The Key Elements To Running A Successful Blog

Good Blog Design The success of your blog begins with good design. Why? The average attention span in 2015 is 8.25 seconds, continuing a downward trend. In other words, visitors won’t stick around if their first impression is negative. Make sure the design of your blog is user-friendly and easy to navigate. There should alwaysContinue reading “The Key Elements To Running A Successful Blog”

Inbound: Not Your Father’s Marketing

Sometimes you have to slow down to get ahead. You may have noticed that the CCC blog went dark between September 4th and September 18th, missing three posting days. We were busy getting certified in Inbound Marketing methodology. I’m proud to announce that CCC is now Inbound Marketing Certified, and we’d love to help yourContinue reading “Inbound: Not Your Father’s Marketing”

How Flexible Should Your Blog Schedule Be?

Blogging. As a small business owner, writer or business professional today, you understand its benefits (and may even enjoy it). But some days it becomes a four letter word in your vocabulary. Recently I read a post from a fellow blogger who was asking her readers about her new posting frequency. She had committed toContinue reading “How Flexible Should Your Blog Schedule Be?”

Dear Loyal Readers, Thank You!

Danke. Grazie. Gracias. Thank you.  They are simple words yet heartfelt. When I started this blog nearly three and a half years ago, I had no idea what to expect. It was a crazy time, equal parts terrifying and exhilarating. I was starting a business, starting a blog and walking into the unknown. The CCCContinue reading “Dear Loyal Readers, Thank You!”

Sunshine Award Nomination From Ahh The Simple Life

CCC is honored to accept the Sunshine Award from Ahh the Simple Life! It’s an award one blogger gives to other bloggers “who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” Carol Preibis, co-founder of Ahh the Simple LIfe, is a contributor to the CCC blog and also recently published an eGuide, Living a GoodContinue reading “Sunshine Award Nomination From Ahh The Simple Life”

50 Things I’m Grateful For… Summer 2015 Edition

It’s time, once again, for our annual tradition on the CCC blog. Each year, I list 50 unique “things” that I’m currently grateful for. While I’m grateful every day, it’s helpful to write down a list every now and then. I encourage you to try it! Write your own blog post or share your list inContinue reading “50 Things I’m Grateful For… Summer 2015 Edition”

Your Invite: It’s Spring Training At The CCC Blog

Welcome to the CCC blog, rookies and veterans alike! With spring training coming to a close, we thought it would be a great time to show you around the place. This blog (and website) is set up to help you, so here’s how to navigate it with ease. Popular Content Today, everyone wants to know, “What’sContinue reading “Your Invite: It’s Spring Training At The CCC Blog”

Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Business

Spring is in the air! Maybe it’s the rising temperatures or longer days, but optimism abounds this time of year. If spring cleaning is on your to-do list, don’t forget about your business! How can you spring clean your business? Try these tips: Get Organized — Go through your paper and electronic files and form aContinue reading “Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget Your Business”

Step 2: Now It’s Time To Write

If prewriting is the pregame strategy session, step two of the writing process — drafting or writing — is the mad rush onto the field. After all of the film watching and play designing and planning, it’s time to let it all out. draft·ing (verb): the second stage of the writing process during which aContinue reading “Step 2: Now It’s Time To Write”

Auld Lang Syne & Happy New Year!

The time has come to say goodbye to 2014. Before we watch the ball drop to kick off 2015, let’s take a quick look back at the year that was. My helper monkeys, Mojo and Penelope, have prepared an end-of-year report for the CCC blog. Thanks to you, what a year it’s been! Consider this:  A NewContinue reading “Auld Lang Syne & Happy New Year!”