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FEATURED ARTICLE — October 30th, 2014

How to Choose Social Media Friendly Blog Topics

When you write a blog post, one of your main goals should be to make it interesting enough that people want to share the information with their friends and colleagues. The way they do it, of course, is on social media. And so one of the things you should be thinking about when you write for your blog is whether your topic is eminently shareable.

This does not mean stalking Google Trends and tossing the words “Kim Kardashian” into every post just to pick up the extra traffic.

What it means is giving real thought to what you are writing about, and not just how you write it, i.e. what keywords you choose, what headline you put on it, and all those other effective SEO tricks.

Why This Is Important

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