For Grammar Geeks: A Visual Map of the 15 Punctuation Marks

A friend and fellow Essentials tutor shared this a few days ago, and I love it! Designed by Curtis Newbold of The Visual Communications Guy, the infographic lists the 15 punctuation marks in order of difficulty (to learn and use) with the rules that govern their use. Click here to download a full-size poster version…

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My Secret Blogging Weapon: The Blog Break

Burnout is a slow process. It doesn't happen overnight; it happens one blog post, one stressful day, one hurtful comment, one moment at a time. It happens to writers and creatives and entrepreneurs. And it can kill a blog, a business, even a family. Honestly, the formula for avoiding burnout is simple, but that doesn't…

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5 Blogging Resources for Just $7.40 This Week Only! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

Are you ready to take your blog to the next level? With printables to help you set goals and plan for the future, creative ideas for making money with your blog, ways to manage your time when balancing work and home, writing tips and a guide to hiring blog help, this collection offers you a…

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Using Images to Enhance Your Blog Posts
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Using Images to Enhance Your Blog Posts

The following post is from James of Brooks Web Services: Images are am important part of blogging. Many people do not use them when blogging, but they should. Here's why: It's appealing visually. - Images can help add to a post, attract attention to the copy, and encourage them to stay and read the entire…

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Business Bloggers That Professional Bloggers Should Read
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Business Bloggers That Professional Bloggers Should Read

There's no shortage of blogging blogs to read, and we all know the "top" blogging blogs, including Problogger, Copyblogger and, my personal favorites, Blogging with Amy and Tentblogger. But if you're blogging professionally, there's another niche that I think is just as important to read, and that's business blogs. Today, I want to share three…

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Creating a Healthy Blog/Life Balance

The following post is from Sherri of Zen Family Habits: As we work behind the scenes to add new features to Life Your Way, we're reposting some of our favorite posts from the archives. Look for all new posts and some exciting announcements in the coming weeks! When I first started blogging I was filled…

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7 Tips for Fighting Blogger Burnout

If you've been blogging for long, chances are you've had weeks where you struggle to get your posts written. Whether you call it writer's block or blogger burnout, if you're blogging "professionally", it's a good idea to plan ahead of time for how you'll deal with it when it happens. I've experienced this at various…

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The Balance Between Competition & Community

A while back, I posted a business plan template for bloggers. It was well received by many people, but Mindi from Moms Need to Know was really offended that the first page included identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your competition and that the rest of the plan included words like "strategic partnership", "threats", etc.…

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No Partial Feeds, Please

As bloggers, we have lots of opportunities to increase our traffic and/or our income, but it's important to evaluate each of these opportunities from our readers' perspective rather than only looking at the benefits to our blogs. A perfect example of this is the use of partial feeds. Some bloggers publish only a small excerpt…

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Blogging 101: How to Get Feed Subscribers

The following post is from Jo-Lynne of Musings of a Housewife and DCR Design: Last month I discussed feed readers and how to subscribe to blogs you want to follow. Now let's talk about burning your feed to Feedburner and getting your readers to subscribe to your feed. Why do I want to want to…

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