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...

Seven Ways to Start a Blog Post … and Seven Ways to Finish It

Where do you get typically get stuck when you’re writing a blog post? For a lot of bloggers, the first few lines of the post – and the last few – are really tough. You might have a perfectly good plan for what’s going to come later, but you just don’t know how to...

Five Easy Ways to Write in a More Conversational Style

If you’re a blogger, you’ve probably been told at some point that you should “write in a conversational style.” You may be wondering what exactly this means, and whether it’s even something you’d want to do. Real life conversations, after all, have a lot...

Three Different Ways to Name Your Blog or Website [Pros and Cons]

If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog – or a website of any sort – you’ll have run up against a major decision point. It needs a name. Choosing what to call your blog tends to be wrapped up in a whole host of other problems – like knowing what topics you...

Should Your Blog Have a Narrow or Broad Topic?

Back when I got into blogging, in 2007-08, new bloggers were often told to choose a “niche”. If you wanted to be successful – so the thinking went – you needed to have a very specific topic, to differentiate yourself from all the other blogs out there. A full decade...