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My Blogging Strategy – Part 2 – Written By Don Massenzio

Don Massenzio provides us with his excellent blogging strategy. This is the second part of it. I think he does a phenomenal job. Thank you so much for sharing, Don!


This is a second installment in my series on my blogging strategy. As I relay the things that I’ve learned and that seem to work for me over the past five years that I’ve been blogging, it’s important to note that I’m not an expert and that my blogging process is a continuing series of trial and error.

My first post on this topic talked about how I’ve evolved my usage of blogging statistics over time. If you want to check it out, you can find it HERE.

In this post, I’m going to dig into my reading schedule and how I select posts from other bloggers to be shared.

Daily Review of Posts:

I currently follow 120 blogging sites. (118 if I remove my own two sites). This sounds like a lot but, as I review posts daily, not every site posts every day. This results in about 35-40 blogging sites that I check out every morning on Monday through Saturday.

To read the entire post go to:

My Blogging Strategy – Part 2

 

Ageing. The inevitable truth. – Written By Barbara Rogers

I saw this amazing, truthful and in many ways memorable blog post on the “Barbara Bear” blog, written by Barbara Rogers. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on a subject many of us have problems with.


I saw this picture recently. It made me think. A lot. In the end I decided that it is such a beautiful, and poignant depiction of old age. One I had hoped to aspire to …. but now unlikely to achieve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what did I see?? I didn’t read the words at first, as I wanted to form my own opinion. Yes… we are permitted to have our own bleddy opinions!!

To read the entire blog post go to:

Ageing. The inevitable truth.

 

4th Year Anniversary Of ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’

Look what I found! I’m so excited!

I’m very excited to be a blogger of 4 years!

Writer’s Treasure Chest has grown significantly in the past year.

1,279 posts
almost 7,300 comments
1,306 followers
and
almost 110 guests

I’m so lucky to be part of the blogging world with all your help. Without guests, friends, followers, supporters and people encouraging me again and again this blogging adventure would not have been progressing at this pace and wouldn’t have been as successful as it is.

To all of you:

What to do when people unsubscribe from your #author email list and why it is OKAY – Written By Yechelyah Ysrayl

Yechelyah Ysrayl touches a subject that keeps all of us new authors on our toes: our newsletters and the people who unsubscribe from  our email list. Thank you very much for your valuable post, Yechelyah!


Let’s address the elephant in the room. Email unsubscribes. Yup. I’ll be that one. I don’t care what anyone says, if done right and if it’s your cup of tea, author email lists work. At the end of the day, everyone’s journey is different so none of us are in the position to say for absolute certainty what works and what doesn’t work for someone else.

That said, IF you are a fan of the email list (I don’t refer to them as newsletters….I prefer email list), check it.

Not everything about being an author is peachy. Email unsubscribes feel like silent rejections and sometimes confusing because you don’t always know why the person left. Unsubscribes can leave authors feeling abandoned, especially if the person was a long-time member of the list. All kinds of thoughts go through your head.

“What did I do wrong?”

“Am I providing value?”

“Does my writing suck?”
“Do I suck?”

Did I email too much? Too little? What happened?”

The good news is that whether someone leaves your email list or your blog, it is not a bad thing. In 2019, we are not taking losses, we are taking lessons and there are tons of lessons we can learn from email unsubscribes. I hope this list encourages you and motivates you to push past that feeling of confusion and rejection.

To read the entire blog post go to:

What to do when people unsubscribe from your #author email list and why it is OKAY

Should You Add Google Advertising To Your Blog? – Written By Derek Haines

 

Derek Haines informs us in an interesting article on his blog about adding Google Advertising to our blogs. Thank you for your information, Derek!


If you have a website or blog, you must have considered adding pay per click ad placements to your site.

It is one of the easiest ways to make money from your blog.

Google Ads work by trying to match what people are looking for by using Google search with ads for products or services.

Online marketing is a huge business now. But can the addition of Google Adsense ads to your site benefit you?

To read the entire blog post go to:

https://justpublishingadvice.com/should-you-add-google-advertising-to-your-blog/

Who’s Your Favourite Blogger? – Written By Hugh of Hugh’s Views And News

Hugh of Hugh’s Views and News provides us with an important blog post about the annual Blogger’s Bash. Thank you, Hugh!


We all have our favourite blogs and bloggers, don’t we? But how often do we shout about who they are to each other?

Of course, leaving them thoughtful comments on their blog posts, or sharing their posts on social media, are just a few ways we can reveal who our favourite blogs and bloggers are, but there’s also another way to tell the world who they are.

Once a year, you can support your favourite blogs and bloggers by nominating them for an award at the Annual Bloggers Bash. Not sure what the Annual Bloggers Bash is? Click here for full details.

To read the entire blog post go to:

Who’s Your Favourite Blogger?