Tag Archive: Blogging

SEO and Writing News Worth Reading

Looking for something worthwhile to read on the Net? Aren’t we all. I found a few little gems tucked away in the folds of the Internet this week and thought I would pass them along. Ten Search Engines Powered by Twitter from Search Engine Guide, shows that even your Tweets matter to SEO. 80 Ways…

3 Super Easy Steps to Attract More Readers

Everyone wants to know how to get more blog traffic. After all, what good is writing brilliant and articulate blog posts if no one is around to appreciate them? Well, here’s the solution: 1. Visit Chuck Westbrook’s blog. 2. Leave a comment. 3. Subscribe to his feed. Sound too easy? It’s not. It’s the power…

Picking the Brain of Naomi Dunford

For our interview of top bloggers this week, we have Naomi Dunford visiting Blue Duck Copy. Naomi’s bold, smart, and daring writing style draws in a large crowd of loyal readers to Itty Biz, her blog designed for small businesses seeking marketing tips and services. She weaves sarcasm, humor, solid advice, poignant personal experiences, and…

9 Steps to Clearer Writing: Cutting the Fat and Choosing Words Carefully

“Big is Beautiful!” may work for plus-sized underwear ads, but it fails miserably in the world of online writing. Clear, concise writing is best. You have 500 words or less to take your reader on a journey with a destination of your choosing. The Challenge Your goal is to transport readers from point A to…

9 Steps to Clearer Writing: Keep it Flowing

“That has got to be one of stupidest movies I have ever seen.” My friend sat curled on the couch with half a snarl as the credits rolled for The Sixth Sense. “You would have had to have seen the whole thing to get it,” I explained. Coming in on the middle of a movie…

9 Steps to Clearer Writing: Focus

“I want my sexy!” screamed my four year old from the bathtub. I could hear his older brother patiently going through a list of possible words, other than sexy, that might placate the little guy. With each incorrect guess, duckie?, cookie?, Saltie?, wedgie?, the demand got louder and louder. I put a stop to the…

Finding Direction in a Virtual Black Hole

An interesting thing happened today while I was working on this website. I found a black hole in the Internet. Well, at least figuratively, not literally. I was researching keywords for clients, and took a break to research keywords for this blog. The same results came up that I found for the MTM Writing site,…