Blogging Success

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

      One of the questions I am asked most often is “how often should I blog?” So let’s get into that one today. I’ve seen a lot of studies declaring optimum posting schedules but like everything in marketing, the answer is, “it depends.” There is no formula, only guidelines, and it’s up to you to find a consistency that’s right for you and your business.

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    • 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 sickening to reach a point where the ideas stop.

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  • 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

    … success story and we’ve been interviewed on podcasts and radio. In early 2016 we were finalists in the Irish Franchise Awards. I’ve also had the opportunity to re-purpose our content and expand our reach by distributing our content at sites like The Huffington Post. Following the interest in my story, I’m now using my love of blogging to help other…

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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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