Category: Better Blogging

Hemingway would have been a great blogger

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Ernest Hemingway is best known for his novels and short stories, but he started out as a journalist. Right out of high school he signed on as a cub reporter with the Kansas City Star. Later he did a lot of work for the Toronto Star. He filed stories from Europe. Some were straight reporting, like his dispatches from the  »  Read More

Great blogging example: Chris Edmonds’ post on Amazon’s culture

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A great blog post The New York Times article on Amazon’s culture (8/15/15) unleashed a pack of blog posts and articles. Most of them were more “piling on” than carefully reasoned. They expressed outrage and revulsion and called for an Amazon boycott. But the writers didn’t seem to know much beyond  »  Read More

The Curation 3 Step

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Every Sunday at 3 PM, US Eastern time I publish “Leadership Reading to Start Your Week.” Every Friday I publish my “Writing Edge” selections. They’re two of the curation posts I do every week for myself and for clients. A curated post gives you a way to deliver high quality content to your  »  Read More

Blogging: 5 steps to using research well

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Belle Beth Cooper writes about social media, startups, lifehacking, and science on the Buffer blog. She recently wrote an outstanding post titled: “How We Research: A Look Inside the Buffer Blog Process.” Here’s part of the opening. “I rely heavily on scientific research to back up my points, so  »  Read More

3 things I want in an infographic

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I get emails every week offering me an infographic that the sender “thinks my readers will love.” I haven’t used one yet. There are three tests an infogaphic must pass before I use it on any blog where I post. The infographic must fit the blog This is where most solicitations fail. My Three Star  »  Read More

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