BEST OF MEDIAMARMALADE BLOG TIPS
I’ve been writing my blog tips features for a couple of years now and I have to say, they’ve certainly been my most popular type of editorials and are actually the edits I really love to write the most. Today I thought i’d share a few ‘best of’ my blog tips features for you.
The Future Of Blogging & How To Prepare:
The blogging world has changed so much since I started in 2011, and I often find myself reflecting on how things have evolved and importantly what it means for our blogs now and in the future. For many, blogging has become their main source of income, as a result, this is their business. Below are some of my most recent and most future-facing blogging guides
WHY YOUR BLOG IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER . THE RISE OF THE MICRO BLOGGER & WHY NOW COULD BE YOUR TIME . HOW & WHY I CHANGED MY ATTITUDE TO BLOGGING . THREE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN YOU’RE PLANNING THE FUTURE OF YOUR BLOG . THE DEMISE OF INSTAGRAM & THE RISE OF THE MICRO BLOGGER . FIVE IMPORTANT BLOGGING BLOGGING TIPS .
How to turn your blog into your business:
I’ve written quite a few blog posts about blogging full time and taking your blog to the next level. I shared a 6 part series last year for those of you interested in turning your own blog into your business. It covered everything from defining your brand to creating your business plan. It’s the ultimate guide for blogging as your career. Read all my advice tips on the topic here:
THE PRO’S & CONS OF BEING SIGNED TO A BLOGGER NETWORK OR MANAGEMENT . HOW TO CREATE A KILLER BUSINESS PLAN FOR YOUR BLOG . . HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR YOUR SIDE HUSTLE WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR CAREER . THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO TURN YOUR BLOG INTO A BUSINESS . HOW TO TAKE YOUR BLOG FULL TIME . HOW TO TURN YOUR BLOG INTO A BRAND . 6 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE TAKING YOUR BLOG FULL TIME . WHAT IT TAKES TO TURN YOUR BLOG INTO YOUR CAREER . WHY YOU DON’T NEED TO QUIT YOUR JOB TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL BLOG
How to turn your blog into a business, the original 6 part series: Building a Brand | Creating a Business Plan | Learning to Network | Managing your finances | How to measure success | Learn From Your Failures
How to improve your blog photography
Photography is one of my biggest passions and something I spend a lot of time perfecting, learning about and practicing. I’ve written quite a few photography tutorials with my tips and advice to help you get the most out of your kit and create beautiful, original, creative photography for your own blog. Read all my photography tutorials and tips here.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PHOTORAPHY . HOW TO CAPTURE GREAT TRAVEL PHOTOS WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN .HOW TO SHOOT GREAT PHOTOS ON YOUR iPHONE . HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN EDITING STYLE . HOW TO SHOOT ON MANUAL . HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR DSLR . HOW TO USE THE OLYMPUS PEN . MASTERING PHOTOGRAPHY AND YOUR DSLR .TOP 5 PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS . HOW TO PREPARE A BLOG SHOOT . 5 PHOTO EDITING TIPS . HOW TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOS PART I & PART II . HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR DSLR .
Defining your own blog success
The blogging industry has grown ridiculously in the last few years and now blogs and bloggers alike have created successful careers from their blogs and social brands. One thing I really believe in is that success should be defined based on your own goals and your own journey, and so I’ve written a lot of editorials all about defining your own success and how to measure your blog achievements. In fact my editorial debating what blog success even is was featured in Blogosphere magazine. Read more tips on the topic here:
. HOW TO DEFINE AND ACHIEVE YOUR BLOGGING GOALS . THE SECRET TO SUCCESS: THE 80:20 BLOGGING RULE . HOW TO TRACK AND GROW YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC . HOW TO MEASURE SUCCESS . WHAT IS BLOG SUCCESS . WHAT MAKES A BLOG SUCCESSFUL . WHY YOU SHOULD STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS . 3 REASONS YOUR BLOG WILL SUCCEED . 3 MORE REASONS YOUR BLOG WILL SUCCEED .
Tips to help improve your blog, your content and grow your traffic
Great content is what makes a blog, what grows a blog and is a major factor in what makes a blog successful and loved, so finding ways to improve your blog and boost your traffic is something i’m always thinking and writing about. Read all my tips to help you grow your blog here:
HOW TO GROW YOUR ORGANIC BLOG REFERRALS . HOW TO CREATE CONTENT THAT CUTS THROUGH . HOW TO USE SEO TO GROW YOUR BLOG . 6 STEPS TO HELP YOU GROW YOUR BLOG . THE POWER OF EVERGREEN CONTENT & WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT . THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING CONTENT FIT FOR FORMAT . HOW TO DEFINE YOUR SOCIAL STRATEGY FOR GROWTH . HOW TO USE DATA TO IMPROVE YOUR CONTENT . 5 PLUGINS THAT WILL HELP YOUR BLOG GROW . HOW TO INCREASE THE LIFE OF YOUR OLD CONTENT . HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR BLOGS SHARABILITY. HOW TO USE PINTEREST TO BOOST YOUR BLOG . HOW TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUR CONTENT . HOW TO TRACK THE SUCCESS OF YOUR CONTENT . SIMPLE WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR BLOG TRAFFIC .
Earning money from your blog & working with brands:
Now that blogging has become an industry in it’s own right and a career for many of us, there’s a huge opportunity to earn money from your passion project, whether it’s affiliatte programmes, working with brands or lending your brand to other businesses. I’ve shared a few tips on balancing commercials with authenticity, and how to earn money from your blog.
HOW SUCCESSFUL BLOGGERS GREW THEIR BLOGGING BUSINESS . SIX STEPS TO HAVING A COMMERCIALLY SUCCESSFUL BLOG . HOW TO PROJECT MANAGE A BLOG COLLABORATION . HOW TO BALANCE BLOG COMMERCIALS WITH AUTHENTICITY . WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A BLOG PITCH . WHAT BRANDS LOOK FOR WHEN WORKING WITH BLOGGERS . HOW TO CREATE A MEDIA PACK FOR YOUR BLOG . HOW TO EARN MONEY FROM YOUR BLOG & CONTENT .
My top 10 ‘golden oldie’ popular blogging tips
1. HOW TO TAKE GREAT BLOG PHOTOS, 2. HOW TO TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO LIVE FEATURES, 3. HOW TO JUGGLE DAILY BLOGGING & A FULL TIME CAREER, 4. HOW TO RUN A BLOG, KEEPING ORGANISED, 5. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY, 6. HOW TO KEEP YOUR BLOG CONTENT FLOWING, 7. MASTERING YOUR DSLR, 8. 5 TIPS FOR BLOGGING IN 2015, 9. TOP 5 TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS, 10. THE BLOGGERS TOOL KIT
I’d love to know what tips posts you’ve found the most helpful or the most interesting? I’d also love to know what tips posts you’d love to see in the future? In the mean time you can catch up on all my blogging tips features here.