Have you ever taken notice of two blogs in a niche that started around the same time?
Did one of the blogs zoom past the other?
There are a million and one factors that impact on a blog’s trajectory. The quality of the content, use of keywords, paid advertising, design, I could go on and on.
Today, backlinks are the focus. Continue reading
Where does time go?
Three months ago I was participating in the April 2012 round of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge run by Michelle Schaeffer and Michelle Scism.
And it feels like yesterday.
During the April challenge I managed just 13 posts which feels like a fail whale given I set a personal goal of 20 posts for the month. That said, it set a new monthly traffic record and saw my most commented on post ever.
As you might have guessed the July challenge begins today and this is my first post.
I thought I’d share some of the key themes Better Business Better Life will cover this month then tell you about a benefit of being self employed. Continue reading
Break A Leg (Or Hip)...
Do you spend 14 hours seated in front of the computer each day?
I regularly spend that amount of time and more. Folded up neatly in the shape of the office chair.
So imagine the shock to my body this long weekend when suddenly I spent eight hours a day up and down a ladder painting.
Bending and twisting into all sorts of convoluted positions to reach this corner and that light shade. Not to mention standing on tip toes either side of the bath in socks to reach the ceiling. (OHS issue maybe?) Continue reading
Don't Ever Stop Learning
When you are just starting out as a blogger it can all seem so confusing and totally overwhelming.
Plugins, tags, SEO, editorial calendars – what’s that all about? Backup Buddy, Aksimet, WP Biographia, Link Within, Add New Default Avatar PRO, Shareaholic, Google Analyticator….
Your head is ready to EXPLODE.
Once you’ve been blogging for a while it’s easy to forget what the experience was like. The experts in our niches can assume a level of knowledge and don’t remember how humble their beginnings were.
The Better Business Better Life blog has existed for 13 months so for beginners I’d like to share some things I’ve learned that might help you on your journey. For the more experienced bloggers, you might have a lesson or two you’d like to add. Continue reading
Recently this blog has featured a series of super easy stretches for people sitting at a desk all day.
Today the focus is all about your forearms.
Would you like your arms to be flexible like a monkey?