The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 3/27/15

Mar 27, 2015 | 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. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on expert roundup posts and America’s reading habits.

From Problogger: 7 Commonsense Tips to Improve Your Next Expert Roundup

“My first expert roundup (January, 2015), featured the likes of top guys like Rand Fishkin, Neil Patel and Yaro Starak. In terms of quality, it was great. But it got me only around two hundred shares and a few backlinks. Disappointed by my failure, I felt that ‘expert roundups’ are overhyped. I looked around to get some expert roundup tips”

Wally’s Comment: This is the first analysis post I’ve seen on expert roundup posts.

From Dana Beth Weinberg: Why Authors and Readers Still Want Print

“The latest Pew Internet Research study found that e-reading is indeed on the rise but eclipsed by the continuing popularity of print. The percentage of American adults who read an ebook was 28% in 2014, up 11% since 2011. Still, that figure is small compared to the percentage who read a print book, 69% in 2014, only slightly fewer than the 71% who reported doing so in the 2011 sample. In other words, Americans are far more likely to read print than to read ebooks.”

Wally’s Comment: Dana Beth Weinberg always seems to find the statistics that are both important and interesting.

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writing 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

Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence