Category Archives: Blogging

30 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Blog

This is the last new post of the month of September, and the only one I didn’t write within 3 days of making the decision that I was going to do it. I wanted the last post to be, well, kind of epic, which means it took some deep thought on what I wanted to write.

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I’m thinking that 30 mistakes people are making with their blogs is a nice followup to a post I did back in March on 31 mistakes people make blogging and in social media. In that post, which ended up being 4,600+ words, I wrote 15 things about blogging, and I’m not guaranteeing that I won’t touch upon any of those recommendations on this one. I’m not even going to guarantee that this post won’t end up being that long… but I hope not. 🙂
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9 Ways Blogging Can Help You And Your Business

By now, anyone who’s visited any of my blogs knows that I love the concept of blogging. Just as I was telling a group of life and business coaches a couple of weeks ago, when I gave an online seminar about business blogging, there are a lot of benefits to the process, some of which people just don’t think about. I figured that this would be a nice change to some of the articles I’ve written this month; we all can use a little motivation and consulting.

1. You get to show your expertise.

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pizza grilled cheese; I made this!

This is always my number one statement whenever I talk about business blogging. No one knows your business or what you can do better than you. The hope is that you’re not a one trick pony who only knows one aspect of what your business all about. Blogging on a consistent basis helps to show people that you’re someone who can definitely help them.
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Anatomy Of A Blog Post & How I Break The Rules

I’ve been blogging for a very long time, and I’ve read thousands of blog posts, probably tens of thousands, over the years. Because of that, I know all the rules that we bloggers are supposed to follow so that our blogs will be successful.

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Me being me though, I tend not to always follow the rules. Sure, there are some things I do that are considered standard writing, but I tend to deviate from a lot of the rules as they pertain to blogging because I am an individual. I figure these are my blogs, and I’m going to do things my way while working hard to make sure I get my point across.
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Using Your Own Images And Niche Imaging

When I wrote my post in March talking about 31 mistakes people make in blogging and social media, one of my points about blogging was that a lot of people still aren’t using images on their posts. I don’t fully understand the science of it all, but for some reason not only will more people read your posts but they’re more inclined to share them on other social media sites.

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It’s something I wish I’d started earlier than 2011, but them’s the breaks. I mentioned that in another post I did in July, along with saying that I should have been using my own images more often. One of the comments that post received was that images should fit the content for maximum effect.
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Why I’m Writing At Least 12 Posts For This Blog This Month

Not counting last week, I’ve been putting a lot of time into increasing the mobile speed for all my blogs and websites. Even though I kept up with my once a week post for this blog and my business blog, overall my writing output has suffered. Hey, I can’t do it all right?

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I was going to add “or can I“, but that response would be utopian and I don’t believe in utopia in any way, shape or form. What I do believe is that I can do and show more, not only on this blog but across the board. Below I’m going to give you 4 reasons why I’m going to write at least 12 posts for I’m Just Sharing this month and, hopefully, a bit more content for my other sites as well.
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