Free Blog Content: 15 Places to Find Free Blog Posts

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As a small business owner, keeping a blog going can be extremely difficult. Blogs are only useful if they are updated regularly, but devoting time to a blog isn’t always possible, especially if you don’t have the resources to hire a blogger. But what if I told you there were some places to find free … [Read more]

Get More Long-Term Readers with the Soap Bubble Approach to Blogging

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Traffic spikes can be exciting. It’s fun to watch a post go viral, especially if those new readers are also leaving comments. But when those people leave your blog, they often don’t come back. Getting more long-term readers is a lot harder than getting more traffic. Ten long-term readers who will become a part of … [Read more]

Struggle to Juggle: Three Marketing Kickstarters To Do Right Now

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National Small Business Week celebrates its 50th anniversary this June on a high note:  According to the Small Business Administration, half of Americans own or work for a small business. While this is a glowing testament to America’s entrepreneurial spirit, one of the biggest conundrums small businesses still continually face is marketing: knowing they need … [Read more]

The Walking Dead Guide to Better Blog Content

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Even if you’re not a fan of zombies, you have to respect The Walking Dead. This AMC original series, based on a comic book series of the same name, has won several awards, including two Emmys, and has been nominated for a whopping 43 major awards overall. 10.9 million viewers tuned in for the season … [Read more]

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills: Finding Hidden Content Treasures for Your Blog

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After blogging for a year or two, you likely have a rich library of evergreen content. Your blog is just bursting at the seams with these high-quality posts, but what gets the most attention? Whatever you’ve posted most recently. Some of your best content might never see the light of day again. This content is … [Read more]

12 Places to Find Inspiration for Your Next Blog Post

12 Places to Find Inspiration for Your Next Blog Post

Recently, I sat down at my computer to write some blog posts for the week. I found myself in that dangerous cycle of staring at the blank page, getting frustrated, walking away, coming back to the computer when I felt “refreshed”…and starting the cycle all over by staring at the blank page again. I’ve written … [Read more]

How Being a Nerd has Made Me a Better Blogger

Are Nerds Better Bloggers

I’ll admit it; I’m a total nerd. My idea of a romantic date night is playing video games or Magic: The Gathering with my boyfriend. I’d rather hang out online than hang out at a bar (most of the time). I can quote Doctor Who on command and would rather watch Star Trek than Sex … [Read more]

Quality Blog Content: It’s Not What You Think

Quality Blog Content

“You have to have quality content on your blog to succeed.” “Search engine optimization only works if you have quality content.” “Content is king.” How often have you heard people say one of the above phrases or another version that essentially boils down to the need for high-quality blog posts if you want to succeed … [Read more]

Does Your Blog Just Tell People What They Want to Hear? A Honest Look at Social Success

Are You Telling People What They Want to Hear

Oh, the ripples a single blog post can make. It’s been a long time since a post about social media got people as worked up as Cathryn Sloane’s “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25” at NextGen Journal. I’ve read dozens of blog post responses to her, and as of writing this post, … [Read more]

Why You Should Embrace Sponsored Posts on Your Blog

Why You Should Embrace Sponsored Posts

The phrase sponsored post still leaves a dirty taste in the mouths of many bloggers. Companies are still learning how to work with bloggers, so you might still get a ton of lame offers, ranging from press releases to requests for free promotion for a product or service that has nothing to do with your … [Read more]