Writing For A Blog

    • 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 loud “I feel like you’re talking to me.

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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

    … point he walked through the crowd, and climbed the arena steps so even people in the highest seats could get a look at him. Along the way, he grabbed phones and posed for selfies, never missing a beat. When he reached the top of the arena, he unstrapped his guitar, signed it, and handed it to a young fan. He played, and danced and ran around…

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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?

    … audience to your blog 4. Read There are about 10 blogs that I read consistently and a lot of other resources like Marketing Profs, Social Media Examiner and Hubspot that I scan for ideas and trends. Being an active reader helps you to be a better writer. However … don’t try to BE like somebody else. Follow your own path. 5. Make it look professional…

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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 blogging in the world. The post Nobody reading your blog? 10 reasons to persist…

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  • Are You Falling Out of Love with Your Blog?

    … a professional blogger evaporated. And then it got worse I have to admit, there was a time I even used to loathe writing blog posts. If I’m not inspired, or have a topic that I can build a good story around, it ends up in the draft graveyard. Writing this type of high-pressure content for me is tough, especially if I have a deadline. I tend to be easily…

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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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