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Demian Farnworth
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Authority Rainmaker 2015 wrapped up a week ago, and those of us who were there are still processing the online marketing insights we had at the live event in Denver.

If you didn’t make it this year — and even if you did — we’d like to invite you to experience some of the energy at the conference.

There were so many smart people — attendees, presenters, and sponsors — gathered in one place. The collective energy of the group could be felt in the opera house seats, in the lobby, at the meals, and at the parties.

Listen below to Clark Buckner of TechnologyAdvice interview Authority Rainmaker 2015 presenters, attendees, and sponsors.

Hear their favorite takeaways below. And read on for the most compelling quotes we heard.

http://www.copyblogger.com/online-marketing-insights/
Discover the key online marketing insights attendees, speakers, and sponsors took away from the 2015 Authority Rainmaker conference.
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Go, Clark!
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Discover how to create a content strategy for your business that actually works!

This compact presentation features 13 questions that will get you thinking, and help you build a content plan for your business.

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Discover how to create a content strategy for your business that actually works! This compact presentation features 13 questions that will get you thinking, and help you build a content plan for your business.
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Ask yourself these 13 questisons and you’ll discover how long your article should be, whether it will be interesting, and if you even have the time to write a good article.
Here’s a million dollar question: is there a magical blog post length? In other words, should you aim for a word-count sweet spot? The answer is no, there is not an ideal word count for a blog post. But there’s is an ideal number of questions you need to ask yourself before you write. AndPlay Episode
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Indeed. :D
 
Why you need to curate your own content (& a 10 step process to do it!)

http://heidicohen.com/internal-content-curation/

+Joe Pulizzi  +Ann Handley  +Jodi Harris  +Demian Farnworth 
Want to maximize your content marketing budget? Add internal content curation to get the greatest reach from each piece of content. 10 steps you need.
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The Print Magazine Hoax: 10 Overlooked Lessons on Writing Great Content

Fans of the Internet love to mock print magazines. They love to gloat and preen as the gate to Big Media’s kingdom has been thrown open — and the gatekeepers are torn from their thrones and tossed in the moat (the pockets of their blazers stuffed with rocks).

We watch from a distance as the city burns to the ground. Like there is nothing redeemable about these institutions.

That’s unfortunate. Because they actually have a lot to teach us.

http://www.copyblogger.com/print-quality-content/
To increase your chances of success when you write online, check out these 10 vital tips from the print publishing world ...
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I've been writing for a marketing publication aimed at law firms for the past year, and yes, it's amazing how much better those articles are because, in a way, there's only one chance to make an impression on the reader.

No other calls to action, clicks, sidebars, or related stories to cover up mediocrity and offer an escape to the reader. Just my story, and their attention. 
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Ever suffer from Impostor Syndrome? 
You're ready to move forward with your business when you can help a significant number of people. And you can prove that to yourself by teaching ...
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Finally — The Copybot is own the Rainmaker Platform: thecopybot.com

I say finally b/c I dragged my feet on pushing the button.
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The simple rule of web writing ...

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Web usability demands mindless writing and design. Naturally, this makes some people want to vomit. Let Demian Farnworth explain ...
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You won’t like David when he’s angry.
Commit one of these copywriting crimes and you just might find yourself on the receiving end of a stern memo or handwritten note from David ...
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Why people love dialogue (involves butter and the hood of a hot car).
Why talk about dialogue in a podcast about online writing? Dialogue builds tension. Allows you to show instead of tell. And so much more. People love to read dialogue. We gravitate to the words on the page that are surrounded by quotation marks — the speech marks — because we know that two humans arePlay Episode
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Like accumulating capital, hard work has its own momentum. If you want to master digital media, then produce it often.

However, there is a danger here ...

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Discover how artificial constraints can help guide your workflow, increase productivity, and improve creativity ...
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One of the hardest things for a writer to uncover is her voice, her style, her flair.

Here are four safe ways to help you find it — and one dangerous.

http://rainmaker.fm/audio/draft/find-your-voice/
One of the hardest things for a writer to uncover is her voice, her style, her flair. Here are four safe ways to help you find it — and one dangerous. Writers start to peel away from the crowd when they find their voice. That strong, distinctive voice that people easily recognize. But finding yourPlay Episode
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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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