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Does it seem like there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you want to online?

Shrinking deadlines, rising costs, and the buzz of the alarm clock seemingly moments after you hit the pillow.

You only have so much energy, and all the coffee in Brazil isn’t going to make a 25th hour in the day.

How do you get ahead?

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7 Writing & Marketing Links You Need to Click

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This week on The Lede

  • 7 Steps to Instantly Better Writing
  • How To Accomplish More By Doing Less
  • 33 Questions to Ask Before Hitting “Publish”
  • The Future of Storytelling
  • 10 Things Your Customers Wished You Knew About Them
  • How to Be a Better Procrastinator
  • Charles Bukowski on Committment to Your Craft

If you want to grab even more useful links (beyond those that make The Lede), follow @copyblogger on Twitter.

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A 5-Step Plan to Improve Every Blog Post You Write

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Are your blog posts getting the results you want?

When you’re blogging to build or grow your business, you need each post to pull its weight.

That means writing articles that draw readers in. Articles that get shared and discussed and linked to. Articles that keep readers coming back for more.

Articles that persuade readers to take action.

If your posts aren’t getting the traction you want, you might think you’re not a good enough writer. But the truth is, every writer can follow a few simple steps to improve their posts. (And that goes for the old hands, too.)

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4 Proven Strategies for Finding a Wider Audience for Your Content

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Yes, content is king — that’s old (and very profitable) news.

Content is the fuel of permission-based marketing, and an excellent instigator of engagement.

It’s the marketing that your audience wants to receive.

There’s just one little problem.

Sure, content is king — but without an audience, the king can get awfully lonely.

Sorry, but even terrific content doesn’t get out there and find an audience all by itself. You need a practical plan for how you’re going to find and grow that audience.

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10 Grammar Mistakes that Can Keep Your Content from Spreading

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Ever read a blog post and think, “This writer seems to have some good ideas, but the grammatical errors are driving me crazy”?

(Pro tip: If you don’t ever think this, some of your readers probably do.)

Grammatical glitches make your writing harder to read, and they turn readers off.

Content may be king, but you’ll gain a lot more respect and credibility if your writing is just as brilliant as the ideas you convey.

And by brilliant, I mean clean.

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12 Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Writing

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Writing is hard.

Writing something worth sharing is even harder.

Writing something worth keeping — hardest.

That’s twelve years of professional writing experience summed up in fifteen words.

Experience that starts with a stint as a junior copywriter writing product descriptions … that morphs into a managing editor with my own staff of writers and proofreaders at an international organization … and ends with a successful business as a freelance web content strategist.

Writing has been my professional life. And naturally, I have a lot to say about it.

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