The post I link to below is not new, but hopefully it is to you. As I try to ease back into a more regular posting schedule, I can’t think of anything that encapsulates what kind of content resonates with me more than this post by Josh Brown on his excellent financial blog The Reformed Broker: bullsh*t-free recipes for success that you can use immediately to be better at whatever it is you do.
In the post, he describes the methods he uses to write one of the most respected blogs in his field. And simply put, it’s the best blogging advice you will ever find. Actionable tips from someone who is killing it daily.
There is not much I can add, I just wanted to give you the opportunity to read it.
Here is a particularly good section on linking:
There are a million wrong ways to write a links post and then there is my way, the right one. We can debate if you’d like, but you will not win – my linking Kung-Fu is way stronger than yours – learned from the Master (Tadas Viskanta) and honed on the thousand or so link posts I’ve thrown up over two years on my own site and at Wall Street Journal. I am gathering links 24 hours a day, storing them in folders and files, and awake at 5:30 am to harvest and curate them into posts before you have even lifted your head off the pillow – so don’t f*ck with me about this stuff. The daily Abnormal Returns linkfest is the linkfest against which all others should be judged in the financial blogosphere. No one else matches the depth, breadth, consistency of content, dependability of timing and attention to detail. No one even comes close.
Read the entire post, apply it to whatever field you are in, and make your blog better. (The Reformed Broker)