What is a blog anyway? It’s basically a website with an index of “posts”, dated, and typically sorted in reverse chronological order. But a blog can be much more than that. A blog can serve as a central hub for your marketing efforts, a place where people can read your content and leave comments, or a syndication system for managing an email newsletter. Blogs can be all of that and much more, so what are the top blogging platforms? Continue reading –>
Whether your blog is an entertaining side project or an important marketing channel for your company, you want to get most out of it. This article highlights a few important (and free) blogging tools that you should keep in your arsenal at all times. From generating ideas to syndicating your written content, these blogging tools help you get the most out of your written content.
Citing sources gives your work an extra layer of authority. It doesn’t do all of the work for you, but with the power of a simple citation you can import virtually unlimited bodies of knowledge into your own work without having to cover all that ground yourself. You can point to the experts, reference the gurus, and at the very least provide extra context to the information you are presenting.
It’s no secret that consistently adding relevant, quality blog posts to your website helps increase your traffic and, subsequently, your business. However, committing to regular content creation and posting is simply unrealistic for many businesses.
For anyone who has a blog with a decent amount of traffic, affiliate marketing is an easy way to generate some extra cash. All you need to do is drop a link on your site to a product or service you endorse, and you can get rewarded if people click on it and eventually make a purchase. Simple.
When was the last time you saw a movie and instantly desired to share your opinion of it? If you know the difference between a smash cut and a jump cut, and you can spot the difference between a wide angle lens in The Shining and telephoto lens in The Graduate, then you’re a film critic and you need a website to start posting your articles on the web. If you work hard at it, pretty soon you may find yourself contributing to the Rotten Tomatoes score. Read on to find out how to create your site, get your writing published, and work your way toward becoming a bonafide tomato-throwing film critic. Continue reading –>