Blogging Success

  • 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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  • How often should I blog? Five steps to answering the question

    … a limit where you are delivering quality with every post. I hope these five guidelines shed some light on an ideal publishing schedule for your own blog. Are there considerations I missed? Mark Schaefer is the chief blogger for this site, executive director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, and the author of several best-selling digital marketing…

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  • 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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  • An 8-Step Formula for Blogging Success

    … Millions of people start new blogs every month but not many of them achieve success. And while some elements of blogging can be complicated, the overall strategy is not that hard. If you look at almost any successful blog you’ll notice the same few elements. The trick is to work consistently and cleverly on those elements while not getting…

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  • Does Your Blog Deliver a Positive User Experience?

    … By Linda Dessau, {grow} Community member You know how some people’s houses feel warm and welcoming, and people enjoy hanging out there? You want your blog to be just that kind of place. In website terminology this is called user experience (UX), and can be a content marketer’s invisible advantage. Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman explain…

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  • 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…

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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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