Did You Miss Any Of These? January: 2018

A roundup of all the posts published on Hugh’s Views And News during January 2018.

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1. Book Of The Month – Donkey Boy And Other Stories by Mary Smith

Author, writer and blogger Mary Smith stopped by to answer a few of my questions about writing, blogging and her new collection of short stories.

#books #shortstories #authors

2. 13 Free Blogging Tips For Every New Blogger

New to blogging or thinking of starting a blog? Check out my 13 free blogging tips that will help get you started.

3. How To Bake The Perfect Blog Post

What ingredients do you need for that perfect blog post? A fun guest post I wrote for Esmé over at The Recipe Hunter.

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4. What Were The Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts In 2017?

A roundup of my best-performing blog posts in 2017.

5. Thank You, For Helping Me Raise £271 For The Dogs Trust

We did it! You left enough links to your blogs and books and helped me raise £271 for the Dogs Trust, for my Christmas 2017 Charity Appeal.

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6. Last Chance To Get Your Early Bird Tickets For The #BloggersBash

Early bird tickets have now sold out, but you can still get tickets for this year’s Bloggers Bash being held in London on May 19th.

7. 49 Days In 1988: Week 1 – Dinner With Death

Author, writer and blogger Marjorie Mallon joined me aboard my music time machine as we delved into my diary from 1988.

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8. How To Instantly Get More Traffic To Your WordPress Blog

Have you switched on the secret setting on the dashboard of your WordPress blog that will bring you in more traffic? Check out the post, and I’ll reveal the secret.

9. 27 Harsh Facts Every New Blogger Should Know About Blogging

Why do so many people give up blogging within the first year? Check out my list of 27 harsh facts about the world of blogging.

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10. 49 Days In 1988: Week 2 – Packing Away The January Blues

Author, writer and blogger Teagan Ríordáin Genevieve joined me as my second guest aboard my music time machine and helped me delve into my diary from 1988.

11. How To Add Your Gravatar To Your WordPress Blog

Are you invisible to people who visit your Gravatar and potentially missing out on hundreds of new visitors and readers to your blog? Check out the post and ensure you’re not missing all those extra visitors and readers.

12. Looking To Increase Your Social Media Following?

The party is still on. Leave links to up to four of your social media accounts on this post, and increase your social media following.

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13. 49 Days In 1988: Week 3 – Sun, Sea, Sand And…

Author, writer and blogger Vashti Quiroz-Vega joined me as my next guest aboard my music time machine and helped me delve into my diary from 1988.

14. 49 Days In 1988: Week 4 – Too Many Broken Hearts

Author, writer, blogger, and founder of the Carrot Ranch flash fiction community, Charli Mills was my next guest aboard my music time machine and helped me delve into my diary from 1988.

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      1. Thanks Hugh. Yes, admittedly, I’m sooooooo bad with Mailchimp. I had someone set that up years ago so my posts would go out weekly. Other than that, I don’t do much with it (my bad) but I should experiment a bit more now that Sacha has enlightened me with some of her findings with Mailchimp. And a weekly roundup is a good thing for many bloggers to recap a week for those readers who missed them so they can scan through the list and catch what resonates and would like to catch up. ❤

        1. I agree, Debby. A weekly roundup is great, but I’m going to stick with a monthly roundup for now so as not to bombard my readers with yet another post. 🤣 I seem to be a bit trigger happy with the ‘publish’ button at the moment. 😀

  1. HI Hugh, I’ve spent a good deal of time this morning, looking through your back posts and adding items to my “Blogging To-Do List.” You may put me squarely in your B group! I’ve learned a lot just in the past hour. And while I was probably a C kinda gal in the past, I’ve added you to my “Blogging Buds” list in my reader (Similar to your A listers, that includes Donna, Janis, Pat, etc.) I’ll be keeping a much closer eye on your blog. Thanks for all your helpful hints! ~ Lynn

    1. Thank you so much for spending time checking out my blog, Lynn. I’m always very pleased when readers tell me that my blogging tips posts have helped. I’ve learned a lot about the world of blogging during the almost four years I have been here, and I enjoy sharing blogging tips with my readers. It’s just one of my ways of saying ‘thank you’ to all of you who support me by coming here and reading and commenting on my posts.
      My best wishes to you. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    1. I picked up this idea from bloggers like sally Cronin and Debby Kaye, Judy. It’s a great idea and certainly helps, especially for those new followers who may have missed some of these posts before they discovered me. 😀

    1. Thank you, Marje. I picked up the idea from other bloggers who do the same thing. Some publish weekly roundups, but I don’t publish enough posts to do that. It’s a great way of allowing readers and followers to catch up on what they may have missed, epically those that are new to the blog.
      Thank you for being my first guest onboard my music time machine. The series has got off to an excellent start.
      Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Thank you. It’s something I’ve learned from other bloggers who do the same thing. Some do weekly roundups. It’s a great way of catching up on posts, especially for new followers who may have only just started following.

        1. It all looks great, Bella. My only suggestions would be to create and add an image to your roundup post which you can use on all your roundup posts (like the one I have done for my roundup posts). I’ve also started putting together my roundup post for February and add my posts as they are published.That way, I’m not having to rush to write the post at the end of the month.

          I don’t know why, but both your pingback and comment ended up in my WordPress spam folder. It sometimes does happen, but I always check my spam folder at least once a day.

        2. I’ve just started using an app called ‘Typcas’ and now use it to create most of the images for my blog. The creators contacted me directly and asked me to try it out. I’ll be writing and publishing a review about it in the coming weeks.

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