September’s Top Mostly-About-Marketing Must-Reads


Don’t settle for a “so-so” company blog—take action now! Check out the list of articles below for ways to improve on everything from editing your content to replying to comments.

1. 7 Outdated Blogging Tips & Habits You Should Avoid At All Costs

Written By Michael Gabriel At Envision Creative

What better way to kick off a list of blogging advice articles than to start with what not to do? Make sure you’re not sabotaging your blog by mistakenly practicing these outdated habits.

Number 2 on Gabriel’s list is a solid reminder that developing your brand’s voice doesn’t give you a free pass to write about anything. Stick to what you know. When you write about topics that are near and dear to you—topics you fully understand—your blog’s value will be much higher for your readers.

2. How to Write a Paragraph in 2017 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

Written By Mike Blankenship At SmartBlogger

If you’re hoping to hold your reader’s attention, these “new” paragraph rules are a must. Not only will updating your paragraph style help your readers to enjoy your content—writing a paragraph right is essential if you want them to keep coming back.

3. Where to Begin When It’s Time to Edit Your Content

Written By Stefanie Flaxman At Copyblogger

You’ve written a draft of your article and you’re ready to do a thorough edit. The only question is, how best to make sure it’s valuable to your readers? This article outlines a strategy for examining drafts with a fine-tooth comb to make sure every blog post ends up useful, readable, and shareable. Make sure to give this one a read before anything goes live on your blog!

4. How to Easily Double Your Traffic from Social Media

Written By Garrett Moon At Kissmetrics

Valuable, top-notch content is what sets you apart from other blogs, but there’s more to it than that. If you truly have created a worthy article, it’s up to you to help your readers find it. Follow the tips in this article to find out which social media sharing strategies pack the most punch.

5. 7 Witty Ways to Respond to Negative Feedback on Your Content

Written By Brian Appleton At Content Marketing Institute

What do you do when someone leaves a nasty comment on your blog? This article is a breath of fresh air, viewing negative feedback as an opportunity to showcase your company’s personality. Read this article for ways to infuse your responses with humor and grace. Doing so will take the bite out of a negative comment and turn it into a positive trust-builder for your brand.

What articles would you add to the list? Share them with us in the comments, or tweet us @nectafy. We want to hear from you!