The Write Way to Answer Your Most Pressing Questions

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I’m going to go out on a limb here. Because what I’m about to suggest might seem a little crazy.

But it really works.

And I want you to know about this simple habit, because the sooner you adopt it, the sooner you’ll start to see what I discovered.

I stumbled upon this weird (and unexpected) benefit while I was developing a different habit.

Now the habit is a daily practice for me because of the powerful results it produces.

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Steal This Trick: What Confident Content Marketers All Have in Common

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Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on October 23, 2009.

There are a million techniques that make your content better and more popular.

(Probably a half-million just here on Copyblogger.)

Strong headlines, smart copywriting techniques, storytelling, humor, etc.

But there’s one insider trick that makes the rest of it easy.

It starts from the very beginning, when you’re figuring out what type of content you want to produce.

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How to Make Friends With Bloggers and Journalists to Gain Influence

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In this episode of Search & Deploy, host Loren Baker talks with special guest John Rampton about the art of the PR pitch and building relationships with influential bloggers.

John writes for Inc., Forbes, and TechCrunch (among other sites) and took the time to discuss the pitches he gets — which ones work and which don’t.

Loren and Jon also talk a bit about entrepreneurship — John just launched Due.com.

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The Traffic Light Revision Technique for Meticulously Editing Your Own Writing

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As a Los Angeles native, I know a thing or two about sitting in traffic.

I’m talking about physically sitting in your car while stopped in traffic on the way to your destination — not the traffic you talk about when people visit your website.

But the two different types of traffic may not be as unrelated as you think.

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Lindsay Ostrom on Making the Leap from School Teacher to Full-Time Food Blogger

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a blogger, food enthusiast, and entrepreneur. Along with her husband and business partner, they have created Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro.

She spent the last five years teaching elementary school by day and blogging about food by night.

She always went back-and-forth about becoming a full-time blogger, but in June 2014, she officially made the jump to living the crazy full-time-food-blogging dream.

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How to (Rapidly) Build an Audience with Content Syndication

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Content syndication is sort of like guest posting on steroids. You get all the benefits of guest posting without the work because you use one article to show up on different websites.

But which websites you publish on matters. Which is why host Demian Farnworth asked Belle Beth Cooper to come on today’s special interview edition of Rough Draft.

Belle’s articles have been syndicated on Business Insider, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. On average, her articles were generating tens of thousands of views, several thousand social shares, and driving a ridiculous amount of traffic back to her website.

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