4 Things I Would Change If I Started A New Blog Today

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Anyone that has ran a blog for a few years has undoubtedly learned some hard lessons. Here are some suggestions to get off on the right foot if you’re starting a new blog today. 1. Create Content and Publish Daily In order to be competitive and have any chance of showing up on the radar you need to publish every day. You’re so far behind the masses. You’ll hear "just write … [Read more...]

How to Spring Clean your Social Networks

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What better time to take stock of your major social networks and do a little spring cleaning.  While we should be doing this at least monthly, having a tight clean social network account generally ends up in the trunk for most. This is really good time to flush out your Social Networks.  You want to flush out inactive and unsavory users that you’re following, have in … [Read more...]

Increase your Blog Traffic from These 3 Communities

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If you blog, you’re always on the search to increase your blog traffic.  If you’re not, you should be, as you want to get a continuous flow of readers to your content.  We all know about the powerhouse networks Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Plus.  Most of your social time should be spent on those four. There are a slew of secondary networks and communities that … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why Twitter Is So Important To Bloggers

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There are many routes to drive traffic to your blog.  Google Organic is great, but that takes time.  For most bloggers social plays a key role.  Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google Plus certainly have their place.  However, the undisputed champion is Twitter.  Twitter is so important to Bloggers and it’s the engine that drives traffic back to our blogs. We don’t even see it as … [Read more...]

Bloggers: 3 Reasons why you should Subscribe to EMail Lists

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Over the last six months I’ve subscribed to a ton of blog email lists and newsletters with good results.  Say What? A ton of email lists? In this world of information overload why would anyone want their email saturated with more content?  Well there is a lot to learn with all this information. First you want to have a dedicated address to receive all these emails.  Starting … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why Blogs Fail and How You Can Avoid Them

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With over 200 million blogs created it seems there is no end.  However, many blogs fail and are left abandoned.  Here are some of the key reasons that blogs fail along with a solution that will help avoid the pitfalls. photo credit: markomni via photopin cc 1. Unrealistic Goals – I think most come into it with big dreams and unrealistic expectations.  These expectations … [Read more...]

Social Media Etiquette: Saying Thank You without Saying “Thank You”

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The majority of us were undoubtedly raised to say “Thank You” when someone did anything for us.  We can never seem to say it enough.  The Social Media landscape entails an abundance of giving.  Does proper social media etiquette align with our upbringing?  Do we need to say "Thank You" every time someone mentions or re-tweets something of ours, or are other actions more … [Read more...]

Bloggers: 4 Goals for a Successful 2013

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It’s that time of the year again.  Time to establish our blogging goals for 2013.  As with any goal, you want to be realistic, but make challenging enough so you don’t skate through.  Write them down and keep the list nearby.  If you see the goal list everyday it will keep you focused and motivated.  Don’t look at the enormity of the goal numbers or tasks.  Break it down by … [Read more...]

4 Pillars of being Successfully Social Online

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Your time is important, and you want to make the most of it and be efficient. Stick with these 4 pillars and you'll be on your way to a fruitful and successful social online experience Be Active: If you don’t show up, how can you be social?  Well you can’t.  A few tweets a week, a Facebook post here and there, maybe 1-2 blog posts per month.  That’s not going to cut it.  … [Read more...]