How to Make Friends with Other Bloggers

I know you’re asking yourself why on earth would you even want to make friends with other bloggers.

Here’s the thing. Imagine you wrote the best blog in the history of the world wide web. Something you’re so proud of that you feel everyone on this planet should read it. Those who can’t read should have this post read to them.

But… how? How do you properly promote your blog?

This is a tricky question indeed, because most of what people choose to do (fueled by either passion or desperation) never yields the results they were hoping for.

So… how do you get everyone to read your blog post?

Read on to find out.

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Feel Like Giving Up? Read this.

I launched my first blog in January 2011. I had released my first self-published novel on Amazon. I was very excited, and I was sure that I’d soon conquer the world…

I quit after three posts, no views, no comments, no nothing.

Five days into my career as a blogger, I grew bitter and remorseful, felt invisible, decided it was all for nothing, and deleted my blog.

This disappointment was so strong that I did not give blogging another try for a solid year. And then, it happened again: I spend the first month posting on a daily basis only to get around 500 views total, and almost no comments at all. I gained about 30-40 followers during that month.

This makes you ask yourself questions. You try to find reasons. Your mind plays tricks on you, the same way it would if you would find yourself stranded on a deserted island.

Maybe you are just now starting your blog, maybe you’re thinking about it, or maybe it’s been a while and you’re ready to call it quits.

You thought about it and thought about it and… there’s something holding you back. In fact, a lot of things: you lack the time, the confidence, or the money…

You’re tired, stressed, busy, sick.

Maybe this isn’t for you. Maybe it’s best to wait for some future day, when things won’t be so difficult. I’m sorry to break it to you, but ideal circumstances will never occur.

You will always have to face the demons of no time, no support, no money, no confidence, no ideas, or ill health.

And when you realize that almost everyone faces these same problems, your reasons start to look a lot like excuses.

So let’s call them out, one by one. Continue reading “Feel Like Giving Up? Read this.”

Do You Want Your Words to Change The World?

No matter what some might say, words have power. Words can influence, inform, and inspire.

Words can persuade your fellow humans to do some amazing things.

Maybe you don’t believe it when you write your blog posts, but your words can change the world.

If your words can change the world, it might be best to write with that goal in mind, right? Continue reading “Do You Want Your Words to Change The World?”

Four Days

Aren’t you sick and tired?

  • Of writing your heart out, only to have no one read your words
  • Of not having the confidence to attempt writing your best ideas into existence
  • Of obsessing over the lack of readers

What if I were to tell you that you’re only four days from all of these being but a bad memory?

What if I were to tell you that by clicking this link here you take the biggest step in the right direction?

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By reading The Art of Blogging you will:

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This is YOUR Wake-Up Call

Stop lying. To yourself. To others. In the comments section of your blog. On other people’s blogs. In your about page. Stop lying.

“I don’t care if people read my stuff or not.”

“I blog for me, myself, and I.”

Lies.

If that were true, you’d be writing in a notepad. Or several. Hiding them away under your bed or in a closet. But you’re on the world wide web for a reason, and that reason is to be read.

But no one reads your blogs, so you have to lie. And I’d use that terrible, terrible cliche that the road to hell is paved with lies and good intentions and adverbs, but the truth is that lies are the bricks that help build hell here on earth. A kind of hell that you have to live with for the rest of your life.

So, yeah, stop lying to yourself.

The first step in solving any problem is recognizing you have one.

You have no readers. So what? I didn’t have any readers when I first started blogging.

But you have to admit that you are writing in the hopes of someone reading your words.

We all do.

And it’s okay.

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How to Be a Boss at Blogging When You Have 0 Followers

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a photographer. Mostly with other people’s cameras. And the results are oftentimes… not bad.

I do not research the subject, I do not take classes, I do not read about photography, I do not actively aim to become better.

Yet, somehow, I am becoming better with each photograph I take.

And I wondered why.

Wouldn’t you? Continue reading “How to Be a Boss at Blogging When You Have 0 Followers”

The Art of Writing an Amazing Blog Post

There’s no denying it: content is (still) king.

Network all you like, format your blog posts impeccably, and add the best images and videos that you can find, if your content is not great (not just good, but great) then your blog won’t get attention, shares, or comments.

See, there’s an art to blogging. An art to writing a brilliant blog post.

And you’re only some thousand words away from becoming a true artist of blogging.

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[Blogging Mindset] Dream Big

Visions have their own gravity pull.

What you think, you become. It’s not magic. It’s just psychology. It’s using the reticular activating system. If you want it so much that you think about it all day long, then you just might get it.

Yes, dreams are powerful. We are visual creatures. In a way, everything else is abstract. Vague. Uninspiring.

If you can see it in your mind, you exert effort to hold it in your hand.

You need a vision. You need to dream big. To fall short of achieving greatness.

If failure is the default, then isn’t it better to fail at greatness? To fall short of a crazy big dream?