A guest post is simply a post written by someone else on a blog. Guest posting is a common practice among bloggers and offers the poster the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise on a given subject and hopefully attract more readers to their own blog. It also supplies the blog owner with additional quality content on their site. It is important to create a well-written, relevant and useful posts when guest posting. Here are some steps that will help you do just that. Step 1: Topic choice You need to choose a topic that is relevant both to the blog you are posting on and the content on the link you are going to provide at the end of your post. For example, posting a diatribe about how gross Brussels sprouts are on a technology site is silly (though entertaining perhaps), especially if you sell biodegradable rubber bands. Better, if you for example have a dog website, find a pet care website and post something about clipping a Golden Retriever’s nails, how often, how to do it, … [Read more...] about How to Write an Excellent Guest Post: 7 Steps
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Writing is often perceived as something of an enigma by many people as attaining a mastery over the subject is somewhat of an illusion, as there is always a thing or more to learn in honing one’s creative writing skills. Writing comes in different shapes and sizes and there are no fixed set of rules to fit them all. But as this article was primarily aimed for bloggers to improve their writing and attract more readers, we will just stick to it. Unlike the long form writers for op-eds, novels/short stories and other print formats, blog writing it is an entirely different agenda. What blog writing is all about is how well you convey your message in the shortest and memorable way possible. For writers of the print and long format, what they will tell you are that writing should be detailed and not brief or comprehensive. They will tell you to engrave emotions into your writing to grab the attention of the readers and make them stick to you. But the thing is what works for the long … [Read more...] about 7 Rock-Solid Tips To Improve Blog Writing And Win Readers
What’s your favorite part of a good story? Mine is always the plot. I love how my favorite authors take something ordinary, turn it around, and then present me with this new idea. Other people enjoy the characters and their growth throughout their ordeal. Meanwhile, some folks are obsessed with the details of the setting. Whichever element you like, we could all agree that story-telling is – and always will be – timeless. No wonder the most successful bloggers use this tactic. In fact, our brains are so in tuned with stories that through thousands of years, it has inspired cooperation, helped us survive, and have kept our species alive. There are numerous articles dedicated to how creative writing can help you with your blog. But in this post, let me show you how the five common components of a story (the plot, characters, setting, conflict, and resolution) can take your blogging skills to a new level. #1 The Plot: What’s YOUR Story In a Nutshell? In some … [Read more...] about How To Use Creative Writing Elements For A Better Blog
I’m not a native English speaker and here’s my confession: I’m a trained translator with a degree in my pocket. I speak English fairly well, but I never thought I would ever create content on my own. When I got to the English-speaking world of content marketing, I was lost, frustrated, and paralyzed with insecurity. I strongly doubted if I could ever enter a league of those smart guys who create killer content. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if I could write anything high-quality at all. If you’ve ever been in my shoes, this article is for you. I’m going to share the tips and tricks that have worked (and still work) for me. The first: Most likely, you will never be able to speak, think, or write like a native speaker. Being fluent isn’t all about vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and all of the other ‘technical’ aspects. The trickiest and most complicated part is the cultural background. It may take years of living in the … [Read more...] about How To Write TOP Content If You’re Not A Native English Speaker
So you have decided to take the leap and start your own business. What is your plan to execute your business idea? Few days back, I had shared some of the basics for starting your own basics. I continue taking you to the basics, because the new ways have also evolved from these. I mentioned documentation is like your oxygen mask. Whenever you feel out of breath, meaning defocussed, refer to your business plan. Here we will discuss how to write a business plan for a new business. Like always, feel free to suggest or add anything relevant. A business plan essentially means a plan of action to implement certain processes to reach a certain goal, financial or volumetric. You define everything about the business in the business plan. Products, services, sale, revenue, cost of sale, marketing, financial etc. Yes, each and everything should be documented. Office setup, operational setup, marketing plan, things you will need to run and grow your business. How do I write a simple business plan? … [Read more...] about How to Write a Business Plan for a New Business?