Plagiarism, Attribution, Citation, Quotation

Search engines make information readily accessible and convenient to copy and paste but be aware that plagiarism is defined as the act of either intentionally  or unintentionally publishing or passing off work that was written or created by someone else as your own work. Any time you use any material from an original source and…

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

How to Create Consistently Great Content for the Long Haul – Developing better creative habits is one of the most valuable things you can do as a content creator. Legendary Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s practical book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, is a ground-breaking guide to becoming a calmer, better balanced,…

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A Freelance Writing Business

A freelance writer is a writer who works for an individual or company under contract.  You can become either a full-time freelance writer making a living from your writing or a part-time freelancer supplementing other income. There are a wide variety of freelance writing jobs available such as business writing, copywriting, magazine writing, newsletter and…

Brand Your Business And Establish Your Voice With These Blogging Tips | WebProNews

During one of the BlogWorld sessions, Chris Crum sat in on Marcus Sheridan’s presentation, and in it, he discussed some techniques and strategies to keep in mind when creating content. First and foremost, make sure your company has a blog and is using it to create content that addresses concerns and questions customers may have…

Top 5 Informative Writing Tips for Bloggers

Blog articles, short reports, reviews, tutorials, newsletters, are all examples of informative writing. Informative writing delivers a brief education on a topic by explaining how to do something, describing a process, a timeline or a sequence of events. Powerful informative writing skilfully hits the target by conveying essential facts and data in as few words…

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Better Blogging: Powerful, Persuasive Writing

Better bloggers learn how to become powerful and persuasive writers. Personal power is based on passion, confidence, and competence.  All writing is about clarity.  Powerful writing resonates with competence, vision, and service. Powerful writing  persuades readers to read and respond.  Developing power writing skills may take some time, but it will benefit your blog, business, and…

How a Dream Blogging Job Found Me

By Guest Author, Cynthia of  Wine, Woman and Travel Like most of you reading this, I have been a huge fan of One Cool Site from the day I found it, it has been an essential resource for taking my blogging to a more professional level. But oddly, I didn’t find this article about dream…

A Dozen Free Ebooks for Bloggers

For writers who are taking up blogging there’s a lot to learn. For those who don’t  possess strong writing skills there’s a larger learning curve. As I’m getting more and more questions from those who are new to blogging,  and especially from business bloggers who are just getting started,  in this post I’m sharing links…

Mastering Blog Metrics, Content Creation and Retaining Readers

bicycleBy Guest Author, Jean Chong

I’m just like many other blog readers: I’m fickle –I read other people’s blogs whenever the fancy strikes me. Now that I have less personal time, I’m even more picky in choosing blog posts that I click open to read. I’m even more mindful on the subjects that I want to write for blog posts. However, I want to ensure that I am still able to captivate a few passing readers to pause, read my pithy words and browse my photos.

Duplicate Content in the SERPs Sucks!

The theme of this post is: don’t create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate content. Almost every day when I visit new blogs on the internet I spot duplicated content. The most common instances I witness are bloggers, who set up free blogs on WordPress.com, whereon blogger initiated advertising and duplicate content are…

Blogging and Community Building

New blogs are being created every day by bloggers who assume “build it and they will come” and likewise assume “post it and they will come“.  I’m sorry to say that isn’t the case. There are no shortcuts when it comes to creating a blog centered community by means of creating a flow of organic…

To procrastinate or not? That’s the question

At this time of the year when I’m recovering from all the summer visitors and the upside down lifestyle changes the summer brings I find myself looking forward to getting back to normal and struggling to recall what normal was like. Although I was able to publish two posts each week this summer, I fell…

Blogging: Attracting More Readers

Without doubt content is the key to bringing traffic to your site. The more fresh,  useful and interesting content your site has the more successful it will be.  Content that sparks lively discussion is key to creating regular readers who become subscribers.  Social networking is a means to reach a larger audience and let them…

Passionate Blogging: Extraordinary Content

Well, I was thinking as a new blogger that I didn’t want to write a Mom and Pop blog where I’m posting family pictures or blogging about my personal life and all the things that are going on or not going on in my life. I wanted to be able to contribute something that was useful, something of content, something that was interesting and thought provoking to gain readership. And I think every new blogger is confronted with the question “well, what should I blog about?”

5 Google Webmasters Video Tutorials

These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content and the effective indexing of Flash and AJAX content. Lastly, it also talks about the benefits of offerings Webmaster Central…

Basic Netiquette for Beginner Bloggers

If you are courteous off-line then behaving the same way online is not problematic, because online courtesy is primarily a matter of common sense,  and thinking twice before you post. There are some extras  that are specific to online communication but they are easily learned.  If you are new to blogging you may not be…