Blog Community Building

    • Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

      By Mark Schaefer If you’re not confident in your writing skills, can you still be a great blogger? Let’s be honest. Good writing matters. But there are a few simple ideas any one can learn to dramatically improve the quality of their blog posts. Let’s take a look at a few tricks of the trade to help you sharpen your writing skills. Read it out loud “I feel like you’re talking to me.

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  • Case study: Small business content marketing success

    … building, blogging best practices, blogging success, content marketing, entrepreneurism, marketing strategy Posted in blogging, Blogging best practices, Case studies, Content Marketing, Entrepreneurism, Marketing Strategy | No Comments » All posts …

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  • Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I started blogging about five years ago (back when we felt smart with dumb phones), I devoured every blog post about how to write epic blog posts. I stalked the usual suspects online, e.g. Problogger, Copyblogger and the masters, looking for little hints on crafting highly-viral articles…

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  • What is the ideal blogging frequency for your business?

    … for months before they see the light of {grow}. My number one priority is to live up to a promise that if you spend time on this site, you will ALWAYS find something interesting here. The business goal supported through my blog frequency is to establish a community through thought leadership so people can know me, trust me, and eventually hire…

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  • Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold

    … enough. Commenters represent reliable reach I had a very interesting exchange recently with Jay Baer on his post articulating the idea that certain communication platforms have “reliable reach.” Twitter and Facebook do not have reliable audience reach because people may come by for a content snack but may not form active community. Blog and email…

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  • Creating the beautiful blog with Stanford Smith

    … Click here if you can’t see the video interview with Stanford Smith of Pushing Social. I recently had a chance to catch up with Stanford Smith, one of the best social media marketing minds in the business and certainly the go-to-guy for all things blogging. Stan was the co-author of the best-selling book Born to Blog: Building Your Blog…

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