Your blog essentials checklist to download

Are you missing out on some of the basic essentials on your site? Blogging essentials checklist to download so you can carry out a quick site audit and check ALL those boxes!

Are you missing out?  Is there an essential feature that every site should have that is missing from your site?  Does this mean you are missing out on traffic, followers or missing out on potential opportunities? It’s really important to have the right elements on your site if you want to succeed.  Sometimes in the whole excitement of setting up and then the rush to create content and share all the ideas you have on your mind just waiting to explode out – you can miss some of the fundamentals. If you want: great engagement from your readers easy navigation … Continue reading

Are people talking about you? Find out!

How to find out easily what people are saying about you online without even having to search for it! Free tool will let you know where you are being mentioned as it happens! (Video how-to)

Are people talking about you online? Mentioning your name or your site and you don’t know?  Well, of course it can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing and something you need to keep on top of.  Many sites are set up to automatically send trackbacks to notify you if a link is made to your site or articles, but many are not, and many don’t do this deliberately because they might have something to hide. How do you keep on top of this exactly?  There are tens of millions of websites out there writing … Continue reading

How to make Lists in Twitter & 20 ways to use them

How to make lists in Twitter. Step by step to learn why and then how to make lists in Twitter and what they can do for you and your blog/business. Bonus - 20+ ideas on how to use your lists.

  It’s funny how sometimes we can miss the obvious, and this is one area that I’ve been missing out on so maybe some of you have too.  Twitter LISTS – I didn’t even know such a thing existed until I saw someone I was following had ‘Lists’ shown on their profile so I had to learn more about what they are, how to set them up and why you might want one or more lists on Twitter. A list is a curated group of Twitter users. You can create your own lists or subscribe to lists created by others. … Continue reading

Get a free video critique of your site

This exciting free service was introduced to me recently, and I just HAD to let you know about it.  Do you ever wonder what someone thinks when they arrive at your site for the first time?  Do they like the look, the feel, the colors, the layout?  What about the navigation?  Can they find what they are looking for quickly?  Do you make it easy for them to follow you if they want to?  If you have ever wanted to get honest, unbiased feedback about your website, then Peek is for you. Peek is a free service where you can … Continue reading

Easiest way to add social media icons to your blog

Simply the quickest and easiest way to add stylish and custom social media icons to your Wordpress website. Wow, I had struggled so much - wish I'd seen this earlier!

Getting traffic to your website is the ultimate goal of most bloggers.  Traffic leads to followers, sales, income – or whatever else the goal might be for your site.  Having an active following on social media is a great way to get visits to your site, but in order to do that you have to actually show your visitors clearly where and how they can follow you.  This is often easily achieved by adding a section of social media icons to your sidebar. In the past, when I first started it wasn’t so easy.  You had to find a set … Continue reading

How to use Grammarly for perfect spelling and grammar

Would you say that you have good spelling and grammar?  Do you even think that it’s important these days?  Surveys still continue to show that despite an overall ‘dumbing down’ of language skills through tweets, hashtags, status updates and text messaging, using the correct spelling and grammar can be the difference between success and failure.  The difference between getting a job or being rejected.  The difference between getting that extra page view and new follower, or irritating your readers and loosing them forever. I used to be great at writing, but when I had my stroke, my language skills were affected … Continue reading

Best stock image site for your blog (83% off voucher!)

Had to pass this on. This site is offering 83% off a yearly subscription to a great stock image site for professional photos, illutrations, graphics, banners, graphics, everything you need for your blog. Costs the same for a whole year that most are for the month!

In blogging, sometimes appearances are everything!  Have you ever wished you could create a more professional appearance for your site by using some of those awesome images, photos, graphics and banners that you see other ‘big’ bloggers using?  Of course, we all do.  If you really want to ROCK IT on Pinterest, then you need the very best graphics and photos to share for your pinnable images, to get the most repins, likes and clicks back to your site. But stock image websites are SO expensive, typically anywhere from $49-$199 a month to join.  Most smaller bloggers can’t justify that … Continue reading

WordPress Plugins – a beginners guide

I’m a dedicated WordPress blogger.  I wouldn’t use anything else, and one of the reasons why is the huge array of add-ons you can get to the WordPress system that basically allow your site to be customised in thousands of different ways, and to function exactly how you like, and in ways you can only start to imagine! These add-ons to the basic framework are called WordPress Plugins and here is my beginner’s guide on what they can do, how to find and install them, and just a few ways you can use them. What exactly is a WordPress Plugin? … Continue reading