SEO and content writing tips: Week ending Feb. 18, 2014

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You don’t have to slog through content curation!

It’s like the Twilight Zone around here! This week, we’ve got some posts about content curation.  Curation within curation … whoa.

Anyway, if you’re curating content, you’ll find ways to speed and spiff it up within the posts below!

There’s also a heavy focus on using the customers’ perspectives when creating content, as well as a lot of other must-read articles.

Enjoy!

Content writing tips

Sally Ormond writes How to Write Copy People Will Read for Freelance Copywriter’s Blog.

Vinita Zutshi writes Scene Stealers: Write a Love Story for Write to Done.

Melissa Fach writes 11 Things to Ask Your Clients for Content Ideation for CopyPress.

John Hall writes Why Ghostwriting Thought Leadership Content Doesn’t Work for HubSpot.

Jackforde (hey, it’s one word on the site) writes A Surprising Storytelling Secret for The Copywriter’s Roundtable.

Amy C. Teeple writes Baby, it’s cold outside … or is it? for SEO Copywriting.

Henneke Duistermaat writes How to Create a Dynamic Voice and Add Personality to Your Writing for Enchanting Marketing.

Promote your content

John Corcoran writes How to Craft Tweetable Quotes That Spread Your Content like Wildfire for Boost Blog Traffic.

Lior Degani writes 5 Ways to Combine Twitter Scheduling With Real Time Activities for Social Media Explorer.

Joe Pulizzi writes Why Getting Recognition for Your Content Marketing Is so Critical for Content Marketing Institute.

Alicia Rades writes How to Write Powerful Headlines that Will Conquer Social Media for Social Media Today.

Tom Pick writes How to Promote Blog Posts: 200+ Ideas from Eight Experts for Webbiquity.

Inspiration for writers

Jeff Goins writes The Most Important Part of the Creative Life for Goins, Writer.

Joanna Penn writes A Brain Scientist’s Take on Bad Reviews for The Creative Penn.

Patrick Ross writes Envy, Narcissism, Depression and Creativity for The Artist’s Road.

Becca Puglisi writes Purging Your Writing Fear for The Write Practice.

Leanne Regalla writes Become A Successful Writer Despite Your Friends And Family for Write to Done.

In-house writing tips

Cas McCullough writes How to Speed Up Your Content Curation Process for Social Media Examiner.

KISSmetrics posts How to Learn from Your eCommerce Customers in Real-Time.

Andrew Girdwood writes Friday Commentary: Boutique or Broad? Finding your perfect agency partner for State of Digital.

Heather Lloyd-Martin writes What Girls can teach you about your soul-crushing corporate job for SEO Copywriting.

Help for freelance writers

Bob Bly writes The awful truth about cold calling on his site.

Joanna Penn writes Creative Entrepreneur: The Tools I Use In My Creative Business for The Creative Penn.

Writing tips for beginners

Erik Deckers writes Your Headlines Suck. Here’s What You Can Do About It for Convince & Convert.

John Souza writes No Really! What Is Internet Blogging? #Blogging for Social Media Impact.

Advanced SEO writing strategies

Warren Lee writes Prioritizing SEO Strategies In 2014: Where To Focus for Search Engine Land.

Your beloved Tracy Mallette :) writes AJ Kohn talks Hummingbird, social, authority, writing and MUCH more! for SEO Copywriting.

Lee Odden writes New Rules for SEO Mechanics & Link Building – It’s a Race You’re Probably Not Winning for TopRank.

SEO for beginners

Jay Taylor writes Why SEO Can’t Reside in a Silo for Search Engine Watch.

Erik Freeman writes Why you need to care about Google Authorship for iMedia Connection.

Content marketing tips

Mary Montserrat-Howlett writes How to Fuel Your Curated Content Marketing with Storify for Content Marketing Institute.

Ken writes How and When to Use Product-Centric Content for Kapost.

Meg Sutton writes CONTENT MARKETING BLOGS: THE ULTIMATE LIST for Curata. (And, yes, we’re on it!)

Kristy Bolsinger writes Unlocking Awesome Customer Experience By Truly Knowing Your Brand for Search Engine People.

Devesh Sharma writes Best WordPress Plugins: 40 Experts Share Their Favorite WordPress Plugins for WPKube.

Meg Sutton writes CREATION & CURATION: THE DYNAMIC DUO for Curata.

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