Writing For A Blog

  • Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

    … in the blogging world because people don’t have the patience to wait for your conclusion. Start with the conclusion and then explain it. I see too many posts that do not get to the guts of the issue until you are one-third down the page. The magic of RITE In my classes, I urge students to create content through the filter of RITE. It should…

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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

    … by Caterpillar and if you are looking for a B2B company doing it right, look to CAT. Caterpillar has blogs and forums for different industry segments, real people writing about their passion and expertise and a very engaged and passionate community. It’s probably time to freshen up the look of the site but it is a truly great corporate social media effort…

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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?

    … may not be your top priority. Some people are going to have a twinge of anxiety at this piece of advice because SEO is a sacred cow in our business. But hear me out. For some businesses, SEO is essential, especially if you are trying to gain traffic to sell a discreet product like a clock or a computer. But what if you are trying to become…

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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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