How Often Should You Blog?

May 17, 2010 by · 4 Comments
Filed under: Blogging, linking, Marketing Tips 

Tootsie Pop OwlRemember that Tootsie Pop commercial with the owl?
“How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?”

So, how many blog posts does it take to make a sale?
1…2…3…4…5…6…7…8…9…10…11…..yep, keep going.

While I’m sure there’s some blogger on the planet who can claim to have gotten a lead or made a sale after 3 blog posts, for the rest of us hard-working mortals, it takes more than that.  Lots more.

Wanna know how many? Read more

Exceptional Resource for Bloggers and Writers

May 10, 2010 by · 5 Comments
Filed under: linking, Writing Tips 

Roger C. Parker, Published & ProfitableThere’s a first time for everything.  First steps. First date. First kiss. First job. First blog post.  And the Breakfast Blogging Club is no exception.  Just last week we received our first ever link exchange request, shored up by a glowing review of our Quick Start Guide to Writing Your Blog. O.M.G.

Here’s what happened:  I received an email from Roger over at Published & Profitable complimenting us on the quality of the information we provide from our Quick Start Guide.  The email included a link to a post he wrote about the Guide on his blog, and concluded with a request to exchange blog rolls. Read more

2010 Blogging Plan: Part 3 of 5

January 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on 2010 Blogging Plan: Part 3 of 5
Filed under: Blogging Plan, linking 

The first step of the 2010 Blogging Plan was determining your Business Goals so you can clearly see how a blog fits into the big picture.  The second step was to clarify the Positioning of your blog so it’s easier to direct content and promote.

The third step of your 2010 Blogging Plan involves Engagement. Read more

Google Love Part 1: Importance of Outbound Links

May 3, 2009 by · Comments Off on Google Love Part 1: Importance of Outbound Links
Filed under: Blog Topics, linking 

During one of our recent Breakfast Blogging Club (BBC) meetings, I covered the basics on inserting links within your blog post. If you’re visiting for the 1st time, please excuse me if this post seems too basic for you.  We try to be as inclusive as possible with our material, and we’re finding BBC members are at different places on the blogging learning curve – from beginners to intermediate; and they’re traveling at different speeds, too – from slow & steady to Mach 5 with their hair on fire!

Having said that…here we go.

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