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Give Out Your Best Ideas … On a Blog

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Everyone is an expert in their own field. They’re immersed in a topic, learning everything there is to know about it … for roughly eight hours a day. Sometimes those topics even run into your personal time or after hours. The point is, however, that you know a whole lot. People come to you with questions, and if you don’t know the answer offhand, chances are you can get it very quickly.

During all of that brainstorming, you’re likely to come up with some new ideas.

So why not share them? No, not in the way that everyone can steal what you thought up, but in the way where you can get others talking and show your expertise.

And you can do so on your blog.

trust fall activity with men in suitsThe days of marketing for marketing’s sake are over. Customers are looking for value in your content...

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How Often Should You Blog?

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BloggingMuch like the rest of the Internet, there’s no exact recipe to blogging. No booklet that proclaims, “Yes that will get you 12 more followers per day!” and “No, do that and readers under 25 will duck out immediately.” At least universally – different tactics help and hurt blogs all the time. Rather, each blog owner must figure out what “works,” and then find what combination works best.

Much like cooking. There might be a set recipe, but everyone has that special ingredient they put in to make it their own. Whether that means changing flavor, adjusting consistency, or something else to get it just so. What you put in changes what you get out.

That also means, the more you practice, the better it gets. Blogging can become more consistent...

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Tips for Thinking Up Creative Blog Topics

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creative idea lightbulb full of colorsBlogging can be a necessary evil. (That is, for those who don’t love blogging.) It gives content out to readers, helps raise clout and search position with engines. It also gives customers something to subscribe to and learn from. But in order to host that content, of course, you first have to come up with original ideas.

And, as it turns out, there’s a certain flair to topic creation. Which I’m about to explain … at least how I do it. Of course there are multiple ways to do anything, and every tactic will work better for each person. Which is why I encourage any blogger to take this list with a grain of salt. And it adjust it to your own liking, kind of like actual salt.

Start by Brainstorming

Come up with as many ideas as possible, and write them down. (Or type them out...

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Does Anyone Use Google+?

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Social media is an oft over-congested realm with a variety of platforms and endless streams of nonsense. And yet, the arguably most relevant web company in the world can’t seem to make their signature networking experience pop. Google is a gargantuan that has cornered the market on email, collaborative digital storage, and video streaming. How many circles are you in?

When I am directed to my Google+ home page it feels as though an accident has occurred. “I didn’t mean to find myself here. I am lonely.” If Facebook is Grand Central Station, Google+ is a bus stop in Whitefish, Montana.

Looking through my stream is like being in a small room in which two other people are talking out loud to themselves...

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Not Everyone Knows What Blogs Are … Or Where the Term Came From, Including Me

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blog image dialogue bubblesAs a blogger (for fun and for money), I tend to assume everyone knows what I do. Everyone. Because of exposure and it being 2015. Even those who don’t deal with the Internet in the slightest. It’s likely the same way others feel about their obscure jobs, except that mine is more relevant and better known than theirs. (You know, because of technology.) But as intern Danny once said, I pulled the wool over my own eyes. No, not everyone knows what blogs are, what blogging is, and what would be the point to such a practice. Even the young ones.

And I need to get over it. So some people in the South don’t know what blogging is – it’s not the end of the world. They’re just too focused on sweet tea to keep up on technologies...

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