Sunday Siesta – All About Blogging

About Steven Aitchison

I am the creator of Change Your Thoughts (CYT) blog and love writing and speaking about personal development, it truly is my passion. There are over 500 articles on this site from myself and some great guest posters.
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I wanted to mix it up a little this week and have another theme. This weeks theme is going to be about blogging, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro it’s always useful to read about other successful bloggers and hear some of their advice. Here are a handful of great blog posts from last week that you might find interesting.

12 Fantastic Posts about Blogging from 18th – 24th October

5 Plugins To Make Your WordPress Blog Blazing Fast- ProBlogger.net - This is a great post from Darren Rowse giving a rundown of 5 plugins to make your blog a lot faster. I have not heard of 3 of them so it was a very useful article.

Steal This Trick: The #1
Secret of Confident Bloggers – Sonia Simone @ CopyBlogger.com
– This is an article for bloggers who are still trying to figure out what niche to get into and how to stand out from the crowd and there is still some useful stuff in there for seasoned bloggers.

How To Keep Your Blog Running Smoothly When Traffic Spikes- BloggerDesign.com – This is another post talking about plugins, the Wp-Super Cache Plugin to be exact.

Should My Blog Go In the Root of My Company Website? DailyBlogTips- One of my favorite blogger blogs. Daniel Scocco answers an often asked question by bloggers.

The Truth About SEO- TopRankBlog.com – This is a fantastic post by Lee Odden about the importance of SEO, which has been minimized over the last few tears. Some great statistics in here.

5 Out-of-the-Box Keyword List Strategies That Work – QuickOnlineTips.com – I use keyword strategies when constructing my headlines so this article caught my eye and is pretty useful for bloggers and marketers alike.

The Tarot as a Tool for Writing Your Novel Guest post by Marelisa Fábrega on Write To Done – Not really about blogging but it caught my eye as I used to love doing the tarot, had the Norse Tarot deck. Marelisa speaks about NaNoWriMo and gives a novel idea on constructing a novel.

3 Marketing Strategies For Bloggers With Limited Time – Performancing.com – This is a useful guide for beginners in the blogging world.

How 1 Year of Blogging Change My Life – Wordful.com – A great post for any bloggers out there thinking it is easy. Charles Bohannan sums up his year in blogging and gives a useful guide for nebbish coming into the field.

How better writing boosts your blog’s image (5 writing tips) – Guest post by Laura Helen walsh on BlogForProfit.com - Some great tips by Laura on how to write for your blog.

Words For Sale – Blogging Without A Blog – BarbaraSwafford asks the question how much is your blog worth and what knowledge have we gained that we could monetize. My blog is worth $114,000, not bad :)

The Power of Giving – David Risley – A very quick 2 minute video on the power of giving. This is a great reminder of why we are in the business we are in.

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  1. I thank you for pulling this post together. I’ve visited quite a few of the links and picked up great advice for keyword strategies (I need to follow my instincts more), as well as the importance of writing good quality content. I’m very new to blogging – only been at it four months and this information will help me build a better foundation.

  2. Great list, off to check some of them out. The marketing for people with no time seems appealing. Obviously it does take time but the key is not to letting it suck up too much time!

    Not sure how much my blog is worth – how do you value them?! Might have to auction it off on Ebay (no reserve) to find out but the answer might not be as appealing as yours!

  3. Thank you Steven for the great list of blogs and for including mine. I truly appreciate it.

    You’re right, $114,000 isn’t bad at all? :)
    .-= Barbara Swafford´s last blog ..Seize The Opportunity – A Pro Speaks =-.

  4. Hmm. I find the first post about making my wordpress blog blazing fast is important. Thank you very much for this information. :-)

  5. Thanks for the mention and link. One request — can you please correct the spelling of my last name to Bohannan? Thanks again.
    .-= Charles Bohannan´s last blog ..How 1 Year of Blogging Changed My Life =-.

  6. thanks for your tips i came to your blog from google.i was searching for blogging tips and i found your blog very informative that how can some one can start blogging.

  7. Thank you Steven for this list. I think you are very generous for doing this.
    .-= Tristan Lee´s last blog ..Respect: Follow Through With Your Words =-.

  8. Thanks Eduard, hope you find the other posts useful as well.

  9. Just the lecture i needed! I just read something very useful about flagship posts in one of the posts you recommended (the 8th one if I can still count :)), so I’m definitely reading some of the rest as well.
    .-= Ideas With A Kick´s last blog ..Constructive attitudes after getting fired =-.

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