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Caroline blogs about her experience as a blogger, from making sure you keep going to optimizing your blog.

The Yoast SEO Premium analysis: new vs old

25 October 2018 by - 8 Comments

Yoast SEO Premium 9.0 fulfills a long lasting wish of many bloggers and content writers, including me. The Yoast SEO premium analysis is able to do something it has never done before: take word forms into account (amongst other things). As one of Yoast’s linguists pointed out: “Google knows word forms, so should we.” Testing the …

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Caroline’s Corner: No inspiration to blog? Work on your blog’s foundation

11 October 2018 by - 6 Comments

I have a list of blog post ideas for my series here at Yoast.com. I have them written down in my bullet journal and refer to them whenever we’re discussing what my next blog post will be. Usually, when I’m inspired, I can finish such a blog post in about an hour. This time was …

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Caroline’s Corner: How to stay unique despite being one of many bloggers in your niche

27 September 2018 by - 28 Comments

There have been moments in the past year that I wanted to quit my blog. My inner critic would tell me I wasn’t good enough to play with the big bloggers out there and I would tell myself over and over again the blogging world is oversaturated and in particular the mom blog niche. Instead …

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Caroline’s Corner: How to make time for your blog when you have no time

13 August 2018 by - 29 Comments

“I’ve decided I wanted to start a travel blog”. I received this text from a friend who was in Croatia and wanted to just inform me about this. What I heard: “Caroline, spring into action. Throw ALL your tips at her. Buy your favorite blog book and get it delivered to her through same day …

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Caroline’s Corner: My blog planning habits

13 June 2018 by - 12 Comments

If there’s one thing I’m known for among my colleagues, it’s for my obsession with notebooks and planners. I have not one, but a total of three planners in my bag. Three, ladies and gentlemen. Is this insane? Yes, it is. Is it too much? No, you can never have too many planners. And oh …

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Caroline’s Corner: Sharing my ambitions, goals and statistics

31 May 2018 by - 24 Comments

I love to look at my statistics in Google Analytics. I like to watch the numbers creep up slowly towards the goal I’ve set for this month, and I love to see my hard work paysoff. But there’s one thing I like even more than looking at my numbers: looking at the stats of the …

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Caroline’s Corner: How to use Pinterest to grow – my experiences

A little over a month ago I started looking at my Pinterest profile more seriously in regards to my blog. I didn’t use Pinterest for my blog yet and never even thought of pinning my blog posts to Pinterest. I used the website to keep my wishlist up to date and had tons of hidden …

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Caroline’s Corner: Finding inspiration for your next blog post

5 April 2018 by - 14 Comments

After (re)defining the niche of my blog and creating a proper site structure with the needed categories, I felt as if I had reinvented my blog. I decided I wanted to publish at least three articles each week. This meant I would have to write 156 blog posts a year. That number sounds extremely daunting, …

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