blogging

21 Benefits of Blogging and 22 Blogging Tips

Combine “web” with “log” and you get “blog.” It’s a funny word, but serious business. Of course, there are millions of blogs that aren’t about business. Music, fashion, travel, food and beauty top the long list (according to this research). This post isn’t about them. This post is about blogging for business—with a purpose. We…

Funny Headlines Make for Seriously Effective Content

Damn man. That’s kind of a sweet headline. It’s on topic, spells out a benefit, and has potentially two keyword phrases that might just rock the search Gods. Damn ma’am. That headline bites. This is supposed to be an article about the joy of funny headlines and this one’s 100% yuck-free. Ain’t life ironic? I…

Marketing Experts Present the Content Marketing Hall of Shame

  Shame on me. Why am I so hell-bent on writing about the mistakes marketers make? Good question. Why do teachers mark-up essays with red pens? Why do they give exams? Why do athletes review the “film” of their performances? Why do speakers practice their delivery by videotaping themselves? Why do the best of the best…

10 Reasons Why Your Content Could Be A Bit Too Boring

The original version of this article, “Why is Your Content Boring?” ran at the Vertical Measures blog. “Our content isn’t producing the results we want.” As a content marketing consultant, I hear this one often. As a content consumer, I see why—all day, every day. Most content is flat out dull. And as a content creator, I…

Are You Making these Content Marketing Mistakes?

Not everyone is a pro. If you’ve been doing marketing for as long as I have you may recall when the Macintosh came out in the 80s. It was a landmark in personal computing. And it opened the floodgates for countless amateurs trying their hands at design. Suddenly, everyone was a graphic designer. A rushing…

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