Blog Community Building

  • How I totally screwed up my blogging strategy

    … By Mark Schaefer A few weeks ago, I sat down to prepare for the upcoming week’s blog schedule and I became paralyzed. For the first time in years, I seemingly had nothing to write about. I knew if there ever came a time when I had to “force” content onto {grow} it was a sign that I needed to stop blogging so this was a bad sign. It is quite…

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  • When Social Media Piranhas Strike

    … and energy into coming after you. So why give them a reason to do it? Role Model, Icon, Celebrity = Influencer Whatever you want to call them, an influencer is a good person to know. They are even better for helping your business or personal brand (influencer marketing as Mark talks about). If they like or know you well enough, they may even promote…

    {grow}in Social- 13 readers -
  • Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

    … for a blog post and 3-4 key bullet points and let a professional work their magic. Start You cannot become a great blog writer in one day, in one week, or one month. It takes experience and practice. You will get better, faster, and more effective over time as you find “your voice,” get feedback from your community, and figure out your own system…

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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…

    {grow}in Content Blogging- 8 readers -
  • What is the ideal blogging frequency for your business?

    …, and customer needs when deciding what kind of content is best for your business. What is the ideal blogging frequency? Like almost every business question, the answer is, “It depends!” Certainly consistent posting is a key element of success for a number of reasons: 1) Consistent posting “trains” your readers to expect something and builds…

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  • Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold

    … “CommentGate” continued this week as Blogging Titan Chris Brogan announced he is turning off the comments on his blog. This follows in the footsteps of the recent Copyblogger comment announcement. Chris cited two reasons why he is doing this and despite his unquestioned experience and stature in the business, his logic doesn’t make sense to me…

    {grow}in EMail- 18 readers -
  • 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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