Blogging

Blogging is one of the best things you can do to drive new users and traffic to your website. We’ve written many articles about the benefits of blogging for your business that include blogging tips and more. Check out our articles below to find content that’s useful for you.

add a blog to your website

Add a blog to your website in 2020

I know it's a little late for a New Year's Resolution, but instead of a resolution, I want you to consider the benefits to your business if you add a...
Why and How to Start a Vlog

Why and how you should start a VLOG in 2020

Video is a really important medium these days. People are consuming content very differently than they did in 2005. They aren't subscribing to your blog posts, they aren't using feed...
guest posting on your blog

Guest Posting: What you need to know

I get, on an almost daily basis, multiple emails from people asking if they can guest post on my website. It is almost relentless. So I thought I'd take a...
Business Blogging

Top Tips for your Business Blog

Write for your target audience, not for yourself The biggest mistake I see in business blogs is that the author of the blog is often times writing without their target...
Link Building

How to find & fix broken links

What is a broken link? A broken link is a link to a page on your website or a blog post that doesn't exist. This happens sometimes when a blog...
Get Subscribers to Read Your Email Newsletter

Email Blog Subscriptions – How and Why

Do you have a business blog? I feel strongly that creating new, original content is one of the best ways to drive new traffic to your site, and help you...
Schedule your blog posts

Scheduling WordPress posts to publish at a different time

If you're new to blogging, you may not be aware of this but did you know you can publish blog posts for future dates and times? Just because the button...
Sharing Blog Posts

Auto-sharing blog posts to social media

If you are publishing on a blog frequently, and you're also on social media, it's a really, really good idea to share your blog posts on social media. It creates...
Blogging for Business

If blog readership is down, should you still blog?

Yes. People aren't following blogs like they used. In the early days of blogs, we used tools like Sage and Google Reader to add blog RSS feeds and see when...
Blog

Breakdown of a Good Blog Post

If you come to our website much, or subscribe to our newsletter (and if you don't, you can sign up today!), you already know I write a lot of blog...
Old Blog Posts

Should you delete old or outdated blog posts?

This is the prime question for the day, when I'm looking at my website that currently has 982 published blog posts. (983 after I publish this one.) Should you delete...
Blog Post

Formatting Your Blog Posts

I write a lot of blog posts, and if you're here, you probably already know that. But did you know that the majority of blog readers are mostly skimming the...
meta description

Meta Descriptions Explained

What is a meta description, why do you need one, and how do you write a good one? All great questions that I'm here to answer for you today. What...
Create a better user experience

Ways to create a better reader experience on your blog

Websites with blogs have more visitors and more conversions. This is the truth. But there's more to it than just adding a post and writing some words. You need to...
Why and how business blogging works

Blog or Blog Not. There is no try.

Whenever I start the process of talking to someone about their new website, I always ask them if they want a blog. Some say yes and some say no, but...
blogging-trends

Blogging trends and website design

A happy new year from Sumy Designs to all the small business near and far. 2017 was a good year for Sumy Designs, I hope it was for you as...
Blogging for Business

Blog Writing for Technical People

You’re a technical person and you have to write a blog post. Great! You’re a smart person and you know the topic, so you’re going to explain it to your...
dates

Should you show dates on your posts?

Yes. Oh, was that not a thorough enough answer? Yes. Yes you really should. I get asked this all the time and a lot of people don't want to put...
Share on Social

Should you auto-post to social media?

There's not one simple answer. So I say maybe. But more often lately I'm leaning toward no. If you use Jetpack, there's a sharing option that allows you to connect...
writing a blog post

We now offer Blog Writing Services

For years, I have been telling anyone near me about the benefits of having a well-written blog. I have written about it extensively on this website. Simply put, having fresh...
A few ways to get more blog followers

A few ways to get more blog followers

1) Write searchable posts This means you will need to know a little about search engine optimization, or SEO. You can search Google about blog SEO, and find tons of...