Writing Content

  • How to Come up With More Than Enough (Great) Ideas for Your Blog

    …, but popular, posts are great candidates to update and republish. You may also find that your writing style has shifted and developed, so it’s a good idea to do a thorough edit even of the parts of the post that are still factually correct. I recommend doing this by updating the content then changing the date of the post. Don’t copy-and-paste content…

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  • 6 Things You Can Do in January to Make Your Blog Better in 2017

    … enjoyed writing. Identify the things you thought would go well, but didn’t. The difference between a good blog and a great blog lies at the intersection of what your readers enjoy reading, and you enjoy writing. It’s difficult to identify where that intersection lies if you never take time to reflect. 3. Run a survey If there’s one thing I’ve…

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  • How to Swipe Great Titles … and Use Them On YOUR Blog

    … to Twist That Title Once you’ve found a title, it’s fairly straightforward to “twist” it and make it your own. You can do one – or all! – of these: Change the main topic (e.g. “blogging”, “writing”, “growing tomatoes”, “raising happy kids”). Change any numbers involved (e.g. “six tips” could become “ten tips”). Change the adjectives (e.g. “one…

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  • Creating a Blog Content Plan for 2017

    … This is a guest contribution from ProBlogger Expert Nicole Avery. Creating a blog content plan is one of the best things you can do to ensure your blog has quality content that is created efficiently with the time you have available. A common cry I hear from bloggers who don’t use a content plan is that if they planned out their content…

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  • Five Steps to Have Your Your Blog and Business Run Without You Over The Holidays

    … This is a guest contribution from The Suitcase Entrepreneur, Natalie Sisson. December is a special time of the year. It’s a time for reflection, for planning and for new beginnings. It’s also an excellent time to do some serious (but fun) overhauls of your existing blog and business, in time for a fresh start in the New Year. More importantly…

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  • How to Create Consistently Valuable Content for Your Blog

    … Doing something of value is a basic motive that drives us in doing pretty much anything in our lives. Writing is a passion and there is a little art in every piece of content we create, irrelevant of the topic or the reason why we put the words in this sequence on the sheet in front of us. When we talk about blogging, we should consider…

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  • How to Grow Fans and Save Your Sanity by Changing the Season

    … is to arrive on Monday morning, and say, “Right, let’s craft some content.” This replaces the cold-sweat inducing idea creation and planning session. Instead, you simply pick up your notes, glance at the next episode, and start writing/talking/presenting. Your plan is there, you simply have to create. 3. Oh, You Don’t Have to Think of New Ideas Every Week…

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  • New to Blogging? Ditch the Fear of Judgement

    … By ProBlogger psychology expert Ellen Jackson. You will become way less concerned with what people think of you when you realise how seldom they do. David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest. I wrote my first blog post two years ago, after a seven-year hiatus from writing. It was not an intentional hiatus – it was fear-induced. I was scared…

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  • How to Make Time for Blogging During Your Lunch Break

    … that’s shared by others, make sure they know you’ll be spending your lunch hour writing. Reference your content calendar and write the topic that you’ll be blogging about into your daily schedule. This simple exercise allows you to see the topic first thing in the morning, which will have you subconsciously thinking about it in the hours leading up…

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  • The Subtle art of Successful Blogging – an interview with NYT Bestseller Mark Manson

    … goes: if you’re a street-sweeper, sweep the streets the same way Shakespeare wrote poems or Picasso painted. On top of that, let’s be honest, a large percentage of the content on the internet is absolute garbage — lots of lazy copy/paste jobs and scammy marketing. In that sense, developing your own writing ability is practical to differentiate…

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  • The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Content Marketers

    … This is a guest contribution from Benjamin Brandall. Unless you’re writing instructions or technical copy, writing is a creative process. When writers are in the flow, they work in bursts of energy, hammering out paragraphs without stopping to think about editing. Unedited writing is, in the words of Annie Lamott: shitty. And so it should…

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  • The Why, How and When of Using Quotations on Your Blog

    …. Before we dig in too far, though, let’s take a look at four key reasons why quotes are so useful. Why You Should Use (More) Quotes on Your Blog #1: You’ll Stand Out from Other Bloggers by Including Different Views Most bloggers don’t use quotes. Their writing can become a bit of an echo-chamber: they’re constantly giving their own viewpoint…

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  • How to Grow Your Blog by Interviewing Influencers

    … brand. When Powell’s Books Marketing, Content, and Promotions Coordinator Jill Owens invites authors to be interviewed for the bookstore’s blog, you can be sure that many of them are happy to oblige such a request. While you might not yet have achieved the status that Jill Owens has to date, the key to setting up an interview with an influencer…

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  • As a Blogger on The Global Internet, What Laws in the World Apply to You?

    … By ProBlogger Law Expert Jeanette Jifkins. Imagine you are sitting in your home office working on your blog. Your domain name is hosted with GoDaddy in Delaware in the United States, your website content is hosted with a local provider. You’re using Mailchimp as a CRM which is based in Georgia in the United States. You have PayPal set up…

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