How to Write a Great Blog Post: A Beginner’s Guide

There are more blogs in existence than ever, yet more and more people are seduced by the idea of sharing their thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world.

As a matter of fact, it does seem as if there’s a war out there. Everyone is fighting for attention, there are so many things to learn and master. So many social networks, marketing techniques. There’s even an awful lot of content on blogging itself, which makes it even more frustrating.

How do you write a great blog post?

I wouldn’t be asking if I didn’t know the answer. Or would I …

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How to Be a Boss at Blogging When You Have 0 Followers

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a photographer. Mostly with other people’s cameras. And the results are oftentimes… not bad.

I do not research the subject, I do not take classes, I do not read about photography, I do not actively aim to become better.

Yet, somehow, I am becoming better with each photograph I take.

And I wondered why.

Wouldn’t you? Continue reading “How to Be a Boss at Blogging When You Have 0 Followers”

Free E-book: The Ultimate Blogging Checklist

Hi guys,

Jordan here. I have a small favor to ask of you.

Let’s all be honest for a sec here, okay?

Once upon a time, you looked at blogging and thought, “Oh, I can do that. Writing a few posts a week? Piece of cake.” From the outside, it looks so simple, so easy, so fun, and so you rushed off to start a blog of your own.

But then you realized: this stuff is complicated. Blogging isn’t so much about writing blog posts as it is about juggling dozens of little odds and ends, all of them important, all of them demanding your attention, and all of them requiring you to learn something.

And it’s easy to drop the ball, so to speak, and not because you want to neglect anything, but because it’s too much to keep track of.

What you really need is a checklist of sorts – an itemized breakdown of everything you need to do to transform your blog and dazzle your readers.

That way, you can stop trying to handle everything all at once and just go through it one step at a time.

So, that’s what I created for you: a checklist of 52 things you need to do, along with some links to help you learn how to do them well.

This is just a sort of preview of the kind of content that you’ll be receiving if you enroll in our Blogging Bootcamp.

You can download the e-book here.

Also, only two spots available in this bootcamp, so if you’re interested, do check it out here.

How Not to be Boring (as a Blogger)

There’s something you need to know, and I’m afraid you’re not going to like it.

Your blog is putting me to sleep.

I gave it about three seconds of my attention…

Nothing grabbed my eye. No headline inspired me to read. No images drew me in.

And here’s the thing: it was easy for me to rid myself of your insipid writing, your bland blog. Closed my Internet Browser and that was it.

It doesn’t have to be that way. A few tweaks here, a little more effort there, and your website will stop me in my tracks.

Here’s four ways not to be boring for you to try out this week. This will not be boring… Continue reading “How Not to be Boring (as a Blogger)”

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The Truth about Blog Post Length

Some bloggers suffer from what I like to call verbal narcissism. Only it’s in writing. Anyway…

To avoid this awful fate, you probably try to keep your posts short, sometimes writing series of blog posts. After all, you don’t want to scare away readers by dumping too much information on them all at once, right?

Makes sense, but what’s weird is it doesn’t work that way.

Many popular posts here are around 1,000 words. But other times, short posts pack the most punch. It’s almost as if the length of a post matters not when it comes to how successful a post becomes.

But how could that be?

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You’ve Read the Blog – Now Buy the Book

On the 15th of March, The Art of Blogging, the book, will be released.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

What does this mean?

All of the Strategies and Tactics I Used to Build One of the World’s Most Popular Blogs, Distilled into Easy to Follow Rules and Checklists

  • Everything you need to know about developing the proper mindset, developing your blogging skills, and becoming a successful blogger, but without all the “fluff” in most e-books and courses
  • Step-by-step checklists with easy-to-follow advice
  • The most advanced e-book on how to create and maintain that passion that makes writing effortless
  • A look behind the scenes at what I tried, what worked and why, and what worked and why not

Whether you have been blogging for years or just a few weeks, The Art of Blogging offers solid advice and practical action plans for creating an authentic and successful blog.

“And here’s the simple truth about blogging: yes, there are tens of millions of blogs out there, and yes, this means that the odds of you getting noticed are slim.
But, as long as you are willing to persevere and learn and adjust, you can make it.
It’s simple, but at times it will feel like the most difficult thing to do. Your mind will trick you into thinking that you are not making any progress, when you are, in fact, cultivating the habits that will make you a successful blogger.” – from The Art of Blogging

As someone who’s been there, I can tell you that growing your blog has a lot to do with hard work, consistency, telling a compelling story, being passionate. Yes, passion is the key to great writing.

What are the emotions you want your readers to feel?

Ask yourself that before you write each of your posts.

Not what you are feeling, but what you want them to feel.

Great writing is all about making people feel. Art is all about making people feel. The art of blogging is no different.

By reading The Art of Blogging you will:

  • Stop comparing your blog to those around you and instead learn to leverage your own unique assets.
  • Discover the secrets to creating amazing, compelling blog content that brings readers back again and again.
  • Learn how to increase your blog traffic and build a solid platform.
  • Develop a solid social media strategy for capturing viral growth through the use of social media.
  • Improve your productivity, learning to work smarter not harder, and take concrete steps to transform your blog into a business.

The Art of Blogging is not for everyone. Unfortunately. Some people want the easy way out, some sort of scheme that allows them to avoid paying their dues. No. You got to pay your dues. You need to work hard, be consistent, and learn as much as you can. Never become complacent. Always assume responsibility for where you’re at, and assume that only you can be the one who takes you to the next level.

In blogging, in art, in life, in love, that’s the only mindset that ensures success.

But this book can more than help you. Whenever you feel stuck, discouraged, angry at yourself, bitter, whenever you feel like giving up, there will surely be a chapter that will manage to cheer you up, offer the motivation you need to keep punching those damn keys.

It’s not an easy journey, but why not make it easier on yourself and learn from those who already climbed the mountain? Learn from their struggles, from their mistakes.


If you enjoy reading my blog posts, if my content has helped you in your journey as a blogger, then you’ll love reading this book.

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Blogging for Busy People: How to Blog Despite Having a Full-Time Job

Finding time to blog is something we all struggle with. Whether you are just starting out, whether blogging is just a hobby, or your blog is a part time job – finding time to write is a challenge.

Even though a lot of people compliment me on how productive I am, the truth is that I struggle with the challenges of being productive in limited time-frames.

Over the last 6 years of blogging, I guess I’ve settled into something of a workflow and routine. What follows is a collection of reflections on what I’m learning. Continue reading “Blogging for Busy People: How to Blog Despite Having a Full-Time Job”

[Blogging Mindset] Consistency is Key

What if your favorite TV show suddenly started misbehaving like this: they release one episode today, another one tomorrow, then nothing for three weeks, then they release another episode, one week off, then another episode, then another one the next day… And they wouldn’t tell anyone when the next episode will be released, or on what Channel. They won’t even stick to the same hour…

No matter how good the TV show, you’re going to quit watching.

If I were to give you a piece of advice on blogging, writing, life, love, money, getting in top physical shape, or anything else, it would be this: it is more important to be consistent, and by definition, persistent, than it is to be anything else.

But, just in case you’re curious, here’s why. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Consistency is Key”

How to Blog like an Artist

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about blogging like an artist.

But what does that mean? When you think about it, what does “art” mean?

Is it that inner fire, the creative spark, the connection between seemingly unrelated dots, the unapologetic expression of one’s personality, the moment of real human empathy and connection?

What does art even have to do with blogging?

I’d say that art is everything around us. Art and life are so, so close to one another that at times they even touch.

And I believe that a blogger could aspire to the kind of sensibility required to be an artist.

After all, this site is called The Art of Blogging for a reason, right? Continue reading “How to Blog like an Artist”

5 Super Simple Steps to Building an Unforgettable Blog Post

Once upon a time, one could could simply sit down and write a blog post in 15 minutes or so. Well, sorry to disappoint, but those good ol’ days are over.

Today, there are hundreds of millions of blogs and other types of content that are competing for your readers’ attention. To stand out, you need to take your blogging game to a new level.

And the best way to do that is to focus relentlessly on the fundamental mechanics of writing a great blog post.
Don’t just hope you’re writing something that maybe somehow it’s going to go viral. Learn to consciously build great content, brick-by-brick, and watch your posts gain the attention they deserve.

Ready to get started?

Here are the building blocks of any great blog posts.

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8 Best Ways To Gain Followers For Your Blog

Traffic! It’s one of those words that I do not like much, for it almost begs us to forget that those stats represent actual people.

But… but… I know that one of the main reasons we blog is to be read by other people, so this makes it important to gain more followers, to receive feedback, to feel as if what you blog about truly matters to other people.

That’s why I compiled a list of the eight best ways to increase traffic and gain more followers for your blog. Continue reading “8 Best Ways To Gain Followers For Your Blog”