299 Steps to Blogging Heaven by Nikki Pilkington

One of the only good things that came out of the Social Media Course fiasco was crossing paths with the lovely and talented Nikki Pilkington, who’s been helping businesses  promote their websites since 1994 and really knows her stuff.  She doesn’t like to call herself a Social Media Marketing Expert but I have to say she’s pretty damn clever.

I managed to blag a copy of her e-Book 299 Steps to Blogging Heaven (£10). It’s an easy read, full of great examples, made me laugh and is not riddled with technical jargon.  I managed to bomb through it in about 45 minutes, but that doesn’t mean it was light on content; as its jammed packed with loads of useful tips.

I was pleased that I was already doing quite a few of the things she was recommending, but by the time I finished reading it, I had a list as long as my arm of things to do on my blog.

She covers everything from:

  • what to write about and what not to write about
  • basics of SEO
  • importance of headers
  • generating key phrases
  • blog design and placement of content
  • recommended plug-ins to make your blogging more efficient
  • driving traffic to your blog
  • guest posting
  • also two very high-profile bloggers make an appearance
  • plus loads more

If you’re a blogger this is a must read!  What are you waiting for?  Off you go and get it.  I’d love to know what you thought so please do leave a comment.




Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

6 thoughts on “299 Steps to Blogging Heaven by Nikki Pilkington”

  1. I already have the 30day blogging, Facebook and SEO challenge ebooks. Do you think this one would be worth getting or would much of what’s in be covered in the ones I already have?

    I love Nikki’s stuff, it’s so easy to follow and inspirational. Hard thing is then finding the time to do all the things I want to do in order to update my site.


    1. I’ve asked Nikki to reply as I’ve only read the 30 day blogging and the Facebook challenges. She’ll be the best one to tell you if there is a lot of cross over.

    2. Hi Sally (thanks Chrissie!)

      There is quite a lot in the 299 Steps that isn’t covered in the Challenge, although I did try to cram as much into the Challenge as possible.

      But it’s not easy to put 299 things into 30 days lol :)

      And thanks for the compliment :)

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