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Archive for January, 2014

New Year, New Start – What Have We Done?

It’s January 31 – the end of the month where we make and break New Year’s resolutions and swear to do better next time. If you’re anything like me, you may have thought about what you want to do with your blog this year, and where you want to go. Maybe wrote down a couple […]

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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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The Secret of Crafting Engaging Messages: Words of Influence

Want to capture an audience’s attention? It’s more a matter of what you don’t do than you think. As children, when we learn to speak our language, we’re also learning to argue. Nearly everything our parents say to us is a correction, an explanation, or an argument for why we shouldn’t put that in our […]

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14 Ways To Earn $14 Blogging in 2014

This is a guest contribution from Greg Narayan of Dear Blogger. Reading back through an intelligent survey Darren issued recently, I noticed a tiny problem that maybe you’ve seen too: 63% of ProBlogger readers earn less that $100 per month from blogging. “What?” I thought. ProBlogger audience are some of the net’s most savvy entrepreneurs, […]

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Building a Magnetic Blog: How to Keep Your Readers Coming Back for More

This post is from Nick Amann, the founder of SpecificFeeds As bloggers, we tend to be a little obsessed with numbers – we check our stats compulsively to see how many more hits we got today than yesterday and freak out if we lose a couple of followers on Twitter or Facebook. However, most bloggers are focusing […]

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Do You Make these Common Grammar Mistakes? Take the Quiz to Find Out.

Have you got a good handle on grammar and common word usage? Take this quiz to see how sharp your grammar skills really are. (If you are reading this in an email, you need to click on the headline to access the quiz online.) Warning:  This quiz is just a little more challenging than the usual […]

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How To Create An Inspirational Workspace For Writing

Where do you write? Do you know where you write can have an impact on how well and how often you write? Imagine writing in a space that’s clean, organized and clutter-free.  Everything has a place, and is easily accessible.  And everything that surrounds you reflects who you are and who you want to be. […]

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Not on Instagram? Your Blog Could be Missing Out

This post is from ProBlogger Team member Stacey Roberts. You could be forgiven for thinking Instagram is just for celebrity selfies and sharing pictures of what you ate for lunch. And while that’s exactly what Instagram is, it’s also so much more. For a start, it’s a network of totally engaged online creatures – exactly […]

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5 Ways to Find Out What People Really Want From Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Sabina Stoiciu, blogger, photographer and traveller.  While it can be quite redundant to pose this question, here it goes: Why blog? Let’s have a look at a few key stats that’ll convince you to set up a blog in the next two seconds, if you haven’t already got one: 77% […]

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Win A Story Contest: 5 Ways NOT To Plot

You believe you’re a competent writer. Maybe you’re better than competent. So you submit your best story to a short fiction competition. You know it’s beautifully written, and you await the judges’ verdict with a modest confidence. Inexplicably, your story doesn’t win. Why not? Chances are, it contains a major plot flaw. I won’t say […]

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