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Get Time on Your Side: When to Publish Blog Posts

Daily Daily blog posts can be worthwhile in that they increase the visibility and support the authority of your blog in search engines, attract visitors and links, and encourage frequent interaction between you and your readers. Some people even manage to post to their blogs more than once a day. If you’re one of those people, rock on. If you’re lucky to...

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The Beginner’s Guide to the Blogosphere

Let’s start with the traditional blog, a text-based form that can be combined with other media. If sharing in-depth written content is your top priority, WordPress.com, Medium, and Blogger are platforms worth checking out. In addition to a variety of features, these three platforms include search engine optimization.   Now, take your traditional blog and shrink it, and you’ve got … the microblog....

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When in Doubt: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Own Writing

Are you beyond frustrated with writing? You’re not alone. All writers experience self-doubt at some point, but it’s possible to overcome. Read on for 3 tips to get yourself and your writing back on track: 1) Focus on what works. We tend to be our own harshest critics. Stressing the negative is an automatic process, a way of thinking we often fall back...

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Punctuation Spotlight: The Colon

Though sometimes confused with the semicolon (since they're similar in name and appearance), the colon is a distinct form of punctuation with its own uses. Here are three important functions of the colon:   1) Introduce a list. You may have noticed that, in this and many of our blog posts, we use a colon at the end of the introduction to lead up...

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Keep It Moving: How to Make Your Writing Flow Smoothly

Just like writing is a journey, so is reading. When you write, you move from one idea or action to the next. You want to make it easy for your readers to move along with you. How can you do this? Use transitions to map out connections between ideas. Here's how to improve the flow of your writing: Use chronological transitions. Words like...

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