An interesting anecdote could be the antidote for your ailing blog post

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He had never before heard his friend scream.

“What happened,” Dennis asked his friend.

George, who was on the ground holding his ankle, fought to catch his breath.

“A snake bit me,” George shouted. “It was a rattlesnake.”

“This isn’t good,” Dennis thought to himself. The two of them were hiking in a remote area. They were at least four hours away from the nearest campsite.

“What do you need me to do,” Dennis asked.

“I need an antidote,” George responded. “I’ll be fine if I’m treated in time, but if not I could lose my leg. I need an antidote.”

Dennis took a deep breath. He prided himself on thinking quick on his feet. Now he was being put to the test.

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Be Memorable: Why I wrote an 8,000-word blog post (and why you should do something just as crazy)

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In the time it takes you to read this sentence, Gwyneth Paltrow will have done something pretentious, Taylor Swift will have broken up with another boyfriend, and 21 new blogs will have been created.

You see, supposedly, a new blog is being created somewhere in the world every half second.

Every half second.

How can you succeed as a blogger when approximately 172,800 new blogs are created each and every day?

How can you compete?

How can you get noticed?

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How to write a blog post: The definitive 8,317-word guide your mom will understand

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We all do it.

Whenever people are talking about a topic, and we have no clue what they’re talking about, we play the game.

We smile. We nod our head.

We hope no one notices we are slowly backpedaling out of the room so we can Google the foreign topic on our smartphone.

And when we return to the conversation ten minutes later, we proudly share the information we learned.

Usually, the conversation has switched to a different esoteric topic, so after everyone gives you a puzzled look you smile, nod your head, and begin the dance anew.

When you’re new to blogging, a lot of the posts you read can make you feel the same way.

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What Weird Al Yankovic can teach us about blogging

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Weird Al Yankovic is a blogging muse.

Yes, I realize “Weird Al” and “blogging” are words you usually don’t see together very often. In fact, add the words “peanut butter,” “Canada” and “porcupine,” and you would have quite the game of Mad Libs.

This shouldn’t be so. In fact, it’s my belief Weird Al Yankovic and blogging go hand in hand!

Why?

Because there is much we bloggers can learn from the life, habits and career of Weird Al.

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