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Archive for February, 2016

4 Ways A Superhero System Will Make You A Better Blogger

“That’s it! I’m starting a blog!” We all had that fire, that passion when we first started a blog. The excitement of creating content and putting it out into the world was tangible… that feeling (and motivation) to publish a few posts and see what everybody thinks. Fast forward a few months: what happened? Where […]

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Creative Writing Exercise: What Happened Here?

It’s time for a creative writing exercise! Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, you need to boost your creativity. Take a look at the image above. What’s the story? Can you come up with a mini-drama of not more than 350 words? Here’s how it works: We set the scene You make it your own, and Share […]

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Traditional Time Management for Writers? Why It Doesn’t Work (And What To Do Instead)

Did you resolve, on January 1st, to “get more writing done” this year? Have you ever bought a book on time management, or read a bunch of blog posts on productivity, and tried really hard to make someone’s clever system work for you? How did it go? Chances are, you ended up disappointed. Perhaps you felt […]

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Why You Need to use a Pen Name (And How to Go About Finding One)

Do you need to use a pen name? It depends. There are some important reasons why it’s a good idea. There are seven reasons why you might choose to use a pen name: 1. Your name is difficult to spell and remember. For example, you may have a long, hyphenated name or your name is […]

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How to Get Readers Glued To Your Content Till They Convert

This is a guest contribution from Victor Ijidola When readers find your content helpful and interesting, they get glued to it, read more of your posts, share them, leave comments, join your email list or even buy whatever you’ve got to sell. In simple English, they convert. But when the other end of the spectrum happens, […]

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How to Grab Attention Online: 3 Instant Fixes

Why do you need to grab attention online? It comes down to a desire all aspiring writers have in common: to get more readers. Do you dream of having masses of readers who can’t get enough you? You can make it happen, but you need to get your name out there. If you’re hidden in the […]

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How to Get into the Flow of Creating Great Content for Your Blog

Image credit: Jonno Witts Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been blogging some time, you can almost always find yourself falling out of flow. One minute you have tons of ideas and are cranking out posts, the next something’s off and you’ve lost your mojo. This episode of the ProBlogger podcast is continuing our […]

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How to Create and Use Infographics to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

This is a guest contribution from Luke Guy. Let me start this post by telling you a quick story: I once created this niche site that I thought would do really well. I wanted to flex my SEO skills, and see if I could a new site ranked rather quickly (I talk about how I […]

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8 Ways to Find Trending Topics and Key Words

One of the key success factors in marketing is the ability of a marketer to seize a certain moment – jumping on a trending item that will resonate with their audience, and repackaging it so it’s relevant to the reader. We’re all individuals, and what we like could be totally different to our friends. But […]

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How to Get Entrepreneurial Ideas out of Your Head and Into Reality

Image credit If you’re a blogger or online entrepreneur, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of Pat Flynn. Pat is a writer, blogger, and podcaster, and helps readers all across the internet create smart passive income from their blogs. He went from being laid off in 2008 to creating a website to help people pass an […]

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