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Content Tip: Invite guest writers

Content Tip: Invite guest writers

Guest blogging can be a great way to expand your reach into new readership circles, or generate fresh content.  But some may be tentative to simply reach out and say “hey – can I write a blog for YOU?” or “Would you be a guest blogger on my site?” So here’s a few ideas on how to […]

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A Skill You Need: Writing headlines

A Skill You Need: Writing headlines

Admittedly, I dislike writing headlines. Whenever I’m asked to do a guest blog, the headline is always the one thing I do last, delay in doing, and invariably will tell the website owner “I’m not crazy about my headline suggestions so if you have a better idea…..” But headlines are important. What do we typically […]

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Never Forget: Review your writing

Never Forget: Review your writing

Proof reading is not my strength. Frankly I wonder if it’s anyone’s “strength” or if it’s simply a skill we learn after years of embarrassing mistakes. Proof reading is also extraordinarily difficult when: * You’re tight on time * You’re writing in a hurry * You have no time to take a break * and […]

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Getting Accepted as a Guest Blogger: It's a bit like dating

Getting Accepted as a Guest Blogger: It’s a bit like dating

So you’ve been listening to everyone (possibly even me) about why you should occasionally guest blog. And you’ve bought in. But now what? What do you do to “get accepted?” How do you approach this? Guest blogging is a bit like dating: it’s going to take some nerve, gumption and yes even a willingness to […]

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Writing Good Blog Posts

Writing Good Blog Posts

How to Write Powerful Posts  Powerful posts hook people into a conversation; plunge them into dilemmas; arouse their sympathies and emotions. They put you in the middle of the action; carry you away from the world; make you think.  They trigger change, provide blinding revelations, make people laugh and feel good again. Powerful posts make […]

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