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7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

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Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important. Because if you want to engage your business blog readers and grow your reader base, you need to use social media.

How to Harness the Power of Social Media

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Guest post by Cassie Phillips : Cassie is a tech blogger who specializes in marketing. When it comes to content marketing , social media has become an essential part of most smart professionals’ marketing plans.

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5 Ways Blog Analytics Improve Your Business Blog

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There are many easy-to-use blogging analytics tools out there, but the really successful bloggers know their results and tailor their blogs accordingly. How do you use your blog analytics ?

How Do You Choose a Blog Platform?

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With so many great blog platforms available, including WordPress , Blogger, Tumblr, Ghost, Squarespace, Wix, Typepad, Weebly, etc., How do you choose a blog platform ? .

5 Key Elements for Your “About” Page: How to Tell Your Story

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Smart bloggers know that this is one of the most visited pages: People want to know who’s behind a business. When’s the last time you updated your bio on your About page on your blog or website?

Tips on Writing a Great Blog Post:Give it a Rest

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I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes, Yes, even experienced bloggers can get stuck from time to time.). That’s where it happened: my bloggers block.

How to Make Money Blogging:Yes – You Can Still Make Money Blogging!

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Sure, that is not likely for most bloggers, but it is possible. Can you still make money blogging ? Or is it too late to get in to the game?

Out-of-Office: 4 Time-Saving Social Media Tips to Keep Connected

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And if you’re still having trouble, I’ve got more tips in a great little package you can have called Time Saving Tips for Smart Bloggers , audio, transcript, and PDF handouts. How can you use Social Media tips when you’re away from the office for a week?

Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

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With the onslaught of social media in the last 10 years, the ever constant question is, what can it do for my business and my business blog? First, why should you bother with social networking sites ( Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter ) if you’re in business? It’s the numbers.

Connect Your Blog to Facebook Automatically

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Blog this on Blogger. Are your blog posts fed automatically into Facebook? The other day I was horrified to learn that a dear client was manually posting his blog articles to Facebook. Yikes! No wonder blogging seems tiresome and time-consuming.

A Checklist for a Good Blog

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The biggest mistake authors and beginning bloggers make is not to hyperlink words in a post. After I got home from our Publishing at Sea cruise, I checked out the good blogs of our amazing group of authors , including those of our experts, like Judith Briles !

How to Lure Readers to Your Blog from Social Media

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6 Easy Tips to Be a Better Blog Writer

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Bloggers come from all walks of life, that’s one thing that I know for sure. No blogger is safe from the pitfalls of writers’ block or lack of inspiration. How can you get to be a better, faster blog writer ? Did the job of blogging or writing fall into your lap?

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Your Business Blog Sweet Spot: How to Find It and Keep It

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In previous posts I shared how storytelling and personalization are key to creating a blog with personality, and that the biggest mistake business bloggers make is ego-centric blog posts.

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6 Easy Blog Posts You Can Write to Attract Readers

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Write a post series – Many bloggers utilize this tactic. Writing blog posts that people actually want to read is the goal of every blogger. One universal truth about blog readers is that fresh content will keep them coming back and reading your blog again and again.

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

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The Biggest Mistake Business Bloggers Make (and how to avoid it!)

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The biggest mistake business bloggers make is that they are frequently ego-centric. Bloggers are so passionate about their message and their expertise , they preach. ” Bloggers assume that their readers are like them and interested in the same things.

Blog Content: 4 Ways to Make Your Blog Unique

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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.

Secrets of Busy Bloggers: 4 Social Media Time Savers

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Many of my readers are busy professionals who don’t have a lot of time for blogging or social media. But marketing is vital, especially if you’re growing a business, want to get found, get known, and get clients.

Bloggers Block? How to Get Your Creative Writing Mojo Back

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Ever get stuck with blogger’s block? Writer’s and blogger’s block is a completely natural event experienced by writers , usually as a side-effect of writing for a deadline. Can’t get a spark of creativity going?

SEO: 3 Things Journalists and Bloggers Can Learn

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From what I see, many bloggers aren’t using hyperlinks when they publish blog posts. The point I want to emphasize is that everyone, journalists, bloggers, and even fiction writers can apply the SEO basics and become a better writer. No More Geek-Speak: SEO for Smart Bloggers.

How to Find Great Blogs for Better Business Blogging

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In turn, this creates good blogger relations which can lead to reciprocal projects and posts. Often bloggers will have a page dedicated to blogs that they enjoy reading. All of these services and suggestions are good for both business and personal bloggers.

Social Media: 3 Things Teenagers Can Teach Business About Getting It Right

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Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers. It seems that the younger the employee, the more frequently they use social media. While it is still relatively easy to find baby boomers who have no social media accounts, it’s tough to find a millennial without at least one online profile.

Is Your Business Blog “Just Okay?” Here’s How to Change It

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Creative Work, Blogging, Writing and Resistance

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a scientist, blogger, CEO or rock star. Ever get stuck? Everyone encounters resistance when it comes to blogging, writing, and creative work. It’s so easy to give in, isn’t it?

How to Make Content More Engaging: 10 Tips

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Blog this on Blogger. The Content Marketing Institute hit a home-run with their question to content experts, “ How do you make content more engaging? &# This is an important post to read for anyone blogging and posting content to connect with readers.

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Great Blog Content: What Makes You Mad?

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As a business owner and blogger, this is especially important for you. If you want to write great blog content , tap into what makes you mad. Or, what makes your readers mad? Either way, we don’t get mad about things we don’t care about.

How to Make Money Blogging

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Writing offers – Publishers have been known to seek out expert bloggers who write well and have grown a strong readership. Do you know how to make money blogging? Let me ask you this: Are you earning money because of your blog? If so, your blog is a means of indirect sales.

Common Mistakes Made by Beginning Bloggers …and 5 Tips to Fix Them

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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! Seasoned bloggers are wise to evaluate their visual interest occasionally as well.

Social Business Success Starts at the Top

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Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers. Twitter is not just for kids. Smart business tweeters know that the social network is a great tool in promotion, brand recognition and customer interaction.

SEO Basics for Small Business Professionals: 2 Steps Anyone Can Do

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Great Blog Content:2 Reasons for Writing Stories

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For many content creators, writers, or bloggers, that is risky. Are you writing stories with feeling on your business blog? If your blog post doesn’t resonate emotionally, you can’t do a good job of building relationships, inspiring trust, and moving people into taking action.

Blogging Tips: Unique Ideas to Boost Your Blog

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All of us bloggers like to include informative bits of information in our blog posts. A lot of the time, bloggers are looking to reach as wide an audience as is possible. If you’re a blogger, you may welcome guest bloggers on your site.

Why You Should Be Happy Before You Blog

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Blog this on Blogger. Three Keys to Blogging When you Are Happy. A guest post by Erica Nelson. You know how your smile is written all over your face? Your emotions are imbedded in your words and how you write.

Content Rules: Secrets of Writing Compelling Content

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Blog this on Blogger. Marketing nowadays requires writing and publishing great content in multiple ways. That’s why there’s a tsunami of information online about content marketing.

Why Content Marketing with Video Is Key

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Blog this on Blogger. Content marketing using video is a key marketing tactic if you want to get found online, get known, and get clients. Here’s what’s important about publishing video on your sites: Your business can get quick, effective search engine results that used to take months or even years to achieve, all for next to nothing to produce (you don’t need to buy expensive equipment and hire a producer).

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Blogger’s Block: Writing Tips to Get “Unstuck”

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I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes, Yes, even experienced bloggers can get stuck from time to time.). Much easier to show than tell, and you can clearly see my four favorite resources for breaking bloggers’ block.

Top 4 SEO Tips for Small Business Blogs on a Shoestring Budget

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These platforms create a meeting point for bloggers and blog owners looking for guest blogs, so you can easily identify quality opportunities. But, the major problem that a large number of business owners or bloggers face is the lack of quality blog content.

Bloggers: Brush Up on Your Writing Skills

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Business bloggers: just how good are your writing skills? Most bloggers and those who run small businesses that publish blogs are not natural-born writers, or even trained writers. There are lots of resources for business bloggers available in many different mediums.

Business Blog: 4 Reasons to NOT Write Your Own

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You are not a professional blogger. Does hiring a “ghost blogger” always make sense? Are there good and bad ghost bloggers out there? Guest post by Adam Kosloff. You’re swamped. You barely have time to scan the headlines of your favorite news feeds.