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  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 11 Actionable Writing Tips [+Examples]
    To keep ahead in the blogging rat race, you need to be constantly improving your writing. Here are 11 actionable writing tips to help you do just that. When you’re a blogger, statistics are your best friend. Write in Solitude. Example: When writing, shut yourself up in a soundproof room that has good lighting.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Confessions of a Full-Time Blogger
    'A recent conversation a few of us full-time bloggers had via our corporate chat platform: "Before I check the style guide , does anyone remember if we capitalize the word my in headlines?". So I gathered my fellow HubSpot bloggers and content creators, and we had a little confession session that resulted in the following list.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 3 Simple Ways To Differentiate Your Business To Attract Today’s B2B Buyers
    37Signals does a great job at writing for individuals. We write and write and write, seamlessly to no end. B2B Blogger B2B Marketing Guest PostsBuilding that differentiation is difficult, especially when you offer a commodity-based product. Here are three tips to help you connect more deeply with buyers.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] The blogger’s electronic arsenal
    All of my writing is done on this computer. And when you’re in the airport, those crying babies, annoying beep-beep-beep golf carts, and ridiculously loud gate announcements all fade away so you can concentrate on writing. laid everything out on the hotel room bed and … it is getting to be a little ridiculous. B- iPad 2. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Are there any ethical bloggers left out there?
    There must be a critical mass of influential bloggers out there accepting money for blog posts, otherwise these people would go away! am interested in content advertising opportunities on your site, Schaefer Marketing Solutions,because of its great pool of write-ups. With your kind support, {grow} has become a fairly popular blog.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Blog Writing: What Can We Learn From Reality TV?
    (Guest Post: I’m on vacation, so I invited Tim Handorf to write a guest post. Tim writes on the topics of online colleges and universities. As a blogger, you know by now that increasing your traffic means grabbing your audience’s attention and keeping it. Blog this on Blogger. That’s right. Reality TV.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Why You Should Be Happy Before You Blog
    Your emotions are imbedded in your words and how you write. What I’m asking is that you pause before you write for your audience. Get clarity, and then go into the right mindset before writing a word. If you are feeling rushed, anxious, grumpy, angry or pressed to finish something quickly without thinking, stop and don’t write.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] The ABC’s of Business Blogging: Create Shareable Content – Don’t Be a Bore
    Many bloggers are writing  reasonable  content. And don’t tell me, “it’s hard coming up with new stuff to write about,” or, “I’m so busy, I don’t have time to figure this out for myself.”. But what I find to be the worst is mediocrity. And they’re probably getting  some results.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Why you shouldn’t bring your social media (completely) in-house
    For most companies, one would generally need to rehire everyone in a company to make certain they’re died-in-the-wool social media passion players with exceptional communications, empathy, and writing skills. Photo credit: edrabbit. Plus, Zappos is a died-in-the-wool customer-service-centric company with an aggressive visionary founder.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] To be a great blogger, put on your b h mittens
    am writing this in a crowded, noisy airport sitting through my seventh flight cancellation in two weeks. But with whatever I write, I want to connect to people in a professional, and hopefully uplifting way. am writing this in a crowded, noisy airport sitting through my seventh flight cancellation in two weeks. Not on the web.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Should a Blog be Part of Your Corporate Website or Stand on Its Own?
    Your internal (or agency) staff, who may at different times write content for both the company blog and corporate website, have only one content creation tool to learn. Authors can write blog posts, add comments, install or update plugins, and perform virtually any other function on the blog from any Internet connection. Location?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] If you perform only to an empty house your show will close
    This can include a long-tail blogger outreach campaign, it should include an A-list influencer outreach, be they on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, or wherever. was an English Major in college with a minor in creative writing. Social Media Writing: Your Rules for Engagement (windmillnetworking.com). Think of it as Twitter-development.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] B2B Social Media FAQ: How Much Should We Budget?
    Writing, publishing, and sometimes scheduling content with links to strategic blog posts and web pages. B2B Blogger B2B Marketing B2B Social MediaA question we get repeatedly from B2Bs that are new to social media marketing is, how much should we budget? Minimum Budgeting Requirements. This is a daily activity. Brand monitoring.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Guest Blogging: Just How Important Is It?
    'Having guest bloggers post content for your blog can be a great tool to get more readers to visit your site. Guest blogging has recently become much more common, likely because bloggers are seeing the good things that can come to their blog when they invite others to share. So how do you find guest bloggers? Photo Source).
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Are You Falling Out of Love with Your Blog?
    When I started blogging many years ago, I looked up to other amazing bloggers out there who generated massive amounts of content. Very fancy stuff … and a bit intimidating for a first time blogger! hit a wall, the ideas stopped and all the romance of being a professional blogger evaporated. Then it just became a chore.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Neuromarketing Books for Marketing to Brains
    If you want to know more about how to write content that makes an impact on the brains of your readers, here are some interesting sites and books about the emerging field of neuromarketing. Blog this on Blogger. There are new neuromarketing companies and books galore, and I believe most offer important clues for content marketers.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Maxims of Successful Blogging
    Write a blog post that only you could write. Find a few other like-minded bloggers who are just starting out and support each other through sharing and comments. Comments Awesome post for the inspiring blogger. So I thought you might be interested in these ideas. We live in an increasingly information-dense world.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Savvy Speaks: Bloggers We LOVE
    Mark Schaefer of {grow} is already one of our favorite bloggers. So when he started a movement for Valentine's Day called " Have you hugged your blogger today? Here are some of our favorite bloggers - who are yours? Some of my favorites writers write about writing. Which bloggers do YOU love? Wendy.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Do you appreciate your blogger network?
    Last week, I talked about using the long tail of blogger outreach –the idea that you can’t pin your hopes for most public relations efforts on only the A-list bloggers. For blogger outreach to work, over and over, you need to be endlessly generous and endlessly appreciative. We’re ringing the dinner gong. 
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Are You Interested in Becoming Social Media Writer? Start by Blogging
    'At one time, those who were interested in getting into writing were advised to begin by trying to get short stories published. Now, anyone who wants to be a social media writer can start blogging and subsequently gain an audience more quickly. To get into blogging, one needs to select from the many blogging platforms.
  • B2B MEMES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Do Personal Passions Make You a Better B2B Blogger?
    It’s a popular tactic among B2B bloggers to look at dry B2B topics through the prism of seemingly unrelated personal enthusiasms. But for lots of B2B bloggers, the logical connection is less important than the personal one. It can be an effective approach, but it’s not without landmines. But Little Bunny Foo-Foo? Tell us more!
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Write an eBook
    eBooks are all the rage in B2B marketing, which is why we are thriled to feature this guest post from our friend and fellow blogger, Jonathan Kranz, who just published an eBook on eBooks. On the marketer's content menu, eBooks are the main dishes - the entrées that can give your company entrée onto the prospect's short list of worthy vendors.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2009
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Write an eBook
    eBooks are all the rage in B2B marketing, which is why we are thriled to feature this guest post from our friend and fellow blogger, Jonathan Kranz, who just published an eBook on eBooks. On the marketer's content menu, eBooks are the main dishes - the entrées that can give your company entrée onto the prospect's short list of worthy vendors.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Write a Social Media Policy
    Guidelines for Content creators (bloggers, presenters, video, podcasts etc.). Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. If no one else is discussing a company, its employees almost certainly are. Social sharing sites (e.g.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Turn the beat around. Let’s blog upside down
    If you’re Malcolm Gladwell, you can write 10,000 words without a care. If headlines are so important … maybe we should write the headlines first? Blogging best practices beginning a blog blogging best practices blogging tips new bloggersI’m asked to review a ton of blogs.  Some of them are pretty sorry.  
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 6 Easy Tips to Be a Better Blog Writer
    Did the job of blogging or writing fall into your lap? Bloggers come from all walks of life, that’s one thing that I know for sure. Whether you’re a professional writer or not, here are some tips on how to be more productive and efficient when it comes to writing. All I need to write is my PC, a notebook, and a pen.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Ways to Get Readers to Respond
    You spend a lot of time writing content on your blog but if the only comments you get are from people looking for free marketing, maybe it’s time to revise your content strategies. About Blogs Content Marketing Online Marketing blog content blog writing content marketing with blogs Writing for the WebPolls. External Links.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Your Business Blog: Guest Blogging Etiquette
    In light of that, I thought I should elaborate on a few tips for how to be a good guest blogger. Setting standards for things like post length, how often the swap will occur, and how much editing the host blogger can do is important. Be flexible – most of the time, bloggers are busy people, just like everyone else in the world.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Blog Wars: WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr – Which Platform Rules?
    In a smackdown of sorts, I’ve laid out the pros and cons of 3 major blog contenders: WordPress , Blogger and Tumblr. The tool is compatible with Blogger, Blogroll, TypePad, Posterous, LiveJournal and more. BLOGGER – established 1999. Blogger is very user-friendly and highly regarded by beginner bloggers. Pros: .
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Three steps to add bling to your blog
    In school and in business, we’re conditioned to write in a linear way. I mean cut extraneous writing. There is no good writing, only good re-writing. The heart of originality is bringing YOUR experience and personality to your writing. Boring: SEO for Bloggers. Let’s get phat. Go non-linear. 
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] The best advice I ever received for my business, and my blog
    Most bloggers adopt a mantle of invincibility and that is certainly the easy path to take: “I publish, therefor I’m correct.” ” But being a humble blogger leads to meaningful social media engagement and ultimately, crowd-sourced wisdom. ” Pretty good question! But the answer was easy. Nobody is that smart.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Brain-Based Blogging: The 4 F’s of Action
    One of the things I like about blog writing and publishing content on the Web is the connection to people. The only thing that makes your readers similar may be their interest in the niche you are writing about, because you solve problems they have, because you share interests and passions with them. Blog this on Blogger.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] The Death of Creativity in Writing
    One of my sons, who had done poorly on the writing essay portion of. the SATs, along with two of his buddies, will be taking a class I am teaching on how to write an essay for the test. This is what writing has come down to. This week my kids are on spring vacation from school. It wants to see if you can follow rules.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Is Pinterest Pointless for B2B Firms?
    And as Donna Ray Berkelhammer writes at North Carolina Law Life , “just because you aren’t making money from your Pinterest site or the copied artwork … doesn’t mean you couldn’t be liable for thousands of dollars in penalties.” B2B Blogger B2B Marketing B2B Social Media Content MarketingViral Traffic = High Bounce Rates.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] The Paradox of Social Media Popularity
    In some ways, isn’t it liberating to be an early stage blogger with few readers? Srinivas  Rao  writes about  the things you should have learned in school, but never did  and his the host-co founder of  BlogcastFM. B y  Srinivas  Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist. But you’re free to say anything. Remember the Karate Kid ?
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Write Your First Blog Post
    'Author: Megan Ziman Trust me, writing your first blog post can be scary. Day one at Marketo, I was informed that one of my projects as a Social Media & PR intern would be writing for the blog. This motivated me to continue writing. Whether you are a B2B or B2C company, the summer intern or the CMO, writing is required.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] What Drives Us? 4 Keys to Creating Compelling Content
    The Content Marketing Institute recently surveyed content marketers who report that’s their #1 challenge: How to write content that is “ engaging, “ that gets readers to pay attention, the compels them to take action. think these four basic drives will help you write better content that fully engages readers.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Creating Processes: Do you know too much?
    Most educated professionals I know will tell you they struggle when it comes to preparing speeches and writing content. Write to teach and persuade. When I teach a simple thing like how to write a blog post, I’ve got slides and paragraphs that go back to the invention of the printing press! Blog this on Blogger.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Courage and blogging
    ” I also think this has made me a better blogger. Last week, Lori Ruff asked me why I seem to be able to think differently on my blog, why I write about things that other people don’t write about. The difference is, I’m putting it in writing. also think this has made me a better blogger.
  • SAZBEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Get More Comments: Write Unfinished Blog Posts
    Most bloggers want to know their words are leaving an impact. Comments are a blogger’s best friend. But the biggest struggle, especially for bloggers just starting out, is getting the first few comments. The best way to get readers to comment on your post is to write a half-finished article. people have asked me. They do.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] How I discovered my blogging voice by becoming somebody else
    found my voice as a blogger by borrowing someone else’s. found, as I began to post one blog entry after another, that a new, distinct writing voice was emerging. For the first time in 35 years of writing stories, poems, essays, academic papers, and articles; I felt free to write whatever I most needed to say. turned a.
  • AVITAGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Help Me Resolve My Blogging Dilemma
    Common Problem It occurs to me that my problem is similar to the challenges many business bloggers face. Content Publishing blog ideas blogging write blog posts 'I have accumulated an inventory of over 25 important blog ideas. These are not simple observations that are easy to blog. This is especially true in larger organizations.
  • WEBMARKETCENTRAL  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
    [Blogger, Writing] Blogger Outreach for PR - Worst Practices
    Despite the fact that several smart PR bloggers, including Cece Lee , Laura Moncur and Elge Premeau have written about what works in blogger outreach for PR, there are still a lot of agencies and PR people who just don't get it. Their efforts at appealing to bloggers are awkward at best, counterproductive at worst. Seth Godin.
  • CONTENT MARKETING TODAY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Marketing Today Hits #15 on the Junta42 Top Blogger List
    Writing on the Web. Share and Enjoy: Tags: Blogging Content Marketing Knowledge Center News Online Social Media junta42 top bloggers Joe Pulizzi’s 8th Installment Reviews Record 353 Blogs to Select Content Marketing Thought Leaders. We are especially pleased because this is one tough crew of content marketing thought leaders. Internet.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] How I totally screwed up my blogging strategy
    For the first time in four years, I seemingly had nothing to write about. Being a good blogger means always being alert to these ideas — and most important — capturing them. For me, that means writing them down wherever I am and then simply writing the headline for the idea in WordPress as soon as I can.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Marketing with Stories: Better than Facts
    In his book Meatball Sundae , Seth Godin writes, “People just aren’t that good at remembering facts. So if you’re a professional with a blog, or writing content for your web pages or e-newsletter, what kinds of stories should you be writing? Some bloggers and writers are natural storytellers, some aren’t.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Basic Human Motivation: 4 Ways to Engage Readers
    As content marketers, if you are writing content designed to persuade and influence, you need to know what makes people tick. Blog this on Blogger. There are universal drives that are common in all human beings, across cultures, across the globe. We can learn a lot from evolutionary studies. We are still driven by four key motivators.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] My most important lesson in business almost killed my blog
    Who wants to write about that stuff every week? An insider’s guide to audience connection Unusual writing advice from a person who shouldn’t give writing advice Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger? Who wants to write about that stuff every week? Long curly hair. little disheveled.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] The secret ingredient for successful small business blogging
    Small business bloggers have an opportunity to specialize and to develop their own small fan club. Blogging doesn’t mean you’re just writing, pressing that publish button, and promoting your posts. Do you write with passion? They can gain readers because they love hearing the blogger’s voice. Do you write with passion?
  • FATHOM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Best Practices for Blogger Outreach
    'Building relationships through blogger outreach is a great way to gain traffic to your site and shares or mentions of your brand online. However, blogger outreach is rarely a “one size fits all” scenario. Make sure the bloggers you’re pitching to would actually be interested in what you’re offering. Blogger outreach takes time.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Free Tools Every Business Blogger Should Bookmark
    As a business blogger , most of the tools you need to do your job live right up there in your noggin. Do you understand the subject matter you're writing about? Here are 10 free tools that will make you a better business blogger , and how to use them. 10 Free Tools Business Bloggers Should Bookmark. Got a computer?
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] 3 (Eye-Opening) Benefits I Learned Writing a Free E-Book
    if you're thinking about writing an eBook, here are some ideas for you! After all, why would you give away your e-book, which you’ve spent hours writing, proofing and designing? Well, try writing and giving away a free e-book. Once you’ve written your first e-book, you might feel the urge to write another one.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 65 Experts Chime In On How To Stay Motivated To Write
    'One of the biggest questions I get is how do you find the time  to write? This is a huge topic, but it is especially important this week as my good friend and content marketing mentor, Ann Handley finally released her book Everybody Writes. Because in today’s content-driven world, writing matters more, not less.”
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] What would I do if I were starting my blog from scratch?
    'Here is mind game successful bloggers play with each other. Over years of blogging and 1,500 posts, I learned that my blogging niche is not writing about  Facebook, or strategy or SEO. And when that happens, if blogging is the first thing that drops off the table, you will never, ever become a successful blogger. am evolving.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Develop an Unforgettable Voice in Your Writing
    This is the mysterious “knack for writing” that people talk about. It lies within your power to hone, develop, and sharpen your writing voice. In this article, I''ll share seven of the techniques that helped me to develop my writing voice. Let’s say you’re writing an article right now. You know.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Why you should consider centralizing your search keyword lists
    Brand marketers need the right keywords to do a better job naming products and writing messaging guides. And bloggers , of course, need to know what words their audiences use to describe their pain points. Photo credit: Wikipedia. Last month, I wrote about 2 challenges to keyword collaboration. But that’s extremely unlikely.
  • INBLURBS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Bloggers, Stop Thinking… “Just Do It”
    Chances are you are clicking on “ 6 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Dr. Seuss ” over an article called “6 Tips for New Bloggers.”. Don’t Plan…Write. Doers write about content that is exciting to them. Forcing a blog post based on keyword opportunities and Google Trends is inhibiting your writing.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] The B2B Manifesto: Trust Building Comes First
    As you create content for the Web, as you write your blog posts, do you embed trust factors? Blog this on Blogger. Writing Better Content: An Emotional Pathway. How good is your “trust-building?&# I just read this term in a new digital release: The B2B Manifesto , just published by Velocity Partners in the UK. awards.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Yes, You Were You Born to Blog.
    Through many personal discussions, we came to realize how similar our perspectives were … and how frustrated we were that some of our friends and colleagues could not make the leap and start their blog, or take their writing to the next level. We decided to write a small, Tao-like book that focused on the human potential of blogging.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Ways to Make Content More Engaging
    The Content Marketing Institute has hit another home-run with their question to content experts, “ How do you make content more engaging? &# Ten experts responded, including moi , and their answers are illuminating, especially for anyone charged with creating quality content for blogs, social media, and writing for the Web. Digg this!
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Creative Work, Blogging, Writing and Resistance
    Everyone encounters resistance when it comes to blogging, writing, and creative work. It doesn’t matter if you’re a scientist, blogger, CEO or rock star. Write about it. Write. 'Ever get stuck? It’s so easy to give in, isn’t it? Work requires you to actually do something. And it loves fear. Design.
  • WRITTENT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 3 Writing Techniques to Double Your Productivity
    'Productivity is huge in freelance writing and blogging. First and foremost, there’s the actual work: the article writing/blogging/copywriting. In short, to succeed in your choice of career, your writing productivity needs to skyrocket – otherwise, you’ll have little/no time to manage all the other aspects of your business.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Marketing Tips to Get More “Juice”
    began these writing tips when I wrote about taking one nugget of information, and instead of posting it as one blog post, you make a list of 3-5 sub-topics or issues. The point is that as long as you are writing quality posts for your readers, use that content in multiple ways, at multiple points in time, and deliver it multiple ways.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Become the Best Blogger in Your Niche
    So here’s my thesis: If you are the best blogger in your niche, you can be the most successful in your niche. If blogging is the core of content marketing, and content marketing is the path to success, then we must conclude that being a kickass blogger is the path to marketing success. What can I write about? Conclusion.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Write an Effective Business Blog
    Instead of saying “We’re the leading producer of widgets…” or some other such self-promoting statement, demonstrate your leadership by writing about the many creative uses of widgets, what to look for in a widget, recent developments in the widget field, or whatever. Who should write for your blog? They’re boring.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Marketing Writers: How’s Your Cognitive Fitness?
    What’s the most important thing you can do to improve your skills as a writer, blogger, or content marketer? This is a great way to think up new and different metaphors for your writing. learned about writing fiction, plays, dialogue, memoirs and characterization. It is evident in an ability to: Assimilate information.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] The cure for Bloggus Interruptus
    Bloggers who commit to a consistent schedule find that it becomes easier, faster, and more fun. Even the creative juices start flowing better once you adopt the discipline of regular writing. have been extremely disciplined in my writing and approach, churning out at least two strong posts a week without fail. Until last month.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Marketing with Stories: Why We Tell Lies…
    Why doesn’t every piece of online content we write use narrative to give a specific example of real people using our products and services or whatever it is we want to influence? tried to hide the fact that I was not long out of graduate school and was sole-proprietor of a writing service with only 6-month’s Internet experience.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Ways To Put Old Blog Posts To Good Use
    For those truly timeless posts, or ones that have become topical again, you can alert bloggers in the appropriate niche to their existence and politely ask for a mention and backlink. Bloggers are always looking for great content to share with readers. Write best-of posts. Publish an e-book. Create downloadable PDFs. Let’s Talk!
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Steps to Creating a Network of Guest Bloggers
    Anyone running a B2B blog is always on the lookout for guest bloggers from outside their own organization. But how do you get those quality guest bloggers to contribute to your blog? Here are the ten steps to building a network of guest bloggers that I have followed for the B2B PR Blog and the B2B Social Media Guide. That means.
  • ENGAGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Think Like a Startup, Act Like a Blogger
    The best bloggers focus intensely on another thing: participating and publishing in social media. Act like a blogger: How can I earn the attention of the community to let them know? Good bloggers understand the daunting reality of how much stamina is needed to take part in this mara-sprint (marathon length at sprint pace.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Transform Yourself Into an Agile Business Blogger
    Many inbound marketers and business bloggers get so caught up in (or weighed down by?) But another way is the agile way -- the way that lets bloggers go with the flow, respond to new opportunities, and generally get over the fear of the blinking cursor and, as Nike said, Just Do It. How to Be a Successful Agile Business Blogger.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Marketing that Speaks to the Old Brain
    Knowing how the brain works will help you write better as well as help you with presentations to influence others. How can you apply the lessons of this story in your own content marketing and blog writing? Blog this on Blogger. One evening as I was entering a restaurant in San Francisco, a homeless person stopped me. Digg this!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] The Majestic Hope of Social Media
    also love all the new students coming on to the blogosphere who don’t know the “rules&# and are writing these little neutron bomb posts that deserve to be read.  But there’s something amazing and wonderful ahead.  Can you feel the hope and momentum building like I do? Something incredible is about to happen. It HAS to.
  • BUZZ MARKETING FOR TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
    [Blogger, Writing] Six Steps to a Remarkably Powerful, Personal Network - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas. You're only a stranger once.
    in 50 Words - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas. Success Can Come Right Out of Nowhere - Liz Strauss at Successful Blog - Thinking, writing, business ideas. It’s all that we love about Liz’s writing as well as all her blogging experience in one nice little package. Liz Writes For.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Maxims of Successful Blogging: Infographic Edition
    'My post on the 10 Maxims of Successful Blogging has become one of the most popular on the {grow} blog and really summarizes the advice I give bloggers the most often. Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger? Here it is as an infographic, the first of a series I’ll be publishing in the coming months. I''m glad.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Why Ann Handley is the Queen of Content
    And, she has new book out, Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content , which we discuss in the short video at the top of the page. Check out the video and see why every marketer writes, every salesperson writes, in fact … Everybody Writes! She’s an enigma. Chapman)? Chapman)?
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Search Engine Results: 3 Tips for Savvy Bloggers
    You’ve got to optimize your reader-focused content (so the search engines know what you’re writing about). Blog this on Blogger. No More Geek-Speak: SEO for Smart Bloggers. I don’t know why it took me so long to learn this SEO stuff, but I DO know that I wouldn’t post one more blog post without using Scribe SEO Tool.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 8 Practical motivations to blog when no one is reading it
    He wrote me a note and told me that he was disheartened because he was putting a lot of effort into his writing but nobody was reading his blog. You are improving through every blog post you write. Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger? You are improving through every blog post you write. 2) Clarity.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Shut up and blog: How to create endless ideas for content!
    My friend Alex Lavidge described an experiment on a Facebook post — For the next 100 days he’s going to hand-write notes to people who have impacted him. And then write it down somewhere! And then write it down somewhere! have a backlog of nearly 200 possible blog post ideas. How do I keep the ideas coming? People.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own
    Here’s the message, loud and clear: 99% of busy business professionals and attorneys should not – repeat,  not  – waste their precious productive hours  writing their own blog posts  and  website content. You will burn yourself out, and your business will suffer – even if you enjoy doing the writing. How to Write Like You Talk.
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Become a Stellar Guest Blogger
    This post is meant to outline the “ quality &# approach to guest blogging where: Linking (and keywords in the links) is not the most important thing What matters is networking with niche bloggers and influencers as well as building a positive brand image So read on if you are serious about guest blogging… 1. Engage Yourself!
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Are your SEO writers lost in Google-land?
    Are they trying to write SEO copy but it’s just not clicking – and your site is suffering as a result?  Discover how you can give your writers a road map for online writing success. This is similar to how some in-house writers are trained in SEO writing. Their writing will quickly improve. Easy, right?
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Engaging Content: 7 Tips to Get Readers to Think
    When it comes to content marketing , there are ways to write content so it actively markets you and your business without being “in-your-face” sales copy or boring product reviews or press releases. Write about a problem you experienced or a mistake you made, and ask, “What would you have done?&#. Blog this on Blogger.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget
    These platforms create a meeting point for bloggers and blog owners looking for guest blogs, so you can easily identify quality opportunities. For example, let’s you want to write posts about e-cigarettes, your search query could be “E-cigarette guest blogs”, “quit smoking guest blogs”, etc. Aim your energies at quality blogs.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Get Over Your Fear of Guest Posting
    At the end of the interview, Arianna handed me her business card and asked me to write on her new site (at the time) called The HuffPost. At the time, I was not a writer, not even a blogger. The thought of writing for such a huge audience led to paralysis by analysis. At the time, I was not a writer, not even a blogger.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Ways to Use Facebook as a List Building Tool
    This is Facebook’s way of allowing you to write blog posts directly on FB. You can write notes with text and pictures and tag your friends to draw their attention to it. Avoid writing notes that may be seen as spam by others. Blog this on Blogger. Share your blog posts. or networked blogs.  4.       Share videos.
  • WRITTENT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 11 Content Writing Secrets from the Pros
    What’s the difference between you and really successful bloggers? We’ve compiled 11 of today’s best bloggers’ tips for working smarter, not harder: 1. Page views aren’t the best measure of how successful you’ve been at content writing if no one’s buying.  'Image source. Great.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Are Your Content Readers Thinkers or Feelers?
    It contains important information to consider when writing your blog, e-newsletter or content marketing to attract clients, and it still applies today. like to cite studies whenever I write about a concept, to prove my point. You are writing one regularly, aren’t you? Blog this on Blogger. Share this on del.icio.us.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] The economics behind Copyblogger’s decision to end blog comments
    If you are an experienced blogger these explanations probably strike you as strange. It is not uncommon for me to spend three times more effort addressing comments than writing the original post. If you are an experienced blogger these explanations probably strike you as strange. They really didn’t say. Maybe even forced.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Big blog posts that made a difference
    Four ways to be a spell-binding online personality — Mars Dorian rocked {grow} with his provocative writing and mind-bending art. blogging Writing best practices blog community building blog community management blogging best practicesLet’s start with the blog posts that you loved. 15 Posts that moved the conversation.
  • SAVVY B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Do You Know if Your Guest Bloggers are Legit?
    To keep pace with the needs of a regular blog, many bloggers accept guest posts. love using guest bloggers and wouldn’t change that. But as commenter Craig McBreen suggests and Mark implemented, think about adding a line that states, “this has to be your own writing.” Ask the author. Do some due diligence.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 17 Foolish Mistakes to Avoid as a Guest Blogger
    As a guest blogger, you need to have the skill sets of an SEO expert, a public relations professional, and obviously, a blogger , in order to be successful. Most guest bloggers do this as a result of having no (or a poorly crafted) guest blogging strategy. 9) Not Selling Your Writing Ability. 1) Having NO Strategy.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 23 Outstanding Social PR Guides
    Is blogger outreach still an effective PR strategy? Guides to Influencer and Blogger Outreach. GroupHigh.com – The “Blogger Outreach” Multi-Tool by Justice Mitchell. The 10 best ways to pitch a blogger by ragan.com. ” Streamlining Blogger Outreach With Inkybee by Soulati-’TUDE!
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Writing Tips to Drive Your Readers to Action
    To help you learn how, though, here are 5 time-tested writing tips that help you convert your blog post traffic. Write for Your Niche. One of the most important writing tips to drive your readers to action is writing for your niche. Sometimes, From all the writing tips, this might be the most important.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Online Persuasion: Creating Desire
    If you want to write content that persuades readers to take action, you write about emotional triggers AND provide reasons to act. Stephen Denning writes about this in his book The Secret Language of Leadership , and these lessons for leadership communications are applicable to writing web content. Blog this on Blogger.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Aggregation: The Future of (B2B and Consumer) Media?
    David Koretz offered one vision recently on MediaPost, writing: The news organizations of tomorrow will no longer be loud-mouthed pundits espousing a barely informed worldview. Browse My Stuff is fee-based for sponsors, free for bloggers and offers more professional publishing power. Bloggers and content marketers want traffic.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Blog Guest Posting: It’s a Privilege Not a Birthright
    What I am writing here is not a reaction to the great posts that Chris Abraham wrote recently here at Biznology: How to pitch a blogger and How NOT to pitch a blogger. You see the Internet is a place where content is king, but most that are producing it aren’t exactly writing royalty. It was where I practiced writing.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] A Tale of Two Websites: Good/Bad Content
    What you write on your site has to be compelling. Blog this on Blogger. Writing Web Content: 5 Simple Steps for Results. Coaching/Personal Development Content Marketing On Writing Better Online Marketing Attracting Clients Writing for the WebHow do you sell something that people don’t know they want or need?
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Writing Mistakes that Will Guarantee Your Blog’s Failure
    You have the ability to project them well on your blog, and you are quite confident in your writing ability. Yet, unknowingly, you could be building a sinking ship, punctured by these ten writing mistakes that will doom any blog to failure. You needn’t be disheartened, however, as any blogger can avoid them. You have the ideas.
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