8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community

8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community

This is a guest contribution from Jonathan Goodman. There are other people blogging about the same subject as you, maybe better or maybe worse—but, as you probably have figured out by now, content is no longer king; context is. Getting repeat readers who become brand ambassadors for you is pertinent to the success of your blog. [...]

The Secret to Using Your Blog to Generate Sales

The Secret to Using Your Blog to Generate Sales

This is a guest contribution from Karl Staib of Domino Connection. You’ve probably been at a party where some fool is talking his face off at everyone he meets. He talks about his trip to Spain and how he is such an amazing photographer. He never asks, “What you do or what interests you?” He just [...]

11 Quick Tips for Writing Compelling Posts On Your Blog

11 Quick Tips for Writing Compelling Posts On Your Blog

My name is Darren Rowse and I’m a full time Blogger making a living from blogs like Digital Photography School and TwiTip – Twitter Tips. In 2002 I stumbled upon an article about ‘Blogging’. I didn’t know it at the time but that moment changed my life. Read more about Darren or contact him. Connect [...]

On Hamburgers and Hooks: How to Effortlessly FIND (Not Write) Your Compelling First Line

On Hamburgers and Hooks: How to Effortlessly FIND (Not Write) Your Compelling First Line

This is a guest contribution from Kelly Diels-Rostant. Image courtesy of Suat Eman FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Where’s The Beef?” asked the lil’ ol’ lady and in so doing launched her late-blooming acting career. It was 1984. Clare Peller was eighty-four years old. It was her first acting gig and it was a hit. Her Wendy’s spot spawned a [...]

How to Blog Like a Pro: Workshop on the Gold Coast Australia – Next Week

Next week (29th May) I’m running a special workshop at the Internet Conference on the Gold Coast here in Australia. The workshop is titled – How to Blog Like a Pro – and you’ll get 4 solid hours of teaching in it – all delivered by me in a workshop limited to 40 people only. [...]

How to Blog Like a Pro: Workshop on the Gold Coast Australia – Next Week

Next week (29th May) I’m running a special workshop at the Internet Conference on the Gold Coast here in Australia. The workshop is titled – How to Blog Like a Pro – and you’ll get 4 solid hours of teaching in it – all delivered by me in a workshop limited to 40 people only. [...]

Are You Balancing Emerging Technology with Effective Strategy?

Last week I was asked at a conference to reflect upon the future of digital and among other things I made a reflection that seemed to resonate with those gathered. It was: Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. As online publishers we see a steady stream of articles being written about new and [...]

How to Create a Blog Purpose Statement in 3 Simple Steps

Yesterday, I shared a series of questions to help those bloggers seeking a little clarity when it comes to what their blog could be about. Today, I wanted to share 3 more questions – these are not so much focused upon YOU as a blogger but upon your readers. Hopefully they’ll also help you achieve [...]

How to Create a Blog Purpose Statement in 3 Simple Steps

Yesterday, I shared a series of questions to help those bloggers seeking a little clarity when it comes to what their blog could be about. Today, I wanted to share 3 more questions – these are not so much focused upon YOU as a blogger but upon your readers. Hopefully they’ll also help you achieve [...]

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Bring Clarity to Your Blogging

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Bring Clarity to Your Blogging

Do you feel like you’ve lost clarity around what it is that you’re trying to do with your blog? I’ve recently bumped into a few bloggers grappling with this idea. Some were new,  even ‘Pre’ Bloggers, while a couple had been blogging for a while but had lost some direction. Out of these conversations, I [...]