CategoryStrategy & Planning

17th of November 2022 Georgina Laidlaw 0 Comments

Blogging the Festive Season: The Blogger-Consultant-Speaker [Case Study]

Tara Gentile (now McMullin) is a blogger and business strategist whose online presence underpins her thriving consulting business at As part of our Blogging the Festive Season series, we asked her how the festive season affects her business and blog. What does preparing for the festive season mean for ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
20th of January 2022 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

One (Surprising) Blogging Resolution You Should Make for 2022

It’s the start of a brand new year, and chances are that at some point you made some New Year’s resolutions. As a blogger, you may have set yourself some goals (SMART goals are something I recommend) such as: “I want to double my traffic.” “I want to create an ...more
Strategy & Planning
16th of December 2021 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Evaluating Your Blog’s First Year: 12 Great Questions to Ask

  I originally wrote this review process for bloggers who had started a blog through our Start a Blog Course however this is the same process that I go through EVERY YEAR for my own blogs and I’m sure it will help you too!   Firstly … congratulations on making ...more
Start a Blog
Are You Spreading Yourself Too Thinly?
4th of November 2021 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Are You Spreading Yourself Too Thinly?

Today I want to share one last way to let your blog go to round off our 10 part series. It’s something that has at times almost brought my own blogging to a grinding halt. Problem Taking on too many projects and stretching yourself too thinly. There’s a fine line ...more
Be Productive
The Genius Blogger's Toolkit 2021
23rd of September 2021 Laney Galligan 0 Comments

How do Bloggers Continue Their Professional Development?

I have a confession to make: I was a bit of a geek at school. I was the kid who asked questions all the time. What can I say? I loved learning. And I still do. Every part of the process is exciting for me – learning new things, meeting ...more
Strategy & Planning
7 areas to focus on during your mid-year blog review
24th of June 2021 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

7 Areas to Focus on During Your Mid-Year Blog Review

This post is based on episode 131 of the ProBlogger podcast and has been updated for 2021. A lot of bloggers do an end-of-year-review, where they analyze how everything went in the previous year and set goals for the new one. But when you set such long-term goals, it’s worth checking ...more
Strategy & Planning
15th of April 2021 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

10 Things You Should Know about Blogging (from Someone Who Didn’t)

This post is based on episode 100 of the ProBlogger podcast. As you probably know, when I first started blogging I was very much a novice. I knew nothing about design, domains, or setting up a website. (I didn’t even know to ‘bold’ a piece of text.) But in the 18-odd years ...more
Strategy & Planning
Why you should diversify your traffic sources
25th of February 2021 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Why You Should Diversify Your Traffic Sources

This post is based on episode 62 of the ProBlogger podcast. If there’s one thing we can all learn from Facebook’s recent spat with the Australian Government, it’s that you should never rely on a single source for all your blog traffic. When Facebook decided to stop sharing news on its ...more
Strategy & Planning
How to create a content calendar for your blog
14th of January 2021 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Create a Content Calendar for Your Blog

This post is based on episode 76 of the ProBlogger podcast. Can you believe we’re halfway through January already? Perhaps it’s because we were so keen to see the end of 2020. But whatever the reason, you need to get organised quickly for the coming year. And that means creating a ...more
Strategy & Planning