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Demian Farnworth
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But did you know catching hell can help you sharpen your copy chops, too? Yep. Starting a little controversy can do that.
There are about 100 ways to become a better writer. For example, you could … Read 100 books. Listen to Ira Glass’ This American Life. Cultivate a sick sense of humor. Think like a psychologist. Rack up rejections. Write like mad. But did you know catching hell can help you sharpen your copy chops, too?Play Episode
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I promise this show is not all about me ...
After 17 years and nine businesses, I’ve run the gamut of roles and levels of sophistication outside the traditional world of employment. It’s been quite a ride. When I look back, I can identify 4 distinct phases that I’ve gone through, one of which may correspond with where you’re at currently, or where you wantPlay Episode
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Vexed by Your Bankrupt Vocabulary?

You can spot a mediocre writer from miles away ...
You can spot a mediocre writer from miles away … Flat verbs. Obtuse nouns. Lame metaphors. Absence of stories. I should know. I used to be one. In regards to the mediocre writers, it seems to me that they’d want an edge. That they’d kill to get their hands on words that crank out powerPlay Episode
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Anybody out there know who Cyrus Trask is? Anyone?

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Anybody out there know who Cyrus Trask is? Anyone? You won’t find out who Cyrus Trask is if you eyeball a list of country singers. No. The only way you can find out who Cyrus Trask is is by reading John Steinbeck’s novel East of Eden. John Steinbeck describes Cyrus Trask as the father ofPlay Episode
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Ouh! It´s look so fine! Bravo!
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6 Ways to Becoming a Completely Original Writer

Let’s admit it: in a world where blogs and blog posts proliferate, it’s hard to be original. But it’s not impossible …

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Let’s admit it: in a world where blogs and blog posts proliferate, it’s hard to be original. But it’s not impossible … … as long as you’re willing to do a little work. So the question is, what can you as a web writer or blogger do to write a post that stands out? That’sPlay Episode
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Love this. Share, please, with a new writer. 
 
Are you an aspiring writer? The New Writer Scholarship Might Be the Blessing You've Been Praying For

Some of you have already reached the level of "professional writer," which is cool....I'm looking for someone who loves to write and needs help getting beyond the hobby level or is desperately searching for a way to somehow climb out of the obscurity pit.  

Doesn't matter what form of writing you love---poet, novelist, copywriter, biographer, screenwriter, blogger--my search for the right person to receive this scholarship only needs talent and passion.
If you're interested, click the link below to get all the details.

Please share this opportunity here on Google Plus and all over. If you are not an aspiring writer, there's a good chance you know one.

I hope you'll send them a link to the application page. If they do win, they will thank you for a long time.

New Writer Scholarship details:
http://www.buildyourownblog.net/scholarship/?utmx=matgpls130715
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No need to get alarmed. 
Who will win the battle of human versus machine? Demian Farnworth explores five ways content creators can actually thrive by embracing machine automation.
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If the computers can write we will only use the brain! We are ready for the future!
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I don't think he forgot a single soul in the marketing world. :D
 
Make It Count: Why Your Blog is Forgettable (and What to Do About It)

Sometimes, we’ll pour our blood, sweat, and tears into a blog post. Other times? We’ll publish just for the sake of publishing.

The problem is most blog traffic comes from first-time visitors. We get one shot at them. Once chance to make an impression. One chance to impact their lives.

In my biggest post of 2015, I look at why it's so important we bloggers try our best every time we write. A truckload of amazing bloggers and entrepreneurs are referenced, including:

+Marc Ensign, +Amy Harrison, +Brittany Bullen, +Bryan Harris, +Adam Connell, +Ramsay Taplin, +Demian Farnworth, +Ana Hoffman, +Sally Miller, +noah kagan, +Stefanie Flaxman, +Jeni Elliott, +Beth Hayden, +Ryan Biddulph, +Ali Luke, +Carol Tice, +Alexis Grant, +Kevan Lee, +Jenna Dalton, +Jon Morrow, +Jeff Goins, +Jaime Buckley, +Alex Turnbull, +Jeff Bullas, +Henneke Duistermaat, +Pamela Wilson, +Brian Dean, +Stacey Roberts, +Neil Patel, +uttoran sen, +Kate Erickson, +John Lee Dumas of EntrepreneurOnFire,  +Mary Jaksch, +Ann Smarty, +Danny Iny, +Bryan Collins, +Glen Long, +Yaro Starak, +Pauline Cabrera, +Chris Garrett, +Carol Amato, +Sue Anne Dunlevie, +Harleena Singh, +Adrienne Smith, +Brian Clark, and +Darren Rowse.

I hope you like it. If you do, share it with a friend!

Read it here:
http://beabetterblogger.com/make-it-count/

#bloggingtips   #standout   #bememorable   #beabetterblogger   #makeitcount  
You usually get one chance to make a good impression when someone visits your blog. Here's how to make it count.
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+Demian Farnworth: You're probably right! Haha. It's certainly a long list. There's just so many great bloggers out there. :-)

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13 Logic Mistakes that Make Content Marketers Look Irresponsible
When you produce logically consistent content, you define yourself as professional and set yourself apart from the noise. Avoid these 13 logical fallacies.
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Head over to Unemployable.com to grab your free spot.
Brian Clark has been referring to himself as "unemployable" for years, and it’s a common joke among entrepreneurs. For Brian, he's not sure he's joking ...
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Conquer Content Shock with *Illegitimate Ideas

*wanted to use another word, but …

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Discover what illegitimate ideas are, and how you can use them to stand out and create surprising, fascinating content that makes an impact ...
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Say hi. 
 
Join us each Monday throughout July as we dive into discussions on Entrepreneurship, Writing & Blogging, Social Media, and Search. These panels, presented by SiteSell, will feature tremendous guests and are hosted by Mike Allton.

This week we are talking about Writing & Blogging and will be offering insights and discussion from +Demian Farnworth, +Wade Harman  and +Kevan Lee.

Demian Farnworth is the Chief Copywriter at +Copyblogger. His main gig is to write web copy that conquers the web's two main problems: obscurity and neglect. When he says obscurity, he means web content that is buried beneath billions of web pages. By neglect, he means if someone actually finds your page, they'll more than likely ignore or abandon it. To overcome those two problems he writes web content that search engines can easily find and people can't resist.

Follow Demian: https://twitter.com/demianfarnworth

Wade Harman is a full time social media marketing blogger. He has a Psychology degree and he uses it to help people create action from their updates on social media. People these days have a twisted sense of how marketing is done and he’s here to set them straight. Become a Hero to one individual at a time and stop marketing to the masses!

Follow Wade: https://twitter.com/wadeharman

Kevan Lee is the Content Crafter at +Buffer. This is where he shares his best, actionable advice on content marketing, his favorite writing tips, and his top time-saving tools.

Follow Kevan: https://twitter.com/kevanlee

Full Schedule and Lineup: http://www.sitesell.com/blog/2015/06/sitesell-presents-an-incredible-series-for-entrepreneurs.html 

SiteSell offers a free eCourse on Entrepreneurship that will help you recognize and overcome the most common fears that stop budding entrepreneurs: http://www.sitesell.com/entrepreneurship/ 

Make sure to RSVP, and feel free to share your questions on the Event Page as we will be pulling the best comments and questions into the broadcast for our panel to respond to.

If you want to make sure you don’t miss any future shows, be sure to RSVP to this one, and we'll add you to a special VIP circle and invite you to all future shows.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Mike Allton. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I told you I wrote copy for CBM. Look right.
Employment
  • Copyblogger Media
    Copywriter, 2013 - present
  • The CopyBot
    Freelance Copywriter, 2011 - 2012
  • Fallen + Flawed
    Blogger, 2011 - 2012
  • Joyce Meyer Ministries
    Managing Editor, 2009 - 2010
  • Joyce Meyer Ministries
    Senior Web Copywriter, 2007 - 2009
  • Proquest Technologies
    Senior Editor, 2005 - 2007
  • Proquest Technologies
    Copywriter, 2001 - 2005
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I write for Copyblogger Media. I dig vacuums, dancing, and books. Dancing books that suck up dirt are the best.
Introduction
Chief Copywriter at Copyblogger Media. Read all my articles here. Get even more writing advice at my personal blog -- The Copybot.

A great place to start is in my Education of a Writer Series -- particularly The Year of Falling Apart.

My main gig is to write web copy that conquers the web's two main problems: obscurity and neglect. 

When I say obscurity, I mean web content is buried beneath billions of web pages. By neglect, I mean if someone actually finds your page, they'll more than likely to ignore or abandon it.

To overcome those two problems I write web content that search engines can easily find and people can't resist.

 
I also teach writers the secret to going from a good writer to a great writer. Or how to become a pit bull on paper

Some of My Best Stuff on Google+

Want to see my most popular posts on Google Plus? The essential? Here are thirteen. 
Here are two Hangouts I've done. One on writing in general, and the other on direct response copywriting in general: 
By the way, I don't follow someone just because they follow me. I follow someone because I find them interesting, engaging, and positive.  
Bragging rights
Ran two marathons. Both brutalized me. One was during a winter storm. The other was during a heat wave. I've also hiked nearly 150 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Over 2,100 miles to go.
Education
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    English Literature, 1998 - 2000
  • AWAI Accelerated Copywriting Course
    Copywriting, 2001 - 2002
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