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Efficient Blogging

It's a bit of a slow news day for us today although we did see our first volume discount earner come through our Contemporary Online Music Store. So here's a short article with some fresh thoughts for tired bloggers:

Efficient Blogging

One of the challenges of blogging is to come up with good posts
that interest readers and keep them coming back. Sometimes I do
not feel like I have good original wisdom. It is presumptuous
to think I can have top quality original material all the time.


A second challenge is the time to blog. I run a $1 Billion
dollar company so when I decided to blog I knew I needed to
figure out how to do it efficiently. My blog is mostly about
efficiency and time management; these are topics I study.

These two challenges can be solved with a simple concept. Copy.


Ideas to use when copying are:

1.– Attribution. Give the credit together with the link to the
original author.

2. Look for something you can add to. Blogs can be
synergistic. Take a concept or part of a blog post and expend
on it and give your opinions, insights or views. In many cases,
this can start a flow of ideas that are enriched from the
original post.

3. You can use either the whole post or most usually just part
of it and point people to the original.

4. I usually ask for permission which has never been denied.
After all copying helps the original author and garners them
some readership. And of course never copy copy written material
without permission (and most blogs are not copy written).

5 . The simplest place to find material to use to copy is by
blog surfing although this can mean a lot of irrelevant
material to filter. One source of free articles sorted by topic
is www.isnare.com.

6.– In many cases the person you copy from will point a link
back to you since it is flattering to them. Charles Caleb
Colton said "“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" (one
trick on quotes is to look them up on www.brainyquote.com).
These links to you can increase your traffic.

In summary, copying saves time and increases the quality of
material on your site. It can even lead to traffic since in
many cases you will get link backs from the original site.



About The Author: Jim Estill is CEO of SYNNEX Canada a $1
Billion distributor of computer products. He is also a regular
blogger at http://jimestill.blogspot.com/


So to end with here is quote for the day from Wendy Carlos at brainyquotes.com :
A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art.

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