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Blogging Tips We Sometimes Forget

March 2, 2014 4 Comments
Blogging Tips We Sometimes Forget

There are no rules for blogging but there is a basic formula for success.  Forgetting this formula can mean the difference between a successful post and a not so successful post. Here are a few key points of the formula, that I sometimes forget myself. I hope these reminders help make your next blog posts […]

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5 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

February 27, 2014 0 Comments
5 Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

We’ve all been there, staring at the blinking cursor… and to make matters worse, at the bottom of our editor, is a reminder, Words: 0 . So, here are a few of my tips to overcome writer’s block. 1. Turn off your electronic distractions like your browser, email, and phone. 2. Set a daily word […]

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Oh, the Blogging Places You’ll Go

February 23, 2014 2 Comments
Oh, the Blogging Places You’ll Go

Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to start blogging, All the great things you will say. You have fingers on your keyboard. You have words in your head. Great posts abound you, They will like what they read. You are a blogger. And you know what to write. And you are the one who […]

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Twitter, Making Those 140 Characters Count

February 21, 2014 2 Comments
Twitter, Making Those 140 Characters Count

Twitter sprang onto the web in 2006 and quickly gained popularity. In Twitter, you post or “tweet” a 140 character message. Users can read, view, post (tweet), and retweet messages to the people that follow them. Today there are over 500 million users and the popularity and usage is sure to grow.  You only get […]

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5 Ways to Generate Blog Post Ideas

February 16, 2014 0 Comments
5 Ways to Generate Blog Post Ideas

1. Read other blogs and forums. 2. Scroll through your social media, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. 3. Read magazines and books. 4. News, TV or internet stations. 5. Go on a walk or a bike ride. Bonus tip: Ideas always seem to come when you least expect them. That is why it is a good […]

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Getting the Biggest ROI from Your Blog Post

February 13, 2014 2 Comments
Getting the Biggest ROI from Your Blog Post

When I started blogging, I would take a week to develop a post. Then early Sunday morning, I would send my fledgling post out into the digital world to be free. There I sat like a proud poppa staring at my new creation. “People will love this post,” I’d think to myself. The only problem […]

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Top 5 Tips for Social Media Success

February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Tips for Social Media Success

Let’s face it; social media is here to stay! There are billions of great books on how to succeed with social media, but honestly, these five tips sum them all up. Follow these tips, and the added bonus, and you will be successful in your social media endeavors. 1. Generate Great Content 2. Participate 3. […]

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Shake Things up by Adding These Content Types into Your Blog

February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Shake Things up by Adding These Content Types into Your Blog

Content types or content styles can differ depending on the type of information you are trying to convey. Though there are a trillion topics that you can write about, there are only a few basic styles in which to present your information. Pick the style that best suits your content type and your style of […]

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My Top 5 (Other) Places to Write

February 4, 2014 2 Comments
My Top 5 (Other) Places to Write

Here’s my top 5 places to write besides my desk. Can you tell that I’m getting antsy for spring? 1. In a park on a nice sunny day. 2. Starbucks or somewhere similar. 3. On a blanket at the beach, Using paper and pen of course. 4. In my backyard. 5. At my kitchen table. […]

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How to Attract Visitors and Keep Them Coming Back For More

February 2, 2014 3 Comments
How to Attract Visitors and Keep Them Coming Back For More

The average reader will stay at your site for eight seconds. That does not give you a lot of time to catch your reader’s attention and keep them on your page. Eight seconds is approximately the amount of time that it took you to read those first two sentences. That doesn’t give you much time, so […]

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