Want to know how to create great content for your blog? These 8 tips will help you write better, quicker, and easier.
R Dilip Kumar's insight:
Finding content regularly is one of the biggest tasks that all bloggers are faced with. Where do you find content and what to write about? Most writers will be faced with a situation where they feel that their stock of ideas have finished and they find it difficult to find a good idea to write about.
This is a nice post on how to write better and quicker and will give you some cool tips to do that.
While I’m a huge fan of blogging, I also strongly believe there are some times when you shouldn’t write a blog post, send a tweet, or update your Facebook page.
R Dilip Kumar's insight:
It is true that you at times need to step away from your keyboard. I am faced with a writer's block or, a writing fatigue a lot of times. That is when I decide I should take a break. But is it the only time when we should do it.. You can find your answers in this cool little piece of content.
Instead, focus your attention on writing for blogs that are read by the clients you'd like to work for – this means business owners, magazine editors, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. Writing a guest post on the benefits of ...
A free white paper reviews the different kinds of blogs, and reviews the most popular blogging tools according to the nine most important criteria for success.
Acording to Wikipedia, the term “blog” has been around since 1999. I’ve personally been blogging since 2004. Over the years, I’ve test-driven dozens of blogging platforms, including some social network/blogging hybrids like Tumblr and Posterous. Some of the blogging solutions I’ve used in that time are still around, while some have faded into “web 2.0″ oblivion.
Blogging software has settled down quite a bit, but it can still be daunting to new bloggers. Choosing a blogging platform is one of the first decisions you’ll make (right after deciding whether you should be blogging at all). It’s a choice that can set you up for success or frustration. There are many things to consider when choosing where to blog. All of the major platforms have their particular strengths and weaknesses. Each blogger has his or her own priorities and needs. Finding the best match between them can take a lot of time and energy.
Even those who’ve been blogging for a while need to periodically review their tools to make sure they still make sense. If you started a blog years ago, you might be wondering if there’s a better new solution out there than your current platform. You might wonder if your platform is getting in the way of greater success with your blog. Or you might just be ready for a change. It can be a time consuming process, figuring out what’s available now, and then sorting out if it’s worth making a switch.
Because we’re all about providing helpful advice, we’ve just written a white paper, sponsored by OverBlog, which reviews eight of the most popular blogging platforms across the nine most important criteria for blogging success.
The white paper takes a “start with the end in mind” approach by first clarifying why you want to blog. It looks at the different types of blogs, ranging from personal and hobby blogs to corporate blogging. It reviews a number of free, commercial and “hybrid” blogging platforms according to their strengths and weaknesses in areas like SEO, social integration, customization, cost, and ease of use.
There’s no “perfect” blogging solution out there, but there probably is a best fit solution for you. This white paper is there to take some of the time and effort out of figuring that out.
Check it out at How To Choose a Blogging Platform. We hope you find it useful.
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R Dilip Kumar's insight:
Blogger's block or, writer's block as it is called is one of the biggest reasons which trigger the death of a blog. While there are many ways to get out of it, all of them requires you to push yourselves that extra bit. This post discusses some nice and simple ways in which you can ensure that your blog is alive and kicking.
"One job you have as a content marketer is to think of your reader as a tuning fork. You need to publish great content in order to create resonance with that reader — to get that person to emit a particular tone that gets them to know, like, and trust you.
Let’s look at some tips on resonance, and how to build harmony with your readers.
Seth Godin is a master at creating that “in tune” feeling with his readers. His posts makes his readers virtually vibrate with harmony — they strike a chord. As readers, we believe what Seth is saying is correct, and that makes us want to read more and buy his products.
Don’t assume that a post has to be about a positive topic in order to create harmony.
You don’t need to talk about unicorns and rainbows in every piece that you write. Sometimes you can get people to agree with you by giving a piece of difficult-to-hear (but crucially important) advice.
- Specific — Each article should be simple and direct, no matter what length it is.
- Useful — Useful stuff is memorable, and it resonates with your audience.
- Brave — Don’t be afraid to say the things no one else is saying. if you’re out in front of the rest of the pack, you could be talking about something everyone else is afraid to talk about.
- Emotional — Good content gets us worked up. It stirs up emotion, whether that feeling is wonder, awe, happiness, sadness or anger.
Maria Popova, Chris Brogan, and Neil Patel are writers who are masters at creating resonance and harmony with their readers.
Whether you’re aware of it or not, your favorite bloggers are creating harmony with you every time they write a great post. It’s one of the main reasons you love them.
They are listening to your needs and desires, and they are agile."
Creating a positive online reputation through blogging can lead to many opportunities. Blogging can expand the potentials for both your business and personal life. Read the following article to learn some blogging tips.
'If there’s one thing a blog cannot live without it’s traffic. Whether you’re blogging for pleasure, to speak out, for financial gain or any other reason, there is no point if nobody pays your website a visit.
Wading your way through the sea of traffic generation tactics leads only to one place, information overload. The real secret to traffic generation is to concentrate all of your efforts on two to three methods until you’ve mastered them. After which you have a few choices.
The humble blog has developed from small beginnings to become a multi-media rich social media technology platform for personal branding, corporate thought leadership, an outlet for people's hobbies,passions and personal interests and multi-million...
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.