Blogs and social media: how to share #blogversations intelligently

blogs,social media,sharing,writing,conversationsFurther to my article a couple of weeks ago, and another a couple of days ago where we looked at the shift of conversations from blogs to the social media (and back again), here are some ideas on how to make the most, on your blog, of the discussions that take place about each post in the social media.

(For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here)

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Blogging and social media: just listen to those wedding bells

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Blogs and social media getting together:
not just a one-night stand

Further to my article a couple of weeks ago where we looked at the convergence of conversations between blogging and social media, do you think this is going to be a quickie affair … or a long, happy marriage?

As mentioned in the previous article, increasingly we’re finding that conversations triggered by a blog post are taking place on the social media, not on your blog.

(For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here)

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Are you stuck in your jargon zone?

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Do you realize your jargon can put your business blog readers right off what you’re trying to communicate?

No matter how much we business writers insist that using too much jargon is a train wreck waiting to happen, it amazes me and many of my writing cohorts that people in many professions are so brainwashed by their jargon they simply cannot let it go and write as normal human beings. Even when their readers are normal human beings. [Read more…]

The A-2-Z of business blog writing: Z is for Zero

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Starting a new blog from zero?
Here are some useful tips…

If you are just starting out with a business blog from zero and are wondering what to write for the first few posts, here are some tips that I found useful when I started this site and also a couple of other blogsites I have initiated in the past.

Let’s assume that you already know what your blogsite should be all about. What do you need as a basis before you can start attracting readers?

(For a list of the top 10 most helpful articles on blogging for business as chosen by our readers, click here)

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The A-2-Z of business blog writing: W is for Writing Style

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Conversational writing style does not mean
“as messy as live conversation…”

Many so-called blogging experts write exhaustively on how important it is to be yourself, natural, relaxed and everyday in the writing style for your business blog. When you meet some of them face to face you soon realize that their blogging style is vastly different from how they speak in real life. [Read more…]

The A-2-Z of business blog writing: S is for Series

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The magic of series: does anyone remember this one? (I loved it when I was a child)

Ever since the first soap opera, “Painted Dreams,” was aired on a Chicago radio station back in 1930, serials and series have been used to hook listeners and viewers into a long running chain of communications. The techniques work for the written word, too – especially for your business blog. [Read more…]

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