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Tips on improving your blog, as well as how to write, and what to write about.
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How to Be a Better Blogger

How to Be a Better Blogger | Blogging 101 | Scoop.it

"Blogging can and should be a great digital asset to your company, no matter what you’re in the business of doing. First, blogging proves your expertise in whatever area it is that you’re an expert in."

 

"Another benefit of blogging: you can point random people to your website."

 

" Lucky for you, just like an email, there’s no one way to write a blog post. A good rule of thumb is to end with a question to get those comments rolling. (Comments are also great for SEO.) Lots of blog posts are also in list form, so you have an introduction, a list with your rationale, and a short conclusion."

 

Read more: http://startengaging.com/how-to-be-a-better-blogger/

Jessica Pospeck's insight:

Authority, expertise, and trust...blogging is one of the best ways to build these things online! Being one of the most versatile social platforms, a blog allows you to customize and really share great content that is relevant and useful to others.

Don't consider yourself the best writer? All the more reason to start a blog. You know the saying...practice makes perfect. Turn your weakness into an opportunity to grow and challenge yourself!

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3 Blogging Mistakes That Are Killing Your Traffic [Video]

3 Blogging Mistakes That Are Killing Your Traffic [Video] | Blogging 101 | Scoop.it
In this video I share the three biggest blogging mistakes that will kill your traffic. If you can eliminate these, you can keep from shooting yourself in the foot.

 

Watch it here: http://michaelhyatt.com/3-blogging-mistakes-that-are-killing-your-traffic-video.html

Jessica Pospeck's insight:

Blog length is actually a factor I sometimes have difficulties with. It's amazing how fast you can write out 500 words when you get into a topic you love and/or are knowledgeable about. Remember, a post should typically be about a singular concept or idea. Often, if you start to get above 500 words, you’ve expanded your content. Take a look at what you’ve written and decide if it can be broken into two separate ideas and posts. This strategy has worked well for me; it often leads to a “Part 1” and a “Part 2.” Both of the posts provide value on their own, but together they provide a more complete picture. Not only does this make your posts more digestible for your readers, but it also gives them another reason to return to your blog for further reading.

I also agree with Mike’s tip regarding posting time consistency. Make things as easy as possible for your readers! When getting started out, don’t over commit yourself. Start out with 1-2 posts a week (no less than that) and build up from there if relevant. I currently post twice a week myself; every Sunday and every Wednesday/Thursday (I’m clearly working on the mid-week consistency myself). I’ve found it helps to plan out my posts in advance. If I know my Wednesday is going to be particularly busy, I will try to have my post prepared by Monday or Tuesday, allowing a simple copy/paste and publish come Wednesday.

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Is This How You REALLY Learn About Blogging?

Is This How You REALLY Learn About Blogging? | Blogging 101 | Scoop.it

"Even though it takes a lot of effort starting something – whether it’s a garden pond, a diet, an exercise regime, a training course or a blog – the hardest part is maintaining it."

 

Read more: http://writeclever.com/blogging-how-you-really-learn/

Jessica Pospeck's insight:

The hard truth! Blogging is not always a walk in the park. It takes time and effort to maintain and remain consistent with a blog. Do it right though, and it will pay off. Be sure to write about something that interests you. When it comes time to make a post, the writing will seem like less of a chore, if one at all.

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Increasing Website Traffic: 6 Steps to Guest Blogging - Terra.com

Increasing Website Traffic: 6 Steps to Guest Blogging - Terra.com | Blogging 101 | Scoop.it

"The benefits of guest blogging can be numerous and significant. Some include:Building and strengthening Author Rank."

 

" Your articles should include:Helpful, insightful or interesting information."

 

"Once published, share your articles via your social channels and thank the editor for publishing them."

 

Read more: http://news.terra.com/increasing-website-traffic-6-steps-to-guest-blogging,450fd2b834bdd310VgnCLD2000000dc6eb0aRCRD.html

 

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhook/2971294143/

Jessica Pospeck's insight:

A great way to gain (positive) attention and build traffic to your website is to become known as a thought leader in an area of expertise. By providing relevent and quality content as a guest blogger, you can grow your exposure and begin to build a tribe of followers. Ultimately you should be able to draw these people to your website to generate readers, sales, or whatever else you may be seeking. Remember, quality and patience are important. Further, be sure to engage people in your guest posts -comment back when readers post responses to your writing!

 

 

 

 

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