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Blogging Blunders (And How To Avoid Them) [Interview]

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This is my interview for the Summit on Content Marketing. The subject is "Blogging Blunders (and how to avoid them)" It's audio with slides. Watch or listen

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janlgordon's curator insight, June 16, 6:45 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Andy Capaloff because it provides additional insights into common mistakes made in blogging.

 

It's important to understand what makes a good blogger.

 

More Blogging Blunders

 

Many marketers make mistakes when it comes to writing articles. I agree that you need to take a look at the mistakes of others in order to have a good understanding of what works.

 

Capaloff explains further insights from several interviews with top bloggers at the Summit for Content Marketing, and what to look for when it comes to a great blog post versus a poor one.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Break free from the norms and have your own unique blog style. To be good you have to stand out from the rest. You have to understand what the end goal is.

 

  • Give people a reason to read your articles. Especially since there are thousands of other pieces that are similar to yours.

 

  • Discover your own voice by getting into the way that you talk -- only better. Make it a conversational yet concise format.

 

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Networking: The Essential Antidote To Blogging Alone

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Blogging Alone is Not the Way to Go. Building a great community through networking, is the most important thing you can do, offering mutual help and support

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janlgordon's curator insight, May 15, 11:42 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Lisa Sicard
 because it provides insights on how to connect with other bloggers in order to improve your reach.

 

It takes a village to make your blog successful.

 

How to Forge Great Blogger Relationships

 

Increasing visitors and subscribers can be a lonely process for bloggers. I agree that you can be successful by meeting other blog owners who can help you.

 

Sicard explains the best ways to make new connections in order to improve your blogging strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Meeting other bloggers can help you troubleshoot problems such as a bad plugin. They can assist in things that you don't have time for.

 

  • If you see something is not working on someone else's blog let them know. Don't call it out over social media and respect their schedules.

 

  • Network with other bloggers such as in Facebook groups to get things done. There's a lot to learn from others who have been successful in blogging.

 

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Don't Give Up on Your Blogging

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What makes a Blogging Champion? Persevering through the the planning process and continuing to write when you'd far rather giv

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 27, 7:14 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Adeel Sami
 because it provides insights on how to keep the momentum in your blogging strategy.

 

It takes consistent dedication to make your blog successful.

 

How to Become a Blogging Champion

 

It's easy to to want to give up on your blog. I agree that you can be successful by realizing that the end results are rewarding.

 

Sami explains the best ways to keep your focus and stay positive.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • A great blogger produces content on a regular basis. Consistency is the key to staying in the game and keeping your blog moving forward.

 

  • Keep the perspective that being a content producer is a long-term job. This will help you become more competitive in your niche.

 

  • After taking the first action do not throw in the towel and give up. Those who continue to take action are the winners in the blogosphere.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 28, 10:22 AM
I think blogging is one good form of writing. I blend it into other forms and reading on a regular basis. They overlap and support each other well. I discovered a niche, which allowed me to be creative and explore being and becoming a teacher. What was essential in blogging for me was the creative element.
Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 29, 7:45 AM
As a regular blogger for the past 15 years, I would fully endorse the concept of 'working out loud', if you want t build an audience.
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12 Tools For Business Marketing, Bloggin and Sales

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This article contains 4 helpful tools and resources to aid your Blog, Instagram Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 19, 5:04 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Susan Gilbert because it shows you great tools to help improve your blog, Instagram strategy, and business sales.

 

Reach more customers and readers online with these great resources for business.

 

12 Marketing, Blog, and Business Tools for More Sales

 

With the right tools you can help your bottom line and reach grow. I agree that in order to build a business online it's important to take advantage of what's available.

 

Gilbert provides the best tools to help make your brand stand out on Instagram and your blog.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Pinterest is one of the best social networks to attract buyers and website subscribers. The jQuery Pin It Button highlights your blog images for easy pinning.

 

  • You no longer have to just use a mobile device to manage your Instagram account(s). Grum helps you to schedule your images and posts ahead of time with related hashtags and emojis.

 

  • There are a lot of CRM products out there -- one of the best to check out is from Hubspot. Their free tool helps you to gain valuable insights on your leads and monitor your community.

 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 24, 7:28 AM

Susan Gilbert writes about tools for better blogging, content marketing, CRM, Instagram and Pinterest tips.

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My bloggin should excell from this article . These helpful tools will cause the time spent to be well worth it and not wasted.

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Build a Your Brand Authority in 7 Steps

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Authority is a key factor to making money blogging. It also has a lot to do with building your blogging community. Here are 7 steps to help you on your way

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 12, 5:13 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shyam Bhardwaj because it provides information on how to build authority as a blogger.

 

An strong blogging community is more important than making money.

 

Understand How to Become an Authority in Your Niche

 

As a blogger your connections matter the most -- even above your income streams. I agree that having a strong level of trust will help you establish authority online.

 

Bhardwaj goes over how to achieve influencer status for your audience.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Writing great content is the first step to attracting attention to your blog. This is a direct reflection of who you are -- the higher the quality the better chances of your articles going viral.

 

  • Conduct research in order to write the best blog posts. People do not like to be deceived -- your articles need to be fact checked and accurate.

 

  • A guest post can help you score more backlinks and website traffic. A reader you influence will spread the word about your blog.

 

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The 'Content Illusion' Affect on Marketing

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Another thought-provoking piece by Tony Zambito. More people and companies are falling for the ‘Content Illusion’. You already know about it, but this is a particularly interesting perspective. It is another installment in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. What Is The ‘Content Illusion’? In the past five years, the often-unquestioned hymnal hasMore

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 6, 6:11 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Tony Zambito because it explains the illusion of publishing too much content in order to stand out.

 

The right way to approach your audience is through high-quality content, not high quantity.

 

Correct Misguided Thinking for Your Content Strategy

 

The current thought is to put as much content as possible in front of your readers in order to grow online. I agree that we can lose focus on the quality of the articles by doing this.

 

Zambito explains the different misconceptions related to content planning and marketing.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Organizations have taken their eyes off of what is taking place in the digital world. The customer experience can get missed when we do not pay attention to this.

 

  • The customer journey is not the same as the content journey. Businesses need to focus on the interactions and experiences instead.

 

  • As content producers we need to move away from a broadcasting mentality. This includes how we personalize what we write.

 

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Find the Right Topics for Your Blog

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No matter how accomplished a blogger you are, it can be a challenge to produce original articles on a regular schedule. Enter Trendin

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 29, 4:50 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Catherrine Garcia
 because it provides insights on how to find the best topics for your blog content.

 

Finding fresh, original content can be a challenge for bloggers.

 

How to Find Trending Content

 

Content should keep your audience interested and engaged. I agree that you can be successful by using the right methods and resources to find what is shared the most.

 

Garcia explains the best steps to content research.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • It's still very important to find the right keywords for your topics. Use Google's tools to discover what's most popular and trending.

 

  • Jump into question and answer websites and social media curation resources into order to discover the most popular headlines and ideas in your niche.

 

  • Use blog comments to not only gain valuable feedback, but to learn more about what your readers want. It's there that you'll see discussions that pertain to questions they need to have answered.

 

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Give Your Content Marketing a Boost

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We have put together a short list containing four simple yet effective tricks you can use to boost your content marketing efforts

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 27, 9:38 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Joan Selby because it provides insights into how to effectively create quality content your audience will love.

 

Fuel your marketing efforts with fresh, original content.

 

Content Marketing Success Strategies

 

Many marketers publish articles in order to boost their visibility online. I agree that you need to have a plan in place that will take your marketing to the next level.

 

Selby explains the impact of great content on your business growth.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Transform your old content into new blog posts. For example, create a video how-to guide or promote a series of posts in an eBook.

 

  • Avoid stepping over the line of recreating articles and plagiarism. Use tools like Feedly to help find ideas and repurpose what you already have.

 

  • Be selective when it comes to using user-generated content. This is where the comments section on your blog can be helpful in encouraging feedback.

 

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Attract Readers To Your Blog with Images [Infographic]

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Blog posts should use images effectively to attract readers to their post, and once there, how to retain them by helping to explain the subject better.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 21, 7:57 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with stand-out visual images in your blog posts.

 

Capture the reader's attention with eye-catching graphic images.

 

How Your Content Can Stand Out with Images

 

You can keep your audience interested in reading your posts by capturing their attention right away. I agree that great images will help you achieve just that.

 

Elliott explains how to use images effectively in your blog posts in order to attract more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Both colorful and vibrant pictures can really help your blog posts stand out. These are both attractive and inviting for the reader.

 

  • Sometimes you don't need a lot of text in your articles when you use the right images. A picture can convey the right message for your audience.

 

  • Include words over your images to help them be more striking. This is especially true with text that resonates with your readers.

 

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All About Content Distribution

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In parts 1 and 2 of "Your Complete Content Plan", we discussed Keyword Research and Content Creation. The final part concentrates on Content Distribution

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 10, 8:04 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ruchika Sharma
 because it provides insights on how to improve your content distribution plan.

 

You need to take the content to your audience.

 

How to Use Effectively Distribute Content

 

After keyword research and creating great content you need a good distribution plan. I agree that this is an important next step that should not be skipped.

 

Sharma explains the basics of content distribution that attracts more readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Find a good guest posting platform to display your published posts. These should be relevant to your niche and have a large audience.

 

  • If you want to republish your original content there are several networks you can do this on including LinkedIn, Medium, and other blogs..

 

  • In order to re-purpose your content choose to an audio version, video, slide or infographic. Drive syndication through your email, RSS feed, forums, groups, ect.

 

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Long Form Content Can Improve Your Strategy

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This article discusses the benefits of a long form content strategy, along with the warning that not all content fits this form

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 7, 9:08 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Shelly Kramer because it provides insight into how to effectively use long form content to capture more readers.

 

Why long form content is well received by your audience.

 

Long Form Content Success Strategies

 

Most readers prefer digestible, longer content. I agree that you need to write it in a way that adds value to your community.

 

Kramer explains the impact of long form content on your blog.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Search engines tend to rank long form content higher than short form. The more words you have the more opportunity to add relevant keywords.

 

  • Longer content can set you apart from the competition. Especially as you focus more on quality than quantity. This places your business ahead of the game.

 

  • It may take more time to read a lengthy article -- but generally this will be well received by readers. It is well worth the time and investment to write long form content.

 

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How Bite-Sized Content Can Capture Attention

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In this article, the concept of atomization is used to describe producing bite-sized content from larger articles or reports, and why it works

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 2, 5:36 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Bryan Kramer because it provides insight into how to capture your readers with smaller content.

 

Why bite-sized content is effective in getting your message out.

 

Publish Smaller Articles to Attract More Readers

 

There are many who will not read longer articles for whatever reason. I agree that you can capture these readers by condensing your information.

 

Kramer explains the impact of bite-sized content on your blog.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The smallest gift can produce the biggest dividend when it comes to writing content. This especially applies to shares on social media.

 

  • Look over your existing articles and find out what can be repurposed into a more condensed version. Smaller content must be to the point and easy to understand.

 

  • As you plan your content decide ahead of time which articles can become more shareable. For example, turn your blog posts into a webinar, infographic or a short YouTube clip.

 

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thank you @massimo facchinetti :)
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Your Complete Content Plan, Part 2: Content Creation

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In part one of "Your Complete Content Plan", we discussed Keyword Research. Part two of of our 3-part series concentrates on Content Creation

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janlgordon's curator insight, February 19, 10:56 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ruchika Sharma
 because it provides insights on how to improve your content curation plan.

 

Focus on engaging your audience with a solution and strong call to action.

 

How to Use Effectively Publish Content

 

Content should be tailored for your target audience's needs and desires. I agree that you can be successful by appealing to their pressing questions and offering them a compelling solution that they will want to buy into.

 

Sharma explains the basics of content planning that stands out to your community.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Look for previously published content to find at least 5 top keywords for your article. Recommended tools are ahrefs and Buzzsumo.

 

  • Define your topics early on and then brainstorm. Answer the where, what, why and how for your readers.

 

  • It's important to optimize not only your content, but your images as well. This will then help you to optimize your keyword choices.

 

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How to Ace Content Creation without Being a Writer

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janlgordon's curator insight, June 13, 6:14 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Niraj Ranjan because it provides insights into how to create quality and relevant content.

 

You don't need to be a writing expert in order to create great articles for your blog.

 

Content Writing Success Steps

 

Many bloggers waste time by producing content that does not reach their audience. I agree that it is not too late to change your approach.

 

Ranjan explains how to produce a quality articles that your audience will love.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Content curation is not only about writing articles -- it's also a product of knowing your target audience. This could include branded images, increasing signups, webinars, and improving the topics.

 

  • There are many tools available to help make your content writing easier. You can use these to brainstorm your ideas, editing, better headlines, ect.

 

  • Instead of focusing on writing alone mix up your content with infographics, graphs, and more. Other examples include video tutorials, presentations, or a series of posts.

 

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Liliana's curator insight, July 12, 7:26 PM
Se lo eligió porque abre espacio a tips que pueden aportar y para dar otra mirada al tema.
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An 8 Year Old Boy's Lesson in Content Marketing

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Another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. In this article, Scott Aughtmon tells a great story for content marketers in his unique and entertaining manner. It’s a fun, light read that packs a message at the end. Not an earth-shattering one – Scott hates overstatement – but he certainly find the lessonMore

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janlgordon's curator insight, May 12, 1:57 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Scott Aughtmon because it provides insights into what can be overlooked in content marketing.

 

How a boy's hunger for a cheeseburger can teach us about a winning content strategy.

 

Content Marketing Success Story

 

Many marketers are not effective when it comes to publishing articles their audience will love. I agree that you need to have an understanding of the process for the reader.

 

Aughtmon explains how to produce a great content marketing plan.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Do everything you can to please your target market and customers. When you do this your results will be much better.

 

  • A good marketer truly understands what marketing is and what it can do. They can reach their readers by appealing to their needs and desires.

 

  • How you approach your audience affects the process of digesting content. This directly impacts a buyer's decision making process.

 

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Use Interactive Content to Improve Your Reach

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 24, 11:09 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Joan Selby because it provides insights into how to effectively use video and multimedia to capture your audience's attention.

 

Bring more to your content marketing through the power of interaction.

 

Visual Content Marketing Success Strategies

 

A blog post can stand out from the rest by including a strong video that captures the reader's attention. I agree that you need to include visuals in order to take your marketing to the next level.

 

Selby explains the impact of interactive content on your business marketing reach.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Get into the thinking of your customer through infographics, educational webinars, 'how to' videos, ect.. The establishes awareness for your brand.

 

  • Make your titles interesting and compelling. Then the reader will want to take the time to take action such as engaging in a poll or quiz.

 

  • Find the best channels to distribute your interactive content. Don't waste your time by publishing to a dead network.

 

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Editing Tips That Will Improve The Quality Of Your Writing

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Careful editing can make such a difference to your writing, as there is so much more to think about than just spelling, grammar and sentence construction.

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From curator~ " Elliott explains the process of how to edit your articles and improve your writing at the same time. Here's what caught my attention: It's important to first do planning and research before the writing begins. Use an outline of the structure with a beginning, middle, and end. After writing a post give yourself some time to process it. Save the editing process after you have completed your article. Read your completed work out loud to yourself. Notice the flow of the piece, and whether there were any mistakes you may have missed.
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How A Focused Call To Action Leads To Greater Interaction

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An on-point call to action not only brings focus to your blog post's purpose, it can also bring greater interaction and buy-in from your readers

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 11, 4:27 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains the importance of including a CTA in your blog posts.

 

Attract more readers with a focused call-to-action in your posts.

 

How to Create an Great CTA

 

Many of us include a call-to-action on our websites -- but our articles should have this, too. I agree that this will improve your chances of having your readers take action after reading the message.

 

Elliott explains what a difference a focused call-to-action can make in your blog posts.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Never assume that the reader knows exactly what to do after they read your blog post. Show them what to do and how.

 

  • Ask your readers to share the post on social media with their friends and family members. This is a great way to attract a larger audience.

 

  • Choose a subject that is easy to relate to. Write about how you feel encouraging your readers to join in on the conversation.

 

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How to Write Suitable Content

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Having attracted your readers to your blog, your posts should offer suitable content that answers their needs and inspires them to want to read more

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janlgordon's curator insight, April 5, 2:05 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to write a blog post that is more readable.

 

Attract more readers with content that it suitable to them.

 

How to Create an Attractive Post

 

It's great to have a strong number of subscribers -- but you need strong content to go along with that. I agree that your audience needs to be both educated and entertained in order to capture their attention.

 

Elliott explains how to improve your articles and write the perfect post.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • The quality of your writing needs to be the best that it can be. You need to write what your audience wants to read in order to retain them.

 

  • Make your blog posts conversational style. Show your own personality in an authentic way to attract more readers. Include your own anecdotes and stories to keep their interest.

 

  • A good post contains value and is useful to the reader. Write something that can make a real difference in their lives.

 

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Improve Your Blog Writing With a Positive Focus

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Avoid your blog writing going round in circles by having a positive purpose for your posts that actually helps you achieve your goals and objectives.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 28, 4:00 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to improve your blog by planning ahead.

 

Use some brainstorming to create a positive focus for your content.

 

How to Create a Perfect Post

 

You need to have a game plan for each week of content that you publish. I agree that this will help create a better direction for your blog.

 

Elliott explains how to improve your blog posts by mapping out your content strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • You need to write your articles with the reader in mind. Your audience is in the driver's seat when it comes to blogging success.

 

  • Write blog posts that educate your audience. Share your knowledge and expertise in order to help make improvements in their lives.

 

  • Become a thought leader by writing from a voice of authority. This will be done in your chosen target market or niche.

 

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Writing for the readers was hard to learn.
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The Transition from Blogger To Business Owner

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When I started out blogging back in 2013, I never thought I would call myself a business owner. This is my journey from blogger to business owner

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 22, 5:15 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Ashley Faulkes because it explains the process of running a blog and then turning it into a business.

 

The story of how one blogger became a businessman.

 

Going From Blogger to Business Owner

 

Starting a blog can involve a lot of learning curves along the way. I agree that content marketers need to fully understand digital marketing in order to be successful in business.

 

Faulkes provides his own perspective on what it takes to run a successful blogging business.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Start by learning as much as you can from leading blogging experts. Then brush up on your digital marketing skills in areas like social media, SEO, and email marketing.

 

  • It is not enough to just have a blog. Your business needs to be running your content, not the other way around. If you lack skills you just need to learn more.

 

  • When attending a conference hang out with a few like-minded individuals who will push you to grow. Read as much as you can about the topic of blogging for business.

 

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Chuck Bartok's curator insight, March 23, 10:25 AM
Blogging is and has been a rewarding effort .

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Keep Your Readers with a Great Blog Post Introduction

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Your headline has attracted lots of readers to your blog, but now you need to adapt the post introduction to make them stay to read the rest of the content.

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 14, 9:06 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because she explains how to capture your readers with a stand-out blog post introduction.

 

The purpose of the beginning part of an article is to capture the reader's attention and draw them into the post.

 

How to Create a Winning Blog Introduction

 

You can keep your audience from leaving your blog by writing intriguing introductions to your content. I agree that it only takes three seconds for a reader to head off to another website.

 

Elliott explains how to write an incredible blog post introduction that will make your audience want to read more.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • After reading the headline the introduction should clarify it. This is especially important if you do not have a sub-heading.

 

  • Your text should prepare the reader for the rest of the post. They need to know how it will be a benefit to them.

 

  • A good introduction builds trust. It should be a satisfying experience for your audience.

 

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How to Gather Content Ideas With Reddit

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With 234m unique users in a recent month and over 11k communities around niche topics, Reddit is one of the best-kept secrets in content generation research

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 8, 7:29 PM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Vaibhav Kakkar because it provides insight into how to find great content with Reddit.

 

Use Reddit to find topics your audience will love.

 

How Reddit Can Help You Find Better Content

 

You can gather useful ideas from your readers through this long-standing network. I agree that Reddit is an invaluable resource for bloggers and marketers.

 

Kakkar shows how to effectively use this platform for your content strategy.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • There are over 11,000 communities based around niche topics on Reddit. This is a treasure trove of content ideas to tap into.

 

  • Keep up with the latest trends and pop culture threads. Posts have the potential for becoming viral on the Internet.

 

  • One of the biggest problems content producers face is not producing articles their audience desires. Reddit helps you discover what matters to them the most.

 

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Curatti On Air: How The Power Of Commenting Benefits Bloggers

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There is nothing quite so satisfying as finding someone has commented on your blog. This post reveals why commenting benefits commenters (Video interview)

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janlgordon's curator insight, March 5, 1:09 AM

In our latest Curatti interview, Alice Elliott talks about all aspects of blogging, including blog commenting.

 

 

"In the interview I mention my commenting book and my latest 90 Days Challenge to Commenting Mastery. Now I don’t usually plug my own stuff, but once you’ve read the rest of this post and realise you need to perfect your commenting skills, this is a great place to start."

 

Elliott covers the benefits of commenting even for the non-blogger in order to build your network and influence.

 

She writes: "commenting can be a great way to hone in on your writing skills. Just like Twitter, you have a limited space to have your say. But even though it’s a bit more than 140 characters, there’s still a knack to writing a comment that is meaningful, proactive, readable and suitably enthusiastic enough to be accepted and welcomed."

 

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Improve Your Post with an Awesome Headline

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Readers won't necessarily see a new post on your blog, but by its awesome headline designed to attract passing traffic to lure them in from almost anywhere.

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janlgordon's curator insight, February 22, 1:37 AM

I selected this article from Curatti written by Alice Elliott because it provides insight into how to improve your blog posts with a great headline.

 

The purpose of your headline is to draw in and hook your readers.

 

How to Create an Attractive Headline

 

You can keep your audience interested and engaged by writing catchy titles. I agree that this will help attract more attention to your blog blog posts.

 

Elliott explains the different types of headlines and how to be most effective in reaching your readers.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

  • Craft your headlines to be relevant, suitable to your audience, and relatable. Use attractive wording that stimulates curiosity.

 

  • You should convince the reader that your content is a must-read and better than other articles out there. Headlines should recognize and relate to your audience's needs.

 

  • Offer a solution, secret, or success strategy that will make a difference in your reader's life. Be honest with your promises in your post.

 

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