Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Business Blogging

Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Business Blogging

Blogging
When you begin blogging for your business, you should be aware of certain blogging “etiquette” that will help you rise to the top of your reading audience’s list. There are many things that you should do, and of course, things you shouldn’t do, and knowing the difference will allow you to be far more effective in your blogging endeavors. Tips for Successful Business Blogging   Three Basics for Every Business Blogger #1 Types of posts Content is the hallmark of every blog. “Call to action” posts are one of the most effective blogging methods that will turn your readers into buyers.  People need to be told what to do. They like direction. As you are blogging, tell people when you want them to click the “subscribe” or the “buy” button…
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Top 10 Traffic Ideas Every Blogger Needs To Know

Top 10 Traffic Ideas Every Blogger Needs To Know

Blogging
Blogs are popular ways to create an online presence for personal and business reasons. You can build a blog for free and begin posting content right away. But, what good is that content if no one is reading it? Whenever someone asks me about starting or maintaining a blog, they usually include a how to get blog traffic or how to increase blog traffic question. Do you know how to get traffic to your blog? Of all the successful blogs on the Internet, hundreds more have failed. Running a blog is like running a business website. Unless you are willing to put the time in and treat it seriously, you won’t be blogging long. That is not to say that the failed bloggers weren’t serious about blogging. Mostly, new bloggers aren’t prepared for…
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So You Wanna Blog? Just Blog It Challenges Entrepreneurs To Blog For 30 Days

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What is Just Blog It? The Just Blog It challenge is a free 30-day blog challenge for entrepreneurs beginning May 15, 2014. The goal is simple: write and share a new blog post every day during the 30-day challenge and share the work of your fellow bloggers.     The Just Blog It challenge is hosted by me and Brandi Starr @CassiusBlueCo. We're two busy moms, entrepreneurs and bloggers. Yes, we wear a few more titles but you get the idea! As marketing professionals, we understand the value that blogging adds to the marketing efforts of small businesses. We put this challenge together to make blogging more fun, build community, and help all of us to build better blogs! Whether you are a new or seasoned blogger, this challenge is for you. Visit the Just Blog It website for…
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Want Your Blog To Be Different? Take The Lead With A Blog Challenge

Want Your Blog To Be Different? Take The Lead With A Blog Challenge

Blogging
How can you make your blog different? How can you stand out from the crowd? There were 130 million blogs between WordPress and Tumblr alone in 2012. More in 2013 and that’s before you include all the other blogging platforms such a Blogger, SquareSpace and Wix. That’s a lot of bloggers vying for attention. Crying out. Wanting to be heard. There’s even more pressure if you’re using blogging as a marketing tool for your business or blogging as a business. Standing Out From The Crowd (The Importance Of Having A POD) “In an overcrowded, hypercompetitive world, the only way to make an impression on your prospect is to break through the noise.” – Success Magazine The blogging world is no different to the business world – after all they have…
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Simply Hitting Tweet Does Not Constitute A Blog Promotion Strategy

Simply Hitting Tweet Does Not Constitute A Blog Promotion Strategy

Blogging
As a blogger, you have a powerful platform to demonstrate your expertise. Your blog is the basis of your content strategy, and you pour your heart and soul into every word you post. You promote blog posts every day. You’re proud of your awesome blog, and wonder when your traffic will skyrocket. When your subscriber list will see a big increase. After all, maintaining a blog is a time-consuming, yet extremely rewarding exercise. You research ideas, write content, edit content, find pics, take pics, generate ideas, write some more… and hit publish. You tweet out your new blog post. And you post it to your Facebook page. And you sit. And wait. And sit and wait some more. Then move on to the next blog post. Sound familiar? But I did…
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5 Steps to Conquer Mount Blogger’s Block

Blogging
If you’re a blogger, excuse me, content creator, you like so many of us will eventually come across blogger's block. You' ll either stare at a blank screen (gasp) or have mess of notes that don't match any particular concept. A handful of random thoughts, headlines with no body text, half sentences, rough drafts, scribbles, notes on your phone, napkins, notebook, etc. – none of which amount to a decent blog post. Just plain muck. As I sit here,  I'm tweaking a list of draft blog posts, rummaging through all the various half-written posts I have. It's hard to choose just one to settle on, but I'm overdue on a post. So what better way to answer the "what to blog about" question than to share 5 tips to find the best…
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