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Fight Content Starvation With Savvy Publishing Tactics

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

So, you just uploaded some great content to your blog post and shared it across you social accounts expecting a signal back from the universe. But nothing: a ping with no echo.

Four Critical Marketing Strategies for Growing Your Business

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Digital Oxygen starts and ends with design, with smart content woven into the mix. What's on your critical short list and what can you pushback til...

Journey Toward Writing Fulfillment

S. L. Young | Posted 11.13.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

If a writer writes for themselves and to also convey a viewpoint -- even if others don't agree with it -- then an article has a better opportunity to connect with readers and have greater chances to deliver powerful, purposeful or progressive pieces.

5 Ways You Can Earn a Passive Income on the Internet

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Alex Ivanovs

Ever since the web became a thing, one of the hottest discussion topics has been "how to make money online", a phrase that you and your friends have seen at least a couple of thousand times, if not a little more.

Tech Nirvana: Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Today's shiny markets wrapped in social media and buffed with billion-dollar valuations are a false line on the horizon for non-tech-savvy brands. ...

Creating Content is About Grit, with Little Glory Early On - Be Tenacious

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Terabytes are written about how to create great content every day. It all flows from a few simple attributes. Cut to the chase, tell a story, find a...

Here's Why It's Not Weird for Indian Men to Live at Home With Mom and Dad

Dipti Vaid Dedhia | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Dipti Vaid Dedhia

Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"

Why I'll Never Write About Kanye West -- Or Cats -- Ever Again

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Let's be clear, right off the bat: This is neither a post about cats nor about Kanye West. This is, however, a post about what happens once one writes a blog post that may be less-than-favorable, albeit satiric, about American icons.

5 Blog Promotion Tactics for Small Businesses

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Anyone can become a blogger in literally a couple of minutes, but only those who're dedicated enough to blog on daily basis can hope to achieve some sort of success. The success, of course, translates to opportunities, money-earning capabilities, and the development of your community.

If Your Web Site Is Driving Marketing Strategy, You Are in Trouble

Lee Traupel | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Too many businesses fail miserably at good web site design. Every web site is a living/breathing digital asset and has to be developed accordingly. Your business is just homesteading on social media platforms but you own your web site.

Using Google Alerts for Brand Monitoring and Competitive Intelligence

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

In today's modern spy vs. spy world there is no better 1.0 tool than Google Alerts - the Swiss Army Knife for content sourcing, spying on competitor...

Writer's Notebook: The Waiting Game

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

I started pub­lish­ing way before email and the Inter­net, and the thing I hated most was wait­ing. Like wait­ing to hear about a story or man­u­script I'd sub­mit­ted. I'd obses­sively check my cal­en­dar and count days, weeks, months.

Blood-Curdling Mistakes on Your Enterprise Blog: Are You Guilty?

Allie Gray Freeland | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Allie Gray Freeland

The enterprise blog is the foundation of your content marketing efforts, yet it's fraught with hurdles and often ends before it has had time to flouri...

Why Coyote Marketing Is All the Rage for Brands in Need of a Social Strategy

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business needs to stand up and out in today's content drenched world. Social media economies of scale starts with your staff. Whether your five or five hundred strong, look around the office or review the org chart.

Build a Movement, Not a Brand

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Crowds are never a good thing for business unless it's outside your front door. How do you stand out in today's tech drenched smartphone in hand world full of noisy content?

The 5 Best Free WordPress Plugins to Promote Your Blog

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Blogging is a great marketing strategy with many additional benefits and the free Wordpress plugins below can make it easier to promote your blog.

Is This Why Indie Bookstores Are Dying Out? A Personal View

Rachel Thompson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

It's no big secret that the best way to sell books is via word of mouth. You read a book, love it, become a fan of the author, buy more of their work, tell your family and friends, who then love the author and buy all their books, and so it begins.

Back to Basics

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has been spending so much time wallowing in the TWO HUGE SCARY news items that are consuming the entire planet right now, that she has had little time to direct her attention to the normal drivel that readers have come to depend on from her.

A Day in the Life of a Female Solopreneur

Dana Sitar | Posted 10.16.2014 | Small Business
Dana Sitar

I was invited recently to carry the baton for One Woman Shop's Instagram to show "a day in the life of a female solopreneur."

Can Blogging Help You Build Your Career? 5 Questions to Consider

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Ten years ago, the blogosphere seemed like a place for those looking to write about an interest outside of their jobs. Today, there are thousands of b...

What If the Bible Were Written Like a Blog

Cindy Brandt | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

The Bible would definitely have guest posts. John, "today I'm honored to be writing over at Revelation. Would love for all my followers here at John to hop on over and read some of my thoughts there."

Is Collaborative Storytelling the Next Generation of Blogging?

Andre Bourque | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Andre Bourque

A study that year found that 44 percent of users were more likely to engage with a brand that posts photos rather than purely text-based content.

Defining My Own Success in a Hyper Successful Family

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

"You have to want success more than you want to breathe." That's what she told me when I called her last week in tears. My Mom, so full of inspiration.

Blogging In An Evening Gown

Lauren Salkin | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

Blogging on a WordPress site feels so formal. I have to put on a fancy dress to write, while on a Blogger blog, I just throw on a pair of jeans. Excu...

How to Find Your Inner Martin Scorsese to Build Brand & Rule the World

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

This Nike video stands out from the crowd -- it's elegantly simple, compelling and powerful. It's got serious cred and clutter cut-through.