How to Be More Than Just a Blogger

Let’s be honest, shall we?

You don’t just want people to subscribe to your blog. You want them to keep coming back to read, share, and comment on your articles. You want to build an online community, you want your readers to forget themselves reading your content.

You want your blog to be so immersive that they come back the next day. And the day after that.

Simply put, you don’t want to be just another blogger.

But… how do you do it? Continue reading “How to Be More Than Just a Blogger”

10 Techniques for Opening Your Blog Posts Like An Artist

First impressions matter. A lot. And whether we like to admit it or not, the opening lines to our blog posts can turn a one-time visitor into a subscriber or can make them decide to go on another blog.

So how does one craft an opening line to a post that effectively engages readers and stimulates enough interest to get them to read the rest of the damn thing?

Here’s a couple of ways you can open your blog posts like an artist. Continue reading “10 Techniques for Opening Your Blog Posts Like An Artist”

Are You Serious About Blogging?

 

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 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 “Are You Serious About Blogging?”

Calls to Action: Everything You Need to Know

Has this ever happened to you?

You spend an insane amount of time laboring over your blog post: coming up with a brilliant idea, punching those damn keys, rewriting, editing, and formatting your blog. You add relevant images.

And, yet, as the views and likes pile on, no one comments, no one subscribes to your blog.

What do you do then?

What is wrong? How can you fix it?

Well, odds are that you need to work on your calls to action.

How?

The following words are going to help you. A lot. Continue reading “Calls to Action: Everything You Need to Know”

Book Your One-On-One Session Today!

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“As a blogger who’s relatively new to the scene, Cristian’s one-on-one session was money well spent. He was very easy to talk to and he offers so much practical advice that’s also tailored to your individual needs. Just his initial feedback alone gave me so much insight into where I could improve, and by the end of the Skype session, I was fired up and excited to put everything into practice. When and where I’ve applied his advice, I’ve seen results with my blog. Definitely a good investment!” – Becca Saf, Words and Other Malarky

I’m not going to write one of those heavily edited, full of self-praise blog posts that are supposed to coerce you to purchase something from me.

Nah.

I’m just going to tell you that I’d love to work with you on an one-on-one basis. Nothing too fancy: I take a look at your blog, read your articles, then offer you an initial feedback that covers everything, from the visual layout of your blog to the headlines, intros, and the way you use(or don’t use) social media to your advantage.

Next, we’ll schedule a nice one hour long Skype chat (or the social media platform of your choice) in which I answer any of your questions and provide you with a framework upon which you can build and expand your blog.

How does that sound?

One-On-One Session

$99.00

I think it’s rather fun, especially considering that you’ll get a ton of value, have a few laughs here and there, and learn that the most important things about blogging where quite obvious, but you were choosing to ignore them.

Oh, and did I mention the laughs?

Yeah.

Right now, a One-On-One Session costs $149.99 $99.99. It will stay like this until tomorrow morning, so you’d better hurry.

That’s insane. Quite the discount.

If you want to take your blog to the next level, if you want to start this new blogging year by working together on a plan of action, then book your one-on-one session and Skype call with me.

One-On-One Session

$99.00

Stick to The Basics

If you’ve given this blogging thing even a few weeks, then you probably know there’s so much to do.

We have to find time to create amazing content, but also reply to comments and emails, network with other bloggers, check out stats, format our blog posts, add images, take care of our social media accounts, writing additional content that we can sell (e-books, courses, etc.), writing guest posts…

If you try to do it all, blogging soon feels like more than just a full-time job.

And yet, we should not let blog take up all our time. Sure, if we’re passionate about blogging, we want to do it as much as possible … but wouldn’t it be better if we knew on what we should focus? Because, truth be told, this is the only way we can become truly effective and productive.

By sticking to the basics. Continue reading “Stick to The Basics”

[FREE TUTORIAL] 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.

There Are a Lot of Fish in the Pond

Every single day, millions and millions of blog posts are published. So your headline must stand out. Grab attention. Make folks curious.

But how?

Do not fret, for this tutorial shows you what headline to use (and when).

Let’s get started …

A Question That Demands to Be Answered (and You Know the Answer)

Examples:

  1. Did You Choose the Wrong Topic for Your Blog?
  2. Do Your Readers Trust You?
  3. How Much Does SEO Still Matter?
  4. Do You Truly Love Yourself?

It’s all quite simple: ask the most burning question in your niche.

Why?

Because questions arouse our curiosity.

We all struggle with certain issues, we all want to know stuff that is going to help us on our journey towards accomplishing certain dreams and goals.

After all, we all turn to Google to solve a lot of our problems…

[READ/DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL HERE]

[Blogging Mindset] Show Up!

He wasted his wishes on wishing.”
― Shel Silverstein

If you are reading this blog post, on a blog called The Art of Blogging, odds are that you are interested in growing your audience, on becoming a better blogger, on writing quality content.

This means that you have certain expectations, desires, and wishes when it comes to blogging. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

But the truth is that the world is not big enough for all that everyone else wants.

We don’t get what we want, we get what we work for. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Show Up!”

Blogging Burnout? Here’s How to Beat it

Blogging is more often than not a lifestyle, not just a hobby or a business, and this means that it’s not just about the time and energy spent writing content, but also doing research, editing posts, networking with other bloggers, obsessively checking stats, and answering e-mails, replying to comments…

It’s not surprising, therefore, that a lot of bloggers end up feeling overwhelmed by all this.

So what recovery options are available for the burnt out blogger?

Here are some of the more useful approaches I’ve found over the years: Continue reading “Blogging Burnout? Here’s How to Beat it”