In this article, I'll explain everything you need to know about how to start a blog. We'll look at choosing a domain name, deciding where to host your blog, the best software to use, and how to make it look good. Before we get started, I should let you know this is a guide for creating a … [Read more...] about How to Start a Blog in 2020
What distracts you from blogging? What stops you writing that killer blog post when you sit down at your laptop or pick up your tablet? Let me guess… Social media? Kids? Office gossip? I work from home, usually alone, so for me it’s Facebook. It’s just too easy to get drawn into … [Read more...] about 8 Simple Ways to Block out Distractions
Starting a blog in 2019 is a piece of cake. It was the same in 2018, 2017 and before. If you're really into the idea of starting a blog, what do you need to know about the process? What decisions you make now could save you time and money in the future? In this post, I’m going to explore the … [Read more...] about Starting a Blog in 2019? Should You Choose Self-Hosted or a Free Platform?
It’s a question we’ve all asked at one stage or another – “What is a WordPress plugin?” And here’s the answer… A plugin is a script or program you add to the core files to make WordPress do something it wouldn’t normally do. Out of the box, WordPress looks pretty basic to the average user. … [Read more...] about What is a WordPress Plugin?
WordPress is free open-source software used to build websites, blogs and apps. You probably know this already. So let's take a look at WordPress in a bit more detail. In the web design industry, WordPress is what's known as a content management system (CMS). It uses a coding language called … [Read more...] about What is WordPress?
Blogging about your industry is one of the most popular ways to market your company online. But, what should you do if you don't like blogging? Or you just don't have the time? There are at least two obvious answers - outsource or create an in-house management team to handle the dirty-work. It's … [Read more...] about Tap Into the Power of Business Blogging Without Writing a Single Word
If you follow hundreds or thousands of people on Twitter and struggle to keep track of what's going on, you might want to start using a feature called Lists. What is a Twitter List? A Twitter List is essentially a separate feed to which you assign Twitter accounts. If you're following … [Read more...] about Twitter Lists – What Are They and How Do You Use Them?
Guest blogging is quickly becoming one of those things you either love or hate. And your opinion most likely depends upon which side of the fence you sit – the blogger, tired of time-wasters and spammers, or the SEO/link builder/marketer keen to exploit each and every opportunity they … [Read more...] about Tips for Successful Guest Post Pitching