10 Ideas to Inspire Your Next Blog Post

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Would you like some direction to inspire your editorial calendar?

Although it may be challenging to come up with new blog post ideas, there’s a lot you could write about.

In this article I’ll share 10 ideas to inspire your business blog content.

10 ideas for blog post inspiration

Discover 10 ideas to inspire blog posts.



4 Ways to Create an Engaging Blog Experience

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Is your blog engaging?

Does it keep readers coming back for more?

Readability, responsiveness and personalization are essential factors for a successful and highly viewed blog.

In this article I’ll share four ways to update your blog to improve the user experience.

a more engaging blog experience

Discover how to create a more engaging blog experience.



Blog Monetization: How You Can Make More Money With Your Blog

Are you looking for ways to make money with your professional blog?

Do you want to know how to leverage your content to monetize your site?

To learn how to make more money with your blog, I interview Leslie Samuel.

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

Listen to Leslie Samuel explain how you can make more money with your blog.

In this episode I interview Leslie Samuel, whose Interactive Biology blog makes biology fun for students and teachers. He’s also the man behind Become A Blogger, a large site dedicated to the craft of professional blogging.

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Listen to Mike talk with Leslie Samuel to find out how to monetize your blog.

Leslie shares how to make more money with your blog.

You’ll discover the many ways you can leverage content on your blog to make money, the benefits and pitfalls of display ads and affiliate marketing and the strategy behind selling your own products and services through your site.

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Advanced Blogging: How to Go Big With Your Blog

Do you have a blog for your business?

Are you ready to take your blogging to the next level?

To explore how to build your blog readership, I interview Darren Rowse for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

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The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Darren Rowse, the world’s leading authority on blogging. He authored the book ProBlogger and founded two popular blogs: Digital Photography School and ProBlogger. Darren has been blogging since 2002 and his work has inspired millions of people.

Darren shares how he built a mega-blog with millions of monthly readers.

You’ll discover how to attract more readers, engage your audience and monetize your blog.

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9 Blogging Tools Every Blogger Should Be Using

social media toolsAre you looking for blogging tools that can enhance your blog, help with your marketing and help you focus?

We asked top bloggers to share their favorite tools.

In this article you’ll find 9 blogging tools to check out.

9 blogging tips from pros

Find 9 tips for blogging from the pros.

#1: BuzzSumo

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Use BuzzSumo for content brainstorming or to plan blogger email outreach and social media marketing campaigns. Here’s how you can search it and make the most of those searches!

Search for a [domain.com] then sort the results by any of the provided social media network (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus or total) to find your most popular blog posts.



3 Tools to Better Manage Your Blogging Editorial Calendar

social media how to Have you tried using a blog editorial calendar?

Do you have a central place to track blog topic ideas, manage writers and schedule publish dates?

Blogging is much easier when you have your content planned out. Knowing what you’ll write about and when you’ll publish it helps you stay on track.

In this article I’ll share three editorial calendar tools that help you deliver better content in less time.

What Is a Blog Editorial Calendar?

A blog editorial calendar shows you all of your blog posts and where they are in the production process. It sounds simple enough–perhaps so simple you may think you don’t need one. But an editorial calendar has a large impact on your overall organization and productivity.

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Use an editorial calendar tool to organize, track and plan your blog content.



How to Create Highly Shareable Blog Content Using Facebook

social media how toDo you want to create blog posts people can’t help but share?

Have you used Facebook to find content that’s most appealing to your readers?

You can write shareable blog posts by taking the time to understand what your audience really wants from you.

In this article you’ll discover four ways to find the ideas your fans want to discuss and share.

Why Shareable Blog Content Matters

If people aren’t compelled to share your blog content, it’s just not going to happen–Like buttons alone won’t cut it. Your content has to be remarkable enough to encourage sharing.

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Whole Foods knows their audience values and shares blog posts that have recipes and shopping lists.



7 Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Social Media Shares

social media how toAre your blog posts irresistibly sharable?

Do you want more people sharing your content across social channels?

Blog posts are the hub of your social media presence.

In this article you’ll discover how to use your blog to improve social media shares on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

#1: Integrate Blog and Social Media Comments

Many bloggers are discovering something interesting: When they update Facebook with a link to a new blog article, fans are leaving comments on the Facebook update instead of the blog.

7 ways to increase your blogs social media shares

Find out how you can improve social media shares from your blog.



How to Enhance Social Engagement for Your Website

social media how to Do you want more social engagement on your website?

Would you like visitors to tell their friends about you?

In this article I’ll show you six ways to integrate social visibility into your website.

#1: Start with Social Share Buttons

The easier your site is to share, the more likely your visitors are to share it. Whether you want shares for a blog, an ecommerce product or a conversion landing page (such as an ebook download or a contest), code in prominent sharing options.

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Social share buttons come in all shapes and sizes.



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