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21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors | Writing | Scoop.it
Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass.
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Simple Trick to Get More Email Subscribers from Guest Posts

Simple Trick to Get More Email Subscribers from Guest Posts | Writing | Scoop.it

... From start to finish, a guest post is a lot of work. If you’re like me, you spend more time writing a guest post than any other post -- it just takes longer than a typical post on my site. But that time I would invest wasn't paying off. I found that I only gained a handful of email subscribers with each post -- the whole reason I offered to guest post in the first place.

 

I’ve found a simple trick that makes my posts more effective and takes just a few minutes to implement. Best of all, it helped me grow my email list without a ton of additional work....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Make your content work harder by using this simple trick-- a total no-brainer!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 25, 10:04 AM

Smarter social marketing. Want to get more email subscribers from your guest posts? Try this one trick.

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How to Get Your First 1,000 Blog Readers

How to Get Your First 1,000 Blog Readers | Writing | Scoop.it

Do you know what the hardest part about blogging is? It isn’t writing content or growing your traffic. So, what is it?


Via Pedro Da Silva
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If Neil Patel writes it, I read it and put it to use. 

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50 Growth Hacking Tools for Marketers At Startups | Criminally Prolific

50 Growth Hacking Tools for Marketers At Startups | Criminally Prolific | Writing | Scoop.it
Young startups have to grow at least 30% year over year to be able to capture the customers they need. Growth hacking has been one of the most talked-about
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Great list of tools for marketers! 

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7 Tips for Writing Content Like A Human - Bidsketch

7 Tips for Writing Content Like A Human - Bidsketch | Writing | Scoop.it
Popular advice for writing content? Write like you talk. Unfortunately many take it out of context. Here's what "write like you talk” really means ...
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Writing that is personal and relatable always gets the most eyeballs and interaction. 

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8 Different Daily Journals You Can Start Today - Lift - An App To Achieve Your Goals

8 Different Daily Journals You Can Start Today - Lift - An App To Achieve Your Goals | Writing | Scoop.it
Keeping a daily journal is a great way to start a habit of writing every day. It’s relatively easy to write about yourself compared to subjects you don’t know (or for fiction, have to create). Keeping a journal serves a dual purpose: a way to practice writing and a way to record the moments of your life. There are infinite ways to journal and here are a few that you can try today: Gratitude Journal Gratitude journals are as simple as they seem: write down the people, places, things, or moments that you’re grateful for each day. You can write about one thing, many things, and even micro-journal using the note feature on Lift. Practicing gratitude daily makes you a better person, too: people who keep gratitude journals are more likely to do good deeds for friends and strangers than people who don’t.   Write Three Positive Things Each Day Reflecting on the positive moments of your day has been shown to decrease depression and increase happiness. It’s takes just a few minutes every night to keep up this kind of journal. Pro tip: sharing your positive moments with your partner can be a great bonding exercise (Lift’s CEO Tony does this). Keep a Food/Meal..
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Journaling is great for creating the habit of writing. Every. single.day. It's what writers do!

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Easily scannable infographic to help with blog posts. 

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DOJ reportedly checking up on publishers again as Amazon/Hachette battle continues

DOJ reportedly checking up on publishers again as Amazon/Hachette battle continues | Writing | Scoop.it
It appears that the Department of Justice is investigating publishers’ activities once again.
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Should be interesting to see how this plays out. 

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Amazon Keeps Fighting Big Publishers But Authors Pay The Price | TechCrunch

Amazon Keeps Fighting Big Publishers But Authors Pay The Price | TechCrunch | Writing | Scoop.it
It's Amazon's world and we're just living in it. As the company continues to flex its muscle against big publishers - this time against Hachette - the average..
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This is a good article about the current state of publishing, and a must for writers who want to indie publish. 

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As a Writer; What Comes First? - Sandy Appleyard

As a Writer; What Comes First? - Sandy Appleyard | Writing | Scoop.it
Prioritizing: we all have to do it. But for some writers it's really difficult. I'm no different. This post is a temporary farewell; read on to learn why
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Every writer needs to prioritize-- after all, there all only so many hours in a day. This is a good, short read that will help you put your priorities in order...whatever they may be. 

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10 Things Most Bloggers and Writers Forget

10 Things Most Bloggers and Writers Forget | Writing | Scoop.it
Writing something interesting is just the start of the blogger and digital writer's skill set. Perfect the art of optimizing for readers and search and also learn to market.
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Master Blogger Jeff Bullas....with another great piece about the simple things that you can do wrong in writing, so you make sure not to do them! 

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How Do You Measure Book Publishing Success? #writers #writing #publishing #selfpuf

How Do You Measure Book Publishing Success? (via Clear Prose Communications)
Writing a book is no small project. Neither is getting it published. You know this. It doesn’t matter whether you self-publish or pound the pavement looking for a traditional publisher, there’s work that needs to be done, time and money that need…









Related Posts :The 4 books you need to read to become a self publishing successThe Traditional Publishing vs. Indie Publishing Debate: Which is Right For You? #selfpublishing #writers #IAN#writetips The Benefits of a Style Sheet #writers #writingCan You Write a Novel in One Week? See How He Did... #writers #writingSelf Publishing or going Traditional? A Writer’s DilemmaBy Blogsdna
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In today's environment, almost anyone can publish a book. That is both an amazing thing and a detriment. This article talks about Indie Publishing and how to be successful. 

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How To Become A Content Master On LinkedIn

How To Become A Content Master On LinkedIn | Writing | Scoop.it
LinkedIn offers several tools for engaging with customers. Here, the professional networking sites small business expert explains how to optimize each...

Via Steve Cassady, Jennifer Beever
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LinkedIn has been the "forgotten" social media platform for many people, but it is an awesome place to network with others in your industry and related industries. 

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Jennifer Beever's curator insight, May 2, 11:40 AM

Good tips on LinkedIn here.

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How to Automate Your Businesses's Blog Post Writing Process - Pushing Social - Blog Ideas, Tools, Training

How to Automate Your Businesses's Blog Post Writing Process - Pushing Social - Blog Ideas, Tools, Training | Writing | Scoop.it
Last week, I threw cold water on the notion that every business can turn their employees into bloggers.

The bottom line is that most businesses should shift their focus to getting ideas rather than complete posts from employees.
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Interesting read about business blogging.
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Daily 18-Minute Social Media Plan For Small Businesses by @OlsySpeak

Daily 18-Minute Social Media Plan For Small Businesses by @OlsySpeak | Writing | Scoop.it
At first, spending under half an hour on managing social media may sound like a tall order, especially considering that an average user spends approximately 3 hours on social media per day. Before you commit to the new schedule, analyze your current one: which social media network do you visit first? Do you go through the same steps for each network every time, or prioritize your actions on the spot?

Another important consideration before you create your speedy social media management plan is what social networks your business needs to be on. Time equals money, especially for a small business—each minute wasted on a social network your audience doesn’t frequent is a minute you could spend interacting with your current and potential customers on a different channel. In the sample plan, we will go over the 5 major networks—Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Instagram—and steps you can follow with each one.

Instead of dividing your plan by network, we’ve divided it by blocks dedicated to an important social business activity. You may go over the 18-minute mark in the first few tries as you adjust to the new rhythm; but once you familiarize yourself with the routine, you will never waste a minute on extraneous social media activity again. Become a social media management rockstar with this 18-minute-a-day social media plan for small businesses.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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So many social networks-- so little time-- some good tips to lessen the time commitment but still get effective results. 

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, October 25, 2:44 PM

This article by Olsy Sorokina @HootSuite shares many great tips to help you with your lean content strategy and save you time with social media.


Using the combination of content curation power of Scoop.it and the social networking power of Hootsuite you can move from sharing to engagement and lead generation with a few easy steps. 


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Don't know what to share here is a tip from the article.


On Facebook, choose storytelling, visually rich messaging. Limit your posts to 1-2 a day.
On Twitter, if you schedule Tweets, make sure to space them out, to avoid being perceived as “spamming” your audience. Include Tweets with different formats—photo, video, different placement of the links—to test which ones perform best. If you are sharing content from an external source, include the appropriate hashtags and @mentions.
On LinkedIn, share content with a more serious tone, oriented to a professional audience, through LinkedIn’s publishing platform.
On Google+, share any news from your business, as well as external content relevant to your business, your field, or may otherwise be interesting to people in your Circles.
On Instagram, plan photo content to complement social media messaging on your other, less visual channels. If you have a campaign or a product release coming up, schedule a photo to spread awareness among a bigger audience. Instagram also presents a great opportunity to give your customers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at your business and the people who run it.



Rhonda White's curator insight, October 26, 9:10 AM

A good reason to determine which social media networks are best for your business:

 

"Time equals money, especially for a small business—each minute wasted on a social network your audience doesn’t frequent is a minute you could spend interacting with your current and potential customers on a different channel."

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Why It Is Important to Get New Clients Even if You Have Enough Regular Work

Why It Is Important to Get New Clients Even if You Have Enough Regular Work | Writing | Scoop.it
Do you get new clients even if you have enough regular work? Here's why you might want to consider it.
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It is crucial to always "stretch" yourself-- and increasing your client base allows you to learn and do more!

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Top Ways to Measure Social Media Like a Pro

Top Ways to Measure Social Media Like a Pro | Writing | Scoop.it
Blog post at Rebekah Radice : Social media measurement is a challenge faced by most businesses today.

Think about it. When was the last time you tracked the effectiven[..]

Via Rebekah Radice
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Measuring your efforts is key to knowing what is resounding with your audience. 

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Ask a Freelancer: How Do You Get Over the Fear of Asking People for Work? | The Freelancer, by Contently

Ask a Freelancer: How Do You Get Over the Fear of Asking People for Work? | The Freelancer, by Contently | Writing | Scoop.it
Since there aren't any manuals out there that tell you how to find the perfect balance of happiness and health insurance while working in your pajamas, we're pleased to launch 'Ask a Freelancer.'
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Pitching your work-- to magazines, newspapers, and businesses-- is critical to your success as a writer. Getting over the fear of asking if a good writer is needed (almost always, this is the case!) will bring you lots of new clients and assignments. BE FEARLESS!

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Social Media Daily To-Do List: 10 Essential Tasks | Social Media Today

Social Media Daily To-Do List: 10 Essential Tasks | Social Media Today | Writing | Scoop.it
Often times companies think they can treat their social media accounts similar to their website in that they can just create an account and let it sit there while it grows on its own. However that is just not the case.
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Social media is just that: "social".  Being active and interacting with your followers, friends, and fans will help you build a strong customer base. 

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7 Ways to Handle Constant Interruptions

7 Ways to Handle Constant Interruptions | Writing | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Interruptions and distractions are an issue for most writers. 

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Constant interruptions seem to be part and parcel of the daily life of a business owner, but  as every interruption plays havoc with productivity and overall performance, a business owner needs to work to limit the number of interruptions that impact on their day.


Whilst interaction with employees is a necessary part of being a leader, a business owner needs to also complete a daily list of tasks, and to be able to do so he/she must be protective of the time they have available each day.


This excellent article, suggests that constant interruptions are the greatest source of impaired productivity, and it offers seven ways for a business owner to deal with interruptions to their day.

Mercedes Jahn's curator insight, June 8, 11:52 AM

I can definitely help !

 

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, June 13, 10:47 AM

Great productivity enhancer

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Promoting Your Content On The Kindle Platform #writers #writing #selfpub #selpublishing

Promoting Your Content On The Kindle Platform (via http://cospug.org)
Are you thinking about starting a new business on the Internet, perhaps one where you are publishing material that you write? One of the easiest ways to become self published is to publish a book on Kindle. It’s actually not that difficult to create…









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Good read about how to promote your self-published Kindle works. Vital for today's writers. 

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The 5 biggest mistakes made by novice travel writers | Insider Secrets | Wanderlust

The 5 biggest mistakes made by novice travel writers | Insider Secrets | Wanderlust | Writing | Scoop.it
Multi-award winning travel writer Nick Boulos on the pitfalls you need to avoid as you forge a career in travel journalism
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Aspire to be a travel writer? Read this!

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How To Write A Mind Blowing Headline For Twitter So People Will Read Your Blog - Jeffbullas's Blog

How To Write A Mind Blowing Headline For Twitter So People Will Read Your Blog - Jeffbullas's Blog | Writing | Scoop.it
The latest Twitter statistics show that Twitters growth last year was over 1,300% with the latest numbers  revealed by Twitter at their Chirp conference for developers in April  showing Total number of users at 105 million (12 months ago that number was 8 million) Twitter received 180 million unique visitors a month to its website. [...]
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It's ALL about the HEADLINE! With so much written online today, it's important to GRAB your reader's attention with your HEADLINE..otherwise, they will go no further. 

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How To Improve Your Writing Skills in Four Ways

How To Improve Your Writing Skills in Four Ways | Writing | Scoop.it
If you want to improve your writing skills, then read the four ways to better your writing in this post. Your improved writing will create great content.
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Harleena is a great writer and blogger...and her tips are simple enough for anyone to follow, and improve their writing immensely. 

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Friday Writer's Roundup: Great Advice for Freelancers

Friday Writer's Roundup: Great Advice for Freelancers | Writing | Scoop.it
I found lots of great resources this week that I wanted to share with all my writing friends-- so I put them together in this blog post. Hope everyone has had a great, and productive, week! Life go...
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Lots of great resources for writers in all stages of their careers. Info about finding ways to make money blogging, self-publish, get your head right, and move your writing business to the next level. 

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Ten words to cut from your writing

Ten words to cut from your writing | Writing | Scoop.it
When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don’t need – such as the 10 included in this post: (Ten words to cut from your writing http://t.co/MFKpBqSlZm This is useful!
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Aha moments are awesome!

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