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August 15, 2013

Preventing Your Blog Posts From Boring Readers to Death

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There are around 47 million blog posts published every single month, and that’s just from WordPress.com hosted sites. It’s hard telling how many are posted every single day combined, and attention has increasingly become a finite commodity. As you’re probably aware, keeping your site flowing with fresh, interesting content can be a serious chore. You can see your productivity pulled at from every which direction, and it requires a good amount of discipline to make things happen. read more

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June 26, 2013

How to Elevate Your Blog Posts in Three Easy Ways

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With so many distractions hitting you from every direction, and, let’s be realistic, thousands of other blog posts written on the same topic as yours, it can be hard to keep things fresh. Content can often go stale lacking the life, and energy it once had. While you can continue writing as your normally would, there are a few ways to fire things up so to speak, potentially bringing more value to your readers. read more

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June 14, 2013

How to Provide Great Blog Content Without Being Too Salesy

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how to write great blog content that isn't overly promotional

Many marketers start blogs for their company as a way to promote their products or services through another medium. However, as the recent Google updates and overall best practices for search engine optimization and content marketing go, it is best to focus on providing blog posts that are useful and cover industry news instead of trying to sell more products.

Throughout the years, internet users have become smarter and better about finding the information they need and are interested in. Because of this, they are not willing to waste their time looking at overly promotional copy that isn’t teaching them something new or catering to their interests.  Because of this, it is time for bloggers to step up their game and start providing great content. Once a website begins to get recognized as a leader in their industry for providing great information through their blog posts, they will start getting more leads and traffic.

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June 7, 2013

How to Brainstorm Blog Post Topics

brainstorm blog post topicsThere are several ways that bloggers can come up with ideas for their posts. However, there are always days (or weeks!) when writer’s block rears its ugly head and we are struck with no blog post ideas.

Fortunately, there were a few great places of inspirations where you can find blog post ideas without having to waste time sitting to drum up ideas on your own.

Here are some ways to brainstorm blog post topics. read more

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October 20, 2009

CIA Invests in In-Q-Tel to Monitor Blog Posts

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I’m a bit hesitant to cover this news  item because of its sensitivity. But then I realized I’m not from the U.S. so I guess the CIA won’t be running after me in case I miss out some minor points of the news. Still, I’d be cautious and just mention the facts.

What am I talking about? Wired.com is running an exclusive piece about the CIA’s investment arm called In-Q-Tel which is reportedly eyeing a piece of Visible Technologies.  Visible Technologies is a software firm specializing on social media monitoring such as blog posts, online videos, newspaper articles, Flickr photos, Tweeter tweets and other social media by-products. read more

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May 2, 2008

Blog Post Quantity/Quality Questions

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Bloggers often worry about blog posting frequency but also other writing metrics:

  • Does length matter?
  • Detail, how much is enough?
  • Does the time taken to post matter?

Does how we say matter as much as what we say and how often? read more

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