Why Writers Need Video & How to Do It Well in 15 Minutes a Day

This is a guest post by Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad. A lot of writers make the mistake of assuming video isn’t for them. This makes sense, were writers. We build our worlds with words not images, right? Well, yes. But whatever future we’re writing for ourselves will need to be fueled with intelligent marketing, and video offers raw potential like little else. I made the same mistake, but I’m not making it anymore. Video is already BIG, but it’s going to get BIGGER. Once … [Read more...]

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

If you're like me, you write a lot of posts for sites other than your own and want to be able to share those posts with your readers. Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won't … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Sloths

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 15 simple tips for beating writer's block blues - these tips are good for bloggers and writers in general, not just for when you have writer's block. … [Read more...]

Dispelling Misconceptions About Bloggers

I've been reading a variety of blog posts and reactions to them recently about how bloggers should be doing this but should not be doing that that. I've come to realize that there are a few major myths about bloggers circulating out there that are just wrong. I'm ready to dispel these myths - right here, right now. Here are some things about bloggers that should be obvious, but obviously aren't. Photo Credit Bloggers Do Other Things Besides Blogging I know, it's hard to believe. … [Read more...]

When All You’ve Got Is a Hammer, You’ll Break Your Blog To Pieces

This is a guest post by Danny Iny, author, strategist, serial entrepreneur, and proud co-founder of Firepole Marketing Are you everywhere, or are you nowhere? Some bloggers seem to be everywhere – they have active profiles on Facebook and Twitter, they blog, they email, they comment, and they use every new technology and channel as it becomes available. Other blogs seem to have a much narrower focus – they write their posts, allow you to subscribe via RSS and sometimes email, and … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Submitting a Guest Post & Getting It Published

After some emails back and forth with a potential guest blogger on my site, he suggested I write a little guide on how to submit a guest post in a way that will increase the likelihood of getting it published. I thought, not a bad idea. So here are a few simple steps that anyone can follow in order to ensure that their guest post has a higher chance of getting published on their target blog. 1. Research your target blog. I'm a huge fan of research, and when it comes to guest blogging, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Herding Cats

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing Top 21 traffic generation techniques to help you get more traffic to your blog - if you're in need of more traffic, start using some of these strategies. … [Read more...]

Choosing To Friend or Unfriend on Facebook

If you're like me and you use your personal profile to make connections on Facebook, then you may find yourself at a point where your quickly approaching the 5,000 friend limit and need to be more selective about who you choose to friend. Or you may simply find that you have too many friends to deal with and want to start eliminating them, one by one. For those in these situations, I'd like to share my friending and unfriending criteria on Facebook. Friend Requests: Choosing Confirm or Not … [Read more...]

Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page

This is a guest post by Per Schmitz. As a blogger you've got an ultimate goal: stand out of the crowd of fellow bloggers and -writers and get your words read by a large ammount of enthusiastic, engaged readers. Even if your content is top-notch and you're following each and every state of the art blogging tip Google is able to offer to the world, attracting new readers is a hard task. When it comes to promoting your blog you might have one ace in the hole that you didn't even think … [Read more...]

29 Ways to Stay Creative

Over the weekend, I found this video and thought it was a perfect fit for bloggers who need to keep the inspiration flowing for their writing. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU I do everything in this list but drink coffee and sing in the shower. I sing in the car instead. :) My suggestion would be to print this out and put it near your computer, carry it around in your notebook, or add it to your computer's wallpaper. Then, when you feel that bug of writer's block, you can … [Read more...]



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