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Weekly Round-up: 5 Ways to Jump Start Your Blog

I’m really trying to get better about blogging … finding content, blogging on a more regular basis (and more often!) and finding tools that will help me be successful.

Participating in a virtual blog writing day got me a little more focused. And here’s a few articles that have also been helpful.

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How to Create an Idea Dashboard to Track Your Favorite Content Ideas

“When you add 50 ideas to the other ideas you find across the web, social communities and other media, your information management tasks can quickly become overwhelming.”

I absolutely love this article! I’m always looking for a good way to organize or keep track of content ideas. Ultimately it seems I lose the battle. This has given me a great way to start.

Content Marketing Institute

7 Tips to Prepare for Virtual Blog Writing Day

I participated in Denise Wakeman’s virtual blog writing day. I loved the idea because it made me give myself permission to block time out to simply write … for myself! Wanted to share these tips because they’ll help you prepare as you sit down to write blog posts for you or your business.

Build a Better Blog

Why Blogging is Even More Critical in the Age of Social

“ … the act of consistently creating education based content that is easy for search engines to find and index, easy to share, attracts links, creates a searchable and archivable body of work on a subject and will never be seen as inorganic by Google has never, ever been more important.”

Need I say more? Read on for more insight from John Jantsch.

Duct Tape Marketing

How to Write the Perfect Blogpost [InfoGraphic]

I love infographics … it just helps to see some things in more of a visual format than just the written word. I really like this infographic; it’s a great reference to keep in mind as your developing your blog posts. How am I doing?

Social Triggers

FocusBoosterApp.com

Need a little help focusing on what you need to write? Check out focusbooster. It’s a simple app designed to help you focus and concentrate on the task at hand. I know when I sit down to write, its so easy to lose track of time … before you know it, a couple hours have gone by!

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How do you stay focused on blogging? What tools and resources have you found helpful?

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