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Nobody reading your blog? 10 reasons to persist!

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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.

What is the future of blogging?

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It seems to be that time of year when the “is blogging dead” debate swirls around the social web. In this post I will cover three very important issues to the world of blogging: Exactly what is a blog right now? Are blogs as important as they used to be?

The 10 best big company blogs in the world

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There seems to be a lot of noise about the “death of the company blog.” ” In a world with so many shiny balls to chase like Snapchat and Instagram, are blogs still vibrant? What is the state of the art in company blogging? What are the best company blogs today?

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The future of blogging and online publishing

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A lot of people out there are saying blogging is dead. When reading is dead … then blogging will be dead. Starting your social media strategy with a blog used to be a safe bet. A lot of people out there are saying blogging is dead.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. socially promoted content that tripled blog traffic and quadrupled the number of blog-referred lead conversions in one year. magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing.

Five simple ideas to cut your blogging time in half

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I stumbled around and fumbled around for a long time when I started this blog. Then I realized how many great business benefits I was realizing through the blog and decided I better get serious about it! Without question, my biggest obstacle to consistent blogging was time.

How to differentiate your blog based on the time you can put into it

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Today I want to help you consider a way to differentiate your blog by thinking strategically about how you use your productivity and the amount of time you put into writing. Blogging takes a lot of work. Your blogging output. How much time can you devote to blogging?

The lost blogging monarchy, the defeat of links, and the war on social media

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Derackshan is credited with starting the blogging revolution in Iran and is called the father of Persian blogging. At the top of my blog it says “Marketing, Social Media, Humanity” and this post from this remarkable man is an exceptional exploration of this intersection.

10 simple tweaks to generate more sales through blogs

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We’re not supposed to expect sales though blogs, 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 am NOT saying to be “sales-y” in the content of your blog.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. socially promoted content that tripled blog traffic and quadrupled the number of blog-referred lead conversions in one year. magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing.

Why the economics of blogging are diminishing

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By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I started blogging about five years ago (back when we felt smart with dumb phones), I devoured every blog post about how to write epic blog posts. But the economics of blogging don’t work the same way any more.

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

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If you are just building a blog from scratch, here are the foundational steps I would take to do it. Maybe you won’t discover your niche until you have blogged for six months, or a year. When I started my blog I thought I knew my niche and found after six months that I hated it.

Study says sedentary activities like blogging block impact of exercise

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A funny observation, but I need to make a serious point today about blogging (and other sedentary knowledge worker activities) and how we all need to be aware of new research that indicates how hours of sitting may actually block the positive impact of exercise. The blogging sickness.

How to get off your ass and start blogging

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“I don’t have time to blog.” ” There is a lot of competition out there and establishing a blog may not be as easy as it once was, but for many businesses it is still an important part of a content strategy. I don’t have time to blog.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

marketing topics on the Webbiquity blog. socially promoted content that tripled blog traffic and quadrupled the number of blog-referred lead conversions in one year. magazine, and presented at blogging and social media conferences. B2B Marketing.

Lessons learned while deleting 274 blog posts

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After more than seven years of blogging I had a lot of clutter. So I started at the beginning of the {grow} timeline and began deleting blog posts. When the dust had cleared, I had trashed 274 blog posts. Since those early days I have had more than 65,000 comments on the blog.

Case study: Re-building a blog from the ground up

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A brave person from our {grow} community has volunteered to let me tear apart his blog … in the most gracious way possible, of course! This is the top of Mr. Dodd’s blog with numbers that correspond to my comments. Overall, the blog layout is a bit out-dated and tired.

What is the ideal blogging frequency for your business?

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Blogging frequency is among the most common questions I am asked, and it occurred to me that I have never directly addressed this in a blog post. So here we go — how often should you post on your blog? What is the ideal blogging frequency?

10 Maxims of Successful Blogging

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I enjoy coaching people with their blogging efforts and there are 10 pieces of advice I seem to dispense the most often. Whether you are blogging for your business or for the pure joy of it, I think these ideas will help you: 1. Write a blog post that only you could write.

An inspirational blogging lesson from Keith Urban

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I would like to tell you the tale of two famous performers and how one of them changed my perspective on business and blogging forever. 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.

7 Ways Blogging Makes You a Better Leader

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I’ve realized so many business benefits from blogging and it has become one of my favorite things to talk about with leaders trying to figure out social media’s role in the enterprise. This is why blogging and leadership go hand-in-hand: 1. Very few corporate leaders blog.

Looking for a job? Here are 8 reasons you need to blog

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Have you ever considered the ways a blog can help you get a job? I meet a lot of young people entering the work force and I always recommend blogging as a way to get ahead … in almost any career. In a blog, you can SHOW them. Blog about what you aspire to be.

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Does blogging still matter in 2014?

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Five years ago, I wrote my first blog post. When I feel productive, I blog every other month. Yeah, you heard that right — I think a graveyard probably has more going on than my blog. Interaction — Does blogging matter? Does blogging matter to you?

How do I find time to create content? 25 Ideas!

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For your cooking blog, create a new post noting the original post and writer, list the five ideas, and then add two more ideas of your own. Transcribe a podcast to create a blog post. Use ideas from a blog post to publish a slide presentation. By Mark Schaefer.

How to ruin your content by overthinking things

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My blog posts were too self-absorbed because I thought I had to be smart all the time. Some of my best blog posts have been along the lines of “I don’t know where all this stuff is going — what do YOU think?” That’s a blog post right there.

5 Proven tips to help with your blogging confidence

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5 tips-to-become-a-more-confident-blogger from Mark Schaefer I f you have been following this blog for a while you know that I have been creating a series of fun and colorful Slideshare presentations from some of my most popular content. Are You Falling Out of Love with Your Blog?

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8 ways blog writing is unique

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There are many great writers who have unsuccessful blogs. Here are eight ways that blog writing differs from how you might write in school or at work. Nobody is going to sit by the fireplace with a glass of wine and relax with a good blog post. Blog readers are SKIMMERS.

In case you missed it, the best marketing posts of 2016

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How many people read an individual blog post? In any event, even the biggest fans of the blog miss a lot of the best ideas every year. Whether you have been reading for years or you’ve just discovered {grow}, thank you SO MUCH for reading my blog! By Mark Schaefer.

The Anti-Blog Post to Writing Better Blog Posts.

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I can’t read your blog. In fact, I almost don’t read any social marketing blogs out there, because I’m done with wave bathing in the echo chamber. But he breaks every “blogging rule” there is to break, and breaks even the ones that don’t exist yet.

The economics behind Copyblogger’s decision to end blog comments

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The well-known Copyblogger site sent a shockwave through the blogosphere when it announced it would no longer entertain comments on its blog. Anybody can do anything they want on their blog if it makes good business sense. Why is it necessary to have a conversation on a blog, too?

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Crossing the influence line: When does sponsorship destroy your reputation?

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A comment, a question, and a blog post all came together last week to make me ponder this question: When does an “influencer” become a “salesperson,” and is there a difference? People expect her to make money from her blog through brand sponsorships.

10 Maxims of Successful Blogging: Infographic Edition

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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. Feel free to share it or embed it on your own blog. Schaefer Mark, these are great guidelines for blogging.

I love big blogs and I cannot lie.

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Finally, here is a list of my five most popular blog posts from the past two years and the word count: Content Shock (2,188 words). We like big blogs. I finished a long blog post!”) The weird economics of blogging. The average blog post now takes 3 hours 16 minutes to write. And twice as many bloggers now spend six hours or more creating a single blog post. The post I love big blogs and I cannot lie. By Mark Schaefer.

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Four profound marketing megatrends for 2016 and beyond

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Computers have created rap lyrics, poetry and yes, even blog posts, that are indistinguishable from human content. Yes folks the air is crisp, people are planning holiday parties and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for 2016 trend predictions!

Stop creating Random Acts of Content

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Over three years, Stephen created 300 blog posts and 230 videos, all of them focused on this theme. By Mark Schaefer.

25 High-impact blog posts from 2015

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My observation about the changing economics of content continues to rattle the web, showing up in speeches, books, conferences and more than 1,000 blog post commentaries. The 10 best company blogs in the world. ” What is the purpose of a blog post today?

The best advice I ever received for my business, and my blog

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In fact, there was one lesson I learned from one man that has had a profound impact on my approach to life, my business, and my blog. The essence of blogging? This is also a key to effective blogging I think. by The JackB Fantastic blog and so so true.

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The greatest content marketing case study in history

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First I have to explain that this case study was featured on a General Electric blog that is now defunct and I can no longer find a link or the original article. By Mark Schaefer.

My five biggest blogging mistakes

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I am creeping up on 1,000 blog posts — I’ve probably blogged “a bible!” It takes time, patience and hard work to find your voice and build a successful blog. ” And that’s the way I started to blog. I love blogs and bloggers.