Blogging Tip of the Week

Welcome back to our Blogging Tip this Monday!

Blogging tip, All about blogging

This Week’s Tip: Add a “Click to Tweet” Link to Quotes Within Your Posts

There is no denying that sharing of content on Twitter is an immensely powerful, and essential, marketing tool for websites and blogs

Would you like your readers to tweet an important message or quote or data from your blog post rather than the link of the whole post?

Well, you can do it easily by adding “tweet this quote” or “click to tweet” link within your post!

This little feature ensures that the key message or quote gets highlighted and is not lost in the main post.

For instance, you’d like to tweet the following message from this post. The new Blogging Tip from the BAR is live. Check it out.

All you have to do is go to, Click to Tweet (for Blogger and WordPress.com blogs) or add a plugin Tweet This (for WordPress.org blogs). These are free tools which are  a quick and easy way to add a tweetable bit within the content of the post. With the help of this you can generate a link and copy the generated link and hyperlink the text you want to be shared.

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Tweet about The new Blogging Tip from the BAR is live. Check it out. @blogarhythm1

Now, isn’t that a smart way to promote an important aspect of your post that may generate more interest, page views and readership. Get your visitors sharing on Twitter today!

Stay subscribed to our Twitter handle and our Facebook page so you get notified of any updates as and when they occur.

If you liked this post, please do share your thoughts in the comments section as well as share this post in your social media circles 🙂

Happy Blogging!

Wordy Wednesday #1 – December 2015 #WordPrompt

Hello People!

It’s Wednesday and time for our weekly Wordy Wednesday Prompt.

Do you need writing prompts? After all they are simple and straightforward words or phrases, you may say! And that’s absolutely correct! But have you realized that a prompt itself doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you do with it!!

So, flex your imagination and let the creative juices flow and write a minimum of 100 words on today’s prompt.

It’s a Word Prompt, ENCHANTED that’s been shared by B-A-R member, writer and blogger, Suzy who blogs here

Make it work for you.

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Wordy Wednesday #3- November 2015 #SentencePrompt

Hello there!

It’s third Wednesday of the month and both our blogging tip and the prompt are very interesting.

First the tip…

Be Mobile-Friendly

Data suggests that over 50% of people surf the web on mobile devices. The desktop version of a site might be difficult to view and use on a mobile device. The version that’s not mobile-friendly requires the user to pinch or zoom in order to read the content. Users find this a frustrating experience and are likely to abandon the site. Alternatively, the mobile-friendly version is readable and immediately usable.

So, your website has to be mobile friendly. Click HERE and take this mobile-friendly test for your website.

What does the test result show? Is your site mobile-friendly?

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This Week, the Sentence Prompt that we are sharing is…

Take time for the ones who are hurting.

This prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Carol Graham who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #2- November 2015 #PhrasePrompt

Happy Diwali, Folks!

This Diwali, light the lamps of new dreams, fresh hopes, undiscovered avenues, different perspectives, pleasant surprises and beautiful moments.

Here’s an idea to make it even more special for you bloggers. Why don’t you light up someone’s life in the blogging world? If you really like them and/or their writing, give them a shout out in your post, Facebook status or tweet today. Tell them and the world why their words touch you so deeply. It’s a warm and wonderful way to forge connections and build rapport with the community plus you generate more views for that person’s blog too. Now that’s the spirit of giving, right there!

Diwali Wishes

This Week, the Phrase Prompt that we are sharing is…

Make good memories

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Sulekha who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

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Wordy Wednesday #1- November 2015 #WordPrompt

Hello There!

It’s the first Wednesday of November and we are ready with our Wordy Wednesday which has a word prompt today.

But before that here’s the blogging tip for the week…

Guest Posting

Guest posting is writing and publishing an article on someone else’s website or blog with you acting as a guest author.

The first thought that comes when you think about guest posting is that why should you write on someone else’s blog for free when your own blog can do with another new post from you. Right? It’s a win-win situation actually.

A guest post can introduce you to a large readership, and, through links back to your blog in the post, can attract new visitors to your site. It allows you to connect with new people, which can ultimately benefit you.

On your own blog, a guest post from another blogger can bring variety and a different perspective than what you usually share.

In addition to this, when you add value to someone else’s blog, you are forging stronger and better relationships with other bloggers.

So, does the idea of guest posting appeal to you? Would you like to invite other bloggers to guest post on your blog? I am game for it. Are you?

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This Week: Word Prompt

Risque

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Geetika Gupta who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #4- October 2015 #PicturePrompt

Welcome to the last Wednesday of the month. Let’s get started with our blogging tip and WW prompt for the week.

VISIT YOUR HOMEPAGE FOR THE “FIRST TIME”

We all know that first impressions leave lasting impressions and this is especially true online, where the attention span is less than that of a goldfish. When you have a new visitor on your blog, you have less than 10 seconds to impress him. It is these 10 seconds that will decide whether he will stick around or leave. So, what can you do?

Role play.

Imagine that you are a brand new visitor to your site. Go to your homepage and ask yourself the following questions

  1. What do I notice first?
  2. Can I understand exactly what the site is about without scrolling or clicking anything?
  3. Have I seen other sites like this before?
  4. How easy is the website to navigate?
  5. What seems to be missing?

By quickly answering these 5 questions, you can easily see what kinds of things need to happen to improve your blog/site. Maybe it’s just as easy as making some fonts larger, or taking away some annoying advertisements or pop-ups or a ticking clock.

Go on and visit your homepage for the ‘first time’ and review and reflect on it. How do the answers look like? We are listening… 🙂

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This Week: Picture Prompt

Aditi

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Aditi Kaushiva who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #3- October 2015 #SentencePrompt

Welcome to the new edition of Wordy Wednesday at BAR.

It’s time for our blogging tip for the week:

Give It Time

Plan to invest in blogging for a long time before you see a return. The web is a big, noisy place and unless you’re willing to invest more over a greater period of time than others, you’ll find success nearly impossible. If you’re seeking short-term ROI, or a quick path to recognition, blogging is the wrong path. But if you can stick it out for years without results and constantly learn, iterate, and improve, you can achieve something remarkable.- Rand Fishkin, CEO of Moz

For how long have you been blogging and how has been your journey so far? Did you feel disheartened in the early years of blogging? What made you stick around? Do share your learnings and takeaways in the comment section below.

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This Week: Sentence Prompt

I can’t believe it!

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Vinitha Dileep who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #2- October 2015 #PhrasePrompt

It’s Wednesday folks! And it’s time for our Weekly Blogging Tip and Wordy Wednesday Prompt.

Let’s get started with the Blogging Tip, first…

Value Your Existing Readers

Darren Rowse, founder of ProBlogger says, “Love the readers you already have. A lot of bloggers get quite obsessed with finding new readers – to the point that they ignore the ones they already have. Yes – do try to find new readers but spend time each day showing your current readers that you value them too and you’ll find that they will help you grow your blog.”

Do you agree? What do you do or would do to show your existing readers that you value their time and relationship with you and your blog?

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This Week: Phrase Prompt

What goes around, comes around

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Lata Sunil who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #4 – September 2015 #PicturePrompt

It’s Wednesday and time for our Wordy Wednesday Prompt and Blogging Tip for the Week.

Today’s the tip that we are sharing is…

Be true to your voice!

Stay true to yourself. Write in your own voice, in your own style, in your own way. They say readers don’t follow websites, they follow the people behind those sites because their writing resonate with them in some or the other way.

So, it’s not about picking the right topic, it’s about finding the right voice. Readers come to you because of not what you say, but how you say it!

What do you think about it? Share your voice in the comment box below 🙂

Now, for today’s prompt, which is a picture prompt, shared by Geetika Gupta who blogs here.

Geetika Gupta

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display  🙂

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Wordy Wednesday #3- September 2015 #SentencePrompt

Well, it’s Wednesday and time for our Wordy Wednesday Prompt and Blogging Tip for the Week.

Today’s tip is…

K.I.S.S.

Yes, Keep it Short and Sharp.

Deciding on the best post length can be tricky. One needs a minimum of 300 words to get indexed by search engines, but how long your post should be is entirely up to you. Most experts suggest that the post length should have a read-time length of 1-2 minutes. Shorter posts receive better response from readers.

Posts with too many ideas/thoughts or main thought coming up in the middle of the post will have less appeal. Statistics suggest that most visitors don’t read more than about 60% of what you’ve written. So keep it short and sharp.

A blog post is like a miniskirt. It has to be short enough to be interesting, but long enough to cover the subject.

It’s your turn to share your experiences and thoughts. How long are your posts, usually? We’d love to hear from you in the comment box below.

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Now for today’s prompt

Week#3: Sentence Prompt

It hurts no more.

This week’s prompt comes from B-A-R member, writer and blogger,

Rajlakshmi  who blogs here

Write a minimum of 100 words on the prompt.

Make it work for you.

Here’s a  badge to display 🙂

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