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Are Your Blogs Life Changing OR Life Sucking?

Frustrated BloggerWhether you write ‘em, read ‘em, or trash ‘em, blogs can be life changing or totally suck the life out of you!

We all have blogs we love and blogs we hate (not this one, of course). Some are engaging and even border on brilliant and some are a step above graffiti sprayed angrily on the underside of a crumbling bridge.

So what makes for a quality blog and why are some followed religiously and others get a “how the heck did I get here” reaction and click…gone? Those are the “life sucking” blogs that drain our time and drive us to a bookstore or the yellow pages to get the help we need.

Here are two simple reasons why visitors will stay (maybe even come back) and two fast reasons why your visitors give you atrocious bounce rates; meaning, the click is mightier than the post.

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Is Writing A Blog Post Hard? – Try These 3 Easy Steps

3d characterSome days, writing a blog post is hard and it becomes very easy to get distracted with social media (just kicked myself off of Pinterest), T.V. (only one more episode of Big Bang Theory, please), or even housework…although the place does look pretty good.

OK, to the computer and time to get busy…look at the squirrel!

If this happens to you here are 3 easy steps you can use to help you focus and realize that, while the post won’t write itself, it is easier than you thought. Lets focus on
(1) the topic,
(2) the outline, and then
(3) actually writing the post.

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Basic Blogging Don’ts

Basic Blogging Don'tsThere are so many things that any one of us can do to make our websites unappealing or just outright wrong.  By focusing on just the negative in this post I’m hopeful that you will come to realize what are some basic blogging don’ts.

Have you ever had someone tell you not to do something and you go ahead and do it anyway?  That is simple human nature and it is how we learn.  There is nothing wrong with this, within reason of course.  So, with that positive spin on the word “don’t”, lets review a few of the big ones and try to turn those into positives.

This post will by no means be exhaustive but will speak to a few of the bigger problems I’ve seen when people are blogging.

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Motorhome Retirement Blogs

Motorhome Retirement Blogs

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Your bags are packed, the cupboards are stocked, and the gas tank is filled.  Your motorhome retirement blogs are driving down the highway capturing your next latest and greatest adventure.  What an exciting way to live and share your experiences with others.

There are a few tools you should also pack, with number one being your laptop, of course, but are there other things you should make sure you have with you?  These are even beyond a camera so you can include pictures on your blog as well as a notebook for those times you won’t be near your laptop.

But there are a few other things you need to pack for your motorhome adventures.  These have to do with the “tools of the trade”, the resources you will need to write and publish a successful blog.

 

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What Is Good Website Content?

Writing Good Content

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Like other website owners you’ve probably asked what is good website content and how do I write it?

Meaning:

  • What can I write that will bring visitors to my site,
  •  Get them to read,
  • And maybe even buy?

 

Let’s talk about what good content, posts, really is and how you can ensure that you are giving your visitors what they have come searching for.

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How To Blog For Baby Boomers

If you want to write about the largest generation in history, you need to know how to blog for Baby Boomers…meaning…

Question Mark…how do you get 80 million people to read your stuff?

…what makes them tick?

…why do they like to get their own way?

 

Know your Boomer audience…the “Baby” has grown up!

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Are You Here To Learn To Blog?

Hi and welcome!  Why are you here?  Are you here to learn to blog?

You have landed on Baby Boomers  Learn to Blog, a website dedicated to teaching the Boomer generation the ins and outs of blogging and of owning their own site.

Learn how to blogDo you want to:

  • Create your own website?
  • Learn to blog on your own site?
  • Maybe even make money from your site…?

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