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Blogging Tips – How to avoid spamming your blog followers

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I send many emails to the spam folder on a daily basis. Many of the emails I get are unsolicited. I have never heard of the brands before, so it is annoying when I get an email from them. Which is why I can relate when people complain about being spammed by bloggers.

As a blogger, you would likely have tons of valuable information you are excited to share with your readers, but you have to be careful or you would end up spamming your readers. You have to know how to know the difference between updating your blog and communicating with your blog subscribers on a regular basis and spamming them with unnecessary information.

 

Blogging Tips – How to avoid spamming your blog followers

So how do you avoid spamming your blog followers? The guys at Campaign Monitor shared this infographic and I think it is a great resource. There are many useful tips here on how to avoid spamming your followers but I am going to focus on the main points.

 

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Send Only Quality Content

I think sending only quality content is the main way to avoid spamming your blog followers because they every content would be useful. The way to get around this is to rethink every content you want to share to be sure it would be well received by your followers. That way you would only share quality content.

 

Send More Personalised Emails

Personalised emails are more likely to be opened and read than the emails that are not. So ensure the content you are sending out to subscribers are personalised as much as possible, especially the newsletters.

 

Allow Subscribers to Opt Out

The last thing you want is to make it difficult for your blog subscribers to opt out. That is the fastest way for your email to land in the spam folder. Make the opt out option clear so subscribers know what to do if they no longer want to hear from you.

 

What do you think of these blogging tips? Do you have any tips on how to avoid spamming your blog followers?

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How I am making the most of my Pinterest page

Pinterest has been around for many years. I have had an account on there for as long as I can remember but it is only until recently, that I have started paying more attention to my pins. Before I go on, I must confess, Pinterest was one of those social media platforms that confused the hell out of me. I never really understood it or what to do with it, but I have learnt a lot over the years, and still learning. Like every other social media platform, Pinterest is always evolving, and I am slowly starting to understand it all.

 

 

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I am slowly growing my Pinterest following, with the number currently just under 500. That number doubled in the last few weeks, so I know the extra attention I am giving my boards is working. But I am more impressed with my monthly views currently at 208,800 and my monthly engaged number at 15,900. I have also noticed a spike in the number of my blog views from Pinterest, and I want to see those numbers increase some more in the next few weeks. Every extra blog traffic is good, and Pinterest is now my number 1 social media referral for Fashion and Style Police.

 

How I am making the most of my Pinterest page

Many bloggers have written so many articles on how to grow your Pinterest page, and I am sure you would have read a few of them already. Blogger – Forever Amber is a lover of Pinterest, and has raved about it many times. I know I have read loads and I never really understood the tips and how they worked. So I pretty much gave up on Pinterest. If you ask me what my tip is for making the most of my Pinterest page, the truth is I have none. But I always made sure I pinned every new post on the relevant boards.

I also took some time every week to go through my feed to pin images I liked on my boards. I also pinned images with posts I wanted to read at a later date. So I guess my strategy is consistency. Doing the same thing over and over again. I am happy to see my hardworking is finally paying off on Pinterest, and I am now determined to put in extra time to grow my Pinterest following and increase my engagement and viewers.

 

The power of social media

Social media is so very important. Any serious business owner knows the importance of having a strong social media presence. You would be living in a hole if you don’t know the power of social media. One of my many goals this 2019 is to grow my social media following. Now that I have seen the power of Pinterest, I now know why most of the American bloggers I know rave about it.

 

What are your thoughts on Pinterest? Do you have any tried and tested tip to share? Do sound off in the comments section below.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

3 Types of Feedback You Should Ignore as a Blogger

Blogging is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I started blogging over 6 years ago and it has now become more than just a hobby. When I started blogging in 2012, I never thought blogging would ever become my main source of income, but it has become just that, and I am forever grateful. Being able to work from home and be my own boss is a dream come true. I am able to work by myself from home to a schedule that works for me and my family. Every day is different and there is no dull moment in my working life now. My working life and personal life now complement each other beautifully and it makes me feel so fulfilled.

 

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run by Sherry Welling and Rob Welling

 

I have been busy reading a book  – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You, on my Kindle. This book is great for any business owner. I have learnt so much from it already and I recommend it to anyone who is dealing with the many stresses of running a business or working for yourself.

This is a book you need to it. Sherry Welling and Rob Welling did a great job with this book. They explain how running a business can ruin your health, finances and even relationships. This book explains how to make sure you run your business without it running you. One of the best parts of this book for me was when Sherry explained how to handle negative feedback from others regarding your business. She mentioned how business owners should always consider the source when it comes to negative feedback. And she is so right. 

 

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3 Types of Feedback You Should Ignore as a Blogger

Our job as a blogger is to write. We share our experiences and views on our blogs and social media platforms. This exposes us to critics. Everyone has an opinion and many are not shy to express it. Many of these feedbacks are positive and many can be very negative as well. To be a happy blogger, we need to know the types of feedback to ignore and the types to take on board.

Here are 5 types of feedback you should ignore as a blogger.

 

Ignore Personal Attacks

Unfortunately people love to hate, especially on successful people or people who appear more successful than them. You need to recognise a troll and ignore personal attacks. The internet exposes to everyone who has an online connection, so we need to have a thick skin if you intend to blog. You should not respond to any personal attack on your person or your blog.

The mute/block button was created for a reason. You should not be afraid to use it. Just because the trolls come for you does not mean you have to entertain them. Delete that rude comment, block that rude person and keeping doing what you are doing.

 

Ignore negative feedbacks on things that work

If you get negative feedbacks on things that work for you and your blog, you should ignore it. If someone complains about the fact that you started off as a beauty blogger, but you now cover fashion and lifestyle because it works well with your blog, you should ignore that feedback. Not every feedback is good feedback. The person may or may-not be coming from a good place, but you know your blog/business more than anyone else. So you evolving from a beauty blog to a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, would have been the best decision for you.

You don’t need to keep explaining why you do what you do and you should not change what works best for you. If that person does not like your new varied content, they can skip the blog posts that have no interest in, or skip your blog altogether.

 

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Ignore Vague Feedback

I always ignore vague feedback. If you are going to give me feedback, it has to be constructive and detailed. A vague feedback like “Make it different!”, means you don’t really know what you are talking about. And if you have no clue what I do, you shouldn’t be giving me feedback especially when I didn’t ask you for it.

 

What types of feedback do you ignore?

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