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10 Essential Website Housekeeping Tasks

Do you have a housekeeping ritual for your website? When was the last time you checked your site for potential problems? If you’re like most of us, the answers are no, and never. Typically, we ignore the backend until a problem arises. But just like regular maintenance on a house, your website – and your […]

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Guest Posting & Hosting Guest Bloggers: Strategy Or Time Suck?

Hosting guests on your blog – and guest posting on other blogs – is a great way to get your name out there in the blogosphere. But it works best if you create a plan and follow it. I’ll break down what I’ve heard and what I’ve done. Guest posting as a marketing strategy Sharing […]

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How To Write A Click-Worthy Blog Title

Have you ever wondered why some blog posts draw more traffic that others, and why specific posts get more attention when you share them on social media? It could be as simple as the post’s headline or title, which is often the only thing people see (especially on Twitter) before they decide whether or not […]

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5 Ways Re-Posting Other Bloggers’ Content Rips Them Off

I’ve heard that imitation is the highest form of flattery, but that is definitely NOT true not when it comes to re-posting original content that is scraped (taken without permission) from someone else’s blog. It’s happened to me, and eventually it will happen to you. I wish I could say I take it in stride, […]

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5 Simple Steps To A Super Blogatude

I published my first blog post on a brand new, free WordPress site early in 2011, and although I moved to a self-hosted site a year later, I’ve published new content consistently since that first post. Does it get old? Oh, yeah. Blogging requires a time commitment. Did I get discouraged early on? YES! When […]

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5 Ways Blogging Sells Books

Many of you don’t believe it’s true, that blogging can sell books and further your career. And you’re right, in the sense that blog posts should not be used as a direct-sale tactic for most authors. But I’m here to argue that a well-written, consistently updated blog can help novelists make sales. How? Blogging makes […]

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