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Updated by Mike Mueller on Jul 18, 2016
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20 Super Secret Blogging Tips

We all need help sometime. We could all be blogging better. Here's 20 Super Secret Tips that will help you build a better blog.


Work Smarter - 21 reasons I used

20 posts in 20 days is hard enough. Connecting each post to the rest of the series? That's way too much work. Here's how to do it smarter with!

Want your visitors to stay longer? Add Video!

You are not that ugly, your voice doesn't suck, the equipment and production is easy! Now quit your whining, let's move on. It's time to start Video!

Why you should and why you shouldn't consider Guest Posting

Why you should (and should not) consider Guest Posting on your site as well as writing for others. Here's everything you need to know to make a decision.

Understanding Wordpress Plugins and Widgets

What's a Plugin do? What's a Widget? Are they the same? Does my Wordpress site need them? What's the best? Here's the answer to your questions and more.

Behold, the Power of the Favicon!

It's just a small little image but the power of the Favicon is immense when it comes to representing your brand. Here's how to create and upload your own.

Want to Write Better? Read More!

Does the Iron Chef only eat his own cooking? Of course not. Want to write better? You'll have to start reading. Here's how to do it the smart way.

The Importance of a Call to Action

A Call to Action doesn't always mean "BUY NOW" - they could be building community, mailing lists, and lead capture - here's 3 different CTA's you can use.

How to Create a Posting Calendar for your Blog

Want a checklist of things to write about that will attract your perfect client? Here's how to create the perfect Posting Calendar built just for you!

Understanding Wordpress Categories and Tags

Blogger has Labels, Wordpress has Categories and Tags. What's the difference and why you should develop a "Category Plan" for your Wordpress Website

Time of Day is important

When is the best time to publish your posts? When will you attract the greatest amount of readers? If you don't know your audience, you are only guessing. Here's how to know.

Recipe for Blogging: Add some Personality!

Keywords, alt image tags, meta descriptions all set ready to publish? Don't forget to add a dash of your personality.

The how and why of Akismet

Akismet is a spam prevention plugin. Here's how it works, how to install it and how it can save your SEO bacon!

Check your Robots.txt file - why it's so critical you do

The robots.txt file runs in background. If it's setup right it's a great step towards better SEO. If it's not... Here's how to check.

Setting a Featured Image in your Wordpress Posts

What's a Featured Image? How to set it, and why you really want to for each one of your posts! Post 7 in the series of 20 Secret Blogging Tips in 20 Days!

How to setup Permalinks in Wordpress for better SEO

Setting up proper permalinks in Wordpress can give you better SEO and make your posts look prettier - here's how to change them to what you want.

Setup an Author Box and give your Authors some Love

Author Boxes usually provide information about the writer, they can also contain links and pass SEO. Here's how to make your Author Box better!

How to set your Byline and why it's important!

Who are you? I know that you know who you are - but do your readers? Here's how to set your Byline and why it's important.

How to find and use Images and not get sued

Your blog post is worthless without images. Then again, it could cost you $$$$ if you use the wrong ones. Here's how to find and use the right ones legally!

Wordpress Basics: What to write about

Having a blog is one thing - figuring out what to write about is another! Here's 4 things to write about plus a bonus secret tip on writing to attract the perfect customer!

Wordpress Basics: Username and Password Security

Part 1 of 20 Super Secret Tips that will help you build a better blog. How to setup a secure Username and Password for your Wordpress site.

20 Secret Blogging Tips in 20 Days -

It's June 1st. and it's a time when things typically slow down. Schools are getting out, family vacations, Bar-b-ques, road trips. It's also a time when website owners (bloggers) slow down too. I know the feeling. You want to write a blog post but other things just keep getting in the way.