How to Overcome the “I Wish” Mentality and Start a Blog
27th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 80

How to Overcome the “I Wish” Mentality and Start a Blog

This guest post is by Adarsh Thampy of Conversionchamp. I wish I started my blog a long time back when there was a lot less competition. I wish I was able to write great content from the start. I wish I had the money to purchase hosting and set up ...more
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Tips from the Trenches: Best Blogger Productivity Tools
25th of March 2012 Darren Rowse 35

Tips from the Trenches: Best Blogger Productivity Tools

When we put together Blog Wise, I thought I would be the only blogger who didn’t use many (okay—any!) of the productivity apps I downloaded. As it turned out, very few of the pro bloggers we spoke to relied on any apps or tools other than Gmail, Google Calendar, and ...more
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Overwhelmed? Put Some Boundaries on Your Blogging
3rd of March 2012 Darren Rowse 28

Overwhelmed? Put Some Boundaries on Your Blogging

This week we’ve been looking at some of the numerous issues that bloggers have to deal with on a daily basis—particularly those who are just starting out. It’s little wonder that so many bloggers wind up their blogs so quickly after they start. It’s easy to run out of steam ...more
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Blog Wise Tip 7: Use the Right Tools
2nd of March 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 27

Blog Wise Tip 7: Use the Right Tools

You might think that, with blogging being a digital pursuit, the bloggers we interviewed for Blog Wise would be right up with the latest and greatest productivity gadgets, philosophies, and software. They’re not. Physical tools Interestingly, almost every one of the bloggers we spoke with relies on physical productivity tools ...more
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Understanding the Hype Cycle of a Blog
2nd of March 2012 Guest Blogger 16

Understanding the Hype Cycle of a Blog

This guest post is by Nischala Murthy Kaushik. It’s the start of a new year—the time when organizations work on their business strategies. And when you work on strategy, the one thing you definitely do is get a perspective of two facets of your operation: internal aspects of your organization ...more
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Blog Wise Tip 6: Build a Productive Team
1st of March 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 11

Blog Wise Tip 6: Build a Productive Team

“Have you ever merged together four different companies with four different partners, and employees from one company and another company?” asks Brian Clark of Copyblogger.net. “Oh my goodness, it was quite stressful.” But, he adds, now that the transition’s complete, “It’s amazing to me, what we can do.” All of ...more
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Blog Wise Tip 5: Manage Distractions
29th of February 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 23

Blog Wise Tip 5: Manage Distractions

Given their productivity levels, you might think that A-list bloggers don’t get distracted. The truth, as the interviews in Blog Wise show, is that they’ve learned to deal with distractions so that they don’t rule the day. Distraction #1: Social media Is social media sucking up your time? Give yourself ...more
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Blog Wise Tip 4: Choose a Structure that Works for You
28th of February 2012 Georgina Laidlaw 20

Blog Wise Tip 4: Choose a Structure that Works for You

All the bloggers we spoke to as we researched Blog Wise had an opinion on structure. Even those, like Matt Kepnes of NomadicMatt.com, who doesn’t blog to regular schedules, noted that they had particular times that were good for certain work tasks, and particular times that tended to be less ...more
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Infographic: The Brain of the Beginning Blogger
28th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 52

Infographic: The Brain of the Beginning Blogger

This guest post is by Infolinks.com. Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a blog. But creating a successful and popular blog isn’t as easy as simply getting a domain name and ranting away on whatever comes to mind on a given day. Here, we take a look at some of ...more
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