Favorites On Our Bookshelf: Free Ebooks From the Daily Post

This is handy (below link from Daily Post) and will now be my bookmark for some writing inspiration.

A simple tip for easy reference is to have a ‘reblog’ folder in your blog.  Or a ‘reference’ folder or any name you wish to create that you could visit and have a little read for some inspiration.

Quite often, an idea or a topic on what to blog about came to me while driving on the road.

Where does your blog idea or topic comes from?

 

bookmark

Looking for some daily writing inspiration? Need some fundamentals to improve your photography? How about ideas on how to grow your audience?

via Favorites On Our Bookshelf: Free Ebooks From the Daily Post.

Drive traffic to your archives – Three precious tips

I felt like a tortoise but I have not lost my motivation.

My motto where Blogging 201 is concerned is ‘Slow and steady, wins the race.’

Time check now is 11.41pm, Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

By the time this post gets published, I will be further behind.

However, I will, ‘never, never, never give up‘, said Winston Churchill.

BLOGGING 201, DAY SIX ” DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR ARCHIVES (dated April 20, 2014)

Today’s assignment: integrate features to draw traffic to your older content, including widgets, related posts, and a “Best of” page.

Here’s a summary of the Three Tips (extracts from Blogging 201, Day Six).

1.   When writing new posts, you can simply refer to ideas and discussions you’ve published before with well-placed links, sprinkled naturally throughout your posts. Readers are already engaging in your post, so pointing them to other content draws them deeper into your blog.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE EXAMPLE OF LINKS, SPRINKLED NATURALLY …..

2.  You’ve got handy widgets in your dashboard under Appearance → Widgets to promote your older work in your sidebar and footer, including the Top Posts and Page WidgetArchives Widget, and Categories Widget. These types of widgets automatically pull in archival and popular content — they’re quick, simple additions to drive traffic to older work. Each widget has configuration options, so you can control how each appears and how much real estate they take up in your sidebar.

NOTICE ANY NEW WIDGETS?  GO TO MY HOMEPAGE AND LOOK FOR THE WIDGET ON THE RIGHT AND JOIN THE CROWD.

3.  You can activate the Related Posts feature, which analyzes the words in each post, searches your site for similar posts, and displays them in a “Related” section at the bottom of every post.

THIS IS AUTOMATICALLY DONE FOR ME.  CHECK OUT OTHER TIPS ON BLOGGING 201 BELOW.

Blogging is sharing.  Happy blogging !

Daily Prompt: Blogger in a Strange Land

What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”?Photographers, artists, poets: show us STRANGE.

via Daily Prompt: Blogger in a Strange Land.

I read this Daily Prompt last night and decided I was not going to participate as I was too engrossed in writing and exploring behaviour through age (click here to check it out).

I normally post from my bed but quite often, I get inspired while reading something (like now) from a special place and got the idea, YES, I NEED TO WRITE ABOUT THIS !

And those posts that got published in the mornings were mostly written while

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mac.