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I'm more thankful for my southern gothic storytelling roots every day. Great post here about how to turn your blog into an adventure full of engagement and social shares.
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cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by carlos.a.martinez Talking with good friends Tom and Leah Whitford, we were discussing moving staff forward and some of the conversations that drive our thi...
Scooped a great piece from @TMGmedia earlier about how your blog is your converison work horse http://sco.lt/4ichv7 and now Ana shares some great tips on creating a "blog study" to help your blog work even harder to support your content marketing.
For example, look at an educator blog (Bill Ferriter, Will Richardson or Dean Shareski could be good options) and have teachers subscribe through email to their posts. As they write, perhaps have a discussion time once a week or month, on things that were stated in the blog, and whether they agree or disagree, and how those ideas apply to your school. You can host a chat online through something like twitter, or keep them offline if that is what works best for your community. Ensure that if you do pick a blog, make sure that it is someone that updates consistently and perhaps connect with the blog author and let them know that you are doing a “blog study” on their work. This is something that you do not have to do with necessarily an educator blog (Seth Godin would be an interesting one), but I think that it would be more applicable to use a blog on education for schools.
Here are some of the reasons this would be beneficial:
Whether you are just starting blogging or have been a blogger for a while, you have probably noticed how tough the competition for the top spots truly is. With hundreds of thousands of new articles published daily on a platform like WordPress alone, trying to stand out from the crowd can feel quite challenging. I was in your shoes not so long ago, so I understand.
With that being said, experience has taught me that sometimes, all you need is a little push to turn challenges into possibilities. As a matter of fact, how would you feel if I told you that:
Standing out from the crowd is really not that hard?Successful blogging does not require super skills?Major traffic is completely within your reach?You do not need to spend a fortune to get the results you want?
You really can achieve the results you want. All you need is to know the tricks of the trade and be willing to apply them. Because, let me tell you one thing, those tricks are simple, attainable and WORK!
If you are ready for a steady stream of quality traffic on your blog, The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips is just what you need!***** Tucking this away to think about later. Marty
If your online marketing matters to you at all BLOG. If you are not blogging you are nuts and this post explains 10 reasons why. Here are my blog:ScentTrail Marketing (http://scenttrail.blogspot.com )Martin Marty Smith (http://www.martinmartysmith.com )M
Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, and of 23 other books, delivered one of the keynotes at this year’s Mayborn Conference for Literary Journalism.
Here are five top takeaways from that address, followed by an edited transcript of his talk and a snippet from the Q-and-A session that followed....
[Inspiring read for writers, bloggers, PR and content marketing pros - JD]MartyMy favorite piece of this inspiring keynote by a favorite author discusses writing's sweat equity with writing the book at hand not chasing some perfect mental mirage:The book in your head may be the platonically ideal book you could write, while the book you do write may seem a poor beast indeed, Caliban to your ideal book’s Prospero. But the book you write is real. And when you finish, you can hold it in your hands. And when you’re ready, you can share it with others. The world will be a little warmer place as a result.AndTo extract meaning from the real takes imagination. (indeed)