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Go Hard or Go Home Approach To Making Your Blog Stand Out.

Anyone just starting out in the blogging world will probably wonder how long it takes to become successful. Well, that can depend on many different factors, but this post will focus on achieving that goal by making the blog stand-out from the crowd. Hopefully, people who put these tips into action will reach their dreams of becoming a professional blogger and website owner. It’s not as difficult as most people think when following the information outlined below. Also, there is no need to invest a lot of money in most instances.

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Publish excellent content all the time

It stands to reason that the best blogs always post fantastic and informative content for their readers. So, anyone who wants to succeed in the industry will have to focus on doing that first and foremost. Websites will never get millions of views every day if the content is less than perfect. That means it’s often sensible to employ the services of a freelance editor to check things over before anyone presses “publish.” Tips for writing great content include:

  • Presenting information readers don’t know
  • Offering a fresh perspective on different situations
  • Coming up with new ideas people have never voiced before

Create stunning graphics visitors can’t ignore

All bloggers should do their best to gain some basic graphic design skills if they want to make a success of their websites. Stunning imagery can encourage readers to come back time and time again. There is no need to stress if individuals have never done that in the past. There are plenty of Adobe Indesign training classes by Training Connection and similar providers. Sometimes it’s best to complete a program of that nature because they teach people how to use the software properly. So, anyone who does that should have a head start when it comes to designing unusual graphics people will never forget.

Consider adding a vlogging section to the site

Lots of people in the blogging world have moved towards vlogging in recent times. It’s a similar concept except the individual will record videos instead of writing articles. Anyone who chooses to do that should upload the clips to a YouTube channel as well as their website. That way, they open themselves up to an entirely new audience. There are lots of tips and advice available from Vlog Nation and similar sites. Far more people watch vlogs than reading blog posts these days. For that reason, all new bloggers should experiment with video when they get the opportunity.

From the suggestions mentioned on this page, new bloggers should manage to make some useful changes and increase the size of their audiences. When all’s said and done, there is more than enough room in the market for thousands of people to go professional in that industry. It’s just a case of finding the right approach and standing out from the crowd. As the old saying goes, individuals should either go hard or go home when it comes to making their site memorable to readers. Experiment, try various ideas and work out the best strategies based on the results. Good luck!

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Featured Posts #63 …Share your post links.

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‘PLEASE KEEP SENDING IN THE LINKS.’ 

Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Distance: There’s something fascinating about the train and the train tracks.

Turnaround: Not a situation any parent would love to find themselves in. Amunala’s story depicts the possible nightmare of many…

Letters of opportunity: A simple but great idea to work it, especially those who need some sort of motivation. I like this.

Monkey/chuen spiritual quickening: In Debra’s words quoted below:

Monkey is known to the Maya as the Weaver or Weaver of Time.

We are asked to look beyond the world’s definition of our worth and meaning. Everything in the world would tell us we are powerless – helpless to change the world. Monkey encourages us to believe in our own magic.

I find her articles fascinating. Take a look.

Rumors and gossips: A strong poem that depicts the loss and waste of a mind that idles. A goldmine gone down the drain!

Please do step in and show some love.

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

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‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.’

P.S. You are invited to our monthly blog party this weekend. It’s fun and you get to meet fantastic folks:-)


Below is my first Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Blog Summery Mingle…Will you join us?🎤👗👞☕🍷🎶

Party

Our sizzling hot monthly blog bash will take place on Saturday/Sunday 28th – 29th of May, 2016.

Let’s close out the old month and usher in the new ‘Summer’ months with some cool party steps.

It’s fun. It’s a cool gathering of awesome people. You’ve got to be part of it.

Bookmark your calendars and bring out your summer sundresses, your shorts and sleeveless T’s, your dark shades, your peep toe sandals or canvas.

Whatever works for you is fine. We are a loving and eclectic crowd.

Let’s meet, greet, mingle and grow.

Please pass this on to your neighbour. Pets are allowed in this space. The more the merrier 😉

I hope to see you.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Expose my heart

that I may understand your words

through every conscious,

awakened pore of each moment.

**

*an excerpt from my poem*

3 strategic partners already! Just Wow!

A couple of days ago, I sent out a post indicating my interest in having strategic blog partners and between you and I, I thought that I would probably have to publish and republish the post a million times before it would receive any sort of response, if at all.

To my delight, my supposition has been proven wrong.

I now have 3 fab partners and several more inquiries.

I am tickled pink and coloured in smiles.

Thank you, dear folks, for your good will 🙂

My strategic partners so far can be found on my side bar and here they are below.

Do take a peek. I run with the right crowd of good people 🙂

Inspired beacon

Cybernetic Blonde

Lifting Taboos: Throw it all up…it’s all beautiful

P.S. If you are interested in partnering with me, you can contact me through my contact page or email.


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

Enchant me with your expressive eyes, that crinkles in laughter as you speak

that I may find myself ever caught between

the reflections of your pupils and there shall I remain.

*an excerpt of my poem*

Partners WANTED!!…

In this journey, you simply can’t go it alone. A lot of times you need to team up with others to achieve certain goals and that is one of the essence and rules of public engagement.

Blogging and writing are public engagement. Yes indeed, we write for ourselves, but when we lack readers, after a while, our zeal wanes.

This is a topic that I have given much reflection over the past few months and as a matter of fact, I put up a page on my header that reads ‘I am for hire.’

I am sourcing for blog partners who are interested in renting prime advert space on my sidebar which will be at a very nominal fee and arrangements can be made for convenient durations of 3 months, 6 months, 1 year…

What are the benefits?

  • It will be a growth focused team effort.
  • A mutually beneficial endeavour.
  • The blog’s logo/URL will be hosted on my sidebar under the title ‘My partners’ and a click will take an interested party directly to your site.
  • A weekly feature of partners post.
  • The high possibility of more visibility.
  • As I search for more room for growth, I take you along with me.
  • It will support me to maintain my blog.

Inspired Beacon is my first partner and if you look to my sidebar you’ll see the logo nicely emblazoned there. I also find that I have a lot to learn from Kaylaa Blackwell the blog author.

Asides from brilliant, inspiring posts that she publishes, she’s setting up an enviable e-commerce store. Inspired Beacon is a forward-focused blog and I admire such entrepreneurship and positivism.

Will you take a chance on me?

Would you like to work with me?

I’m sure that it will be a worthwhile opportunity for growth.

You can send me an email: JacquelineObyIkocha@gmail.com or use my contact page on the header.

I look forward to hearing from you and my door is open for suggestions.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Below is my first Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Out of the silent breath

 

Never leave me lonely

With words left unsaid

You walk away into the dark

Like a mist, that melts away.

Blogging To Life #2…

Blogging can be likened to having a child.

When you first start out,

You are expectant. Then you have anguish over everything being okay.

Then you labour over it endlessly.

You nourish it diligently. It takes up all your time and you lose sleep.

You pray that it will grow and be a good child.

…But the growth seems slow.

You worry some more that it’s a slow child suffering some developmental challenges.

Then you pray some more, nourish some more and begin to look for professional or elderly advise.

You hope that every friend that drops by would say ‘oh what a beautiful child you’ve got.

Then there’s a growth spurt and you finally feel some pride.

…And the cycle continues.

Some even go ahead to have more blog babies 🙂

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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