The Best Editorial Calendar for Multi-Author Blogs (And It’s Not CoSchedule)

Nelio Content is the best editorial calendar plugin for WordPress. (Photo: Nelio Software)

When you run a blog with multiple authors, organization is a must.

A great editorial calendar helps you keep track of all the moving pieces in your daily workflow.

In fact, editorial calendars can mean the difference between blogging success and failure, according to Copyblogger: “That little bit of planning goes a surprisingly long way toward getting the most audience reach from your blog content.” Continue reading “The Best Editorial Calendar for Multi-Author Blogs (And It’s Not CoSchedule)”

Top 3 Social Media Writing Tips to Grow Your Business

Your social media followers are listening to your every word. (Photo: kho)

Social media is a great tool for both our personal lives and business. You can use it to strengthen relationships, connect with an audience, promote your brand, and much more.

No wonder social media has produced some of the fastest-growing tech companies in recent years.

Many businesses want to improve the results they’re getting with social media, but they don’t know how. Advertising, email marketing, and similar tools have been around for much longer, so many companies feel more comfortable with them. But with social media, many are still figuring out how to use it effectively.

Here are three ways you can get more out of social media marketing. Continue reading “Top 3 Social Media Writing Tips to Grow Your Business”

How to Make Your Writing More Persuasive

First tip? Keep it simple. Write in a clear, straightforward way. (Photo: convisum)

When most people think about writing, they think of novels, textbooks, and other resources that are meant to entertain or educate.

But a lot of writing is also about persuading the reader to take an action—such as buying a product, donating to a fundraiser, or contacting someone.

When you’re writing primarily to persuade, you often need different strategies from when you’re writing to entertain or educate.

Here are five tips that can help. Continue reading “How to Make Your Writing More Persuasive”

7 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block

Frustrated? It’s time to get up and go for a quick walk outside. (Photo: J.R. Bale)

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
—Mark Twain

Mark Twain, who worked as a journalist as well as a novelist, should know a thing or two about writer’s block.

All writers struggle with filling a blank page or screen at some time in their careers. Reasons include anything from anxiety to exhaustion, and from distraction to confusion.

We can experience a block at the very start of a project or at its conclusion.

What every writer experiencing a block has in common, however, is the frustration that comes along with it. Here are some strategies to try the next time you’re stuck with a blinking cursor and nothing to say. Continue reading “7 Steps for Overcoming Writer’s Block”

3 Challenges of Writing a Marketing Campaign (And What to Do About Them)

Consumers are bombarded by marketing messages every day. (Photo: melpomen)

It’s a frustrating fact for most businesses that many marketing campaigns fail to cover their costs. Companies market because they’re trying to bring in new business.

When a marketing campaign fails, it can feel like the marketing budget went right down the drain.

Here are the top three challenges most businesses face when launching a marketing campaign.

Continue reading “3 Challenges of Writing a Marketing Campaign (And What to Do About Them)”