the longer you research it.
One of the reasons it can be tough to get your blog off the ground is that building traffic goes against what nearly all bloggers feel naturally inclined to do: post as often as possible.
After last’s month Creating Your First Product Interview, my inbox became a what’s what of video questions. It was pretty obvious that a lot of people are struggle with everything from fear of being on camera to the technical stuff about how to pull off editing, lighting and not looking like a total dork. Video […]
Click this. Scroll here. Check this out. Sign up. Share. Comment. We put a lot of demands on a reader’s attention when they stop by our blog. In fact, I’m willing to bet that we spend a lot of time obsessing rearranging elements on our blog in hopes of increasing pageviews, adding subscribers or increasing time […]
Despite what I thought in the beginning, blogging is pretty hard. I mean it looks so easy from the outside, doesn’t it. Writing a post, plunking in a photo are two and voilà, instant blogging magic. Or not. Crafting a blog that inspires, teaches or entertains your readers isn’t an inborn talent for most of us. […]