Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish
JUNE 16, 2015
We’ve talked about blog writing tips for when you need ideas. That’s what these blog writing tips are for. You’ve read enough blog writing tips by now that you should have already spent some time on your headline. Take the title of this blog, for example. Do any of the tried and-true-tricks-of-the-trade make sense for your blog?
How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Therefore, next Thursday, I am going to host How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared. Andy and I have a friendly competition and, let’s be real, this is my blog, so I’m hoping to beat him in number of attendees and in the super positive feedback. How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared. How to generate blog post ideas.
Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself
APRIL 5, 2016
Whether it’s completing a social media profile, a blog article bio, or an introduction for a speaking gig, we’re called to talk about ourselves more and more. The post Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself appeared first on Spin Sucks. It is hard to write about yourself! David J.P. Fisher comes with some tips to help you do that. Comments Fantastic tips. So hard!
Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
By Eleanor Pierce It’s a common complaint: You have a business blog , but no one’s reading. Maybe your blog’s boring, hard to find, or poorly written. But maybe the reasons no one reads your blog are a little harder to suss out. Business Blogging: You’re Too Clever for Your Own Good Look, I love clever wordplay as much as the next nerd. You read other blogs.
Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration
MARCH 30, 2016
The post Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration appeared first on Spin Sucks. Blog Social Media Article Generator Pro automated content generators Blog Title Generator App blogging tips come up with effective post titles Creative Titles Lead to Incredible Results HubSpot Blog Topic Generator iDeas for Writing app Impact Branding and Design online tools SEOPressor.com title generators
The Spin Sucks Blogging Process
APRIL 16, 2012
Last week, Mitch Joel wrote a blog post called, “ Watching Me Blog.” ” It was in response to Chris Brogan’s piece, “ Watching Mitch Joel Blog ,” which he wrote while we were all in Norway and, literally, watching Mitch blog. And, let’s be real, it’s a pretty easy blog post for me to write. Blogging Philosophy.
How to Write a Business Book Without Losing Your Soul
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
By Jeremy Miller Writing a business book is one of the most rewarding and difficult things you can ever do. A strong plan is your savior when writing a business book. To write my upcoming book, Sticky Branding , I applied five principles to focus my time and protect my soul. The same goes for writing a business book. If so, I encourage you to write it.
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Yesterday Mark Schaefer published a terrific post on how to pluck up the courage to blog with confidence. and then some, before I got my started on my blogging journey. And I also recalled how I might never have actually started that journey had it not been for Kami Huyse asking me to guest blog for her back in 2008. Just write. To just write. And just write.
How to write a blog post
Public Relations Sydney
MAY 11, 2015
If you want to be seen as an industry expert or thought leader a great way to boost your profile is to write blog posts. Blogs are the best way of demonstrating your expertise online, controlling your message and building your reputation. The power of a blog is that when you are blogging, you are […]. Blog tips business blog how to write a blog post
How to Write a Killer Lead
DECEMBER 30, 2014
How could I write a compelling story about a subject matter so dry it made my lips crack. But, in the 25 or so years that I’ve been writing PR copy and articles for trade publications, I’ve learned a secret. The Key To a Compelling Story: Write a Killer Lead To write a killer lead means means the four W’s and an H will probably not be there. Blink. Blink. Blink. Blank.
Four Types of Blog Posts Proven to Generate Organic Traffic
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
To increase the number of organic visitors to your blog you need to produce content that is so compelling to your visitors that they deem it worth sharing. Your blog posts must be well-written, unique, useful, and frequent. Here are four types of blog posts that are most successful at attracting organic traffic.
Improve Your Public Relations Writing With These Tips
ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Writing is one of the most important parts of a successful public relations campaign. To quote Malcolm Gladwell, “Good writing does not succeed or fail on the strength of its ability to persuade. ” People with the skills to write a wide range of content – from bylines and features to blog posts and pitches – are invaluable to their internal teams and business partners.
A Simple Formula for Writing Blog Posts in 8 Painless Steps
APRIL 14, 2015
Unless you happen to be a gifted writer, there is nothing simple or painless about writing blog posts. Yet business blogging is an important part of marketing today. According to research , the more your business blogs, the more visitors you’ll attract to your site … and the more possibilities there are of generating leads and customers. 4: Write! Mix it up.
Writing Inspiration Roundup: Our Top Writing Posts of 2015
DECEMBER 21, 2015
Whether you’re writing last-minute seasonal blog content or already gearing up for a new year of media pitching (and if you are, we applaud you), a little inspiration can go a long way around now. So, we’ve rounded up the 8 top-performing writing posts from our blog from the past year to help you out. Top PR Blogs You Should Be Reading . We all make mistakes.
Writing for You…Or the People?
MAY 15, 2012
When this blog gained a little bit of popularity, we began to have internal conversations about the type of content we should be writing. So the idea that something that takes 20 minutes to write and 90 seconds to read gets shared more consistently hurts my feelings. Well thought-out blog posts don’t get shared. I’m going to keep writing what I want to write.”
How to Write Like an IDIOT
MAY 21, 2015
It would be easier to answer this question if you were an IDIOT in writing. I: Intrigue Your Readers The ugly truth of life is only two out of 10 people will read your blog posts after reading the headline. Your tactic is to intrigue a reader from the very first moment by writing an irresistible introduction to your post. Set aside to write when you are at your best.
Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments
JUNE 19, 2012
During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. You see, he writes to write. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. The blogger replies to every comment left on his or her blog post (Chris and me).
How to Write a Compelling Headline
OCTOBER 23, 2014
By Gini Dietrich Lindsay Bell and I have been working on a project for a client to help her write more efficient headlines. Write a Compelling Headline One would think all you have to do to write a compelling headline is add a number, create a “how to,” or drop a famous name. How do you write a compelling headline that both humans and Google will love?
Blogging is dead: just 36% of internet users write blogs
JULY 16, 2014
Blogging is dead, long live blogging. An interesting statistic from the GWI Brand report reveals that 36% of internet users aged 16-64 said that they wrote on a personal blog within the last month. Most are blogging about popular culture with films (43%) the favourite topic, followed by music and science/technology (40% each).
Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?
APRIL 25, 2012
But the stat I want to talk about today is the number of blogs on the Internet. According to Technorati , there are 158 million blogs floating around, which is partly why I’m so surprised to keep reading that blogging is dead. My guess is many people or companies say, “Let’s start a blog!” And the blog fails. I get it. magazine. So, I see.
Seven Must Read PR Blogs
DECEMBER 15, 2015
On the seventh day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you…seven PR blogs, six must-watch PR webinars , five PR books , four PR podcasts , three productivity tools , two Spin Sucks Crazy secrets , and the one PR tool you need for 2016. Let’s talk about PR blogs, shall we? Seven Must Read PR Blogs. It’s impossible to talk PR blogs without mentioning PR Daily.
Binge Blogging: 30 Blog Posts in 30 Days
NOVEMBER 16, 2014
What is binge blogging? Similar to binge watching, binge blogging is the practice of blogging more frequently than usual for a period of time. When I explained I was going to heavy up my blogging to a new acquaintance I met at a networking event, he asked if I was planning to post 3 or 4 times daily. My binge is a blog post a day for the next 30 days. Uh, no.
50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock
AUGUST 20, 2012
I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock. Run polls and surveys on your blog.
Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog
AUGUST 24, 2015
You’ve talked to enough marketing gurus and experts to know blogging can be a powerful way to expand your online presence and communicate thought leadership. So you upgrade your website, include a WordPress blog, post a few recent news releases and articles, and…Nothing. Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog. Your blog is not the Field of Dreams. .
Six Tips for a Blog Redesign
AUGUST 3, 2015
Look at Seth Godin’s blog. He does nothing more than plop 200 words down with a headline in a running column, and his blog attracts a gazillion readers. We like to write, not draw. Having just bulldozed my own with a storytelling blog redesign, I’d like to share some thoughts that came out of the experience. A Blog Redesign. It’s not about “blogging.”.
Six Quick Tips for Writing Short Blog Posts
JANUARY 27, 2016
Some people give me a hard time about how long my blog posts are (you know who you are). It’s not that I don’t know how to write short posts, it’s just not my preferred style. If I decide to write a 500-word post about how to write shorter blog posts, I can do it. If you have more than one point to cover, consider writing a separate post.
Seven Great Questions on Blogging
JULY 25, 2011
Late last week, I was jazzed to have the opportunity to lead a Spin Sucks Pro webinar on the Art of Blogging (as opposed to the science and data of blogging). This topic is so important to me, that I’m writing an entire book about it that’s due out early next year. This will allow you to expand, experiment, and add variety to your blogging discipline.
Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging
AUGUST 30, 2012
A few weeks ago, you may have seen a very sly mention of the very first blog post written for Spin Sucks (which was published at 11:35 p.m. But I do so because, as of September 11 (yes, the anniversary), we have been blogging for six years and I thought it’d be interesting to take a look back. In 2007, we all took turns blogging. It’s a blog. Mistakes Made.
Five Examples of Blogging Voices
MARCH 20, 2012
Attaining voice is part of that 12-month blogging journey. For me, I write the way I speak and I do it with snark and flowers. Is writing the way you speak considered “voice?” Five Examples of Blogging Voices . These examples of styles, tone, personality, and delivery contribute to blogging voice. Erica Allison, who blogs at Spot On! Snark.
8 Tips to Attract Your Readers with Engaging Blog Posts
PR in Your Pajamas
JANUARY 13, 2016
Everyone seems to be blogging nowadays! How do you make your blog posts stand out? There is nothing to writing. From the first part of the quote, you get the impression that writing is easy. There are few technical parts in blogging: decent grammar, good vocabulary, great idea, and awesome written expression. Long sentences work only if you write them perfectly.
Best Blogging Tips For PR Professionals
ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications
MAY 31, 2016
Because writing is such an integral part of public relations , those in the field often make terrific bloggers. But good, crisp writing is only part of what makes a blog well-read and shareable. There are some do’s and don’ts that can make the difference between a blog that “talks to itself” and one that is a must-read. Do blog with a purpose.
Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts
JANUARY 2, 2015
A quick check of my Twitter feed on Tuesday morning told me it’s that time of year: the end of December when bloggers write about their most popular posts from the last year. Here are some of Polaris’ most popular blog posts from 2014, along with the lessons they taught us. You may even find me guest blogging on other marketing blogs around the web. Business Blogging
5 Ways to Get More Blog Reads With Social Media
JULY 21, 2015
While each component of your marketing strategy (email, PR, social media, blogs) should bring you results, it’s often better when two or more components work together. Take blogging and social media. You can write knock-’em-dead content, but without a push from other places, your blog may see little to no traffic on its own. I love having other people write on my blog.
A Ten-Minute Blog Post
Rock the Status Quo
DECEMBER 18, 2014
SEO Trends for 2015 from Rand Fishkin, MOZ I’ll write a longer post about this in a few weeks, since I’d like to add some ideas to what Rand has to say, but this SlideShare includes some trends that every public relations practitioner should be following. We’ll see… Irregardless, content syndication is a GREAT way to help build visibility for a new blog.
Study: The perfect blog post length—and how long it should take to write
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
If you're looking for short, easy answers to some common blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? How long should you take to write a blog post? How often should you publish blog posts? Read on to understand why: Two comprehensive studies about blogging. How long should a blog post be? How often should I publish blog posts?
Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?
OCTOBER 4, 2012
If your blog was ranked (how does that even happen?) and suddenly had a ton of subscribers, would that change your outlook on blogging? Let’s back up… when you launched your blog , was it your goal to earn 500 or 1,000 subscribers in 12 months? Writing with keyword SEO juice and link love as second nature. Live to Write or Write to Live?
Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story than Humans?
MAY 10, 2012
One of the attendees told me he pays $50 a day to an Indian firm to have them scrape content off the Internet and change it “a little bit” so he can post it on his own blog. And now we’re creating algorithms to write stories? If we look towards a future of only 10 percent of news created by human beings, where does that leave those of us who love to write?
Writing great PR objectives
PR in High Definition
AUGUST 27, 2015
The post Writing great PR objectives appeared first on Firefly Communications. September is around the corner, which for many of you means it’s almost that time of the year to review 2015 and plan PR for 2016. How’s the year going? What are the challenges? What is critical for next year’s plan to move towards our longer-term PR goals? One thing is for sure, if you […].
Edit Your Own Writing
MARCH 15, 2011
Good writing, as a craft, starts with a rough piece that needs sanding, polishing, and a good coat of lacquer before it shines. The skills you must learn to edit your own writing are not difficult, but they are critical. The best way to read your own writing critically is to change the circumstances when you edit. Reading is Writing. Changeup. Audience. Does it flow?
Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog
JANUARY 19, 2012
Plus, I got a day off of writing. No getting my own personal writing accomplished the day. During the Facebook question of the week , Jennifer MacDonald asked: What are your thoughts on changing the title of your Blog? A couple of months ago, he changed his blog name from MichaelSchechter.me Should she change the name of her blog and the URL? I was wrong.