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Three Essential Blog Writing Tips for Just Before You Click Publish

Spin Sucks

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. Your Blog Writing Tips.

How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

Spin Sucks

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.

Four Tips to Help You Write About Yourself

Spin Sucks

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!

Business Blogging: Five Reasons You Have No Readers

Spin Sucks

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. You read other blogs.

Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration

Spin Sucks

The post Six Online Tools for Blog Post Inspiration appeared first on Spin Sucks. A great post starts with a great title, which is responsible for every click you receive on your article. Linda Wilson has six online tools that will help.

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The Spin Sucks Blogging Process

Spin Sucks

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.

How to Write a Business Book Without Losing Your Soul

Spin Sucks

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.

Just Write

Waxing UnLyrical

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. ” Many of them had been blogging for years, and weren’t shy of telling you so. Just write.

How to write a blog post

Public Relations Sydney

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.

How to Write a Killer Lead

Spin Sucks

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. What do you think, can you write a killer lead?

Four Types of Blog Posts Proven to Generate Organic Traffic

Spin Sucks

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.

A Simple Formula for Writing Blog Posts in 8 Painless Steps

Polaris

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. Regular blogging can have a big impact on your business. The topic for this post was “business blogging.”

Improve Your Public Relations Writing With These Tips

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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. And no matter how well you write, there’s always room for improvement.

Writing Inspiration Roundup: Our Top Writing Posts of 2015

Marketwired

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. Top PR Blogs You Should Be Reading . How to Write a Feature Press Release.

Writing for You…Or the People?

Spin Sucks

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.

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

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.

How to Write Like an IDIOT

Spin Sucks

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. Use hooks in your writing that can be used to “catch” visitors.

How to Write a Compelling Headline

Spin Sucks

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.

Blogging is dead: just 36% of internet users write blogs

Stuart Bruce

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.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

Spin Sucks

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. And the blog fails.

Binge Blogging: 30 Blog Posts in 30 Days

Polaris

What is binge blogging? Similar to binge watching, binge blogging is the practice of blogging more frequently than usual for a period of time. If you’re blogging once a week, a binge could be posting 3 to 4 times a week for a month. I love blogging.

Seven Must Read PR Blogs

Spin Sucks

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?

50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

Spin Sucks

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.

Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog

Spin Sucks

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.

Six Tips for a Blog Redesign

Spin Sucks

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. Consider the various ways your blog potentially engages with the reader. A Blog Redesign.

Six Quick Tips for Writing Short Blog Posts

Journalistics

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.

Seven Great Questions on Blogging

Spin Sucks

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.

Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging

Spin Sucks

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. It’s not even my sister’s blog, Pintology , that has 20,000 monthly views in its second month of existence. It’s a blog.

Five Examples of Blogging Voices

Spin Sucks

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 . Erica Allison, who blogs at Spot On!

8 Tips to Attract Your Readers with Engaging Blog Posts

PR in Your Pajamas

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. Are you wondering how you can get more people to read your blog posts?”

Content Marketing Lessons Learned From Our Best Performing Blog Posts

Polaris

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.

Best Blogging Tips For PR Professionals

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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. Do blog with a purpose. Do follow some basic blogging rules.

How Long Should a Blog Post Be? [A Data-Driven Answer for B2B]

Sword and the Script

If you’re looking for a short and easy answer to blogging questions, here you go: How long should a blog post be? How long should it take to write a blog post? How often should I publish blog posts? Two Comprehensive Studies about Blogging.

5 Ways to Get More Blog Reads With Social Media

Cision

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. Here’s how you can boost your blog’s traffic with a few social media tricks.

A Ten-Minute Blog Post

Rock the Status Quo

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.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

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?

Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story than Humans?

Spin Sucks

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?

Edit Your Own Writing

Spin Sucks

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. Reading is Writing.

Writing great PR objectives

PR in High Definition

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?

Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog

Spin Sucks

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? Should she change the name of her blog and the URL?