“Content is king” is good advice, but I hate to disappoint… just delivering great content isn’t going to get you your first avid fans.
Facebook groups will, though. Networking with other bloggers in your niche will. Going where the conversation is and providing real value in the form of opinions will.
And, weirdly enough, this is the type of stuff that makes one feel sleazy. It feels disingenuous to reply to folks who share their opinions on the web, or to comment on someone’s post just so they can comment on yours.
Continue reading “Sorry, but Good Content Alone Isn’t Enough”
There’s this element of blogging that is not often talked about, even though it’s important and determines a blogger’s success.
Because it’s difficult to explain, almost impossible to change, and there’s no clear formula, step by step guide…
What is this element?
Well… it’s your personality. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Authenticity Is The New Black”
Because I’m not partial to any manufacturer or OS, I do wonder sometimes what is it that makes Apple products so… fascinating.
What makes these products so successful, in the face of so many competitors with remarkable resources and manpower of their own?
Ever wondered about it?
Ever asked yourself why some bloggers get hundreds of comments a week, thousands of likes?
What makes the difference?
Details, my friend. It’s all about the details. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Details”
Quality or quantity? Which one is better?
A debate as old as blogging itself. Heck, as old as content creation itself.
We admire the “prolific” individual, yet we also stress the idea that quality is of the essence.
But the tricky thing is that it takes a long time to create quality content.
When you’re just starting out and don’t know the importance of headlines, let alone writing a brilliant one? Or an enticing intro to your blog post? Or proper formatting?
Continue reading “Quality vs. Quantity: What Matters Most?”
When I decided to start this blog, I knew that there was more to blogging that the usual technical stuff related to using the WordPress platform, that there was an art to blogging.
And art is difficult to define, let alone write a recipe for. It’s like trying to create life out of nothing — and perhaps art, in its many forms, is the closest thing to life that we will ever have.
That being said, there are a few subtle things that make one an artist of blogging.
If you ever wondered why some get thousands and thousands of avid readers while others struggle to get even one lousy comment, then read this post. Continue reading “The Subtle Art of Blogging”
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That may be true.
But a thousand words, crafted to perfection, written in the most clear manner possible, edited over and over again, those words can often leave readers speechless.
In a world of so many tech gadgets, of YouTube and Netflix binging, it feels as if the written word has lost its power.
But is it so? Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] A Thousand Words”
We often romanticize the struggle.
To paraphrase JK Rowling, rock bottom becomes the foundation upon which we rebuild our lives.
We look back fondly on the moments of despair, frustration, hunger, and remember that it was all those things that kept us motivated. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] How Do You Stay Motivated?”