[Blogging Mindset] Write Without Fear, Edit Without Mercy

Punch the damn keys. I mean it!

Don’t think, just write! Rummage through your soul for the things that hurt, that count, that make you joyful, remorseful, bitter, angry, hopeful, and hopeless. Write about them. Punch those damn keys. Write as if these words will be the one thing everyone will be reading when you’ll be gone. Write as if you had ten more minutes to live. Just ten more minutes.

Write with conviction. With passion. Write as if your words could nudge the world a bit, and you’ll soon find out that they can. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Write Without Fear, Edit Without Mercy”

10 Bad Habits Preventing You from Becoming a Successful Blogger

Ever since starting The Art of Blogging in 2018, I’ve been receiving tens of emails daily from readers looking for writing advice or to ask questions about blogging.

The truth is that success oftentimes is the by-product of developing the right habits. But at the same time, it’s all too easy to fall prey to some bad habits.

That’s why I decided to share with you 10 bad writing habits holding you back, followed, of course, by what you should do to address them. Continue reading “10 Bad Habits Preventing You from Becoming a Successful Blogger”

The Three Most Underrated Tips for Effective Blogging

There’s usually a right way and a wrong way to do something. That’s just in case you want to keep it simple, because there’s a wrong way, slightly less wrong, slightly better, and so on…

Some ways lead nowhere at all. They only exist in order to provoke anger.

The truth is that if you want to know how to become an effective blogger, then it’s important to read the following words carefully. Your future as a blogger depends on it. Continue reading “The Three Most Underrated Tips for Effective Blogging”

The Feedback

How can you hit a target you do not see? What about one you don’t even know exists? What if you didn’t know of the existence of the bow and arrow? What if you were unsure how to use your eyes, your hands, your mind to focus on the target you want to hit?

How well would you drive on a road that isn’t on any map? How confident would you feel?

This is what I am providing you. A roadmap. A plan of action, so you know what you are doing wrong, what is keeping you from reaching your destination.

The Feedback is easy to describe:

  1. You send me three of your blog posts.
  2. I read them.
  3. I offer you a detailed written feedback on what works, what doesn’t, and why.
  4. I also offer you a detailed plan of action; what to do, what to change, how to change it.

That’s it.

Simple, right?

Now you know what you’re doing, and where you’re going to be in the future. You can adjust your efforts accordingly.

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE A WRITTEN FEEDBACK

Oh, and I forgot to mention that you receive a copy of The Art of Blogging E-book as a BONUS as well!

P.S. Yeah, I kind of also forgot to tell you how much this product costs. You’ll have to click here to find out.

How to Blog like an Artist

A couple months ago, I wrote a blog post about blogging like an artist.

But what does that mean? When you think about it, what does “art” mean?

Is it that inner fire, the creative spark, the connection between seemingly unrelated dots, the unapologetic expression of one’s personality, the moment of real human empathy and connection?

What does art even have to do with blogging?

I’d say that art is everything around us. Art and life are so, so close to one another that at times they even touch.

And I believe that a blogger could aspire to the kind of sensibility required to be an artist.

After all, this site is called The Art of Blogging for a reason, right? Continue reading “How to Blog like an Artist”

How to Find Your Blogging Muse

A blank page.

There’s nothing more terrifying for a writer. Not an actual blank page, of course, but a Word Document with no words on it, that mysterious absence of words that is amplified by us staring at the white screen of death for so long that we feel our brains exploding.

You think and think and think, but nothing is happening, no matter how hard you try.

It makes you feel… powerless. Frustrated. Angry. Sad. Bitter. Sure, it’s your mind, your thoughts, your words, but there’s a bit of magic to writing, like Tinkerbell sprinkling lost boys with pixie dust and enabling them to fly.

No amount of happy thoughts will help you fly without the pixie dust. You need that extra bit of magic, that spark that makes your words take flight.

Where does that magic come from?

Well, from your blogging muse, of course. Continue reading “How to Find Your Blogging Muse”

[Blogging Mindset] Are You The Next Blogstar?

When I started my main blog back in 2012 I knew one thing and one thing only: I would never give up.

No matter what.

I thought that I’d better die trying than live with the regret that I could have, yet I was too scared and didn’t.

While the tactics and tips and tricks that make the basis of many articles on this blog are helpful, the bottom line always comes down to the work. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Are You The Next Blogstar?”

The Single Greatest Blogging Tip Ever

If you are passionate about your blog, if you want to reach more people, if you want to feel proud whenever you hit that publish button, then you most likely have spent hours upon hours searching the web for the secret to blogging success. Maybe you’ve invested in e-courses, books, and maybe even booked a one-on-one session with a blogging expert.

But, you know, the answer is simple. It’s straightforward. It’s so common sense that most folks mistakenly believe it’s bullshit.

Want to know what the best piece of blogging advice ever is? Well, read on. Continue reading “The Single Greatest Blogging Tip Ever”

50 Ways to Become a Better Blogger

Do you want to become a better blogger? Silly question, eh.

In that case, I’ve got some great news. The best way to become a better blogger is to blog. And to keep blogging.

If this blogging thing is difficult and frustrating, then you must force yourself to do it, and do it, and do it, until you get better at it.

As bloggers, we have to produce words daily – even when we don’t feel like it. Even replying to comments or e-mails is a good way to enhance one’s creativity.

Then there are a number of thing we can do to become better at this blogging thing. Quite a few of them… Continue reading “50 Ways to Become a Better Blogger”