About Kevin J. Duncan

https://kevinjduncan.com

Living the dream as Blog Editor and Social Media Manager for Smart Blogger. Husband to an amazing wife and father to two beautiful girls. Catch him on Twitter at @kevinjduncan and @smartbloggerhq.

Posts by Kevin J. Duncan:

How to Become a Better Writer: 14 Tips to Up Your Writing Game in 2019

How to Become a Better Writer: 14 Tips to Up Your Writing Game in 2019

If you search Google for tips on how to become a better writer, you’ll find a lot of big promises.

Here’s the truth:

There’s no magical tip, trick, strategy, or hack capable of turning a bad writer into a good one.

But if you’re looking to improve your writing skills by 5%, if you want to go from average to good or even good to great, a valuable tip (combined with hard work) can help make it happen.

Here are fourteen such tips:
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Blog Comments in 2019: How to Write Good Comments That Stand Out

Blog Comments in 2019: How to Write Good Comments That Stand Out

Blog comments are a relic from a bygone era.

That’s the word on the street, isn’t it?

In its heyday, a blog comment was powerful. Write good comments and they could land you on the radar of a popular blogger — the kind of super-connected influencer who could accelerate your success.

But that was then, right?

Today, readers have turned to Facebook and Instagram for their commenting fix. Spammers have taken over. And, as a result, some blog owners have done what would’ve once been unthinkable: turned off their comments.

So, game over. Blog comments are dead. Stick a fork in them.

Right?

Not so fast.

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Evergreen Content 2.0: Timeless Posts People Will Actually Remember

Evergreen Content 2.0: Timeless Posts People Will Actually Remember

“Create evergreen content that will always be relevant,” the experts say.

And so you do.

You think of an idea and spend days writing, tweaking, and perfecting every ageless, enduring syllable.

You’re certain you have a winning post on your hands — the kind of evergreen content that can stand the test of time and be spoken of with reverence years later by adoring fans who name their firstborn after you.

But inevitably, after its initial wave of popularity subsides, your masterpiece disappears into the background as newer and newer posts pop up.

Instead of standing the test of time, your timeless content is forgotten.

And the only adoring fan willing to name their firstborn after you is your spouse.

So, what the heck’s happening?

Are the experts wrong? Is evergreen content overrated?

Well, here’s the thing…
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581 Sensory Words to Take Your Writing from Bland to Brilliant

581 Sensory Words to Take Your Writing from Bland to Brilliant

It’s almost too easy.

By using sensory words to evoke sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell; smart and attractive writers just like you are able to make their words burst to life in their readers’ minds.

In this post, you’ll learn:

  • The science behind sensory details (e.g. why sensory words are so persuasive);
  • The definition of sensory words (plus examples);
  • How answering five simple questions will help you write descriptive words that pack your content with sensory language;
  • 500+ sensory words you can incorporate into your own writing (right now).

Let’s dive in.

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21 Blogging Milestones on the Path to World Domination

21 Blogging Milestones on the Path to World Domination

It’s okay to admit it.

That deep, dark secret you don’t want anyone to know.

That thought which keeps you up night after night.

You want… to rule the world!

You want to dominate your industry and be the envy of all. You want the house in the Hamptons and the spoils that go with it. You want two appetizers with your entree.

But you’re afraid.

You’re afraid of what others will say when they hear about your dream. You’re afraid it will seem too big — too crazy. Just like you’re afraid of what the waitress will think if you order onion rings and chicken tenders.

But mostly?

You’re afraid because you don’t know where to begin. You don’t know how to go from where you are as a blogger to where you want to be. You don’t know how to get from here to there.

The good news?

Just like eating an elephant, you don’t do it all in one bite.

World domination — or any major blogging goal — is a journey you take one milestone at a time.
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