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6 Ways to Blog More Efficiently with Batching

By Ashley Brooks Originally Published On Ashley Brooks Editorial Blogging can be a game-changer when it comes to your content strategy and website traffic—but writing a blog post isn’t exactly quick and easy. Blogging includes a lot of moving pieces that non-bloggers don’t think about: planning post ideas, creating graphics, promoting on social media, and of course, actually writing the post! Add it all up, and you’re looking at hours working on...

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Do THIS If You Are Thinking Of Quitting You Blog

By Susan Maccarelli A few years ago I started a personal blog combining humor with parenting topics. I’d post once every week or two and was dipping my toe in the waters of social media and online communities as I went. Four months into blogging I was over it for several reasons. Only a few people read my blog, and most of them I knew IRL on a first name...

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BYB 091: Writing For Motherwell Magazine – With Executive Editors Randi Olin and Lauren Apfel

Randi Olin and Lauren Apfel are the Executive Editors and Co-founders of a brand new parenting magazine that publishes everything from lyrical essays to opinion pieces. They joined Beyond Your Blog to chat about what differentiates Motherwell from other parenting sites, the unique writing categories they curate, response time & payment details, and how they run a magazine from separate continents! The interview includes Why Randi and Lauren decided to...

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10 Words To Trim From Your Writing

By Eva Langston of In the Garden of Eva: The Daily Growth of a Writer’s Plot Like extra cookies you don’t really need, extra words can make your writing flabby.  Especially in the online world, where readers want articles that are quick and easy-to-read, it’s important to keep your sentences trim. Whenever I finish writing an article, story, or novel, I use the “search” function to find the following words.  Most...

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7 Science-Backed Tips to Improve Your Writing (Infographic)

By Brendan Brown Originally Published On Global English Editing You’ve probably heard various tricks for combatting writer’s block and/or to stimulating your creative energy. You may have tried them with or without success or even developed your own voodoo-worthy practices to increase word count and quality. You may be surprised to learn that science can actually offer some fact-based suggestions for what really works best to improve your writing. This infographic offers...

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10 Budget-Friendly Alternatives To Blog Conferences

I just returned from BlogU! It was an awesome conference that I highly recommend to bloggers. I have attended 5 different blog conferences now and each one gave me loads of practical information, networking opportunities and a huge shot of inspiration. I try to attend one local and one non-local conference each year. BlogU was about an hour drive from my house, and my room and conference ticket were paid for...

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BYB 090: Write For Working Mother – With Executive Editor, Barbara Turvett

Working Mother is both the print magazine we all know as well as a digital publication that has grown immensely in recent years. Executive Editor Barbara Turvett, joins me in this episode to share key information for getting published in Working Mother, such as the print columns most likely to be assigned to new freelancers, specific topics she’d love to see more of, content differences between print and digital publications, payment...

How to Deal with Post-Pitch Panic and Get Your Piece Written - by Christine Organ on Beyond Your Blog 1

How to Deal with Post-Pitch Panic and Get Your Piece Written

Guest Post By Christine Organ ChristineOrgan.com Over the course of my career as a writer, I have realized two certainties about submitting my work to other sites. The first certainty is rejection. If you submit enough, rejections are just part of the game. Fortunately, because rejection is an oft-discussed topic for writers, I was prepared for it. That doesn’t mean the rejections are easy, just that I knew that they...

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BYB 089: Write For Book Riot – Making Reading Personal – With Associate Editor, Kelly Jensen

This week we talk to a site about reading and books, that goes way beyond book reviews. Book Riot Associate Editor Kelly Jensen joins Beyond Your Blog to discuss how they accept submissions and new contributors, the unique way they pay writers, and why they don’t publish articles about how to write. If you are interested in becoming a contributor and writing about two posts a month for Book Riot,...

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12 Writers Share Their Summer Writing Spaces

I recently spent several hours cleaning a thick layer of pollen off of our screen porch. We moved in just before Christmas, so I had not officially tried out the space until after the de-pollenation occurred, and when I finally did I found it was prime writing real estate! While I am still a fixture on the couch most nights, the screened porch offers a serene writing space when I have...