This is what I learned and many of the lesson extend beyond Blogsphere:
- Links matter. I submitted a Microsoft Word file to Flexo and he massaged the text with links. He provided links to almost every institution, previous post or magazine that I mentioned in my article. Links are helpful to the reader and provide a post with credibility.
- Plan vacations carefully. There's no reason to lose traffic or a presence in the market while you're out. Beyond the blogsphere many workers, executives and sales staffers make extensive plans to cover their niche or clients during vacations. I was impressed with Flexo's careful choreography of his vacation.
- Community matters. Many of us with blogs prosper and benefit from our online networking. In other careers, industry ties are also important.
- Take vacations: Mental, professional and emotional breaks are important for career growth and sanity.
- Fine-tune headlines. Be specific: Flexo upgraded my original headline. I had written something about cost-per-wear and he tweaked it to: Quality Clothes for Less than a Buck. Concrete terms and numbers really sell.
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