August 27, 2014

Tag Archives: writing

How Do I Tweet – Writing the $6 Million Dollar Tweet

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Twitter recently made claims that they had reached 100 million users. A fairly impressive feat to be sure, and that is reflected in the pull people give to twitter as a social media outlet. Great tweets can make you a star as fast bad ones can kill your image. Most of the time tweets just pass through the world, generally ignored, floating on into oblivion. With over 200 million tweets a day it’s easy to get flooded and have your tweets sink out of sight. It’s even easier to fall into bad habits like self-promoting too much without engaging or talking to others, appearing like you’re just there to sell, sell, sell. Spend some time following one and you will find that nothing is more boring than a spammer, which is what you can quickly turn into if what you post isn’t interesting. Read More »

10 Critical Elements to a Profitable Blog

Building a successful and profitable blog does not happen by accident. In order to achieve a high level of success, a blog needs to have a number of different characteristics. In this post we'll look at ten things that all blogs must have in order to achieve long-term, sustained success. Read More »

12 Elements Involved in Gaining New Subscribers

One of the primary goals of almost every blogger is to gain subscribers, and as a result to grow the readership of the blog. Building a large following of subscribers can be harder than it may seem at first, and it requires focus and a plan to get there. Read More »

A Small Blogger’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

The biggest challenge for small bloggers is simply getting exposure to new readers. In many cases the quality of content is good enough to catch the attention of visitors, but first it needs to get the exposure and just simply be seen. Social media can provide tremendous exposure in a short amount of time (with little or no financial investment), ... Read More »

A Warning to Multi-Author Blogs

Multi-author blogs are everywhere today, and new ones are being launched every day. This is in part a result of an increasing number of blogs being run as a business, rather than as personal journals. Having a team of writers is necessary for many blogs to produce enough content, plus readers benefit in terms of (potentially) higher quality content, more ... Read More »

The Role of Social Media in a New Blog Launch

Launching a new blog should be an exciting time, but it can also be discouraging because of the challenges that are involved. Most new blogs struggle to get traffic, comments, links and subscribers as they have to work to build exposure. One proven method for quickly getting past this stage of very slow growth is to market your new blog ... Read More »

What I’ve Learned from Starting a Second Blog

About two months ago I launched Traffikd as my second blog, in addition to my primary blog at Vandelay Website Design. I started Traffikd so I could cover some different topics outside of web design. My experience with the primary blog has taught me volumes about what it takes to run a profitable blog as well as how to market ... Read More »

Practical Tips for Targeting Social Media Users AND Satisfying Your Readers

Creating content that is specifically targeted towards social media users is a common approach for growing traffic and exposure for a blog. While this has proven to be effective, satisfying readers and subscribers is ultimately the most important task for any blogger that has aspirations of long-term blogging success. Taking the wrong approach with social media can potentially cost you some of your readers, so there is a delicate balance between targeting social media and providing subscribers with content that they enjoy. Read More »

Keys to Newsworthy Blog Posts

If you're a blogger I'm sure you are hoping to promote your blog through links and recommendations from other bloggers as well as social media. If this is the case you'll need to find a way to make your blog posts newsworthy. What makes your content newsworthy may vary from post to post, but it's important to always have in mind when you are writing new posts. Read More »