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How to Create a Nonprofit Editorial Calendar

Kicking off your blog doesn't have to be an intimidating process, with just a little bit of future planning!

Getting serious about your nonprofit’s blog doesn’t have to be all-consuming. Creating an editorial calendar for your blog offers a way to see the big picture and helps keep a consistent posting schedule.

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SEO for Blogs: Increase Your Nonprofit Blog Traffic

Blogging can be intimidating, but it's an INCREDIBLE way of introducing your Organisation to people who haven't heard your name.

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When I talk about unbranded search, I mean those new visitors that arrive on your website through a search that didn’t include your organization’s name. To make the most of SEO for blogs and attract visitors who’ve not heard of your organization, unbranded search is your best bet.

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Disable Comments Without Deleting Them (WordPress)

For those looking for information on disabling comments on WordPress - check out this article.

I have recently discovered how difficult it is to temporarily remove all comments site wide, without deleting these comments forever. This website receives a massive number of comments; a huge number that are spam, a large number that are real (but do not add to the conversation, or the article as a whole), and a small number that are generally insightful and create conversation. The management of these comments take up a large number of man hours, and I am simply unsure whether my time is justified.

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How to write the perfect blog post

Providing content and value through blogging is a great way to engage and win over an audience over time. This post highlights some core tips on how you can write the perfect blog post!

So how do you create great content? To craft the perfect blog post – one that both humans and search engines will love – you need several of the right key ingredients. A pinch of a catchy title. A delicious dose of an intro that emotionally connects with the audience. A sprinkling of imagery and bullet points to break up text. All of these things add up to a great recipe for the perfect article for your website.

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Write or fade away as a designer

Writing is definitely an important tool to have up your sleeve. How important do you think it is for designers to have strong writing skills?

Every week a new article comes out preaching to designers the necessity of learning to code, sales, or [insert new skill here]. If you don’t learn one of these indispensable skills, your career is bound to crash and burn. Why? Because of the looming AI insurgence or some other wacky theory. The real question should be: What skill provides the biggest gains for the least amount of effort? And the answer is: Writing.

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A Brief Guide to Fixing Your Old, Neglected, and Broken Content

For optimum conversation make sure your content is updated, fresh and relevant to your audience.  Here are some great tips to getting your content up to scratch!

What exactly is expired content? It’s those old sales pages, obsolete product pages, and other outdated content. The pages you’ve forgotten about in your archives that desperately need some attention.

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Want to be more productive? Don’t go paperless.

We all have different methods of increasing our productivity. This article details an alternative path that's starting to become foreign to our digital world...

When we stop to take a look at the tools we use to get things done, most of us will find that the line between digital and paper is increasingly blurred.

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100 of the freshest blogs and websites for creative entrepreneurs in 2016

Looking for some reading material to help enhance your designs? - Here's a list of some of the best blogs you may want to keep an eye on.

That's whether you work in the fields of art, graphic design, illustration, photography or any other creative discipline – we've helpfully broken down our recommendations into various categories, making this article a handy bookmark for future reference.

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4 Nonprofits with Awesome Blogs

Having a blog on your site doesn't need to be a burdensome task! See how these non-profits make it work for them.

What goes into making a great blog? Posting frequently is one thing. Great content is another. We’ve provided ways a blog can help your nonprofit website and tips and inspiration. But we’re going to take a page out of our own book, and be specific, actionable and (reasonably) brief in this post. We’ll look at some best practices and align those with examples of nonprofit blogs that are hitting it out of the park. Let’s get started.

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Knock Knock, WHOIS there? A .blog domain for your blog!

Do you fancy a domain name ending with .blog? You can now! It definitely looks interesting - let's see if it takes off.

Today marks a moment in internet history, as the very first .blog domain is now operational on WordPress.com. Knock Knock, WHOIS There, a subsidiary of Automattic, launched Nic.blog today to begin getting registrars to sign up to sell the new TLD.

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