Lydia Schoch is a speculative fiction author and blogger who is working on her third book and lives in Toronto with her spouse. When she’s not doing bookish things, she lifts weights and dances in order to remain physically prepared for any zombie apocalypses that 2020 might still have in store for us.
Blogging encompasses a vast number of areas. When you become a blogger, you take on the role of an editor, a graphic designer, a social media marketer, a web designer, and much more. Blogging is much more than writing posts and publishing them. I joined blogging in January 2016 with absolutely no idea about what… Continue reading 10 Things I Learnt from ~5 Years of Blogging
It's surreal that two whole thousand of you subscribed to my content. While I do look at the followers count, I realized long back that followers =/= readers. People can follow via social media and not the blog but still keep up-to-date with posts or there could be people who read several posts whenever they… Continue reading I hit 2k followers!! + long overdue Q&A
What are Twitter retweet accounts? They are accounts on Twitter which just retweet other's tweets. Usually, there's a strategy to this. Most of these accounts retweets the tweets that either use their hashtag or tag them in the tweet. You have to be following the account, of course. And this is done without any picking. They retweet ALL of the tweets.
Blogging consistently while also managing life and studies/work is a collection of routines, well-formed plans, and habits that increase efficiency. Part 1 included tips which all-together make one really good routine to blog consistently. This post consists of additional tips that aren't involved in the actual blogging process but still help.
One of the main challenges bloggers face is publishing great content regularly without burning out or falling into a blogging slump. Writing and publishing a great blog post involves many steps, and sometimes it is hard to keep up when trying to post often. Today, I'm here to share my notes and to-do lists which help me stay on top of my blogging while managing college, hobbies and other facets of life.
One of the most debated topics in the blogging community, specifically the book blogging community, is blog hopping. There are many questions about it. Do you HAVE to blog hop? How much? How often? Is there a right way of doing it? And is blog hopping important for your blog to grow? Blog hopping is the act of visiting multiple blogs and commenting on their posts. Usually, the term is used for when you spend quite a bit of time doing this. For example, when I start to blog hop, I spend at least 20 minutes.
Blogging isn't easy. You have to concentrate on your content, your voice, images, blog look, social media and much more.
At the center of it all is every single one of your blog posts. They are the ones that convince your readers to come back. Getting your posts out and increasing new viewers is important, but readers who come back and stay with you are even more important.
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If you've been in the blogging game long enough, you would have realised how much work blogging actually takes. You're not just a writer—you're an editor, graphic designer, marketer, the creative mind behind the content AND the one shaping it into something publishable, and many things more.
It's all a matter of how you effectively balance all those positions and become better at them. A schedule and/or a checklist helps. It makes sure you don't forget to do something.
Today I'm here to help you out with a small checklist on all the things you could do AFTER publishing your blog post to increase the views and credibility.
I think all of us can agree that our initial blog posts sucked.* In two months, you might feel that a post you published TODAY sucks. At least, I'm sure I would. All of us becoming better the longer we do something, and it is VERY clearly seen in blogging. Most of us (including me) simply continue on blogging while changing our style, becoming better and soon there is significant difference between our current and old posts. We usually hope that it's never seen and let it be, buried under the new posts. But that is precisely what you SHOULDN'T do. And I'm here to tell you why.