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How to Overcome Writer’s Block to Improve Your Productivity

  Writer’s block is the curse of all writers, whether writing online or offline.  Even the great novelists report that at times they experienced writer’s block.   In an earlier blog post, I offered suggestions on how to achieve your daily blogging goal.  That blog post on daily blogging focused mainly on creating productive habits and […]

7 Ways Focus Improves Your Productivity

  I’ve been reflecting on how focus has helped me to improve productivity with respect to blogging.  Over the last 3 months, I have written 80 blog posts for my Small Business Odyssey blog (from 400 to 1000+ words each), while in the previous three months I wrote only one blog post.  This improved productivity […]

Sometimes You Have to Stop to Move Forward: A Montville Break

  Over the weekend, I spent two days in a cabin in Montville, a mountain village on the Blackall Range in Queensland, Australia.   It was great to take in the mountain air and the glorious vistas and to stroll through Montville village, an arts and craft centre that I featured in one of my Squidoo […]

The Challenge of Daily Blogging and the Need for Improved Personal Productivity

There are many things that work against you when you attempt to achieve daily blogging.  However, the effort to maintain a daily blogging schedule is well worth it.  I noticed that since I have missed a few days of publishing Small Business Odyssey, the Alexa ranking has changed from 860,000 to 1,100,000 – in other […]

Leverage Your Blogging: Create a Small Business Ezine

One of the easiest ways to leverage your blogging, is to create your own small business ezine.   An ezine is basically an email newsletter where you share articles, news and blog posts with members of your mailing list (customer list).  This approach to small business marketing serves multiple purposes and achieves leverage on a number […]

Blogging Hints: Sets and Sevens

 Blogging hints help you to establish and maintain your blogging frequency.  The idea of writing in ‘sets’ or ‘sevens’ is designed to help you build and maintain momentum.  Daily blogging, for example, is very much about gaining momentum. The concept behind these two approaches is to plan ahead so that you can write a number […]

How to Develop the Habit of Daily Blogging

  Over the past 30 days I have been blogging daily (with the odd exception due to work/travel commitments).   To blog daily takes a concerted effort and systematic planning.  However, the benefits of daily blogging are well worth the effort.  Persistence pays in small business marketing. It is possible to work up to a daily […]

How Often Should You Blog?

The question of the desired frequency of blogging often comes up in the context of small business marketing.   In my experience, the more often I create blog posts, the more visitors I receive and the more income I earn. Google values currency of information and will give more weight in search results to a site […]

What If You Don’t Like the Search Queries Results You Are Getting?

In a previous post, I discussed how to register with Google’s Webmaster Tools and how to identify the results for search queries that bring people to your website.   The search queries results may not be what you were expecting and may, in fact, be quite disappointing.  So why would this be, given all the hard […]

Auto-Post with Posterous: Leverage Your Hard Work

Posterous enables you to broadcast your Posterous blog post (whether or not it was created by email, screen capture or onsite blogging).  You can also specify a target for a specific email post, e.g. twitter@posterous.com. You can set up the specific accounts in the “autopost” area of your Posterous site to advise where to broadcast your […]