Word Criminals: What’s Your Record?

Word Criminals: What's Your Record?

Editors and logophiles the world over cawed in abject delight and hilarity when, on July 15th, “Weird Al” Yankovic released the second song on his new album. “Word Crimes,” a spoof of Robin Thicke’s macabre “Blurred Lines,” is a harsh criticism of language abusers in a modern world dominated by hasty and careless communication. While the sentiment is a little overwhelming—once you realize you’ve committed one of those dastardly word crimes, I can tell you […]

Featured Editor of the Week – Amanda Green

Featured Editor of the Week – Amanda Green

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Featured Team Member post. The Content Runner team has been rearranged a bit since April, with some of us embarking on new journeys and others joining the Content Runner legacy. With that said, it’s time to introduce one of our newer team members, the vivacious editor and project manager, Amanda Green! Tell us about yourself. I’m 26, was born in Sacramento, California, but moved all up and down […]

Content Runner is Proud to Announce Offerings!

Content Runner is Proud to Announce Offerings!

We continue to enjoy rapid growth and we have all of you to thank for that! Here in mid July there are 575+ users and well over 800 writers that have created accounts on Content Runner. To accommodate our users and writers we continue to add new features to help them collaborate and work together in a (mostly) seamless manner. User Centric Projects From the very beginning we went down the road that all other […]

Spinning Out of Control: The Importance of Unique Content

Spinning Out of Control: The Importance of Unique Content

Almost every thought you’ve thunk has already been formed by another person, in another place or time. This isn’t to say your thoughts aren’t important; this just means that humanity, as a whole, participates in this wonderful and far-reaching shared experience of thought exploration. Regardless of how they came to be, your thoughts are unique because they’re your own creation, an ethereal byproduct of your experience and your intelligence that can float away on a updraft of […]

Contented Creation: A Writer’s Cheat Sheet

Contented Creation: A Writer's Cheat Sheet

To be an editor, you have to be a writer. I know how hard it is to jackhammer through a wall of writer’s block, and how frustrating it can be to receive critiques on your art. I know the moment deepest dark turns into early morning, because I’ve had a tight deadline or two. Writers are the lifeblood of content marketing. Without you, it would just be marketing, which would just be Don Draper waxing […]

Tips For Generating Blog Traffic

Tips For Generating Blog Traffic

You may have some of the most important, compelling, hilarious content on your blog, but without readers, that literary gold can be easily lost among the vast mountains of content available on the Internet. There is no subject untouched by the world wide web, and few things you cannot, in some shape or form, purchase. The Internet has opened up an unlimited exchange of products and information, and without some direction, traffic is scattered and […]

The Delicate Art of Product Descriptions: A How-To For Ecommerce

The Delicate Art of Product Descriptions: A How-To For Ecommerce

Aside from offering quality products, a business’s key to success  is their visual merchandising. Almost every store you’ll ever enter employs it, and most hire professional teams to create visual strategies and regularly swap old displays for new ones. Let me paint you a little picture of how good merchandising can enhance and inspire a shopper’s experience: You stroll into the shop, the entrance garlanded with strings of abstract paper flowers. A spicy, floral fragrance, evocative […]

Love Letters to Your Audience: How to Create Heart-Pounding Content

Love Letters to Your Audience: How to Create Heart-Pounding Content

In high school, I once received a love letter from a boy. “You get me through the school day,” it read, “You are the gleam in my eye.” While I now understand that to be a mildly sinister sort of phrasing, at the time, it made my heart pound. I drafted and crumpled endless replies. I showed all my friends. “I’m the gleam in his eye,” I declared proudly, thrilled. Whether you’re a reader or […]