This is Why I Built a Six-Figure Blog

There’s a lot of blogging advice being shared all over the web. I’ve written quite a bit of it myself. How to write an amazing blog post, how to earn X amount of money, how to build an audience. Tips,…

Isaac Newton’s Three Rules of Blogging

What’s the best way to write a blog post when you kind of run out of ideas? Connect a couple of seemingly unrelated dots. No, seriously. It’s such a fun way to write an article. I do it from time…

How Does This Relate to Me?

This is the question your readers ask themselves all the time.  When they stumble upon your article, and they catch a glimpse of your headline. When they read your introduction. When they skim through your article. How does this relate…

Your Ideal Reader Is Lazy (and Busy Too)

A lot has been written about the importance of figuring out who your ideal reader is.  You can’t create engaging content, you can’t market your blog, and you can’t sell relevant products and services unless you know who your ideal…

Blogging Is All About Sharing Stories

“The universe is not made of atoms; it’s made of stories.” ― Muriel Rukeyser You’d have to travel to some of the most obscure and desolate places in the world to find someone who hasn’t heard his name. In fact,…

You Could Use a Hack to Get More Readers, But…

Eight years ago, when I first started blogging, there was no limit on how many blogs you could follow on WordPress.com during a twenty-four hour period. Or how many blog posts you could like. To be honest with you, I…

Read This if You Want to Quit Your Blog

Blogging is tough . It’s part art, part craft, part business, part spiritual experience. It’s a bit of everything, to be honest, which is why it takes an incredible amount of effort to become successful. And I know how tough…

Content is King. Or is it?

Is content king? To me, that seems like a silly question. “Content is king” is a metaphor, but apparently not a very good one. A good metaphor creates instant understanding. Given the amount of confusion and debate, the phrase “content is king”…