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Why You’re Not Productive as a Blogger

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Blogging has always been passion ever since you were in high school.

Your friends would often tease you because you had no time to hang out with them.

Right after school, you were so eager to get home because you couldn’t wait until you write a new blog post for your site.

As soon as you get home, you run up to your bedroom, and write your blog.

Whenever you’re working on your blog, it feels like everything is in its right place. It feels like nothing can go wrong.

Your family knew how serious you were about blogging, which is why they never disturb you when you are at your work zone.

You never failed to update your blog. The obvious answer would be because you just love blogging.

That was before.

Don’t get me wrong.

I know that you still love blogging as of now, but it’s just not the same anymore. I’m not talking about your passion. I’m talking about your blog.

It’s becoming harder and harder for you to maintain it.

I know deep down, you wish you had more time to work on your blog, but I’m afraid that it’s just not doing it.

I don’t blame you though. I mean, you’re not in high school anymore. You barely have any time to even look at yourself in the mirror.

Even so, I don’t think that’s an excuse. I’m not trying to criticize you or anything. I’m only trying to open your eyes.

The reason you are not able to update your blog isn’t because of your busy schedule or anything else. It’s because you lack the right productivity skills.

You have to change that.

The first step to change is awareness. That being said, here are some of the reasons why you’re failing to produce output:

You’re distracted

Loads of people make time as an excuse for not being able to do something, but the truth is that they just don’t have enough concentration.

When there are lots of things distracting you then you are going to have a hard time writing.
writing requires deep thinking. With that, it only follows that you also have to be extremely focused.

There are lots of things that’s keeping you from focusing on your writing. It could be the dogs outside. It could be the television.

It could be your phone ringing. It could even be your social media accounts.

Well, I guess what I’m really trying to say here is: turn off all distractions when you’re trying to write.

There should be a lot of things on this but we’re not going to go into that. Why? It doesn’t matter what’s keeping you from focusing because it all revolves around concentration.

Let me give you an example. Not having the time to research your topic could be one of the most probable reasons why you’re not productive with your writing.

Can you even imagine writing a single word if you don’t even know a thing about your article subject

Well, I didn’t think so.

What could be the reason why you’re not able to conduct research?

You can say that you’re busy, but I’m pretty sure the reason revolves around distraction.

Maybe you were already getting ready for research, when you suddenly got tempted by the internet. You started opening your Instagram and other social media, and now you can’t stop.

Yeah, that happens all the time.

 

Author Bio

Joe Baldwin is a native US resident & professional Article writer for essaylook.com. He studied English literature and creative writing. He has experience with online web content including blogs, web page content, news, public relations, press releases, and long form sales and industrial presentations.

Alternative Marketing Strategies

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Marketing online has become fiercely competitive. Marketers are attempting to unravel and decipher online marketing to succeed. Some argue that there should not be a distinction between traditional (off-line) marketing and online marketing. Others feel that concepts applied to mail order work well on the web, while still others argue that online marketing is a breed of its own and what works in one arena may not work in another. While some standard practices like “above” the fold, hold true in both print and online copy, it is rare that you see the printed type face on the web the same as in printed advertisements. Regardless there are traditional forms of advertising that are viable and make sense to use on the web but many marketers do not.

These undervalued marketing opportunities are not the end-all be-all but are great supplemental channels, that compliment strong online marketing campaigns.

Buyers Guides
Many print magazines offer free listings in buyers guides. Buyers guides typically have a long shelf life and are viewed as a product resource, meaning it is one of the first places consumers look when wanting to purchase an item. Often magazines will include product reviews or sponsored placement in a buyers guide. Typically the standard listing is free, but optionally vendors can increase their exposure by adding listings in additional categories for a nominal fee. Regardless the free listings are a great value and worth pursuing.

Product Reviews
The impartial overview from a credible source can spark product interest. A third party independent review of your product or service is seen as a vote of confidence. Invite publishers or even bloggers to review your product or service.

When requesting a review, it is proper net etiquette to always provide the reviewer an evaluation product free of charge. After the review, be sure to thank the reviewer and if appropriate, link to the completed review.

Forums/Volunteering in Communities
Offering your time and expertise will establish expertise and knowledge in a specific industry. Participants who participate in forums have a genuine interest and are a great target audience. Posting helpful information rather than blatant product advertisements will enhance an image.

Article Syndication
Writing quality informative and educational articles will also establish expertise. Articles also educate users about related product or service. Generally educated users require less technical help and are an easier sale because they understand how the people or service will help them.

RSS Feeds
Provide content in an RSS feed. While RSS is becoming very popular there are still a number of industries and sectors where very little content is available via RSS feeds. Placing quality content in an RSS feed and being “early to market” will help your company shine.

When small businesses compete with big businesses there are a number of areas in which they can compete effectively. As more businesses turn to the web as an advertising model, it is important that marketers and businesses define themselves by giving themselves every opportunity to be found. Utilizing undervalued marketing opportunities will separate online successes from failures.

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5 Ways to Get your blog Noticed

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Your blog is just one of the billion sites parked on the World Wide Web. Chances are, you don’t think yours will ever get noticed. We hear your cries for cyber attention. Here are five ways to get people clicking on to your site.

1.) Make sure it’s professional looking.
No one likes looking at blog that reminds them of a book report they wrote back in school. WordPress offer thousands of great looking free templates to use and with some coding knowledge it is easy to make some minor adjustments to them to fit your blog perfectly.

2.) Put your URL on every search engine possible.
Putting your URL on business cards and bugging your family and friends to check out your site won’t exactly increase traffic. Submitting it to search engines will make it easier for people to find you, provided that your webpage carries the topics they’re looking for. To understand how a search engine works, think of it as a “spider”: it crawls through your website, picking up words and information which would later be indexed in the search engine’s database. So make sure you pepper your site with keywords you think are relevant to what people are looking for.

3.) Link everywhere.
Find other sites that carry similar content as yours and ask to exchange links. Create banners to be placed on other peoples’ websites, and offer to the same for them on your site. Add your URL on your e-mail signature.

4.) Advertise offline.
The world of cyberspace isn’t enough to get you noticed. Write up press releases and send them to local newspapers and magazines. Print out fliers to be distributed. Just make sure that your site is already up and running to avoid giving people a bad impression (no one likes getting pumped up for something only to get disappointed).

5.) Interact with your readers.
Create an e-mail list so you can update your visitors about new developments, and always be open to feedback. Reply to comments on your blog, use Social Media to interact with your readers..