Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

The Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization (for Humans)

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You may have heard that Google recently updated their search algorithm in response to “content farms” who were abusing the tricks of SEO (search engine optimization) to profit off of free traffic. But you may also be wondering what the heck an algorithm is or what SEO has to do with you.

Did You Get the Weekly Newsletter?

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I just sent out the second newsletter for this blog. If you’re not subscribed to the list, you should be. I’ll use these newsletters to send out weekly updates, share interesting content that I’ve found, and occasionally do giveaways and whatnot. Trust me, you want to subscribe to this thing, and not just because it’s sponsored by a monkey. Here’s what was in this week’s newsletter.

How to Blog (When You’re Not a Writer)

Blog tips for non-writers

Coming up with content for my blog is usually pretty easy. Sure, there’s the occasional writer’s block or lack of inspiration, but for the most part, my struggles aren’t with producing the actual content. But I realize that not everyone who has a blog considers himself a writer. So, how do you blog when you’re not a writer?

What I’m Reading This Week: 2.27.11

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This was another great week at Goinswriter.com. I set up a Facebook page for the blog (please “like” it), fixed my RSS feeds from only publishing the summaries (if you’re subscribing, you may have been inundated with the updated posts yesterday), and I got some reading done. Here’s what I’m reading this week.

How to Be a Hero: 7 Surprising Characteristics

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The reason that we love epics is because they speak to something deep inside of us. These stories and myths and movies are designed to teach us one thing: Anyone can be a hero, but not everyone will.