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If you are interested in Welsh News Sports and Events as well as Welsh Business News and Welsh Business Events, please take a look at our Welsh Blog or our WelshBiz Marketing Blog.

The WelshBiz UK Blog is a Welsh Blog that contains UK business news and events as well as UK sports news and events as well as Welsh business news and events and Welsh sports news and events.

The WelshBiz Marketing Blog contains Welsh Business News & Events and Information and offers on and from Welsh Businesses.

You can follow both blogs for email updates of posts, by adding your email address to the follow this blog section within the sidebar of the blogs.

You can also follow updates on Twitter at: @WelshBiz

The Welsh Blog & Welsh Business News Blog page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

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How To Spot A Good Series Idea For Your Blog

New post on Online Marketing Hub

How To Spot A Good Series Idea For Your Blog
by christopherjanb

A blog post series is an editorial calendar’s best friend. From one topic idea, you can produce multiple posts that keep your blog fresh for weeks or even months. But how do you know when an idea is worthy of a blog post series?

This post will reveal:

Five signs that an idea is suitable for a blog post series
Five steps for bridging the same topic across multiple posts
Five ways to position a blog post series for maximum readability and visibility on your blog and across the web
Five signs that an idea is suitable for a blog post series
You have different customers with related problems. For example, a nutritionist writing about how a particular vegetable or superfood helps the immune system, could do follow-up posts about its benefits for sleep quality and weight loss.
You’ve made a list. If you’ve already written a Top 10 (or 5, or 3) post, you have a natural launching point for delving deeper into each idea.
Your writing is overflowing. You start writing and as you get into the flow, it turns into a long post that is no longer focused on a single topic, but is now a collection of related ideas.
Your readers are asking for more. You’ve received several frequently asked questions that each warrant their own focused post.
You have a theory about something. Sometimes you’ll want to teach your readers a deeper, more complex system or explore aspects of a theory you’re working on.
Five steps for bridging the same topic across multiple posts
Step 1: Compose an introduction to the series. Sometimes this will be a stand-alone post. Other times, your introduction will be part of the first post of the series.

Step 2: Look at what you’ve written and find the natural breaking point(s), where you’ve finished talking about one element and you’ve started talking about another one.

Step 3: Decide on a format for each post in your series – will they be quick and to-the-point, or use a more formal article layout?

Step 4: If you’re going with a typical article format, compose an introduction and conclusion for each of your blog posts.

Step 5: If you’re keeping things simpler, just insert each separate point into its own blog post, using the format you chose (e.g., sub-headings such as Name of Tip/Resource, When to Use, Other Suggestions).

Five ways to position a blog post series for maximum readability and visibility on your blog and across the web
Independence: Assume people are reading each piece as a stand-alone blog post. They may never read the related posts, or they may read them in a different order than you wrote them. Make sure each post makes sense on its own.
Links: Help readers navigate the series by adding links to the other posts as they’re published. You can list these separately at the bottom or top of your posts, or use anchor text links within a sentence.
Language: Use the same words and phrases in each post, in order to reinforce your unique writing style and personality. Above all, try to use the same language that your typical customer might use when they discuss the topic.
Group: Create a tag with a unique name and web address (“slug”) and assign that tag to each of the posts. Once you’ve published the first post, look for the name of the tag in the byline or footer of your post (depending on your site design). Click on that link and copy the URL from your web browser. It might look something like this: http://ift.tt/1yBd00v. That is the link where people will find all posts with that tag, as long as you remember to add the tag to each one.
Promote: As you promote each individual post via social media, use the series link you created above to invite readers to view the whole series. Use Buffer or another tool to schedule future posts as well.
Why stop at one post when you’ve discovered a juicy topic that could help your ideal customers in multiple ways? Use these blog post series tips to keep delivering high-quality content for weeks to come.

photo credit: rsmithing via photopin cc

Author information

Linda Dessau
Business Blogging Consultant at Content Mastery Guide
Linda Dessau is the author of Write Your Way to More Clients Online and the founder of Content Mastery Guide. Her hands-free blog writing service helps small businesses attract their ideal customers with captivating content.

For more on this blogging advice article see:

http://omhub.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/how-to-spot-a-good-series-idea-for-your-blog/

The How To Spot A Good Series Idea For Your Blog page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

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Blogging News

New post on Online Marketing Hub

What Most Bloggers Don’t Want to Hear
by christopherjanb

I started this digital platform built on passion, purpose and the beckoning of exciting new frontiers.

It was invigorating.

This portal to the world gave me a voice I didn’t know existed. It was a journey into the unknown.

I created and crafted content, built connections on Twitter and published.

I signed up for learning.

It was time when Facebook was simple and organic. Content didn’t need images, screen shots and 1,500 words. Twitter was a simple text based platform of 140 characters devoid of visuals and it didn’t shorten your links. Mobile apps and optimization weren’t discussed and tablets were made of stone.

It was the wild social west.

When the excitement died down I realized what I had signed up for.

This.

Turning up every day
Staying up late or getting out of bed early
Read, view and consume information with relentless focused attention
Learning about email marketing
Becoming proficient at search engines and SEO
Building global social connections
Touching hearts not just minds
Learning tech stuff
Improving writing skills
Becoming a creator
Discipline
Learning to say no, because everything is not an opportunity
Focusing on what matters
Standing in front of an audience
Keeping evolving
Giving it away for free until it hurt
Learning the art of storytelling
Dealing with feeling like a fraud
Combating failure
Handling negative comments
Listening to the grammar and spelling police
Not letting the trolls grind you down
Becoming a copywriter
Crafting viral headlines
Persisting
Learning business skills
Managing time
Been there and doing that. Year after year. Still.

This is what most bloggers don’t want to hear. It’s not a get rich quick scheme. Sorry.

Then you can become an overnight success.

You then may enjoy the attention, accolades and a life that is on purpose. But there are no guarantees. Failure is still an option.

Are you ready for that?

The post What Most Bloggers Don’t Want to Hear appeared first on Jeffbullas’s Blog.

For more on this article or content marketing see:

http://omhub.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/what-most-bloggers-dont-want-to-hear/

What Most Bloggers Don’t Want to Hear page posted “By Mike Armstrong”

What Most Bloggers Don’t Want to Hear

New post on Online Marketing Hub

What Most Bloggers Don’t Want to Hear
by christopherjanb

I started this digital platform built on passion, purpose and the beckoning of exciting new frontiers.

It was invigorating.

This portal to the world gave me a voice I didn’t know existed. It was a journey into the unknown.

I created and crafted content, built connections on Twitter and published.

I signed up for learning.

It was time when Facebook was simple and organic. Content didn’t need images, screen shots and 1,500 words. Twitter was a simple text based platform of 140 characters devoid of visuals and it didn’t shorten your links. Mobile apps and optimization weren’t discussed and tablets were made of stone.

It was the wild social west.

When the excitement died down I realized what I had signed up for.

This.

Turning up every day
Staying up late or getting out of bed early
Read, view and consume information with relentless focused attention
Learning about email marketing
Becoming proficient at search engines and SEO
Building global social connections
Touching hearts not just minds
Learning tech stuff
Improving writing skills
Becoming a creator
Discipline
Learning to say no, because everything is not an opportunity
Focusing on what matters
Standing in front of an audience
Keeping evolving
Giving it away for free until it hurt
Learning the art of storytelling
Dealing with feeling like a fraud
Combating failure
Handling negative comments
Listening to the grammar and spelling police
Not letting the trolls grind you down
Becoming a copywriter
Crafting viral headlines
Persisting
Learning business skills
Managing time
Been there and doing that. Year after year. Still.

This is what most bloggers don’t want to hear. It’s not a get rich quick scheme. Sorry.

Then you can become an overnight success.

You then may enjoy the attention, accolades and a life that is on purpose. But there are no guarantees. Failure is still an option.

Are you ready for that?

The post What Most Bloggers Don’t Want to Hear appeared first on Jeffbullas’s Blog.

For more on this article or content marketing see:

http://omhub.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/what-most-bloggers-dont-want-to-hear/

What Most Bloggers Don’t Want to Hear page posted “By Mike Armstrong”