[Blogging Mindset] You Are a Blogstar

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”

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Psychological Tricks to Get More Readers

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”

Sorry, but Good Content Alone Isn’t Enough

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”

[Blogging Mindset] Details

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 vs. Quantity: What Matters Most?

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?”

The Subtle Art of Blogging

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”

[Blogging Mindset] A Thousand Words

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”

90 Super Easy Tips That Will Turn Even a Novice Blogger into an Expert

It always sucks being the new guy. It always sucks to start something new, to have no idea what needs to be done.

And the truth is that, most times, the advice that is out there on the web is kind of confusing.

Which advice do you follow?

That’s why I am going to offer you some real simple tips. Ninety of them.

Super easy. Super cool. Super useful. Especially if you’re a novice, struggling with readers, with staying consistent, with everything. Continue reading “90 Super Easy Tips That Will Turn Even a Novice Blogger into an Expert”