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Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers reading today.
It’s Sunday and I have three shares from what I read during the week.
As usual, these shares come from a number of sources as I read a lot of different blogs and email newsletters as well as stay connected on social media sites like Twitter.
In today’s edition of Sunday Shares, I share some tips on being productive, personalizing your blog and finding new content ideas for your website. Let’s get to them.
Working from home has a lot of benefits. You have more time for yourself and you can use that time however you want as long as you get stuff done.
However, it can also be a curse. For me, procrastination, getting distracted by hobbies that I’m passionate about and dealing with family are some of the things that wreak havoc on my productivity.
This post from Shopify has some really good suggestions that should help anyone in a similar position.
I especially liked the suggestions about getting a room divider for your work space if there’s other things going on in the same room ie. like if you work from your living room or share a room with someone.
Another thing I’m glad they mentioned was the fact that it was OK to watch TV for a few hours. I do this all the time but not without feeling guilty. Obviously, you need to know when to stop working and enjoy your life.
Darren Rowse’s blog at Problogger.com has always been an inspiration to me ever since I first encountered it more than 10 years ago.
There are all types of great posts on there that you can take action on and improve your blog or website. This post I’m sharing is one of them.
Personalizing your blog can make your blog stand out and be more memorable to readers. Rowse gives examples of 10 bloggers and how they’ve personalized their blog to make it standout.
I might have to try them all, except #3 (I refuse to swear on this website).
Finally, this is probably the best post I’ve read all week.
Everyone runs out of post ideas at some point. This post will make sure that you don’t.
It was my first time reading this blog at Advanced Web Ranking and the post by Griffin Roer was a breath of fresh air mentioning 9 techniques for getting new content ideas, most of which I hadn’t heard of as yet.
I recently came across AnswerThePublic.com and have been using it to generate ideas. Although I use Google Autocomplete, Roer suggests a different way to using it that I haven’t been hip to. The other seven suggestions are completely new to me and I’ll be busy the next couple of days filling in my content calendar.
I hope you enjoyed these articles. I learned a lot from these and hope to implement a lot of what was mentioned in all three. Whether you read one or you read them all, I know that you’ve learn something that will make you a better marketer.
I’ll have three more shares for you next Sunday and if you want to discuss or comment about these topics then I’d like to hear about it below.