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3 Perspectives on Marketing a New Business through Blogging

Blogging is the new marketing. It’s a cost effective way to grow your business by attracting new customers and communicating with your existing customer base with new marketing ideas. Three business bloggers share their advice on marketing a new business with blogs:

Why A Blog Won’t Help Your Business

Rich Brooks explains that a blog is just a tool and you need to use it properly to benefit your business. It’s a great discussion of how to develop a blog strategy.

A Simple Blogging Formula

Chris Brogan outlines some pretty simple steps to creating  consistent blog entries that attract traffic to your website.

5 Reasons Why You Should Respond to Every Comment

Pat Flynn makes the argument that you should answer every comment on your blog with a comment. It makes sense until you start to actually spend the time doing it. Are you ready to make this kind of commitment?

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Should You Upgrade WordPress? 4 Guides to WordPress 3.0

WordPress 3.0 is out with a batch of new features and improvements that take it closer to being a content management system rather than a blogging platform. If you’re wondering if it’s worth the trouble of upgrading or switching from another platform, here are four resources that can help you make up your mind:

1) WordPress 3.0: The 5 Most Important New Features

Mashable has a strong guide to its new features.

2) 8 New Exciting WordPress 3.0 Features

Alex Bor focuses on eight improvements and how to use them in your site.

3) What Did You Like In WordPress 3.0?

Keith Dsouza isn’t so sure it’s all that and a bag of chips. He doesn’t have a review yet but there’s a pretty spirited discussion of the new version in the comments.

4) WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”

The official WordPress announcement of what you can do.

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The Value of an Unpublished Blog Post

It’s happened to all of us. You’re in the shower, at an event or reading a book when an insight strikes. A brilliant insight, at that. Quick, you must inform the Internet immediately!

So you settle in at your computer to peck out your brilliance in the form of a blog post that will surely be read by thousands of people, retweeted dozens of times and lead to your book deal. That’s how it works, right?  I mean, that’s what your English degree is for…isn’t it?

Yet what begins as a quick and steady flow of typing soon slows to a trickle. Your hands feel leaden, your mind bound. What you do type is either deleted moments later or left on the page to fester. When you re-read what you’ve written, your points feel weak and unsupported. You begin to panic. This blog post might not come to fruition after all.

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