Blogging For Business

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In today’s guest post, online marketing expert, blogger, and podcaster Brian Basilico (@bbasilico) provides his unique perspective and tips on blogging for business. In his unique way, he compares blogging to serving food. (If you don’t understand, check out his podcast.) Blogging is one of the best ways to create content, generate traffic, and help […]

The #1 Reason Why You Should Blog and Blog a Book

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If you want to make a positive and meaningful difference in the world, you need a blog. Not only that, you should write a book. With a blog and a book, you can transform many lives every day. I’ve been blogging since 2006. I’ve had as many as five blogs at one time. I started […]

How to Reduce Errors in Your Blog Posts

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Many blogs are solo operations, run by one person and one person only. If you are the only person who works on your blog—or more specifically on your blog posts, you know what this means. As the blogger, you write your posts, format them, find the photos and handle search engine optimization (SEO), categorization, and […]

How to Blog a Book Using Scrivener

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Blogging a book takes organization. You need a blog plan that mimics the structure of your book and helps you know what to write and to publish. Also, you need to create a document that becomes an off-line manuscript—not just a bunch of posts online. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do […]

How to Book a Blog Using Scrivener

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I use Scrivener to write most of my blog posts. Why? Because Scrivener allows me easily to file them in folders and later, if I want, turn those folders into books. However, before I used Scrivener, my posts were all written in Word or directly into WordPress. That made it hard to create a manuscript […]

31 Things to Do When You Finish Blogging a Book in a Month

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You’ve been blogging your book feverishly for 30 days. What happens after National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo) ends and you complete your blogged book? What do you do with those posts and your blog? Good question. And I’ve got the answer. In fact, I’ve got more than 30 answers to that question. What to Do […]

5 Tips for Finishing Your Blogged Book

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The other day I had a session with a client who told me she almost finished her blogged book. In fact, she’d been almost finished for five years. This blogger and writer had just two chapters to complete until she could say, “Done!” But something happened when she reached that final stage, and she just […]

Blog a Book Because It’s Your Turn

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National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo) is more than half over. At this point, you might feel the lag that happens mid-way through a project. Doubt sets in. Writing gets harder. You get bored, lose focus and wonder if you’ll finish. Also, if your blogged-book project hasn’t generated as much readership or engagement as you hoped, […]

Is Your Blog Mobile Friendly?

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Can your visitors read your blogged book on their mobile devices? If it isn’t “mobile-friendly,” you will lose readers—in more ways than one. Readers click away from your site, and, as of today, Google will make it harder for them to show up on your site at all if it’s too difficult to access via […]

Become an Influencer with a Blog and a Book

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Anyone who spends time in social networks has heard about them. We know we are supposed to follow them. We want them to follow us back. We want to become like them. Who are they? Influencers. They are the people on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Pinterest (even Instagram) with the ginormous followings. They […]

Share Your Wisdom by Blogging a Book

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You’ve begun blogging a short book (or even a long book). Or maybe you decided to blog to build platform for a forthcoming book, to promote a previously released book, or simply to express yourself. You had a lot of momentum when you started, and now… suddenly, you’ve begun to wonder: Do I really have […]

4 Tips for Finding Viable Blogged-Book Subjects

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You want to blog a book…fast. After all, it’s National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo). But you are making slow progress because you can’t decide upon a book topic. Without a subject, you can’t write. NaBoBloMo only provides the impetus for you to do what you’ve meant to do for a long time. The challenge asks […]

How to Speak Your Blogged Book

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Many entrepreneurs don’t believe they are writers. However, they want to become authors or bloggers because they know a book and a blog give them expert status. Indeed, becoming an authority or thought leader in your industry will help you grow your businesses. But if you don’t think you can write, this leaves you in […]