Gnome Likes: Write Tight, Guest Blogging & Anatomy of WordPress Theme

Here at Web Gnomes, we stay on top of the ever-changing world of Internet Marketing so you don’t have to. We enjoy learning new tricks of the trade and putting them to practice in the work that we do for our esteemed clients. Here is some of the most helpful Internet marketing info we came across this week:

15 Ways to Write Tight

If you are in charge of a website or blog, you have to write. Perhaps almost every day. As you know, there are good writers and not so good writers. One of the things that distinguishes a good writer from a not so good writer is the ability to “write tight.”

What does this mean? It means always thinking about being to the point, being concise, and mercilessly trimming words, sentences, and complete paragraphs while editing.

This Write to Done guest post by Barb Sawyers of Sticky Communication provides useful and fun tips for how to write tight.

Some of my favorite tips include:

#1 Start with a clear idea of what you want to write about. This prevents wordy wandering.

#6 Nuke anything that could be replaced by “ya-da-ya-da-ya-da.”

#10 Pretend you are being charged money for each word you write.

But they’re all good tips, so read the article and have fun chopping words.

How Buffer Got 70% of Their Traffic Through Guest Blogging – 5 Questions with Leo Widrich

Guest blogging is a great way to build relationships in your niche, get more visibility, and build links.

If you are trying to embrace guest blogging, but it’s just not working for you, read this article. It is inspirational and has lots of good advice.

Don’t get discouraged if you get rejected. At the start, you will do so plenty of times.

It may seem like one or two guest posts should be enough. It isn’t. Guest blogging is something that must be an ongoing strategy.

[G]uestblogging needs to be a longterm project. One guestpost won’t do much. But one a week for 10 weeks will.

The article also provides ideas for finding blogs on which to guest post and ways to get links in the content itself.

For more guest blogging strategies, check out this SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday.

Anatomy of a WordPress Theme

From the creator of our favorite SEO plugin, Yoast, comes this wonderful infographic detailing the anatomy of a WordPress Theme. Enjoy!

(Don’t know what a WordPress theme is? We should talk.)

Anatomy of a WordPress Theme Infographic

Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

tabita
About The Author:  is a freelance writer. She is passionate about helping small businesses and non-profits succeed online and takes every opportunity to write and speak about topics ranging from Local SEO to Social Media to PPC Management. Connect with Tabita on Twitter, LinkedIn & Google+.


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