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How To Build A Better Blog

 

31 Days to Build a Better Blog is a downloadable e-book (actually it’s more like a workbook) designed to help you revitalize your blog by giving you 31 tasks that will all help to turn it into the page view powerhouse you’ve always dreamed of.

 The tasks are really easy to complete and don’t require much of your time.  I like the way the book gives you one task for each day and it also explains the WHY behind the task!  If you are like me, I always want to know WHY I should be doing something!  My time is valuable so I don’t like to waste it.  Another great feature about the book is that you don’t have to complete all of the tasks in 31 days….you can do 1 task a week or even 1 task a month.  The goal is to work thru each task on your own schedule and at your own pace.

You also get a bonus Podcast with the book.  This was my first podcast and I really enjoyed it!  It’s 1 hour Question and Answer session that included some of the most frequently asked questions by bloggers who want to take their blog to the next level.

Some of the different lessons include:

    How to write a variety of different types and styles of posts

    How to promote your blog in a variety of ways

    How to build relationships with readers

    How to reach out to and developed working relationships with other bloggers

    How to develop an editorial calendar for your blog going forward

No the book is not free but at cost of only $19.95, it’s very affordable and it does have a money back guarantee. For a limited time you can get a 25% discount by using the coupon code: november25. If you are serious about building a great blog, this is a must have tool!

Check out the book and let us know what you think about it. Click here to learn more about the book and to download your copy.

31 Days To Build A Better Blog

 

31 Days to Build a Better Blog is a downloadable e-book (actually it’s more like a workbook) designed to help you revitalize your blog by giving you 31 tasks that will all help to turn it into the page view powerhouse you’ve always dreamed of.

I downloaded my workbook a few days and I must say I am quite impressed with it! The tasks are really easy to complete and don’t require much of your time.  I like the way the book gives you one task for each day and it also explains the WHY behind the task!  If you are like me, I always want to know WHY I should be doing something!  My time is valuable so I don’t like to waste it.  Another great feature about the book is that you don’t have to complete all of the tasks in 31 days….you can do 1 task a week or even 1 task a month.  The goal is to work thru each task on your own schedule and at your own pace.

You also get a bonus Podcast with the book.  This was my first podcast and I really enjoyed it!  It’s 1 hour Question and Answer session that included some of the most frequently asked questions by bloggers who want to take their blog to the next level.

Some of the different lessons include:

    How to write a variety of different types and styles of posts

    How to promote your blog in a variety of ways

    How to build relationships with readers

    How to reach out to and developed working relationships with other bloggers

    How to develop an editorial calendar for your blog going forward

No the book is not free but at cost of only $19.95, it’s very affordable and it does have a money back guarantee. I am really looking forward to finishing all of the tasks…I may not do them all in 31 days but I am committed to finishing all of them in a timely fashion!  Check out the book and let us know what you think about it. Click here to learn more about the book and to download your copy.

5 Ways to Get Your Blog Moving

Blogging is not only the wave of the future for business women and busy moms alike but it’s also a great way to network, make new business alliances and make money online as well. However how many blogs have you visited that seem dead? Here are some tips to keep your blog moving right along:

Hire a professional designer.
While you can set up your own blog, a professional team can take your blog to a different level. If you want a creative business blog, there’s no better place than the one stop shop of Diva Designz! We offer consultations to discuss your ideas and put them into real world practice.
Keep Your Content Updated.
I’m sure you’ve gone to the aforementioned blog, excited to read a recent article on your subject of choice; only to find that the last published article was years ago. Nothing disappoints more than visiting a blog that looks dead. There’s truly no benefit to having your name attached to a blog that is not current, in fact it can be a disservice to your company or business brand.
Hire Help.
If you’re just too busy to keep your blog up to date there’s a wealth of writers and bloggers who can keep you supplied with articles. Sometimes it truly takes a bit of money to make money; so be willing to pay for some of the tasks you don’t have the time and energy to do and your blog will thrive with new and relevant content.
Allow Guest Bloggers.
Get the word out that you’re open to sharing your platform with others who share the same interest. Many are blogging about ideas that are similar to yours, but with a different twist. Don’t be afraid to share the lime light. You may open up a larger door to networking and marketing your company, by simply inviting well know guest bloggers to post to your site.
Market Your Blog.
Here is another area in which you may want to hire others to help. Getting the word out about a new blog is very important. This is due to the fact that there are no doubt millions out there already. However if you know what you have to say and or you company has something great to offer; pay a few bucks to let others help get the word out.

How To Get More Blog Comments

Active commenting is one of the first signs that a blog has some real life—with it comes more readers, so put in the work it takes to grow this important tool. Small business owners can easily take advantage of this tool now that so many people know what it is and know how to interact, but…you can do a few things to stimulate this interaction and draw more conversation.

1) Ask for comments.
Sometimes just creating a post and inviting your readers to add comments can be just what you need to get them flowing. Commenting is a habit that you need to help build in your readership.
2) Ask questions and seek opinions.
From time to time, ask your readers what they think of something or what they have done that works or how they have addressed a particularly challenging situation. You don’t need to have all the answers.
3) Comment on comments.
When readers comment, you can encourage additional conversation by responding and showing that comments are welcome, even if the comment calls something you said into question.
4) Show some humanness.
No matter what your blog topic is, readers like to know that the author is a human being. It’s OK to let that show and to add personal thoughts. Only you can determine how far to go with this, but  know that your readers will connect the more
they know your story.
5) Stir the pot from time to time.
You don’t have to be a celebrity gossip blogger to stir up a little controversy. Often some of the best interactions can come from topics that people are decidedly passionate about.
6) Make comment participation a game.
Keep score and reward your most active commentators. The WP Top Commentators plug-in keeps track of how many comments a particular reader makes and rewards them with a link.
7) Make sure commenting is easy.
Publish your comment feed and consider adding a Subscribe to Comments plug-in so that people get a notice when someone else comments on a post they are active on.

For more valuable tips, visit Shoestring Marketing and be sure to sign up for your FREE Shoestring Marketing Kit.

What is CommentLuv?

CommentLuv is a WordPress plugin to encourage comment participation, enhance your current comment system, and increase traffic to blogs. In the “leave a comment” area of a WordPress blog, there will be an option for the commenter to choose to display their latest blog feed headline right under their comment. CommentLuv is beneficial in many different ways and we have outlined them right here for you.

How do I get CommentLuv?
First, you would have to install the plug in into your wordpress. [ download CommentLuv here ] In your WP dashboard, under “Settings”, click on “CommentLuv” (There’s a cute little heart next to it so you can’t miss it) and this is where you go to edit the settings.
CommentLuv will automatically insert itself into your comment form on WordPress.
CommentLuv on Diva Designz
It is recommended that you register your site at ComLuv.com so that you can also select articles to be displayed on other CommentLuv enabled blogs. Don’t forget to fill out your profile (specifically your blog feed address) after you register.
Increase comments on your blog
CommentLuv allows your readers to do some free advertising just by participating. Because you have CommentLuv enabled on your blog, readers who see the badge have more reasons to be an active member of your blog.
Google Do Follow
One little flaw in WordPress is that by default, comment links are “nofollow” which means that google and other bots will not index these links. “Nofollow” has its pros and cons and the most important pro being that it’ll reduce spam. With CommentLuv, your blog feed links are followed by search engine bots which can increase backlinks and is a huge plus for SEO.
Link to relevant blog posts
If you are commenting about a blog post about CommentLuv, the most logical thing to do is select your article about CommentLuv too. Readers who are reading that particular post are more than likely interested in the same topic. If your headline is specific to that topic readers will follow the link to your blog for more information. This is a win-win situation for both party because not only does it show that their blog post is resourceful, you also gain readers who are interested in similar topics.

Show others some Luv
Anyone who owns a blog knows how hard it is to keep up with one. You have to consistently provide readers with great and interesting content for your blog to be worth coming back to. Readers who leave a CommentLuv on your blog most likely shared a blog post they thought was important to them. They just left you a direct trail to that special post so show some love back even if it’s just a simple “Thank you”.
What do you think about CommentLuv?
These are just some points we found were important – important enough for us to incorporate it on our blog! CommentLuv is relatively new on Diva Designz so for those who have used it for some time now what do you have to say about it? If you don’t have CommentLuv yet did this article convince you to install it? We’d love to know!

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