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Demian Farnworth
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Attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Lives in Belleville, IL
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I'm actually grateful for that low-grade ache that I’ll never be good enough ...
I have a confession to make. I’m a perfectionist. I slave over a piece of work long after most people would have given up.
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Discover what a doomsday cult can teach you about being specific. You’ll see it’s not so easy to dismiss someone when they are precise with details.
Discover what a doomsday cult can teach you about being specific. You’ll see it’s not so easy to dismiss someone when they are precise with…
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Some astronomers and philosophers make the grand, if not absurd, claim that we are ten thousand things, but one substance.
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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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... one might be tempted to look back on this waiting table stint as an occupational misstep except for the fact that I did walk away with one indispensable insight from one of the best waiters there ...
Back when I was twenty-one years old I did this thing they call waiting tables.
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Remarkable writers can write in their head and 5 more unique traits ...
I’ve spent the last seven years mentoring about seventeen writers.In that time I’ve also evaluated dozens of other writers, without choosing to mentor them…
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Writers are a soft sort. An odd sort. Delicate, say.

Not the kind of people you would expect to survive once the stuff hits the fan and the world as we know it ends ... but it doesn't have to be that way. 
Writers are a soft sort. An odd sort. Delicate, say.
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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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was just near Belleville last week, biking from Chicago to the Gateway Arch on old Route 66.  Small world.  raz
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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 I ran across your blog post The Art of Writing Great Google+ Posts -- imagine my surprise coming here to find you're not getting so much engagement these days!

Ooc, why? Did you guys adopt a more passive approach to G+ over the last couple of years?
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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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Work
Occupation
I told you I wrote copy for CBM. Look right.
Employment
  • Copyblogger Media
    Copywriter, 2013 - 2016
  • 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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Belleville, IL
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I write for all things digital. I love songs sad and mythical. I read books long and biblical. And love thoughts silly and philosophical.
Introduction
Once upon a time I was the 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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