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27 Killer Strategies for Brainstorming Blog Post Ideas

27 Killer Strategies for Brainstorming Blog Post Ideas | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
If you are struggling to come up with blog post ideas, learn 27 tactics that will fill your content calendar and remove the stress of blogging.

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, May 30, 2015 6:33 AM
At least two strategies here that I haven't thought about.
Toni Oo's curator insight, May 31, 2015 6:17 PM

27 Killer Strategies for Brainstorming Blog Post Ideas

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, June 1, 2015 12:31 PM

añada su visión ...

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12 off-the-beaten-path ways to elevate your blogging

12 off-the-beaten-path ways to elevate your blogging | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Do you ever find yourself slogging through blogging?

If your answer is “no,” then you’re either kidding yourself or you’re just darn lucky. 

For those that answered yes, take note of these 12 less-than-obvious ways to help you jog, rather than slog, through posting to your blog.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2015 4:19 AM

Another useful collection of blogging tips.

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There Are Only 4 Ways To Get Traffic From Twitter

There Are Only 4 Ways To Get Traffic From Twitter | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Can you believe that back in the days bloggers used to rely on Google as their primary source of traffic?

 

They launched new blogs, published lots of articles and waited patiently for people to find these articles in Google.

 

Today with sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit and others we can get a flood of traffic to our blog on the very same day that the first article went live!

 

In this article you can find out four different ways to get traffic from Twitter. And those are the only ways.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 6, 2014 4:25 PM

Twitter can be a powerful platform to get your information out in a very short time.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, December 7, 2014 4:26 AM

Fifth way: be judicious in following, try to attract like-minded followers and be persistent in tweeting.

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Emotional Headlines Get Shared More On Social Media [Conclusive Proof]

Emotional Headlines Get Shared More On Social Media [Conclusive Proof] | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

What does it take to write good headlines? Headlines that are packed with emotional words and speak to mind and emotion get shared more on social media.


... Emotional Marketing Value is a score that looks to asses how a group of words follows these emotional harmonics, and how likely they are to elicit an emotional response from a reader.


The Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer  is a tool based on the research that is made freely available by the Advanced Marketing Institute. Using it can easily provide you with such a score...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 27, 2014 2:52 PM

This cool tool will help you write better headlines and get better blogging results.

LocalMark's curator insight, July 28, 2014 4:08 PM

Great for brainstorming, perfect for any idea board, this article will help any writer face writer's block when writing a headline. 

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Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read

Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

...Below, we’ve excerpted twenty good reads he recommends for budding writers. These are books, King writes, that directly inspired him: “In some way or other, I suspect each book in the list had an influence on the books I wrote.”

 

To the writer, he says, “a good many of these might show you some new ways of  doing your work.” And for the reader? “They’re apt to entertain you. They certainly entertained me.”..


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 11, 2014 7:18 AM

Stephen King's list of must-read books for writers is a must-read. Highly recommended. 9/10

Katelyn Brunner's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:15 PM

Great list!

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How to find the suitable time to publish your blog posts for Maximum Exposure and Traffic

How to find the suitable time to publish your blog posts for Maximum Exposure and Traffic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

As I’ve said in one of the previous blog posts, initial traffic to a newly published blog post increases the ranking power of that blog post. For this, you have to find the suitable time to publish your blog posts.

Well, most of you know, it’s by timely social media sharing. You may accomplish this by using Buffer or HootSuite.

In this post, I’ll discuss only on publishing blog posts on the best time where most of your loyal blog readers are active....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2015 4:46 AM

it's not just what you blog about, it's when you blog.

Marco Favero's curator insight, January 9, 2015 8:43 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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The 51 Best Writing Articles I’ve Ever Read | Buffer

The 51 Best Writing Articles I’ve Ever Read | Buffer | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Everything I’ve learned has been self-taught.

And I’d love to share some of my favorite lessons.

I’ve emptied my swipe file. What you see here is everything I’ve starred and saved over the past five years. If you want to learn more about writing for the web, content marketing, and the most persuasive way to communicate online, I think here’s a pretty good place to start....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2015 4:06 AM

Here's a great list of writing and blogging tips from Kevan Lee at Buffer. 

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The Anatomy of a Lead Capturing Blog Post

The Anatomy of a Lead Capturing Blog Post | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

We all know it, blogging drives traffic to your website and is a source of lead generation. In fact, 79% of companies that have a blog report a positive ROI for inbound marketing this year. The truth is, much of the content we read online every day is from a blog, making it one of the most viable sources of lead generation.

From my experience, blogs are usually entry pages, where visitors enter the website organically by using a search engine. This makes tracking the bounce rate incredibly important.
For those that do not know, a bounce rate is the percentage of people who arrive on your site and leave without visiting a second page. Typically, a blog post will carry a bounce rate of 70 to 98 percent, which is high compared to other types of pages on a website.

In my mind, the purpose of a blog is to educate your visitor on a particular topic, while giving them relevant offers to entice them forward in the buyer’s journey. That is why the anatomy of our blog post is so important, it must give the right amount of information and have the right structure to spur action. Here are a few things to keep in-mind for your blog post anatomy for lead generation....


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