Today's task has been done before, but part of this entire challenge is developing consistency in completing tasks. It's more effective to have one post per week to make four (or five) posts in a month than it is to have four posts on one day...and silence the rest of the month. If you want to write five posts in a day, go for it--but schedule them a week apart (or at least a few days). That is, unless you have a daily blog.
Write Blog Post
For today's platform-building task, write a blog post. Maintain that consistency of posting this month, but also incorporate some of the SEO strategies we discussed yesterday.
Consider the focus of your post and how people might search on that topic. Then, try to create a post that incorporates that key word or phrase throughout, but especially in the beginning. Remember: The more specific the better for SEO.
Now, get posting!
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- 50 Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic tutorial
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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market. He regularly blogs at the Poetic Asides blog and writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine. He also leads online education, speaks on writing and publishing at events around the country, and does other fun writing-related stuff.
A published poet, he’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53) and a former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere.
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