Articles by Alice Elliott

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Alice Elliott
June 12, 2017

Quiz: Find Out Why You’re Getting Fewer Comments On Your Blog

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It’s starting to become obvious that most bloggers are getting fewer comments on their blogs than they did some years ago. For ordinary, mortal bloggers, this can be very demoralising. Some may consider this lack of interaction as a sign that nobody loves them or are reading their posts. In fact to them the blogosphere seems to be completely devoid of readers!


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Alice Elliott
April 18, 2017

How Careful Editing Can Improve The Quality Of Your Writing

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Congratulations, you’ve finished writing your perfect post! This will be especially so if you’ve been following the previous six posts in this series (see the links to the previous articles at the end of this post). However, before you rush in and immediately publish it, there’s still some work to be done. You may be immensely


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Alice Elliott
April 11, 2017

How A Focused Call To Action Leads To Greater Interaction

focused call to action

Plenty of posts are written without any kind of call to action, let alone a focused call to action. Yet when you tell bloggers about this, the realisation makes their eyes widen. They may well have heard about a call to action, but they didn’t think about including one in their post. It’s as simple as making sure your message has been


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Alice Elliott
April 4, 2017

How Suitable Content Contributes Towards A More Readable Post

Suitable content

If you’ve read my previous posts in this series, you would now be experts in capturing and retaining your readers, and why you are writing your posts. However, any post’s main ingredient is what is written at its heart. And this shouldn’t be just a mass of words, it needs to be suitable content! You may succeed in attracting readers to


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Alice Elliott
March 28, 2017

How Having A Positive Purpose Can Influence Your Blog Writing

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Just like in life, if you don’t have any direction when writing in your blog, you’re not going to get anywhere. If you do a bit of research, you’ll find many blogs are without a purpose. This is due to blogging being done merely for pleasure. But if you’re blogging for business, you will need a positive purpose to stop yourself going round


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Alice Elliott
March 21, 2017

How To Use Images Effectively To Attract Readers To Your Post

How to use images effectively

Knowing how to use images effectively can create a visual impact that can help towards gaining readers to your blog. Of course you could use any pretty picture to attempt to stop your readers in their tracks. But there is so much more to consider than just selecting a relevant image and sticking it at the top of your post. It’s definitely worth understanding how


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Alice Elliott
March 14, 2017

How A Blog Post Introduction Can Make Your Readers Stay

Blog Post introduction

It’s all very well writing an awesome headline to successfully capture your reader. You now need to keep them on your blog to get them to read the rest of the post. Believe it or not, you have less than 3 seconds to make a good enough impression to get your readers to stay. Sometimes even less


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Alice Elliott
March 3, 2017

Curatti On Air: How The Power Of Commenting Benefits Bloggers

Curatti On Air: Alice Elliott

If you want to draw the right kind of attention to yourself in the blogosphere, the best way to go about it is to comment on other blogs. That’s why when I participated in this Curatti On Air Interview (see below) I was extremely keen to talk about commenting (as well as other aspects of blogging): In the


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Alice Elliott
February 21, 2017

How An Awesome Headline Can Make a Big Difference to Your Post

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The first thing your reader will probably read will be your post’s headline. But it won’t necessarily be on your blog. This is because the headline’s purpose is to act as a hook to draw your reader into your blog to read your post. And it can be found in a variety of different places. RSS delivers your post’s


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Alice Elliott
October 23, 2016

10 Reasons Your Readers Aren’t Commenting On Your Blog

10 reasons why readers aren't commenting on your blog

It can be extremely soul destroying putting your heart and soul into creating a fantastic post, and your readers aren’t commenting on your blog. In fact you get zero feedback, zilch, nothing, tumbleweed bounces across your screen. You soon start to doubt your prowess as a blogger. And understandably so, if you get so little recognition for


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