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Archive for August, 2015

20 Tips for Better Business Blogging: How to Use Blogging to Generate Leads

This is a guest contribution from Zoe Uwem. Blogging can be an effective lead generation strategy, if done correctly. The majority of companies that hope to use content marketing to grow their businesses all understand that blogging is one of the most effective ways to go about it. Big corporations, start-ups and even smaller companies […]

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2 Incredibly Innovative Ways to Draft a Spectacular Blog Post

This is a guest contribution from Lorraine Reguly. “Damn. It’s not perfect, but it’ll have to do.” “Shit. I wanted it to be better than that.” Have you ever felt that way before hitting the “schedule” or “publish” button? I bet you have, during at least one point in your blogging career. Writing is difficult for […]

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ProBlogger Podcast: Two Types of Content to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog

Today’s episode of the ProBlogger Podcast is part two of a mini Finding Readers series (you can find out more about part one here in the Two Questions to Ask to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog), and it’s all about what you’re writing when it comes to getting traffic. After you’ve asked yourself those […]

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4 Ways Pinterest Can Help Drive Traffic To Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Marie-Eve Vallieres. Nobody puts Pinterest in a corner. With 73 million users (85% of which are females), an expanding presence outside the United States and upcoming buyable pins, this social media platform/search engine is now more powerful and sophisticated than ever. After months of pinning diligently and engaging with my […]

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How To Write A Book: 20 Tips from World-Class Authors

Do you dream of writing a book? Maybe you have a great idea but just can’t get started. Or maybe you’ve started, but now you’re stuck. Whether your book is still just an idea, or whether you’re already writing it, we found some beautiful quotes to inspire you and show you how to write a book. Check out […]

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ProBlogger Podcast: Two Questions to Ask to Help You Find Readers for Your Blog

In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I want to dial back to the basics before we get into more strategic reader-finding missions in future epsiodes. Today I just want you to ask yourself two simple questions that will get you in the right headspace for further efforts. I also talk about how I damaged […]

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How To Write With Confidence: 10 Superb Articles

Do you want to write with confidence? Of course you do! Even the most successful writer feels self-doubt at one time or another. A bad review, a rejection, a hurtful comment—all these have the power to shake your confidence. Sometimes, we find ourselves on shaky ground even without any ‘help’ from the outside. When the […]

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Thinking of Quitting Blogging? What Dooce Did Next

When Heather Armstrong from Dooce decided to wind back blogging after 14 years, it became headline news – New York Magazine even ran a piece called “Dooce Talks Life After Mommyblogging“, which gave us a glimpse into how someone so successful could leave that life behind. Heather needs little introduction – she’s a Trivial Pursuit answer, Queen […]

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Thinking of Quitting Blogging? Here’s How One Blogger Turned it Around

You would have read yesterday about the growing discontentment with blogging and what to do next, and how Megan Tietz finally realized it was time to walk away. Liberating, eh? Today we chat to Nicole Avery from Planning With Kids, who was dangerously close to burnout at the end of 2014. She knew if she […]

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ProBlogger Podcast: Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

photo credit Ah yes – this old chestnut. Can bloggers really make money blogging? It’s a subject I find myself talking about a lot, and it’s often the most popular question I get asked. Last year we did a theme week on ProBlogger.net on that exact topic, where every day we took a look into […]

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