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Today’s blogging tip: pick the schedule that works for you

I’ll admit it. I was once one of those, “Oh you must blog x many times a week to be a successful blogger.” I tried to blog daily. That didn’t work. I tried blogging three times a week. That didn’t work. So now I’ve come full circle and I am going back to blogging once per week. I would much rather be able to give you meaningful posts than to feel forced to throw something together just so I can say that I have a blog post put up. Now if you are one that can blog more than that and not lose the quality that your readers have come to expect from you, then, by all means, blog away.  Just don’t feel pressured to blog a certain number of times per week because some expert has said so. My advice: Find a schedule that works with your lifestyle and stick to it.


Stuck on what to write about? Use content curation to come up with your blog posts.

It happens to all of us at least once. Sometimes we get stuck with knowing what to write about on our blogs. I know it happens to me quite a bit. So what can you do? Use your fellow bloggers to assist you. No, I don’t mean steal their posts and call it your own. That’s just wrong. Instead you could write a post linking to blog posts about a certain topics. This blog post is about content curation, so I’ll be linking to a bunch of posts about that topic that will tell you more. I didn’t have any particular requirements for inclusion in this list. I just picked posts with titles that caught my attention. Enjoy.


Common Mistakes to Avoid for Successful Blogging

Blogging is easy, right? Yes, for the most part, blogging is easy. However, on the way to achieving your blogging goals, there are mistakes many new and even experienced bloggers make. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid for successful blogging.

#1 – Not publishing often enough or not publishing regularly

If you want to build a community around your blog, the key is to create content on a regular basis. People like to subscribe to their favorite blogs and make reading them part of their daily or weekly habit. If you’re not providing enough content to satisfy their habit, meaning at least one new post a week, then you’re likely going to lose readers. Additionally, more posts boosts search engine results.


Weekly Roundup Posts For Learn Small Business (last four posts)

Hi there. If you’ve missed some of my fabulous content, here are the last five posts.

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General Small Business Tip: Don’t Make It Difficult For Customers To Cancel A Service


Stuck On A Title For Your Blog Post? Here Are Some Ideas For You

I know sometimes it can be difficult to come up with titles for your blog post. You spent all of that time making sure your content was useful and now your brain wants to shut off. Here are some ideas for you if you get stuck trying to come up with a blog title (image).

blog post titles

This post was inspired by a post in the You Can Do It Online Training – Marketing, Business & Social Media Facebook group.


Do’s and Don’ts of Daily Blogging

I’m a part of a 30 day blogging challenge. I don’t know if today’s post will be published while it is still Monday, but I shall still post it. In the short week that I’ve attempted to publish a blog post everyday, I’ve learned some things. I don’t profess to be an expert or anything like that. Here are some tips to help you if you decide you want to blog daily.

Stick to an editorial calendar.


Too much of anything is a bad idea-limit your breaks.

Brick Wall
Image courtesy of Sura Nualpradid/freedigitalphotos.net

I made good on my promise to myself not to work too hard on business stuff during the holidays. Much to my dismay, that made it harder for me to get back to my usual blogging schedule. I hit a blogging brick wall. So what am I doing about it? You guessed it. I’m turning that into a blog post. So what can you do when you face a brick wall?

Do something else
If you can’t think of anything to blog about, do another task. I’m sure you have plenty of housework you’ve been avoiding. Maybe while you’re tackling that, some inspiration can come to you.


Checklist Of Things Needed For Success In Blogging

So you’ve taken the plunge and finally started that self hosted blog. Wonderful! You’re already ahead of most of your competition. They are still trying to decide if they should start a blog. There are some things you need to know in order for your blog to be the success you want it to be. Learn these tips now as it will save you headaches later on. The rest of this article will give you tips on how you can be successful at blogging.


Perseverance Is Crucial For Success In Business

Perseverance is something that a lot of people talk about. I was reminded about how important this was last week. I participated in the first hundred articles challenge on ezine articles and was unsuccessful the first time I tried. I succeeded in completing the challenge the second time I participated. That perseverance has resulted in paid freelance opportunities because whenever anyone wants to see a writing sample, I just point them to the articles that I’ve previously published on ezinearticles. I would not have that body of work if I didn’t stick to my guns and complete the goal that I set out to do. I will admit that I have gotten off schedule in my quest to post every day this month. I had a busier than normal weekend last weekend, but that did not stop me from posting today. I just have to remember to post my weekend posts in advance. Moral of this story: Keep going even when things don’t go exactly as you have planned.


What I’ve learned from trying to blog everyday

I’m trying to blog everyday as part of a challenge issued by a marketer affectionately known as Dr. Mani. He challenged his subscribers to blog everyday. I’ve learned that this is a hard task. I’ve got a toddler and an erratic work schedule at my regular job. That makes it tough for me to schedule a set time to blog. Like right now, I’m so sleepy I’m about to fall asleep while typing this, but it is important to me to get back into my rhythm of publishing regularly (I slid into publishing whenever I felt like it after my daughter was born). So even though I’m sleepy, I have decided to write about something. Accountability is also important. If I hadn’t promised to Dr. Mani that I would blog everyday it would be really easy for me to just eat my dinner, play with my daughter and go to bed. So that’s my post for today. I know it’s not long. I’ll try to do better later in the week. *yawn* Good night.