How many posts have you read in the last two weeks? Have you implemented any of the tips explained in them?
Most of you know I am a doer, and I want you to be like that. Instead of reading and saying “wow, I have to try this”, bookmark and never come back, I want you to start doing something.
I did several things I read about last week. It improved my traffic in matter of days. It organized my time better. It fixed my writing about 1% (I didn’t say I can do all at once, lol).
Here are the best posts from the previous two weeks. I applied some of the things I learned in them. Or some of them, I simply like.
Organize yourself and your RSS reader
I do have to stress out one post that, for me, marked the previous two weeks. I learned so much from it, I organized myself better… How I organize Google Reader for blog commenting by Kristi Hines.
I organized my reader and I am finally being able to follow up with all blogs I like. I also got a lesson on how to be organized. I not only set up my RSS reader, I figured out how to organize some other things.
Keyword research, link building, SEO
If you are in blogging for the money, you definitely need to climb up the Search Engine results. How better to do it then analyze your competition? Free Competition Keyword Research will show you how to do it in details.
When you are done with that, you will need to do some link building. Alex tells us what are the 8 best free link building tools.
Here is a really interesting post I read the other day. It is about creating free traffic and I love the way info is presented and explained – Free Traffic Getting Methods.
Improving your blog
Corbett knows his stuff and I strongly suggest not to miss 21 Quick Actions for Massive Blog Success.
And once you get through those 21 actions, it will be time to design some graphics - 8 Simple Attention Grabbing Graphics.
Although the title mentions beginner bloggers, this is for all of us – How to keep your blogging sanity. I must say that after reading that post, I realized I fail in most of those, lol.
Don’t be a jerk! No one likes one! So while you are keeping your sanity, make sure you don’t get on Mufasa’s nerves since he might call you out, lol. Marcus wrote a magnificent post about 9 things he learned from the biggest blogging jerk ever.
Francisco has a great post on his blog about testing new money makers, definitely worth checking out Trial and Error of Making Money Online.
Another very interesting post about making money is How Matt Poc made his first $1.000 online in 23 days.
Sell More Products with Great E-mail Subject Lines by Jason Tweed will explain how to and how not to write your subject lines.
We know Danny Brown as a blogging and business genius and he demonstrates it again, explaining Why a Blog Disclaimer is Important as Disclosure.
Another great post he wrote is The Only Way to Know is to Ask.
And I would not want you to miss this awesome one – If Twitter Went Back to the Drawing Board, some great ideas how Twitter should be improved.
We Blog Better contest – WOW posts
We Blog Better is running a great contest now (you can still join to win $1.200). These are two posts published till now, that I simply loved.
How to Interview – 12 Awesome Questions by Emmanuel.
Please, hop over and vote for these two great posts.
Another great one
While at interviews, with Emmanuel’s post, here is another one that will help you do better interviews - How to Conduct Valuable Interviews for Your Blog by Ivin Viljoen.
What Kind of Blogging Animal are You? Please, check it out and tell us in the comments.
Stealing from Kristi – again
I love how Kristi always has something interesting in her round ups, so as every serious blogger, I am just gonna steal her idea. I will be adding some interesting things to these round ups, just to finish sweet and sunny
This time, it is a really cool song to get your spirit up. It lifts me up every time I see this video! Filled with energy! The song is in French and here are the lyrics