Writing Content

    • How to Use Numbers Effectively in Your Blog Posts

      You’re a blogger, so hopefully you feel confident working with words. But words alone aren’t enough. Even if you haven’t been blogging for long (or are yet to start), you’ve probably noticed numbers coming up a lot in other people’s posts. You often find numbers in post titles such as: How I Made over $500,000 with the Amazon Affiliate Program (ProBlogger) Marketing Do ...

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    • How to Edit Your Blog Posts Like a Pro

      It’s every blogger’s worst nightmare. Your latest post gets shared by a big-name blogger, and you start getting lots of traffic. Hurrah! But then someone sends you an email (or worse, leaves a comment) pointing out a glaring mistake in the first paragraph. Mistakes can knock your reader’s confidence in you.

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    • How to Use Lists Effectively in Your Blog Posts

      I expect you’re already familiar with the ‘list post’. Even if you’ve never written one, you’ll have read plenty – such as Nicole Avery’s recent post on 5 Tips to Help You Consume Content More Productively. Some sites, including List 25, publish nothing but list posts. But lists can be useful in any post.

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  • 3 Simple Ways to Make Your Blog Posts More Conversational

    … This post is by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke You’ve probably heard that your blog posts need to be “conversational”. You may also have been told why: to create a sense of connection with your reader, keep them engaged, and make your blog sound less like a lecture and more like a discussion. That’s all true. But making your writing…

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  • How to Plan Your Blog Post from Start to Finish

    … This is a post by ProBlogger expert Ali Luke Do you plan your blog posts? Or do you dive straight into the writing? A lot of bloggers barely plan their posts (if they plan them at all). They’re either too eager to get started, or feel rushed and see planning as a waste of time. But taking just five minutes to plan your posts can make a huge…

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  • 212: 7 More Evergreen Content Ideas for Your Blog

    …Evergreen Content Ideas for Bloggers: Part 2 Today I want to talk about evergreen content, and want to suggest seven more types of evergreen content you might like to try on your blog. This episode is essentially part two of what I started in episode 209, where I suggested the first seven types of evergreen content. But whether you listen…

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  • 7 Common Newsletter Problems Solved

    … getting in the way of your content and annoying your readers. You can set them to pop-up when a reader is about to leave your site. Create an incentive for subscribers. Offer readers something special when they sign up. It could be a free download (such as an ebook, report, “cheat sheet” or printable), or an exclusive discount on your products…

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  • 3 Examples of Content You Can Include in Your Email Newsletter

    … the start of the article. Nicole goes on to show a photo of her own to do list, and explains how her planning process helps her “stay in the moment”. Tip: Because you’ll be writing content for both your blog and your newsletter, you might want to consider using an editorial calendar for your blog and newsletter to keep them both on track. Type #2…

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  • 5 Critical Elements You Need to Check Off for Every Blog Post

    … on the content you love, offering more and more value to your readers, then it’s worth an ad spot or two. Give it a shot! When you’re busy writing a blog post, it can be difficult to think about everything you need to include … you’re probably hurrying just to get all your ideas down. As you edit, though, use these five critical elements as a checklist…

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  • 6 Reasons Why Your Blog Needs an Email Newsletter

    … of an email newsletter as a weekly content-rich email complete with feature article, links to your recent blog posts, and maybe a round-up of what’s been going on in your niche. But that’s just one example, and there are plenty of other ways you can run an email list. Some bloggers send out their newsletter once a month. Others may email irregularly…

    Darren Rowse/ @ProBloggerin EMail- 22 readers -
  • How to Craft an Outstanding Guest Post

    … Productively at Home (Nicole Avery) The Psychology of Comparison and How to Stop (Ellen Jackson) How to Avoid Writing Boring Outlines using the IKEA Method (LJ Sedgwick) Try to focus your post around providing a solution or answer that readers have been looking for. #4: Craft Your Content Carefully I’m sure that you always try to produce well-written…

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  • How to Personalise Your Blog Like These 10 Top Bloggers

    … for some examples. #8: Use “I” in Your Content, like James Schramko from SuperFastBusiness Blog: SuperFastBusiness The first words of James’s homepage are a bold “I” statement: instantly, it’s clear what he’s all about and what he does, and – crucially –how he can help the reader. Lessons learned: Don’t be afraid to write in the first…

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  • 5 Ways to Write Faster

    … points and links to research I’ll need. Why it works: In psychology task planning is called an ‘implementation intention’. Its complex and uses the front part of your brain, the prefrontal cortex. Implementation intentions reduce procrastination. Without a plan your brain says, ‘Oops, too hard’ when faced with a big, vague task like writing a blog…

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  • 5 Blogging Tips From A Social Entrepreneur

    … in your field to discover what information they want and need to read, and craft your content accordingly. Some of the most popular and effective blog posts directly answer questions posed by individual audience members, so keep tabs on the conversation and actionably respond in turn. Maintain consistency Consistency is a key value for any business…

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  • Irresistible Reading: Psychology’s 6-Tip Guide to Great Writing

    … There is plenty of great advice around for creating compelling blog content. We read it, but knowing something and doing it are two different things. The missing link is often understanding the why. Why is great writing irresistible to your reader? And how to you do more of it? Here’s six tips from psychology for creating content your audience…

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  • Ten Simple Ways to Improve Any Blog Post in Minutes

    … favorites to try out today: 1: Make the Title Stronger Some bloggers have the knack of writing powerful titles; others struggle. If you find yourself going with the first title that comes to mind, it might need a bit of work. Good titles grab attention and make a clear promise to the reader. Compare: Write Better Blog Posts – not specific enough…

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  • 7 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

    … to understand them and what they expect from your blog. Both of these sites offer free services. Web Analytic / SEO Tools Alexa to understand your competitor sites better; you can cull information on where their visitors live, which websites have a similar audience, and how they rank globally. Exploring the audience of a competitor can give you…

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