Akismet – Friend Or Foe?


I’m in Akismet jail. I’m not sure when it started but I find myself unable to comment on any blogs that have it installed. Or at least, they’re dropping straight into the spam folder. I noticed this first a few weeks ago when I tried to leave a comment on one of David Risley’s posts at the Blog Marketing Academy. After submitting my comment the screen returned to the post […]


Blogging Communities: Are They Worth A Look?

Blogging Communities

When it comes to promoting your blog posts, there’s a myriad of roads you could travel down – sharing on social media, commenting on blogs, repurposing content, influencer outreach to name but a few. On and off, I’ve also been tinkering with sharing stuff on blogging communities too. Have you tried doing that before? I’m talking about sites like Blog Engage, BizSugar and Blokube. I’m not convinced of their effectiveness but […]


CoSchedule Review: The Perfect Social Media Editorial Calendar?

CoSchedule Review

I’ve been using an editorial calendar for as long as I can remember. First using a spreadsheet then using a free plugin but now I’ve found an editorial calendar that integrates perfectly with social media. It’s called CoSchedule (aff link) and it’s a lightweight premium WordPress plugin. I remember reading about CoSchedule when it was in beta and thinking it would be ideal for me but that it may prove to […]


I Changed Direction On Blog Comments… Hello Disqus!

Disqus Comments

I remember asking around this time last year “Does Getting Blog Comments Matter?” and I came to the conclusion they mattered for creating and maintaining a sense of community on your blog. Getting blog comments also offers a certain level of social proof, or at least from a visitors point of view as they will be more likely to perceive the site to be a successful one. Over an extended period of […]


Building An Opt-In Landing Page Without Breaking The Bank

Landing Page

When it comes to building landing pages, I’ve looked at a couple of solutions now. I nearly broke the bank trying out LeadPages. It’s just too expensive at this stage. I thought about buying OptimizePress but that’s maybe something for the future. Sure, you need to invest in these sorts of things to progress but there’s no point in bankrupting yourself in the process, right? So, I started thinking about what […]


Sponsored Post: Make Money Blogging With Teliad


When it comes to making money online, it’s always wise to diversify your efforts and not rely on one single source of income. If you’re a blogger, one way to do that is to write sponsored posts like this one I’ve done for teliad. I recently signed up to their Link Building and Blog Marketing service and I must say, I’m very impressed with their platform and customer support. The site looks and feels professional compared […]