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’re 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.

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.

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10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

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Here are 10 proven ways to generate more leads from your blog. It’s highly likely that most of your blog traffic will come, not from visitors wandering over from the main corporate site, but through search. On our blog , we use the Indeed Smart PopUp for WordPress.)

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.

[Infographic] 10 Ways to Generate More Leads from Your Business Blog

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The social media landscape is littered with business blogs that, on the surface, do everything right. Most of those same blogs, however, do little to generate leads, subscribers, or any other kind of measurable engagement or ROI.

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.

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.

5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

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How do you use your blog analytics ? There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. And if you haven’t subscribed to my blog, now would be a perfect time!

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Blog ROI: 4 Tactics to Capture Greater Results

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The majority of B2B companies are blogging. We know our brands need blogs, but to capture greater results, we need something more than just a wordy post. Brands That Do Blogging Well … and Why. Achieving maximum blog ROI starts with engaging content. Blog registrations.

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.

Does Your Blog Deliver a Positive User Experience?

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You want your blog to be just that kind of place. Why would you want your blog to be joyful to use? Consider your own experience visiting other blogs and websites. So what entails a bad user experience on a blog? What will your blog readers remember?

Monetizing blog comments: Why your blog is economic gold

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“CommentGate” continued this week as Blogging Titan Chris Brogan announced he is turning off the comments on his blog. I also want to say that Chris has been a pioneer in almost every aspect of blogging. Dear Chris Brogan blog reader: Come to comment on my blog.

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.

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

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For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. B2B Marketing Blogs.

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

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I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. For the record: I wrote 440 posts on the Blogger-based WebMarketCentral blog between 2005 and 2010, and have now published 560 posts here on Webbiquity.

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.

How I totally screwed up my blogging strategy

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A few weeks ago, I sat down to prepare for the upcoming week’s blog schedule and I became paralyzed. I knew if there ever came a time when I had to “force” content onto {grow} it was a sign that I needed to stop blogging so this was a bad sign. By Mark Schaefer.

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.

Yes, You Were You Born to Blog.

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I’ve written a lot about the importance of blogging and the amazing personal and business opportunities of developing your own source of rich, original content. And yet, blogging remains enigmatic to many, a seemingly insurmountable wall. The human side of blogging.

8 Elements of the Perfect Blog Post

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What does a perfect blog post look like? I recently curated an article on the perfect blog post by Kevan Lee of Buffer. Some of the recommendations in the article I didn’t agree with (such as blog post length), so I’ve commented on these in my post.

Courage and blogging

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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. Maybe the “special something” of blogging is “courage.” Many years ago (and I do mean MANY!)

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.

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?

What is the purpose of a blog post today?

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If this sounds familiar to you, it should … I posted the same thing on this blog the same day. Under the Facebook post, my friend Michael Stelzner for Social Media Examiner commented, “Is this a blog post?” What is a blog post any more?

25 Non-Financial Benefits of Business Blogging

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While the use of blogging as a marketing and communications platform continues to grow for many organizations, you still might be facing this question from your boss — “Why are we doing this?” Helpful blog posts will. Why not test it with the blog community first?

7 Blogging Mistakes B2B Marketers Make

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We have all seen the lackluster corporate blog. Corporate blogs are increasingly standard in B2B organizations. Some companies even have an entire suite of blogs. However, for every great corporate blog, there are a dozen corporate blogs that just shouldn’t be.

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Blog comments are serious business

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If you have a company blog, you’re probably dying to drum up a few comments that can lead to a community. Gini identified three blog comment “camps” … No one comments. There are widely-read blogs in all categories.

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.

How often should I blog? Five steps to answering the question

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One of the questions I am asked most often is “how often should I blog?” Here are a few things I consider when I’m advising a client on posting regularity, whether it is a blog or any other form of content for that matter. The post How often should I blog?

The Five Gifts of Blogging

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You can receive your own copy to print or use in your blog here: Five Gifts of Blogging Infographic. The post The Five Gifts of Blogging appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. Blogging best practices blogging best practices

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.

Five unexpected benefits of blogging

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I generally focus on the business benefits of social media but a recent conversation with my friend (and uber blogger) Jeff Bullas revealed that we had both received benefits from blogging that reached beyond mere dollars and cents. Blogging connects. Blogging defines.

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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