Category Archives: Blogging

Rev up Your Blog Comments with Jetpack

One of the first plugins that WordPress users tend to install is Jetpack, which is made by Automattic, the company that also brings you WordPress.com. Jetpack is sort of a ‘plugin of plugins’ with features covering promoting, designing, managing and securing your blog. Included in Jetpack is Jetpack Comments, which lets site visitors leave a … Continue reading Rev up Your Blog Comments with Jetpack

Understanding the 5 WordPress User Roles

If more than one person that helps with your WordPress site, user roles are very important. In this post, let’s tale a look at the five differentWordPress user roles, the different levels of permission you can assign, and consider when you might choose these different roles. Purpose of User Roles User roles are designed to … Continue reading Understanding the 5 WordPress User Roles

Best Practices for Managing WordPress Comments

Writing a blog on WordPress is a wonderful way to share your opinions, observations, and news. It’s made even more powerful because you can engage with your audience through comments. But comments can also be a frustration for blog owners, especially when “trolls” arrive. Here are some ways you can encourage people to comment and … Continue reading Best Practices for Managing WordPress Comments

Without a Website, You’re Losing Business

It’s amazing how many small businesses still haven’t gotten around to building a website. We get it. You’re a busy professional and you’re hard at work doing the things that pay the bills. But, have you considered that by skipping the website, you’re losing potential customers? Even if you’ve taken the time to build out … Continue reading Without a Website, You’re Losing Business

Why the Right Platform is Critical for Your Blog

It’s an age-old dilemma. You put a lot of effort into your blog, but is anyone reading it? To have a successful blog, you need to have a clear message or goal and a specific target audience. Then you need to make sure your target audience can find you. This is where blogging platforms come in. … Continue reading Why the Right Platform is Critical for Your Blog

Instead of Resolutions, Why Not Create New Habits?

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of people hope to improve their business or make personal changes in the upcoming year. But saying you want to increase income, bring in new clients, read more books, lose weight, or start a fitness regime isn’t necessarily enough to make those … Continue reading Instead of Resolutions, Why Not Create New Habits?

Improve Social Media Engagement Through Automation

As a small business owner, you know that social media is important for growing your business. But managing social media accounts can be a lot of work. How do you keep managing social media from getting in the way of other important business tasks? Here are some tips to minimize social distractions and automate much … Continue reading Improve Social Media Engagement Through Automation

What Novels Can Teach Us About Successful Blogs

The best blogs provide information, solve problems, and offer a healthy serving of entertainment. To write a successful blog, you need to grab your audience’s attention through both the words themselves and less obvious elements (like text density and titles). Then, once you’ve captured their attention, it becomes about how to sustain that audience—keeping them … Continue reading What Novels Can Teach Us About Successful Blogs