The Most Boring Answer to the ‘How Do I Build Traffic to Our Blog?’ Question

January 15, 2015

You create more content.  It’s funny how there’s usually a very simple answer to the questions that everyone has.  The problem is that very simple answer typically requires some very hard work by you. But if we are talking about building traffic for your blog, more content is the way to go.  It doesn’t matter […]

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My Content Creation Goals For 2015

January 8, 2015

One of the areas I struggle with every year is creating a consistent stream of content, especially here on this blog.  Invariably, at the first of the year I have more time to post because work is slower, and then when work picks up in the Spring, Summer and Fall months, I put the blog […]

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The One Thing We ALL Need to Stop Doing in 2015

January 7, 2015

Also: are all the “stop making crap content” posts just adding to the pile of crap content? They’re not exactly actionable, yeah? — Nicole Kohler (@nicoleckohler) June 24, 2014 Stop telling other bloggers to stop creating crap content.  I get fired up about this one.  One of the things that drives me insane is people […]

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The Complete Guide to Writing Useful Business Blog Content

November 19, 2014

How many times have you heard that as a business all you need to do is write ‘useful’ content for your customers?  Probably about as many times as you’ve heard that all you need to do is write ‘awesome’ posts. The problem is that all the ‘experts’ tell you to write useful content, but don’t […]

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Legal Issues Associated With Blogging: Tonight’s #Blogchat Topic With @KerryGorgone!

November 9, 2014

Here’s the transcript from tonight’s #Blogchat with Kerry! Tonight at #Blogchat (Nov 9th, 2014) we’ll be discussing the legal issues associated with blogging with my good friend Kerry Gorgone!  Kerry is an amazing woman with an incredibly diverse skillset.  She’s a lawyer, a former college instructor, she’s a speaker, and she’s also one of the best […]

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The Biggest Blogging Mistake I’ve Ever Made and Why All Engagement is Not Created Equally

October 15, 2014

Last week I got an email from someone that was interested in learning more about creating a brand ambassador program for their company.  I called them and during our conversation they told me they had been doing research on brand ambassador programs and came across my blog post 10 Things to Remember When Creating a […]

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Join #Blogchat Tonight, Co-Hosted By Scott Monty!

August 17, 2014

UPDATE: Here’s the transcript from tonight’s #Blogchat with Scott! I’m very excited to welcome Scott Monty as co-host of #Blogchat tonight(8-17-2014)!  I’ve known Scott since his Crayon days and of course he did amazing work as the global head of Ford Motor Company’s social media marketing efforts.  Earlier this Summer, Scott moved on from Ford […]

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@ProBlogger Co-Hosts #Blogchat on How to Build a Blog Worth Monetizing!

August 9, 2014

UPDATE: Here’s the transcript from tonight’s #Blogchat with ProBlogger, officially the BIGGEST #Blogchat ever! BONUS: Here’s a FREE hour-long webinar that Darren recorded that teaches all he knows about monetizing blogs! This Sunday (8-10-14), Darren Rowse, better known as ProBlogger will be co-hosting #Blogchat!  Darren is one of the true blogging pioneers, having blogged for well […]

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The Art and Science of Blogging With John Wall at #Blogchat!

March 8, 2014

Here’s the transcript for this #Blogchat with John. I’m excited to announce that John Wall will be sponsoring the next two weeks of #Blogchat on 3-9-2014 and 3-16-2014!  For John’s sponsorship, he’s come up with a pretty cool two weeks of blogging topics. Over the next two weeks John will teach us about The Art […]

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Five Proven Ways to Build More Engagement On Your Brand’s Blog

March 6, 2014

One of the biggest struggles that blogging brands face is creating engagement with their customers.  It’s tough to sell your boss on how effective your blog is if none of your customers are reading your content.  Here’s five proven ways to not only build readership, but convert passive readers into active participants on your blog: […]

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10 Things You Can Do TODAY to Make Your Blog Better

February 23, 2014

Ready to take your blog to the next level?  Here’s 10 things I have learned about making my blog better over the last 9 years. Blog Maintenance 1 – Sign up for Google Analytics.  This will give you valuable information about the health of your blog.  I use it every single day to see how […]

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