How to Blog as a Business: 6 Steps For Structuring a Team

If you want to set your company apart from the competition, creating a corporate blog is definitely one way to do it.   Providing valuable, fresh content on a consistent basis is one of the best ways to build a loyal and engaged audience online and become a thought leader.   Blogging helps drive credibility … Read more

10 Bad Writing Habits All Bloggers Should Avoid

10 Bad Writing Habits All Bloggers Should Avoid

A successful blog requires one thing and one thing only: puppies. Readers love puppies. Give them puppies, and they will come. Puppy pictures, puppy videos, guilty puppies wearing hats—anything with puppies will do. Play to your readers' love of cuteness, and they will forgive you any bad writing habits, never straying from your blog. (Anything about stray puppies is sure to be a hit as well.)Incorporating puppies into your posts is never a bad blogging habit.

Okay, okay. So maybe bad writing habits can't be cured only with puppies, although I  do recommend incorporating them into your blog posts as much as humanly possible. The way to overcome a majority of bad writing habits is not to focus on baby dogs but to focus on balance.

The answer to the question “What is the secret to blogging?” should always be “balance.” Your blog writing should strike a balance between humor and information, between substance and fluff, and between perfection and humanity. When it comes to blogging, most bad writing habits have to do with a serious lack of balance.

Writing for a blog can be tricky, but a well-written blog post is certainly possible as long as you know what to avoid. Let's take a look at some bad writing habits and what you can do to avoid them.

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Hey Copywriters! Use these 7 Writing Tips To Make Your Work Shine

How can improve your copywriting so you can close sales?

What writing tricks can you borrow from the playbooks of the pros so that you look like a more talented and professional writer?

In this blog post, I'll explain seven simple but effective writing tips that you can use today to make your web copy standout.

 1. Grab ‘Em By the Eye Balls

Your readers and customers don’t click on boring, bland or unsexy headlines.

As a writer, it’s your job to grab them by the eye-balls with an engaging headline.

If you're struggling to find a good headline for your article, take a look at magazine covers like Cosmo.

The writers for magazines like Cosmo are well-paid pros, and you can easily rework any of these proven headlines to suit your copywriting.

For example, I recently adapted the headline 10 Sex Myths Busted! and turned it into 10 Writing Myths Busted!.

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