Worried about what social media updates like Facebook Instant or the Instagram algorithm update? We collected a few must-reads that we collected over the week to help you understand what these changes in the blogging world could mean for you and your site. Have your own favorite articles in the past few days? Leave 'em in the comments!
As more and more content is pushed out into the world every day, it's important to make your content stand out. This infographic created by Siege Media that we found on HubSpot's blog offers what feels like a million helpful tips. They touch on tweaks we could all make and help define the actions to take on those things you've been thinking about changing.
Have you heard about Facebook's recent team up with Automattic? If not, this is a must-read, especially if you use WordPress. The idea is that publishers can create and publish content that loads 10x faster for Facebook users, creating a more seamless user experience. The obvious questions for bloggers to consider are, "how will this cut into my site traffic?" and "is higher engagement with my readers worth potentially lower pageviews?" Let BufferApp walk you through the basics and help explain this new WordPress integration, even before the official release of the WP plugin.
New to blogging? This list of ninety--yes, NINETY--keywords will help you learn the blogging lingo in no time. From talking widgets to discussing advertising or sponsored campaigns, Mom Blog Mentor can help to clarify.
"Loving food is enough reason to start a blog, but it isn't enough of a reason to start a restaurant" - Molly Wizenberg
What does it take to go from a successful blogger to a successful restaurant owner? This Eater article explores the journies of Molly Wizenberg (Orangette), Ella Woodward (Deliciously Ella), and Chandra Moskowitz (Post Punk Kitchen) from as they turned from bloggers to restaurant owners.
The rumors are true. Instagram is moving away from displaying photos based on their time-of-posting and reorganizing your feed based on "your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post." Fear not, this will not be an overnight change!