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Read my top blogging tips, see my blog journey so far, and get inspiration for your own blog posts. Ideas, organisation, promotion, WordPress, and how-tos are all covered here.

9 things to do when you don’t feel like blogging

9 things to do when you don't feel like blogging

It’s been a while since I blogged. Life has been pretty shitty, for reasons I’m not going into just yet. What I will say is that one bad thing never happens on its own. There are at least three bad things that happen to me at any one time, and they are always massive life changing things, not like accidentally leaving the freezer door open.1

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  1. Which I also did recently. But I digress.

How to improve your WordPress blog’s bounce rate

Reduce your bounce rate

It’s not just you.

Blogs typically have a really high bounce rate. Most visitors will click a link from search engines or social media, read the post it takes them to, and then disappear off. When I was looking at my bounce rate recently, I noticed that some days it was as high as 90% (what?!).

Here are some things I did that really helped to bring that number down…and keep it down.

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How to re-share old content effectively using WordPress

How to autoshare old content with WordPress

Time and again I see people doing the same things when automatically sharing their old content: automatically sharing everything, sharing posts in the same way they did the first time, sharing posts in the same places. It’s really easy to be more selective and change your approach slightly so that you get more interest in your automatic re-sharing with very little extra effort. Here’s how.

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125+ of the best free stock photo resources for bloggers

120+ of the best free stock photo resources for bloggers

Anyone else remember the days when it was really hard to find free stock photos on the web? The search engines were full of expensive professional stock websites pretending to offer free images (they never actually did, but you didn’t find that out until after signing up). And there were rarely any good photos for bloggers either – definitely no flatlays or desks with flowers.

Happily, all that’s changed now. There are so many great free stock image resources, and more are popping up all the time. In fact, this post started out as “50 free stock photo resources for bloggers”. Then it became 100. Then 125+. You’ll never run out of images again.

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