8 elements of a successful blog

8 elements of a successful blog

Most of us don’t just create blogs for fun. It’s either we intend to monetise our blogs or use them to drive traffic to our business websites. Either way, the intention is to get as many readers as possible so that you can meet your objectives. Growing your blog traffic is not easy, but there are a few elements that you must have in place if you want to have a successful blog. Here are 8 elements of a successful blog. Easy Site Navigation It would help if you made sure that your readers can navigate your website with ease. Your navigation bar should be clear — the last thing you want is...

5 of my favourite quarantine recipes

5 of my favourite quarantine recipes

Remember how everybody was going on about how you need to learn a new skill during quarantine? So instead of boasting about everything that I have achieved, I chose to focus on things that bring me joy. One of them has been trying out new recipes. Are you ready for a quarantine confession? I'm an unofficial baker! Yikes. I’ve been playing around in the kitchen and it has brought me an insane amount of joy. I’ve never tried out so many new recipes in such a short time, in my life and my family has been joyfully reaping the rewards. So it’s been a win, win situation for everyone. Here are 5...

How to grow your email list

If there’s one thing that I wish I had started doing earlier on in my blogging journey, it would be focusing on growing my email list.  Your email list is essentially the lifeline of your online business. Having an email list is the fastest way to grow your readership and your bottom line. The people who sign up to join your list are your real tribe. Those are the kind of people who will eagerly buy from you when you’re ready to launch your products. More importantly, you should be growing your email list even if you don’t know what products you want to sell in the future. It would...

5 free classes to keep you active

Uncertainty can bring about a lot of anxiety or stress. The last couple of weeks have hit us hard and fast, making it too easy to get caught up in the swirl of things without taking a minute to take care of ourselves. So this week, I want you to take care of your body with a quick home workout. I have been working out in my back yard or lounge, depending on the weather. Working out consistently has helped me to manage my stress during these trying times. I’ve put together a list of 5 free classes to keep you active during and post lockdown. Nike training club The Nike app has over 185...

How to write a blog post

When I started blogging, I would open my laptop and start writing. There was no plan, nor was there any structure. As a result, I would ramble on, which made my posts difficult to read and I didn't manage to get my point across. As a blogger, you’re required to write almost every day. As much as it’s crucial to create content, you need to ensure that people are actually reading your posts — and that requires planning and structure. Today  I will show you how to write a blog post. Step 1: Headline Create your headline. The primary role of the headline is to grab the reader's...

Age-appropriate chores for kids

We’re spending most of our time at home with our families, and I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve done enough housework to last me a lifetime! A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of allocating chores for each child, especially during this time. Giving our children tasks is one way that we can help them learn responsibility and gain essential life skills that will serve them well throughout their lives. Besides, you shouldn’t be doing all the housework by yourself, mama! Here’s a list of age-appropriate chores for kids. As you view this list, remember that every child...

Essential blogging equipment kit

I’ve been blogging for over two years now, and I’ve picked up tech and gear along the way.  Today I’m going to walk you through my essential blogging equipment kit. Camera You cannot blog without beautiful imagery. I use a Canon EOS, which is a good camera for beginners. It’s easy to use, affordable, fairly light in weight, and it has built-in WiFi — which means you can transfer your images from your camera to your laptop via WiFi. Smart Phone I’m an advocate for starting small and building your way up. If you can’t afford to buy a camera, I would recommend that you invest in a...

All I want for Mother’s Day is

The last couple of weeks have helped to put things into perspective for me. This pandemic has made me appreciate life’s simple pleasures. But as “stay-at-home” orders extend, it’s easier to see that things have changed, some irreversibly, and for better and for worse. Mother’s day is coming up! The day is usually celebrated with spa outings, brunch dates or family get-togethers, but this year is going to be a little different. As much as most things have been canceled, we still deserve to celebrate our special day.  All I want for Mother’s Day this year is... Self-care At the...

5 ways to improve your content

Whether you’ve been blogging for some time or you’re a beginner, there is always some room for improvement. Due to COVID-19 we’re all spending most of our time indoors and I can’t think of a better time to polish up on our skills than now. Here are 5 ways to improve your content. Provide value People want to read content that they can relate to. Make sure that you are using your content to provide value. Are you educating, inspiring or entertaining? You want to create content that will ensure that your readers keep coming back. What’s in it for your reader? Track your progress Keep a...

My quarantine confessions

As I write this blog post, we’re officially in week five of the lockdown. I’ve been so incredibly blown away by how all of you are handling these difficult times. You’re in your kitchens cooking up a storm, staying active, being productive and fully immersing yourselves in your new “teacher roles”. I see you, mama, you’re thriving! However, in this blog post, I want to share what I’ve been getting up to when I’m not busy being supermom. Because let's be real, I have good days, bad days and sometimes terrible days and that’s okay! We are in the middle of a crisis, after all. Here are some...

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