Blogging Tips, Advice and Blog Strategies – 1/28/16

Awesome points for any blogger! I like to learn new things every day and this post gave me some excellent ideas on how to improve my following. 🙂

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Respond in a timely manner.

As I have mentioned I try to spend a few hours every day reading and networking in the blogosphere.  During my reading sessions I will comment when warranted in anticipation of a great conversation.  And then crickets!  7 days later (or longer!) I receive a response from said blogger, but by that time I have read so much other stuff that I really don’t recall what the comment was about; nor do I care any longer.  This scenario happens often.  Be the blogger that pays attention to your house.  If you don’t care enough about your blog to respond to someone in a timely manner, then I don’t care either.  And neither will the rest of the community.  Responding a week later is not responding in a timely manner, imho.   People respond when you respond back immediately.  My personal rule is to respond within…

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Five Facts About Goal Setting for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants (or Anyone)

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With the start of each new year, thousands of employees participate in an evaluation process with their bosses and are asked to set goals for the upcoming year. If you’re like most, you have no clue how to go about establishing anything substantial.

Check out “Five Facts About Goal Setting for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants (Or Anyone).

This re-blog from Karen Porter at The Effective Admin outlines the difference between goals and activities. It gives great insight into the goal-setting process and what you can do to advance your career.

Fact 1: A goal is something you achieve, not something you do.

While this post is geared toward administrative professionals, it provides great advice for any profession.

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8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content

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You HAVE to check out this re-blog from Pamela Wilson at CopyBlogger!

She talks about “8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content” and I’m going to test her theory here.

1. Embrace the line break

There are few easier ways to make your content more readable. Even complex content can be made much more reader-friendly with the simple introduction of lots of white space. Feature one idea per paragraph, and keep them short — three or four sentences at most.

And try writing some paragraphs with one sentence only.

I’ve divided this post into very small segments. Let’s see many people actually take the time to read this.

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Family Finances: Confessing to my Husband

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Check out my latest post at KnotSoSubtle.com – 

Family Finances: Confessing to My Husband

Unfortunately, this is an issue affecting so many people these days. I’m hoping by sharing my experiences I can provide a little hope to others that find themselves in similar circumstances.

Looking back, I realize that I was never properly prepared to handle the family finances. Being lulled into a false sense of financial security, I had no clue that our lives would be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. Nor did I realize just how close we would come to losing it all.

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6 easy ways to improve readability in 5 minutes or less

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I learn something new every day! Thanks to this re-blogged post – “6 Easy Ways To Improve Readability in 5 Minutes or Less” from James Chartrand at Men With Pens, now every writer can create more readable posts. 

Giving your content a readability boost isn’t too hard if you follow a few simple rules of thumb. Here are 6 that make a dramatic improvement in your writing, and each takes only 5 minutes or less.

Check it out, and let me know what you think. Remember to keep it in “short, actionable sentences.” 🙂

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