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What Type of Blog Will You Create? 7 Powerful Tips That Start with “P” Shared by Rosie Horner

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series 7 "P''s for New Blog Ideas

 

If you want a copy of the book I mentioned you can use grab one on Amazon.

7 “P”s For New Blog Ideas -PURPOSE-Blogging Boomer Hooper

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series 7 "P''s for New Blog Ideas

 

Keep your Purpose in mind when you are deciding to blog for the first time or start a new blog.

From Baby Boomer Blog Post to Tips Booklets by Paulette Ensign

Have you ever thought about using your blog post contents for a booklet, a book, and dozens of other formats that can promote your business? That content can actually be sold as new revenue streams for a subject matter expert, starting with a manuscript of 52 how-to tips from your knowledge!

Just think of all the information you know as a Baby Boomer. You’ve gone through many chapters in your life, some directly related to your professional life and a whole lot related to what you’ve learned with your family, friends, other people who have traveled part of the journey with you who had nothing to do with your professional path. and experiences you’ve had in your own personal growth.

You know things that others do not, much in the same way others know things you do not. One of the biggest beliefs that often stop people is thinking “Well, doesn’t everyone know that? After all, it’s common sense.”
Does that sound familiar to you? Here is a simple example to make the point.

Cleaning your home and your clothing may be second nature to you, and something you can do well. Rest assured that is not the case with everyone. They simply never learned. So when you tell a mature Baby Boomer that a stain on a piece of clothing or the inside of a container can be cleaned with white vinegar, they may look at you in amazement. They never knew what you have known from an early age, no matter how knowledgeable or brilliant they are in any of a number of other topics.

So whether you do a tips booklet, use your tips as an outline to creating that book you’ve been saying you’ll write, licensing the how-to tips for all kinds of uses, or any other ways your how-to tips can help you and others, start today by writing the first ten tips. And then the next 10, and get all the way up to 52 tips a few at a time.

You’ll be ready to have them edited and learn about how to use them for marketing and making money!
And yes, we can help.

All the best in your Tips Products journey, and be sure to thank Rosie (as I am!) for helping to let you know about this.

Paulette Ensign
Click here if you are ready to start your Tips Booklet Journey.

7 Blogging Topic Areas That All Start With “P” For Beginner Bloggers or Those Starting a New Blog

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series 7 "P''s for New Blog Ideas

PASSION -strong and barely controllable emotion.

What  are you passionate about? Is it politics, religion, children, a cause? The list goes on and it is sometimes therapeutic to write about it. In addition, sometimes your passion can influence someone else, hopefully positively, after they read your posts.

Please take some time to list your passions. Key the topic areas into google and put the word “blogs” after it to see what others are writing about related to the same passions.

Also, please be sure to post your comments and links to your blogs if you already have one.

3 Cutting-Edge Blog Directories With FREE Submission That Can Help Your Blog Travel in SEO Space

A good way to get your  blog out there in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Space is to use blog directories. Blog directories are websites which will categorize your blogs under many different categories. Usually the best blog directories are human edited, meaning that each submitted blog is reviewed by a person , not a robot, who will decide whether our blog belongs in their directory or not.

Now not only will blog directories help get your blog to people who are interested in the topic you write about but they will also provide strong back links and can help your posts get ranked in search engines. Also, note that many people search blog directories to research blogs that are similar to their blogs.

Did I hear someone ask “Whats a backlink?

A backlink is a link that one blog site gets from another blog site or static website.  Backlinks can make a big impact on a website’s ranking in search engine results. This is why they are considered so important  for improving a blogs SEO ranking. Search engines will use their own methods to calculate rankings using multiple factors to display search results.

One of the many methods that can help your rankings is to submit your  blog and article directories. I am only going to focus on three directories I have recently submitted this blog to. In another post I will talk about article directories and perhaps other blog directories..

I am only listing those sites that I recently submitted to in June of this year and have a easy user-friendly portal. So, check them out for yourself. As I continue with my research I may post about others later after I submit my sites.

Ontoplist

The site is easy to navigate. It does not make you feel like it is a “spammy site”I was quite surprised that the site I listed was indexed so quickly. So I am encouraged to submit more sites.

Blogflux

Blogflux lets you know on the first page that they currently feature 157,056 blogs. So you get excited about adding your blogs to the number. They stress the type of blogs they WILL NOT accept. It is an easy submission process.

Blogarama

Is also stupidly easy to navigate. It has been around for a long time so their is a high level of reliability. Their blog directory tab when clicked does not allow you the opportunity to search the categories. But I they make it easy  to contact them. So I will let them know that this boomer is concerned. I am sure it will be corrected.

I used one of my handy forms from the  Blog Management System to record the name of the directory, user name and password plus the specific blog I submitted.

If you have other favorite blog directories please share.

 

 

Do You Want Help Developing a Tips Booklet?

Did you know you could create a booklet with  your blog posts? This is an amazing step towards writing your book.  It can also promote your business.  Click this link to find out more about creating tips booklets.

 

Baby Boomer Bloggers Wanted As Guest Bloggers on Blogging For Boomers

Let’s face it Baby Boomers Have a LOT to say and share. I invite you to take part in being a guest blogger on this site. I am looking for content on the things you are passionate about. (No porn and other things that might offend others will not post)

Do you have hobbies, expertise, experience, reflections, business ideas, plus?

If yes, please contact me in the comments and let’s make this happen.Be sure to leave a link to one of your sites in the comment.

Do You Want to Start Tweeting Your Blog Posts in 2019? Do You Know How to Blog?

You may already be tweeting but how about tweeting your blog posts? Well before you can tweet your blog posts you have to know how to blog. Are you ready to learn how to blog?

If you know someone or if you want to start a blog learn from a master.
Problogger, Darren Rowse has an awesome course on starting a blog. Another reason to review this class is if you have not been blogging in a while. What a great way to get a refresher because some things may have changed and this can get your current.
So, happy blogging and once you get started you can be a guest blogger right here.
Also, do the work you must do in preparation but do not let perfectionism get in the way of getting your blog started.
Click this link to get more information on how to start a blog in 2019

 

Help, Not Ready for Block Editor How to Change Back to Classic Editor in WordPress 5

I know I need to learn the new block editor on my WordPress blog but just not ready right now. So, I found out how to go back to the classic editor.

Have You Blogged Any Insights About Holiday Sadness?

I want to share some insights from a fellow baby boomer who, hopefully, will soon be blogging. She is one of the co-directors of the Echoes Grief Center in Orange, NJ. She also runs a writing group there to help others deal better with their grief. I predict a lot of bloggers will evolve from this group.

Please feel free to share your insights and links to any articles or blog posts you have written. As baby boomers we have experienced so much death, sadness and

Let Someone Know You are Praying for them

SADNESS AND WINTER HOLIDAYS by Charlene Mason-Reese MSW, LCSW

Gaiety, joy, good wishes appear to dominate the weeks from Thanksgiving until New Year. People want to be happy, families want Thanksgiving meal to be full of good memories, because family members have not seen each other in sometime. Their mouths are already tasting the comforting foods they know will be served; stuffing themselves, telling stories of remember when…..

The watching of the Thanksgiving Macy Day Parade, marking the end of fall and seeing Santa bring in the winter season, along with the holiday cheer. In the United States, Santa brings in remembrances of many holidays, even for those that don’t celebrate Christmas. To name a few Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Felice Navidad, and there are others that author does not wish to discount, but these days bring feelings of joy and grief. For some because the realization of their loss that may occurred yesterday or ten years ago. It brings the challenge of what does one do with those feelings? “I cried it out, right?” There are no more tears to cry. No one wants to hear about my sadness, they are talking about what bargains they are going to pick up Black Friday.

The stress of Black Friday, a holiday all its own and the special meaning it is given, because each night the newscasters tell us how many shopping days there are until Christmas, now that tightens the noose, because that is a reminder of all that has not been done. This does not take the people into the season over the edge, because the joy that is anticipated of watching the children open the hard fought for gifts, the long lines stood on. The looking and waiting for parking spaces, on to have someone else pull in it-remember it is time for good will to all men

There are segments of the population that all of this happiness, the season especially !….makes their world seem even dimmer – that is the people who GRIEVE for what they have lost.

The loss may have been recent or may be one that other people feel they should have gotten a handle on, the death occurred so long ago. It is difficult to be in around people who are openly expressing their happiness and then there is the person who feels as though their heart has broken and the pieces are free floating. As the person who is experiencing these feelings, you also have feelings of guilt. You don’t want to take away the joy others are feeling, but you really can’t understand how the world is continuing as normal, while your universe has shattered. Who can you go to, people may be tired of hearing about your loss, but don’t they know, don’t they see that earth has stopped, it is no longer revolving around the sun.

Family, friends are you aware of the grieving person amongst you? Are you aware that they are sitting at the table – you see them, but they see an empty seat where the deceased used to be, even if it is occupied? Yes, others at the table may also feel the absence of the departed, but grief is unique to each person, it depends on many things. For one, it depends on the relationship of who died: spouse mother, father, child, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or someone who was a confidant.

The person at the table who is suffering the acute grief has burden of not showing the feeling, but putting on a mask and responding, “I’m okay, everything is fine”.

How do all of you get through this “happy season”?

One important way is to remember the person, where appropriate. Talk about the deceased, they are a part of the “remember when stories”. It is important not to act like they never existed or it is a “no no” to bring the name of the individual up in conversation.

Think of the good times, how the individual enriched the lives of those around them, how having him or her in your world for whatever amount of time they were in your life outweighs the sadness that is legitimately felt at this time. The loss and sadness may be so overwhelming right now, but it can get better. If we permit it the deep painful sadness will become more of a shadow, a fog. The memory of the love one keeps the best part of them alive. As long as they are remembered there is a terminal death, because they will always be with us, we will feel the love.