Your blog is your personal brand. Your blog represents you in this online environment, and every small detail matters.
If you are trying to find more readers, or trying to build a platform, a community, you may be overlooking some of the essentials that are at your disposal.
As they say, first impressions matter. And they last a long, long, time, so here are five basic personal branding tools you should take advantage of before you move on to more complex ones. Continue reading “Build Your Personal Brand”
If you were to look at the night sky with your naked eye, you’d spot some 3,000 stars. Use a small telescope, and the number increases to close to 100,000.
Of course, there are actually one hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone, and a galaxy usually contains anywhere between ten million to one trillion stars. Oh, and there are some hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe.
So there are so many stars in the universe, we might as well consider that a infinity of stars exist. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] You Are a Blogstar”
Frustrating, isn’t it?
To give it your all, and to fail nonetheless.
To want something so bad, yet to feel as if the universe is constantly conspiring against you.
What is missing? What is to be done?
What if you never become the blogger you’ve always wanted to be? What if you are forever destined for modest influence, for your words to mean less than a whisper to the few who happen to come upon them?
Think about it…
Think about the frustration of not knowing what is wrong, what your mistakes are, or how to fix them.
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Do you want your words to mean something to someone? To even nudge the world a little?
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Do not lose this chance, do not try to rationalize it.
I am going to fight for your chance to show the world that you are not just another blogger, but the blogger.
Do you want to be the blogger?
You spend all night hunched over your keyboard, punching those damn keys. You write your heart out, even if your hands shake. You search for the perfect picture, rummage through your brain for that brilliant opening line, for the ending that will leave your readers in awe.
Finally, you hit the “Publish” button. It is done. And now you wait. And wait. And wait some more. Soon, a sort of restless resignation overwhelms you.
Twenty-four hours later, no one even commented on your post…
But what does this mean? Was your post bad? Was your opening line uninspiring? Boring? Bland?
Where did you go wrong?
If only there were some way to know for sure what happened… Continue reading “How to Know for Sure You’ve Just Written a Great Blog Post”
Anyone can blog.
I do believe though that blogging is way more difficult than it seems. As a matter of fact, I think blogging is one of those things that seem so easy, so effortless…
But the more you learn about blogging, the more you realize that getting it right is no easy feat, and that you are making a lot of mistakes that you weren’t even aware of before becoming a blogger.
The sad truth?
Probably you’re still not aware of (most) of these mistakes you’re making.
But luckily for you, this post is not only going to tell you what they are, but also how to fix them. Continue reading “The 8 Biggest Blogging Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)”
Imagine you’d just decide to send out a lot of Christmas cards early in the month of December — to complete strangers.
What would happen?
Nothing? Maybe a few confused phone calls or letters?
Most likely you’d receive a great deal of Christmas cards in return, from people who don’t even know you.
A university professor actually performed this exact experiment back in 1976, and although he expected to get some responses, he was actually amazed by the number of return cards he received. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Reciprocity”
Let’s be honest for a moment. There’s no substitute for hard work, dedication, time, energy, and passion, and those of you who want a shortcut will be disappointed by this guide.
Of course, there are some things that you must do in order to be successful as a blogger.
So, yeah, let’s get down to business.
Continue reading “The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Blogging”
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”
In order to get what you want, you must become the kind of person who has it. This means you need to evolve, to become someone else.
If you do not have any directions to where you want to go, how can you ever get to your destination?
That’s why I have written these super easy steps to becoming a better blogger.
Because without progress, the art of blogging is not worth the time. Continue reading “5 Super Easy Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger”
Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Blogging IS social media. Well, you’re right. But you also need to take advantage of other social media platforms, if you want to find readers.
Yes, that’s how it usually goes: you find readers, not the other way around.
So, here are four fantastic tips if you’re a blogger on social media. Continue reading “Four Incredibly Easy Social Media Tips for Bloggers”