What to Focus on When Implementing a Guest Blogging Strategy

What to Focus on When Implementing a Guest Blogging Strategy
Guest blogging is one of the best ways to increase traffic, search engine placement, and SEO value of your website or blog. While it does take significant time and effort to find the best platforms for content, as well as organizing the writing and marketing of the posts, guest blogging […] Read more…

The Legal Risks in Guest Blog Posts

Swim at Your Own Risk
Ideally, guest posts are great for both your site and for you as the webmaster. For the guest post author, it’s a way to expand their reach and talk directly to your audience. For you, it’s a way to take it a little easy one day, offer some variety for […] Read more…

Picking And Choosing Guest Posting Opportunities

Picking And Choosing Guest Posting Opportunities
Not all guest posts were created equal. Guests posts offer a variety of different advantages for your blog – one that isn’t summed up with just one Internet marketing strategy like providing your web site with more “link juice” or getting a trickle of traffic because of your opportunities. No […] Read more…

Blogging Pitfalls: How to Avoid Lazy Writing and Editing

At the end of the day, the most basic activity a blogger must do is write. While it is true that bloggers are, with good reason, expanding more and more into video and audio, at some point every blogger is going to have to write something. It might be a […] Read more…

5 Ways to Drive Visitors Away from your Blog

Writing great content is essential to attracting visitors to your blog and keeping them on your blog for more than a few seconds.  The last thing you want to do is drive them away before they even have a chance to read that great content. If you want to drive […] Read more…

6 Tips to Make the Most of Your Blog Writing Time

Blogging can be an enjoyable experience or it can be a draining time-suck. Which would you prefer? Whether you’re blogging for your own reasons, freelancing, or doing it for your business, finding the time to write can be difficult if you’re juggling it amongst other work. Here are a few […] Read more…

Lacking Inspiration? Read A Blog to Write A Blog!

Lacking Inspiration? Read A Blog to Write A Blog!
This is a guest post by Cori Padgett, the creative brains and dubious brawn behind the blog Big Girl Branding. Alright, sometimes blogging isn’t easy. One day you get stuck and at a loss as to what to write about. Another day you feel like what you’re blogging about is […] Read more…

Productivity Tips For Bloggers From a Bestselling Author

Productivity Tips For Bloggers From a Bestselling Author
Steven Pressfield is great example of perseverance for anyone in the creative field including bloggers. His first couple novels never saw print. But he kept at it and 17 years after his college graduation, he finally got a book published and received a paycheck. His later books became bestsellers. In […] Read more…

How to Sustain Inspiration in Blogging

How to Sustain Inspiration in Blogging
Jason Fried from 37signals talks about sustaining inspiration in this speech at around the 19:40 mark. He suggests that inspiration is perishable. He contrasts the lifespan between the actual idea and the inspiration for the idea. The idea lasts forever but the inspiration can go away. He likens inspiration to […] Read more…

Why Being Self-Centered Can Actually Help Your Blog

Brian Clark from Copyblogger recently released a free report entitled The Lateral Action Guide to Becoming a Creative Entrepreneur. I just finished reading it and like most of Brian’s stuff, it was very good. I was surprised though at one of his recommendations. He advised aspiring entrepreneurs to be self-centered. […] Read more…