Bentonville: Mountain Biking Mecca

Just a few hour south of Kansas City is a mountain bikers paradise in Bentonville, Arkansas. And there’s a reason that Bentonville is quickly becoming known as the “Mountain Biking Capital of the World.” In addition to offering riders of all skill levels more than 40 miles of trails, the city is located near anotherContinue reading “Bentonville: Mountain Biking Mecca”

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism occurs when you publish material from another content creator/owner without permission and pass it off as your own material. However, it’s more than just copying and pasting someone else’s articles. For example, rewriting articles without permission is still technically copyright theft – even if you turn them into “unique content.” That’s because you areContinue reading “What is Plagiarism?”

35 Things Music Has Taught Me in 35 Years

Outside of writing and spending time outdoors, music is one of my biggest passions. In fact, my favorite songs/bands span several genres of music: Alternative Rock Classic Country Classic Rock Grunge New Wave 90s Rock Oldies (Rock N’ Roll) Pop Red Dirt Country I decided to write a blog post about my life using referencesContinue reading “35 Things Music Has Taught Me in 35 Years”

COVID’s Assault on the Arts

Cultural centers like the Basilica Hudson in New York have been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though everyone is well aware of the human and economic tolls of the Coronavirus, fewer people are as aware/focused on how the pandemic has impacted artists, musicians, and performing arts centers. Unfortunately, a lot of “starvingContinue reading “COVID’s Assault on the Arts”

10 SEO Mistakes That Will Kill Your Traffic

The purpose of a search engine is to send its users to websites with the most relevant content based on the intent of the user’s search queries. The goal of search engine optimization is to optimize a site to rank higher in organic search results to attract its target audience. Good SEO is achieved byContinue reading “10 SEO Mistakes That Will Kill Your Traffic”

How to Rewrite Articles Into Unique Content

Rewriting articles into unique content can save you time and money when it comes to creating SEO-friendly content for your blog or website – as long as you have permission to re-purpose and re-publish the material. Otherwise, that’s copyright theft. (Your site can suffer severe SEO penalties, as well as get permanently banned by GoogleContinue reading “How to Rewrite Articles Into Unique Content”

Creating Great Content for Your Audience

Creating great content is essential for good SEO and building brand awareness, as well as generating brand excitement, driving targeted traffic to your site, and converting your visitors into leads or customers. That’s because most internet marketing niches are highly-competitive – which makes it tough to stand out from all of the competition. Therefore, itContinue reading “Creating Great Content for Your Audience”

Social Distancing in Nature

Like nearly everyone else in the world, a lot of my plans for 2020 were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to changing my travel plans (I was supposed to go to Utah to hike and guest blog for a major Utah hiking and nature site), lockdowns and social distancing guidelines changed many ofContinue reading “Social Distancing in Nature”

Why Content is Still King

Back in 1996, Bill Gates coined the phrase “content is king” in an essay that he wrote about how the Internet would become a marketplace of content in the future. While many digital marketers have grown to loath the phrase – as it’s often used to oversimplify search engine optimization – it’s actually quite trueContinue reading “Why Content is Still King”

Hiking the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail

The Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail takes hikers, bikers, and horseback riders on a scenic journey through the heart of west-central Missouri past beautiful farmland, meandering streams, rolling hills, and the occasional reminders of the old railroad. The main (and original) section of the Katy Trail State Park runs 240 miles across centralContinue reading “Hiking the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail”