Trip to the Blogland – part 5. Ornament that post!

Trip to the Blogland - part 5

Our trip will soon come to an end. Before it happens, I want to teach you one or two more tricks. Today let’s talk about ornamenting our posts with graphics.

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Worse than any movie – writers’ REAL horrors (and what to do about them)

Worst than any movie - writers' REAL horrors

Movies prey on our fear of darkness, uncertainty and supernatural. That’s what still terrifies most of the population. But now imagine the horror movie made solely for writers.

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Trip to the Blogland – part 4. Fish for some links.

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The fourth part already – time is flying when on a trip. Today we’re going to set our nets and catch some links. These are essential tools on your blogging adventure.

We might say there are three kinds of links you want to paste in your posts. Three kinds of little fish swimming in the ocean of the internet. Your job is to catch them and use accordingly to your needs. 

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Maybe just in a bit subtler way…

Links to your posts

You want people to spend as much time as they can on your blog, isn’t it? You also feel the urge to share with the world the amazing content you created. Don’t forget then to weave in your text some links to previous posts on similar subject. This way you encourage your reader to spend more time on your blog.

External links

External links add to the credibility of your text. Also, they provide further information to people interested in the subject. This is appreciated by dedicated readers. Links to articles to other blogs or websites can help in building connections and improving your visibility. Just let the authors know that you recommend their website – maybe they will return the favour.

Affiliate links

That’s the way to earn some extra cash on your blog. Basically, it’s a form of partnership, which lets you earn a small commission for every purchase made using your link. There are plenty of affiliate programmes out there, so it can be confusing for a beginner. If you want to consider your options, have a look at this list of top 15 affiliate programmes every blogger can benefit from

One golden rule is: whenever you place a link on your blog, make sure that your reader will open it in a separate window. To do so, you have to tick the right option when editing link. Because you want the reader to stay on your blog as long as possible, instead of wandering off, isn’t it?

That’s all for today, sailor! If you want a recap of all previous trips, here they are:

Trip to the Blogland part 1

Trip to the Blogland part 2

Trip to the Blogland part 3

 

 

Trip to the Blogland – part 3. Voice and Tone; know your difference.

Ahoy, my blogging friend! Ready for today’s adventure?

Tone and voice – you have heard these expressions many, many times, often used interchangeably.

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Trip to the Blogland – part 2. How to plan your blog?

Trip to the Blogland - part 2Arrrgh, you landlubber! So we meet again! You still have the courage to join me on the trip to the mythical Blogland Island? Great! Here is the second part of your treasure map!

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Trip to the Blogland – part 1. To blog or not to blog?

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Thinking about starting a blog? Or you have one already, and want to improve it? You’re in the right place, mate! Hop aboard and let us sail to the mythical island of Blogland.

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Procrastination – just beat it! A sneak peek

how_to_beat_procrastination_infographic_mts_writing_partFarewell sweet summer, welcome hard work. There’s not much we can do about it. Except trying to make that work more efficient. And in the result secure some sweet, precious moments of free time, reminding us of summer.

Who procrastinates? In a modern world – almost EVERYONE!

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