Blogging is all about keeping it fresh. Speaking clearly and directly to your audience is important to ensure your message is easy to understand and reader-friendly. But that's no excuse to neglect spelling and grammar.
We’re always talking about how to expand your audience, grow your social media presence and generate more traffic. Bigger is better and more is more. And if you’re not improving, you’re not successful.
Having spent a lot of time talking about procrastination and the importance of creating a bank of prospective blog ideas, it was only a matter of time before I touched on the necessity of setting up your very own editorial calendar.
I’ll admit it, I have a underlying fear of the internet. I think this stems from a childhood obsession with being liked (and a unique surname that makes anonymity extremely difficult with Google’s increasingly accurate search algorithms). I’m afraid of negative feedback, am convinced online trolls are much scarier than the ones in Lord of the Rings and have a crippling fear of bad publicity.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard all about the scantily-clad antics of former Disney starlet Miley Cyrus. The singer-slash-actress took to the stage at the recent MTV Video Music Awards and gyrated along to her newest hit single – officially squashing any doubts that she’s ditched her squeaky clean image.
Feeling like you don’t have anything new to say can be a big hurdle when setting up your own blog. How are you supposed to create key content about the most important issues in your field without covering something someone else has already written about?