Weekend Project: Write Posts that Hold Readers to the End, Part 1

Weekend Project: Write Posts that Hold Readers to the End, Part 1

This guest post is by Peter Sandeen of Affect Selling. Do you know why most of your blog’s visitors quickly scroll down your home page, read a couple of headlines, and go back to watching cute kitty videos on YouTube? Image courtesy stock.xchng user svenic. And why those who begin reading a post, only read [...]

Use Social Currency Systems to Grow Your Blog

Use Social Currency Systems to Grow Your Blog

This guest post is by Nathan Kash of Electric Blogging. Whether you’re new to online business or you consider yourself a seasoned professional, you recognize the fact that a good promotion strategy can go a long way in generating income for your business. Companies across the world spend millions, sometimes billions (in the case of [...]

How to Make Sure Your Content Marketing Does the Job

Earlier today Darren talked about content marketing as a traffic generation strategy, and he mentioned the content marketing we did for the launch of Blog Wise. The table he showed in that post, which breaks down the different sites we guest posted at, and the key messages we presented, points to an important fact about [...]

How Privacy Breach Notification Law Affects Your Blog

This guest post is by Matt Setter of MaltBlue.com. Do you run a web-based business and collect data about your customers? If so, do you have professional practices in place to ensure the protection of that information and the privacy of your customers? No? Then ask not for whom the bell tolls, as it tolls for [...]

Is This Blogging?

Is This Blogging?

I was really interested to read this comment from Pinup Style in response to our series on blog business models. Image courtesy stock.xchng user arinas74 Pinup Style comments: “I was wondering what your position is re: another blog post I found on your site stating “As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re [...]

5 Sleep Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making (And How They’re Hurting Your Blog)

This guest post is by Tania Dakka of Fit Freelancer. Yes! Your great idea for the post you want to write on the density of the Himalayan fog and its effects on mountain goats has finally hit! And it’s only 3:18am! Woohoo! But tomorrow morning, that content isn’t going to look so pretty, is it? [...]

Get to Know Your Sub-niches Through Targeted Events

This weekend, I’ll be spending some time getting ready for the Melbourne Food and Wine Blogging Event I’m hosting on Tuesday. I’m really looking forward to this event—and not just because of the great food and wine we’ll get to enjoy! This event targets a sub-niche of my main target audience—it’s aimed at food bloggers who [...]

When Building a Significant Social Media Following May Not Work

When Building a Significant Social Media Following May Not Work

This guest post is by J. Steve Miller of Sell More Books!. I studied the right books and attended the right seminars. I gave my strategy time. Yet, few followed my blog and I could trace scant book sales (my main reason for blogging) to my social media efforts. Could it be—dare I suggest—that building a [...]

How I Got 1,000 People to My Blog in its First Ten Days

This guest post is by Heather Baker of the B2B PR Blog. When I launched my first blog, the B2B Guide to Social Media, in 2010, my strategy for building its readership relied heavily on blind faith. I must admit, it was difficult to maintain my enthusiasm for researching and drafting interesting blog posts, day [...]