Timeline: What to Do When Your Blog Goes Down

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blog downtimeWhen your website or blog goes down it can be pretty frustrating while also having consequences over the short and long term. Yuck.

And while it is not the end of the world, it can be a little bit scary if you rely on your blog for an income.

When a site goes offline there is a sequence of events that take place and, depending on how you manage them, annoying consequences that follow.

Let’s take a very basic look at those events and what to do in that kind of situation so that you can hit the ground running.

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How to Make a Quiet Blog More Interactive

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Cats! You do it with cat photos. Thanks for reading. Just kidding…

One of the most rewarding parts of running a blog is the community that springs up around it. Making your blog more interactive could be one of the best things you do.

Here at Blog Tyrant I feel so fortunate to be able to read and respond to dozens of comments on each post. Those comment threads are regularly more valuable than the articles themselves.

And while comments are great, they aren’t the only way a blog can be made more interactive.

In this post I’d like to take a look at how some people are building more interaction on their websites and how we can apply similar tools, principles and ideas to our own.

Cool!

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Starting a Blog in 2017? Here’s the Strategies We’re Using.

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A few years ago we started publishing posts at the end of each year that tried to predict blogging trends for the year to come. This year I want to do things a little bit differently…

We’ll start with my usual blog post on what I think will be important in the coming year, but then I’d like to turn it over to the amazing community here and ask you for your predictions about starting and running blogs, and the specific strategies you’ll be focusing on.

I’m going to give a $250 prize to the best comment to go towards your blogging needs for the year. Hopefully the result will be a comments section filled with incredible knowledge and ideas on how to start and succeed with a blog in 2017.

Let’s do it!

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Analysis: What Links Appear in the Web’s Best Navigation Bars?

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One of the first things you do upon starting a new blog is create a navigation bar or menu. But what links should go in there? And, more importantly, do some links outperform others?

I have spent a bit of time playing around with this myself and have been quite surprised at what works and what doesn’t.

It is interesting to note that the “traditional” five links that almost everyone includes up the top actually aren’t always best.

Let’s have a look at what some websites are doing with their navigation bars and what lessons we can take away for our own.

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65 Million Articles Are Published Each Month – Can Yours Stand Out?

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Actually, it’s a lot more than 65 million articles – that’s just the number published on the WordPress platform! There are a lot of blogs out there.

So, in a world where everyone wants to start a blog and everyone else is publishing their opinions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, how do we make ours stand out? Is it even possible?

In today’s post I’m going to look at a few strategies I’ve used over the years to help my blogs and online businesses get noticed and stand out from the crowd. I hope it helps a few people out there who are trying to make a bit of extra income for their families, or create happier careers.

Let’s go.

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Podcasting Guide: How to Add a Killer Podcast to Your Blog

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So, you want to learn how to add a podcast to your blog? Here’s a 3,000-word guide that might help with that.

Podcasting is now serious business and, for many bloggers, the traffic from search engines like iTunes is catching up to the likes of Google. Supplementing your regular written content with an audio podcast show can be a very smart idea.

The problem is that setting up a podcast is a confusing process and can take a really long time if you’re new to this type of thing.

In this post I’ll go through all the steps you need to set up a podcast from your blog as quickly as possible. Hopefully this will save some people some time and frustration.

Let’s take a look!

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101 Blogging Tips to Keep You Moving Forward

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When you first start a blog it all seems simple. The deeper you go, however, the more complicated it becomes. Bloggers have to know about design, content creation, SEO, servers, security and so much more.

Sometimes it can all feel pretty overwhelming.

Today’s post is an enormous list of actionable tips that you can bookmark and refer back to when you’re having one of those days where you’re just not sure what to do next.

I’ve tried to break them up into rough categories but there will be some overlap so make sure you have a read of the sections that you think might not interest you.

Let’s go!

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How to Start a Food Blog and Change the World

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Want to learn how to start a food blog? I might be able to help with that.

You see, every now and then a new niche comes along and absolutely dominates the internet. Each one is slightly different, but over time you start to notice the common strategies and ideas that work for each one equally.

At the moment food blogging is massive.

That means there is an enormous opportunity to be successful but, in actual fact, it’s also an incredible chance to change the world for the better.

This is a big one so get a cuppa and warm up your scrolling finger!

NOTE: This post contains a few affiliate links. If you purchase something by clicking through to one of my partners I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. In fact, it usually saves you money! Thanks for the support.

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