Beginners Essentials, Blog, Editing

How to Be More Than Just a Blogger

Let’s be honest, shall we? You don’t just want people to subscribe to your blog. You want them to keep coming back to read, share, and comment on your articles. You want to build an online community, you want your readers to forget themselves reading your content. You want your blog to be so immersive […]

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Beginners Essentials, Blog, Editing

Write Like Yourself

Let’s face it: most people can’t write their way out of a paper bag. Further, most bloggers are boring, most journalists are so heavily edited that any personality they’ve added to a story has long since been weaned out by the editorial process. I want to let you in on a secret, though: it’s not […]

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Beginners Essentials, Blog, Editing

The Truth about Blog Post Length

Some bloggers suffer from what I like to call verbal narcissism. Only it’s in writing. Anyway… To avoid this awful fate, you probably try to keep your posts short, sometimes writing series of blog posts. After all, you don’t want to scare away readers by dumping too much information on them all at once, right? […]

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Beginners Essentials, Blog, Editing

The (Very Short) Ultimate Guide to Blogging

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of writing guides out there. But in my opinion, none surpass the simple, direct advice of The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B.White. This classic serves up much good advice, especially in the last 20 pages in a section titled “An Approach to Style.” Nowhere have I seen more […]

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Beginners Essentials, Blog, Editing

10 Rules to Help You Punch Those Damn Keys

The blank page tends to scare people into a state of inactivity. The possibilities are endless, the desire to create perfection so intense that it is easier to do anything else. Perfectionism and procrastination have an awful lot in common, and the truth is that most bloggers waste an insane amount of time thinking about […]

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