How To Increase Blog Traffic With StumbleUpon

stumbleupon increase blog traffic

Over the past few months I’ve been using StumbleUpon to increase the traffic to my blog posts. However StumbleUpon isn’t the easiest website to use so I thought I would share some tips I’ve picked up. WHAT IS STUMBLEUPON From Wikipedia “Stumbleupon is a discovery engine that finds and recommends websites to its users”. Essentially […]

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My Experience With WordAds

If you blog on WordPress.com you may have come across the WordAds program during that time. There are a number of disadvantages to using WordPress.com and the ability to include ads in your blog is one of those disadvantages. WordAds is the only way you can monetise a WordPress.com blog but you need a significant […]

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How To Write A Blog Post

Today I thought I would share my process for writing a blog post. It may sound like a tiny detail, but writing technically good posts really helps your blog to grow. I also have a few tips on how to make your blog posts better. Photos: The first thing I do when starting a new […]

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Moving From WordPress To A Self Hosted Blog

Recently I transferred my blog from WordPress.com to a self hosted WordPress blog. I’ve had a number of questions about this so I thought I would share my some of my thoughts on why I moved from WordPress and the advantages to going self hosted. When I first started blogging in 2013 I chose WordPress […]

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Am I Pretending To Be A Book Blogger?

A week ago I was in a Waterstones and came across a copy of The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon. This is not particularly surprising because it was close to the release date. But when I saw that book last week, it was on a shelf 5 days before the official release. Normally during occasions […]

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My Blogging Essentials

my most used blogging items

I am a firm believer that you don’t need to go off and buy lots of expensive equipment and software to have a successful blog. All you need is an internet connection. These are what I consider my blogging essentials. I love writing on my Macbook. I can’t explain why, the keyboard is just really nice. But […]

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