How to Write a Great First Line and Make Readers Read

How to Write a Great First Line and Make Readers Read

A picture is worth a thousand words, but you only need about 20 to write a great first line.Great photographs capture one single instant, and yet they tell a story, ask a question or make a statement.If you want to learn how to write a great first line, look at a...
How to Start a Business Blog—and Fill It

How to Start a Business Blog—and Fill It

Lots of people can teach you how to start a business blog. But most will simply explain how to set up a website.That’s the easy part. We’ll leave the technical aspects to you and assume you have a website and need to fill it.Filling a business blog with content is...
Writer’s Block: How to Beat It on Your Blog

Writer’s Block: How to Beat It on Your Blog

You’ve decided your business needs a blog—so how do you beat writer’s block when it has you staring at a blank screen?Here are 11 techniques that often help blocked bloggers. Try one or try them all—whatever it takes to get back on track.Writer’s block, of course, is...
Better Blogging: 9 Do’s and 10 Don’ts

Better Blogging: 9 Do’s and 10 Don’ts

Can you get better at blogging?Yes!  Tip one: Use the spell checkr in your word processor.  It would have highlighted the misspelling in the line above: “checkr” as opposed to “checker.”  That quick review requires almost no skill, but it will improve your work...
What to Blog About: 229 Content Ideas for Business Blogs

What to Blog About: 229 Content Ideas for Business Blogs

You’ve decided to blog—so what to blog about?We aren’t talking specifically about writer’s block, a condition that causes a writer’s creativity to dry up. Instead, this article is all about finding ideas that will help you acquire readers, connect with your audience...