ABC, Blog, Writing

11 Important Pre-Publish Questions

When I first started blogging over eight years ago, I thought creating content was a piece of cake. Well, it turns out I was making the same mistakes, over and over again. Why? Because even if you are aware of what makes a fantastic blog post, it’s all too easy to forget them as you […]

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Blog, Social Media, Writing, XYZ

This Five-Hundred Year Old Italian Word Can Teach You a Lot About “Effortless” Blogging

Great content is often fascinating because it seems effortless. It appears to be the collective effect of inspiration, genius, and eureka moments. There’s an old Italian word for this, sprezzatura, which blogger and marketer extraordinaire Seth Godin describes as, “a combination of elan and grace and class.” It is addictive, in part, because it seems […]

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ABC, Blog, Motivation, Social Media, Writing

The Best Medicine Always Tastes Bad

There’s a lot of blogging advice out there. A lot. I’ve written some of it myself. More than five hundred articles, tutorials, how-to guides, step-by-step guides, habits, lessons, case studies, books, and online courses. But the truth is that most of the stuff I wrote, most of the advice I’ve given, it’s not going to […]

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ABC, Blog, Writing

Do You Sabotage Your Blog by Writing Mediocre Sentences?

One statistic I often share with people is that an average of 70 million new articles are being published on blogs every single month. But another statistic is the following: most of those articles are mediocre, because the bloggers themselves spend an average of 3 hours writing, editing, and formatting their articles. The result? It’s […]

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Blog, Writing, XYZ

How to Use the 10,000 Hour Rule to Become a Better Blogger

I’ve been blogging on a daily basis since April, 2012. I’ve been a full-time blogger since November, 2012. I have launched a number of different blogs, and have published well over 3,000 articles over the years. All in all, it’s safe to say that I did the “required” 10,000 hours of work. But all this […]

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