The Real ABC of Blogging

When we talk about ABCs, we talk about the basics of a particular skill.  When it comes to blogging, the ABCs that often get shared with aspiring bloggers are: Understanding the platform you are using. Figuring out a profitable niche. Becoming a prolific content creator. While all of these aspects are crucial to becoming a […]

7 Key Differences Between an Artist of Blogging and an Amateur

Do you sit around waiting for the muse to inspire you? Do you have trouble punching the damn keys? Do you often struggle to stay consistent? Are you looking for that magic trick that will turn you into a blogging superstar? What about your content? Is it good enough? Why isn’t it great? Depending on […]

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (as a Blogger)

If there’s no thing I’m quite the expert on, that’s alienating a large, engaged audience. Seriously. I started my first blog back in April 2012. By November the same year I had over twenty-thousand readers. I was earning about $100 every single day, and my articles were read by close to a thousand people within […]

Your Unique Selling Proposition is The Value You Add to Your Readers

“Add value to your readers” is one of the imperatives of blogging. It’s vague, counterproductive at times, and difficult to implement. “Be original” is another sacred rule of blogging.  For your content to stand out, it’s got to add value to your readers and say something that no one’s ever thought about. In other words, […]

Personality Archetypes and the Art of Blogging

Do you ever think about what people say about you when you’re not around? If you were to use just one word to define it, what word would you use? If it’s “good,” maybe you’re an Innocent. If it’s “awesome,” maybe you’re a Hero. If you know that people will say good and bad things […]

The Honest Truth About What It Takes to Earn a Living Blogging

I don’t write about making money as a blogger that often, mostly because I believe there’s a lot of misinformation (and some downright counterproductive advice) out there, and aspiring bloggers tend to build some unrealistic expectations. For instance, the notion that blogging is a source of passive income. There’s nothing passive about making money as […]

10 Best Ways to Get More Email Subscribers in 2021

Believe it or not, email is still one of the best ways to reach people directly. You get far better engagement, it’s not as intrusive or obnoxious as SMS marketing or push notifications, and it doesn’t have the limitations in terms of reach of social networks (we all know that it’s become mandatory to “boost” […]

The Magician and the Art of Blogging

A hundred years ago a man walked into a building, climbed all the way to the top floor, put on a straightjacket, and threw himself out of a window. There are two things that are remarkable: The man didn’t die. The building he jumped out off “happened” to be the newspaper office. The next day, everyone in […]

Content Is No Longer King

Let me tell you a story. A couple of years ago someone plagiarized most of my articles. First, I felt outrage. It was, after all, my work they had stolen, but as I went through all of these article, I noticed something. There were no comments on these posts. No likes. Nothing. The same articles […]

How to Be a Phenomenal Blogger According to the Greatest Writers of All Time

In the history of the written word, blogging is relatively new. Yet, most of the same old rules and principles still apply. It wasn’t bloggers who invented clickbait, but rather newspapers. Guess it was called differently back them, but still… If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, or some rules to act as framework […]

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