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 it can be when you’ve been punching those keys for months, and no one even bothers to read your blog.

And, most frustrating of all, this is how a blogger’s journey often begins. A steep learning curve, and no feedback whatsoever. It’s like walking around a forest at night, no map, no gps, no flashlight.

And whether you blog to impress, express, inspire, or monetize, the truth is that sometimes you just want to call it quits.

It’s not worth it.

In eight years of blogging, I have almost quit a dozen times.

But I didn’t.

Do you want to know why?

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The War of Blogging: You Need a Strategy to Be Successful

What’s a content strategy?

A content strategy is really just a plan of action for taking all the work and learnings you’ve already figured out up to this point—and translating them into real content that’ll be published on your blog over the coming weeks and months.

  • If you know the niche you’ll be blogging about and have a compelling reason to cover that topic…
  • If you know your ideal reader and what they’re looking for…
  • If you know the value you want to give them…

Then creating a content strategy is as easy as solving your readers most pressing challenges.

Better yet, having a content strategy will help you when you’re feeling unmotivated, when you don’t know what to write about, or in those difficult moments when you’re thinking about quitting altogether.

Here are 4 steps to developing a strategy.

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What I Learned About Blogging From The Masters of Literature

In this brave new world, digital, interconnected, fast, and packed with information, the advice shared by humanity’s finest authors still holds true, proving that great writing, no matter how it’s shared, has to obey the same rules and principle.

Here are 7 timeless tips that have helped me improve as a blogger.

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[YouTube Video] The Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging

If you want to become an artist of blogging, you need to be aware of the most common (and harmful) mistakes that one can make when creating content, engaging with their readers, or when networking with other bloggers.

Today, we’re analyzing another one of my most popular blog posts, The 7 Deadly Sins of Blogging.

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Why Emotional Engagement is Essential to Building Your Brand As a Blogger

In today’s ultra-connected, information saturated online landscape, building a successful blog goes beyond simply producing content.

It’s no secret that many folks seek to build relationships with the bloggers they follow, so how does one go about creating and nurturing an emotional connection with an audience?

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[Blogging Mindset] One Man’s Ceiling is Another Man’s Floor

It was a struggle. Crazy Romanian kid, doing his best to write in a foreign language. A post every two or so days, maybe it wasn’t a lot, but it was taking me hours and hours of work, of editing, of doing my best and yet still feeling as if there was more.

I could do more, I could do better.

A few months later, I was blogging on a daily basis. This was the dream; what I thought of as the pinnacle of blogging: one new blog post every single day. No days off. No time to celebrate, to act lazy, to grow complacent.

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[YouTube Video] The Number One Reason You’re Struggling to Get New Readers As a Beginner Blogger

Ever wondered why it seems so tough to go from 0 to your first hundred readers?

No, it’s got almost nothing to do with the quality of your work.

The truth is that it all comes down to one simple factor, the same one that influences how many comments you receive, or how many share your posts.

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Content Creation: 7 Phenomenal Tips That Are Going to Revolutionize The Way You Write Blog Posts

If you’re passionate about blogging, odds are that you’ve read articles, guides, or enrolled in blogging courses. Now, most of the advice regarding content creation is rather lukewarm.

After all, quality is subjective.

But the road you have to take in order to produce quality content is not.

That’s why I am going to share a few ways to think about your posts that are going to revolutionize the way you create your content.

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[Blogging Mindset] It’s The Bottom That’s Overcrowded

It took me an awful lot of time to blog like me.

I am writing these words after having published over three thousand blog posts across three different blogs. Eight years of writing words on a daily basis.

Whether I felt like it or not.

The bitter truth of blogging? It’s easy to think that you’re getting a lot done. It’s easy to think that the world’s unfair, and that you tried everything, and that those who are successful just happened to be lucky.

What’s not easy is admitting that there are people out there who want it so much more than you do, who are willing to work more than you even think possible.

I write two blog posts before everyone else wakes up. Every single day.

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