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Have You Forgotten Your Email Etiquette?

Email as a communication tool is taken for granted and even abused on a regular basis. I’m certainly guilty of this! However, using this tool carelessly not only leads to missed business opportunities, but can also undermine existing relationships with clients, partners, supervisors, etc. Dan Scalco has put down a simple yet fundamental list of Read more about Have You Forgotten Your Email Etiquette?[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 6: Forgetting to Have a Schedule

In this final post of the Newbie Blogging Mistakes series, I’ll take a look at one of the most important things that you need to do in order to be a successful blogger: creating and sticking to a blog posting schedule. The point of such a schedule is to help you determine how much / Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 6: Forgetting to Have a Schedule[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 4: Hitting “Publish” Too Soon

The last newbie blogging mistake I discussed was ignoring or overdoing SEO. This post will delve into what should (and shouldn’t) happen once you’ve written the blog post. It’s tempting, especially when it’s taken you a long time to write, to hit the “Publish” button as soon as you’ve put the content together. However, this Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 4: Hitting “Publish” Too Soon[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 3: Ignoring or Overdoing SEO

The previous post in this series discussed the newbie blogging mistake of not writing for a niche. Now, I’m going to talk about the one thing that can be both a gift and a headache for bloggers: search engine optimization (SEO). If you’re just starting out with blogging, it’s easy to focus on only the Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 3: Ignoring or Overdoing SEO[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 2: Writing for Everyone

In my previous post on newbie blogging mistakes, I focused on overlooking the visual aspect of your blog. In this post, I’m going to discuss not having or not sticking to a niche. Writing for everyone is a nice (and somewhat impossible) idea, but it’s not realistic and it probably won’t build you a loyal Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 2: Writing for Everyone[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 1: Thinking that Looks Don’t Matter

In this series on newbie blogging mistakes, I’ll be taking a look at some of the most deadly blogging sins that first-time bloggers make. This first post focuses on a common oversight: thinking that looks don’t matter. The reality is that when a reader first clicks on a link to a blog or a specific Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 1: Thinking that Looks Don’t Matter[…]

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Practical Tips That Will Get Your Headline Clicks

A lot of the time, writers are so focused on the body of text that they forget one of the most important elements of the article, blog post, press release or whatever it is they’re writing. I’m talking about the headline of course (or title or heading—whatever you want to call it). The funny thing Read more about Practical Tips That Will Get Your Headline Clicks[…]

Ensnare your readers: The art of content creation

We’ve already heard that in the digital space, ‘content is king’. But this king can’t rule the online kingdom without loyal subjects: the readers. Whether you’re crafting content for an in-depth blog post, or thinking of a short tweet to send out, it’s essential that first and foremost, you keep the target audience in mind. Read more about Ensnare your readers: The art of content creation[…]

Jonathan Fields’ Great Title Idea

This is so cool. I’m really jealous. As he finishes up his next book, Jonathan Fields turns to the web and his so-called tribe for help with the book title. In Help Me Choose The Title Of My Next Book, he put a poll onto his blog and promoted in there and in Twitter, Facebook, Read more about Jonathan Fields’ Great Title Idea[…]

Twitter Didn’t Invent Hilarious One-Liners

I just read The Rise of Comedy on Twitter on Mashable. The tweets they reproduce there make me jealous. I love Twitter, but I’m not funny on Twitter, or at least not on purpose. But then I’m not particularly funny off Twitter either. And then there’s also Top 7 Hilarious Fake Tweets on Huffington Post a Read more about Twitter Didn’t Invent Hilarious One-Liners[…]