Learn How to Become an Alpha Blogger

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Are you blog posts worth link backs?  Do your blogs provide valuable content?  Are they educational and informative?  If your answer is no – there’s a good chance you not an Alpha blogger.  Being that I’m a blogging neophyte, I hardly consider myself an Alpha blogger either – but as the saying goes, “knowing is half the battle.”  In a conscious effort to become a better blogger, I subscribe to a variety of different blogs (check out my blogroll). I’m a firm believer that you become a better writer by reading, so I read every blog I possibly can.  Whether your an enthusiast like me or a professional you can always improve on your craft.  So, I have provided links to two articles that are sure to send you on your way to Alpha blogdom – 8 Quick Ways to Write Article for Your Business and Five Grammatical Errors that Make You Look Dumb.

In Hubspot’s 8 Ways to Write Quick Articles for Your Business Blog, Pete Caputa presents eight ways to write an article in under 20 minutes.  Possibly your already using one of the methods such as remixing content you have previously written or aggregator blogging – but there are other ways such as link blogging and running a contest that make this post a must read.

Successful blogging never occurs in a vacuum. Only 1/3rd of a successful blogger’s time is spent writing. They’re not usually sitting down in a quiet room with a pad and paper to write. They’re reading, commenting, networking, and spending a good majority of their time interacting online with people who have similar passions. The unexperienced blogger might think that this process would take even more effort and more time, rather than less. However, by interacting with other people, ideas come easier and words and paragraphs begin to flow.

This second post is from Copyblogger Five Grammatical Errors That Make You Look Dumb by Brian Clark.  In his post Brian points out 5 grammatical errors, that are sure to subtract from your credibility as a writer.  Read this post to ensure that you avoid them at all costs.

While we all hope what we have to say is more important than some silly grammatical error, the truth is some people will not subscribe or link to your blog if you make dumb mistakes when you write, and buying from you will be out of the question.


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Writers Wanted!

In addition to being an adjunct professor, business owner and PhD student, I’m also a contributing editor for Bright Hub – hence My blog title, Social Media Scribe!  If your not familiar with Bright Hub, its a science and technology website dedicated to utilizing deep domain expertise to focus on creating valuable information about new and emerging scientific and technology applications through a host of articles, software and hardware reviews, buyer’s guides, blog entries and forum discussions.

Bright Hub needs writers! If you are a blogger than you are a writer!  Bright Hub has a several different channels that you can write for, according to your expertise – my channel is the project management channel.  Other channels include :

So you see, there’s a channel for everyone!  One of the great benefits of being a writer for Bright Hub is the PAY.  I’ve researched other writing sites and Bright Hub pays – not per word, or per click, but per article and through their revenue sharing program.  You can read more about being a writer for Bright Hub on their website.

I can attest to how great the company is.  Bright Hub is consistently updating the site, adding features to increase writer productivity, and offering incentives for writers.  For example the September promotion is for every for every 5 (300 word count or more) articles published in September, the writer will receive a $30 bonus.  How Fantastic is that!

If you would like to know more about Bright Hub, feel free leave a comment or contact me at: natasha.m.baker@gmail.com!

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