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Archive for April, 2014

Weigh In: Are Personal Blogs and Business Blogs Really That Different?

Image via Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net Do you remember how it was back in the 90s, when most of us didn’t have a clue about blogs and blogging? Today we can hardly imagine a world without them. And if the first blogs from mid-90s had a personal character and resembled an online diary, business blogging […]

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In a Blog Slump? Here’s What to Do

Image via Flickr user Toni Birrer “Do you ever want to chuck blogging in sometimes?” came the question at the end of an email recently. “Yep”, I answered. “At least twice, pretty seriously.” It’s a situation I think many of us find ourselves in at some point in our blogging journey: we’re not quite sure, […]

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3 Habits That Separate Good Writers From Tragic Wannabes

You want to become a good, maybe even a great, writer. You study books on writing. You follow blogs on writing. Hell, you’ve even thought about taking a writing class. But you’re tormented by a recurring thought. What if you’re wasting your time? What if good writing simply isn’t in your DNA? What if no […]

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5 Ways to Nail Social Media Branding

This is a guest contribution from Miranda Burford of Swiftly. Social media marketing is one of the best ways to attract visitors to your blog. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube are among the hottest components in the modern marketer’s toolkit. But how do you make sure the branding you’ve built on your blog translates to all […]

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How to Take a10-Day Vacation, a 5-Day Business Trip, Get Food Poisoning, and Still Be Able to Write 42 Posts In a Month

This is a guest contribution by Karol K of newInternetOrder.com Just to set things straight… I’m not talking about writing 42 300-word posts. In September last year, I did write 42 web articles in total. Some of them were 2,800 words long. Some just 500. On the average, each article was about 1000 words. How do I […]

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Want to Market Better? Think Like a Consumer

Image via Newton Free Library on Flickr This is a guest contribution from Moazzam Kamran. Consumer centricity is a hot topic in marketing circles. Organizations across the globe are trying to “get in touch” with the consumer through multiple methodologies. We employ consumer audits, focus groups, in-house visits, in-depth interviews, and various other techniques to try and […]

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How To Pick The Right Genre For Your Novel (And Why Your Sales Depend On It)

Do you want to sell thousands of copies of your novel? Maybe you want to sell to a traditional publisher through an agent. Or would you rather sell directly to readers through self-publishing? No matter which route you choose, your ability to pick the right genre for your novel can mean the difference between success and […]

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Kick-Start Your Blog With These Engaging Content Suggestions

This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Long of Market Domination Media. Image via Flickr user mkhmarketing There is not a specific content strategy that is set in stone for bloggers to follow. Every single blog has a specific target audience, requiring content that engages that blog’s particular audience. What works well for “Blog A” […]

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How To: Customize HTML of New Getty Images for Your WordPress Blog

This is a guest contribution from Bhagwad Park of hostoople.com. As we discussed last week, Getty Images recently opened up millions of its images for free usage. Coming from a professional stock photo website, this is a phenomenal step and one that will be greatly appreciated by thousands of bloggers all over the world. Most […]

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Five Quick Grammar Tips to Improve Your Writing – Plus Free Cheat Sheet

This is a guest contribution from Jim Butcher of Mr and Mrs Romance. There’s never really such a thing as a perfect blog post, is there? There’s always something else you could have done, something more you could have added. Another, better way you could have phrased a sentence. And then there’s grammar and punctuation. […]

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