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The Stephen King Drawer Method for Writing Better Copy

Image by Flickr user Mo Riza This is a post from ProBlogger.net Managing Editor Stacey Roberts When I was studying journalism, it was pointed out to us very early on that our first drafts of anything were never going to be printed. They just weren’t. They were to be edited by professionals with no emotional […]

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8 Simple Tips to Edit Your Own Blog

This is a guest contribution from Sandra Miller, freelance writer at professional editing service Help.Plagtracker.com. Great bloggers are separated by mediocre ones by one important factor: they know how to edit their own writing. Bloggers don’t have professional editors and proofreaders to watch their back and clean their texts from all mistakes, which means that writing […]

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Content Week: A bit of homework to inspire you – come and get involved!

After the week we’ve had immersing ourselves in the wild and wonderful world of sourcing blog content, there shouldn’t be any one of you who hasn’t come up with at least one idea for a post. But in order to blog better this year, I’m encouraging you to push even further – spend some time […]

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Life After Keywords (Not Provided): What’s Next For Bloggers?

This is a guest contribution from Jim Burch, a copywriter from St. Louis. When you use Google Analytics to track your blog’s traffic, you may see (not provided) on your list of keyword searches. Simply put, this is Google’s way of encrypting keyword searches in the name of privacy and security. If you heavily rely on […]

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Content Week: Let’s Chat! Where do you get your blog ideas from?

This past week, we’ve been talking about all things content – where can we get it? What inspires us? What works with our audience? What are some out-of-the-box ideas that will set us apart from the regular blogging crowd? We spoke with Chantelle Ellem, of Fat Mum Slim, who encouraged us to write what we […]

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Content Week Case Study: Carly Heitlinger of The College Prepster

In 2008, Cartly Heitlinger was a freshman in college doing what most of us do in her situation – studying a subject they don’t like in order to get a degree they do. So she started a blog as part distraction, part creative outlet, writing about things she was interested in – study breaks and […]

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Content Week: An Interview with Chantelle Ellem of Fat Mum Slim – Where Does She Find Post Ideas?

Chantelle Ellem is a blogging powerhouse – if you’ve not read her blog Fat Mum Slim, then you’ve probably seen her pop up in your social media feeds with her Instagram Photo A Day challenge. Over her five years of blogging, she’s not only come up with almost two thousand post ideas, but she has […]

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Content Week: how to consistently come up with great post ideas for your blog.

Content. Where to find it, how to get it, what’s going to resonate with our readers? They are questions most bloggers ask ourselves pretty regularly. Some of us have ideas coming out our ears with not enough hours in the day to turn them all into posts, and some of us have times where we’re […]

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The Unexpected Way to Write Killer Content: Blog from Your Heart and Break All the Rules

This is a guest contribution from Tova Payne of TovaPayne.com If you asked me two years ago about blogging, well let’s just say I must have been living in a cave, because I didn’t quite understand what blogging was all about or why people did it. I’ve loved writing my whole life, but never realized […]

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10 Ways to Switch Your Brain to Writing Mode When Working From Home

This post is from ProBlogger Team member Stacey Roberts Finding it hard to make time to blog? Me too. In fact, that’s one of the biggest issues people tell me they have when trying to write. Often we’re blogging from home alongside other work and family commitments, and it can be hard to switch between […]

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