Natalie J Pierson

644 Flips | 6 Magazines | 10 Likes | 1 Following | 23 Followers | @NatalieJPierson | Writer, blogger, and social media manager. Lover of words, books, beauty and a good cup of coffee.

This is Your Brain on Emojis. Here’s How to Use Them in Your Marketing

I have a confession to make: I’m a grown woman who peppers pretty much every text and social media post I send with smileys, hearts, stars and …

Focusing on your writing

Writing

Anatomy of a Best-Selling Story 3-Opposition - Kristen Lamb

Ah, structure. We are discussing the fundamentals of story. No skeleton and our story is a puddle of primordial adverb ooze. In Part One, we talked …

Content And SEO: Getting Basic With The Basics

What's the point of churning out killer content if no one can ever find it? Columnist Rebecca Lieb explains why SEO and good content go hand in hand.

Ten Writing Tips Du Jour

<i>I thought I’d update my “Words of Advice for Authors.” Here are ten that came to mind, but I want to hear from you. What advice has helped you to</i> …

How To Marry Keywords & Compelling Content: In-Depth & Step By Step

Columnist Tom Demers provides a guide to incorporating valuable SEO keywords into compelling content that will get linked to, get shared, and be able …

Are These 4 Common Legal Mistakes Putting Your Content at Risk? - Copyblogger

If you’re doing it right, your digital media business is probably an intellectual property factory.<p>Smart small businesses have a content creation …

Want an Unforgettable Protagonist? Your Minor Characters Are the Secret

This week’s video explains that one of the reasons Deputy Barney Fife was such a great character was because of the <i>other</i> minor characters on the …

33 Social Media Groups and Chats You Should Know About

Whether you’re a community manager, a social media marketer, a PR pro or a digital strategist, chances are good you could use a sounding board once …

HugeDomains.com - ReadWriteMuse.com is for sale (Read Write Muse)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of its …

Content Writing Tools, Tips

<i>Editor’s note: Because great writing and technology continue to evolve and are essential in any successful content marketing plan, we’ve updated this</i> …

Manage Twitter: 19 Extremely Useful Tips

Do you effectively manage your Twitter account or do you just tweet and, every so often, see how it’s going?<p>Are there any improvements you could make …

7 Ways Your Facebook Page Can Help Your Business

Do you have a Facebook page?<p>Are you using Facebook to its fullest?<p>There are many ways to use a Facebook page beyond simply posting updates.<p>In this …

21 Time-Saving Pinterest Tools

If you’re managing multiple social media accounts—multiple channels for you and multiple channels for your brand perhaps—it sure helps to save time …

Infographics

How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book

by freeside510 / via Flickr<b>Preface from Jane:</b> Inspired by a recent post at Mike Shatzkin’s blog on literary agents, I’ve put together this …

Leveraging Social Proof Without Looking Dumb | SEJ

Did you know that 63% of customers are more likely to make a purchase from a site which has user reviews? Or a simple security seal can increase your …

How to use social media to build a teaser campaign

<b>Consumers have moved beyond traditional forms of engagement and they have much higher expectations towards brands to amuse and entertain …

12 Secret Facebook Features EVERY Marketer Should Be Using

More than than a billion people use Facebook daily.Yes, I know… that includes you. But did you know there’s a bunch of secret Facebook features …

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 40: Unnecessary Scenes

What is a story but scenes? Put one scene after another–and you have a story! Of course, it’s a <i>little</i> more complicated than that. Those scenes have …

10 Content Marketing Mistakes That The Amateurs Make

Content marketing is time consuming.<p>Do you often wake up in the middle of the night saying to yourself that it’s not worth the time and effort. Many …

Why First Time Authors Don't Write The Books They Want To Read

When I teach Writers Write, I often talk about writing the book you want to read. Students seem to agree with me, but when I look at a list of the …

HugeDomains.com - ReadWriteMuse.com is for sale (Read Write Muse)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of its …

Web Traffic

Persistence Prevails When All Else Fails-Being an Outlaster - Kristen Lamb

Monday we talked about The DIP, so it seemed like a good idea to talk about being an OUTLASTER. I had <i>years</i> of honing this skill. Some of you may not …

5 Ways You Can Win Big With Content Marketing Reuse

How To Beat The Once and Done Content Syndrome<p>Content marketing isn’t one size fits all. To maximize your business results, you must adapt your …

Facebook Mistakes Small Businesses Make (and How to Fix Them)

Facebook mistakes. Your small business has made them. Whether it’s an unintentional post or an inappropriate comment, mistakes will happen.Especially …

Why Do Sites Rank High on Google When They Aren’t Optimized?

Have you ever wondered why some sites rank high on Google when they aren’t optimized for search engines? Or even worse, when they barely have any …

How to Use YouTube Cards to Promote Your Business

Is YouTube a part of your social media marketing?<p>Or do you only post videos occasionally?<p>YouTube Cards let you add interactive cards to your videos. …

The Lazy Technique That Can Cripple Suspenseful Chapter Endings

This week’s video offers an example of what might <i>seem</i> to be a great technique for chapter endings, and then shows you why it’s lazy and how to make …