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  1. Donna Merrill
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    I have been blogging for a while now. I don’t look at the “numbers” coming into my post but they usually rage pretty high.

    Consistency is the key. I only have time to blog once a week, so I do that consistently. Some bloggers are of the school of thought to blog every day. But I think it is important to take stock of your real time and be consistent.

    Engaging other posts I find, is one of the “keys” to my success for people coming into my funnel. Leaving a good comment can lead to reciprocity.

    Although I have a steady following, I am always reaching out to find more people.

    Of course, the call to action is the most important thing one can do.

    Great advice!
    Donna Merrill

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Donna, I always appreciate your comments because they are so well-thought.

      I definitely agree with you on consistency being key. I started off with one blog post a week, and am now up to two, where I think I’ll stay for awhile, maybe forever. If I manage to write more than that, I can always schedule them ahead, and then have a bit of a cushion if needed for illness, or other reasons. For example, my son is getting married in August, and I plan to take a week off, but it will be good if I can still publish two blog posts that week and working ahead will help with that.

      Though I know that some people publish a blog post every day, I can seldom read a blog post from the same person every day, so that is a factor to consider as well.

      I hope you have a great day, Donna!

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  2. Shawn S. Lealos
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    Great info. My biggest problem is still squeezing in blog writing between my money writing.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      I hear you on that, Shawn! We all need to make sure to put the right amount of time into the work that actually pays us. I see blogging as investing in my future, which is also important. So I’m trying to devote set chunks of time to my own blog and social media, so that I’m continuing to grow my brand while I’m helping to grow others.

      Rebecca

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      • Shawn S. Lealos
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        I agree completely. I am starting to use my blog more to set up my author’s site when I start publishing my books. Hopefully, I can work on growing it enough to help me promote the books when they start coming out.

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        • Rebecca Livermore
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          Shawn, you might want to read Platform by Michael Hyatt. That is really the point of the book — building a platform so it is there when you need it. As much as I enjoy my clients, I never know when one may come or go, and I need to position myself so that I’m ready for whatever opportunities may come along. I really think blogging is one of the best ways to establish yourself as an expert, and especially since you know where you’re heading, you have a great start on that.

          Rebecca

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  3. Lisa Stover
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    I love the ‘call to action’ suggestion, what a great way to encourage readers to get involved in your blog. I’m def. stealing this tip, thanks so much Rebecca. Your articles are always so easy to follow, and I ALWAYS learn something from them.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Lisa,

      Thanks as always for stopping by and for your kind words. I’m glad you find my blog posts helpful, as that is my intention! Yes, definitely start including the call to action and see how it helps. It may still take awhile to get traction, but it does seem to make a difference when it comes to engagement.

      Hope you have a great evening, Lisa!

      Rebecca

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  4. Tamara McRill
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    “Is my blog better today than it was yesterday?” <— Love that. Great advice, Rebecca!

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  5. Lisa
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    Good tips – far too often we find ourselves judging out blog by the numbers and it’s important to remember that the numbers don’t tell the whole story.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      You are so right, Lisa. I think we also make the mistake of assuming certain things about other people — not just when it comes to blogging, but everything. That’s another reason why I really try to avoid comparing myself. The bottom line is that I really don’t know how someone else is doing with their blog, even though I may have some clues.

      Thanks as always for stopping by and leaving a comment, Lisa.

      Rebecca

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  6. Bellesouth
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    There are other bloggers in my biz about whom I say “how did you do that? you have kids and a husband and a full-time job!” But I came to realize that they were putting effort into things that do not mesh with my passion. I keep doing what I’m doing, and they can keep doing what they’re doing.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      This is so true, Eleanor. None of us are the same, and just because something works for someone else doesn’t mean it is right for us. I love that you have hit the point of knowing what works for you and are doing that, without worrying about what other people are doing. Good for you!

      Rebecca

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