Category Archive Over 50’s

Blogging For Beginners

This blogging for beginners post is designed to do just that – help beginner bloggers to start a blog. I have written it in plain and simple English so you won’t be put off by the technical mumbo-jumbo that seems to be rife in the world of blogging right now.

If, like me, you are coming to blogging later in life, I can assure you that once you get up and running it will be the best thing you ever did.

I get to talk to people just like me (and you) every day which is lovely. I also get to share all the stuff I learn with people who are trying to figure things out – like I was trying to do just a short time ago. I love it when I can help someone overcome a hurdle or difficulty, it makes my day worthwhile.

For the quickest start ever for your blogging career, download my Ultimate Starter Kit for bloggers. It is an hour long video that walks you through the whole process in step by step format so you can just follow along and stop and start the video as you need to.

For those of you who would prefer to know a little more about blogging before you actually get your feet wet, read on…

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How To Use SEO In Your Blog

In this post I’m going to talk to you about how to use SEO in your blog effectively so that it gets ranked by google and found by your audience.

If you haven’t started your blog yet and are looking for a little helping hand, download my free Ultimate Starter Kit for Brand New Bloggers. It includes a full hour long video guide to show you the exact steps you need to take to get you up and running.

Or if you’re already off and running with your blog and have a little idea of SEO but just don’t know how to use it properly, you can get my Lazy Gals Guide to SEO here that will talk you through exactly what it is and how to use it effectively to get your blog ranked by google.

For those who want to find out what SEO is, why it’s important and why you need to use it, read on…

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From Chaos You Can Get Clarity

This post is going to show you that sometimes, from chaos you can get clarity. Real clarity. Something that smacks you in the face and makes you sit up and take notice.

I think I always knew this, but recently things have happened to demonstrate just how impactful this can be.

I’m having a new kitchen fitted at the moment and I totally underestimated how much chaos it was going to bring to my home and my life.

I have been without a kitchen sink and dishwasher for over 2 weeks now which means I have had to resort to washing up in the bath. I know, what a hardship right. Yes I get it but kneeling on the hard tiled floor trying to wash my dishes in the tub is no fun I can tell you.

Oh, and as well as no sink, the fridge has had to be moved to the garden-room. We stuck the microwave on top of it so that, in essence, is my kitchen. A fridge with a microwave on top and a little table to the side of it with some cutlery on it.

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How To Avoid Being Added To Email Lists

Are you wondering how to avoid being added to email lists? It’s a nuisance isn’t it? We click on something online and the next thing we know is we are being bombarded with emails from someone we don’t know.

To be honest, most of us end up on email lists because we have requested something online – a freebie or a trial offer or a discount for something.

We wanted the freebie, or the trial but we didn’t want the endless emails that followed it. Why do we get these and how can we stop them?

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Simple Blogging Advice For New Bloggers

Are you looking for simple blogging advice for new bloggers? Good, you’re in the right place because that’s exactly what I’m offering you.

As an older blogger I sometimes get a little confused or irritated by all the tech talk that goes on around blogging – and there really isn’t any need for most of it.

I will teach you how to start blogging, how to create great content and how to find and use the most useful tools and plugins to really get your blog off to a great start and I will use simple, every-day language that you can actually understand.

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How I Improved My Joint Health Naturally in Just 2 Months

I wanted to share with you how I improved my joint health naturally because it has literally changed my life, and I want to share this amazing find with as many people as possible.

I know that for those of you who read my blog regularly, it’s a bit off my usual track, but to be honest I am finding that when I’m talking to my clients and Facebook group, health issues and problems due to age seem to crop up quite a lot.

So me being me, and in my usual spirit of sharing what I find online, I thought I would share this gem with you too 🙂

Since my 20’s I have suffered with my knees, and as each decade passed, more joints became painful. (That’s 3 decades now in case you’re wondering).

At one point I had a ridge develop in my wrist, which I was told was repetitive strain injury from spending all day on a mouse and keyboard.

At some other point, I lost the feeling in 2 fingers which I was later told was a problem with the ulna nerve in my elbow (the funny bone) and later, I developed something that to this day hasn’t been diagnosed but it meant I couldn’t walk, swim or do pretty much anything for weeks.

Want to know to how I fixed myself in just 2 months?

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How To Write A Great Blog Post

Are you trying to find out how to write a great blog post? Great, then grab a cuppa and let’s get started.

First of all a blog post is just an article which appears on a blog. Like this one that you’re reading right now.

It is designed to inform, inspire, educate or entertain it’s readers, or to promote a product or service that you may have or want to recommend.

This particular post is going to be educating you. It is going to be teaching you exactly how to write a great blog post from scratch. You will learn something from it and so I consider it to be educational. I hope it is a little inspirational too though.

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Are Blogging Courses Worth It?

A lot of my clients ask me are blogging courses worth it. They tell me that there is a wealth of information for free on YouTube and Google, so why pay for courses.

This is what I tell them…

You get what you pay for. If something is free then it’s very unlikely to provide as much value as something you have to pay for, that’s just common sense really isn’t it?

There will be parts of it, or steps missing, or it won’t tell you the whole method but ask you to upgrade to get the rest of the “necessary” information. Of course, this isn’t true of every free thing you come across on the internet, but I just wanted you to bear it in mind.

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How To Include Halloween In Your Non-Halloween Blog

Are you wondering how you can include Halloween in your non-Halloween blog and still remain credible?

It’s important for bloggers to keep up with what’s trending on social media and right now people are gearing up for Halloween.

I know it’s not even the end of August yet, but honestly, you have to start promoting your content at least a month before the actual event to give it time to gain traction.

So in a couple of weeks you are going to need something in your blog, Pinterest boards, Facebook page or Instagram posts that talks about Halloween.

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Back To School, Back To Blogging

Are you drawing a blank as to what to blog about once the Grand-kids go back to school?

I’m not yet a Gran, although many of my blogging friends are, and they have had their blogging activities somewhat curtailed this last 6 weeks or so; because of the school holidays and having to look after the Grand-kids.

Quite a few of them have been saying that they have got out of the swing of it, or that they can’t think what to blog about now that they are about to get their days back.

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