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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5 Epic Blogging Lessons Learned from Parenting Five Rowdy Kids
27th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 33

5 Epic Blogging Lessons Learned from Parenting Five Rowdy Kids

This guest post is by Ruth Zive Ruth Zive Copywriting. Most of my readers and clients know me as a freelance copywriter and content marketing strategist. But the truth is, I’m operating under cover; my real identity is SuperMom to a brood of five rowdy children (including one that is ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Get More Comments: How Honesty Compels Readers to Comment
23rd of March 2012 Darren Rowse 36

Get More Comments: How Honesty Compels Readers to Comment

There’s one technique for soliciting comments that hasn’t been covered explicitly this week, although we’ve shown it through each of the posts we’ve published in this series. What is that technique? Being honest. When we approached the bloggers who wrote posts for the series, we told them we really wanted ...more
Writing Content
Get More Comments: Use Energy to Spark Reader Response
22nd of March 2012 Guest Blogger 22

Get More Comments: Use Energy to Spark Reader Response

This guest post is by Jon Morrow of Boost Blog Traffic. According to the legendary copywriter John Carlton, the best way to understand your reader is to visualize them as a giant somnambulant sloth lying on the couch as they watch television. Your job as a writer is to get ...more
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3 Blogging Rules You Should Break
14th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 98

3 Blogging Rules You Should Break

This guest post is by Anish Majumdar of DashAmerican.com. The most valuable piece of writing advice I ever got was from an editor at a print magazine after I’d handed in the first draft of an article. I’d spent hours poring over old issues to “get the tone right” and ...more
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Beyond Blogging: Facing Up to Your Long-term Future
8th of March 2012 Guest Blogger 47

Beyond Blogging: Facing Up to Your Long-term Future

This is a guest post by Tyler Tervooren of Advanced Riskology. What happened to all the railroads? Have you ever pondered that question? In the 1800s, the railroad industry in the U.S. was booming. New businesses were sprouting up every year, and inventors were creating newer and more efficient locomotives. ...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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How Gordon Ramsay Can Increase Your “Expert” Value by 23,900%
16th of February 2012 Guest Blogger 33

How Gordon Ramsay Can Increase Your “Expert” Value by 23,900%

This guest post is by Amy Harrison of Harrisonamy.com. To the public, not all experts are created equal. What’s more, this division exists in all industries, and in every blogging niche. And it’s not just about working harder, or longer than other people. It’s about knowing how to rise through ...more
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Why My Blog’s Doing Okay: 3 Unexpected Answers
14th of February 2012 Darren Rowse 21

Why My Blog’s Doing Okay: 3 Unexpected Answers

Yesterday we were talking about how benchmarking your blog and your performance against those of others only goes so far to give ou an idea of “how your blog’s going.” As I said then, looking at others—other people, other blogs—even subconsciously for an indication of where you and your blog ...more
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