Are you a WordPress Consultant? If you’re reading this blog post, there’s a 1 in 4 chance that you are. According to our 2014 annual survey, about 25% of our users are WordPress consultants or freelancers. We don’t write for consultants as much as we should, but we’re working on it. (I promise!) In today’s […]Read Article "Newsletter Strategies for WordPress Consultants (and their Clients)"
Are you currently using a free Gmail account to send your emails? You shouldn’t be, as using a freemail account will dramatically increase your chances of landing in the Spam folder. However, starting in June, you will actually be incapable of using a free Gmail account to send. Your emails will be rejected (and no […]Read Article "Using Gmail to Send From WordPress? You Can’t"
I’ve got a question for you: what’s the single most important part of an email newsletter? The subject line, of course. Why? Because it’s the single biggest thing that affects your open rate.Craft the right message, at the right timeMailPoet offers a delightful email writing experience directly in your WordPress. There’s a poet in all […]Read Article "13 Tips for Improving Your Email Subject Line"
Important update! Google announced that it would penalize pages with obstructive pop-ups starting in August 2016, specifically for mobile users. We strongly recommend using the inline or below post types of form offered in Bloom. There are so many plugins out there to help manage your subscribers, ranging from tools that help you grow your […]Read Article "Plugin Review: Bloom Subscription Forms"
In this post, we’ll talk about how to cut out distractions and instead focus when writing. Let’s get to business – there’s no time to waste! 1. Do your research first If possible, try to do all of your research before writing. It’s very easy for a quick fact-check to turn into a 30-minute “lost […]Read Article "5 Ways to Improve Your Focus When Writing"
Even if you’re not a big reader, you’ve probably heard of the American writer John Steinbeck. Born in 1902, Steinbeck wrote some of the defining novels of the American Great Depression era, including The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men. If you haven’t heard of him, I particularly recommend reading […]Read Article "The Importance of Writing Habits for Content Creators: Advice from John Steinbeck"