New? Start Here RSS Twitter

Tag: Blogging

All post tagged with Blogging. Or view the tag list here.

Starting A Blog

Most people at some time or other consider making a blog. Either they have a topic they are passionate about, want to make money, or need to promote a business, service or themselves. It is actually an easy question to answer. Just check these basic criteria against your topic or blog idea. Trust me, it is better to think about this now and not two years and thousands of hours or work down the road, when you have nothing to show for it.

Read More »

Competing in a Crowded Niche

Crowded niches can be extremely difficult to get started in but also happen to be the most interesting and most lucrative. Whether you have a passion and want to write about it, have a business in a crowded niche you need to promote, or simply want to make money, it takes lots of time and persistence but it can be done.

Read More »

Web Design Blogs to Read in 2012

I am always on the lookout for good new blogs or those with great content that I haven't seen before. In the web design field it seems like a handful of the larger blogs can drown out the voice of the little guys who many time have better things to say. So here are some of the smaller blogs that have great content that you should follow.

Read More »

Why Every Designer Should Blog

Blogging can be tedious but is so important for designers. We are in the communication business and there is no better way to develop your communication skills and develop your expertise. If you are not blogging in some capacity, maybe this will get you started.

Read More »

Writing Intriguing Headings And When To Use Them

I've been spending all kinds of time both writing posts and reading other people's blogs. I've found that headings can make or break a good blog post. The title brings the reader in but it isn't until after reading the first couple headings when the reader can decide if the post is worth their time or not. Which is possibly why some bloggers tend not to use heading at all. I'm going to lay out what works in some types of posts, and why the opposite may be true in others.

Read More »

Options vs Simplicity

On Twitter today I noticed a tweet by @tkenny (Tom Kenny), the guy behind Inspect Element. He is redesigning his blog and tweeted these about the use of sidebars, which I didn't agree with but wanted to share:

Read More »

Measuring Blog Post Success

When starting a new blog or trying to improve an existing one, it is often difficult to gage the success of your posts. The most obvious indicator would be traffic, but often even that can be misleading. I've put together some of the ways I measure post success here for you. The best part about these measurements is they work for blogs with smaller amounts of traffic. Not only that but they can be applied to competitors blogs to see how they are doing as well, without seeing their Analytics. Or to gage how your guest post stacked up against other posts on a site.

Read More »

Best Places to Generate New Ideas

Trying to think of a new blog post, a creative design or a new business idea? The best thing to do is dedicate a part of your day or your week to being creative. It doesn't have to take up any more of your busy day. Some of the best ideas happen in places you wouldn't think about.

Read More »

10 Reasons Why List Posts are Hurting Your Blog

OK, I don’t have 10 reasons, just a couple good ones, and no they aren’t in list form. Every blog has them. They are the quick filler posts that allow you to keep content churned out on a daily basis. But what is good for you is not necessarily good for your readers and here is why.

Read More »

Promote a New Blog, Where and How

No matter how amazing your content, within the first month to first couple months of your blogs existence, it will be very hard to get traffic. People do not just randomly stumble upon websites, so you need to find ways to get your work in front of some eyeballs other than your own.

Read More »

Who Came First - The Content or the Design

How to begin a web project is always up for debate. After the initial meetings are done and a price has been agreed upon, it often comes down to the designer to start things off. And designers tend to do what they do best, design. So already the project is starting on a rocky foundation. Why? Because content is king and and any design that is created before the written content cannot be a total success. Yet you cannot start writing content without knowing a few things first. So which is it?

Read More »
12 >
Most Popular:
the most popular posts of the year
Couchable Huh?
what this blog is all about

Couchable is a web design blog created by Tyler Herman. Not really updated anymore because I'm busy doing freelance design work and busy launching my little WordPress theme shop Real Theme Co. You can read a little more about my at my personal site