Advertising. Bloodstained. Cold-blooded. Epileptic. Fashionable. Hobnob. Moonbeam. New-fangled. Puking. Swagger. Worthless. Zany. Those are just a sample of the many words William Shakespeare invented. In fact, some say he invented somewhere between 1,700 and 2,200 words — possibly more. Show More Summary
This is a guest contribution from Karol K. Here’s the thing. One of the prevailing myths around blogging is that the best way to start a new blog is to find a topic you’re passionate about, and then build a blog targeting a general, beginner audience interested in it. For example, if your passion is [...]Show More Summary
In today’s episode of the ProBlogger podcast, I am talking about a new tool for bloggers and content creators that I’ve really taken to: Blab. It’s kind of like the lovechild of Google Hangouts and Periscope, and I’ve been experimenting with it a lot lately. When I first heard of Blab I was sceptical, but [...]Show More Summary
Looking at Singaporean blogger Amos Yee, he looks like a typical shaggy-haired teenager, but at just 16 years old, Yee is using his blog to mount a challenge to Singapore’s restrictive laws regarding free speech, a move that, for Singapore’s...Show More Summary
High school was an era of my life I never really want to repeat. Not because it was a nightmare. Yes, there was a little turbulence, but mostly bewilderment and embarrassment. Why do I have to read The Old Man and the Sea while my gym...Show More Summary
The previous episode of the ProBlogger podcast asked you a very simple question that I think is the basis of all that we do: “how are you?”. How are you physically, emotionally, with your health? Are you blogging from a solid foundation of wellness? Are you taking care of your personal needs? I shared a [...]Show More Summary
Editor’s note: This post was written by Rohan, who creates digital master plans at E2M Solutions for companies seeking advanced search marketing services. He also works on mobile UX improvement for startups and sui generis brands at OnlyDesign.org. Show More Summary
You ease yourself into the coziest chair you own, a warm beverage by your side, a blanket over your legs, and the glow of a reading lamp over your shoulder. It’s time to sink into a nice, long session of reading. You pull apart the pages...Show More Summary
Because of the high consumer demand for content, we content marketers swoop in to fill that demand. And often because of the heavy demand of our publishing schedules, we get lazy with our arguments. We fall into logical fallacies — mistakes of reasoning — that ultimately make us look dull, careless, or just inexperienced. Show More Summary
Here’s the thing: nobody can deny that there is more content out there than ever before. But I don’t think the challenge this creates for content marketers is any more unique than 60 years ago or 600 years ago. In the face of so much...Show More Summary
Blogs can’t exist without content, and it is often one of the most stressful parts of blogging. Coming up with fresh, interesting, new content repeatedly for weeks, months, and years on end can take its toll if you don’t put strategies in place to help you before you get to burnout point. Today’s challenge in [...]Show More Summary
This article presents you tips for taking charge of your blog comments area, eliminating spam and turning more of your visitors into commentators. The post 35 Ways To Eliminate Comment Spam And Boost Genuine Conversations appeared first on How To Make My Blog.
What’s the best way to get interviewees to reveal their expert knowledge on your podcast and provide value to your listeners? For several years, I worked as a radio producer for an Irish national radio station, and I had the opportunity to study master interviewers at work. Show More Summary
The other day I was walking to our neighbor’s house to let his dog out. It was noon, bright, and hot. No wind, my hands in my pockets, my thoughts somewhere else. As I rounded the corner, I ran into another neighbor — a thick, weathered man with short black hair. Show More Summary
The other day I was walking to our neighbor’s house to let his dog out. It was noon, bright, and hot. No wind, my hands in my pockets, my thoughts somewhere else. As I rounded the corner, I ran into another neighbor — a thick, weathered man with short black hair. He was rolling a Read More... The post The Free Content Trap Writers Always Fall Into appeared first on Copyblogger.
You know how to reach success as a writer because you’ve heard it a million times: It’s all about the baby steps, baby. Break down your goal into manageable chunks and take one tiny step at a time towards your vision so you don’t get overwhelmed — and you’ll make steady, if slow, progress. Show More Summary
I’ve been blogging (often badly!) for around a decade. In that time I’ve failed at a lot of things. Today I want to share some stories in the hope that you can avoid making the same mistakes. When you learn a new skill, whatever it might be, you always go on a steep learning curve....
As a blogger, it is important that you keep abreast of blogging updates so that you are informed of the best practices and tactics that you should incorporate in your strategy. Aside from dedicating time to read posts about bloggingShow More Summary
Let’s face it. Social media is one of those warm, fuzzy, but murky activities that exist in the business world. It can be a conversation — a cocktail party — or a content distribution channel. For some, it’s both. And more! Regardless...Show More Summary
Here’s a simple but (hopefully!) comprehensive checklist that you can follow when starting a new blog. Every week I get at least 5-10 emails from people who want to get started but are still a bit confused about some aspect of the whole process. So, I decided to put this together based on my own...