Brighter Blogging is Back! (And I’ve Got Lots to Share With You)

A year and a half ago, Brighter Blogging went on hiatus while I was working full-time for Awesome Motive, writing for WPBeginner. Working with AM was a great experience: I had so many lovely colleagues and it was fantastic to get a behind-the-scenes look at how a huge...

Brighter Blogging is On Hiatus

Due to a major new project (I’ll update this post in a few days when I can tell you more about it), I’ve shut down Brighter Blogging for at least the next few months. Once I’m back again, I’ll send out an email: make sure you’re on the...

Brighter Blogging Weekly Roundup: Friday 11th October

Looking for some extra blogging inspiration? Each week, I pick a bunch of my favourite blog posts to share with you. Here’s this week’s: TOP READ: 21+ Best Affiliate Programs for Bloggers in 2019 (to Earn Affiliate Income from Blogging), Ryan Robinson,...

How to Pitch Your Guest Post – Successfully

This is an updated version of a post that originally appeared on my site Aliventures.com. Maybe you’ve crafted a great guest post … and now you’re stuck. What exactly should you write in your email to the blog owner, when you send them your post?...

Brighter Blogging Roundup: Friday 27th September

Looking for some extra blogging inspiration? Each week, I pick a bunch of my favourite blog posts to share with you. Here’s this week’s: TOP READ: 3 Truths to Help You Age Well, Michael Hyatt, MichaelHyatt.com This might seem like a slightly unusual post...

How to Craft a Guest Post That’s (Almost) Certain to Be Accepted

Guest posting is a fantastic way to grow your blog. It gets your work in front of a large audience, it brings you direct traffic (from your guest post bio), and it gives your SEO a handy boost (as your bio will, in almost all cases, include a link back to your blog)....

Brighter Blogging Roundup: Friday 20th September

Looking for some extra blogging inspiration? Each week, I pick a bunch of my favourite blog posts to share with you. Here’s this week’s: TOP READ: 25 Best WordPress Themes for Bloggers (No Code Required) in 2019, Ryan Robinson, RyRob.com Choosing a theme can be one of...

Seven Great Sources of New Ideas for Your Blog

Seven Great Sources of New Ideas for Your Blog Do you ever struggle to come up with new blog post ideas? I think all bloggers do, at some point. Sadly, this is one common reason why blogs get abandoned: the blogger couldn’t think what to write about, and days went by,...

Brighter Blogging Roundup: Friday 13th September

Looking for some extra blogging inspiration? Each week, I pick a bunch of my favourite blog posts to share with you. Here’s this week’s: TOP READ: Gamify Your Productivity: The Ultimate Geek Guide to Getting Stuff Done, Ryan McRae, Productive Flourishing This fun post...

Should You Set Links in Your Blog Posts to Open in a New Tab?

When I wrote about why you should link to other people’s content from your posts, I mentioned that: Some blogs try to avoid losing readers by having all external links (links to sites other than their own) open up in a new tab. I’m not keen on this: it can be...