Second Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Coming Up With Fresh Ideas

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This post is based on episode 84 of the ProBlogger podcast. In last week’s post I talked about the different types of writer’s block I’ve suffered from over the years, such as: having no ideas to write about having too many ideas to write about continually being distracted starting posts, but never finishing them. This week’s post is all about conquering that first one: having no ideas to write about. I’m going to show you how […]


First Step to Beating Writer’s Block: Finding out Why You’re Stuck

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This post is based on episode 83 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week I want to talk about writer’s block. Actually, I’ll be talking about it for the next few weeks. It’s such a common problem for bloggers, and it can really mess up your plans of having a successful blog if you don’t learn how to beat it. Notice that I said “beat it” and not “avoid it” because I’m not sure you can avoid […]


What Can You Blog About When All the Good Ideas Are Already Taken?

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When you’re trying to come up with a great idea for a blog post, does it seem like every topic has already been done to death? You might want to write about your ten favourite WordPress plugins. But a quick Google search shows there are dozens of similar posts. Maybe you want to share your experience of raising children, but you know loads of blogs already covering similar ground. Whatever your idea is, there’s a […]


The Key to Long-Term Traffic and Profit for Your Blog

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This post is based on episode 201 of the ProBlogger podcast. “How do you create content that goes viral?” I remember getting this question from a new blogger. They wanted a post to go viral on their blog, thinking it would suddenly shoot their blog’s traffic and profit into the stratosphere. And who knows? It may have done just that. Unfortunately, without having plenty of content in their archive there’s a good chance those numbers would have […]