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5 Lessons Learned After 200 Weeks of Newsletters

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on April 2, 2024.

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It is hard to believe that we have been running This Week in Blogging for 200 weeks now, and what a ride it has been!

This translates to nearly four years of sending out a weekly newsletter, and we, naturally, have learned some lessons along the way.

So go down the rabbit hole with us for some things we've learned about sending a weekly newsletter!

7 Conspiracy Theories for the March Core Algorithm Update

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on April 1, 2024.

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Another month, another Google Core Algorithm update was rolled out, and the March 2024 update sure was a doozy.

We're not going to sugar coat it- this one was bad. In fact, it was probably the worst update we've seen for bloggers in our 15+ years of working in the industry.

Still, as the algorithm update is on-going, no one has a clear understanding of what is going on. But that doesn't mean the theories aren't flying. So in this one, we thought we'd share some popular conspiracy theories we've seen about the March 2024 core algorithm update, and breakdown why we think most are just that- conspiracies.

3 Stay22 Integration Ideas to Try on Your Travel Blog

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on March 22, 2024.

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When it comes to utilizing Stay22, you are likely familiar with their popular tools like deep linking, maps, and the POP popup tool in the Let Me Allez toolset.

While you can likely make a great deal of money on your travel blog utilizing these tools in conventional ways, for this one, we wanted to look a bit deeper with some unique integration ideas and data analyses you may want to consider.

From figuring out what booking service your audience actually prefers to A/B testing ListView and Maps, to creating customized booking widgets with Optimized Redirect, we have some fun ideas in this one!

Note: This article was sponsored by Stay22. As always, all opinions are our own. Some of the methods provided in the below article require analysis or install methods not inherently included in Stay22 products. There may be other ways to get to the same result than the examples illustrated below, however. If you have an alternative idea, comment and share!

5 Novel Uses of AI for Bloggers and Content Creators

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on March 18, 2024.

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AI-related products and services have exploded onto the scene in recent months, and, in our opinion at least, are still in their infancy with a long way to go.

While our general motto is “we caution against use of AI products for your sites,” the simple truth is that is not always the case. Yes, you should not be using AI to write content that you are publishing. We'd argue that using AI to create images or other tangentially related content could be equally as unhelpful (in context, at least). But, that said, we do admit that there are some pretty cool uses of AI coming out for content creators and bloggers all the same- ones that even we highly endorse using within reason.

So, what ways can we use AI to improve our content? We have a few ideas!

The FAA Part 107 Drone Exam is a Must for Flying in the USA

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on March 11, 2024.

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If you are considering picking up a drone for your blog to get some fantastic aerial photos and videos, you're in for a real treat. The technology makes for capturing stellar footage that could help set you apart online.

However, if you plan on using your drone for commercial purposes, particularly in the USA, you will need a license.

Thankfully, the FAA makes licensing for small unmanned aircraft use incredibly easy. All you have to do is study for the Part 107 drone exam, take a 60-question test at an authorized center near you, pass a background check, and off you go.

So in this one, I thought I'd break down the process I had to go through more when taking my Part 107 exam in early 2024- what was easy, what was a bit more confusing, and give some tools to help you be on your way to passing the exam and becoming a licensed drone pilot!

Note: Drone restrictions vary from country to country, state to state, county to county, and city to city. This article is intended only to focus on the licensing requirement with the FAA in the USA and does not touch on operational rules in your locality. We recommend researching all local restrictions in the areas you will likely fly the most before spending the money to buy a drone and become licensed.

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