Reads for the Week – April 23-28

Some interesting reads I found on my RSS reader and Google alerts from April 23-April 28.


33 Ways to Instant Blogging Failure
Nick Thacker’s 33 reasons why some bloggers fail at blogging.

Can you have too many websites?
Many bloggers have been banned by AdSense and lost thousands from their income stream recently. Chris Gunthrie suggests how the ban can be avoided.

Market Your Blog Within The Blogging Community
Jessica Sanders writes on the benefit of collaboration among bloggers and how to participate in the blogging community.

Guest Blogging Secrets and Must-Use Strategies
Zac Johnson’s guide to guest blogging.


Building a Good Link Profile: Measure Twice, Cut Once
Mark Jackson explains what a link profile is and how it should be built.

How to Use Personas to Write Effective SEO Content
Stoney G deGeyter’s article on personas, their uses, and their different types.

Essential SEO Settings for Every New WordPress Blog
Karol K’s basic SEO for WordPress bloggers.

The Rise of Negative SEO
In light of Google’s Webspam update, Joseph Foley describes how negative SEO obliterated an SEO celebrity’s site rankings.

Freelance Writing

An Open Letter From a Frustrated Outsourced Link Building Author
This is more of an article on proper link building, but I put it under freelance writing because TrendingSideways expressed in his own words my frustration with how clueless some clients can be about what they want from their writers.

How to Know If You’re a Pro Writer
As Carol Tice said in this article, “There’s no arriving in writing. Comparing yourself to other writers is not a productive activity.”

The Shocking Truth About Launching a Writing Career
Jeff Goins quotes Steven Pressfield: “You are when you say you are.”

Social Media

How to download your data from Google and Facebook
Every once in a while, we need to know what Google and Facebook have on us. James Ball shows exactly how to find out what information Google and Facebook hold over our heads.


HOJO to Don Draper: Sorry About the Pool, Your Next Stay Is On Us
Last Sunday’s episode of Mad Men had the Drapers facing a few inconveniences at a Howard Johnson hotel. The real Howard Johnson chain was game about it and showed how cool they are with this PR.

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Anna Sibal-Gonzaga is a freelance writer based in the Philippines. She likes reading books and watching movies and TV shows in the sci-fi, fantasy and historical genres. She is also a casual gamer and an all-around nerd.

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  1. Brian D. Hawkins

    Great list of reads Anna, thank you for including Hot Blog Tips. 🙂
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    1. annasibal.com/about-anna

      Thanks, Brian. I enjoy reading your blog.
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