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Do Author Blogs Sell Books? | Nathan Bransford, Author

Do Author Blogs Sell Books? | Nathan Bransford, Author | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Check out this blog post by Nathan Bransford, the author of the Jacob Wonderbar series
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Podcasting for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Getting Started

Podcasting for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Getting Started | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about setting up your first podcast from start to finish - hardware, software, sharing, and tips for podcasting for beginners.
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Looking for blog content? Create a Podcast! It's a great way for authors to connect with readers.

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8 Mistakes Most Beginner Bloggers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

8 Mistakes Most Beginner Bloggers Make (And How to Avoid Them) | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Learn what NOT to do as a beginner blogger.
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Want to Be a Better Blogger? Embrace Structure

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Learn why structure is helpful when you are writing blog posts.
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Blogging is More Important Today than Ever Before | Social Media Today

Blogging is More Important Today than Ever Before | Social Media Today | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Does your company have a blog or learning center with new content added on a regular basis? If not, you are missing a huge opportunity to increase your company’s visibility and therefore your digital reach.
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35 Blogging Tips to Woo Readers and Win Business - Copyblogger

35 Blogging Tips to Woo Readers and Win Business - Copyblogger | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Henneke delivers business blogging tips to streamline your content creation, engage readers, and charm potential clients so that they beg to work with you.
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8 Types of CTAs You Should Absolutely Try on Your Blog

8 Types of CTAs You Should Absolutely Try on Your Blog | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Learn about the different calls-to-action you should have on your blog posts.
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Make your content marketing pay and increase your sales by adding Call To Action

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10 Pinterest Pros Share Their Best Tips and Tools

10 Pinterest Pros Share Their Best Tips and Tools | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Want to get a boost on Pinterest? Why not learn the best tips and tools from 10 Pinterest Pros. Find out how they use Pinterest.

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Here is my contribution to the post:

Ileane Smith is the “accidental blogger”, or perhaps better known as the Podcasting Queen. She has so many titles, I cannot keep up. She loves to help people thrive online, whether it be blogging, podcasting or youtubing, and she loves to get visual on Pinterest. She was also thefirst guest of honor on the Mad Lemmings Podcast, sharing her wisdom with the world. The best place to find her is on Basic Blog TIps andPinterest.

Tools

I’m really excited to see all the traffic coming into my blog from Pinterest for a couple of reasons. One is that the traffic is very targeted and to top it off the bounce rate is extremely low. I want others to have the same experience so I’m offering a free Pinterest 101 guide. This is geared toward anyone who is setting up their very first Pinterest boards.

You can download the PDF here http://basicblogtips.com/pinterest101 (no optin required).

1. One of my favorite tools for promoting my blog posts on Pinterest is Viral Content Buzz. I love this network and because I’m active there, other users are reciprocating by Pinning my content as well.

Since VCB also allows you to share content on Twitter, Facebook and StumbleUpon it’s great for building social proof and getting unexpected bursts of traffic from any of those sites including Pinterest.

2. I also find the free online image editing tools Canva and PicMonkey to be super useful for creating images for Pinterest. I find it best to use them together since they both have unique features.

For example, Canva is great for grabbing pre-formatted layouts for your design, but PicMonkey fills the gap with their options for resizing and adding simple borders that can’t be achieved inside of Canva.

Tips

1. Here is a video I recorded that I call Pinterest Quick Tip: How To Check Your Pinterest Notifications. I recommend that your readers check it out to discover a handful of gems hidden behind the little red notifications button.

2. My other advice is to check your analytics and in order to do that, your site needs to be verified. It’s simple to do, and very similar to the process for verifying your site with Google Webmaster Tools by adding a snippet of code to your theme.

However, I wouldn’t rely on the basic stats from inside of Pinterest. Take it a step further and sign up for TailWind App so you can find out who is Pinning your content and which boards are more engaging. Here’s a TailWind App Tutorial.

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Never Fear Google Again: The Smart Person's Guide to Guest Blogging - Copyblogger

Never Fear Google Again: The Smart Person's Guide to Guest Blogging - Copyblogger | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Once you learn the right system to use with guest blogging, there are huge benefits available -- and you never have to fear what Google might do to you.
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Features - @CoSchedule

Features - @CoSchedule | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
CoSchedule is a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress. With it, you can schedule blog posts with your team and automatically send messages to your social networks.
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Think you don't have time for social media? Blog smarter, pre-schedule  your content

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7 Quick Ways to Curate Industry Content for Your Blog

7 Quick Ways to Curate Industry Content for Your Blog | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Learn how to keep your blog going through the help of curation -- and where the heck to find that content when you need it.
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5 Must Follow Rules While Writing Long Blog Posts

5 Must Follow Rules While Writing Long Blog Posts | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it

Tweet  Regularly writing long blog posts should be an important part of your blogging strategy. Long blog posts attract more backlinks than short ones as shown in this study by SEO MOZ. People probably prefer linking to longer blog posts as they are more informative. Many of the top blogs regularly write long blog posts …11 Brilliant Podcasts to Help You Improve Your WordPress Blog Significantly is a well written blog post by Ileane Smith Which is also easy to read and navigate through. You will find everything from big subheads, short paragraphs, bold text and short sentences which make the entire blog post a fun and helpful read.


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The 15 Most Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog

The 15 Most Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
WordPress is the most popular platform for bloggers who are serious about online publishing. Here are 15 of the most common WordPress mistakes.
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How Author Can Become Bloggers

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Marketing isn’t easy, but if you apply some basic strategies for promoting yourself and your book, you’ll have a distinct advantage over other authors. If you want to know more about how to become a self-published author, please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out how to published and promote your book through AuthorHouse.

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5 Ways to Ensure Blogging Failure and How to Avoid Them

5 Ways to Ensure Blogging Failure and How to Avoid Them | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
The vast majority of blogs are failures. Many of these mistakes are taught by blogging “gurus” Here are 5 ways to blogging failure you need to avoid
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18 Questions to Ask Before Publishing Your Next Blog Post

18 Questions to Ask Before Publishing Your Next Blog Post | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Here are 18 questions to ask yourself before you post your next blog post: What is the main point of this post? Have I made it clearly? Have I written something useful? Have I written something uni...
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Blogger Outreach: How to Build Relationships With Bloggers |

Blogger Outreach: How to Build Relationships With Bloggers | | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Social Media Marketing Podcast 98, in this episode Scott Monty shares how to use blogger outreach to build relationships and raise your visibility.
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How to Create Highly Shareable Blog Content Using Facebook |

How to Create Highly Shareable Blog Content Using Facebook | | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Do you want to create blog posts people can't help but share? This article shows how to use Facebook to find ideas for shareable blog content.
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15 Blog Optimization Stats You Need to Tweet ... STAT

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Check out this post to make sure you're in-the-know on the latest and greatest data on blog optimization.
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64 Tactics to Drive Traffic to Your Blog - Jeffbullas's Blog

64 Tactics to Drive Traffic to Your Blog - Jeffbullas's Blog | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Building your own digital distribution online provides you with the global networks to reach customers. Here are some tips to drive traffic to your blog
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10 Tactics to Improve Blog Readership - Whiteboard Friday

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Building a successful blog takes time and effort, but there are many tactics that can boost your progress. In today's Whiteboard Friday, Rand offers up 10 of the best of those tactics.
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9 Quick Ways to Take Your Blog to the Next Level

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Ready to take your blog to the next level? Here are nine blog optimization tips and tricks.
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The Ideal Frequency for Posting on Blogs and Social Media | Social Media Today

The Ideal Frequency for Posting on Blogs and Social Media | Social Media Today | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
The digital marketeers, all and sundry, have struggled to find out the right answer to this question. How often should we post on our blog sites, and on the Facebook pages to make sure that the audience is engaged, and at the same time, spamming is avoided.
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Blog Post Timing: When Is Your Best Publication Time? [Research] - Heidi Cohen

Blog Post Timing: When Is Your Best Publication Time? [Research] - Heidi Cohen | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
When is the best blog post timing? Research findings from TrackMaven help you. Skip the gut feel when you have the research to support your decision.
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Setting Up Your Blog? Use This Checklist to Start Off on the Right Foot

Setting Up Your Blog? Use This Checklist to Start Off on the Right Foot | The Joys of Blogging | Scoop.it
Learn how to make sure everything on your blog is set up correctly -- from CTAs, to social sharing, to templates.
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Setting Up Your Blog? Use This Checklist to Start Off on the Right Foot

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