21 Tips to Get Your Blog Noticed Now

Is your blog off the map? Just as Columbus set out to discover a new route to the East Indies, you need to get your blog discovered amidst a sea of other blogs and content options. While Columbus had royal backing, unless you’ve got a kickass hook and/or break through branding, you’ve got to get out there and give people a reason to read your content. Here are twenty-one ways to help get your blog discovered. Some of them require more effort than others.

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5 Ways To Earn Blogging Cred Without a Blog of Your Own

For most bloggers, the most direct way to acquire blogging credentials is to build a blog and start blogging. Like you, I never considered the alternatives until a digital/social media strategist colleague, with copywriting experience and a degree from a top creative writing program, discussed wanting to blog professionally. Her one obstacle: She didn’t want a blog of her own because she didn’t feel that she had enough to say on her own. (Note: This can be a challenge for bloggers until they start building their confidence.) That got me thinking about how she could get experience without a blog of her own.

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20 Blog How-Tos

Mayday is a boat’s distress signal. To celebrate May 1st, here’s a blogging 911 to give you the answers to the top twenty blogging questions. There’s useful blogging how-tos for both beginning and experienced bloggers.

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Why Blogs Should be at Heart of Social Media [Charts]

Blogs provide the content that is the currency of social media and the context that defines its environmental relevance for participants. As such, blogs live at the heart of an integrated social media marketing strategy. Here are 10 Reasons Why Blogs Are Critical to Your Social Media Efforts.

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Why About Pages Really Matter

No one looks at About Pages. Or do they? For many, the About Page is an after thought. People like to deal with people they know. They also want to know that someone’s home. Your About Page should show a level of transparency to build trust with visitors. At the same time you want to encourage them to check out other areas of your site. Here are 10 About Page essentials.

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How to Be a Twitter Chat Champion

Twitter chats are virtual meetings that consist of concurrent Twitter conversations at a designated time using a special hashtag (#) so participants can track the conversation. Focused on a specific topic, these meetings are open to anyone who wants to jump into the conversation. The goal of these chats is to exchange information and discuss topics of interest. Twitter chats showcase the many-to-many communications possibilities of social media platforms. Here are twelve steps to help you become a Twitter chat champion.

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2010’s Top 12 Social Media Experts

To understand social media’s non-stop, multi-directional conversation, a road map can be useful. Here’s a list of 12 top social media experts to help you tackle the terrain of this evolving landscape. In addition, there are 5 up and comers to keep your eye on.

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Blog Comments: How To Get Them!

Blog comments are nirvana for bloggers. The challenge is that most bloggers receive very few of them if any. Here are 7 suggestions to help you get more comments on your blog and recommendations for blog comment policies.

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Don’t Think You Need Blog Goals? Think Again

Many bloggers overlook the need for a blog strategy. To them, it’s too much like a business proposition. The reality is that blogging is a serious endeavor, whether you’re doing it for business or personal reasons. Therefore you need a strategy to achieve your objectives. Here are eight major blogging goals.

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How to Grow Your Social Media Tribe

Every one needs a group of family, friends and colleagues around them. In the social media ecosphere, people refer to this group of like-minded individuals as a tribe. So how do you build your tribe when you’re first starting out in social media? Here are seven tips.

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