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…

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  • Case study: Small business content marketing success

    … expand Pet Sitters Ireland even further. Kate McQuillan owns a Pet Sitting business with her husband Michael. She’s turned her love for animals into Ireland’s largest Pet Sitting business and is fanatical about growing her business and helping others grow theirs through blogging. Illustration courtesy Flickr CC and Anton Ruiz Tags: blog community…

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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?

    … Blogging frequency is among the most common questions I am asked, and it occurred to me that I have never directly addressed this in a blog post. So here we go — how often should you post on your blog? First, let’s start at a very high level and set the stage about blogging as a business imperative in general. I think that most businesses need…

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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

    … for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time In this short video interview he covers: The importance of comments — a place to find your voice. How we engage with our audiences beyond comments The blogging trend that energizes him. The emerging form and beauty of blogs. Creating a “blogging experience.” The common thread of great…

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