Today, We gonna introduce you with blogger Lorraine Reguly the owner of WordingWell.com She is a certified English teacher by education and Blogger by profession as well as she is Author, freelance writer, and editor. Let’s know more about Lorraine Reguly in this interview.
1. Please tell our readers about yourself and your blog.
My name is Lorraine and I am a certified English teacher. Plus, I am an author who helps others become authors. I’m a freelance writer and editor, too.
I actually have two websites.
WordingWell.com is my business site, where I offer 4 services and blog about how to be a better blogger, freelancer, writer, and entrepreneur. I also offer tips for experiencing success.
My author site, lorrainereguly.com, is my other site, where I share book reviews, poetry, and things related to being an author.
2. What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?
Whenever I write, I write from the heart. I am honest, genuine, and helpful. My readers have told me they like my no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is style of writing.
This, combined with my knowledge of SEO, has led to many of my blog posts ranking on the first page of Google.
3. Please tell us some of your strengths that really helped you in blogging?
First of all, I am highly skilled in writing and editing, so all of my blog posts are very well-written and edited to perfection.
Secondly, my ability to be honest and open is appreciated by my readers, because they know that I am telling the truth about my experiences, which I share in order to relate to others better.
Finally, I am a self-learner, and so I have been able to read about how to be a better blogger, and then implement the strategies I learn in my own blogging practices (such as using SEO, relating to my audience, and being able to help them with their problems.
4. How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
When I first started blogging, I used to blog on Tuesdays and Fridays. I found that was too much for me to handle, and so I cut back to once a week. After I started making money and acquiring more clients, I had less time for blogging, so my blog post publications became more sporadic.
Generally, whenever I publish a blog post, I send an email out to my list of followers and subscribers. I also share the post on social media.
Facebook is my number one favorite medium, and I generally share a status update or two every single day. These are not always related to blogging, however, but it does keep me in touch with the people that are important in my life.
When you have multiple blogs as I do, it is difficult to maintain them when you become extremely busy!
5. What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to his readers?
The essence of blogging is to provide value to your readers by being as helpful and genuine as possible.
Being a blogger involves having many responsibilities, which are outlined in the blog post called 5 Things New Bloggers Need to Know. Another blog post I wrote, called The Essence of Blogging, outlines what blogging is really about and how you can make money online.
6. What was your greatest failure in blogging and what did you learn from that?
I have not had any failures but I have had many learning experiences. The first one was using a free platform for so long, instead of getting my own domain and monetizing my site!
The others actually pertain to my experiences with my first freelancing client, which I share in the blog post 10 Lessons Learned from My First Freelancing Client (who was both My Worst and Best Client.
7. Can you name some of your favorite bloggers and explain why they are your favorites?
Neil Patel… because the guy is a genius! He is also very helpful and shares so much of his knowledge freely with others.
Ryan Biddulph (AKA The Blogger from Paradise)… because the guy is an awesome storyteller. He has written over 125 e-books, which I find very impressive. Ryan finds ways to relate his experiences with blogging and shares his knowledge with others about what it means to be a successful blogger. He and I share many of the same blogging views and values.
Ana Hoffman, Mary Jacksh, Donna Merrill, Harleena Singh, Elna Cain, Maxwell Ivey (AKA The Blind Blogger), and so many more people have influenced me over the years.
I once wrote a post about some of them… 30+ Bloggers Sharing Oceans of Knowledge.
8. How much time do you spend blogging?
Unfortunately, not as much as I used to!
One of my main focuses right now is to be featured on podcasts where I can promote my book, From Nope to Hope.
I wrote this book in response to the number of people whom I discovered were reading one of my top-ranking posts on Google. It is a self-help book for anyone wishing to lead a life they love…
9. A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog?
Yes. As I mentioned earlier, the post titled The Essence of Blogging outlines various ways people can make money online. I currently have 9+ income streams and am adding more!
10. What do you find to be the most gratifying aspect of blogging?
Helping others and hearing from them once I have helped them!
I particularly enjoy adding testimonials to my page. I love hearing others talk about how fantastic I am! 🙂
Thanks again Lorraine Reguly for taking the time to share your tips and story with the Blogger Meet community. If you would like to learn about other bloggers and how they are getting success online, be sure to keep reading through our blogger interview series.