Want More Blog Visitors? Run Your Own Challenge!

When I first started blogging in 2006 I was unable to connect with other bloggers, mostly because I simply did not know how to do that!  It was only by joining a mentoring programme that I was given the tools and advice to create a blogging community around me.  During the first stages of the…

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Creative Action And The Learning Curve

My greatest intention has always been to write the very best works that I can, every time.  It is something I can achieve if I have a plan before I start.  My action starts by writing out the plan.  I have learned that this method works well for me. Usually I write long hand, so…

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I’m Passionate About The PAC Blogging Carnival!

Blogging has become big business on the Internet in a very short time.  One of the things I have become very passionate about is helping people to blog effectively, hence my blog caption ‘Learn To Blog With Mandy Allen’.  In my efforts help others I have created a Blogging Carnival for a group I am…

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Back To Blogging Basics

I’ve had my blog since 2009 and started it off as a self help and motivation blog.  I loved everything about it from the theme and images to the content I was writing.  I had a massive following of readers who engaged with me through the comments section on a regular basis.  Indeed I wrote…

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Blogging For Fun Or Blogging For Fortune?

Okay, so maybe I won’t make my fortune directly from my blog but you never know! When I started down this road with John Thornhill’s Masterclass in 2009 I was clear that it was to learn how to market a self help product via the internet.  Along the way I have learnt a lot more…

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Engaging Professionals

There are a large number of internet professionals and internet companies who can be employed to take on part of your work load for you.  In these times when we are all so very busy it is worth looking into out sourcing some of the more tedious tasks that are involved in maintaining a marketing…

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The First Day Of Spring

The first of March always brings me a spring-like feeling.  I see it as the start of that time of growth and with it comes hope for the future.  New shoots are appearing, the snowdrops already in full bloom, daffodils are ready to burst forth with their eternal colour and brilliance. Spring is a wonderful…

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Love Life

This weekend was a glorious, sunny weekend here in the UK. It seemed that everyone was out, in the parks, on the beaches, anywhere they could catch some rays and enjoy the great weather.  It seems to have been a long winter, with the massive flooding on the coasts here, the devastation the weather and…

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Consider Your Passwords

The one thing I have discovered in my internet experiences is to seriously consider my passwords and never use the same username/password for everything! Many years ago when I was very, very new to the world wide web I used one word as a password for everything.  Very easy to remember.  I mean, why use…

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Does Your Headline Have The WOW Factor?

  Regardless of how well you write, if your readers are not interested in your headline or at least curious, they will not stop to read your blog post. Your headline has to grab scanning eyes and create interest in your post.  If you do that, your readers will want to know what you mean…

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