With the alarming number of bloggers out there today, the only way you're going to stand out from the crowd is by constantly engaging your readers with blog articles that are relevant to their needs. But to do this, you must first understand what kind of people your readers are — Who are they? What… Continue reading How to Find Topics to Write About
Almost every blogging advice on the internet today is geared towards helping you become a successful blogger. But very few of them talk about the need to be a courteous blogger of some repute. I know I've emphasised this a million times but permit me to stress it again — your relationships with other bloggers… Continue reading Blogging Etiquette 101: the Dos and Don’ts of Blogging
As a blogger, your success depends ultimately on two factors: the amount of time and effort you put into your blog and how deep your connections are with fellow bloggers. Blogging is a fascinating hobby as much as it's an exhausting chore. It becomes exhausting (and frustrating) when you're forced to face the most discouraging… Continue reading 5 Challenges You Might Face as a Student Blogger in Nigeria
I have been blogging for nearly two years now, and one essential lesson I have learnt from experience is that in order to become a successful blogger, you must establish close relationships with other bloggers and support them. When it comes to blogging, reciprocity is fundamental and greatly encouraged. Simply put, if you wish for… Continue reading The Easiest Ways to Support Other Bloggers
It feels so terrible to invest so much time and effort in your blog and still fail to achieve any results. But it feels much worse when you've been blogging for quite some time — say, a year and six months — and your metrics (traffic, views, comments, post shares, etc) are nothing much to… Continue reading An Open Letter to Bloggers Who Feel Like Giving Up
So, you've got the perfect idea for your next blog post, and you've done some extensive research on the topic you want to write about. What's next on your to-do list is the most important aspect of the writing process — writing the blog post. Fortunately for you, writing the blog post doesn't prove to… Continue reading Nine Reasons You’re Not Getting Comments on Your Blog Posts
When I'm not writing a blog post, teaching physics, or devising evil plans and ideas for world domination, you would find me glued to my phone, engrossed in some blog posts that I'm reading. I don't know exactly how many blogs I'm following, but I know they are many. And I'm quite sure I visit… Continue reading My Nine Favourite WordPress Bloggers
Yesterday, I looked at some of the ideas that bloggers who use WordPress have proposed to the developers of the blogging platform. Some of these ideas dates back to seven years ago. I realised that we have many bloggers to thank for most of the features WordPress has today that make blogging an overall enjoyable… Continue reading How Can WordPress Be Improved?
Five bad blogging habits that's ruining your blog – I'm guilty of the first habit.
Have you ever liked an article written by a fellow blogger and got a notification seconds later saying the blogger who wrote that article has just liked about ten of your blog posts? How did you feel when that happened?... – Happy? Maybe grateful? I should hope not. I always get a bit angry when… Continue reading When liking other bloggers’ posts becomes a sin
One of the many things that puzzle newbie bloggers is how often they should blog. Is it best to blog once a week? Or will blogging every day be more effective? Frankly, there is no right or wrong answer to how frequently you should blog. It solely depends on how consistent you are and how… Continue reading How Often Should You Blog?
In a blog post I published five months ago, I described how my blogging process starts from seeking inspiration and ideas, to developing the ideas, then writing the blog post, and adding some final touches to it before finally hitting the “publish” button. Every blogger has a blogging process of his own and yours may… Continue reading Things to Do Before Hitting The “Publish” Button