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7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful. There are some bloggers who seem to have a natural gift when it comes to writing. Some bloggers seem to be naturally gifted writers. They manage to get their ideas across clearly and economically, which means that readers can easily follow what they write. Readers devour their clear, economical prose. Not only is there a lot of respect for what they have to say, but also the way that they say it. People respect what they say – and love how they say it. Whenever they publish a new post on their blog, it always gets dozens of comments and hundreds of shares.

9 Irresistible Incentives That'll Grow Your Email List Like Crazy. Subscriber numbers.

9 Irresistible Incentives That'll Grow Your Email List Like Crazy

Frustrating, aren’t they? Everyone tells you how important building a list is, but yours is so tiny it would fit on the back of your hand. And on the other side of the fence, popular bloggers can’t wait to brag about how many people are on their email lists. “Join over 5,000 readers by subscribing today.” “Join more than 10,000 people who’ve already signed up.” “100,000 subscribers and counting!” 13 Authority Hacks That Give You Instant Expert Status Online.

He falls to one knee, gripping his chest.

13 Authority Hacks That Give You Instant Expert Status Online

Like a brush fire, the news spreads through the crowd, causing confusion and fear. Then three words are spoken – and panic is replaced by calm. “I’m a doctor.” The crowd parts to give the obvious expert space to work, ready and willing to follow instructions from the one person in the room who seems to know what to do. This is the power of authority. And as a blogger, you need it now more than ever. You’re not trying to get attention in a room of 100; you’re clawing for attention in a room of 10,000,000. Everything You Need to Know to Get More Traffic from Google Authorship - Boost Blog Traffic. You’re ready to take Google Authorship seriously.

Everything You Need to Know to Get More Traffic from Google Authorship - Boost Blog Traffic

In fact, you can’t wait to get started. Great! 6 Stunning Visuals That Will Make Your Content Memorable, Sharable, and Beautiful. With so much content competing for attention on the Internet, do you ever wonder if your content stands a chance?

6 Stunning Visuals That Will Make Your Content Memorable, Sharable, and Beautiful

According to the journal Science, we have to process five times more information today than in 1986. Our readers are overwhelmed. You probably are too. So how can you make your next blog post stand out among the masses? Is the attempt even worth the effort? You bet it is. Visitors to your website read, on average, only 28% of what’s in front of them. Three Rs of Marketing, and Why You Should Memorize Them.

The Secret to Headlines That Attract Readers & Shares Every Time [Research] Not all headlines are created equal.

The Secret to Headlines That Attract Readers & Shares Every Time [Research]

The headline challenge is getting your message to stand out and make people care about it amidst the explosion of channels and volumes of content competing for people’s attention. Upworthy’s Peter Koechley says “The headline is our little newsboy crying out in a crowded Facebook feed.” Therefore the time spent improving your title’s ability to attract more readers and shares is well worth the investment. Why headlines matter Headlines are like the old fashioned circus barker who hooks people in. 80% of people never see your content.

Great Questions. Great Questions These questions are merely suggestions for getting a good conversation going.

Great Questions

We encourage you to use the ones you like and to come up with your own. This list is in no particular order. You may choose one of the categories below, or scroll through and read them all. To use our question generator, please click here. Headlines For Twitter, Facebook, And Your Blog. Ever since we started Buffer a little more than two years ago, people have been asking us about one very specific question: How can I write great headlines for social networks and my blog?

Headlines For Twitter, Facebook, And Your Blog

The topic is a very tricky one as the accuracy for what works best is hard to nail down. While we have some specific techniques that we are using for our own postings and headlines every day, I thought looking at the most cutting-edge research is definitely required. So I decided to look at all the research we’ve done for the Buffer social accounts and our blog as well as the best research out there and combine this research into one comprehensive guide.

Without further ado, here is a scientific guide to great headline writing on Twitter, Facebook, and your blog: Finding the right headline for your tweet is one of the most important things to do, especially since Twitter only allows for text display. Test it yourself. For Twitter, we’ve experimented with A/B testing the right headline. First tweet: 8 Tips on Starting a Science Blog. Editor’s Note: We could not be more delighted to have Scicurious, one of the top science bloggers out there, share her plentiful wisdom on how to start a science blog.

8 Tips on Starting a Science Blog

Scicurious is a fellow ex-ScienceBlogs blogger, and now runs a fascinating blog called Neurotic Physiology over at the Scientopia network. All of Sci’s posts are brilliant and engaging, and her “Friday Weird Science” series can not be missed. Here’s Scicurious! So You Want to Start a Science Blog? Good for you! Well, maybe those goals are a bit lofty. Nonetheless, Science Blogging is important. But of course, everyone wants to know where to start. Over the years, I have collected some tips on blogging and things to think about as you get started. 1. How To Craft Kick-Ass Title Tags & Headlines. How to Craft Post Titles that Draw Readers Into Your Blog. 7 More Sure-Fire Headline Templates That Work.

10 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas That Work. 18 Resources to Help you Write Better Blog Titles.