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    Why People Won’t Read Your Blog (and How to Fix It)

    When I first started blogging, my traffic was awful! Someone would read my blog, but never come back. This has changed now and I have learnt a lot along the way. It turns out that losing visitors could be for the smallest of reasons. So, once someone has discovered your blog, how do you ensure those readers come back to your site? Or do you know why people won’t read your blog? Over the years, I realised that there are a few things which put me off visiting a blog again and I could relate that to my early blogging days. Here are some ideas on how to improve your…

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    How to Increase Pinterest Views without Tailwind

    We’re talking Pinterest today! I’ve seen a lot of questions on social media from people asking just how do you use Pinterest. Now, I’m not an expert and I’m not one of these bloggers who have got over 1 million views in a month. I mean, do these people must spend their entire lives on Pinterest?! Nevertheless, before Christmas, I had 8000 monthly unique viewers and now I’m at approximately 45000. I’m sharing some tips on how to realistically increase Pinterest views that don’t require a lot of time or effort. You don’t have to pay for a Tailwind subscription either! Just like other social media First things first, just…

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    What Does Being a Successful Blogger Mean?

    When the monthly/annual blog goals come around, a common aim is people wanting their blog to be successful. This got me thinking, what does being a successful blogger mean? Is it easier for some than others? Are you a successful blogger if you have lots of followers and views? What with Instagram and the competitive nature on social media, the number of followers/views has become a big part of blogging. I find this quite sad as numbers don’t mean everything. You could have thousands of followers, but if no one engages with your content, does that make you successful? Working with brands Securing brand collaborations is often considered an achievement…

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    SEO Beginner’s Guide Part 2

    Welcome to my SEO beginner’s guide part 2. If you’ve not read part 1 yet, then head over there first as this is a continuation from yesterday’s guide (part 1 found here). So, we’ve covered the main questions such as what is SEO, how to optimize your posts and what plugins to use. They’re the key aspects. But how do you know if your work is paying off? Well, that’s where Moz, DA and PA come in. The SEO Must Have = Moz Moz is a website focused on all things SEO. The resources available include keyword research and website health checks to name a couple. I recommend making an…

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    Beginner’s Guide to SEO Part 1

    Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about SEO, DA etc. in not only blogging, but the digital industry as a whole. For any new blogger wanting to make an impact, understanding all things SEO is a must. But what exactly is it? Why is it so important for blogging? Welcome to my beginner’s guide to SEO. I’m expecting my parents to read this as well because they’re always asking me what SEO is. What is SEO? First things first, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. When you have a blog or any website, you want it to perform well on search engines, so that you get more traffic (visitors)…

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    4 Must-See Blogging Changes in 2019

    How is your January going so far? 2018 was a great year for blogging: new bloggers joining the community, brand collaborations, Joe Sugg participating on Strictly, plus many more things. Nevertheless, there are a few things that I would like to say goodbye to in 2019, as I’m sure plenty of other bloggers do. For me, I don’t have any issues with blogs themselves, but more social media and how that is affecting the blogging world. Here are my 4 must-see blogging changes in 2019. Following and Unfollowing on Social Media Probably the most annoying trait on social media that definitely gets on bloggers’ nerves. This whole follow/unfollow thing. For…

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    Finding Inspiration to Overcome Writer’s Block

    Can’t believe it’s been a week since I last posted! Apologies for that. This viral flu thing is getting me down. What’s more, I had a case of full-blown writer’s block. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it at some point. It’s not that I don’t have content planned, but the posts are November-specific, so this last week of October proved to be difficult. Then, it hit me. Instead of not writing anything, why don’t I write about the very issue of writer’s block? It turns out there are places close to home to find inspiration to overcome writer’s block. Here are just some ideas to get that creativity back on…

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    My Top 5 Free Blogging Apps | Blogging

    There are so many great tools to make blogging easier now. From scheduling to design, the resources are second to none. However, some apps require payment, and whilst I don’t doubt their quality, as a student wanting to save money, I prefer free apps. I have to say, there’s an impressive choice out there that are great for blogging and keep your bank account looking healthy. Here are my top 5 free blogging apps that will save you time and money. My Top 5 Free Blogging Apps Photoshop Express I hate to say it, but aesthetics and Instagram themes are rife in the blogging community. My focus is always on…

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    How to Improve your Blogging without Being an Expert

    Who enjoyed their bank holiday lie in? I find it quite hard to stay in bed all morning, so not getting to read until 9am is quite an achievement for me. Over the summer, I’ve tried to improve my blogging. From the way I use social media, to my blog design, I realised I barely touched the surface of blogging. Whilst I still have a long way to go and am by no means an expert, I discover new tips everyday that I want to share. Here’s my advice on how to improve your blogging. How to Improve your Blogging The Blog Design – Whenever someone visits your blog, the…

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    Going Self-Hosted | My Experience

    It’s now been a few weeks since I went self-hosted, so it’s time to share my experiences. Going self-hosted was a big step for me. I was aware that there has been times when I’ve not blogged, despite loving it. One reason for this was because the free wordpress.com platform wasn’t giving my blog the chance to grow and this put me off it. Therefore, I decided to make the leap. First off, I don’t recommend going self-hosted if you’re a new blogger. Start off with a free WordPress blog and see if blogging is actually for you. Self-hosting is a big commitment and I only suggest doing it if…