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7 elements of a high-quality blog post

By Renae Gregoire

In this post, discover 1) what Google wants from your blog posts, 2) what readers and prospects want from your blog posts, and 3) how to give Google and readers what they want—high quality blog posts!—so you get what you want too—more sales, clients, and money. If you’re reading these words, you may be:Getting ready […]

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How to wield the energetic force of Influence

By Renae Gregoire

I’ve been thinking about influence lately.  As in … I need to grow my influence if I’m to have more of an effect on this world.  And, don’t you know it, once something enters your psyche, you begin to see it everywhere.  In a video inside one of the Facebook groups I’m a member of, Dan Knowlton, co-founder of […]

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Blogging to invent yourself

By Renae Gregoire

You know that feeling you get when you see, hear, or experience something profound?  You want to pause there.  Expand the moment.  Linger.  See what else comes up for you.  Maybe you want to linger over a song you connect with, deeply and instantly, the way Snow Patrol’s 16-minute story song connected with me.   Here is but one piece […]

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The Winning Content Formula

By Renae Gregoire

In this post… Believe it or not, there’s more to creating winning content than having great writing skills.  Here, I outline the three elements you need even more than great writing to create winning content—content that leads more people to say YES to your offers. Winning in a digital world is one part writing, three parts […]

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Grow Your Influence Through Blogging

By Renae Gregoire

In this post… Discover the benefits of becoming an influencer, and learn how blogging helps you realize those benefits for your business. Also access my 9-Point Blog Post Planner that will help you plan a blog post, turning it from an idea in your head to a more-solid thing ready to take the form of words […]

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A Book-to-Blog Experiment

By Renae Gregoire

Trying to increase two habits I long for: reading and blogging time. Hey there. I’m Renae, an online business owner since 2002. Running and growing that business, along with raising a family from toddlers to college students, has taken up much of my time — including my reading and blogging time. And even though my reading and blogging time […]

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What’s the deal with blogging?

By Renae Gregoire

To blog … or not to blog?I’ve been talking a lot about blogging lately.  I created a blogging card deck, a 30-day blogging challenge, and I’m working on a program to help solopreneurs and small business owners jumpstart their writing confidence along with their blogs. It’s been “Blog this, blog that, blog, blog, blog, blog, blog” around […]

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Time to stop sucking at this blogging thing

By Renae Gregoire

Where’d consistency in communication go?While poking around on my Blog Post Ideas spreadsheet looking for goodies to write about, I came across a Harvard Business Review blog post by JD Schramm, which touches on the importance of Consistency in Communication.  In recounting the story of a professor who for years and years consistently sent a typewritten […]

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Insights on blogging

By Renae Gregoire

Live from the farm….Since I started the 30 Day Blog Post Challenge a week ago, I’ve realized a few things about blogging and want to share them with you. 1. Regarding that blogging calendar…. A blogging calendar has turn out to be not very helpful to me during the Challenge. I find that the topics on […]

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Know Like Trust: 5 Ways to Lead People to YES

By Renae Gregoire

Free, no-email-required guide on know, like, and trust You’ve probably heard at least one expert say that people buy from people and companies they know, like, and trust. Trouble is … that’s where the guidance stops. It’s like: “Know, like, and trust. You need it, so go do it! Get to it!” But HOW? What […]

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Is your long-form content killing readers?

By Renae Gregoire

It seems that everyone loves long-form content You know what? I get that long-form content is great for driving traffic. Neil Patel says so. Kissmetrics says so. Search Enging Land says so. Content Marketing Institute says so. I’m not here to argue about the effectiveness of long-form content. Having a supply of long-form content on […]

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Keeping up a blog is a pain in the $#!@#*

By Renae Gregoire

“Just keep blogging, just keep blogging, just keep blogging….” (Imagine Dory from finding Nemo as you read that first line.) Yep. I said it. Despite my best intentions, I struggle to keep my blog fresh with new content.​ It’s not that I don’t have anything to say or share. On the contrary. My Evernote account […]

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How to draw and write on screenshots

By Renae Gregoire

Save time for yourself … save time for your readers … with annotated screenshots. How many times have you visited a website, read an ebook, or downloaded a document loaded with screenshots? And how many times have you had this experience? You read the text leading up to the screenshot. Then you look at the screenshot. Then you read the […]

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