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How to Get Blog Ideas – A very effective way to conquer blogger’s block!

This is a guest post from Gloson. It is part of The “Bad Ass” SEO Guest Blogging Contest. Most of us have been trapped in blogger’s block before – very determined to write the next high-quality blog post to benefit your beloved readers! Woohoo!  🙂 Searching for ideas Photo by Stephen Poff So you sit down and your fingers are ready to type! But after several minutes, you are still stuck on a blank page – you haven’t wrote anything at all. You can’t think of even a single idea! Aww man! 🙁 But your problem is now over! Here’s a very effective and little-known method to help you get blog post ideas in no time! Step 1 – Visit other blogs in your niche If your blog is about entrepreneurship, visit other blogs about entrepreneurship, business, marketing, blogging, social media, and those kinds of stuffs. Examples of great blogs on those topics: Chris Brogan, Problogger, Copyblogger, EpicLaunch, Income Diary, and lots more. Step 2 – Look for list posts Some examples of list posts are ‘10 Ways to Become a Successful Blogger’, ‘50 Ways to Become Super Productive’, ‘12 Ways to Maximize Your Influence on Twitter’, and other posts like those. Photo by Éole Step 3 – Read the list posts, and get ideas from the points! Next step is to read the post and get the goodies....

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11 Sure-Fire Ways to Annoy Your Readers (Please Don’t Do This)

This could be one of your blog readers. Are you unknowingly annoying your readers? Well, if you are making these 11 mistakes, you might be turning them off. Keep on reading… Annoyed reader photo by Jonno Witts 1. Writing in gigantic blocks of text Big text blogs are easy to get lost in. They also strain eyes and make reading difficult. Because it’s hard to scan. Let alone read. In fact, a study shows that only 16% of your readers read word-by-word. The rest mostly scan. So at least make it scannable. I suggest keeping paragraphs 1 to 7 lines long. Then your readers would read your post relaxingly and enjoyably. Ahhhh… 2. Eye-straining text No matter how good your writing may be, if you write in teeny weeny text, people are going to be annoyed and read with squinty winty eyes. Or scan abruptly. Or not read at all. Also, make sure the lines are not squeezed too tightly together, like… This paragraph is an example of hard-to-read text, hard-to-read text, hard-to-read text. This paragraph is an example of hard-to-read text, which readers can’t stand and move on to the next. So, make reading easy so the poor eye can rest. 5 easy steps to make your text easy to read 1. Go to your theme’s CSS in your admin area. For WP users, go to the theme...

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15 Ways To Get Your Blog Comments Noticed

This is a guest post by Gloson. Gloson is a talented 11 year old blogger from Malaysia. He also has written a poetry book, and is officially the youngest published poet in Malaysia. Be sure to follow him on Twitter! Commenting on blogs is a great way to get yourself (and your blog noticed). If you type in your site address in the comment form, you will get a little link on your name in the comment. If your comments are noticed, chances are some people might click into your website and you’ll get some traffic. But now popular blogs receive about 50 – 100 comments on each post. And people usually miss most of them. Here are 15 ways to get your blog comments stand out from the crowd and catch the attention of people. 1. Write longer comments if the rest are short ones If most of the comments happen to be short ones, then write long comments to make yourself stand out. Don’t forget to format it though, for no one likes reading long comments. 2. Write shorter comments if the rest are long ones Do exactly the opposite if the rest are long ones. Of course, don’t write two word comments or that will backfire. 3. Be one of the early birds People usually pay attention to the first comments. So if you are on...

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