Liz Strauss – “My blog is a 4400 page business card that explains who I am, how I think, and what I call good work.”
How about that for an endorsement of blogging?
That quote is from a Twitter chat I participated in this week. I don’t have time for many but anytime I see @LizStrauss is the guest host I jump in. If you’re on twitter (and if you’re not, start now!) the chats are a great way to learn and connect. You’ll be surprised at the big names that generously share their knowledge via them.
So what other goodies have I read this week? Here goes!
How to Craft Contagious Content – Derek Halpern at Social Trigger shares how to make your content go viral.
11 Ways to Make a Mobile Friendly WordPress Site – I really need to get this done and the staff at WPBeginner laid it all out. Promise to make this blog mobile friendly soon.
39 Blogging Tips – Who can resist blogging tips? Ian at Conversation Marketing gives us 39 of them.
Top Ten Tips for Blogging Awesomeness – The Top 10 Blog has a guest post by Kristen Lamb you should pay attention to if you want your blog to be read and shared.
How to Manage the Risks of having Your Own Business – Worried about having your own writing business? Copyblogger has something to say about the subject.
What the eBook Revolution Means and How Copywriters Can Prosper from It – Copyblogger had some good ones this week. The publishing gatekeepers are dead and there are amazing opportunities for copywriters now, go look!
The Science and Results of Real-Time Content Optimization – Jay Baer at Convince & Convert gives his review of Inbound Writer. Interesting tool, especially for those writers not familiar with SEO writing. Then again it may make some think they don’t need a writer. Good luck with that. I think we’ll still have a job.
Why SEO in All the Right Places Doesn’t Cut It Anymore – Jill Whalen at High Rankings said it and I always listen to Jill whe she talks about SEO. Always.
Link Building for Bloggers – If you’ve started a blog to build your writing career you’re going to have to learn about link building. Daily SEO Tip has provided a primer to get you started.
Which Type of Link Anchor Text Is the Most Effective? (An Experiment) – If you’re writing for the web there’s a good chance you’ll be selecting anchor text for clients. SEOMOZ did an experiment on what works best.
Complete List of English Power Words – This one isn’t new. But it’s one I refer to when I’m stuck and I need to add some punch to my writing.