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  • 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: .
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Writing Web Content: 5 Simple Steps for Results
    Organize, simplify and get better results from your Web writing by asking 5 important questions: What is the problem (pain, predicament)? As you compose your copy, you should write out several sentences to answer each question. Write a few sentences out about the problem. Are you interested in learning more about blog writing?
  • 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. Yeah.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Achieve Your Blog Writing Goals
    For example, a dominant reason is bloggers losing the drive to produce content […]. The post How to Achieve Your Blog Writing Goals appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. By Gary Dek A blog needs to have goals in order to succeed. The difficulty lies in fulfilling those goals. Content Marketing
  • DELICIOUS B2BMARKETING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
    [Blogger, Writing] Rick Short Explains How to Turn Staff Into Prolific Bloggers
    Werent you worried about a shortage of readers and topics to write about? My real challenge was getting my staff to warm to the concept of being a blogger. That was the voice of many of my bloggers at one time or another. Writing and grammar seem to be a forgotten art in communication. Wrong. They quickly get it. Move on.
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 4 Must-Know Writing Tips You Aren’t Using
    The simple truth is that each and every piece of writing – no matter the quality, length, or current success – can be made better. To help you maximize that potential for growth, here are 4 must-know writing tips you should definitely add to your arsenal. Don’t Be Afraid to Break “Conventional” Writing Rules. I get it.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Bloggers …and 5 Tips to Fix Them
    Seasoned bloggers are wise to take note of these tips as well; even the most professional of us can use a reminder every now and then! While most of us understand the ramifications of plagiarism when it comes to writing papers in college, it can be more of a grey area when it comes to blogging. Not writing about something you know.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing
    There are SO many implications of adding computer intelligence to what we do, including the rise of chat bots, business intelligence, image recognition, marketing automation, and algorithmic writing, to name a few! By Mark Schaefer. I’m often asked: “What is the next big thing in marketing?” 2) Virtual reality. ” Ha!
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Trends from New Blogger Survey That Probably Won't Surprise You
    Orbit Media Services conducted a survey of over 1,000 bloggers for the second year in a row to see how this core content marketing tactic is changing. How Frequently are Bloggers Publishing? There are more bloggers that are blogging 2-6 times per week, although that number is down slightly from last year. Content Marketing
  • 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. From all the writing tips, this might be the most important. Image source.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 3 Blogger Outreach Trends That You Can Implement
    As the marketing manager at GroupHigh, I have had the luxury of observing HUNDREDS of blogger outreach campaigns. This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. A constant thirst for creativity has driven her in to this profession because it''s full of writing and new ideas. Blogger Outreach
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] 29+ Actionable Content Writing Tips [+Examples]
    With so much content already out there, content writing that stands out and convinces readers to read your blog over someone else’s is difficult. To do this, working on improving your writing is an important step. Here are 29+ actionable content writing tips to help you, along with examples, statistics, and quotes. Where?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Ten ideas for the beginning blogger
    Still, I’ve learned a few lessons that might help if you’re a beginner blogger and I thought I would give you the inside scoop. . It’s not writing skill or time or ideas. The more you write, the more comfortable you will feel. Spend the extra time it takes to write with brevity. It’s confidence.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Start a Blog Serial Writing Project
    ??. If you’ve been reading my blogs for any length of time, you know about my problem with writing: I love to write , and I can write too much. Then, at some point in my writing career I got lazy. I just started making a list of main points and then writing out a couple of sentences on each item. Digg this!
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Working With Bloggers to Promote Your Brand for the Holidays
    Two thirds of […] Author information Kristen Matthews This monthly Blogger Outreach column is contributed by Kristen Matthews. A constant thirst for creativity has driven her in to this profession because it''s full of writing and new ideas. Blogger Outreach For many people this means Fall is here!
  • FATHOM  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] Writing Secrets from WordPress’s Founder
    140 about writing from Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress: “The best writing advice I’ve heard, and occasionally practice, is to write every single day first thing in the morning. It is hands-down the most common blogging platform, used by half of the top 100 bloggers. So, you want to be a better writer?
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Write Great Blog Posts Every Time
    Creating great content for your business blog is a what and how issue, as in what constitutes “good” content , and how does one produce that content so that it brings in the readers that a business blogger wants. You can team up with a fellow blogger in your niche by participating in an ongoing discussion, or in an argument.
  • 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?
  • WRITTENT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] Blog Writing: 29 Experts Share Their Top 3 Must-Follow Rules
    Writing a great blog involves doing many different things well. You need to do your research, know your audience, be interesting, write compelling headings, keep it simple, write actionable content, make your writing scannable, and include call to actions—and that’s not even everything you need to keep in mind. Write.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Want to Be a Better Blogger? Embrace Structure
    What is the first step you take as you begin writing a blog post? Lots of people just like to start from the beginning -- they stare down the blinking cursor until they''re suddenly inspired to write a clever introduction. Here''s why you should consider adopting it in your writing process. That cursor? It''s daunting. Help!
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 8 Reasons Even YOU Can Be a Kick-Butt Business Blogger
    Well the truth is, I know any one of you -- yes, even you -- can be an amazing business blogger. That means if your job is to provide customer support for an SEO software company, you have the subject matter expertise to write a blog post like, "3 Advanced Hacks for Finding New Keywords for Your SEO Strategy." I don't know how.
  • WRITTENT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] 17 Battle-Tested and Data-Backed Writing Tips
    However, we can offer you a list of 17 fascinating writing tips that are backed by data: 1. If you don’t have any tricks up your sleeve, formulate new data or concepts like a “surprise” in your writing. Tailoring your messages significantly is a powerful writing tip for email marketing. Image source. Make it.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] Speed up your sales with scientifically proven writing tips
    In this webinar with Heather Lloyd-Martin of SuccessWorks, she discusses tips for writing better sales copy. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a copywriting “cheat sheet” that would make writing top-notch sales pages a breeze? You’ll learn: Why sales writing formulas can make your writing life a breeze.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Strategies to Identify New Bloggers to Talk About Your Brand
    While consumers are becoming more resourceful in seeking out purchase information, marketers are becoming more resourceful in seeking out new bloggers to partner with. Bloggers are one of the strongest sources of influence and are the perfect “middle man” when it comes to saying good stuff about products and services. Blogger Outreac
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] How Fashion Brands are Partnering with Bloggers for Big Results
    From major retail stores like Bloomingdales to online fashion gurus like ModCloth, almost every fashion brand has at least dabbled in blogger outreach by now. One of the wonderful things about a good blogger outreach strategy is that this type of marketing can adapt to any budget. Blogger Outreach
  • 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.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] How PR and Social Media Can Work Together
    The social media release is used for blogger outreach. bloggers are overwhelmed with pitches and unlikely to write about the company’s press release, the company uses the press release as a hook and offers to write a (informational, non-promotional) guest post on the topic. Since many (most?) Share this on Bebo.
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] 7 Writing Strategies to Boost Traffic on Your Blog
    Every blogger wants to boost traffic on their blog, but not everyone has the right online writing strategies. Writing Strategies: 7 Ways to Boost Blog Traffic. Following on-page best practices is among the best online writing strategies. Write response posts. Get renowned bloggers to guest post on your blog.
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers
    Working with bloggers not only embraces this strategy through the posts they write, but through their varied social media presences as well. Bloggers can be some of the most effective voices of your brand. Embrace the “One to One to Many” Approach by Working with Bloggers by Kristen Matthews - Maximize Social Business.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] 7 ways to use bloggers in your content marketing strategy
    Many of these influencers are bloggers, or at least started out that way, and they can give your content marketing strategy a much-needed boost. Today’s bloggers have easier ways to promote you, though, and they are usually more effective. Take a look at a few ways to use bloggers in your content marketing strategy: Hire them to write.
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 27 Writing Mistakes that Are Costing You Clients and Cash
    Because if all the traffic you’re generating is being led straight into a blog full of and overflowing with any of these 27 writing mistakes, you’re just cheating yourself out of new clients and, therefore, more cash. Writing for Robots. Write for your readers, and not for Google. Writing for the Wrong Audience.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] Blogging for SEO: How to Write Blogs that Rank on Page One
    You also need to focus on writing SEO-driven, keyword-focused content that attracts not only website traffic, but the right kind of traffic. Once you’ve decided on a list of target keywords, it’s time to write a blog post focused on one of these keywords. Remember that you’re writing for humans, not search engines. Bottom Line.
  • WRITTENT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Signs Your Company Needs a Blog Writing Service
    A business blog is important for your company’s online visibility, maybe writing just isn’t your cup of tea. Here are five signs you need a blog writing service. If you’ve noticed your blog just isn’t garnering the results you expected, you may be missing one of the key signs that you’d do better with a blog writing service.
  • 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!
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Write High-Level Blog Posts That Don't Overwhelm Your Readers
    Many bloggers face a common problem: How do you make an article really informative, but at the same time really easy to read? 5 Tips for Writing High-Level Blog Posts That Aren't Overwhelming. 1) Write short sentences. You can write on any topic, no matter how technical, and still sound highly intelligent and readable.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] New Blogger? Get Started on WordPress.com
    For bloggers with limited technical experience or no time to spend on that aspect of managing a website, wordpress.com is the way to go. The first step to becoming a WordPress blogger is to register your account. Start Writing and Publishing. The post New Blogger? Assess Your Skill Level. wordpress.com vs. wordpress.org.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Why Writing Guest Posts Should Be Very Important to You
    So if you want to promote a business like the sales lead generation company , Find New Customers , start writing guest posts! And when you write a post for a very popular blog like Marketo , you get tons of audience. Do you write guest posts? Guest posts not only bring links, they bring an audience for your content marketing.
  • 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.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 8 dead easy steps for writing a blog in less than an hour
    Writing a blog post doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or time-consuming task. Here are 8 simple steps for managing your writing time wisely. Instead of planning your topics just before you write, consider setting aside four hours or so each month to come up with the topics you’d like to cover in the coming weeks. Time to Edit.
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Write a Perfect Cold Outreach Email: 5 Elements to Consider Before Hitting Send
    Takeaway: Think about how your pitch relates to something relevant to the blogger or business. My write up was sent out to thousands of people on their email list and produced great exposure for us. As marketers, we typically send and receive hundreds of emails a week. But how do we do this without being seen as spammy? Keep reading.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013
    Stephan Wiedner shares six reasons to write guest posts for other blogs, among them: “It builds relationships. If you write for someone else’s blog and their readers like what you share, they will be grateful, potentially ask you to write again, and who knows, maybe scratch your back in other ways some time in the future.”
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 4 U’s of Web Copywriting: Tips for Writing Great Headlines & Copy
    If you’ve been writing for the web long, you’ve probably heard of the 4 U’s formula, which says that content should be Urgent, Unique, Useful, and Ultra-specific. So what are the 4 U’s and how can you use them to write more powerful headlines and copy? Writing Great Headlines with the 4 U’s. Writing Great Copy with the 4 U’s.
  • WRITTENT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] 8 Ways What You Write Will Affect Your Bottom Line
    However, as I’m sure you know, not all writing is created equal. Writing is more than haphazardly throwing words up on your computer screen. This is such a simple piece of advice, but so often bloggers forget they’re ultimately trying to generate leads and make sales. Give Them The Meaning: The Substance of Content. Be Relevant.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Blog Content: 4 Ways to Make Your Blog Unique
    Depending on how you construct the wording surrounding the example statement, you could make yourself sound like an Eco-friendly reporter, an unbiased blogger, or a conspiracy theorist. Want to make your blog stand out? Try finding unusual facts and weird blog content. Give your blog a unique look and feel by publishing unusual blog content.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] 5 Key Elements for Your “About” Page: How to Tell Your Story
    Smart bloggers know that this is one of the most visited pages: People want to know who’s behind a business. If you are the sole author of your blog, write it in the first person. When’s the last time you updated your bio on your About page on your blog or website? Personalities count. Certainly client lists are important.
  • VERTICAL RESPONSE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Find Great Guest Bloggers
    Digital marketing strategist Ashley Bennett says small businesses can reel in top-notch bloggers if they know where to look. Bennett offers these four tactics to get some bites from bloggers. “Serious bloggers and journalists are on Twitter,” she says. ” Go to a blogger’s virtual watering hole.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] How to get off your ass and start blogging
    ” “I don’t know what to write about” “I don’t know my niche. And here is an inspirational story about how Jeff Bullas transformed his life by becoming a consistent blogger. Finally, here’s an excellent case study about a blogger who made a pivot for success. I was not consistent.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] This is why I am not reading or tweeting your blog post
    Lean in close now as I share this blogging secret: “Stop writing sucky headlines.” I know this aspect of blogging has been written about before so I am mystified as to why it remains such an obstacle to so many bloggers. By Jeff Bullas — Jeff is a master blogger who understands how to write a headline.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Stop Hating Writing (and Actually Get Kinda Good)
    According to Corey, "There are a million reasons we marketers find it hard to write: It’s not our job. Check out their two cents below, and then grab your own copy of The Marketer''s Pocket Guide to Writing Good. Oh, and then go write something! like, just unabashed hatred for something I''m writing. Start writing.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. “If 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.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 9 Questions You MUST Ask Before Hiring a Freelance Blogger
    Many will hire an in-house blogger to create content and manage the blog's CMS. Others don't need a full-time employee(s) to manage their blogging needs, though, and will opt for a part-time, freelance blogger. Usually, freelance bloggers don't manage your CMS, but the content creation effort lies squarely on their shoulders.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] What a blog post will look like in 2020
    So, how can one even try to predict how content marketing, in this case blog writing, will look in the future ? With the ever-increasing battle for attention, people crave minimalistic, write-it-like-you-say-it content. I mean writing specifically for the mobile person in mind. By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist.
  • 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.
  • WRITTENT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 11.5 Amazing Content Creation Tools for Becoming a Super Blogger
    If you’re constantly writing content to be published the next day, or have a corporate approval policy that takes four days, you’re going to have a pretty tough time getting the context right, no matter how great your Google alerts are. Your content is really only as good as its context. Probably not. Google Alerts. Twitter Keyword Streams.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Best Social PR Guides and Tips of 2010 (So Far)
    And as any blogger can tell you, PR pros understand this, as witnessed by the incredible increase in blogger outreach “pitches&# from corporate PR departments and firms over the past two years. How to Reach Out to Bloggers by Chris Brogan. Social media has fundamentally altered the practice of public relations. Like what?
  • WRITTENT  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 13 Writing Rules to Ignore for Becoming a Legendary Content Creator
    Regardless of whether you’re for or against the abbreviated words and slang which are replacing traditional writing rules, there’s no denying the fact that content marketing best practices are way different than what you learned in college English. Make your writing scannable, even if that means some sections are limited to 1-2 sentences.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] Confessions of a Former Journalist: What I Learned From Becoming a Corporate Blogger
    And instead of being mandated to write ad copy posing as real content, I was just writing … real content. Being a journalist vs. being a blogger? Writing, researching, editing, interviewing, networking -- yup, all skills turned out to be 100% transferable. “She’s going to the dark side.” Blogging
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] What to Look For When Seeking Out Bloggers Who Are the Perfect Fit
    Bloggers and their word of mouth recommendations are invaluable. When the blogger is a good fit, that is. A poorly fitting blogger that a marketer stuffs in to a campaign looks like this: Patrick is representing a vegan food line and he reaches out to all food bloggers. Featuring Contributions from Global Thinkers.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Curation: How to Become a Thought Leader
    I share these key points with anyone who struggles with writing online for their business and needs ideas for what to write. Blog this on Blogger. Business Blog Writing and Content Marketing: Come on, light my fire! I first heard the term content curation is this post by Rohit Bhargava back in 2009. Digg this! Tweet This!
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Use Medium: A Beginner's Guide to Writing, Publishing & Promoting on the Platform
    As Medium founder (and Blogger creator/Twitter co-founder) Ev Williams wrote when he first launched the platform in 2012 : Medium is not about who you are or whom you know, but about what you have to say.". Writing Responses 3) How to Write & Publish on Medium a. Writing Responses. They all publish content on Medium.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] 12 (of the) Best Social PR Guides, Tips and Techniques of 2011
    Many “traditional” journalists now write blogs; does that make them bloggers? What are the (current) best practices for pitching bloggers? send generic pitches) for successfully getting others to write about your product / service / news / client etc. ” Every print publication now has an online version.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] In case you missed it, the best marketing posts of 2016
    Do you see my writing on Facebook or LinkedIn? So I’ve summarized some of the best writing on {grow} for 2016 by. One person called me “bonkers” for writing this post. It was one of those ideas that many people were thinking about and putting it into writing helped codify an idea. By Mark Schaefer.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] I love big blogs and I cannot lie.
    ” For a blogger, the easiest measure may be the number of shares and comments. The Orbit research also showed that the amount of time bloggers are spending to create their posts is rising dramatically. The average blog post now takes 3 hours 16 minutes to write. By Mark Schaefer. I don’t buy into this. 1,082 words).
  • 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. A little disheveled.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] What’s Your Content Cadence?
    So as I sharpened my storytelling skills, I started to think about the importance of cadence in writing. Too often we write what we want to write, or what we think our customers want to hear about, without actually thinking about the cadence of our content and how if done correctly it will draw readers in — and keep them coming back.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Blogger, Writing] A Creative Way to Write a Month's Worth of Blog Content in a Day
    To my fellow bloggers out there who struggle to find the time to produce a lot of premium blog content: I feel your pain. Now that you know how many posts you need to write, come up with some working titles so you have a backlog of ideas to work from. Content Format: Some posts are more difficult to write than others. Blogging
  • WINDMILL NETWORKING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] Time to Write Off Your Company Blog?
    In other words, writing without reader comments or feedback is a non-starter. Other social media bloggers have referenced that post and sounded the alarm. Blogger forums such as ProBlogger are perfect for getting professional feedback and ideas. Any business with a long-term outlook should pay attention to these teen views.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] How Google’s failure helped me become a dramatically better writer
    Eventually I would write about these same repeating topics too. I shut out the echo chamber and went my own way … probably the best thing I ever did as a blogger. I write about what is most compelling to me without the self-inflicted pressure to keep up. Are other people writing about my topics? Who knows?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] How I discovered my blogging voice by becoming somebody else
    I found my voice as a blogger by borrowing someone else’s. I 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.
  • 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? Blog this on Blogger. A story is all about context. Digg this!
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] Learn to create effective content by putting it through the RITE test
    Publishing your content isn’t a creative writing contest. When I create content that’s particularly provocative, somebody in the comment section will typically write “How did you know this was on my mind?” Open up your laptop at that moment and write a post about the implications of that news from your point of view. Relevant.
  • 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.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts
    Michele Linn was the first guest blogger. It’s funny that nearly all of the “top bloggers” I wrote about seven years ago have moved on to other things. That’s about the same time frame I hear from a lot of other bloggers, so the lesson is, be persistent! Smartphones have really worked against bloggers.
  • 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 MARKETING TRACTION  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Blog: What Do I Write About?
    One of the top questions I get about starting a blog is, “What would I write about?” A blog is defined as a web site that contains writings based on experiences, observations, and opinions. Follow other bloggers in your space and make note of what they write about. Contact New Incite today.
  • WRITTENT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 10 Shortcuts for Writing a Blog Post in Record Time
    Haven’t you ever wished you could speed up your blog post writing? Writing a variety of engaging work, getting buy in from management and measuring blog marketing metrics is definitely tough, too – but time is the real kicker. Always Outline Your Content Before You Begin Writing. Well, you’re not alone. Curate Content.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] Want to write a guest post for Fearless Competitor? Can you pull cars to the curb?
    Scott Stratten of Unmarketing, a guest on my Marketing Made Simple TV show , tells the story of a blogger. There is a blogger who writes infrequently, but his posts are so good that, which I’m driving and see a new . Great posts require great writing, clean organization, easy to read formatting and highly relevant images.
  • HALEY MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2015
    [Blogger, Writing] We Increased The Frequency of Blog Posting and Check Out What Happened To Our Inbound Leads!
    When writing more content and publishing at a more frequent rate, we expected our bounce rate to increase slightly. Content Marketing Marketing Tips SEO/Social Media Blog Writing Services Blogging and SEO blogging for staffing Does Blogging Drive Business Ghost Bloggers for My Company staffing blogs What is Ideal Blogging Frequency
  • HINGE MARKETING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] 7 Steps to a Successful Blogger Outreach Campaign
    This process is known as “blogger outreach.” ” Simply put, blogger outreach is a combination of a PR campaign and a linkbuilding campaign. But you are also building relationships with bloggers, many of which are influencers in the blogosphere and specific industries. Where do you begin? Create a strategy.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
    [Blogger, Writing] How to Write the Worst Guest Blogging Pitch of All Time [Template]
    And we''re always thrilled to feature bloggers when they contribute thoughtful, original content that our amazing readers (ahem -- that''s you) would love. How to Write the Worst Guest Blogging Pitch of All Time. WRITE IN ALL CAPS. Instead : Write like you''re talking to a friend in the industry. And these pitches? Ready?
  • 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.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] What Your Business Needs To Know About Google+
    How To Add +1 Button to Blogger – A guide from Blogger. 50 Random Thoughts On Google+ — Chris Brogan writes up 50 random thoughts on the new social platform. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Unless you’ve avoided the Internet over the past two weeks, you’ve probably heard about Google’s big play into the social web. You don’t.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] Earned media influencer marketing demands your awesome
    If you have widgets to hand out to bloggers, YouTubers , Instagrammers, and top Vine, SnapChat , and Periscope rockstars , but you’d better be ready for some serious noes. A rate card is generally the way a smart blogger or online influencer says no. However, earned media outreach can be a lot like writing poetry for publication.
  • 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. I 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.
  • 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  |  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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ?
  • 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. I also think this has made me a better blogger.
  • 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.
  • WRITING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Blogger, Writing] Content Checklist: Don’t Publish Without It
    The checklist is designed for digital content creators and marketing teams, but it can and should be used by anyone writing a business blog or other content for the Web. This is similar to what I write about in my ebook, Content Marketing with Blogs. Blog this on Blogger. Anatomy of a Blog Post: A Writing Checklist.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
    [Blogger, Writing] Report: Blogs Are An Important Part Of The Marketing Mix
    And even though bloggers stated feeling that they aren’t treated with the same respect as traditional media representatives, it’s the buyers who had the final say. From 7,205 bloggers, the survey reports that 81% have been blogging for more than 2 years, two thirds of bloggers are male, and 65% are age 18-44 years old.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] How Small Businesses Can Use Real-Time Case Studies to Acquire New Clients
    Make sure to use first person format (I, me and myself) in writing a case studies. He says, “The structure of your content is just as important as the writing itself.”. to give you a better idea on how to write an effective case study: Source: startupdonut.co.uk. Guest post by Bill Achola. Ned J. His work is recognized.
  • 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?
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2016
    [Blogger, Writing] If you’re preparing a roundup post, stop this right now
    ” I’m normally happy to help people with posts like this, but my return question to the blogger was this: How many other roundup posts have already been written about social media tips? So I want to challenge you to use that opportunity to write something that people will remember. By Mark Schaefer.
  • 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.
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