Category: Blogging

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What the Heck is a Content Writer?

July 26, 2017

Content writing is a great catch-all term when someone asks me what I do, but sometimes I’m met with blank stares and I have to elaborate: “I write content for online companies and other small businesses – website copy, blog posts, that kind of stuff.” The truth is, content writing isn’t limited to articles and…

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Blogging for the Sake of Blogging

July 11, 2017

The rules of business blogging are pretty straightforward. Share valuable content. Be consistent. Write to your audience. I have a schedule for my blogging clients, and I do a lot of research to come up with interesting topics and relevant details so I can write something worth reading, week after week. But it bears asking,…

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5 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Blog Writer

June 5, 2017

Do you have a blog for your business? High five if you do, but here’s another question – are you making a point of blogging relevant content on a schedule? That’s the thing about blogging. It’s one of those long-game things that can take time to pay off. But pay off it will, in the…

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The Thing About Blogging and SEO

May 23, 2017

SEO, or search engine optimization, is a tricky little devil because the target is always moving. Google doesn’t help with its algorithm shake-ups, but good news. If you’ve been blogging for your business – and I hope you have been – then you’re doing so much more than just connecting with your target market. Here’s…

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How Important is a Blog to a Small Business?

May 22, 2017

Apparently, there’s some debate out there as to the true value and relevance of a business blog in this crazy social media marketing world. That’s a waste of breath. No amount of social media marketing can do what a really great blog does. If you’re really wondering how important a blog is to a small business, let’s…

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Breaking the Blogging Rules

August 14, 2015

The thing about blogging for other people is this: blogging for myself gets pushed to the back burner. I’ve written about the importance of consistency when it comes to blogging, yet here I am, completely ignoring my own (solid) advice. I have many excuses. That’s all beside the point of this post, which is actually…

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How to Guest Blog the Right Way

April 9, 2015

A little over a year ago, a really high-profile article covered the decay of guest blogging for SEO. The upshot of that piece was basically that using guest blogging as a primary means of gaining inbound links is a black hat practice. Is Guest Blogging Trouble? The author is totally right – guest blogging can…

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How to Rock a Blogging Schedule

March 9, 2015

I wrote about the importance of consistent blogging for your business last week, and this post goes hand in hand. Once you’re sold on the value of blogging consistently, a blogging schedule is suddenly your best friend. So tell me, what kind of blogging schedule do you have? Ha, trick question. If you’re new to…

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How Important is Consistency in Blogging?

February 2, 2015

If the goal with your business blog is to boost organic rank, develop a readership and cultivate a one-to-many relationship, then consistent blogging matters. A lot. And for several reasons, which I’m happy to share here. But there’s something that matters even more. Lay it on me First, the cold, hard facts: There is a…

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