Everybody wants muscle, but nobody wants to train

Everybody wants muscle, but nobody wants to train

Social Media
The most common thing people talk about is wanting to make a change or develop a huge project with lasting results that stick around. Let's take a look at this idea through the lens of blogging. With the obvious perks that come along with becoming a well-known blogger; business opportunities, income, fame, and positive revenue generating activities, it's easy to see why you may desire this for yourself. You may want to create a blog that gets the perks of success: an active community, sales, sponsors, engagement, and becoming a thought leader. Whether you have been blogging for a few years or are just starting out, nearly every blogger shares universal desires of making their blog "famous"! The reality is: Everyone wants the distinction, but nobody wants to do the…
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7 essential keys to improving your blog

7 essential keys to improving your blog

Social Media
If you look at all the successful blogs in the world, you’ll see they are constantly looking for ways to improve their blogs. You don’t have full control when trying to make your blog successful, but we do have control over our own actions. I’m going to show you how easy it is to start the process of refining your blog with these seven essential keys to blog improvement. 1. Know your reason for blogging. Are you wandering through blogging with little or no direction – hoping that you’ll find the road to online wealth? Determine your blog mission or reason you started blogging, and you’ll have a unique compass that will lead you to your true destination. 2. Identify your Blog’s value Do you know what your value is?…
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Weekend blog posts: Good or bad idea?

Weekend blog posts: Good or bad idea?

Blogging, Social Media
If you explore my rss reader you'd discover: A) that I'm an avid blog reader and B) that most blog post activity is exclusively from Monday to Friday. Few articles are posted on weekends which obviously leaves the reading options a bit on the low side. Being a blogger myself, I found that posting on weekends, when the content saturation is low, had a positive effect on the impact of those weekend posts. It's important as a content creator to keep in mind that your audience is online at different times with different expectations. Different audience on weekends Much like web traffic in the corporate world, everyone thinks "business" Monday - Wednesday and there is drop off as people begin thinking about the weekend. It's these business-oriented readers who are…
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Is One Blog Enough?

Is One Blog Enough?

Blogging, Social Media
We have many writers asking, "I have multiple interests, what will I blog about?” This is a common question when our company is hired to set up a blog. Many people have a topic of interest, whereas others know they want a blog but not sure of the topic. Take-away Like magazines, some blogs contain a variety of information about a broad subject. Other blogs are very succinct and only include articles about one specific topic. When setting up a blog, some experts say a blog should be topic specific and named appropriately by including the “topic” in the name of the blog. That sounds all well and good, however if the name of our blog is overly descriptive, we could limit ourselves with regard to what we feel we…
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Become a Blogging Sensation in Hours Not Posts

Become a Blogging Sensation in Hours Not Posts

Social Media, Web 2.0, Wordpress
We see many people start their journey in blogging with the hopes of making big money Fast! They’ve seen the book titles, blog posts and "testimonies" online where bloggers are living from the income they're making from their six-figure blog so they think, “why not me?” Honestly, it is true. It can be you. All it takes is hours. More hours than you know. Important lesson Author Malcolm Gladwell in his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, attributes the success of many to 10,000 hours of practice. He found that 10,000 hours appears to be the magic number needed in order to reach our full potential. It's easy to believe the more time we spend practicing and "doing" anything should lead to us getting better at it. So how will…
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