One of the things that often escapes bloggers is adding a call to action to their blog posts. To get the most out of each blog post you write is should have a purposeful and effective call to action enticing your reader to do something every time.
Typically we think of a call to action as asking for a sale, but your call to action could be anything you want it to be. For most bloggers it’s things like asking for a newsletter opt-in, a request to make a comment, to share your post on social media, grab a free guide or click a specific link.
It really doesn’t matter what your call to action is, what matters is that you have one.
“A call to action answers the [unspoken] question, ‘That’s interesting. Now what?” Read More →
I’m always amused when I have a harder time writing my blog post introduction than I do writing the blog post itself.
Do you ever have that problem?
Your post introduction is key to keeping your readers reading, so it’s important to use a magnetic lead in, but I struggle with what to write.
If you struggle with introductions too, here are 8 blog post introduction ideas with examples that will equip you with irresistible post introductions every time you write a post. Read More →
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Writing blog posts can be a demanding job. If you have your own blog you know what I mean.
Thankfully you can make writing blog posts easier and faster if you can do just 5 things. These are things I learned simply from studying other successful bloggers. I know these things work because I do them myself, which has significantly improved my own blogging skills.
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In my how to write a blog post entry I gave you my method for writing a blog post.
Today I’ve got a handy blog post checklist I’d like to give you as well that will help make sure you don’t miss any of the blog writing steps. I’ve also included additional post checklist steps for publishing, sharing and a few checklist tips for re-purposing your blog posts and expanding your reach.
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Do you have a good method for how to write a blog post?
It’s a lot easier to write posts quickly if you do. Who doesn’t need that?
I start with an outline and then I add other important elements of the post that completes the process.
This helps me do two things.
It keeps my posts consistent; and when it comes to links, photos, signature, call to action, P.S., and links, I don’t want to forget anything, so consistency is important.
Secondly, I can write posts faster every time because I’ve got everything I need right in front of me for every post. Read More →
It’s tough coming up with blog post ideas, day after day, week after week, month after month. We’re all busy, and who has time to spare nowadays. You need ideas quickly.
But the other challenge bloggers have is how much can you write about your topic and still keep it interesting?
Honestly, the answer is A LOT!
But you have to have a strategy for how to find great blog post ideas and then have a plan for actually getting the posts written in a timely manner.
Here’s what busy bloggers do.
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Guest post provided by Melissa Miller
In my life I’ve been no stranger to nine-to-five jobs. They can truly be a mixed bag.
I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly: office collegiality, overbearing bosses, and being trapped inside a fluorescently-lit cubicle.
Having a blogging business comes with its own challenges, of course, but I would never want to switch back (well, okay, there’s a price point at which they could probably get me
It’s not always easy, but like the pioneers of old, I learned to take pride in my self-sufficiency and even in the hard knocks I took. Here’s what I learned through the experience of striking out on my own to make money online: Read More →
John Sutton of: http://www.firsttimegardening.com asked a great question…
I have 230 blog comments on my blog, but I’m not sure what to do with them.
If you’re a blogger, getting lots of comments can be beautiful thing, but not all blog comments are worthy of being approved.
So how do you know what’s a worthy comment and what’s SPAM? Read More →