This is Why Nobody Gives a Damn About Your Blog

It’s not because you’re not good enough as a blogger.

It’s not because of SEO, or because Google changed their algorithms.

It’s not because of your niche.

The real reason nobody cares about your blog is this:

You don’t care about who’s reading.


This is the best marketing tool ever.

Here’s a neat experiment I did with this blog. When I first started it, I rarely responded to comments. I’d just approve them, and like the comments.

That was it.

I did, of course, do my best to provide the best content possible. I did my best to learn as much about blogging, to provide real value to my readers.

Then, a few months ago, I decided to change things: I’d respond to every comment, even if all I’d write was a “Thank you.”

You might say this is not impressive. It’s not this life changing idea, but the results were pretty amazing. Not only did my views increase, but also my revenue increased. By quite the margin.

Simply for replying to comments.

Now, ask yourself what would happen if you were to visit the profiles of the people who comment on your content, then read and comment on their posts too.

Hmmm…

Blogging is all about building relationships. And you cannot build a relationship with someone you don’t care about.

This is the best marketing strategy ever: care.

Care enough to respond to everyone back. Care enough to think on a daily basis what it is that your readers want to read. Care enough to edit and proofread your blog posts.

Care.

Just care.

Yes, you need to sacrifice writing time for this. You’ll spend hours replying to comments, answering to e-mails, but this will mean some of your readers will become more than just followers.

They become avid fans.

This is the way you build an actual audience. This is the way it has always been.

You cannot build an audience of thousands without first caring about the one.

You need to care about each and every single one of your readers. It needs to be one person at a time.

That’s it.

Care.

And your readers will care about you as well.


Being thoughtful is such a lost skill that it will instantly set you apart.

So care. Please, just care. Expect nothing in return.

And you’ll be surprised just how much you get back in return.

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How to Become The Blogger: 10 Incredible (But Simple) Steps

What if I were to tell you there’s an actual step by step guide to becoming The Blogger? Would you believe me?

Would you invest a few minutes of your time to read it?

Be careful though. This is the kind of stuff that has the potential of transforming your life.

We’re talking about some Tony Robbins walking on fire kind of stuff.

Life changing.

You’re not going to be just another blogger after reading this.

No.

You’re going to be The Blogger. The boss at blogging. The artist. The best of the best. Continue reading “How to Become The Blogger: 10 Incredible (But Simple) Steps”

The Concise Guide to Building Relationships with Other Bloggers

Contrary to what you might be inclined to believe, the web is not a safe haven for socially awkward individuals.

The fact that many bloggers struggle to get even one person to read their content means that they do not invest the time and energy into building relationships with other bloggers.

Because they don’t know how or because they think it does not matter.

Let me say this: talent alone is not enough. Lots of talented people died poor, sick, and alone precisely because they never thought of making friends with others doing what they were doing.

That being said, here are some things to keep in mind when interacting with fellow bloggers.

Continue reading “The Concise Guide to Building Relationships with Other Bloggers”

[CASE STUDY] Here’s How I Chose The Topics for My Blogs

Hi guys,

I think it’s time to start a new series. Case studies. Let’s analyze some blogs, some posts, some trends, statistics, all that.

Today: how do you choose your blog’s topic? How many topics can you choose? How do you make sure they work together, and you’re not actually alienating readers?

In order to answer all these questions, I am going to analyze my three blogs.

Curious?

Read on.

Continue reading “[CASE STUDY] Here’s How I Chose The Topics for My Blogs”

23 Surefire Ways to Get More Readers For Your Blog

Rome wasn’t built in a day… but they were laying bricks every single hour.

The same principle applies to building a successful blog: you need to work on it every single day, and you need to do the right things, and you need to do them consistently over a long period of time.

Notice that I mentioned doing the right things…

So, what are those things?

Want to find out?

Read on. Continue reading “23 Surefire Ways to Get More Readers For Your Blog”

Nine Amazing Tips to Help You Start Your Blogging Journey like a Boss

I have been blogging for over seven years now, which means that I’ve been making mistakes for a long, long time. A lot of them.

That’s what experience is: the ability to make a lot of mistakes, and to learn from them.

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the 9 most important tips you must know if you’re just starting out.

You know, so you don’t make the same mistakes I did all these years. Continue reading “Nine Amazing Tips to Help You Start Your Blogging Journey like a Boss”

Build Your Personal Brand

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”

[Blogging Mindset] The “Big” Secret

“The secret is in the line.”Charles Bukowski

When you first start blogging, it’s all too easy to daydream yourself into chronic procrastination. After all, you’re not where you want to be, so why not spend a few hours each day thinking up of all the ways in which becoming a blogging superstar is going to enhance your life.

At the same time, there are so many technical aspects, from themes to plugins to formatting, to images, to sharing videos… it’s easy to spend most of the time taking care of such stuff.

Then there’s the sheer quantity of available resources. Just think of how much time it would take you to read all the articles on this blog alone. Then the comments, to get a feel for what folks want or have tried.

It’s all too easy to forget what really matter when it comes to blogging.

What is that, you ask? Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] The “Big” Secret”

How to Choose Your Blog’s Name

Earlier today I was having a Skype chat with one of my clients, John Grimley, and he asked me what is better when it comes to naming your blog: using your own name or deciding on a different name.

It kind of gave me pause, and I mumbled something, and then one of us changed the topic, and that was that.

But I kept thinking about it, and here’s my answer. Continue reading “How to Choose Your Blog’s Name”