How to save time blogging

Are you spending too much time on blogging activities? Has it been months since you updated your blog due to time restraints? Have you avoided starting a blog because you can’t figure out how to squeeze it into your already busy schedule? You’re definitely not alone. In a Facebook group for bloggers, I asked, “What is your biggest blogging challenge?” and by…

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10 ways to maximize engagement on Twitter

I’ve been on Twitter for over 10 years, and wow – has it gone through a lot of changes! In early days, you were limited to 140 characters, including links, so you had to be creatively concise. Surprisingly, this led to some interesting conversations and relationship-building. Upgrades to the platform have allowed us to encourage engagement by including twice as…

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Fabulous free and inexpensive photos for your blog

The time is long past when you could just post an article on your website and hope to hold readers’ attention. These days, people expect to see big bold beautiful images – and lots of them! Although in most cases you don’t want the photos to overshadow your text, it’s important to include at least one full size image on…

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10 Simple Ways to Get the Most Mileage from Your Content

How many hours have you spent developing content? Probably more than you care to think about! If you’ve been marketing online for a while, I bet you’ve created enough blog posts, downloads, eBooks, reports, social media posts, articles, audio and video content to fill a library. Instead of keeping that valuable content buried on your hard drive, or hoping someone…

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How to attract new readers to your blog

When I asked members of my Facebook group recently about their biggest barrier to achieving more with their blog, the answer that came up most often was “increasing readership.” I’m guessing that many of you struggle with the same thing. You need to proactively work on continually driving traffic to your blog. Many experts say you should be spending more…

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How to Maximize Your Personal Brand

What comes to mind when you think about your brand? Your logo? Your tagline? Those are part of it, but they’re certainly not the whole picture. Your personal brand includes the values that define you, your unique story, your personality, and many other factors. The way that others perceive your brand is influenced by everything you do! Being clear about who…

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How well-organized is your blog? [blog navigation quiz]

When it comes to blogging, we all share the same three objectives: Attract people to your blog. Keep people on your blog. Encourage people to share your blog. Today I’m going to talk about the second objective: getting people to stick around after they land on your blog. The more time readers spend on your blog, the better your chance…

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5 ways to brainstorm blogging ideas that will wow your readers

If blogging is one of your marketing strategies (and I certainly hope it is!), planning is essential. Just sitting down and diving into your next post isn’t an efficient way to work, and it doesn’t produce high-quality content. Having a supply of blogging ideas will keep you from drawing a blank when it’s time to write a new post and…

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