Great Tips for Making the Most Out of the Content You Create

Basic Blog Tips

I’ve long been a fan of content repurposing and even wrote a book on it, so it’s not often that I come across information on that topic that I don’t already know. This article was an exception in that it really gave some great tips on not just how to repurpose content, but how to keep track of content you’ve already created. I have a system for that myself, but this post gave some tips for automating the process, which I highly recommend!

The deeper I get into Kindle publishing (both my own books, and books of my clients), the more focused I am on how to promote those books.

I enjoyed this video by Joan Stewart on how to use stories to sell your non-fiction Kindle book.

 

The first 20 or so minutes focused on non-fiction books, and she then got into fiction, and then had a Q&A session starting at around 40 minutes in. The biggest takeaway for me that I can see implementing were 17 questions to ask that can be used to promote non-fiction books.

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Blogging Challenge: Write a Link Post


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If you haven’t already written link posts, or haven’t done so recently, this post is a challenge to you — and me — to write some link posts!

Blogging Challenge: Write a Link Post
I’m continuing my journey through the Problogger eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, which you can find at ProfessionalContentCreation.com/31days. It’s a great book with a lot of tips for bloggers, and I’m sharing some of those tips with you, my readers.

How to Grow Your Blog by Spying on Your Competition

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You can learn a lot from other bloggers in your niche. In fact, you can grow your blog by spying on your competition! As a matter of fact, the inspiration for this post came through the Problogger eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. It’s a great book with a lot of tips for bloggers, and I’m sharing some of those tips with you, my readers.

how to grow your blog by spying on your competition

Spying on your competition is an especially good approach to take if your blog is still not very well established, but even if you are further along in your blogging journey, you can benefit from regularly reviewing what top bloggers in your niche are doing, and consider how you can apply some of the same strategies to your own blog.

Blogger's Quick Guide to Writing Rituals and Routines

Blogger’s Quick Guide to Writing Rituals and Routines

How to use writing rituals and routines to be a more productive and successful blogger

Let’s face it; blogging is hard work, and finding the motivation to blog consistently can be hard to come by, but without consistency, no blogger succeeds.

Think about it! One thing that all successful bloggers have in common is consistency, and for many of them, writing rituals and routines are what keep them motivated and on track with their blogging.

The great news is, anyone — even people with very limited time to blog — can publish blog content consistently.

The key isn’t great writing skills, fancy degrees, or buckets of free time. The key is developing a custom-designed blogging routine that works for you.

In the Blogger’s Quick Guide to Writing Rituals and Routines, you’ll discover a step-by-step plan to creating your personal blogging routine, which will result in:

Blog Post Promotion: How to Get More Readers for Your Blog


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I’ve made a lot of mistakes as a blogger, and one of them has been being so focused on the importance of creating blog content that after writing one piece of content, I immediately shift gears and start to think about the next piece of content that I’ll create.
Blog post promotion: how to get more readers for your blog
While creating content in and of itself works to some degree, if you really want to get readers for your blog, it’s important to spend just as much time promoting your blog posts as you so writing them. (This post was inspired by 31 Days To Build A Better Blog.)

Blog Elevator Pitch: Why You Need One, and How to Write It

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Do you have an elevator pitch for your blog? If you’re scratching your head right about now, let me first explain what an elevator pitch is, and why it’s important to develop one for your blog, and then we’ll get into how to write one. This post was inspired by 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.

Create an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog
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First, here’s the definition of elevator pitch:

An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes.

There are two primary goals for a blog elevator pitch:

Will You Fail on Social Media? Here’s How to Find Out! [Infographic]

Social media is popular. Everyone’s on social media. Even my 83-year-old mom is on Facebook, and knows how to “LOL.”

Will you fail on social media?

But while social media is popular, it doesn’t mean that it’s easy, and it also doesn’t mean just because you share your blog posts on social that they’ll go viral.

Check out the infographic below for some sobering thoughts about social, and how likely you are (or are not) to fail on social media, and then beneath the infographic, keep reading to hear my thoughts on some of these.

How to Come up With Blog Post Ideas with Kristi Hines

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In this episode of The Professional Content Creation Podcast, I’m delighted to have Kristi Hines back on the show. This is part 3 of a 3-part series of blogging tips that Kristi shared with all of us. You can find the first two here:

 

How to come up with blog post ideas with Kristi Hines

Kristi regularly writes for about 15 different sites, so I wanted to talk with her about how to come up with blog post ideas, since she obviously has to come up with a lot of ideas to write for that many different sites!