Can you believe it? I took a whole week away from blogging. I din’t post and I didn’t even visited other blogs either.
Several bloggers I know have written about taking a break from blogging, and that’s what I did. In order to come back with renewed energy, that’s what we need to do at times.
A Good New Year Cleaning was Needed
Well, this doesn’t mean that I didn’t take care of my blogs though. I happened to run a serious broken link search on my 3 blogs and found quite a few of those sneaky broken links on each one, so a cleaning was needed.
I’m happy to say that my blogs are now broken link free, and ready to roll for the New Year!
Wouldn’t you love it if blogging was ONLY about writing your weekly or bi-weekly post? I know I would, but unfortunately, there’s more than just that when we own and maintain a blog year after year.
Just like a car needs tun ups, oil change and overall maintenance to keep on going, we need to maintain our blog for it to keep on going well too.
Are you maintaining your blog properly?
So, now my blogs are all clean, and ready for a fantastic knock out New Year (but since this is only December 30th ) I thought it would be appropriate to review all my posts of 2013, and pick a list of the best ones for this last post of the year.
If you’ve missed a few of those, maybe you could catch up with them right here on this page. So here we go…
Well, let’s start with my most popular post of the whole year of 2013, 20+ ways to promote your blog post. Since I’ve written this post, I have applied much of what I mentioned there and it’s really helped my traffic. So, if you haven’t read it yet, make sure you check it out.
There are many, many posts written about writing each day, I know. But here is a good one of mine giving you 10 Ways you never knew would make your writing and traffic better.
How do you feel when you land on a blog that looks very amateur? Do you feel like coming back to it? Do you feel like promoting their posts? If you feel like your own blog doesn’t look as good as it should, please, give a read to my post 5 tell-tale signs that you’re not a serious blogger.
Are you running out of ideas to write about week after week? Here is a post about 6 ways to come up with writing ideas week after week.
Or maybe you’re loosing your enthusiasm for blogging. We know that can happen. So, here is a post to help you to prevent your blogging enthusiasm from wearing off.
Maybe you’re still looking for you niche, and what you really want to do with your blog. If so, then make sure you read about How to find your niche and become an authority with your blog.
If you are blogging each week, then you need a blogging community to support your blog. Do you have one? Here are few tips to build a reliable blogging community.
Back in May of 2013 I found out from my hosting service that my blogs were using to0 much CPU. Until then I had no idea what CPU even was. But since I made a point in learning it all, I’ve written a post to explain what CPU over usage is all about. If you have a blog, this is most definitely something you need to know about.
Recently I’ve written a post that spoke to a lot of people titled It’s not what you do but whom you know. If you’ve missed it, check it out today! If you own a blog it’s something you should know about.
Have you been thinking about writing a book, but not sure where to start? I’ve written 2 posts on that subject earlier this year. If you would like to start somewhere, go read part one and part two of how to write and publish your first book.
If you have an online or even offline business, you might want to write a press release to advertise it. Here are the steps you should be taking to make sure that your press release will be noticed. This post was featured on 2 blogs as one of the best blog posts of the week!
Are you skilled at content creation? Creating regular content week in and week out is not always easy, is it? Here I’ve written about Ultimate Written Content Creation Guide.
What about copywriting? Would you like some help to write a sales copy? If so, then check my sales copywriting secrets reavealed.
And while you’re at it you might also want to read my 5 tips to develop the quality of your writing.
When you own a blog not only it’s very important to have a About Me page on your blog, but it needs to be written in a way that will be appealing to the reader. If you need help with that check out my How to create a knock out about me page post.
If you’re a freelance writer, especially a new one, you might be interested in knowing how to find writing jobs that pay top dollar. If this a question you have, give this post a read.
Do you know how to market your business with content? If you’ve never heard of this, then go check my post about what is marketing content for small businesses.
SlideShare is a great tool you can and should use to promote your blog and other areas of your business. Are you taking advantage of it? Earlier this year, I’ve written and step by step post to show you how to create a SlideShare show.
Early in 2013, I was shocked to see some of my best articles on Hubpages being deleted without warning. They were accusing me of things I’ve never done, so to help you being aware of what could happen to you if you trusted some of your content with those guys, I wrote a post titled Beware of Hubpages and How They stabbed me in the back. If you are new to Web 2.0 online platforms you should give this a read.
OK, I could have put more posted on there, but looking back at all my blog post, I thought that those were my 20 best posts of 2013!
As always, please, leave your comments and thoughts down below!
HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2014!