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Mannerisms

In grammar, an adjective is a ‘describing’ word; the main syntactic role of which, is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.  Adjectives assign value to the words they modify. They tell you how you should feel about those words. The New York Times ran an article in June of 2012 in which they actually scolded themselves for overusing the […]

5 Super Easy Steps to Attract Blog Readers

5 Super Easy Steps to Attract Blog Readers

What is the second most important part of your blog after the title? Eugene Schwartz was one of the very best copywriters ever. We still “borrow” his material today. It was not uncommon for him to spend an entire week on the first fifty words of an ad–the headline and the opening paragraph. His specialty was direct-mail […]

Wishes Do Come True

Blogging is such a great adventure. It gives you the fabulous opportunity to share what’s on your mind with millions of folks you will never meet. It gives you the opportunity to grow your business in a new direction. It gives you an opportunity to connect with family and friends. It gives you an opportunity […]

Blogging 101 gets all “A”s!

Blogging 101 gets all “A”s!

I was looking this morning at the recent comments from students who have taken our eight-week online blog writing course, Blogging 101.  We offer a survey to those who have completed the course, and we use the results to help us make the course even better and more helpful to future enrollees. As a perk, […]

Feeling non-committal? Try “Light-Blogging”

You want to start a blog. You really do.  But it seems so complex.  So time-consuming.  Maybe even a little bit boring.  You have things to say, but you aren’t sure how much.  And you aren’t sure you can write enough interesting things or ground-breaking content to make people actually want to stick around.  So […]

Don’t Leave ‘Em Hungry: Blog Feeds

Don’t Leave ‘Em Hungry: Blog Feeds

Okay, so people are starting to find your blog.  Hooray!!  You are building up an audience and they seem to like what you have to say.  Woohoo!!  You’ve even gotten a few comments on your last posts.  Alright!! But maybe you’ve noticed that the visits are a little sporadic.  Or you wish that the comments […]

A Free Introduction to Blogging

A Free Introduction to Blogging

We all read blogs.  They give us instant access to information, insight into other people, and provide multiple viewpoints on specific subjects. But sometimes, reading a blog just doesn’t cut it.  Sometimes, you realize YOU are the one who has something relevant to add to the online conversation.  In those cases, starting your own blog […]

Does This Blog Look Good On Me? – Blog Themes

Does This Blog Look Good On Me? – Blog Themes

One of the most daunting parts of the blog creation process – – and the point in the process where many a man or woman have thrown up their hands and given up – – is the choosing of the THEME or TEMPLATE.  One of the problems is that there are simply too many choices.  […]

Blogging Your Passion

Blogging Your Passion

One of the most common complaints I hear from wannabe bloggers is…”I want to start a blog, but I just don’t know what to write about.”  Do you want to know what my response is?  “Then DON’T start a blog.”  That may sound strange from a person involved in a blog writing course, but it […]

Time to Choose a Blog Theme or Template

Time to Choose a Blog Theme or Template

One of the most crucial – – and perhaps most fun – – parts of setting up a new blog is the choosing of the theme or template.  Whether you use WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, or one of the thousands of smaller blog hosting services, you will ultimately have to choose the background that will define […]

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