Let’s Get Back to Owned Media

“Should We Replace Facebook with Personal Websites?” I had to audibly sigh when I saw that Vice headline considering Facebook (and other social network platforms)…

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Who Needs to Maintain a Blog? Everyone.

You see posts like this all the time: “Do [Insert Name of Professional Category] Need a Blog?” Let’s just get this out there right now…

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[Grumpy Old Blog Writer Post]

Your Numbers Don’t Impress Me I don’t usually like to call people out directly, but this post irked me. I Wrote 100 Blog Posts In…

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Content Marketing Has Always Been About SEO

There's never been a time when content marketing wasn't a part of search engine optimization.

Titles Have Never Been My Strong Suit

By the time you read this, the title of this post will likely have changed at least a half-dozen times. That’s not unusual for me…

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WordPress At 15

Up to October, 2005 I had been using Blogger as the platform for my personal blog. It was fine, it was free and it was…

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I Don’t Understand Needing to Search Out Blog Post Ideas

There’s a significant cottage industry online of people and companies who want to help people come up with ideas of what to write about on…

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How to Use RSS to Power Your Blogging Strategy

It's no secret that content marketing is having a moment. Brands, large and small, are becoming ever more aware that they need to publish a…

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How to Use WordPress To Save Your Freelance History

A while ago movie writer Drew McWeeny posted this to Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrewMcWeeny/status/989937832062992384 That kind of problem has plagued the freelance writing field to a growing…

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Blog Writing and Maintenance Isn’t Passive

When I started Cinematic Slant last year I knew it would be an uphill battle to grow the site. Every single bit of research and…

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