Why writing and blogging are so important

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If you heard me speak at a conference or panel before a common line I will often say about why people should blog is that if you don't tell your story then who will? Then I usually follow up with some ways to create blog topics and justify blogging and the whole social media building relationships, you can't rely on news media etc. You get the picture.

But what is Blogging? Blogging is telling a story, blogging is sharing your opinion, blogging is reporting news and more. But at the core, blogging is writing! While being one of the speakers at BrandCamp Detroit [...]

Content Marketing infographic: The Content Grid to help you with your Content Strategy

Creating a valuable content strategy and knowing what websites and tools to use to increase your website traffic or for awareness can be challenging if you don't have a plan. Content strategy is something that shouldn't be taken lightly no matter if you're a beginning blogger, experience social media professional or a major brand. But after you have created your content what's next is content marketing.

To help you with content marketing the Jess3 team has created the content marketing infographic for a visualization of what tools are available.


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infographic – The State of the Blogosphere in 2010

While reading my RSS feeds in Google Reader I came across this interesting infographic made by by infographiclabs for blogharlad about the state of the blogsphere in 2010. Here are a few highlights from the infographic:

7 of the Top 10 blogs are tech related.

  1. The Huffington Post
  2. TechCrunch
  3. Gizmodo
  4. Mashable
  5. Gawker
  6. Engadget
  7. The Daily Beast
  8. TMZ.com
  9. Boing Bong
  10. ReadWriteWeb

67% of bloggers are male while 33% are female

The top two age groups are between 25-34 and 35-44

48% of blogs are from the US

Most people update their blog 2-3 times a week or at [...]

Raleigh SEO discusses Content Strategy FTW

Last night I attended a SEO meetup in Raleigh, NC led by Phil Buckley (@1918). Some of Phil's notes were from Kristina Halvorson's book and presentations on content strategy. As the session was wrapping up I mentioned how I have live video stream Kristian's SXSW talk, so I decided to repost it. It's a great presenation for the experienced or beginner blogger or indiviuals repsonsible for creating a content stratgy for clients. Also for a recap of the SEO meetup read Stacey Alexander's (@Stacey_Alex) recap post Creating a Content Strategy for SEO.

Photo by Warren Parsons

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