Weekend Reader: Sunday Edition

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How to Blog Almost Every Day : “I put up a blog post (almost) every day, and sometimes, I put up more than one a day. On top of this, I write for clients, write for other projects, work on books, and other things. Some of you don’t have all these other writing commitments, but still want some ideas on getting more writing out the door. Here are some thoughts into my process that I hope will give you a framework for writing a blog post (almost) every day.” [Chris Brogan]

The Reasons Why People Subscribe to Content : “If the ideas you are writing click with readers, those readers are going to have affinity for your thoughts and want to hear more. We connect with like-minded people, and web content in any form is merely an extension of ourselves. If your material isn’t resonating with the niche, then you’ll never acquire subscribers and you won’t earn permission to share content with an audience interested in seeing you grow.” [The Future Buzz]

How to Learn Without Memorizing : “Rote memorization is an inefficient way to learn. Just retaining a single formula can mean pounding the same information into your skull dozens of times. If your computer hard drive had this accuracy, you’d probably throw it out. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with your brain. The good news is that you don’t need to learn by memorization. The vast majority of information is better stored in your head using a completely different system – learning through connecting ideas together. [Think Simple Now]

9 Free Business Tools You Should Know About : “There’s been a lot of conversation lately about how “free” is the future of business. Companies across all industries are figuring out ways to make a profit without actually charging for a product. For start-up company owners and new entrepreneurs, this is great news. Who doesn’t like free stuff? Here’s a quick list of some free tools for business owners. [BusinessPundit]

7 Considerations for Tracking Social Media Success: “With more and more marketers jumping onto the social media bandwagon, a lot of questions come up. Is it possible to track metrics and ROI? What are other companies doing? Why isn’t it working? Being prepared to answer questions like these can make a difference in how a company interacts with social media and if they can succeed.” [Online Marketing Blog]

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