Some years ago I wrote an article titled The Art Of Storytelling, where I talked about some of the stories I’ve written on this blog as it related to the topic of writing. I greatly believe that for almost every article you come up with unless it’s a tutorial, being able to add stories to it not only makes it more compelling and easy to understand, but it’s keep your audience engaged until the very end.
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However, this article isn’t about writing; it’s about you, your person, your life, and what you’re ready to tell the world so that you can get what you want from it and from others. That sounds a big daunting and a little bit narcissistic, doesn’t it? It’s not; let’s talk about it.
Continue reading What’s Your Story And How Can You Tell It?
Let’s start with an audacious statement; blogging is a big deal. It’s probably a bigger deal than having a website; it’s definitely bigger than marketing on social media. If that doesn’t counter all the talk about blogging being dead, I’ve got nothing more to offer you.
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However, if you’ve stuck around to see where I’m going with this, I appreciate your giving me the chance to make my point and hopefully convince you to at least see what I’m saying. You don’t have to agree with me… although that wouldn’t depress me any.
Continue reading 5 Ways Having A Blog Is More Important Than Social Media
Over all these years of blogging, I’ve mentioned niches 126 times, but written specifically about them 7 times. I’ve talked about niches as it applies to blogging, writing, images and blog commenting. Now it’s time to take it into a different direction.
I’d love this to be my niche!
It’s time to talk about business and niches, and I don’t mean affiliate marketing. Well, I might, but only in passing. It might not even be talking about niches, but careers; let’s get into it.
Continue reading Do You Have A Niche Business?
Although I find blogging to be a popular subject for many people to talk about, there are still a lot of businesses trying to figure out not only if there’s any kind of return on investment in doing it, as well as whether they have the time or the inclination to do it. I have a story that might be illuminating.
A few weeks ago I got an email out of the blue from someone wanting some consulting advice from another state. I sent her my phone number since it wasn’t included in her email (major lesson; always include all of your contact information in your business emails) and said she could call me the next day.
Continue reading Does Blogging Work For Business?
Over all my years of creating websites, visiting websites, doing a bit of SEO and generally checking people out, one of the things I tend to believe is useless is a contact page. I touched upon it years ago when I wrote a post titled SEO & Common Business Sense, I said that I probably needed to write a post on my belief on contact pages since I stated it all the time. It’s about time I finally do that; stay tuned! 🙂
Let’s start with blogs just to get them out of the way. If you look at the left side of my blog, you see individual pages I’ve created. The most important page over there is my About page. If anyone’s really interested in reaching out to me for any reason that doesn’t pertain to a particular blog post, all the information needed is in there.
Continue reading Do You Need A Contact Page?