Brighter Blogging is On Hiatus

Due to a lot of other projects, I’m (rather reluctantly!) putting Brighter Blogging on hiatus until Jan/Feb 2020. I don’t want to rush posts out to you — I want you to get the best of my writing and thinking. I’ll be back in the new year: make...

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

Do you ever struggle to come up with ideas for your blog? 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, then weeks, with no new posts … before they...

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...

Brighter Blogging Roundup: Friday 23rd August

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: Why Most of Us Get Blogging Wrong, Henneke, Enchanting Marketing This fantastic, in-depth post from the always-wise...