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The Blogging Sweet Spot: How Often Should you Post?

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sweet spot sucker digital designEver website owner struggles with the practice of blogging. While it may be easy (allegedly anyway), it’s a task that doesn’t always bring instant results, or even direct ones. Rather, it’s a practice that informs and educates readers, allowing them to circle back to a business over time. The unsung hero of the Internet world. Additionally, actually setting aside the time to write, schedule, and share a blog can sound like more trouble than it’s worth. (Even us professional bloggers don’t always find the time to write our own content.)

However, failing to do so can also cause you to miss out on incredible opportunities, such as increased traffic, word of mouth, and more. Not to mention increased website clout and continual web bot crawling...

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Six Ways to Create a Brilliant Blog

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crossroads picGuest post by Monica Flintoff

Creating a brilliant blog requires dedication, creativity, and patience. If you want to create a brilliant blog, you should examine the best ways to accomplish this goal. Over the years, experts have studied the most effective ways to craft a blog that captures an audience and keeps them coming back to the website.

Here are six aspects you should implement today.

1. Always Have a Clear Business Goal

When you have a clear goal in mind, you will attract more business leads. Keep in mind that when you have a clear goal, you can write in a way to encourage your readers to buy or subscribe. It’s not a difficult process, but it does require work...

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The Need for Quality Photos

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Images are important. There’s just no way around it. As the reach of Internet-based posts continues to grow, so does the importance of using photos that won’t blur or pixelate on a web page. The same goes for printed materials, which can easily smudge as soon as ink hits paper. And as cameras continue to advance, even those that are built directly into our phones, there’s really no excuse for hosting a bad photo. (That is, unless you’re taking screen shots from a favorite 90s TV show, which is itself blurry.)

But with clear images also comes the need for quality poses and facial expressions. (When a questionable picture is clear, it just means you’ll look that much more awkward when making a face...

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10 Reasons I Can’t Get on Board With tumblr.

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by Bethaney Wallace

tumblr logoOh tumblr, how do I despise thee? Let me count the ways. I despise thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight … and all the other ways Mrs. Browning listed in her world-famous poem. And then some. Because unlike her all-encompassing love, my dislike is super specific. Even though I’m a huge hypocrite about it, following multiple tumblr. accounts, that doesn’t mean I approve of their platform. From the idiotic way they write their name to the elitism behind the follow button, here are my top 10 reasons to avoid tumblr. at all costs.

10. “Microblogging” is irrelevant

A quick trip around the Internet will tell you that blogs come in all shapes and lengths...

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Yes THIS Is My Job – FAQs about Being a Professional Writer

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A few weeks ago I took a quiz – a classic Buzzfeed one – to identify which Friends character I am most like. Twelve completely random questions later, it was revealed that I “am” Chandler, my second-favorite actual character. (Phoebe wins.) But when reading the description, I realized I really am Chandler. I tell jokes when I’m uncomfortable. I (maybe) have a heart of gold. And most tellingly, no one knows what I do for work. Sure I’ve told them – repeatedly – but for the most part, folks have no idea what I do every day.chandler bing friends

So to save all of us some heartache, I decided to craft this nifty little blog. Where I answer all the FAQs about my job. (Or at least, what I want to tell you about my job...

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