The post 4 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog in the New Year appeared first on ProBlogger. At a recent Christmas party a friend asked me a series of rapid-fire questions about blogging. “Do you think I should start a blog this year? Or have I missed the boat with blogging? If blogging is… Continue Reading 4 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog in the New Year
“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity.” – James Clear James Clear is the New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits, which has sold over… Continue Reading James Clear: The Habits that Led to 500k Email Subs and 1 Million Books Sold (FS359)
It’s that time of the year again. This year my primary goals are less focused on my own immediate needs. They’re about the environment and the open web instead. The year 2020 brings us into in many ways a defining decade in our climate, clean air and clean water challenge. I plan to continue making… Continue Reading 20 personal goals for 2020 and beyond
The post Should You Blog Anonymously or Use Your Real Name? appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 122 of the ProBlogger podcast. One of the decisions you face when starting a blog is whether or not to use your real name. It can be a tricky decision, because there are pros and… Continue Reading Should You Blog Anonymously or Use Your Real Name?
Disqus is a popular commenting system installed on millions of websites with 2 billion monthly unique visitors and 17 billion page views combined. Disqus enhances the native commenting by introducing things such as social login, voting and reactions. Disqus WordPress plugin alone is currently running on more than 100,000 sites. What most site owners don’t… Continue Reading Why you should remove Disqus from your site
Sometimes we work incredibly hard, but don’t see much progress toward our goals. When this happens, what should we do? How do we know if what we’re working on will eventually lead somewhere, or if we should change course? In this special “office hours” Q&A episode, we cover this and much more! Listen to the… Continue Reading Working Hard but Not Making Any Progress? (FS358)
Passwords and login security seem to be in shambles. Many companies and many consumers use poor security practices. The most commonly used password is “password” and the second most popular one is “123456”. And how do we know this? It’s because all the passwords exposed in data breaches are accessible for anyone to see. We… Continue Reading How I deal with passwords and login security in the world of data breaches
The post How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers appeared first on ProBlogger. How do you deal with criticism? When you put yourself out there as a blogger, the feedback you get isn’t always as constructive as you’d like. It can even verge on being an aggressive or personal attack. While I’ve only… Continue Reading How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers
The post Are Blog Comments Still Worthwhile … Or Are They a Waste of Time? appeared first on ProBlogger. A decade ago, new bloggers were often advised to leave comments on other blogs to start building traffic to their own blog. But is it still worth doing? For years, there’s been a lot of debate… Continue Reading Are Blog Comments Still Worthwhile … Or Are They a Waste of Time?
“To change behavior, products must ensure the user feels in control. People must want to use the service, not feel they have to.” ― Nir Eyal Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In today’s episode, Nir shares how… Continue Reading How to Hook Your Customers but Keep Yourself from Getting Hooked (with Nir Eyal) FS357
There’s a popular thread on Hacker News with lots of people complaining about how Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is ruining their mobile web experience. This week I also got two AMP links sent to me via Telegram and to see those Google URLs replacing unique domain names made me a bit sad on behalf… Continue Reading How to fight back against Google AMP as a web user and a web developer
When Thomas Frank started blogging from his dorm room, he had no idea he would become one of YouTube’s biggest creators. In this conversation, Thomas shares how he got started, how he produces his channel, and what he’s done to grow his YouTube channel of productivity tips to 1.6 million subscribers and 91 million views.… Continue Reading How Thomas Frank grew his YouTube channel to 1.6 million subscribers and 91 million views (FS356)
The post How to Rekindle Your Blogging Enthusiasm appeared first on ProBlogger. Have you hit a slump in your blogging? Perhaps you haven’t posted anything in weeks or even months because your enthusiasm for the topic has gone and you’re finding it hard to be consistent. Or maybe you have been posting regularly, but are now… Continue Reading How to Rekindle Your Blogging Enthusiasm
Firefox is my favorite browser. It’s my default on desktop and on mobile. And the Android version just got much better. Mozilla did a complete rewrite and has created a new generation of Firefox for mobile that’s much more consistent with the desktop experience. This post is a closer look at Firefox Preview which when… Continue Reading A look at Firefox Preview, probably the best browser in the Android world
The post Black Friday Blogging Deals – Believe the Hype! appeared first on ProBlogger. We always caution ProBlogger readers not to buy something unless you need it, no matter the deal. BUT…. Right now is a great time to minimize the costs of your blogging by taking advantage of the incredible bargains available on the… Continue Reading Black Friday Blogging Deals – Believe the Hype!