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Set blogging goals wisely.
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Exploring Biloxi Mississippi.
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Maryhill museum located in Washington state. The Rodin exhibit was my favorite!
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10 secrets you don't have to learn the hard way
10 Start Up Secrets You Don’t Have to Learn the Hard Way
An #ArtoftheStart  interview with +Peg Fitzpatrick for #MyBookClub  

One question: If you were a startup, how would you use social media to share your startup with the world?

My answer: For most startups, social media equals marketing. This is the only marketing they can have because they don't have a lot of money.

I would start with Facebook probably because I think Facebook has the most targeting, the most cost effective with dark post and geographic post, you can explain all this because you know this better than I do.

I would just post great content that appeals to my potential customers, that provides some information or assistance or analysis, and then I would earn the right to every once in a while promote your own product or service.

Be like NPR. Provide great content, then run your pledge drive.

Video and full transcript of the interview here: http://pegfitzpatrick.com/10-start-up-secrets-you-dont-have-to-learn-the-hard-way/

#artofthestart   #startup   #entrepreneurship   #interview  
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SEO Guide For Beginners: 8 Tweaks You Can Make {In A Day} To Propel Your Organic Traffic

SEO is a necessary evil for bloggers and solopreneurs, no matter what you've heard. It's one of fastest {and easiest - I swear} ways to get traffic to your site and content. 

BUT, as all of us rookies know, it's not the easiest topic to tackle. It's one of those things that will escape you, until it clicks. For me, that click was in many ways all thanks to a certain sarcastic Englishman, +Luke Jordan. He patiently explained things to me in a way that my thick SEO challenged noggin could grasp. I walked away with a list of exactly what I needed to do on my site to get things optimized. What do you know, it's been working! I'll even admit that I find myself thinking and planning content with SEO in mind. True story!

After revealing in my SEO clickage, I knew Luke had to break this SEO stuff down for the rest of my newbie posse of awesome. So the VERY first guest post for The Branded Solopreneur was born.

In today's article Luke Jordan from Intergeek is breaking down 8 simple tweaks you can make in just ONE day that will help you garner more organic traffic. This is THE beginners guide to SEO!

Devour the Rookie SEO guide here: http://thebrandedsolopreneur.com/simple-seo-tips/

#bloggingtips #SEO #contentmarketing #solopreneur
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I thought the World Kite Museum would be boring, but it wasn't!  Instead it was fascinating to learn how kites were used in World War 2, and the history of kites in lands such as Afghanistan, India, Japan and Thailand.
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There are some harsh, very necessary truths in here. The net is simply oversaturated with self promotion, and if you haven't made it big online by now, it's increasingly unlikely you ever will. In 2005 "understanding the social media" was still an asset, but it had a massively short shelf-life. Now everyone with something to sell understands social media (except, ironically, some self-titled social media experts who joined all the services 5 years ago and spend their time creating hashtag parties for their social media expert friends). The slices of the cake get thinner and thinner, and right now they are translucent.
I keep getting hammered with follow notifications in Twitter from writers whose follow count equals their follower count in high four figures and whose description reads something like "check out my novel", and I flat out ignore them. And, increasingly, just keep on writing. Either the lottery of getting noticed hits you or it doesn't. The way to nudge luck is to create as much as you can, make it as good as you can and keep substance in your communications. Maybe you get discovered, maybe it happens 20 years after you've died destitute, which is what happened to surprisingly many classic scifi writers for example. But eh, that's writing, it's not a sensible way to make a living.
"I went to a panel on How to Write a Bestseller at the RWA conference and asked the two speakers what was the number one contributor to their making the jump from midlist to bestseller, and they both looked very uncomfortable and said, "We just kept on writing." They couldn't point to a single marketing-related action. They sure as hell didn't say, "We sent a lot of auto-DMs on Twitter with our book links in them."
The recipe seems to be GREAT BOOK + HARD WORK + TIME + LUCK."
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Love this quote by Seth Godin-"If you can't fail, it doesn't count."  This was such a great post!  I worry about offending people and I don't want to start any controversies, but I want to write what I truthfully think.  If I can't be truthful I won't post a false story.  But I do try to be balanced and look at all sides before I post anything.  I'm here to learn and share what I've learned.  Even if my blog fails, I'm proud of myself!  I've become a stronger writer, have gotten braver in sharing my ideas, and have gained skills I never dreamed of possessing!
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How I Got 6.2 Million Pageviews and 144,920 Followers
By  Anuj Adhiya

This guide is for people who don’t have the best writing skills or the budget to spend on clicks, but who need to grab the attention of their audiences through organic storytelling.

This is an article sharing what the author has learned, and please note, pageviews or followers count don’t necessarily mean success or good content.

This is for people who believe that from their little desk in their little rooms from the middle of nowhere, they can generate more traffic and visitors than those companies with an army of writers.

This is to help you get read in an extremely noisy world and turn those readers into long-term members.

This post covers tips across four categories:

Part 1 — Before writing: Preparing for the storm & Setting the right engines in place.

Part 2 — Writing: Writing style and essentials of an article that will get huge traffic.

Part 3 — Ready to publish: Things to do when you are ready to hit the publish button.

Part 4 — Post-publishing: How to get into big media outlets, how to double your blog traffic with redistribution, , and some other channels no one thinks of.


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#growthhacking   #storytelling  
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