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She began blogging in 2006 and now has one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. Here she shares her best tips for writing and maintaining a successful blog. Yes, I’m talking in a selfless way here. Many successful bloggers will tell you that their mantra is always to ‘give, give, give’ – or, in other words, be as informative and helpful as possible, packing each post with jaw-dropping content. And I’m the first to admit that those kind of posts are lengthier, more time-consuming to write.

I’m also talking about smaller-scale matters. Those of us who choose to divulge personal, sometimes difficult, details about parts of our lives will be familiar with that feeling of trepidation right around that moment you’re about the hit the ‘publish’ button. Continue Reading… Aerogramme Writers' Studio7 Essential Tips for Writing a Successful Blog. Karen Andrews is a professional writer and editor based in Melbourne, Australia.

Aerogramme Writers' Studio7 Essential Tips for Writing a Successful Blog

She began blogging in 2006 and now has one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. Here she shares her best tips for writing and maintaining a successful blog. Yes, I’m talking in a selfless way here. Many successful bloggers will tell you that their mantra is always to ‘give, give, give’ – or, in other words, be as informative and helpful as possible, packing each post with jaw-dropping content. And I’m the first to admit that those kind of posts are lengthier, more time-consuming to write. I’m also talking about smaller-scale matters. Those of us who choose to divulge personal, sometimes difficult, details about parts of our lives will be familiar with that feeling of trepidation right around that moment you’re about the hit the ‘publish’ button. So let yourself be seen. Why? That’s when I step away and have a breather. Which, incidentally, helps my energy levels recharge.

Aerogramme Writers' Studio10 Great Podcasts for Writers. Podcasts are a fantastic (free!)

Aerogramme Writers' Studio10 Great Podcasts for Writers

Way to gain new skills and perspectives for your writing. They can also help you to keep up with the latest industry news and trends. Here are 10 of the best. The Guardian Books PodcastUpdated weekly, The Guardian Books Podcast is presented by literary editor Claire Armitstead. It incorporates author interviews, readings and discussions, plus a full recording of The Guardian’s monthly book club. The Dead Robots’ SocietyThe Dead Robots’ Society was created by Justin Macumber in an effort to offer advice and support to other aspiring writers. The Naked Book The Naked Book is one of a number of podcasts from the Litopia Writers’ Colony. Aural Text Aural Text is a weekly radio show that presented on cult Melbourne Community Radio station 3RRR. New Yorker: Fiction The New Yorker Fiction Podcast is a monthly reading and conversation hosted by the magazine’s fiction editor Deborah Treisman.

Photo by Melvin Gaal. Aerogramme Writers' StudioOnline Tools for Writers. There is a whole range of free online tools that are useful for organising your work as a writer.

Aerogramme Writers' StudioOnline Tools for Writers

Here are a few basics: Browser Most of us take our web browser for granted. If you own a PC with Windows like most of the world, you might use Internet Explorer. Nowadays many people use other browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Whichever browser you use, you need to know that they have changed a lot over the years and you need to keep updating (they’re free, so why not?).

I use Google’s browser, Chrome, because it allows me to log in to it across different computers and devices and it will remember passwords, history, and bookmarks. Another is Add This, which lets me share something I like from any website on a blog or social media such as Facebook, or save it to a bookmarking service like delicious. Documents. Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 110% in 14 Days. Here’s the brutal truth about link building: There are WAY too many people in internet marketing today that think “great content” is enough.

Link Building Case Study: How I Increased My Search Traffic by 110% in 14 Days

They say, “if I publish great stuff, people will naturally link to me”. 5 Content Marketing Growth Hacks To Get More Traffic. Imagine that every new reader will share your article with someone else.

5 Content Marketing Growth Hacks To Get More Traffic

This will make your blog grow insanely fast! Your readers will tell their friends, and friends of your readers will tell their friends and friend of the friends of your readers… Well, you’ve got the idea. Marketers call it a “viral loop”. And today I want to share with you five actionable tactics on how to write contagious articles that will create a “viral loop” on your blog. No fluff! You’ve probably heard of this tactic already. Here’s the simple principle behind this strategy: “If it worked for someone else, it should work for me too!” All you have to do is find a piece of content that performed really well in your niche and build your own piece on top of it. You can use a handy free tool called Content Explorer to search for contagious articles. Once you’ve found an article that inspires you, the next step would be to write your piece on the same topic. 2. Pictures These days everyone has a camera on his phone.