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How To Blog: Guest Posting

Guest posting is an awesome way of getting in touch with your audience. Having somewhere on your website where they can sign up and send you a guest post is cool. It'll be cool for your fans because then they'll want to try and get the slot next time you do a guest post. Plus… Continue reading How To Blog: Guest Posting

How To Blog: Youtube

I think having a youtube channel alongside your blog is an awesome idea. It opens up so many extra doors. If you have a niche maybe you can record that niche. Like you can play video games and have it hooked up to your site. You can vlog and blog. People will want to see… Continue reading How To Blog: Youtube

How To Blog: 5 Ways To Improve Your Blog

No matter what blogger you ask these things will help you start off your blog! Don't Be Scared To Self-Promote. I personally always feel annoying when I self-promote my blog. It's an important part of blogging though. You have to get your blog out there. Self-promoting amongst family and friends on social media is the… Continue reading How To Blog: 5 Ways To Improve Your Blog

How To Blog: Seasons

No, I don't mean blog about your favorite season of some tv show. People are always looking for new and cool ways to improve their year. Why not help them? Finding good food recipes for each season could be pretty fun. You get to try out each food. If you want you could even make… Continue reading How To Blog: Seasons

How To Blog: Social Media

An important part of blogging is social media. Once you build up your audience they'll want to follow you. This helps them feel like they get to know you on a personal level. They'll have a feed of things you're up to whenever you post. If you have any news about upcoming things than that's… Continue reading How To Blog: Social Media

How To Blog: Setting Up Your Site

You've bought your domain and you're ready to blog! Then you realize your website is just a blank page of nothing. You're going to need a few pages to get started. About Page It's so important to make an about page. This page is all about you or your business or whatever your site is… Continue reading How To Blog: Setting Up Your Site

How To Blog: Picking A Domain Name

Picking a domain name can seem hard. Most people will tell you to keep it professional and use your name. For example my site's name is tobylopez.com. Nothing special or fancy just my first and last name. Now you don't have to follow that by any means. However there are some rules you should follow.… Continue reading How To Blog: Picking A Domain Name

How To Blog: Taking Your Blog With You

I currently blog on the PC I built. That means I'm stuck in one place. If you only blog 1-3 times a week it's probably not that bad. Since I'm doing daily blogging to show that I can come up with content on a daily basis it can be a struggle. I have to be… Continue reading How To Blog: Taking Your Blog With You

How To Blog: Hosted Vs. Unhosted

When you're building your website you'll come across two options: hosted and unhosted. I'm going to use WordPress as an example of this. You see there are two different WordPress platforms: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com (unhosted) lets you create your own site for free but you're very limited on what you get. You only get around… Continue reading How To Blog: Hosted Vs. Unhosted

How To Blog: Movies

Similar to video games movies are content that just keeps coming. If there's a movie there are people watching it. Where there are people watching it there are people talking about it. People everywhere flock to social media and websites to see what critics say about movies. If you make your entire blog about entertainment… Continue reading How To Blog: Movies

How To Blog: Video Games.

Video games is a forever growing industry. In 2014 according to polygon the video game industry globally racked in 83.6 billion dollars. That's a lot of money. More importantly, that's a lot of people spending money on video games. People love video games and they love reading and watching videos about them. The number one… Continue reading How To Blog: Video Games.

How To Blog: Email Sign Ups

A good way to get people to come back to your blog is with an email sign up list. The way it works is when someone signs up with their email they get an email saying you posted. The hard part is getting someone to follow your blog. So, they checked out a single post,… Continue reading How To Blog: Email Sign Ups

How To Blog: Stats Don’t Matter

When I started blogging I'd stare at my stats. This is a really bad habit that I want to encourage you to get rid of now. Looking at those stats can literally ruin your blog and yourself. You'll wonder why you're even writing. Only seeing one view for a post can be disheartening. That one… Continue reading How To Blog: Stats Don’t Matter

How To Blog: LifeStyle Products

This kind of falls into the review category of things but I'd like to treat it differently. Something I've noticed popping up a lot more is people who use lifestyle products and blog about it. A good example is you find a product like doTerra. Doterra is a brand of essential oils. Now I'm not… Continue reading How To Blog: LifeStyle Products

How To Blog: Choosing Your Blog’s Subject

A big question when creating a blog is "What am I going to talk about?". You have no clue what subject you're going to choose. The best tip I can give you for this is talk about something you love! You're creating a whole website for blogging why not make it something you love? If… Continue reading How To Blog: Choosing Your Blog’s Subject

How To Blog: Guides

Along side reviews something popular amongst bloggers is how to guides. Let's say you buy some software. You're going to use it and get used to it. When you're feeling like you've had enough experience you'll want to review it. On top of that though a lot of people are always looking for guides. Whether… Continue reading How To Blog: Guides

How To Blog: Reviews

Have something you Love? Whether it's a store, book, game, whatever you want! Reviewing something is a good way to come up with good content. People search for reviews all the time. They want someone else's opinion on what they're spending their time with. Becoming a blogger that reviews products can be very beneficial. I… Continue reading How To Blog: Reviews

How To Blog: Simplifying Sentences

When you're writing you may notice your sentences are 100 words long. That is no bueno. I'm sure its different for each person but after 2 paragraphs I've lost all interest. Especially if it's a long post and I just want to get to the point. That's why I like to keep my sentences as… Continue reading How To Blog: Simplifying Sentences

How To Blog: Coming Up With Ideas Pt. 2

I left this out of a past post so I'm going to say it now. One of the best things to write about is what you've learned. The best way to learn something is to talk about it. It'll stay fresh in your head and help you concrete what you've learned. If you're learning about… Continue reading How To Blog: Coming Up With Ideas Pt. 2

How To Blog: Ideas For Blogging

So, you've decided to blog but what are you supposed to write about? You're in luck! Since it's your website you can literally write about pretty much anything you want. But Toby how is that supposed to help me come up with ideas? Well something that helps me is just writing about my day. If… Continue reading How To Blog: Ideas For Blogging

How To Blog: Do You Need A Picture?

The other day I saw a blog with the same picture I used on a post. I get my pictures off of free stock photos sites. The only problem is so does everyone else. This made me think about the use of putting a picture. A lot of blogs put pictures but how relevant are… Continue reading How To Blog: Do You Need A Picture?

How To Blog: Using The Snipping Tool

The other day I found out that not everyone knows there is a snipping tool on windows 10. It's a great tool that basically lets you screenshot things on your device. First, you're going to want to go down the taskbar and click on the windows icon. Then you're going to want to search snipping… Continue reading How To Blog: Using The Snipping Tool

How To Blog: Scheduling A Blog Post

A handy tool to use is the scheduling tool. I use it quite often (like today). On your WordPress site while you're creating your blog post you should find something that says status. After you click status a drop down option will appear. It'll ask you if you'd like to publish immediately and the privacy… Continue reading How To Blog: Scheduling A Blog Post

Paying Off

The other day I talked about just putting your name out there can help. This actually helped me get extra hours at work. All I had to do was say something and boom. Extra hours! While this is a good thing for me money wise it's a hard thing due to scheduling everything in my… Continue reading Paying Off