3 Ways to Get People to Read Your Blog Posts

engaging-contentToday I want to share with you three straight forward ways to get your blog read. Now I don’t mean merely skimmed, I mean truly read – yep all the way to that last word where of course you thank your reader for sticking with you all the way to the end. After all that’s really why you’re writing blog posts isn’t it?

Now I understand that I’m taking a pretty big chance here. I mean if you choose not to read to the end of this post, well then I guess I failed at implementing my own advice. But if that’s your inclination then I have just one request please. Click here first to tell me why you felt the need to click away.

You’re still here. Oh good, it gets rather lonely, not to mention a waste of time to simply be writing for my own enjoyment. Thanks for having faith in me, you won’t be disappointed. Let’s get into the meaty part of this post and why you’re still here. [Read more…]

7 Ways to Kill Your Blog

blog keysboardHave you decided to become what I call a serious blogger, not simply someone who posts for fun about their daily lives and times? Not that there’s anything wrong with blogging simply for fun, it can be a great way to keep in touch and socialize with friends and family.

When you decide to become a serious blogger there are right things to do and naturally there are wrong things to do. I thought today we would take a look at a few of the wrong things to do so that you don’t fall into any of these traps.

My intention is to help you save your blog, [Read more…]

Presto, Changeo, Alakazam – Marilyn Thompson Solutions

magic hatToday, I introduce to you, my newly reworked blog. I know at this point, the layout doesn’t look much different but there is indeed one major change. Oh, you already noticed? Well yes, you are correct, I changed the name.

Work at Home Marilyn is now Marilyn Thompson Solutions

Pretty slick that the new site looks the same, has all the same content, including comments, and retained all the plugins and widgets, isn’t it. I’m a pretty good magician aren’t I. Well no, the magic lies in the WPTwin cloning software which is absolutely amazing. You can check it out HERE if you wish but I will be explaining more about this transition in my next post or two. You won’t want to miss it.

So why did I make this change?   

I had a bit of a talk with myself. I felt that I was struggling to connect with my audience and I couldn’t pinpoint why. Then it dawned on me. Who really cares that I work at home except me?

To you, my reader, it makes no difference where I work, right? I could be sitting in a 1000 SF apartment, a modest or fancy home, or in a dreary gray cubicle. To you, it makes no difference. What you want to see is content of interest. Content with which you can engage, connect with, and find helpful.

So with the help of a wise friend, who asked me what my elevator speech was, I re-found my focus. My response to her was:

Through my blog, I help people create new or better blogs by providing tips, examples, and tutorials so that they can build rewarding businesses.

None of that has anything to do with working at home so it was time for a new name – a name I can brand, my name, and my purpose. Thank you Bonnie!

With this new direction, you will find that I am passionate about helping you build fantastic blogs and websites. We will take a look at the ins and outs of WordPress, examine writing tips and tricks, investigate multiple avenues for growing our businesses, and I will help you find success and become the entrepreneur of your dreams.

I feel energized, on target, and ready to rock and roll this thing – you’re coming with me, right?

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Marilyn Thompson