Here we are once again, time for this week’s Steve Sunday Selections. This week there is a definite theme. I have been thinking a lot on ways to improve my blog. When collecting my list I noticed a preponderance of articles on the subject of blogging. Rather than fight the inevitable I succumbed to it; this week’s selections are all about blogging in one way or another. (Some of them only loosely related, though.)
Sometimes it is the small things I like. John Paul wrote an article simply chock full of great hints on driving traffic to your site. Lots of great ideas but one of the simplest ones I hadn’t really thought of. I will leave it up to you to read the article and see if you can guess which one. Oh, I didn’t mention there was a test at the end?
The Glamorous Annabel wrote a great article this week about the 16 rules of blog writing. There are some really good ones in there. A great read.
This week James had an article about the death and rebirth of reading. One particular line in his article that struck me was a quote from Paul Carr, “By constantly micro-broadcasting everything, we’ve ended up macro-remembering almost nothing.” Good Stuff.
After my rant about the Bad Guest Blogger; and a great guest post about treating Time like Currency by an example of a Good Guest Blogger. I would like to finally lay the Guest Blogging thing to rest with an article by Andrew about what to look for in blogs you want to comment and try to guest post on.
I almost cannot go a week without mentioning an article by Ana. She posts frequently and they are frequently really good. Get your bookmarking finger ready for this one because this is an article you will want to save and check again (and again). She created an absolute killer list of codes you can use on Google to do some quality link building.
Onibalusi is a young guy who shows a ton of experience and wisdom despite his young years. I can tell that without a doubt I had nowhere near the wisdom, knowledge or sheer writing talent when I was 16. Here is an article by Oni about the blogging lessonshe has learned.
Sometimes it gets hard to motivate yourself to get that next post done. Thu talks about ways to Motivate yourself. I might be too “cool” to do a happy dance (at least when you are all looking) but we all get tired and frustrated at times. These little ways Thu gives us to motivate ourselves when we are close to giving up can be priceless.
Find Time and Afford World Travel. I found this great guest post by some cat named Steve, what a wise man this Steve is… To further the discussion on living a traveling lifestyle the wonderful Jennifer discusses about how to live alternative lifestyles of travel in our increasingly mobile age. Guess what, being a successful blogger is one way to lead to this great lifestyle.
If you have never read an article by Mars, you are in for a treat. He is leading a Digital Crusade against the wild conformist hordes. He is an expert on branding and his graphic images are always simply stunning. If you have read my site for a while you will know that finding niches is a topic I love. I even wrote a free finding niches eBook. Well Mars ramped the topic up a little bit by having a great post on how you can dominate an overcrowded niche.
Last, but certainly not least, Wayne did post this week that I personally found immensely helpful on how he achieved blogging success (in 30 days). Now I have work to do! I have to join Bloggerluv and Blog Engage. They are on my “to do” list! As are some of his tips to better utilize Twitter (which I have been trying to do for a few days now, maybe you have seen me). Of course my Procrastination Post tells me not to put it off but sometimes I tell that post to piss off.
You all have been very good on this Sunday. In honor of Labor Day weekend and the impending start of school I will let you go without that test I promised. Have a great time for the remainder of your Labor Day weekend.Take Action. Get Results.