If you delay publishing your writing — while you try to improve your content before anyone else reads it — you are likely trying to avoid criticism.

And as you continue to get comfortable with the uncomfortable aspects of publishing, you strengthen your resilience and build your confidence.

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One cool thing about being a content marketer is that you tend to become an expert in your topic.

What have you done for me lately?

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37 Ways to Rock Your Content [0.27]

Posted on July 27, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

Sometimes, content marketing is a numbers game.

On Monday, Stefanie kick-started our week with a nifty little process to turn one lonely content idea into four strong posts.

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Content marketing is a long game.

You’ll read, watch, and listen to content obsessively while you pick up nuances and new ideas.

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Sometimes it’s really helpful to prepare multiple pieces of content in advance.

You build trust as you educate your audience and offer useful suggestions that prepare them for the next installment.

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On Monday, Brian Clark kicked off a new series of quick copy tips.

That’s it for this week — have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Monday.

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7 Classic Quotes to Inspire Your Writing [0.24]

Posted on July 19, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

Writing is a glorious and rewarding experience, a noble craft, one of the most satisfying ways you can spend your time — at least, while your clothes are on.

Maybe that’s why writers love quotes about writing.

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While I noticed a number of common mistakes — like extra-loud, auto-play videos and other distractions — one of the weird things that stood out was how many real, substantial businesses had problematic web hosting and domain strategies.

With those in mind, I wanted to make sure you aren’t making the same mistakes.

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If you’ve studied copywriting, you know the purpose of the headline is to get people to click and start reading.

Read This Or Die Today you have a 95% chance of eventually dying from a disease or condition from which there is already a known cure somewhere on the planet.

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Expand Your Content Marketing Toolkit [0.28]

Posted on July 13, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

On Monday, our friend Jon Nastor shared the top tips he’s learned from conducting more than 350 podcast interviews in two years.

That’s it for this week — have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Monday.

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Recently, my wife and I went on our first cruise. Ehh … I’m kind of clumsy with my feet, and I didn’t want to embarrass my wife like that.

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How to Conduct Not-to-Miss Podcast Interviews [0.20]

Posted on July 10, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

When I started Hack the Entrepreneur, I had never conducted a single interview before.

Prepare a guide and signposts for your conversation, but not a strict direction for every single step in the discussion.

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We kicked off the holiday week on Monday with your July creativity and productivity prompts.

That’s it for this week — have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Monday.

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10 Easy Tips for Professional Audio Quality [0.23]

Posted on July 5, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

I started working with podcasts because I was an avid podcast listener. Even if you don’t hire a producer who specifically works with podcasts, their wisdom can help ensure you avoid expensive mistakes and end up with a quality product.

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How to Carve Out Your Own Slice of Independence [0.27]

Posted on July 4, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

Today is Independence Day in the U.S. I’ve written before about the theme of independence and how it plays out in our lives today.

Those same three steps are just as relevant today.

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For those of you who haven’t joined us yet, each month in 2017 we’re providing a pair of prompts: one to make you more productive and one to improve your creativity or writing skill.

As you continue to put in the hours, stretch your creative boundaries, and focus on deliberate practice, you start to get pretty good.

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But you’re not done yet.

That moment of excited impatience could spoil all the important research you’ve just performed.

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The Balance of Creativity and Productivity [0.33]

Posted on June 22, 2017, 1 p.m. by Copyblogger @ [source]

Creativity makes our content worth reading.

On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman talked about cultivating a Pomeranian state of mind to expand your creativity.

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At that point, my writing and editing business was less than a year old, and I had never written anything that resembled a book.

Writing an ebook could easily take a year or two … or five.

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