Did You Choose the Wrong Topic for Your Blog?

Admit it. You’ve asked yourself this question at least once since you started to blog. Maybe even twice.

Perhaps you ask yourself this question every single time you write your heart out, only to get little to no traffic. No comments. You’re not getting the kind of feedback you were hoping for when you decided to blog about your topic.

To make matters worse, you’ve done all the things popular bloggers say to do, like publishing great content and commenting on other popular blogs and getting accounts on Twitter and Facebook, but no matter how hard you work, no matter how many different techniques you try, nothing is working.

So you ask yourself…

Where did I go wrong?

Is it possible that you have chosen a topic for your blog that no one gives a damn about?

Are you simply wasting your time trying to keep your blog alive?

Well… let’s find out. Continue reading “Did You Choose the Wrong Topic for Your Blog?”

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[Blogging Mindset] Every. Single. Day

It’s human nature to look for an easy way out. A shortcut.

We waste an awful lot of time dreaming of the “big break” that will forever change our lives.

Yeah, keep dreaming about becoming an overnight success someday…

Or simply do the work. Show up. Every single day.

Because in your quest to becoming an overnight success, every single day matters.

Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Every. Single. Day”

The Secret Traits of Successful Bloggers

We all know the “rules” of blogging. Produce consistently high-quality content, position yourself as an authority, cultivate relationships with your readers and other bloggers…

But some of the best and most popular blogs have traits that might surprise you. Here’s how being negative, angry, and stupid (in the right ways and at the right time) can create breakthrough success on your blog.

Continue reading “The Secret Traits of Successful Bloggers”

How to Make Money Blogging

This post is for those of you who already have a blog, have been at it for a few months, and now want to make money blogging.

How to Make Money with a Blog should not be the first thing you search for after setting up your blog.

My Journey Making Money Blogging

I launched my first blog in April 2012 with the clear intention to use it as a platform for my self-published novels.

First month of blogging? I earned $1.05, and that was before taxes. Continue reading “How to Make Money Blogging”

Write Like Yourself

Let’s face it: most people can’t write their way out of a paper bag. Further, most bloggers are boring, most journalists are so heavily edited that any personality they’ve added to a story has long since been weaned out by the editorial process.

I want to let you in on a secret, though: it’s not really that people are boring, but that too many have been taught that you shouldn’t write the same way you talk. I blame our educational system, actually, with those 5th grade teachers who drilled us on adverbs, pronouns and the minutia of grammar, coupled with too many boring, tedious academic books that we all suffered through while in college.

Instead, I suggest to you that the best way to write clear, coherent, engaging and enjoyable content is to write the way you speak, to recognize your spoken voice and pour it out onto the virtual page of your computer screen and weblog. Continue reading “Write Like Yourself”

UPDATES!

Yeah, that’s how I usually work. Anywhere but home, that is. Oh, and with the help of all sorts of caffeinated beverages.

But this is not what this post is all about.

No.

So… a few updates…

First of all, The Art of Blogging is finally live.

Those of you who’ve pre-ordered it should have received an e-mail with the e-book, and some nice bonus content. Check your inbox for any e-mails from contact@cristianmihai.net. And your spam.

Also, if you pre-ordered but did not receive the e-book, e-mail me with your order number, and I’ll sent it to you ASAP.

For those of you who did not pre-order, what can I say?

YOU MUST!

And you can. And you should.

I’m extremely proud of this e-book, and I am certain you’ll learn a lot of stuff that you can immediately apply to your blogging.

You can read a short sample from the e-book here.

Also, today is not the day for the usual copywriting advertising type of thing.

This e-book costs $20. It contains information that you can use to your advantage.

I’m proud of it. It’s my baby.

If you want to purchase, you can do so on my e-store here.


The other update is about our Patreon page.

Jordan’s Ultimate Blogging Checklist can be found there. It’s a great resource, especially for those of you who are just now starting out.

Also, there’s a new tutorial.

Oh, and tomorrow? A new one will go live, and an e-book. Cool stuff.

And most probably, there will be another tutorial to be posted during the weekend, and maybe even a blog post that the Patr(e)ons can read before everyone else.

Cool stuff, exciting times, valid reasons to be so happy that I forgot the basics of writing sentences that make sense.

If you’re interested in the content we create, if you want to support us, do visit our Patreon Page by clicking this link here.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support,

Cristian

How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love

Would you like to become a better blogger? Would you like to create blog posts that people will remember, comment on, and share?

Silly questions, right?

Of course you’d like that.

But… how?

Do no worry, for I have compiled a short step-by-step guide to help you become a blogger that’s incredibly persuasive and completely unforgettable.

Ready?

Let’s start with the best way to structure your content. Continue reading “How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love”

Patr(e)ons of the Art of Blogging

22nd of April, 2012. Constanta, Romania.

A date and a place. A scrawny kid decided to start a blog. A date that is forever tattooed on this kid’s arm. He decided to write for an audience, even if he knew nothing about finding one.

It all seemed… difficult. Impossible. Like a dream from another life.

Yet he punched those damn keys every single day. Who am I kidding? He was writing with the equivalent confidence of someone whose voice is shaking.

He did not give up.

Even when he got 500 views during his first month of blogging. His total income amounted to $1.05 before taxes.

He kept writing, even though doubt would creep into his soul on his most lonely nights.

He kept blogging, writing about art, about books, about the things that inspired him, that set his soul on fire.

He knew one thing and one thing only: that he’d promised himself to never, ever give up. No matter what. He’d keep on writing, even if it killed him. Why? Because giving up on this dream would surely do.

That kid is me, and this is the introduction to me taking The Art of Blogging to a new level. Continue reading “Patr(e)ons of the Art of Blogging”

[Blogging Mindset] Your First Thousand Blog Posts (Are Your Worst)

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

Okay, maybe ten thousand blog posts is a more difficult milestone than taking ten thousand photographs, so let’s say that your first thousand blog posts are going to be your worst.

Write this down, read it out loud until you internalize it. Why? Because odds are that you are not as patient as you should be, that you have some unrealistic expectations that might end up breaking your own heart. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Your First Thousand Blog Posts (Are Your Worst)”

Information Overload: Avoid It Like The Plague

We live in the information age. And it’s being dumped on us by the truckload. Three pounds of stuff in the mailbox a day. Hundreds of TV channels, streaming services to binge on. 623 e-mail messages selling male enhancement pills per day.

And that’s only a fraction of the information that bombards us. There are billboards along highways, news broadcasts on the radio, newspapers, bills, books, seminars, random conversations at lunch time, business meetings, it never ends.

This information overload is felt even when you walk into the supermarket cereal aisle and have to choose from about 200 boxes screaming with bright colors and promises of low fat and high fiber, when all you want is lots of sugar and a cool little plastic prize or something like that.

Kinda of makes you dizzy, right? Continue reading “Information Overload: Avoid It Like The Plague”