Summer is a notoriously quiet time in blog land. Many bloggers will notice their traffic decreasing over the summer months and take it personally, but I’m here to assure you that the blogging summer traffic slump is real. Not only is the summer blog slump real, but it affects most of us. Don’t despair when you see your traffic numbers decline… most of us are in the same boat! So what is the cause of the summer traffic slump for bloggers? Nice
At one point or another, you will probably want to start reviewing products on your blog. Most bloggers do this at some point. Beauty bloggers review new makeup products while fashion bloggers might review articles of clothing. Recipe bloggers might review new kitchen appliances or even food products. Travel bloggers may review hotels or tour agencies. Tech bloggers review, well, new technology. Regardless of your niche, there’s definitely a product and/or service you can review. Everyone has an opinion, so
A friend once told me that I was the most tactful person she knew, but right now I am going to be uncharacteristically blunt. I am going to tell it like it is, which is this: Bluehost sucks. It is the absolute worst. If you are a new blogger looking for a web host, you’ve probably googled things liked, “what is the best web host for new bloggers?” or “where should I host my wordpress blog?” or “what is the
“They” say that blogging is 20 percent writing and 80 percent promotion, but I think “they” forgot to include one very important aspect of blogging life, and that’s updating old content. Once you write a blog post you really don’t want to just forget about it for the rest of eternity. Well, you could, but it really wouldn’t be in your best interest to do so. Instead, every few months or on a yearly basis (at most), you will want
When it comes to professional blogging, one thing that should be on your to-do list is joining at least one great blog network. There are some really great reasons for connecting with other bloggers in this way. The top reasons are networking with other bloggers, learning more about the blogging industry, and gaining access to paid opportunities. Here are a few popular blogging networks that you should check out. They may not all be a good fit, but that’s okay.