The Big Secret to Creating a Memorable Blog

how-to-write-a-blog-people-will-rememberDo you have a website with great content but, alas, are not getting the traffic you were hoping for?

You’ve done all the things we’ve walked through in the Traffic Series , shared your content throughout social media, optimized it up the wazoo,  but still your missing consistent traffic. Is your opt-in box getting rusty with the non-signer-uppers?

If you’ve been shaking your head yes through all of the above, then you’re on the right track, but missing a critical segment. Not to worry! Let me enlighten you to the 4 big, simple secrets of how to create a blog, or a website that people will remember. You most certainly can Get Found, Get Heard, Get Crackin’, and stay that way. 

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8 Top Tips to Increase Blog Comments

no -commentProbably the number 1 biggest complaint I get from frustrated, beleaguered bloggers is that of the empty, lonely comments box. I know, I tell them, I have been there, and often times, I’m still there, resorting to a steady stream of urgent pleas for interaction from my faithful. Payments sometimes work, especially for a teen comment. But still, we all quietly want to increase our blog comments. Admit it.

I’ve let all this go, slowly, for the most part, as I’ve found that in the last 3 years of steady blogging, slowly but surely my readership has, indeed increased and so has the response rate. Somewhat. Understand however, that just because folks aren’t commenting does NOT mean they are not reading, absorbing and appreciating your words. Did you get that?  I said “Not much of a correlation!” Did I make your day?

I’ll let you in on how I came to this realization, and then began to happily track it on Google Analytics to make sure I wasn’t fantasizing this: I was on line in Starbucks one day about 2 years ago when an acquaintance on line behind me whose daughter goes to school with mine casually told me how much she enjoys reading my blogs in The Patch.

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Facebook Tweaks That Effect You; Link Share Posts Do the Trick

facebook-tweaks-for-increased-likesIt is no secret that Facebook has gotten a tad greedy since it’s IPO and is now trying to squeeze the gajeezers out of every last one of us. If you’ve been out of the loop and have not noticed the latest Facebook “updates”, let it be known that if you have a Facebook business page, where –as prior to the IPO anyone “liking” your page would then receive any and all status updates that are posted, now, not so much.

So if you’ve been experiencing less than stellar post engagement and less Facebook likes on your organic (non-paid for) status updates and posts, this explains that. [Read more...]

Do Good Work, The Rest Will Follow

do-good-workNewYearsResolutionPhobia. Most of us have it. I find that we entrepreneurs in particular have it bad.

As new small business owners and start ups, we have additional inner pressure, that small voice in the pit of our stomach that doesn’t rest at night, but rather quietly whispers as the New Year approaches “ how will I get bigger? “ “how do I get more visibility? “ How will 20__ stand out as my breakthrough year?” What different strategies will I take”? How do I get more clients/more walk-in customers/more press/more patients”/more, more, more, more…

As a small business owner whose whole raison d’etre is to help start- ups realize more business, you can only imagine the magnitude of how this thinking bears down on me.

Yeah, I got it bad. More has always been a pink elephant. More has been my mantra. More is what people expect from me. And more is what I’ve needed too, and gratefully been able to show others in my own work. Yes, more has taken up a lot of mental space in my day to day. So much mental space that it sometimes gets hard to see the forest from the trees, even for me. [Read more...]

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