Getting newsy with it

When you are incorporating news stories into your blog content, your approach truly matters. You are never going to successfully compete with the large media sites, so restating industry-relevant stories will never captivate your readers. You can use the news information in a number of different ways, and your approach really depends upon your industry and how you’ve positioned your blog.

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6 ways to maximize your blogging time

Everyone does things at his or her own pace making it hard to pinpoint the right number of “hours” blogging should take. Instead, here are six ways you can make the most of your time for the smallest investment possible.

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Are social media conferences worth your time?

With constantly evolving demands in social media, it is interesting how there is such a high frequency of social media conferences when techniques almost can’t be taught. Why do so many people feel the need to share their expertise on something when there are no real rules?

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Is content enough or do you have to sell it?

If you’re only going to invest your money and time in one marketing arena and you’ve got a lower budget, a blog is your best step. However, it is part of a bigger puzzle – you can’t always expect to have 10,000 hits per month if you focus on just a blog.

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Spinning content the right way

To problogger Beth Hodgson, spinning content is taking a step back to see how she can take a common topic or story and add a new perspective to it, or just something else that’s generally new and different.

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Don’t be a copycat ..use Copyscape

Copyscape is designed primarily to prevent plagiarism. Often, websites use it to ensure that no one else has stolen their original content. It is also a great tool to use as a writer.

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Thank you Google Panda

Reasons why Google Panda makes us all better bloggers.

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Did you get bit by Google Panda?

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve explored the cons (and pros) of Google Panda as well as some tips to make sure your blog meets the new criteria. This week, I want to look a little bit more generally at the Read More >

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Your blog sucks

It doesn’t matter how you are or what you are writing about, at some point, you are going to fall under scrutiny for something that you did or didn’t say, or about the style of your writing.

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Blogging for a local audience

Whether or not you should be making appeals to your local readers with your content.

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