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Old 25th February 2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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Cool Blog Or Ezine?

Okay... I've been blogging for awhile, actually have more than one blog that has a few (very few!) followers. But I also recently started a weekly ezine offering help for people who write. While my ezine list is very small, getting feedback for anything from even the few I have is like pulling hen's teeth as they say in Texas.

Do you think ezine publishing is dead because of blogging? Is there are need to continue this? I'll admit I've only been doing it a couple months, but I'm having a really hard time growing the list, and an even harder time getting feedback, as I mentioned. And I'm putting a lot of time into this.

Do you think it's worth it? I'd love some input...

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Old 29th April 2011, 02:20 AM   #2
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I prefer blogging directly on site because it helps your overall traffic and ranking moreso than Ezines.

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Old 1st May 2011, 02:50 AM   #3
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Okay... I've been blogging for awhile, actually have more than one blog that has a few (very few!) followers. But I also recently started a weekly ezine offering help for people who write. While my ezine list is very small, getting feedback for anything from even the few I have is like pulling hen's teeth as they say in Texas.

Do you think ezine publishing is dead because of blogging? Is there are need to continue this? I'll admit I've only been doing it a couple months, but I'm having a really hard time growing the list, and an even harder time getting feedback, as I mentioned. And I'm putting a lot of time into this.

Do you think it's worth it? I'd love some input...

Thanks in advance!
I actually do both. On ezine, I find that the most effective articles are those that are easy to read (e.g. 5 paragraphs, each one with a sub heading, each paragraph relaying a single idea). If your writing about a niche subject, then it's usually easier to get feedback. But if your writing about a popular subject, then you'll have to wait.

Clever use of keywords also helps. I see some articles on ezine that are ridden with keywords to a point wherein quality is actually compromised. Just stick to writing helpful and easy-to-read articles, and the hits will eventually come.

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Old 1st May 2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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If I were you I would continue blogging as it is better from all sides: the content, the rank and the number of followers.

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Old 2nd May 2011, 08:44 AM   #5
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If you are spending the time creating the content, then it's time to "spread the love" a bit. Assuming your blog and ezine are pretty much the same target audience, I would recommend doing both, and then adding social media in the mix as well.

This is a numbers game, and getting people to actually respond to you will be difficult until you reach critical mass. Ask any forum owner how many people actually engage in conversation vs the number of forum registrants. Its likely less than 5%.

I would use a formula for marketing your content to get the maximum benefit for your time.

Write content
Post to blog (which goes out via RSS feed as well)
Link from Facebook Page
Link from Twitter Account
Post to an article directory or two with link back to blog
I am sure others could add to the list... but there are a few suggestions off the top of my head.

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Like JVance stated blogging with article directory, Facebook etc. Currently I blog, write some guest posts for other blogs, post links to what I feel are the best articles for my audience on Linkedin etc. I do not use Facebook yet but plan on using it for my main site and one new one I am developing. Have not made my mind up about Twitter. I use BizSugar for submitting some of my articles. This site is geared towards the small and medium sized business, which is my target audience. I have found that you can only do so much well so choose what is getting you the most exposure and work on that, blogging I have found to be the main tool for that along with some of the other items mention. Hope that helps.

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All depends on the aim you have. If you write because you like it - i think there is no difference between blogs and Ezine but if you want to earn something - blogging is better today)

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These things can just take time it seems. If your site is young, you are probably not that high in terms of search engine placement. Try promoting your blog in other blogs or forums, that may help a lot actually.

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