Here is an overview of Blogger Week in Review Episode 20:
- Free Content Marketing Course
- 6 Months and 128k Words: 5 Lessons Learned from Daily Writing
- How To Get More Traffic: 101 Crucial Tips From Top Experts
- How to Write An “About Me” Page for Your Blog
- The Best Articles on Farnham Street
- Keyword Research: 6 Free Tools
Editor’s Note: 12/19/2017 – Added “How to Write an “About Me” Page for Your Blog.”
Jimmy Daly of Jimmydaly.com recently released a free content marketing course. After you register to his training, you will receive one lesson per day for five days. I highly recommend this training as it will change your perspective and help you improve. Don’t forget to subscribe Jimmy’s newsletter; this is one of the best I’ve seen so far.
Free Content Marketing Course
When you embark on a content marketing strategy without clear goals in mind, you’re bound to waste a lot of time creating content that doesn’t grow your business. Anyone who runs a blog, manages a team of content writers or aspires to grow their career in content marketing. I’ll send you five emails on five consecutive days, each with lessons distilled from nearly 10 years in the content and SEO space.
Liz Froment of Locationrebel shares her story about practicing daily writing. Over three years she experimented several methods with ups and downs. In her article, she unveils what worked the best and how she reached her goals. If your objective is to write more articles, ebooks, blog posts, then, take a look at her inspiring piece.
6 Months and 128k Words: 5 Lessons Learned from Daily Writing
About three years ago, I decided I wanted to start a daily writing practice. I immediately set a goal that I’d never actually achieve: 1,000 words a day.
From October through December 2016, I wrote over 60,000 words. From January through March 2017, I wrote over 65,000 words. And now, I’m rounding the corner to the end of my third quarter of writing, where I should hit close to 70,000 words.
By setting this practice, I’ve finally been able to write every day. I’ve also learned some extremely valuable lessons along the way, and that’s what I’m going to share in this post.
Raelyn Tan of Raelyntan.com gathered a huge list of expert tips on how to get traffic to your website. Shameless plug: she included me in her article 😉 Raelyn has the best “About Me” page I’ve seen so far. Do you need more traffic? Take a look at these tips!
How To Get More Traffic: 101 Crucial Tips From Top Experts
Want to learn how to get more traffic? In this post, I will be collating 101 top traffic tactics from articles written by 101 top experts to share with all of you. Most of these experts are popular bloggers with huge followings and a solid reputation, while others are up and coming business owners with top-notch content.
The blog team at Postach.io outlines a list of ways you can use to write a great “about me” page. They also provide several useful examples.
How to Write an About Me Page for Your Blog
Don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through.Before You Get StartedBefore you even get started on writing your “About Me” page, you should consider the following factors: What is the purpose of your blog?
Shane Parrish of Farnham Street wrote several pieces about mental models, how to think, decision making and more. In this post, he summarizes the best articles he published so far. I also suggest you subscribe to his engaging newsletter.
The Best Articles on Farnam Street
Knowing where to start can be a little difficult. Mental Models/Thinking Mental Models — The best place to start to understand mental models. Adding Mental Models to Your Mind’s Toolbox — How mental models are useful and how we can prioritize them.
Ann Smarty of Content Marketing Institute covers six free tools you can use for keyword research. Paid keyword tools may get expensive. If you are on a budget, these tools are for you.
Keyword Research: 6 Free Tools
Keyword research historically has been the initial content planning task: We would identify which keywords we wanted to rank and what kind of organic search competition we faced. Nowadays, it’s not only risky to focus on certain keywords (remember the notorious over-optimization penalties?), but it’s counterproductive: In the Hummingbird era, Google is trying to understand your content beyond keywords. It wants to understand “things (concepts) instead of strings (the exact sequence of words you type).” Further reading: If you are not sure what the “things, not strings” concept means for content creation, read this great article by Bill Slawski.
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P.S. Did you miss our previous episode 19?
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