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[Feedback Wanted] The Ultimate Guide To Blogging: How To Start A Blog That's Epic

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by StuartWalker, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. StuartWalker

    StuartWalker Registered Member

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    Hey fellow BHW bloggers,

    I've created a resource 'The Ultimate Guide To Blogging: How To Start A Blog That's Epic' which includes advice from over 100 successful bloggers on how to create a blog loved by your audience, gets droves of traffic and is profitable.

    I've tried to cover all the important aspects of blogging but no doubt I've missed some important information.

    So I need your feedback, could you check it out, and tell me if there's any sections missing that I should add?

    >> http://www.nichehacks.com/blog-that-epic-bhw
     
  2. noseo

    noseo Regular Member

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    It's great. The only thing I would change really is the top part and the "Things You Need To Know Before You Start A Blog" (don't link to others for this - write it yourself). Put a lot of care into this -- no need to make it longer, just tighter. Right now you have a great list of resources, but you could put a bit more of your own spark into this. This is not just important to get the reader's attention; it's important for establishing your credibility to say something about this topic.

    Also you might think about splitting this into multiple pieces if you are publishing this on your own site. Maybe chunk it down into 5-6 categories. That way your reader gets less tired, gets in the flow/habit of clicking things on your site, you get more pages to try to rank, you get more impressions, etc.
     
  3. noseo

    noseo Regular Member

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    This may sound like dumb advice but:

    (1) Drop the word "Introduction." Instead, bold part of your first sentence.
    (2) Use a picture above the fold on each page.
    (3) Drop the subtitles for the titles for each group of links. Pick 1 title.
    (4) For the summaries above each group of links: One paragraph is enough for this, and 1-2 lines long is ideal.
    (5) Number things (not just at the top).

    If any of this isn't helpful or doesn't agree with you, don't worry about it.
     
  4. StuartWalker

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    Thanks for the advice, appreciated. I will look over what you've said and make some changes. More images definitely makes sense.

    I prefer to keep it on one page. I've created similar guides before and put it over multiple pages and that means that links and social shares end up being spread out over 10 pages rather than just one.

    I prefer all the links / shares to go to one page as with a page so long it can easily rank for multiple keywords at a time.

    Again thanks for the advice. We can always improve and it's good to get fellow bloggers opinions on it.

    The guide is getting some good feedback so far. If you check out the comments there's 3 prominent bloggers left a comment that were featured.

    If anyone knows any good posts that fit into any of the categories of the resource send me the links and if they are decent I will add them.
     
  5. Thirteen

    Thirteen Newbie

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    Nice guide, thanks, bookmarked it for reading later. :)
     
  6. StuartWalker

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    I've since added some more sections and content. Plus it now has some images and looks a bit better.
     
  7. KingManu

    KingManu Newbie

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    I don't want to be mean or something but this just looks to me like a "let's show you a list of links where you can learn something" rather than a guide. You should call it link list. Not saying that is bad, but tell what it is , don't need to sugar coat it. We could do that research just by using google. just my opinion
    I would call it " 100 links on how to blog " or something like that. i think would be more catchy
     
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    True ! But OP did a fairly good job at gathering good links and with people being so lazy nowadays...
     
  9. StuartWalker

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    It's not 'just' a collection of links. It's a carefully curated selection of the best resources on the web on how to start an epic blog and just about everything else you need to know about blogging.

    Someone looking to start a blog would spend weeks trying to find all that information and have to sift through a lot of junk to get the good stuff and likely wouldn't even know what advice was good or not.

    It's been shared on social media over 200 x including by many of the top bloggers in internet marketing / blogging, linked to by over a dozen authority blogs and has over 50 comments again by some of the top bloggers (and that's not even including the opt ins and traffic) so I obviously did something right.

    Sure it might not be the best content on the net but it certainly worked as being a great resource for bloggers and for getting social shares, links and other interactions. :)
     
  10. Chakeda

    Chakeda Newbie

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    Digging it. Amazing social share results. Going to make a blog post like this now, thanks :D