11 responses

  1. Toniworld
    March 9, 2014

    Thank you for terrific blog insights! will incorporate your marketing tools and writing enhancement ideas. please keep them coming!

  2. Nancy
    May 4, 2013

    Blog mistakes that also make you look dumb – not doing the recommended spell check (#28) to catch the mistake in #2. Sorry.

  3. Katie
    April 1, 2013

    As a relatively new blogger, this information is really helpful. I am always looking to engage my audience. I post questions at the end of every post to (hopefully) initiate responses. I do not have enough of a following yet that people comment. What do you recommend to get people talking?

  4. Janey Smith
    January 24, 2012

    Thanks for the info, really good tips! time for us to follow them:)

  5. Fawn
    January 10, 2012

    Thank you for your concise and easy to read tips. The suggested fixes are short and simple. As a new blogger I appreciate the basics.

  6. Attila The Solopreneur Mentor
    January 10, 2012

    Hi Heidi,

    It is a great compilation, thank you for that, I will include it in my beginners resource page for sure. However I would add a section about SEO. Designers often forgot about it and I believe that SEO is still an important factor. Proper permalink usage part of it, but there is much more than that. Everyone should have a theme/skin/platform which flawlessly allow filling of meta tags , , as part of the publication process.

    Attila
    @TheSolopreneurM

  7. Lorna
    January 10, 2012

    this is a really useful and comprehensive list, just found your blog on a recommendation and liking you on Facebook too.

    Many thanks, Lorna

  8. Natalie
    January 9, 2012

    Great post! Blogging can be such a great tool if used effectively.

    Even if your blog is loaded with great writing and look amazing, it will all be for nothing if people can’t find it. Backlinking and using SEO rich keywords are sooo important.

    You might the recent post we made about top SEO blogging tips:
    http://junhax.com/2012/01/33-blogging-mistakes-you-can-avoid-right-now/#comment-3721

  9. Hugh Sutherland
    January 9, 2012

    Great topic and so very timely for me. I am just in the process of developing my site and lo and behold I find your article, how fortunate is that. I will use the advice you provided in order to develop a website that will be free of hassles and appealing to my audience. Thanks for the great tips! I am also book marking your blog because I think it will be a very valuable source of information for me.

  10. John Cunningham
    January 8, 2012

    Nice blog here Heidi. Having a clean blog is not as easily achieved as we’d think. These are ideas that I will remember as I work on my own blog; thanks for the tips!

  11. Susan Silver
    January 8, 2012

    This is a great topic. I talk about design sometimes on my personal blog as it relates to SEO. The way you present content can make a difference. Most people can employ simple tweaks like increasing white space or font size.

    The great thing about the internet is that their are so many resources for education. If you are on a budget check out the tutorials you can find. A little bit of CSS knowledge can help customize your blog without having to mess with the underlying structure.

    The CSS Zen Garden is a great resource.

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