The Art of Writing an Epic Blog Post

Be honest. You often dream of writing an epic blog post, the kind that gets shared thousands of times, liked, tweeted, and pinned, commented on by hundreds of other bloggers… in other words, you wish to write the type of blog post that goes viral.

Unfortunately, you have yet to manage writing such an article.

What’s the problem? What are you doing wrong? Is there some formula you can follow to make sure your posts are epic?

Of course there is. And I am going to share it with you today.

So, brace yourself, for this is one epic blog post about writing an epic blog post that will leave your readers wishing the damn like button worked more than once.

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The Art of Growing Your Audience in 2020

Today we’re breaking down all of the best ways to get more blog readers, turn them into avid fans, and the smartest ways to take advantage of social media to build an audience for your blog.

This is a rather extensive list of the 25 best ways to grow your audience in 2020, so if you wish to download the post, you can do so below:

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The most common question I get from fellow bloggers is, “How do I get more readers?” 

Honestly, I’d like to tell you that building a community around your blog is as simple as writing great content, the truth is that growing a blog is a bit more nuanced than that.

Getting more readers for your writing takes a lot of dedication, time, and energy.

It’s not just about content, but also about community.

The strategies I’m sharing with you are the culmination of 8 years of trial and error growing my blogs to over 180,000 engaged readers. These are proven tactics that I still put into practice myself — and cost little more than time, hard work, and a bit of creativity.

Without further delay, let’s get into the best strategies on how to grow an audience for your blog in 2020.

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[Blogging Mindset] Never, Ever, Ever Give Up

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.”  —  C.S. Lewis

When asked how he writes so fast, Stephen King answered, “One word at a time.”

This is the kind of answer that no one believes in. And the fact that there’s an abundance of related cliches doesn’t help either.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Or something like that. The Great Wall of China was built by laying one brick after another.

It is not the mountains to conquer that make you give up, but rather the pebble in your shoe.

All cliches. Terrible, terrible cliches that we can’t help but fear and loathe at the same time.

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The Art of Crafting a Brilliant Headline

Admit it. You’ve worked and worked on your blog post. You genuinely believe in your words, and you are sure your readers will benefit greatly by reading them.

But now you’re stuck.

You just don’t know what headline to use. You have a few variants, but they just don’t sound good enough.

Should you hoist the white flag, publish it with a lousy title, and hope for the best?

Well, you might have heard that 8 out of 10 people never read past the headline. 

These figures underline the importance of headlines, and how short our attention spans have become.

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[Blogging Mindset] It’s The Bottom That’s Overcrowded

It took me an awful lot of time to blog like me.

I am writing these words after having published over three thousand blog posts across three different blogs. Eight years of writing words on a daily basis.

Whether I felt like it or not.

The bitter truth of blogging? It’s easy to think that you’re getting a lot done. It’s easy to think that the world’s unfair, and that you tried everything, and that those who are successful just happened to be lucky.

What’s not easy is admitting that there are people out there who want it so much more than you do, who are willing to work more than you even think possible.

I write two blog posts before everyone else wakes up. Every single day.

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Content is King. Or is it?

Is content king?

To me, that seems like a silly question. “Content is king” is a metaphor, but apparently not a very good one.

A good metaphor creates instant understanding. Given the amount of confusion and debate, the phrase “content is king” is not doing all that great a job in the instant-understanding department.

I think it’s smarter to say that content is indispensable. It’s what people go online to find, and it’s what Google loves. There are only a few online marketing models that don’t require valuable content, and those few are getting tougher by the day, and result in no long-term assets.

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Do You Want People to Read Your Posts? You Must Do One of Three Things

There’s this one mistake I see a lot of bloggers make. It’s something that I have often written about, expressed concern about, warned about, and tried to offer some valid alternatives.

Please, if you want other humans to read your words, internalize this next sentence:

Your blog is not your journal.

If you want to write about what your cat had for breakfast, that’s fine, but don’t expect it to resonate with people.

Yes, you need to tell stories. Yes, you need to share your personality. But if you make it all about you, nobody will care.

Blog about what you want, but know that certain ways of writing and subjects aren’t as appealing as others, so don’t whine when you see that heartbreaking zero next to your followers.

You can be authentic, unique, and sincere, but your blog posts have to do one of these three things in order to resonate with others.

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How Do Blog Posts Go Viral?

If you want to have a successful blog, you not only need to get people to read your content (duh!) but also get them to comment on and share that content with others.

So, what will make readers want to do that?

It’s not about the facts. It’s not about the knowledge you share. It’s all about how you make your readers feel.

Want to know how to write content that goes viral?

Read on to find out.

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[Blogging Mindset] Forget about Numbers for a Moment

“It’s not the number of followers you have or “likes” you get, it’s the strength of your bond with your followers that indicates how much anyone cares about what you have to say.

In this game, the one with the most real relationships wins.”Gary Vaynerchuck, The Thank You Economy

Numbers are funny. We, as adults, are kind of obsessed with them. A “ten million dollar home” is easy to imagine, easier than actually investing the time to describe how the house looks like.

And the blogging world is also plagued by this obsession with numbers. It’s all about traffic, stats, and followers. Views, unique visitors, hits, clicks, likes, and comments.

Lots and lots of numbers offering you the cold perspective of your success (or lack of it.)

Here’s the kind of truth that few will ever share with you: it’s not just about numbers.

I once read an article that blogging should feel like this awesome house party. Everyone wants to be invited. All those who stumble upon your blog can’t help but subscribe, feeling a bit jealous on you.

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How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love

Would you like to become a better blogger? Would you like to create blog posts that people will remember, comment on, and share?

Silly questions, right?

Of course you’d like that.

But… how?

Do no worry, for I have compiled a short step-by-step guide to help you become a blogger that’s incredibly persuasive and completely unforgettable.

Ready?

Let’s start with the best way to structure your content.

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