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  • JASON YORMARK  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Blog] The How & Why I Re-Designed My Blog
    For months I wanted to have my blog re-done, but I could never justify spending that much on something that quite frankly, didn’t really make me any money. Great design costs quite a bit, and I just never felt my blog design was a high enough priority. My blog has opened up countless doors for me, so even though it does not directly make money for me, it most certainly indirectly does. The time I’ve spent on this blog has certainly contributed to my success professionally. Related posts: 5 Steps To A Professional Grade Blog On A Budget.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2010
    [Blog] 29 No-Brainer Tips for Quick Blogging Success
    Maybe your blog isn’t growing fast enough. Or you may be drowning in all of the social media chores that you “must do” to have an A-List blog. ve pulled together 29 “No-Brainers” that you can try on your own blog.  Write Out Your Blog Strategy. Create a strategy that will keep your blog relevant and your creative edge sharp for years to come. There is absolutely no reason to re-invent the blogging wheel.  Your stats are a quick way to see how your readers are using your blog.  A-List Blogging Bootcamp and the Problogger community kick butt too J.
  • DIRECT MARKETING OBSERVATIONS  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Why Should You Comment On A Blog Post?
    Which got me to wondering: How come useless throw away blog posts and articles have tons and tons of comments and the good stuff gets next to nothing? When you write a blog post or an article, do you write it for the purpose of being heard, to offer up your two cents, to share your perspective, or to have conversations, or for SEO purposes? As a reader, should we all be obligated to comment on a blog post? As a reader or “blog commenter”, have you ever thought about what you wanted the outcome of your comment to be? blogging blog comments blogs
  • FIREBELLY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Blog] Social Media Marketing POV: Top Three Topics for Your Blog
    The goal: get people to read your blog posts. While blogging acts as an integral SEO tool, your blog will have to engage readers to get them to leave a comment, share it or come back. Getting started can be awkward but there are a few tricks to finding some good topics to blog about. My editor, mentor and buddy ol’ pal, Erik Deckers , taught me to ask new clients questions with numbers to pull out some blog ideas. Answering these questions thoughtfully can quickly create the content for the following blog topics: Top 5 Reasons You Need …. Be social!
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Blog] Consider This Before Advertising On Your Blog
    Pushing Social Should you start advertising on your blog? While advertising is the easiest way to start monetizing your blog, it’s also one of the hardest ways to make money in the beginning. Check your blog’s monthly pageviews to estimate how many times an ad in your sidebar would be shown. If you only get 100 pageviews a month to your blog then you will be waiting a very long time to make any money. The actual CPM rate is governed by the quality of the blog and the relevance of it’s audience.  Should I Start Advertising on My Blog?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012
    [Blog] Consider This Before Advertising On Your Blog
    Pushing Social Should you start advertising on your blog? While advertising is the easiest way to start monetizing your blog, it’s also one of the hardest ways to make money in the beginning. Check your blog’s monthly pageviews to estimate how many times an ad in your sidebar would be shown. If you only get 100 pageviews a month to your blog then you will be waiting a very long time to make any money. The actual CPM rate is governed by the quality of the blog and the relevance of it’s audience.  Should I Start Advertising on My Blog?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013
    [Blog] How to Build a Popular Blog in a Crowded Niche
    '“Everyone is already blogging about my idea. Since it takes about 5 minutes to start a blog, anyone can start writing, recording, or vlogging about any topic. For example, a gardening blog can appeal to a competition-level gardeners. This excellent blog helps complete newbies get up and running. Each of these challenges can easily support a weekly blog. Your blog can distinguish itself by focusing relentlessly on a specific characteristic and publishing how-to’s, curated content, stories, case-studies, etc. How do I stand out?”. Segment by Skill.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [Blog] Understanding Your Blog Audience and What You Want From Them
    'When people think of “growing an engaged audience”, it’s usually in reference to blog readers; or an email list; or visitors to a sales page on your website; or listeners to your podcast; a social network community, or similar. Or is it to interact, via comments on a blog, tweets, Google+ conversations and more? If it’s the latter, though, and you’re looking to build a truly engaged audience or following, then understanding your blog audience is key to building your goals for what that engagement will look like, and what your end goal really is.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Blog] The Key to Writing Blog Posts That Get Noticed
    More Blog Promotion Tips You’ve started a blog and have been writing your heart out for months. It’s easy to use the standard blog post writing tool box and prescribe better headlines, different post types, and fancy diagrams depicting the perfect post. However a review of many blogs show a wealth of first-person perspectives posts that are long on passion and short on relevant information. advise my blog review clients to review their editorial calendar and only write encouragement posts 1-2% of the time. Blog Post Writing Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Blog] When is the Right Time to Invest In Your Blog?
    More Blog Promotion Tips. Successful blogs require love, passion, tenacity, and…um…well…money. thought “It’s a blog! That “smart” decision resulted in an embarrassing outage when Brian Clark sent over 2,000 people to my blog in 60 minutes. As my blog grew, the traffic would bring it down at the worse moments. Is It Time to Invest in Your Blog? If your blog is published solely for personal reasons then put away your wallet, jump on blogspot and go to town. Your blog isn’t worth getting the lights turned off. Stupid right?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
    [Blog] When is the Right Time to Invest In Your Blog?
    More Blog Promotion Tips. Successful blogs require love, passion, tenacity, and…um…well…money. thought “It’s a blog! That “smart” decision resulted in an embarrassing outage when Brian Clark sent over 2,000 people to my blog in 60 minutes. As my blog grew, the traffic would bring it down at the worse moments. Is It Time to Invest in Your Blog? If your blog is published solely for personal reasons then put away your wallet, jump on blogspot and go to town. Your blog isn’t worth getting the lights turned off. Stupid right?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [Blog] Blog Mastery Weekend #11: Blogging Goals
    What goals have you set for your blog? You may have an objective, the ultimate destination for your blog, but this is different than your goals. This weekend, write down your blog’s objective. Great blog objectives include: 1. Get 10 blog-related leads per month. More Blog Promotion Tips. Blog MasteryFor example, I’m in Atlanta to attend my niece’s first birthday party. On Thursday, my objective was – “Get to Atlanta, GA.” ” My goals were:  Arrive on time for my flight. These milestones are your goals.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Blog] The Sport of Blogging
    If you remember the transitive property from algebra, then you could see that blogging and sports have many parallels. In this post, I break down various sport-blogging comparisons as it relates to growing your blog’s following. Doing this will make blogging more fun, increasing your productivity in the process. spent years blogging about random topics before finally settling in on blogging about sports and entertainment marketing. would have been writing aimlessly if it weren’t for Mark Schaefer, my awesome blogging mentor. separate blogs.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
    [Blog] The Key to Writing Blog Posts That Get Noticed
    Pushing Social You’ve started a blog and have been writing your heart out for months. It’s easy to use the standard blog post writing tool box and prescribe better headlines, different post types, and fancy diagrams depicting the perfect post. However a review of many blogs show a wealth of first-person perspectives posts that are long on passion and short on relevant information. advise my blog review clients to review their editorial calendar and only write encouragement posts 1-2% of the time. blog is a powerful tool for dissecting your thinking process.
  • SAMIR BALWANI  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Blog] Is Your Blog Helping Build Your Network?
    The most important ingredient for a successful blog tends to be the one that is most often overlooked. It is the only thing other than great content that can grow your blog, build your reputation, and make you stand out. We always talk about how building a blog community is important for getting retweets, comments, and readers. Using Your Blog. One way to make that initial connection is with your blog. Another way to break the ice is to ask to interview the person for an article on your blog. Is Your Blog Helping Build Your Network? credit.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Unorthodox Tips For Finding Blog Inspiration
    More Blog Promotion Tips Inspiration is fickle and totally unreliable. Like I said, inspiration is the cure for most blogging ills. had run out of blogging about blogging ideas. Since then, I’ve looked to Presidential campaign strategy, software programming, anthropology, and quantum physics for blog topics. My problem is that I habitually looked for new ideas in the same blogging watering holes. Ways to Capture Blogging Inspiration. Sitting on your butt for two weeks waiting for the perfect blog topic is silly and counterproductive.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Unorthodox Tips For Finding Blog Inspiration
    Like I said, inspiration is the cure for most blogging ills. had run out of blogging about blogging ideas. Since then, I’ve looked to Presidential campaign strategy, software programming, anthropology, and quantum physics for blog topics. My problem is that I habitually looked for new ideas in the same blogging watering holes. Ways to Capture Blogging Inspiration. Sitting on your butt for two weeks waiting for the perfect blog topic is silly and counterproductive. Blog Post WritingIt has a tendency to hide when you need it the most. Steal.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Important Questions to Ask About Your Small Business Blog
    Pushing Social The question today is – should your small business invest the time, energy, and money to blog? This is hard for me to say because I want you to blog. Blogging has literally changed my outlook on the world and business. But blogging isn’t easy. Blogging requires a good amount of planning and a realistic assessment of your time and ability. 1: Does Your Business Really Need a Blog? Blogging is a marketing tactic. Look at all of your marketing tactics and decide if a blog will give you more space to tell your story.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Important Questions to Ask About Your Small Business Blog
    Pushing Social The question today is – should your small business invest the time, energy, and money to blog? This is hard for me to say because I want you to blog. Blogging has literally changed my outlook on the world and business. But blogging isn’t easy. Blogging requires a good amount of planning and a realistic assessment of your time and ability. 1: Does Your Business Really Need a Blog? Blogging is a marketing tactic. Look at all of your marketing tactics and decide if a blog will give you more space to tell your story.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] 12 Ways to End Your Blogging Year With a Bang
    So here are 11 blogging to-do items you should complete before the New Year. If you do, you’ll be in a better position to achieve your business, content marketing, and blogging goals next year. Did you get serious about building your blog email list? rarely read other social media blogs.  You have shiny tool syndrome if you believe that Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, or eBooks will save your business or blog. 12: Master “Systems Thinking:” Think of your blog as an important part of a larger system. Blog ProfitsNot me. Brenda C.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
    [Blog] How To Boost Blog Performance By Focusing on What Works
    bet if I asked you to talk about your blog, you would immediately think of ten things that need to be fixed. What is going incredibly well for your blog (or business) right now? This will pull curious onlookers over to your blog for a look. Getting people to sign-up for blog updates? Look for other spots to place your blog updates optin form. Try putting it in your blog header or after each post. Look for opportunities to mention your blogging fans in posts and on social outposts (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter). More Blog Promotion Tips.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Blog] Five Examples of Blogging Voices
    Attaining voice is part of that 12-month blogging journey. Five Examples of Blogging Voices . These examples of styles, tone, personality, and delivery contribute to blogging voice. Jack Steiner has been blogging for more than eight years. Erica Allison, who blogs at Spot On! She says in a blog post earlier this year, ”In honor of Valentine’s Day and in the spirit of love, I thought I would share with you my very favorite apps, tips, and tools that make my online marketing efforts ROCK.  and she blogs at Soulati-‘TUDE! Hint 3: Be natural.).
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Blog] Are You Setting the Right Goals For Your Blog?
    For example, “I want my new blog to average 10 comments per post during its first month”. The problem is that 2 out of 100 people usually comment on a blog post. During that first month, a blog may only get 10 views per blog post! This model depends on getting large amounts of traffic to your blog. Most young blogs can’t attract enough readers to reliably earn this type of advertising revenue. For a blog, impressions usually equals pageviews. In my experience, bad goals are set when a blogger doesn’t understand their blog’s lifecycle.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Blog] Are You Setting the Right Goals For Your Blog?
    For example, “I want my new blog to average 10 comments per post during its first month”. The problem is that 2 out of 100 people usually comment on a blog post. During that first month, a blog may only get 10 views per blog post! This model depends on getting large amounts of traffic to your blog. Most young blogs can’t attract enough readers to reliably earn this type of advertising revenue. For a blog, impressions usually equals pageviews. In my experience, bad goals are set when a blogger doesn’t understand their blog’s lifecycle.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Simple Ways to Get Your Readers to Spend More Time On Your Blog
    While “great content” is always the best answer to most blogging questions, there are other techniques you can use to entice your readers to take off their shoes and get comfortable.  stumbled across the Slide plugin while reading the Harvard Business Review Blog and wanted to test its impact. New visitors to your blog will be looking for something to get them “oriented”.  Your page  introduces your blog’s Big Idea and gets them to stick around and explore your other content. You can extend this concept to Helper Pages that summarize categories of blog posts. 
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012
    [Blog] Why Google Might Penalize Guest Blogging Sites
    Home > Blogging > Google > SEO Google might penalize guest blogging sites someday, because guest blogging does not have the same goodwill with which it started a few years ago. It has become one of the most popular ways to get back links with targeted keyword rich anchor texts on top blogs… for free! Guest blogging WAS great. Guest blogging started with a bang a few years back and QOT was one of the first few blogs to support guest blogging. Changing Profile of Guest Blogging. Guest blogging is going the same way.
  • IMAGINE YOUR REALITY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Blog] Best Portland Blog Award
    I was recently given the Best Portland Blog award, because a lot of people from Portland read my blog. Thank you very much for reading this blog and visiting this site. Blog Best Portland blog award bloggingthink that’s really cool and I’m really honored to receive it. like writing about business and social media, and its nice to know there are readers.
  • JASON YORMARK  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
    [Blog] If You Ain’t Bloggin, You Ain’t Livin!
    Blogging has single handedly opened up so many doors for me, that I don’t know I’d ever be where I am today without having made the commitment to doing it somewhat regularly over the past few years. And for those that have an entrepreneurial spirit, there is no better way to build the foundation for an endeavor, then jumping in and building your credibility and influence through a blog.  The barrier to entry has become so small that anyone can have a decent looking blog up in minutes. Coming up with blog entries can be a challenge, but they are all around you. 
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [Blog] Google Declares End of Guest Blogging for SEO!
    'Google has finally declared guest blogging is over and is another bad link building practice. We had warned guest blogging will be penalized and the challenges for guest blogging. Google Google has been warning and trying to get some order in the guest blogging practice with subtle hints and warnings. But guest blogging has come a long way from. Blogging SEO Read more.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Commandment 3 – Thou Shalt Build an Email List
    Naturally, we pull back only using email to handle simple tasks like sending out blog post updates. The next step was to re-imagine my blog as the foyer to my email mansion. Email…the WD40 of Blogging. Want more blog readers? Use email to turn your casual readers into fanatics who not only come back to the blog but share your posts with colleagues. Eagle-eyed readers have noticed that I ask email subscribers to identify their top blogging goal. Not added an “blog subscription” optin form to your blog? Has email grown your blog?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014
    [Blog] Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations
    'Back in “the good old days”, conversations around a blog post would happen at source – the blog itself. This led to a few direct results: The blogger would be seen as an “authority figure”, since the ability to spark conversation meant his or her thoughts were worth listening to and debating; Commenters could share their thoughts and, by adding extra value to the conversation, potentially increase awareness and interest in their own blogs or social footprints. Often, blog readers may be put off commenting on a post.
  • JOEY STRAWN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Blog] I WRITE GOOD BLOG ASK, MAKE YOU MUCH MONEY
    FIRST, I MUST ASK FOR STRICTEST CONFIDENCE FROM YOU ABOUT THIS BLOGGING. HAVE THEREFORE BEEN DELEGATED BY MY COLLEAGUES TO FIND OVERSEAS PARTNERS THROUGH BLOG SUBSCRIPTIONS INTO WHOSE ACCOUNTS WE WOULD TRANSFER THE TOTAL OF $21 GAZILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRANSACTION IS 100% SAFE AND WE HOPE TO COMMENCE THE TRANSFER AND MAILING OF RICH, RUSSIAN BRIDE AT LATEST SEVEN (7) BANKING DAYS FROM DAY OF YOU READING BLOG POST. ALL YOU NEED DO IS S UBSCRIBE TO CURRENT BLOG AND TWEET POST OUT FOUR (4) TIMES TO GET MONIES TRANSFERRED TO YOU. Tweet.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
    [Blog] Can Facebook Grow Your Blog?
    That’s why my bloggers stare at me in wide-eyed horror when I insist they do more to build their blog audience, especially if it involves time on Facebook. blog is quiet and stately. Facebook is blogging’s evil twin. Have you thought about the experience offered by your blog? You are probably saying – “Writing a blog post!”. You need to create an engaging experience if you want readers to make visiting your blog a weekly (or daily) priority. Writing a blog post is a good start but not enough. Day 8 of the 30 Day / 30 Blog Challenge.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Blog] 21 Best Business Blogging Tips
    'When it comes to building a better business presence on the web, one of the topics that come up most often is blogging tips: How often to post; Length of posts; Headline writing; Curation and Copyright practices. The team at Verve has put together a playbook of sorts with 21 Blog Writing Tips From the Experts. From an inside perspective (one of my tips is included in the post – one of the Blog Posting Mantra tips), Dave cultivated the tips with a short email filled with clarity and excitement, yet respectful of time. Blogging Social Media
  • JASON YORMARK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Blog] Commenting Etiquette 101
    One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. make practically no money off of my blog, so my efforts here are strictly authentic in being helpful, entertaining and to connect with as many people as I can. Leave meaningful responses and contribute to the conversation rather then just saying “Great blog post!!!!”.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Ways to Get Your Blog Noticed in a Crowded Niche
    Are you struggling to get your blog noticed  in a crowded and competitive niche?  You just have to outwit, outplay, and outlast the other blogs in your space. Although I’m believe that the blogging pie for most niches is big enough to support everyone.  Blog readers fall into three categories that sometimes overlap:  1. They tend to avoid blogs that don’t have a thriving commenting community. Your goal is to tailor your blog content to one of these groups.  People will see your contribution and follow you back to you blog. Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Ways to Get Your Blog Noticed in a Crowded Niche
    Are you struggling to get your blog noticed  in a crowded and competitive niche?  You just have to outwit, outplay, and outlast the other blogs in your space. Although I’m believe that the blogging pie for most niches is big enough to support everyone.  Blog readers fall into three categories that sometimes overlap:  1. They tend to avoid blogs that don’t have a thriving commenting community. Your goal is to tailor your blog content to one of these groups.  People will see your contribution and follow you back to you blog. Blog Strategy
  • JEFF KORHAN  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012
    [Blog] The Best Blog Post Length Test
    Some folks will not read a blog post that is more than 500 words. Blogs where the posts are typically short, because they are racing to be first to report the news, also fall short of expectations. Seth has practiced his craft like no other, having published over 10,000 blog posts in the past decade. great blog post is like a great meal that nobody would consider measuring by its volume. What’s your measure of the perfect blog post length? One of the most common concerns for new and experienced bloggers alike is the length of the post. How about you?
  • JASON YORMARK  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Blog] Commenting Etiquette 101
    One of the things I’ve loved about blogging is getting to see the growth of comments on my blog over the years. m always incredibly thankful for those that actually take the time to leave their thoughts on my blog posts, and it makes it that much more inspiring for me to continue to write here. make practically no money off of my blog, so my efforts here are strictly authentic in being helpful, entertaining and to connect with as many people as I can. Leave meaningful responses and contribute to the conversation rather then just saying “Great blog post!!!!”.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Blog] Should You Care About Losing Blog Subscribers?
    But each one can be applied to the question of losing blog subscribers and whether you should care or not. This usually refers to an email list, and why building one is important for your blog’s growth. Additionally, I’m going to talk about subscribers to your blog, as opposed to subscribers to your newsletter, as there is a difference and for many bloggers, their blog subscription list is the only one they’ll have. So, with that in mind – should you care about losing blog subscribers? When you start blogging, you might have many goals. Maybe.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Blog] Blog Seduction: How Readers Fall In Love With Your Blog
    'I get a thrill when I find a new blog. This is how blog seduction works: Stay Personal: Brian greets me when I arrive at the blog. blog tagline has two purposes: Capture a specific reader’s attention and make a promise. Get Commitment: Brian doesn’t want everyone to read his blog. In blogging success depends on “Focus, Focus, Focus”. Blog at a Glance: Casjam uses compact first-page layout that relies on a magazine inside-cover layout. The homepage displays 10 blog posts that are almost impossible to ignore. Radically streamline your blog.
  • WRITTENT BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013
    [Blog] 35 Killer Blog Post Ideas for an Awesome Business Blog
    'To build an awesome business blog, regular updates and original quality content are unquestionable. Copyblogger suggests a variety of tricks, from Google Alerts to mind mapping, or you can start by reviewing the following blog post ideas:  Industry News. Devote a blog post to your team and introduce the folks who make an everyday customer experience so wonderful. Use your business blog to provide regular updates on what is going on in the company; demonstrate your constant progress and evolution. Honest Friday Blog Series. Blogging Company History.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
    [Blog] The Surprising Truth About Blogging Every Day
    m blogging every weekday. This is a radical change for me because I secretly disdained daily blog writers. feared that they were blessed with a talent that no one else had; like savants whose unique ability was writing blog posts. GigaOm is a super-blog that is a leader in the technology blogging space. was curious how Om was able to grow the blog in a relatively short time. Om, seemingly aware of my skepticism offered his proof from the last 10 years of blogging. You still need to promote your blog posts. Blog Post Writing
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Blog] How to Write an Interesting Blog
    The symptoms can be seen in business blog posts.  These dullard blogs are ignored and often forgotten, hidden out of sight until someone has the courage to pull the plug. His readers visit his blog (millions of readers a month) and buy his books (consistently NYT bestsellers) because they know that Tim has already filtered out the ordinary.  If that is truly the case (I doubt it), then why in the heck are you writing a blog?  I’ve never met a subject that was too boring to blog about.  m still talking with folks about their blogsBlog Post Writing
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [Blog] Why IFTTT Could Be the Best Blogging Tool Ever
    You can use this automation to save time, find blog topics, and curate content just for starters. Automatically tweet a link for every new post on your blog [Recipe ]. Blogging Grunt Work. Update LinkedIn when you add a new post to your blog  [Recipe]. I’m sure you will find creative new ways to manage your blogging activities with IFFT. Blog Post WritingBloggers are busy folks. We shoehorn post writing, promotion, and networking in between day jobs, family time, and sleep (sometimes). IFTTT is incredibly powerful. am an IFTTT addict.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
    [Blog] Why IFTTT Could Be the Best Blogging Tool Ever
    You can use this automation to save time, find blog topics, and curate content just for started. Automatically tweet a link for every new post on your blog [Recipe ]. Blogging Grunt Work. Update LinkedIn when you add a new post to your blog  [Recipe]. I’m sure you will find creative new ways to manage your blogging activities with IFFT. Blog Post WritingBloggers are busy folks. We shoehorn post writing, promotion, and networking in between day jobs, family time, and sleep (sometimes). IFTTT is incredibly powerful. am an IFTTT addict.
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Blog] Driving Blog Traffic With Pinterest
    Are you using Pinterest to drive traffic back to your blog? Link photos to your old blog posts, how-to articles and other content at your website. How To Use Pinterest To Drive Traffic To Your Blog. Blogs Content Marketing Marketing Pinterest PR Promotion Public Relations Social Media social media marketing best practices project blogging blogs content marketing marketing public relations social media thinkingam experimenting with it. Well, a recent study indicates that Pinterest drives more sales than Facebook. Is this true? Don’t know.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Commandment 5: Thou Shalt Sell Something
    Instead, It’s a better use of time to understand how your blog can create sells rather than burying your head in the sand. By now you are probably wondering – How do I sell something on my blog? Here is a quick primer on (schmuck-free) blog selling. If you are just starting a blog, pull up a calendar, flip to the date 6 months from now, and pencil this in “Make my first product offer.” Take it Inside: Blogs are not suited for direct sales pitches. Selling on a blog is like inviting an Amway salesman to Thanksgiving dinner.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Blog] Having Trouble with Your Blog’s Voice?
    More Blog Promotion Tips On Sunday, I checked out the popular #blogchat Tweetchat. The discussion was about “how to create your blog’s voice”  As usual, the smart folks were digging into the topic with gusto. I watched a few minutes and realized that we tend to make the whole “blog voice” exercise harder than it should be. In fact, your blog’s Voice can be boiled down to one thought. You blog’s voice is an expression of your core principles.  . People say that your blog’s voice needs to be authentic.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Blog] Having Trouble with Your Blog’s Voice?
    The discussion was about “how to create your blog’s voice”  As usual, the smart folks were digging into the topic with gusto. I watched a few minutes and realized that we tend to make the whole “blog voice” exercise harder than it should be. In fact, your blog’s Voice can be boiled down to one thought. You blog’s voice is an expression of your core principles.  . People say that your blog’s voice needs to be authentic. Imagine if I decided to write rants and starting whining about my blog and readers?
  • JANET FOUTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Blog] Whaddya Mean-Blogging is Dead?
    Every few months somebody proclaims that blogging is dead and being replaced by micro blogging and other media and this post on the Forbes blog by Jeff Bercovici seems to say that Facebook and Twitter are replacing blogging. “It’s hard to recall these days, now that most bloggers are corporate drones (*cough*), but blogging was originally the pursuit of hobbyists. &#. I’ve never been a daily blogger, but that doesn’t devalue blogging itself. Blogging was about community, communication and storytelling. What again? It worked too.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Blog] Digging Deeper: 10 Big Blogging Ideas for 2012
    My talk followed the innovative Social Slam format which allowed me only 10 minute to share 10 Big Blogging Ideas for Social Media. But that’s what I have a blog for! 10 Big Blogging Ideas for 2012. The large broad subjects are dominated by mega blogs with armies of writers. In 2012, blogs will succeed by identifying small audiences with specific problems that beg for novel solutions. If you are trying to write a general subject blog, pause, and rethink your focus. Joint Blogging. Offer them a guest post on your blog. Blog Pep Rallies.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014
    [Blog] Blog Posting Mantra No. 7 – Check SEO
    'Checking SEO for each of your posts is a newer addition to the original Blog Posting Mantra ( 2006 version ), mostly because it’s become relatively simple with the use of plugins. Here’s our Blog Posting Mantra so far: Blog Posting Mantra #1 –  Write the Post. Blog Posting Mantra #2 –  Title the Post. Blog Posting Mantra #3 –  Image Above the Fold. Blog Posting Mantra #4 –  At Least One Link Out. Blog Posting Mantra #5 –  Add Eye Rests. Blog Posting Mantra #6 – Choose Categories and Tags. Blog Posting Mantra #7 – Check SEO.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Blog] Digging Deeper: 10 Big Blogging Ideas for 2012
    More Blog Promotion Tips Last week I spoke at Social Slam in Knoxville, TN. My talk followed the innovative Social Slam format which allowed me only 10 minute to share 10 Big Blogging Ideas for Social Media. But that’s what I have a blog for! 10 Big Blogging Ideas for 2012. The large broad subjects are dominated by mega blogs with armies of writers. In 2012, blogs will succeed by identifying small audiences with specific problems that beg for novel solutions. If you are trying to write a general subject blog, pause, and rethink your focus. Enjoy!
  • DANNY BROWN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 14, 2012
    [Blog] How to Pitch This Blog
    If you’re more a “normal reader” of the blog, and don’t fall within these two industries, feel free to skip this post completely and come back on the next regularly scheduled updates. This is cool – after all, this blog looks to help you, the reader, in being more successful in whatever it is you want to succeed in, from your business and where social media fits to understanding blogging and everything in-between. They’re a huge reason this blog exists so understand who they are. Or, simpler still, check the About This Blog page.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Blog] How to REALLY Increase B2B Blog Traffic
    Good content isn’t enough for a blog. You can have the best blog in the world, but if nobody goes to it, then you’re spinning your wheels. Great content and consistent traffic are the backbone for creating a viable blog. Explode Your B2B Blog Traffic. Our blog had been averaging about 150 visitors per week since June. The increase happened immediately when our blog was submitted – and selected – to be included in several blogging communities. Content from a blogging community is contributed by members and curated by editorial staff.
  • JOEY STRAWN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Blog] Blogging in the Zombie Apocalypse
    On average there are around 900,000 blog posts per day. Related Posts: 10 Ways Your Blog Is Like A Zombie Movie The Story No One Can Steal This Is A Commercial Most Awesomely Awesome of 2010 12 Blogs of Christmas: Day 8 – Voice. Blog Marketing Social Media Blogging tips brainless call for help facebook letter from the zombie apocalypse social media twitter Zombie Apocalypse ZombiesTweet. The house I currently sit in has ten windows and three doors to the outside world. barricaded them all as the sun began to set a little while ago. The Spreading Death.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 2010
    [Blog] Nobody Reads Your Blog Anyway
    Just starting out, nobody is reading your blog anyway.  Half-Blogging. Tags: Blog Coach Writing Yet. . And they won't ever find it unless you put something on it. As a baby blogger, you will be forgiven your baby messes.  We've all been there.  So become a better blogger (writer, author, communicator, whatever) by producing content. By articulating what you know or think, you'll get better. At the writing. And at the thinking. Just spill. Related Posts: Two Weeks of Trash Talking. Gnashing of Teeth or Punching of Keys. It's Okay to Begin in the Middle.
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
    [Blog] 2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads
    Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. By Avi Savar Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets are constantly evolving and experimentation is necessary to find success. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012. Three trends and tools to watch in the coming year: 12 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2012. By Jeffrey L. Cohen 2012 is going to be a big year for adoption of social media for B2B companies.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [Blog] Blogging and Email Marketing – The Secret Sauce For Growing Your Blog
    'Email marketing and blogging go together like two peas in a pod. While there are few truisms in content marketing, I believe that a high performing blog always has a strong email outreach strategy. Whenever I ask successful bloggers about their blog marketing strategy, they always say they wish they had started their email list building earlier. Segments could include: Blog Update Subscribers. For example, I can connect Mailchimp with my Google Docs account to create a spreadsheet of all of my blog update subscribers. Revise your blog update optin form.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
    [Blog] A Blog Post About Nothing
    How lame is this blog post (very)?? Blog Post About Nothing originally appeared on Spin Sucks on June 1, 2011. I’m looking at a blank screen this morning, wondering what I’m going to write about today. It’s 6:06 am and inspiration hasn’t hit yet. This is unusual. You see, what I really want to write about, what I really want to get out of my system, is how embarrassed I am at the uproar caused by Danny Brown and me having to change the title of our BlogWorld session. The uproar that continued well after the conference ended. But I am over the conference.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Blog] Can You Growth Hack A Blog?
    Can You Hack Blog Growth? In the meantime, let me share some broad strokes with you: You CAN growth hack a blog if: 1. Your Blog is A Product:  . What many people miss is that your blog is an interactive information product. They can defect by unsubscribing and/or relying on other blogs. Your blog’s brand can become a thought and market leader. Shifting to a Blog As Product mindset opens opportunities to aggressively build a valuable experience for readers that motivate repeat purchases (i.e. Your Blog Can Be Tracked. Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2013
    [Blog] Blogging Commandment 1- Thou Shalt Write Every day
    Your readers will (and should) punish you by deserting your blog. Blog Post Writing Blogging Commandments blog writingI’m going to revise this commandment slightly to “Thou Shalt Create Every Day.” ” As a writer, I have a natural bias towards using text to communicate. But, you might not be comfortable with writing. That’s fine. Record audio, shoot a video, snap a photo, create a presentation; it’s up to you. The point is to create something of value for you and your readers every day. The goal is to get good quick. Write crap.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [Blog] 4 Social Media Mistakes Easily Prevented By Common Sense
    Not everyone has common sense when it comes to social media. Some people are still new to the game and trying to figure out exactly how all this ‘nonsense’ works. Many of these people own businesses. I’ve found 4 horrible (yet sometimes hilarious) mistakes to bring to attention only in hopes that nobody else will make these mistakes. So, here are four social media mistakes that could’ve easily been prevented by common sense –. Making it all about you. If only it were that easy, many of us would be out of jobs. They don't seem to understand grammar, either.
  • FIREBELLY  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012
    [Blog] “Don’t Think Like A Marketer. Think Like A Person”: The Susan Etlinger Interview
    discuss this in more depth on my blog. Editor’s Note: You can find Susan in the following places: Though Experiments  blog. What getting data to work for us,  customer engagement and Gladys Knight have in common. I’ve been following Susan Etlinger’s work for some time. She’s intelligent, a brilliant analyst, and she’s lived and breathed social media. First a bit of background… Susan Etlinger is an Industry Analyst with Altimeter Group where she focuses on social media analytics and strategy. and in the agency world, most recently at Horn Group.
  • CONVERSTATIONS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Blog] Key Activity: Blog Posting Workflow
    Banging out a blog post in a single sitting is a great feeling. My personal policy is to write   at least 45 minutes each day (specifically for my blog) . Since I’m an early riser, there’s not much to interrupt flow first thing in the morning, so … 4:45 am – I’m looking to complete a half-blog post that’s sitting in draft status. Invest an hour (in parts) crafting blog posts in the average day and you’ll be ahead of your goals quickly. Key Activity: Blog Posting Workflow is a post from: ConverStations.
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013
    [Blog] Global Brute Force Attack on WordPress Blogs
    'WordPress blogs across the world are being attacked by brute force using a huge botnet. Several web hosting services have warned webmasters that they should secure their WordPress blogs.  It is typically targeting WordPress blogs using the ‘Admin’ user and using a brute force dictionary attack to try thousands of passwords and find passwords to hack the blogs. They say blogs will have slow WordPress backend, and maybe inability to login; and will mostly attack VPS and Dedicated servers. Brute Force Attack on WordPress Blogs.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Blog] A WordPress Blog Hacking Nightmare – The Gory Details…
    More Blog Promotion Tips On April 11th, Pushing Social was hacked. But, Pushing Social had become a zombie host for over 20 WordPress blogs pumping this garbage. use Chartbeat to watch Pushing Social’s traffic and alert me when the blog is offline. Ten minutes later, the blog went down again. They tweak settings to turn your blog into a speed demon. WordPress-dedicated hosts understand how to optimize their servers for WordPress blogs. Save yourself the pain and host your blog with a WordPress-dedicated host like Web Synthesis. Bad move. freaked.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
    [Blog] 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock
    I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. This blog post idea was shamelessly stolen from  Jeff Bullas  and “ 30 Tips To Make Your Company’s Blog Rock.” ” I’m not sure I would change anything…but we could probably create a list of more than 52 ideas after an additional two years of blogging.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Blog] Why You Might Be Your Blog’s Worst Enemy
    Over the last two years, I’ve discovered that the key to successful blogging isn’t great content, an awesome audience, email newsletters, or guest posting. Instead blog success is built on “mental toughness.” ” I’ve seen super smart people stumble and fall because they couldn’t take the daily pressure of growing a blog. Blogging, hell business in general is emotionally challenging. How Toxic Self-Talk Destroys Your Blog. For example, you decide that posting daily would make strategic sense for your blog.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012
    [Blog] Why You Might Be Your Blog’s Worst Enemy
    Over the last two years, I’ve discovered that the key to successful blogging isn’t great content, an awesome audience, email newsletters, or guest posting. Instead blog success is built on “mental toughness.” ” I’ve seen super smart people stumble and fall because they couldn’t take the daily pressure of growing a blog. Blogging, hell business in general is emotionally challenging. How Toxic Self-Talk Destroys Your Blog. For example, you decide that posting daily would make strategic sense for your blog.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    [Blog] How to Get Your First 100 Blog Readers
    We already have several awesome stories with great blog marketing tips. We have a business bloggers, personal bloggers, and those publishing a hybrid, personal and business, blog. Enjoy: 0 – 100 Readers Tactics That Worked: (1) Joined “how to blog forums” and began answering at least 1 question a day Each of my answers were mini-posts (200–400 words) with my best tips. 2) Added my latest blog post headlines to my forum and email signatures. 2) Used my Pop Culture Mashup blogging template to write current event related posts that attracted a larger audience.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Blogging Tips for Coaches and Therapists
    More Blog Promotion Tips By far, the most common question I get from coaches and therapists is: “How do you publish a blog that attracts clients without giving away free consulting?”. The good news is that there is way to use your blog to build your client base without “giving away the farm.” Your blog is the stage for demonstrating value, building relationships, and getting the first call. Use your blog posts to thoroughly explain to what you do. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyUnfortunately, this isn’t practical. Absolutely.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012
    [Blog] A WordPress Blog Hacking Nightmare – The Gory Details…
    But, Pushing Social had become a zombie host for over 20 WordPress blogs pumping this garbage. use Chartbeat to watch Pushing Social’s traffic and alert me when the blog is offline. Ten minutes later, the blog went down again. They tweak settings to turn your blog into a speed demon. WordPress-dedicated hosts understand how to optimize their servers for WordPress blogs. Save yourself the pain and host your blog with a WordPress-dedicated host like Web Synthesis. Blog Strategy Social MediaPushing Social On April 11th, Pushing Social was hacked.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Blog] Blogging Tips for Coaches and Therapists
    Pushing Social By far, the most common question I get from coaches and therapists is: “How do you publish a blog that attracts clients without giving away free consulting?”. The good news is that there is way to use your blog to build your client base without “giving away the farm.” Your blog is the stage for demonstrating value, building relationships, and getting the first call. Use your blog posts to thoroughly explain to what you do. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyUnfortunately, this isn’t practical. Don’t try to rig the list in your favor.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Blog] The Dangerous But Popular Mindset That Could Cripple Your Blog
    Pushing Social Some blog owners are brainwashed. They religiously try to protect their blog from the taint of evil commercialism at all costs. Radically Different Blogging Philosophy. People come to your blog to get something. They see your blog as a product. Putting yourself into the product delivery mindset focuses you on delivering real value with your blog. With this perspective every blog post becomes a new opportunity to make your product offering better. Your blog’s creative look and feel becomes its packaging. Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Blog] The Dangerous But Popular Mindset That Could Cripple Your Blog
    Some blog owners are brainwashed. They religiously try to protect their blog from the taint of evil commercialism at all costs. Radically Different Blogging Philosophy. People come to your blog to get something. They see your blog as a product. Putting yourself into the product delivery mindset focuses you on delivering real value with your blog. With this perspective every blog post becomes a new opportunity to make your product offering better. Your blog’s creative look and feel becomes its packaging. Blog StrategyNothing is free.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [Blog] 3 Proven Blog Post Marketing Strategies That Most Bloggers Overlook
    Then, like a criminal fleeing the crime scene you close your blog tab and move on. Your Blog Posts Aren’t Working Hard Enough. ve just finished a new ebook where I show several tactics that drive over 10,000 visitors a month to this blog. Click Here to Get The Updated Guide “How To Get Your Next 10,000 Blog Readers”. While writing ebook I realized that 75% of blog marketing success comes from following a step-by-step process for promoting each of your posts. Think of this process as a warm-up that insures that you get the most from your blog post.
  • MY CREATIVE TEAM THINKING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
    [Blog] Top Five Blogging Lessons
    Blogging Lesson 1- Blogs Are Here To Stay – When I started blogging in 2005, I thought that it might just be a fad. Blogging Lesson 2 – Strategy First – Just as you would when planning any type of communications program, you need to answer a few questions before you leap head first into blogging. Blogging Lesson 3 – Content Is King – You can blog all day long, but unless your content is consistently great, your blog will become roadkill on the information highway. Boy, was I wrong.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Blog] Get More Blog Email Subscribers With This Quick Step-by-Step Process
    More Blog Promotion Tips I spend a lot of time talking about your email list for one reason: you are not converting 100% of your visitors into buyers, leads, or repeat visitors. This means that you spend 100% of your time trying to find NEW blog readers. On the other hand, successful blogs have a head start because they have an established audience nurtured via email. You might be saying: “Stan, I already offer blog updates”. They can get your blog via RSS or just visit every day. offer the 7 Minute Blog Strategy Guide as a bonus for my email subscribers.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Get Blog Content When You’re Strapped for Time
    More Blog Promotion Tips If you are a business owner and are reading this post, you’re probably all too familiar with the benefits of maintaining an active blog. Blogging provides a low-cost platform for demonstrating that you’re an industry thought leader, driving more qualified traffic to your website, and eliciting meaningful engagement from your prospects. If you don’t have the time to write your own blog posts on a consistent basis, hire someone else to do it for you! The idea behind guest blogging is simple. Blog StrategyGUEST BLOGGERS.
  • SPIN SUCKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Blog] Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration
    Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration. Read, for a week or only a day if that’s all you can manage, only articles, blog posts, essays, and books recommended by others in your network. Also, a wealth of recipes from food blogs are getting tagged and saved for later!). What ways have you found of getting unstuck from a blogging rut? Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration originally appeared on Spin Sucks on July 14, 2011. Blog Social Media Bloggers Blogging ideas Marijean JaggersToday’s guest post is written by Marijean Jaggers.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Blog] 5 Steps to Marketing Your Blog Even if You’re Broke
    Your blog is a big deal. Its easy to pet, tweak, and optimize your blog and totally ignore marketing it. Even though its wrong, it’s tempting to hang on to the hope that if you build a great blog, someone will come. wish this was the only problem because I could show you the power of blog marketing, how it saves money, accelerates your growth, and creates customers for life. All the excellent blog marketing posts in the blogosphere won’t matter if you just have $2.44 Let’s also agree that blog marketing isn’t easy. More Blog Promotion Tips.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Blog] 3 Ways to Get Blog Content When You’re Strapped for Time
    Pushing Social If you are a business owner and are reading this post, you’re probably all too familiar with the benefits of maintaining an active blog. Blogging provides a low-cost platform for demonstrating that you’re an industry thought leader, driving more qualified traffic to your website, and eliciting meaningful engagement from your prospects. If you don’t have the time to write your own blog posts on a consistent basis, hire someone else to do it for you! The idea behind guest blogging is simple. Blog StrategyThere are both paid and free options.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Blog] Get More Blog Email Subscribers With This Quick Step-by-Step Process
    This means that you spend 100% of your time trying to find NEW blog readers. On the other hand, successful blogs have a head start because they have an established audience nurtured via email. You might be saying: “Stan, I already offer blog updates”. They can get your blog via RSS or just visit every day. At the end of the post explain a little about yourself and the big idea behind your blog. offer the 7 Minute Blog Strategy Guide as a bonus for my email subscribers. Blog Marketing Blog StrategyThe lesson is simple. Sorry. Seriously.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Blog] Blog Traffic Secret: Woo the Groupies
    It’s logical to think that influencers with big audiences hold the key to growing a blog. All it takes is one tweet or link and thousands of visitors will rush to your blog. Once they arrive on your blog, they settle in and do what they are good at: sharing content. Although I love the spike in visitors, I really love the sustained groupie traffic to the blog. Walk them home: Find your groupie’s blog and tweet out their posts and comment. Blog MarketingIn reality, this is not the case. I’ve seen it here on Pushing Social. Or did it?
  • KIKOLANI  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2012
    [Blog] 10 Steps to Creative Blogging
    There is nothing worse than producing a blog post that is lacklustre and without passion or zest. So to give myself and others a little creative inspiration I’ve put together these useful and practical steps to help you achieve a greater sense of creativity, whether you are blogging for business or in a personal capacity. Let’s take a journey and unlock our creative blogging selves! use Evernote to store all my blog ideas as well as a whole lot of other interesting stuff related to blogging and writing. 8 Blog to a Routine. BloggingBubbl.us
  • FIREBELLY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
    [Blog] Monday’s 5 Social Media Must-Reads
    Below are 5 social media must-reads from last week that we wouldn’t want you to miss. 26 Facebook Advertising Tips. By Garin Kilpatrick Below you will find 25 Facebook Advertising Tips that will help you get a better understanding of Facebook Ads, save money by getting a cheaper cost per click, get more clicks from your Facebook advertising. Social Media Is Free: Social Media Marketing Is Not. By Tom Johansmeyer Like other forms of marketing, social media really does come with a cost. So, the issue becomes typical of all forms of marketing: how do you generate a return?
  • FIREBELLY  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Blog] 12 Questions To Ask Before You Build An Online Community
    “I don’t know if I should build an online community&#. hear this very often when I’m working with clients that are launching a community – or building the foundation of what might become a community – to be more accurate. couple of over arching considerations: What are the marketing goals and how will building a community support them? Can your organization sustain an ongoing investment of time and money to build a community? Here are some more specific questions*: Are people genuinely interested in your organization? How will you keep people engaged ?
  • FIREBELLY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Blog] Facebook For Business Tip #1: Pages not Profiles
    Over the next 12 weeks we’ll we sharing 12 Facebook tips for businesses. This first tip is pretty important. If your business has a Profile instead of a Business Page, then you won’t be able to utilize most of the other 11 tips we’ll be sharing. receive Facebook friend requests from businesses daily. always politely decline (I don’t want to be friends with a shoe store) and send them a helpful message of “Hey, you’re missing out on some pretty neat features by having a Profile instead of a Business Page…blah blah blah.&#. Pages provide analytics.
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Blog] 7 Simple Ways to Track The Health of Your Blog
    Instead of “hoping” for a successful blog, website or business, I want you to go out there and make it happen. Today, I’m going to give you a powerful tool for staying accountable and systematically improving your blogs performance. Your Blog’s  Arch Nemesis. ve met many people who failed at blogging. These people didn’t fail because they didn’t have a great idea for their blog. Here Are The Blog Numbers You Need To Watch. Conversions measures how well your blog converts readers into action-takers. Links to Your Blog (Backlinks).
  • QUICK ONLINE TIPS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
    [Blog] Is Google Feedburner Shutting Down?
    Home > Blogging Google Feedburner and many of its related services are gradually shutting down, and it is a matter of concern for Feedburner users who use the service for delivering a single usable RSS feed for their blog. I’m sure millions of blogs use feed burner to power their primary RSS feed. If you remember, they had earlier shut down the AdSense for feeds blog. Well they acknowledged the bug on the Feedburner status blog, but took several days to fix it, indicating lower level of technical support and public delivery for the service. Bloggin
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Blog] 5 realities about Facebook Page Likes (and why big Like numbers mean nothing)
    I’ve been in a couple of meetings lately where the people are overly focused on increasing the size of their Facebook Page communities (or what they think are communities). Let’s think about this. They want more people, but what does more people or more specifically more “Likes&# mean? Here are some realities: 1. It’s easy to click a Like button. It only takes a second, so don’t let it get to your head. The people that tell you it matters will also show you seemingly impressive “impression&# numbers. It’s just as easy to click the Unlike button.
  • TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Blog] 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Blogging , Marketing > 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins 7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Frank Lee. These days, many people have started a blog for hobby or business. The trouble is, with so much competition out there, your blog really has to stand out from the crowd. Your blog has to be excellent. Your Blog Is Not Getting Traffic? Maybe you’ve set up a blog to advertise your business.
  • FIREBELLY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011
    [Blog] Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?
    Recently a lot of websites and blogs have made the transition from Google’s Blogger service to an independently-hosted WordPress installation. One of the disadvantages with Blogger is that it only does that – blogs. You can even run a blog-hosting service if you desired. It’s easy to learn how to get your blog started, yet there are opportunities to do so much more. It can be a tricky process, because transferring isn’t easy when you have hundreds of posts published already. So, what’s so great about WordPress? Wordpress 3.0
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Blog] Commandment 10: Your Blog is Only a Marketing Tool
    I got a lot of flack for including this “Thou Shall” in my 10 Blogging Commandments for a Successful Year ”. This came from one of the commenters on prdaily.com (who reprinted the post on their blog) -. Some of the most successful blogs in the world exist to COMMUNICATE IDEAS, not sell stuff. Blogs are not only marketing tools. Truly, that is one very fine way to use a blog, but blogs are also simply content publishing. First, let’s deal with an underlying premise of business blogging that is sabotaging blog publishers. Blog Strategy
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Blog Promotion Tests You Should Try Now
    More Blog Promotion Tips Just so you know, I promised a traffic building post every week for everyone working on the 1,000 New Blog Reader Challenge. Add Blog Teasers to Your Facebook Page. Do you have a strong Facebook audience that doesn’t visit your blog? Add a link to your blog post. Of course, blog posts are a great way to answer these questions and encourage engagement. The categories could become the title for a blog series. Adding an Email Blog Update Opt-In. Tell your readers “why” they should sign up for blog updates.
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
    [Blog] Pinterest: Top 4 most popular pinboard categories
    As part of Pinterest week at Firebelly, here are some of the key findings from RJ Metrics: The all-time most popular pinboard categories are Home (17.2%), Arts and Crafts (12.4%), Style/Fashion (11.7%), and Food (10.5%). Good news for e-commerce players looking to cash in on Pinterest: Products I Love is the third most popular pinboard name, and pins that exist on pinboards about Products are the most likely to be liked by other users. Food is the fastest-growing pinboard category. Many of our clients have already recognized the value of Pinterest. Ciao for now!
  • FIREBELLY  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Blog] Infographic: Pinterest Best Practices
    This is an excellent supplement to an earlier post on our blog, Pinterest: Early Best Practices From Firebelly. Edelman , a global PR firm, recently released an infographic highlighting the best practices of social media marketing on Pinterest. Are there any additional best practices that you would include?
  • PUSHING SOCIAL  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
    [Blog] 7 Blog Promotion Tests You Should Try Now
    Pushing Social Just so you know, I promised a traffic building post every week for everyone working on the 1,000 New Blog Reader Challenge. Add Blog Teasers to Your Facebook Page. Do you have a strong Facebook audience that doesn’t visit your blog? Add a link to your blog post. Of course, blog posts are a great way to answer these questions and encourage engagement. The categories could become the title for a blog series. Adding an Email Blog Update Opt-In. Tell your readers “why” they should sign up for blog updates. Blog Marketing
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