List posts are the blogosphere’s favorite for a good reason — “list” content works, in large part due to the attention-grabbing power of the headline, but also because of the shortening of attention spans due to instant access to information.
A headline that lists a number of reasons, secrets, types, or ways will work because the reader knows exactly what to expect from the post. As long as you deliver on your promise, everything should work out great.
Plus, these type of posts and articles are perfect for building your authority and demonstrating a mastery of your area of expertise.
With that in mind, let’s take a quick look at seven classic “list” headlines that you can adapt and use on your blog when you’re looking to boost readership. Continue reading “A List of 7 Reasons Why List Posts Work”
Do you know what is the biggest secret to growing Your Blog to thousands of adoring readers who follow every word you publish?
Would you like to know?
Let me be blunt: there are very few people in the world who can tell you.
The vast majority of so-called A-listers are bright but otherwise normal people who were in the right place, writing about the right things, at the right time.
Many of them pay thousands and thousands of dollars on advertising.
Why would they pay such outrageous fees?
Because they stumbled into popularity. Because they realize they got lucky, and they are desperate to seize the opportunity before it slips away from them. Little do they know, that we always make our own luck.
I do not get lucky. I make my own luck.
I turned this blog into one of the most popular blogs on WordPress to date. I did it by studying from all the great bloggers before me, I did it by implementing the advice that most suited my needs, and discarding the rest.
Through trial and error, I figured things out.
I’ll let you in on a little secret: stop messing around with blogs in your spare time. Instead, look at this like a career and get serious about mastering your craft.
“WHAT?! No magic traffic or monetization tricks?”
Continue reading “The 0 to 5K Program”
Admit it. You’ve asked yourself, time and time again, how do your favorite bloggers manage to attract so many followers?
Be honest – you’d love to inspire people on that level.
You try to emulate them, but nothing seems to work.Your visitors might check out an intriguing headline once in a while, but they hardly ever stick around for more.
In other words, the folks who visit your blog don’t turn into loyal followers.
What to do about it? What to change, what to improve upon? You feel defeated, destined to remain a small-time blogger.
But what if you could use the secrets of psychology to mesmerize your visitors and dazzle them into becoming devoted followers?
What if all it took where these three psychological triggers to turn one-time visitors into fiercely loyal readers? Continue reading “Psychological Tricks to Get More Readers”
Some of the folks who offer “blogging advice” seem to be focusing on what you shouldn’t do instead of offering advice on what to do. Perhaps this is a more effective way to get certain points across?
Okay. Here are four of the biggest mistakes people make. Continue reading “Are You Guilty of Making These Mistakes?”
It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Sometimes even downright discouraging.
You have so many ideas you want to share with the world. So many things you want to say. So much you want to try.
But your job is demanding. You’re constantly juggling family schedules and obligations. You’re always heading off annoying interruptions.
You wonder if you’ll ever be able to make blogging a permanent part of your life.
You want to get your work out there, but at the same time you’re not an idealist.
You love writing, but it’s not just about self-expression for you.
You don’t need to be a unique snowflake who makes every word trumpet from the heavens so that unicorns prance down on Earth.
You just want to create something you can be proud of.
To finish something you start.
To see some results for a change.
You want to live life on your own terms and change the lives of others — and you know you could do it… if only you knew how.
There’s got to be an art to it, right? There’s got to be some secrets that few are willing to share with the world, some sort of trick that allows you to turn off your phone, sit down at your desk, and produce thousands upon thousands of words. Continue reading “The Art of Blogging: The E-Book”
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” — Abraham Lincoln
Odds are that every new endeavor you are thinking of trying, all the shoulds, all the things you wish you could do, all of those are clouded in fear. You do not know what’s going to happen, whether or not you’re going to be successful, or how long will it take.
Maybe you’re trying to justify that fear by researching the best strategy. Maybe you’re telling yourself it’s not worth it, you’re not good enough, or that there’s too much competition. Continue reading “Persistence”
What’s the quickest, simplest way to get more subscribers to your blog?
Think about it.
The absolute easiest way.
Well, to ask them to subscribe, of course.
It’s so obvious it almost makes no sense, right?
And yet there are a lot of bloggers who not only fail to ask people to subscribe to their blog, but they make it difficult to subscribe.
So, believe it or not, you can gain an advantage over your competition by simply making it easier to subscribe.
Here are four small changes that will boost your conversion rate right away: Continue reading “Four Easy Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers”
When I was six years old I decided that I wanted to become the richest man in the history of the world. I kept imagining what it would be like: to be powerful, to acquire such vast wealth that I could do anything I wanted. How I’d own houses and apartments in the most interesting of cities, how I’d conquer the world one business deal at a time.
As I grow older I realized that I did not want it. I mean, I did want it, but I wasn’t willing to pay the price. It did not want the journey. I just wanted to be teleported to the destination.
The same goes for blogging. Some people think it’s cool to blog. To write some words on a computer or smartphone, and then have a bunch of other people read and cherish said words. Continue reading “What’s Your Blog Really About?”
It is said that it’s not the strongest fighter who wins the fight. Nor is it the one who trained the most or has the most experience.
It’s always the one who believes he can win more than the other guy. That’s it.
We like to believe in the opposite. We can measure a lot about a person, but we can never measure heart. Want. Desire. Passion.
How much soul you put into your words. Continue reading “Emotions”
If you take the time to read this post, you will become a better blogger, all because you learned about the two most important words when it comes to blogging, and why those words can make or break your post.
Actually, both words can be found in the opening sentence of this post…
Did you catch them?
If not, keep reading… Continue reading “Two Words”