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3 Simple Things to Do to Grow Your Reader Base

Everyone has his reasons for blogging. Some treat their blog as a business. Some blog for their business. Others blog just because they can.

At the end of the day, however, most bloggers want one thing: to have a huge reader base.

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What’s the point of having something to say, and saying it in an awesome way, when there’s no one reading your blog?

You may have a couple hundred, or maybe a couple thousand, readers, but ask yourself if you’re really satisfied with staying at – more or less – the same amount of readers. The chances are that you’re not. You want to grow your blog. You want to grow your reader base, and here are three simple things you can do to get that done. Read More

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5 Things to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

We’ve all had those periods when writing feels like a chore instead of an activity that we actually love. You’ve probably proclaimed how passionate you are about writing more than once – especially when you’re applying for a gig – but the “I hate writing” moments do come now and again.

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What are you to do when you just don’t feel like writing? Here are five things that have proven to be effective for me. Sometimes, when I really, really don’t feel like writing, it takes a combination of these activities to get me back on track. Read More

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Why Your Job Application Gets Ignored – and What to Do About It

People who put up ads looking for freelance writers or bloggers receive tons of replies, many of them fluff. You may know that you are the best person for the job, but you have to make sure that you can convey that to the “employer” as quickly as possible in your job application.

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We already know that people have very short attention spans these days, and professionals going through cover letters only take several seconds to decide whether or not to look more closely at your email. It is thus crucial that you make sure your job application goes straight for the jugular.

Here are some reasons your job application gets ignored, and what you can do to fix it. Read More

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The First 5 Things You Need to Hear Before You Start Blogging

Editor’s note: This post was written by Danny, a blogger for Instant Checkmate, one of the world’s largest people search engines. He is passionate about writing and is currently a student at the University of San Diego studying English and Business Administration. Find him on Twitter or  Google +.

Not too long ago I started blogging for Instant Checkmate. I thought it would be pretty easy. I thought to myself, “I am a good writer; I did well in all my English classes at school; I often teach people how to write; I am passionate about writing. What could possibly be difficult?”

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Well, unfortunately for me blogging is not an English class. Writing is an important part of the deal, but there are so many factors that go into blogging that the average person has no idea about. The amount of surprise I faced in the first week alone was enough to make me think I had no chance in this field.  Read More

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3 Habits That Will Make Writing Blog Posts Easier

On average, how long does it take you to write a blog post of, say, 500 words? On a good day, you might get one published – writing, adding images and links, and proofreading included – within an hour, maybe even less. On a bad day, especially if you do not have any topic in mind yet, it might take you double that time.

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If you make a living out of writing online, then you know very well the importance of being able to write content as quickly as possible without skimping on quality. That’s what this article is about – how to make writing content easier for you.

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9 Power-Packed Ways to Promote Your Content

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The online publishing world is so crowded that it could be a gargantuan task to get noticed by the audience you want. Some niches are even worse than others, and any online publisher needs all the help he can get to get eyeballs. Hence the rise of content marketing and other “tricks” to promote content.

Your blog or online magazine, or whatever you want to call it, may have some of the most interesting and useful content there is in your field, but if you do not promote content, then no one may know you even exist – except for your mom and dad, maybe.

But there’s also the danger of going overboard when you promote content. We all hate spammers, and these days, all the major platforms have stringent measures in place. And, even if they did not, people will naturally block you out if you go overboard.

So what’s a man to do? Read More

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6 Things That Will Help You Churn Out More Blog Posts

I usually don’t like using the phrase “churn out” when it comes to writing, because I feel that it has a negative connotation – when you churn blog posts out, quality might be compromised. Then again, I realize that that is not always the case. If you are deadset on getting lots of work done and delivering quality, you can still churn out as many blog posts as you can – provided you have a system that allows you to meet both points.

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While there are times when your ideas flow like a waterfall, but you cannot rely on these special occasions. You have to have a system that will get you thought lean periods (and to avoid procrastination). So here are ways you can churn out more blog posts – on a more regular basis. Read More

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Focusing on Writing About 1 Category May Be the Best Content Strategy for your Blog

In the crazy rush to get fresh new content out to potential readers, many bloggers often find themselves in a very stressful position. Creating unique, hard hitting content is not easy work and depending on the niche you’re targeting, a “shot-gun blast” kind of approach may be killing both you and your blog’s potential.

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Broad niches and categories like online money making ideas, web design, blogging tools or social media marketing are heavy subjects. It’s difficult to be competitive when there’s just so much information already available for consumption. There’s a good chance that whatever you decide to write, has already been covered really well by a major blogger. So how do you stand out from the crowd? And how do you keep true to yourself as a writer and stay on point in niches that seem to be saturated? Read More

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This Basic Practice is What’s Missing From Your WordPress Blog Business Strategy

So you’ve acted on your vision and goals and launched your WordPress blog. Your creative juices are flowing, you’re publishing like a mad man, or mad woman, you’re sharing and connecting on social networks and making a name for yourself online. Great job, you’re on your way to the top! You’ve found a formula you can trust to help grow your online business, creating a solid online reputation and walking through the doors of success – all from the comfort of your home or office. No need to face anyone; you can just sit there in your pajamas and do your thing.

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This is all amazing and WordPress is definitely a publishing platform with the greatest impact on individualizing online publishing and is driving the revolution of content marketing. Alternatively, I’m sure you’ve noticed that success online is becoming much more difficult, yet thankfully at the same time, no less rare. Read More

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5 Mistakes that are Holding Back Your Blog’s Success

I am sure you’ve come across plenty of articles about the mistakes bloggers shouldn’t make regarding their blogs and how they must avoid certain pitfalls if they want to leverage the immense potential of blogs to generate revenue. You’ll be forgiven for thinking this one is along the same lines, because it is.

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The fact is there are so many mistakes that can trip a blogger, and each one of them is as critical as the other; this means there is always something new to say. In this article, I’ve tried to identify and explain those mistakes that are not very self-evident and which are associated with the bloggers attitude rather than his/her writing skills.

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