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Definitive Guide for Beginners. 5 Free Tools to Brainstorm Ideas for Blog Articles – Marketing And Growth Hacking. 1.

5 Free Tools to Brainstorm Ideas for Blog Articles – Marketing And Growth Hacking

Google Trends (and its lesser known sibling, Google Correlate) You’ve probably heard of or used Google Trends already — to compare search trends between two topics. It’s most commonly used as a reference point for interest over time. A strategy for blogging. – The Mission – Medium. The great thing about blogging is that you can, literally, write about anything.

A strategy for blogging. – The Mission – Medium

The sky is the limit. Also? No one is going to read it for a while (harsh, but true), so you can experiment with relatively low risk. So, blog about baking scones today and about solving the problems of the world tomorrow — whatever. You have the time and space to find your groove. Understanding Medium: Evan Williams On His Past, Future, and Current Obsessions. John Battelle: Medium is your third major company, but they’re all on a theme.

Understanding Medium: Evan Williams On His Past, Future, and Current Obsessions

The Atlantic put it this way: “Ev makes text boxes that we pour our souls into.” From political coups to family feuds: how WhatsApp became our favourite way to chat. There is something reassuringly traditional about the neatly typed resignation letters, with a House of Commons letterhead and an attack on the Labour leader within.

From political coups to family feuds: how WhatsApp became our favourite way to chat

They are solid and permanent, when everything else seems to be falling apart. And old-fashioned, even if one does tweet a picture of it afterwards, as many MPs have done. But according to reports, those conspiring against Corbyn were far more modern. They used the messaging service WhatsApp. And it wasn’t just Labour. If you don’t already use WhatsApp, you probably soon will. Other people’s WhatsApp groups are more interesting. How To Publish 6 Blog Posts Every Week. — Life Learning. 1.

How To Publish 6 Blog Posts Every Week. — Life Learning

Plan out your writing in advance. I don’t think there is any point at all in trying to publish if you don’t have a plan. You need to make sure that you know exactly what posts you’re going to be writing and when. You can be flexible with it, but taking the time to plan is the only way to make yourself write. What happens when you write 11,000 blog posts? What happens when you write 11,000 blog posts?

What happens when you write 11,000 blog posts?

You get fat. That’s the worst thing. Secrets to a Powerful Blog Post. As a blogger, finding the right words can make all the difference.

Secrets to a Powerful Blog Post

And today, with more than 152 million blogs on the Internet, that difference can determine your success. While every blog post won’t be a home run, you will get better with each word you write. When asked her secret to writing award-winning content, PD James, an English crime writer replied, “Don’t just plan to write—write. It is only by writing, not dreaming about it, that we develop our own style.” How to Grow Your Blog (the Right Way) Ever wonder what makes one blog popular and another flop?

How to Grow Your Blog (the Right Way)

Or why one blog builds a solid readership, while another struggles to find an audience? There’s no doubt about it. Starting a business blog isn’t easy. Blogging for content marketing: how often, how long and how much time? Business blog trends of 2015 based on research by Orbit Media Studios are captured in this post and infographic.

Blogging for content marketing: how often, how long and how much time?

How does your business blog compare? Read the full article at: Barry Feldman put together this great infographic based on the research that Andy Crestodina conducts every year to assess the state of blogging. How to Write a Perfect Blog Post. Once upon a time, not too long ago, I wanted to write the perfect blog post.

How to Write a Perfect Blog Post

I wanted to write the most shareable, clickable, readable, memorable post that I could. 16 Top Tips from Blogging Experts for Beginners. How to Make a Blog - Step by Step - 2015. Blogging With Students. Skip to content Blogging With Students This series guides you step by step through the process of class and student blogging. The 18 best blogging platforms on the internet in 2015. A simple guide to promote your blog in 2015. “The more time you put in, the more successful you’ll be – The results you get from your blog post promotion efforts are proportional to the time and energy that you put in.”

Read the full article at: A few weeks back I wrote an article called “How to write good blog posts for your audience and SEO and make sure they perform” in which I laid down the steps I used to 1. write good blog posts consistently, and 2. help them perform better. The Fundamentals of Blogging. How to blog consistently in 30 minutes a day or less eBook by scoop it. What Medium Is — The Web We Make. First, some disclaimers: I’m writing this as I sit a few feet away from Medium’s NYC team. (I even asked them for tech support while writing this!) Ev Williams, founder of Medium, is an old friend of mine, whom I became a fan of as I was the first public user of Blogger, which he cofounded. And Ev explained the idea of Medium to me before he’d even decided on the name. So, in addition to offering the falsely-humble way of bragging that such disclosures always provide, it should be pretty clear that I’m far from objective about Medium.

I like it, because I like blogging, and I want it to succeed. Lately, there’s a bit of question about what in the hell Medium is, exactly. I like confusing people. — @ev Medium is blogging in form, but not in structure. Ev explicitly evokes blogfather Dave Winer’s definition of blogging as the “unedited voice of a person”. In both cases, the abandonment of reverse chronology has the effect of undoing a core tenet of blogging: The social contract. Medium is not a publishing tool. Benefits of Blogging - Infographic.

63 Blogging Tools That Will Make You Insanely Productive. Let me guess. You read the headline on this post and thought, “Cool!” More on Blogging and Medium — Critical Exhaust. Creating Good Posts on Social Media. Get more social media fans and create engagement! How Your Blog Can Get More Traffic From Pinterest in 5 Easy Steps. In case you haven't heard, Pinterest is pretty good for bloggers. With the right strategy in place, you can turn Pinterest into a steady display of interest and traffic from readers and prospective clients, not to mention an invaluable resource of content and curated content that you can share. How Researching Competitors Can Improve Your Blog Content. 20 Quick Tips to Make Blogging Way Easier.

3 Ways to Define What Your Blog Is About. Blogging doubled stormhoek sales in less than twelve months. The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today. Want the latest recommendations? Read our 2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.

Updated June 2014 Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like Facebook and Twitter and others. While social has changed how we communicate online, blogging remains a core part of things. In fact, the truth is that there’s never been a better time to blog. How Blogging Accelerates Startup Growth. Paul Lewis - Citizen Journalism. Since the TED Talk: The Guardian’s Paul Lewis talks citizen journalism. With more and more regular Joes snapping photos in the street, live tweeting breaking news from the ground, and acting as free sources of political, economic and cultural analysis, not everyone is confident about the future of professional journalism.

But according to TED speaker Paul Lewis, who shared two dramatic examples of citizen journalism at work at TEDxThessaloniki in 2011, the pros aren’t going anywhere. As he says this week in an interview with the TED Blog, “there are far more benefits from a collaborative approach working in an engaged way with citizens than there are disadvantages. How can I guest blog without it appearing as if I paid for links?

Top UK Online Marketing Bloggers in 2013. For the past 2 years we’ve been publishing a list of the top UK focused internet marketing blogs in advance of speaking at events. 7 insights into social strategy at The Economist. The Economist's Mark Johnson encourages others to experiment beyond the main social media platforms Credit: By Horia Varlan on Flickr. Some rights reserved. The Economist is celebrating 170 years since its first edition hit the presses in September 1843. And while the newspaper remains committed to its founding mantra "to take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress", its efforts to do so are of course no longer limited to print.

The Economist website recently recorded "around 1.6 million" monthly unique US visitors, according to a Mashable report which cited ComScore statistics, while its continental Europe digital edition secured the highest circulation for a magazine digital edition in the first half of 2013, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation. 1.

Ten reasons to blog even if nobody reads it. 10 Insights on Social Media and Blogging Influence: New Research. 26 Tips for Overcoming Bloggers Block. The 15 best blogging and publishing platforms on the Internet today. Which one is for you? From Little Things… Big Things Come. Why I'll no longer be blogging new cartoons. Andrew Sullivan on the art of blogging [Video] How to blog. 5 Tips for Lawsuit Free Blogging (Or Doing Anything Online) Best Blog Titles: Make Great Posts Without Dropping in Names. 20 Quick Tips on Writing Great Blog Posts. Making Leaders Successful Every Day.

19 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Writing a Blog. A Simple Blog Strategy Outline For Non-Strategists. Marriott on the Move. Why Some Blogs Make Tons of Money: On Blog Monetization. Bloggers Reshaping PR and Digital Marketing Strategies. Best Blog Titles: Make Great Posts Without Dropping in Names. Blogging Best Practices. How to make your blog mobile friendly.