I’m continually collecting links to articles, resources and tools I open, read and mean to tweet but never do. They often end up in Evernote, Pocket or on one of several Stickie notes on my desktop, never to be shared. So I’m starting a feature called Weekly Content Tips, so I can bring you all these great finds in one easily scannable digest.
Every weekend, I’ll post a list of links that have something to do with content. Feel free to read, share and tweet your best content finds (even if you’ve written ‘em!) to me – I’m @aesmithwriting.
Before you worry about growing your audience, using shiny new tools or which metrics to measure, you have to hone in on what, exactly, you should write. Here are some posts from industry pros that demystify blogging, and where to start.
How to Start a Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers
Congratulations! You’ve decided to start a blog. But there’s still a lot to do, from picking a domain name to starting your email list, the actual writing, and promotion. The Write Life has you covered.
How to Start a Blog When You Have Absolutely No Audience
CoSchedule offers this free infographic on how to start a blog – it’s time to find and build your audience by networking, researching your markets and keywords, identifying your social channels and more.
10 Ways to Come Up With More Blog Post Ideas
One of the most frustrating experiences we have as bloggers is running out of ideas for posts. Don’t let this happen to you. Hang this post from Business 2 Community on your wall (or wherever you’ll see it) because digital marketing expert Marc Guberti has some great tips.
3 Areas Every Blogger Should Focus On When Starting Out
With so much advice about writing and blogging out there, sifting through even the basics can be daunting. Veteran blogger Darren Rowse of Problogger breaks down what you should focus on first.
How to Guest Blog for Business in 10 Steps
Another step-by-step guide, this one from Get Response is about blogging for business, from deciding on your goal and who to target right through writing your post and follow up.
How to Write Authoritative Content Without Sacrificing Your Personality
Coqui Content Marketing brings us this in-depth post about balancing your authoritative voice with letting your personality shine through. They share secrets, caveats and reminders about being true to ourselves – a fantastic appeal for strong writing and authenticity in blogging.
How to Turn Your Blog into a Resource
How can you take your blog from one of the many options to a solid industry resource…and why should you want to? Inbound marketer and content specialist Dominque J. breaks it all down for us.