1/4/13: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

Jan 4, 2013 | Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Here are some recent blog posts and articles that might help.

This week I’m pointing you to pieces on what’s happening with e-books, building traffic for your blog, and analyzing your posts from 2012.

From the Mercury News: E-books grow, hurting traditional books, survey finds
“Surging sales of tablet computers are driving a fundamental change in how Americans read books. Twenty-three percent of Americans age 16 and older say they have read an electronic book in the past year, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. That’s up from 16 percent a year ago.”

From Dukeo: How to Build a High Traffic Blog
“If you want to make money with your blog you need traffic. Lots of traffic. The more traffic the better. In fact, you can never have too much traffic. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s take a look at how to build a high traffic blog.”

From Michael Hyatt: How a Quick Analysis of Your Top Posts Can Improve Your Blogging Results Next Year
“Now is a good time to review your previous year’s blogging results and see what you can learn. I just went through this exercise today and thought I’d share what I learned. Hopefully, it will encourage you to do a similar assessment.”

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World

Tools of Change for Publishing