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Optimize Blog Content for Social Media with These 4 Effective Tactics

Photo Credit: ePublicist via Flickr This is a guest contribution from freelance blogger and writer Alicia Rades. When you get a notification that someone tweeted or liked your latest blog post, you get excited. You can’t help but crack a smile and do a little fist pump because someone shared your content. If you feel […]

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10 Quick Tips for Entrepreneurial Bloggers

Earlier in the week I was looking through my Sprout Social reports to do some analysis on what tweets I’ve done in the past that have had the most impact in terms of reach, retweets, and replies. What I found is that among the most retweeted tweets were things I’d said in twitter chats or […]

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Creating a Virtual Community to Build a Better Blog

Image via Flickr user Steve.Garner32 This is a guest contribution from Sarah Loomes of licoriceandolives.com There are many online communities available for your readers to reach out to, on all manner of topics – so how can you fill a need that isn’t already being taken care of out there? I was stuck in a […]

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Pushing Through Barriers to Strike Gold

Image via Flickr user Tony Oliver The year was 1851, and two brothers stood by a bend in a creek that had wishfully been named ‘Golden Point’ by gold prospectors in days gone by. Cavanagh was the surname of the two brothers, and they’d been digging – along with around 600 others – in their […]

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What Defines Blogging Success For You?

This is a guest contribution from blogger Carly Findlay. One day, during a ProBlogger Twitter Chat, I got into a debate with a blogger who placed all their worth on statistics. Small page views meant they did not feel successful. I tried to tell them that success is more than just page views, but it was […]

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How To Market Your Writing To Sell More Books

Write. Edit. Publish. Sounds simple enough, right? OK, maybe not. You’ve spent months — possibly years — working on your book, and it’s finally finished. While it’s tempting to sit back and bask in your accomplishment, the work’s not over yet. Writing the book is only half the battle. You now have to get people […]

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Finding Readers: From Seed to Sequoia – Growing Your Blog One Reader At a Time

Today we welcome DJ from SteamFeed to our Finding Readers series. This post is chock-full of things you can do today to build your traffic – and have fun while you’re doing it!  My guess is a portion of you won’t like this article. Growing your blog one reader at a time sounds lame, I know. […]

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Finding Readers Week: Mrs Woog’s Tips to Create Conversations on Your Blog

Day two of our Finding Readers week is successful Australian blogger Mrs Woog of Woogsworld. With a thriving Facebook community and a comment section that makes the rest of us green with envy, she’s learned a thing or two in her time. Here she spills all… Engagement. Not just diamond rings mind you, but getting […]

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Finding Readers: Dustin outlines the 5 Crucial Elements for Growing Readership

In today’s instalment of the Finding Readers theme week, we delve right into Dustin Stout’s incredibly eye-pleasing site, dustn.tv, and hear how he has built a blog people just can’t help but read and share. When I launched dustn.tv in March 2011, I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that […]

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Scene Stealers – Develop Your Imagination

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles. We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)   How it works   We set the scene You steal it, make it your own, and Share your […]

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