A List of Useful Blogging Resources

I’ve been blogging constantly and without significant break for ten years and a few months. That is a long time. I’ve won two Best Arts & Crafts Blog in Ireland awards for EvinOK.com (2014 and 2017) and was led the content team at my former employer to a win in the Best Corporate Marketing Blog category (2016, you can read some of my posts for that blog here). I’ve learned what works for me and what doesn’t.

My Essential & Brief Blogging Tips

  1. Persistence and patience.
  2. Know your goals.
  3. Be flexible/adaptable.
  4. Plan your content.
  5. Share your content again and again, at carefully planned intervals.
  6. Build a community.
  7. Be gracious and acknowledge others.

 

Articles on Successful Blogging

But what brings my posts together may not be what you find as a successful approach, so I’ve curated a list of useful blogging resources.

How to Write an Awesome Blog Post in Five Steps

Writing a Good Blog

Write great posts and articles

How to Write a Blog Post: A Simple Formula + 5 Free Blog Post Templates

How I Write Technical Blog Posts

Tips for Writing Technical Blog Posts

Why Technical People Should Blog (But Don’t)

5 Tips for Writing Blogs About Technical or Complex Topics

How to write good technical blog posts

 

The Importance of Superior Writing Skills

And here are other articles on the importance of writing skills. Keep in mind, blogging is content marketing in a fun-loving package. This is a useful skill for businesses.

Why Good Writing Skills Are Important in Today’s Workplace — and Tips for Developing Them

Poor Writing Skills Are Costing Businesses Billions

The 10 Most Important Business Writing Skills You Will Need By 2020

Your Company Is Only as Good as Your Writing

Why Good Writing Is Essential For Business

I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.

Establishing Credibility

 

Now, if you’re a regular reader, you know I do not monetise my blog. I just haven’t focused on it, but I share my crafting and baking expertise and enthusiasm because it is who I am and maybe if you like my blog you’ll check out my books or knitting designs.

 

Monetizing Your Blog

Occasionally, I reply directly to a blog visitor asking if they were to start and spend a few hours a week on a side blog, to earn €800+/month on the side, what topic is best. I’ll admit, I don’t have any advice for this. It takes a lot of work to make money from a blog. It is necessary to establish yourself as a source of expertise in order to get visitors and loyalty, then you can start making the big money. There are exceptions and I applaud their success, but I feel realistic goals and expectations are essential here. But if that is your goal in reading this post, here are some articles:

A step-by-step guide for exactly how to make money blogging

How to Make Money Blogging

25 Ways to Make Money from your Blog (Forbes)

7 Mistakes People Make When Trying to Monetize Their Blog

 

I hope these links have helped. I don’t know everything and never will think I do because things change, SEO rules change, what people want to read changes, and I change. Isn’t that what makes it so fun?

 

 

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