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How to Design Your Blog Like Painting a Room

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Blogging and painting a room appears like polar opposites in the career department. One requires them to sit all day in front of the computer and create content for their blog in the hopes of making money. The other depends on people moving around a lot and reaching out for places to get the paint on the surface as their form of livelihood.

However, you’d be surprised to know that blogging – designing a blog, in particular – shares common traits with the things licensed painters do.

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How to Make Sure You Don’t Unintentionally Commit Plagiarism

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In case you haven’t heard, plagiarism is a practice that you should consciously avoid doing on your blog. Not only does it discredit the hard work that people before you have made, but it also casts a negative light on you once your readers find out that you posted blog content which you tried to make your own.

However, there may come a time when you published a blog post only to find out that it has content lifted from other sources without permission from the owner or proper attribution. Despite your good intentions of providing high-quality content for your blog readers, you somehow damage your online brand because of the plagiarism you committed.

While situations like the one above can be fixed, it’s best that you prevent them from happening at all. Therefore, you need to be vigilant with the content you published on your blog. You can do this by following our foolproof instructions below.

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The Reader-Blogger Relationship

The Reader-Blogger Relationship

As a blogger, your objective is to drive lots of traffic to your blog in order to meet your other goals. To do this, you must entice your target audience by implementing well-crafted strategies on your blog to get their attention.

Being a blogger sounds a lot like courtship. You, as a blogger playing the lover, resort to different ways in order to capture the heart of your beloved and/or love interest, which is your targeted reader. Read More

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New Bloggers: Beware of the Dark Side of Blogging

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Public shaming and groupthink mentality are alive and well in the blogosphere. For those interested in starting career in blogging, you have been duly warned.

In an article published at Huffington Post, Lauren Stevens reveals the dark side of being a mommy blogger. While Lauren has achieved some level of success blogging about family life while being able to cultivate relationships with readers and other bloggers, she soon saw some of the undesirable behavior from her peers, such as ganging up on people that don’t share their views (which Lauren also became a target of) and not fulfilling their end of the bargain when it comes to giveaways.

These reprehensible activities not only cast a negative light on mommy blogs as a niche, but may also discourage people who want to use blogging as a platform to share ideas, discuss opinions, and initiate discussions.

Despite this, blogging is nonetheless a great tool to make your well-composed thoughts known online. Below are some of the tips that you should follow for you to stay away from – or deal with – the dark side.

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Forget Online Content Marketing for a Moment and Promote Your Blog Offline

Everyone is placing their attention on content marketing as a means to promote their blog. Whether it’s a company blog, or a personal/niche blog, promotion certainly plays a huge role in making the endeavor successful.

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But is online content marketing and promotion the only way to go?

It might seem to be the case since blogs are online, but there are other options that you may be overlooking, especially since the hype is centered on content marketing. Read More

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3 Simple Habits to Nurture Your Guest Writing Network

Guest blogging, guest posting, or guest writing – whatever you want to call it – is still very much alive, in spite of Matt Cutts saying “stop guest blogging for SEO“.

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We definitely agree that guest blogging has its pitfalls, but as Matt Cutts also said, guest blogging per se is not “bad”. It gets all sleazy when it’s done simply for SEO, and when the content and link quality is low.

That being said, we’re all for guest blogging. We accept guest posts, and we also guest post on other blogs. But we totally agree with the concept of NOT doing guest blogging purely for SEO, and we want to ensure that the guest posts we accept are high quality and not (link) spammy. Read More

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Why Checking the Content Of Professional Writers Is Important

The business landscape has been drastically re-shaped by the influence of the online world. In order to move forward and take advantage of lucrative opportunities, business owners find the need to not only improve on their traditional business principles but also diverge from them.

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There are various strategies that are being implemented by business owners to gain a foothold online, especially with the goal of crossing geographical boundaries and gaining the custom of clients on a global scale. One of them is starting a business blog.

At the end of the day, however, the “old” adage that “content is king” still applies, no matter how clichè it has become. Read More

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Can Online Publishers Be Held Legally Liable for What They Publish?

Online publishing is a booming niche, and while the competition is stiff, there are still many who flock to the Internet to try their hand at it. Yes, it is not too late for anyone to enter the online publishing realm. Whether you’re new to the game, or you have been at it for quite some time now, one important thing you ought to realize is that just because you’re publishing online doesn’t mean you can be held legally liable for what you publish.

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Of course, legal obligations of online publishers depend on where they are based or registered, but the short of it is this: you can be taken to court because of what you publish on your blog or web site. Read More

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5 Benefits of Being a Blogger for Hire

Blogging for yourself gives you a sense of achievement and self-fulfillment that may be hard to beat. It, however, doesn’t always rake in the big bucks. There is always that possibility, but more often than not, the average individual blogger finds himself in financial problems at some point. This is especially true if you’re only relying on your own blogs for revenue.

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Due dates for bills are not flexible. Credit cards continue to earn interest, maybe even to the point that you may have to consider other options to successfully manage your credit card debt. In fact, Jeffrey Weber of SmartBalanceTransfers.com recommends that people with almost maxed out – or maxed out – credit cards should look at getting a new one with a good rate on balance transfers.

Then there are those emergencies that always crop up at the wrong time.

That is why, if you’re relying on your own sites to earn, maybe it’s time you consider being a blogger for hire. While there may be some people who do not like the idea, there are benefits of being a blogger for hire. Here are some of the most compelling ones. Read More

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Do You Have These Bad Online Publishing Habits?

Habits are formed, whether good or bad; and the sensible person will accept what bad habits he has formed. More so, he will go one step further and do something to rectify the situation.

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When it comes to publishing online, bad habits are not uncommon. The question is whether or not you, the writer, have realized that you have some of those bad habits and if you are willing to get rid of them.

Here are some bad online publishing habits for you to peruse and get rid of (if you have them). Read More

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