Category: Blogging

SEO Challenges: Learn by Doing

Posted November 7, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
SEO Challenges: Learn by Doing

One of the best ways to learn is by doing and experimenting. That’s why Nikki Steele and I are encouraging you to try out SEO for yourself this month. If you’re ready to get your hands a little SEO dirty, try one of these SEO challenges: Simple SEO tweaks From my Bloggiesta challenges, you can […]

5 Ways to Conquer Blog Post Introductions

Posted October 24, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
5 Ways to Conquer Blog Post Introductions

Introductions are hell. How many times have you stared at the blinking cursor wondering what to write? I’ve done it more times than I can count. And the worst part? No matter how many times you write introductions, each is its own beast. That’s why writing blog posts is less about following a set of […]

Bloggiesta: A Blog Events Case Study

Posted October 10, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
Bloggiesta: A Blog Events Case Study

Bloggiesta is happening as I write this, the #Bloggiesta tweets filling up its column on my TweetDeck dashboard. I see bloggers connecting over blog maintenance—something at the core of Bloggiesta—and updating everyone at large with what they’re accomplishing. It’s one of my favorite blog events, and not just because it forces me to work on […]

Why Blog Events Work

Posted September 26, 2013 by Amanda Shofner in Blogging
Why Blog Events Work

This one time, I wrote a book about blog events. I wrote the book because hosting blog events is a [not-so] secret tool for expanding your online presence and I don’t believe I should keep that knowledge to myself. I’m a giver. And while my book will tell you how to set up, run, and […]