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We are ending the week with good news. Our community is expanding to #Wellington  & #Tauranga ! So excited to meet more bloggers and for us to help you in your blogging journey. See you soon!
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Want to improve as a writer? Here are some 10-minute writing exercises that can help you reach that goal
In just 10 minutes a day you can improve your creativity, clarity, and storytelling skills with these short writing exercises.
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Want to be a better writer? Then cut out these 7 words
There are hundreds of writing rules. How do you become a better writer when writing itself is so complicated?
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Ahead of the August meetup, here's a glossary of web analytics terms you might find useful
The jargon of web analytics can be a bit overwhelming. BBC digital consultant Esra Dogramaci explains some key terms. There is also a glossary.
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Blogging 101  - 
 
The fourth and final installment in the "Just Do It" series
 for new bloggers

http://bloggersnetwork.nz/blogging-everyone-says-just-do-it-part-4/
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The insanely slow road to building a blog (and why most people give up)
Building a successful blog takes longer than you might think. With patience, you can amass more readers than all the bloggers who give up too early.
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Mili G

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Link to my blog from Tuesday's meet up. Also I use WordPress.com currently so if you have any questions, I can try and answer them (if I know :)).

http://wp.me/p6ciZj-2n
Earlier this week, I attended my first ever Auckland Bloggers meet up. I got invited to this via my Google+ account. Let's be honest now, we live in a technologically advanced world, gone are the d...
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Jam Mayer
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Thanks +Ngaire Ackerley for sharing your knowledge to the community! This is to complement our workshop meetup session tonight. 
No one likes getting hacked or expects it to happen to them. When it does happen and you lose content or your design or blog completely, it can mean a lot of time and money to get it back the way it was. To make restoring your blog easier: Have a secure password. If you have your own hosting and ...
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Content Writing  - 
 
They say you get what you pay for. When it comes to blog posts (or any writing for the web, "if you pay peanuts you’ll get monkey droppings."
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Some good advice for designing readable blog posts
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About this community

A community of Kiwi bloggers. Whether you are planning to create one, just started, or a veteran, we welcome you to join us. This is a venue to exchange ideas and support fellow NZ based bloggers. We regularly meet IRL but we plan to have G+ Hangouts so everyone can join in and benefit from the exchange.

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Is there a perfect paragraph length for the web? Doesn't look like anyone really agrees ...
Like hand-holds on a climbing wall, paragraphs give us an obvious path to traverse a wall of text - except when we they get lost on a small screen.
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While I don't think there is any ideal length for a blog post, this is food for thought
There is no arguing the point that the Internet runs on content and that quality copy is essential to success. There is, however, some debate over the perfect length of a blog post and how its word count influences its overall performance. There will always be valid points to both sides, ...
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Blog Marketing  - 
 
A good introduction to content syndication which can be a great way to draw traffic to your blog
Syndicating your content can help you build your blog's audience, but to get republished on bigger sites you need to build strong relationships.
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Blogging 101  - 
 
A few tips for successful blogging. This article's aimed at journalists, but there's no reason you can't use this advice too.
From choosing the right platform to how to make your posts more discoverable, here are some tips from WordPress to get your blog up and running
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Jam Mayer
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A bit more bells and whistles on the website. We are now accepting registrations to join the community and claim your member benefits. You can now edit your profile and write a guest blog post on our website. 

Looking forward to you joining! More to come as we will add more features in the next few months. Thank you to those who've contributed thus far!
I always believed that the community is not just about a small group of people behind the scenes but those who contribute and help fellow bloggers to get better. With that in mind, Scott and I decided to get members writing. What better way to do this than to do it than with the group's own blog ...
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Just registered +Jam Mayer :)
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Jam Mayer
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Thanks +Ngaire Ackerley for the review of this month's meetup event! :)
Review of the July New Zealand Bloggers Network Meetup event focused around WordPress as the platform of choice for blogs.
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Check out the first member post on the group's blog
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If you're looking for some high-quality stock photos to use with your blog post, check out Pixabay. There are thousands of great images, and they're public domain. What does that mean? You can use them any way you want.
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'Content' is a vile word. From the article:

"‘Content’ is a word for people who don’t really care what’s produced as long as they can sell it, or put ads against it, or use it as part of their marketing strategy. I wince every time I catch myself using it. In too many cases, artists have been downgraded to the status of mere ‘content creators.’"
A version of this article originally appeared as part of our weekly newsletter – sign up now to make sure you don’t miss out next Friday.  There's a word that has become ...
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