Writing For A Blog

    • 10 Maxims of Successful Blogging

      By Mark Schaefer I enjoy coaching people with their blogging efforts and there are 10 pieces of advice I seem to dispense the most often. So I thought you might be interested in these ideas. Whether you’re blogging for your business or for the pure joy of it, I think these ideas will help you: 1. We live in an increasingly information-dense world.

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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…

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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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  • 10 simple tweaks to generate more sales through blogs

    … On the social web we’re here to help, to listen, to serve. We’re not supposed to expect sales though blogs, right? Well, sometimes it’s OK to sell. You have to make money at some point, right? In fact, your blogging space is a very important sales opportunity because if people are finding you through search, these are high-potential leads. I…

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  • An inspirational blogging lesson from Keith Urban

    … to your business? Illustration courtesy of Flickr CC and Darlene Moore The post An inspirational blogging lesson from Keith Urban appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Related Stories Shut up or speak your mind? The struggle in today’s hyper-sensitive world The 10 best big company blogs in the world 5 Proven tips to help with your blogging confidence …

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  • The 10 best big company blogs in the world

    … are the best blogs at the Fortune 500 companies with an important note: The blogs at high-tech companies like IBM, Google, Dell, Intel, Cisco and Microsoft are so good, they are in a category by themselves. If I did a true “top 10″ list, they would be all tech blogs! It’s really unfair to rate these blogs with the rest of the pack. So this is a list…

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  • Shut up or speak your mind? The struggle in today’s hyper-sensitive world

    … and authors become ostracized for speaking their minds and freedom of speech is okay as long as you don’t offend anyone, which of course is impossible. Someone who reads this very blog post will probably be offended. But this worry about speaking your mind is not some irrational fear of mine, I got a taste of that myself. My censor yourself lesson I once…

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  • What would I do if I were starting my blog from scratch?

    … niche based on an insight from a blog comment, maybe your niche will shift over time. When I started my blog I thought I knew my niche and found after six months that I hated it. So I changed it. Over years of blogging and 1,500 posts, I learned that my blogging niche is not writing about Facebook, or strategy or SEO. My niche is me. My niche…

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  • Nobody reading your blog? 10 reasons to persist!

    If you enjoyed this infographic and would like to use it on your own blog or publication for free, you can download your own copy here: 10 Reasons to Blog Infographic And for more blogging inspiration, be sure to buy Born to Blog, the number one book on blo ...

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  • Are You Falling Out of Love with Your Blog?

    By Amber Osborne, {grow] Contributing Columnist When I started blogging many years ago, I looked up to other amazing bloggers out there who generated massive amounts of content. I would get emails from them daily with their beautifully written, descriptive and well-thought-out blog posts. Some even had custom, high quality images or infographics every day.

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  • 10 Free Blog Post Ideas

    … I have this creative system to develop blog post ideas. Every day as I think of ideas that might make a great blog post, I dutifully record it as a headline in WordPress for later assessment. Sometimes an idea blooms into an article, but more likely the idea slowly floats down to the bottom of the pile like a dead leaf drifting to the depths…

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  • Creating the beautiful blog with Stanford Smith

    … Click here if you can’t see the video interview with Stanford Smith of Pushing Social. I recently had a chance to catch up with Stanford Smith, one of the best social media marketing minds in the business and certainly the go-to-guy for all things blogging. Stan was the co-author of the best-selling book Born to Blog: Building Your Blog…

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