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What I've learned from writing 2,000 blog posts

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Experience is a good thing, whether you're a heart surgeon or a blogger. On the Econsultancy blog, Graham Charlton devotes his 2,000th blog post to lessons learned over the previous 1,999. In six years, Charlton says he's learned a thing or two, including not trying to be a jack of all trades (that is, he writes about what he really cares about), learning from the experts (he cites a number of fellow bloggers) and making sure your posts are well-edited (he doesn't rely on spell check). More technical points include the importance of compelling headlines, internal linking, linking to other bloggers, analytics and metrics, and timesaving tools and apps, among 20 lessons in all.
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