11 Reasons People Bounce from Your Blog and Never Return

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Finally…a clear listing of why people bounce from my blog. This post from Glen Long at SmartBlogger provides some great insight into what happens when people visit a blog.

I’ve always thought it was important to learn how to bring new people to my site, but it appears that it’s equally important to keep them there.

Check it out. I’m pretty sure you’ll find it interesting and won’t “bounce” away.

11 Reasons People Bounce from Your Blog and Never Return

…that’s what a bounce means to a blogger — rejection. It means someone showed up, checked you out, and didn’t like what they found.

Whether you know how many readers are bouncing or not, the signs are obvious. Low traffic, poor engagement, sluggish list growth. These are all the symptoms of a bouncy blog.

And while you can’t make your blog bounce-proof, you can at least make it bounce resistant.


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How to Easily Find Time for Stress-Free Blogging | Mostly Blogging

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This is an area I’ve struggled with forever and am always searching for new ideas. This post has given me new tactics to try that I’m confident will help. Even a few minutes will improve my process. What about yours?

10 Tips for blogging stress-free are offered.

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How To Build New Marketing Skills In 11 Simple Steps (Backed By Science)

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This seems contrary to everything I’ve read, but these suggestions from Nathan Ellering at CoSchedule Blog seem right on point. I totally agree that the best way to learn is to jump in and do it. No one ever said this would be easy, but it definitely can be fun!

How to Build New Marketing Skills in 11 Simple Steps (Backed by Science)

Every marketing blog out there tells you there are hundreds of marketing skills you need to build in order to be successful…

  • Write blog posts, design better graphics, manage social media, publish landing pages, host contests, record videos, reach out to influencers, build free tools, redesign your website, create e-books, pay to promote your stuff on social media, and don’t forget to A/B test everything!
  • Publish all of those things consistently to build a loyal audience!
  • Use data from what you’ve done to improve the new stuff you publish!

…but what if you don’t know how to do any of those things? Where do you even start learning a new marketing skill?


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How to Relate to Your Audience

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Kaila O’ Neill Founder & Owner of: Makeup by Kaila Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer For me, one of the biggest things to learn when I first began blogging was how to relate to my audience! In school, we are taught to avoid personal pronouns such as I, […]

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Tuesday Challenge: the Path — Do You See What I See??

I haven’t posted in a few weeks (life has become challenging in other areas and lack of time has made posting scarce). But I do have some time for a post for the Tuesday challenge from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo! This week it is: the Path. I’d like you to photograph whichever path(s) appeal […]

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This is such a beautifully calming photo, I just had to share Kim’s vision. Enjoy!

How To Write Faster, Even If You Procrastinate

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While I’ve spent many a late night wondering just how to do this, I still haven’t found the magic potion.

I’m intrigued by Julie Neidlinger’s post from CoSchedule Blog on the subject and am seriously going to try some of her suggestions. I’ve always considered myself a procrastinator, but I honestly recognize tendencies toward being a list-maker and a productivity-focused writer too. Julie provides tips for every style that I’m hoping will give me to boost I need to get more done. How about you?

 How To Write Faster, Even If You Procrastinate

Procrastination seems like such an ideal solution for creating a better today. Of course, that means the next day is rushed, stressful, and panic-ridden, so it’s not that great of a solution. Not every writer is a procrastinator, though. Some are very orderly and regimented. Some are super-focused on being productive. Whichever kind of writer you might be, you all have something in common: you’d like to be able to write faster.


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A Story In A Single Image

I’m taking the liberty of re-posting an article I wrote last year as part of the Writing 101 course. As I think back to 9/11/01, these words still ring true.

 

Writing 101: Day 4 September 11, 2001. The day that changed our lives forever. This image (and others from that day) evokes an angst in me like nothing else can. Finding the right words to express …

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7 most powerful ways to regain time for writing in the midst of chaos

This is becoming more and more challenging for me as I also work a full-time day job. This post from Maja (Business in Rhyme) provides some real insight into other ways to capture a few extra minutes each day.

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The more I write and search for inspiration for blog posts, the more I come across analogy of how certain natural laws that govern universe actually can be very well applied to our everyday life. If we fast rewind our memory to a high-school years we might recall the 2nd law of thermodynamics that basically  says: the universe tends to go from present order to bigger disorder. And does that apply to your everyday life? Well imagine: you can spend all day cleaning your messy room and within couple of working hours, you are practically at square one – like you didn’t tidied it up at all.

Sounds familiar?

We all live our lives chaotic to some degree. We cannot control every circumstance but we can put some effort and take charge to at least try make some order. And making that order can mean finding more time to write.

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Sometimes Your Best Isn’t Going to Be Enough

Danny does a great job of reminding us that the results we get for anything are directly related to the effort we put in. Thanks for the pep talk!

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I have an opinion about life and success with which I know a lot of people disagree.  I know this because every time I have stated my opinion I get countless emails telling me how wrong I am.  

There are many levels to success-losing weight, making more money, being a better parent, becoming more organized, etc.  My opinion is that those who do not succeed simply do not try hard enough.  I can hear the roars now, but stop for a moment and think about your failures or shortcomings.  Those things you truly desired you worked hard and reached your goal.  Those things you didn’t achieve you had waning desire and did not work as hard.  I have experienced it and so have you.  

TRY-HARDERSo when I get emails from readers asking why they haven’t been able to achieve a certain goal I always ask them about their…

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