Blogging is a world that is always changing, shifting, and evolving.
Trying to keep up with everything can be quite the task. Luckily, On Blast Blog has been here every step of the way this year to help you start a blog and improve upon your skills.
Let’s take a look at some of the major topics we’ve covered this year, and how On Blast Blog is going to evolve blogging in 2015 to keep you in the loop and constantly educated on the latest trends and strategies.
- Recap of top posts that revealed valuable lessons and strategies for 2014
- How this resource is going to grow in 2015 and beyond to meet and exceed your needs
Now You Know: Blogging Tips and Strategies in 2014
It’s hard to believe that 2014 is about to end. It seems like yesterday that I was writing the homepage article for the website.
Let’s take a look at some of them and how they can help you now, and in the future.
It’s always good to know the best approaches to blogging. Even those of us who have been doing this for years will still stumble upon a few common mistakes here and there.
This kind of post will keep you grounded in the best possible practices that blogging has to offer.
Search engine optimization is always at the forefront of any blogger’s mind. Of course, you won’t be able to show up on any search engines without first getting indexed by them, but once that happens, you’ll need to be prepared with high-quality optimized content.
SEO is one of those things that will never truly be set in stone, it’s constantly changing. That being said, this basic tenants have stuck around since the beginning, which means you’ll be needing them in your arsenal going forward.
You can read about best practices and SEO tactics until you’re blue in the face, but you don’t need to put all of that responsibility and guesswork on your own shoulders. There are numerous tools out there that can help you identify what’s working and how to improve what you have.
Everything from content analysis, to design and optimization, I found the best tools that money (or lack thereof) can get you on the internet.
If you want to make money blogging, you’ll need the help of these tools. Don’t walk into this battlefield alone, even soldiers use weapons, and these are yours.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, when it comes to blogging platforms WordPress is at the top of its class. A vast majority of the internet uses it, and for good reason. Possibly the best feature it has are the 30,000+ plugins that it offers.
These handy tools will do everything from add social media buttons, to optimizing your content, to helping you create that award-winning design you’ve always wanted.
There’s a plugin for everything and most of them are free. Instead of sifting through all of them though, you can just check out my post on the best ones.
With these four posts, you’ll be well on your way towards creating or upgrading your blog in a matter of minutes. These valuable tips helped us in 2014 to bring our blogs out of the darkness and into Google’s loving embrace. This isn’t the end though my friends, far from it in fact.
Now we’re moving into another year and with it comes new standards, changes, algorithm updates, and more. I’ve been with you every step of the way thus far, now it’s time to take that next leap into 2015.
Blogging Resources for 2015 and Beyond
I’m no fortune teller, but the clues are all there that point to a big year for blogging in 2015. The stage is set for some big changes and subtle ones as well.
We’ve already begun looking to the future, so let’s see what resources you can find here that will help you gaze into that proverbial crystal ball:
Not to brag or anything, but this post earned a glowing comment from Brian Dean over at Backlinko; one of the best tools out there for growing your blog and learning new tips and strategies. You want to talk about influencers? He’s one of the best.
This post has a lot of mileage to it for both beginners and advanced bloggers. Promoting your blog and increasing traffic is like doing the dishes or laundry at home. It’s a job that never ends no matter how high the numbers climb.
These evergreen tips I’ve provided you will continue to be useful in 2015 and beyond. You’ve graduated from those free websites and blogs, so now it’s time to make yours known to the world.
Blogging is one of those things where it’s encouraged to read up on the competition. There are thousands upon thousands of blogs out there designed to help you out, give you a confidence boost, or simply offer some great tips.
My blogger’s bible consists of the best blogs I know and love. I read them every day or at the very least every week. Each time I visit them I’m inspired and overjoyed that I took time to check up on them. Trust me, these will be a great boon to your success in 2015 and beyond.
Coming up with that perfect post idea is never easy, and it never will be. Check out this definitive list of the best post concepts you’ll find on the internet. It may be huge now, but ideas are one of my specialties so expect it to grow significantly in 2015.
What Do You Want in 2015?
As we move into the new year, On Blast Blog is going to explode with new content and cutting edge information.
While there are plenty of articles out there that touch upon new and upcoming SEO changes, I’m aiming to bring them all to you and more.
You, yes you, the one reading this. You’re the lifeblood of this blog so I want to hear from you!
Tell me what you want to know about blogging in 2015 in the comments below or shoot me an email by signing up to my free blogging course below!