About Alice Elliott

If you are a beginner blogger who is looking for someone to "explain things really simply" about blogs and WordPress, then go ask Alice Elliott! Her award winning blog Fairy Blog Mother explains blogging using ordinary, everyday words. Why not take part in her 90 Days Challenge to Commenting Mastery to get more readers and traffic!

Author Alice Elliott

10 reasons why having a niche is important for your blog

To avoid the risk of blogging abstractly and without a purpose, the best thing you could do is to find yourself a niche. Niches aren’t just a nice thing to have, they’re imperative if you want to be more than just a ‘blogger’. They give you a direction, a raison d’être, an objective to work […]

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How to make your blog more attractive to your ideal reader

Have you really considered how to modify your blog to suit your ideal reader? It’s very easy get stuck into your writing and forget who you are supposed to be writing for. Especially if you write for yourself as therapy or to get things off your chest.  However, it is important to rise to the surface now […]

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5 tasks you can do to summer cleanse your blog

Ah, the summer holidays. Endless days of lazing in the sun, playing with your kids, enjoying the release from the daily grind that wears you down during the rest of the year. However, this is not a time to neglect your blog. Far from it! There are plenty of things you can do while you […]

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How to confidently explain your blog to others

It’s that time of year again! It won’t be long now before we see each other again at BritMumsLive! How wonderful it will be to catch up with old friends to find out how they are and what they have been doing. But there will also be some new faces who will want to find […]

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How to NOT comment like a troll

Disagreeable comments coming from a troll and other revolting creatures that lurk in the blogosphere is one of the main causes why people turn off their commenting facilities on the blogs.  However, not only is it important to recognise a troll (and not just someone with a bit of a gripe against you), but to understand […]

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How to increase your blogging priority to a higher level

There will be plenty of times when your life becomes so hectic your blogging priority takes a back seat.  And while you cope with that crisis, and eventually overcome it, you’ll have found your blogging has been neglected. Even though my children have flown the nest, I still have moments of overwhelm. (How to cope […]

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How to get your blogging mojo back

There is nothing more demoralising than staring at a blank screen knowing you haven’t written a post for ages. There is that horrid nagging voice inside your head telling you to get a move on, and why aren’t you writing yet? Losing your blogging mojo may seem disastrous at the time, especially if you are […]

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How to use your time effectively to make it easier to blog

As mothers we are always chasing our tails when it comes to finding time to blog.  Tell me about it. Even the most organised super-mum in the world will experience a crisis that eats into her blogging time.  So if we are to avoid the horrible spectre of the neglected or forgotten blog, looming over us threatening […]

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How to plan your blogging activities for next year

The end of the year is nigh! What have you accomplished during 2015? Were you successful? Did you learn a lot? Did you get everything done? However, now’s the time to start thinking about whether you should plan your blogging activities ready for 2016, and how you are going to go about it.  And it’s always a good […]

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How to write on the web without a blog

Blogging started off technical back in the dark ages, than it got easier and simpler. Now it seems it to be reverting back to being technical again.  And this is not helping beginner bloggers who don’t have the necessary skills (or even inclination) to do something about it. In fact, it is probably stopping a […]

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How your blog can give a great first impression to new readers

Did you know you’ve only got about 3 seconds for your blog to make a great first impression to a new reader?  And some blogging gurus will say you’ve even got less than that! There are other factors that will make a reader stay, like design, colour, etc, but it is the psychology of thinking like […]

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Revealed: The most approved method for guest blogging

Have you ever read another blog and noticed that they contain guest blogs? And have you looked at the quality of the guest posts and thought “I can do better than that!”? Well, why don’t you? Guest blogging is a great way of expanding the reach of your writing to a much larger audience.  You piggy-back […]

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How seriously should you treat your blog stats?

Oooh, this is dangerous statement! Are you part of the vanguard that probably check their blog stats every five minutes? Or are you placed at the other end of the scale because you don’t even know where to look?! Or would you much rather place yourself somewhere in between? But before I give you a very […]

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How LinkedIn can help your business blog

Do you have a business blog? Or do you blog about business? Any respectable business entrepreneur will have a LinkedIn profile. It usually consists of their online CV and other promotional features. But did you know that adding your business blog onto LinkedIn can help boost its ratings and gain you more suitable readers interested in your industry or […]

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How to make your blog’s images look good

We all know that imagery has far more impact on your readers than words. Even if what you write is the most wonderful stuff imaginable, it can only be enhanced if your blog’s images look good. And since some people have mentioned that pictures can say a 1000 words, how they are presented and appear […]

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5 actions to help give those blog hackers short shrift

We all know about hackers. They are a bane of a blogger’s life. A long time ago, a hacker managed to get into one of my blogs and completely destroy it. It was horrible. There was nothing I could do except scrap everything and start again. So security of your blog is paramount if you don’t […]

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If your blog isn’t mobile-friendly, watch out!

Can you read your blog properly on your smartphone? What do you see when you look at it? Do your posts show as linked headlines, or is the whole blog squeezed into the tiny space your screen offers? If it’s the former, your blog is using a mobile-friendly theme. If it’s the latter, you’re going to […]

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3 simple SEO tricks you can use right now

SEO (search engine optimisation) is a complicated subject, but there are some small things you could be doing in your blog posts that could make a difference to how the search engines view and then index you. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. They may even be obvious if you’re […]

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