A Christmas Carol for Bloggers Everywhere

A Christmas Carol for Bloggers Everywhere

A smart blogger once said you shouldn’t publish new content during the holidays.

And while that’s great advice, sometimes you have to break the rules and do something simply for the joy of it.

So here’s a familiar Christmas carol remixed for bloggers everywhere.

I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

12 Days of Christmas (The Blogger’s Remix)

On the first day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

A boost in authority.

On the second day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the third day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the fourth day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the fifth day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the sixth day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Six blogs-a-linking.
FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the seventh day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Seven clients calling.
Six blogs-a-linking.
FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the eighth day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Eight affiliates earning.
Seven clients calling.
Six blogs-a-linking.
FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the ninth day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Nine readers raving.
Eight affiliates earning.
Seven clients calling.
Six blogs-a-linking.
FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the tenth day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Ten spammers sobbing.
Nine readers raving.
Eight affiliates earning.
Seven clients calling.
Six blogs-a-linking.
FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the eleventh day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Eleven experts enlightening.
Ten spammers sobbing.
Nine readers raving.
Eight affiliates earning.
Seven clients calling.
Six blogs-a-linking.
FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my blogging gave to me…

Twelve strangers sharing.
Eleven experts enlightening.
Ten spammers sobbing.
Nine readers raving.
Eight affiliates earning.
Seven clients calling.
Six blogs-a-linking.
FIVE SOLD THINGS!
Four power words.
Three famous friends.
Two “I totally love”s.
And a boost in authority.

Wishing all of our wonderful readers a very Merry Christmas from Jon and the rest of the Boost Blog Traffic team!

About the Author: Glen Long is the Managing Editor of Boost Blog Traffic and he had a ball writing this post. πŸ™‚ Feeling festive? Wish him a Merry Christmas on Facebook or Twitter.

47 Comments

  1. Melissa Chu
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:05:53

    Awesome post roundup, Glen! I’ll definitely be perusing through these posts and am sure I’ll be learning some new things. Love the power words post – definitely will be implementing some of them right away! I’ll also be reviewing the post about creating raving fans, something we all hope to continuously build.

    Love that you’re “breaking the rules”! Sometimes we need to do that to stand out and to do something for the heck of it. It looks like you had fun creating this post (I definitely had fun reading it).

    I’ll be re-tweeting and sharing this great post.

    Happy holidays Glen and everyone else! And a successful 2016 ahead of us all.

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:18:48

      Hey Melissa,

      Thanks for being the first to comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Yes, it was a lot of fun to write. Proof of the old principle that having constraints as a writer forces you to be more creative.

      Have a great Christmas and a rocking 2016.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  2. Lexi Rodrigo
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:24:29

    This is the most creative Christmas post and roundup post I’ve read this season. I had a ball reading it. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and the rest of the Boost Blog Traffic team!

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:19:52

      Aw – thanks Lexi. Happy Christmas to you too. See you in 2016!

  3. Kevin J. Duncan
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:26:40

    Love it. πŸ™‚

    (This is possibly my shortest comment… ever!)

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Glen. I can’t wait to see what you, Jon, and the rest of BBT have in store for 2016.

    – @kevinjduncan

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:21:43

      Thanks Kevin! Yes, that is a short comment from you. But it is the holidays so you deserve to take it easy. πŸ˜‰

      We have some interesting plans for 2016 so watch this space!

      Best wishes,

      Glen.

  4. Leanne Regalla
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:45:00

    Oh, Glen – you’re going to have a hard time topping this one! LOL! πŸ™‚

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:22:11

      Thanks Leanne. It was a fun Christmas puzzle to solve for sure. Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  5. John Yeoman
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:47:35

    On the 12th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… the true size of Lady Gaga’s bra strap! I shared it on StumbleUpon and my post went viral! 200,000 cabbage-heads hit my site in eight hours. They spammed my comment threads, they wrecked my PayPal system, they sent me viruses. None of it did a darn thing for my bank account, of course, but no matter. It’s Christmas!

    Moral: don’t ever, ever write a blog post that goes viral…

    • Monica Leftwich
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:13:44

      Damn…sorry to hear John. As long as they didn’t jack up your bread and butter, I’d say a viral post is an awesome achievement. But viral post could work in your favor. I had a HuffPost article get shared thousands of times, generating plenty of whining from trolls…but it also landed me an interview with USA Today! Woot Woot!

      P.S. Your name looks familiar…did you ever write for The Inquisitr?

      • John Yeoman
        Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:48:56

        Nice to hear from you, Monica. Nay, I never wrote for The Inquisitr. My name might be familiar because a certain John Yeoman, no relation, wrote a lot of famous children’s books. I stumble along in his wake…

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:23:58

      You went viral – you caught a virus. There’s a certain symmetry there at least. πŸ™‚

      Have a great Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  6. Monica Leftwich
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:01:55

    Never read a post that was entertaining, adorable, educational, and honest all in one. I’m gonna make it a point to read each link (again) right now! This is gonna be hard to beat Glen!! Happy Holidays BBT Team!

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:25:13

      Thanks Monica. Your comment made my day. πŸ™‚

      Have a great Christmas and hope to see here in 2016 (or even sooner actually – we do have one more post for 2015…)

      Best wishes,

      Glen.

  7. Bryan collins
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:53:09

    This. Is. Awesome! Happy Xmas Glen, Marsha, Jon and the rest of the team

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 15:03:44

      Thanks Bryan! (Appreciate the tweet too.) Have a great Christmas. Cheers, Glen.

  8. Zarayna
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 12:10:10

    Hello Glen,

    I’d grovel my thanks to you but the music to the Twelve Days of Christmas has wormed its way into what’s left of my brain so I shall thank you, Jon, Marsha and the team and will now go away to play some Slade or Pogues to cure myself!

    God bless us, each and everyone and a very Merry Christmas!

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 15:06:21

      Yes – you’re not the first to “thank” me for the earworm that is the “12 Days of Christmas” song.

      But as you say, the Pogues should be able to clear it out. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  9. Ed
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 13:10:14

    That was fun to read, Glen. Off to start reading all the referenced articles – since I have decided to slow down a little bit during the holidays based on Jon’s advice, it’s a great time to get re-educated, learn new stuff and fuel the inspiration for 2016!

    Happy holidays to all!!!

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 15:07:15

      Cheers Ed. Glad you’re following Jon’s original advice and taking some time to mentally regroup. Happy holidays to you too!

  10. Blaine Wilkerson
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 13:26:16

    Thank you, Glen.
    Thanks for racking your noggin on this.
    Thanks for using the “C” word.
    No, not *that* one…
    …I’m talkin’ about “Christmas”.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 15:08:17

      Always great to see you here Blaine. I did indeed have to wrack my noggin on a few of these but it was good mental exercise. Have a great Christmas!

  11. Andrew
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 13:43:58

    Haha great roundup here Glen.

    Happy holidays to you, Jon, Marsha and everyone else. Hope it’s a safe holiday for you all and a fun one too.

    – Andrew

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 15:27:57

      Thanks Andrew. You too. Looking forward to a few days off I must admit! πŸ™‚

  12. Meggan | Culinary Hill
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 13:55:08

    This is great! I love when people don’t take themselves too seriously. πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas to you, Jon, and Marsha. Best wishes that Santa brings you millions of pageviews. My gift to you? You don’t have to respond to my comment. πŸ˜‰

    • Glen Long
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 15:28:50

      I politely decline your generous gift. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for your kind wishes and I hope you have a fantastic Christmas Meggan.

  13. Rajkaran Singh
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 13:59:08

    Hi Glen. Love this Carol.
    In festive mood here, we Sikhs enjoying with Christian friends.
    Waiting for great things from you in 2016.
    Merry Christmas. Please convey my best wishes to Jon.

    • Glen Long
      Dec 24, 2015 @ 14:51:48

      Thanks Rajkaran. Glad to hear everyone’s in a festive mood where you are. We have a few exciting new things planned for 2016 so keep watching!

  14. Gabriel Nmadu
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 14:20:28

    This is awesome. I am gonna read the referenced posts. Thanks for posting this.

    Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2016

    • Glen Long
      Dec 24, 2015 @ 14:52:01

      Thanks Gabriel!

  15. Tom
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 16:29:58

    An incredibly inventive method of a link roundup, Glen, you are an inspiration!

    Looking forward to a BIG 2016 with BBT πŸ™‚

    Thanks
    Tom

    • Glen Long
      Dec 24, 2015 @ 14:55:11

      Thanks Tom! Once I’d worked out something for “five gold rings” I knew I could make the rest of it work. πŸ™‚ Hope your 2016 is a big one too!

  16. Mel Wicks
    Dec 23, 2015 @ 16:37:36

    Great roundup, Glen. Interestingly I’ve been working my way through BBT (and other blogs) as part of stage 1 of the SBO program, so I’ve recently read a lot of those posts. I shall make it my New Year’s resolution to read the rest of them, along with the four marketing books, three influencers’ podcasts, two course modules and hope for one major boost in blogging confidence! Happy Christmas and see you the other side in 2016.

    • Glen Long
      Dec 24, 2015 @ 14:56:24

      Hi Mel,

      Always great to see our SBO member here on BBT. Sounds like you’ve got a lot of reading to do! Hope you find some time to enjoy the holidays.

      Best wishes,

      Glen.

  17. Peter Beckenham
    Dec 24, 2015 @ 05:43:55

    Hey Glen what a very clever way to do a roundup – just loved it mate.

    Actually thanks a million for the heads up (or reminder links) about some superb blog posts. I must make sure I get to all of these before the new year starts.

    Great use of alliteration as well as very smart edits to such a famour carol.

    Right now I’m busy in the midst of Jon’s guest blogging program and this post gave me an unexpected solution to a problem I was facing. Thanks for your creativity

    Best wishes from a remote Thai village blogger

    Peter

    • Glen Long
      Dec 29, 2015 @ 07:02:24

      Hey Peter,

      Thanks for your kind words. Glad you spotted the alliteration – there were a few ideas that didn’t make the final version because they didn’t tick that box.

      It’s always great to hear from our guest blogging students. I look forward to hearing about your guest post successes. πŸ™‚

      Envious of your Thai location. Spent some time in Northern Thailand up near the border with Myanmar and Laos a few years ago – it’s a great part of the world.

      Best wishes,

      Glen.

  18. Sue Anne Dunlevie
    Dec 24, 2015 @ 06:59:29

    Loved it and so glad you couldn’t hear me singing along!

    Sue

    • Glen Long
      Dec 29, 2015 @ 07:03:02

      Thanks Sue! I’m very pleased to hear so many people were singing along to it. πŸ™‚

  19. Bhumi Pednekar
    Dec 24, 2015 @ 10:51:56

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for posting such a nice post.
    Thank You!!

    • Glen Long
      Dec 29, 2015 @ 07:03:29

      Thanks Bhumi!

  20. Yogesh Varun
    Dec 24, 2015 @ 12:05:56

    Glen, This is like a 12 day fitness boot camp challenge for Bloggers,
    To have a quick insight,Thanks good one.
    Merry Christmas to the Team and the Boostblogtraffic lover.

    • Glen Long
      Dec 29, 2015 @ 07:05:08

      Hi Yogesh.

      Yes, you could treat it like a boot camp and read one post a day. I hadn’t really thought of that, but it’s a great idea. πŸ™‚

      Merry Christmas to you too and all the best for 2016.

      Cheers,

      Glen.

  21. Allen
    Dec 24, 2015 @ 18:27:28

    What better than to have all the resources for bloggers in one place, thanks for the early Christmas present!

    I hope that you and everyone else have a great Holiday (and Christmas to those who are celebrating it!)

  22. Clavy Celestine
    Dec 25, 2015 @ 02:05:31

    What a Lovely way to break the rules, I love this post it is not the normal article we see often on blogs but a poetic Remix of a Christmas Carol.

  23. Bhadresh D Pandav
    Dec 29, 2015 @ 01:54:43

    Writing blog since last 12 months but still troubling to getting traffic as i want on my blog…
    After reading your tricky article will apply on my blogs and will hope for the improvement….

    Thanks a ton….. πŸ™‚

  24. R.Ganesh
    Dec 29, 2015 @ 01:58:36

    Brilliant Carol Glen. I could certainly use this when I visit underprivileged kids in schools. Awaiting more stuff from you. Keep the awesome work going! Cheers! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  25. Precious Kc George
    Jan 31, 2016 @ 05:27:39

    Didn’t get this post earlier due to Lil issues with my mail nonetheless, good I’ve found it now. I’m putting them in action. the power words was awesome since I read about it months ago, my writing sense changed and yes I got better too. putting these wonderful ones to get more productive results.
    Thanjs Glen. Happy New month.
    much love, George.