[YouTube Video] The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

An in-depth analysis of the most popular blog post on The Art of Blogging.

And, yeah, we now have a YouTube channel. We’ll be sharing insights, tips, tricks, and answer any questions that you might have.

Also, don’t forget to like the video if you feel it adds value to you, and do subscribe, share, and comment.

And… no, no, that’s about.

Thank you, and I’m sure you’re going to love the insights I share in this video.

Cheers,

Cristian

Are You Sabotaging Your Blog by Being a Perfectionist?

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Perfectionism is a manifestation of fear. You are choosing to postpone clicking that publish button because you are afraid that no one is going to read your post, or that no one is going to comment, or that they will hate it.

You fear failure, success, and everything in between. You hate that you’d come to the realization that if only you’d worked harder on your post, it would have performed better.

Well, I am here to tell you that you are sabotaging your blog by being a perfectionist.

Why?

Because…

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Blogs Are Made Out of Blogs

“Books are made out of books.”

Cormac McCarthy

The tricky thing about blogging is that there’s always something stopping you.

You often stare at the blank page, wondering whether what you’ll write will be good enough. You get distracted. Or, you have this idea that you really love, but… you soon realize someone else has already written about it.

What is the point of even blogging if what you want to write about has already been covered by countless others?

Well… the truth is that almost all my most popular blog posts are about topics that have been covered by others. Let’s call them universal topics. Inspiration. Motivation. How to deal with procrastination. How to fail your way to success.

What I blog on my main blog is the sum total of all that I have ever internalized: a bit of Mark Manson, a bit of Tom Bilyieu, a little bit of Tony Robbins. Jocko Willink, David Goggins, Andy Frisella. You get the idea.

But the thing is that people can’t get enough of certain topics because they form the foundation of who we are as human beings. 

Your uniqueness as a blogger is not about writing something no one else even thought to write, but about the perspective from which you cover those topics. 

No one can write a blog post the same way you do.

Sure, there are thousands of other bloggers out there writing about motivation. Or inspiration. Or travel. Or even gardening.

 But it’s not so common to read about motivation from a twenty-something Romanian kid, a college dropout, who has suffered for years and years from high functioning depression.

That’s the creative strength you can tap into — all the while blogging about the same universal topics as everyone else in your niche.

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The Art of Blogging Checklist: What to Do, What Not to Do

One of the main reasons bloggers quit is lack of direction and clarity: at some point they get tired of walking around without a map. They do not know what to expect, what to do, how to do it. They do not know what goals to set.

No list of advice can guarantee your blog’s success, but it’s important to be aware, from the outset, of the most critical elements at play. Five dos, five don’ts: give them a try. 

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The Art of Writing an Epic Blog Post

Be honest. You often dream of writing an epic blog post, the kind that gets shared thousands of times, liked, tweeted, and pinned, commented on by hundreds of other bloggers… in other words, you wish to write the type of blog post that goes viral.

Unfortunately, you have yet to manage writing such an article.

What’s the problem? What are you doing wrong? Is there some formula you can follow to make sure your posts are epic?

Of course there is. And I am going to share it with you today.

So, brace yourself, for this is one epic blog post about writing an epic blog post that will leave your readers wishing the damn like button worked more than once.

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Don’t Want to Bore Your Readers to Sleep? Follow These 7 Simple Rules

When it comes to blogging, holding your reader’s attention is everything. 

On average, only 1 out of 10 visitors will read past your headline.

You want to engage your audience, you want your writing to have a certain flow and style that makes them want to read until the end?

Here are a few tips that are going to help you accomplish that.

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How to Blog Every Day Without Burning Out

Blogging every single day can be quite challenging, especially when you’re just starting out, trying all sorts of new things, experimenting with different types of posts.

I remember quite clearly a time in my life where writing, editing, and publishing a blog post every single day was out of the question until I started slowly building momentum, developing the habit of sitting down and punching those damn keys every single day.

Now, I am able to write some 3-4 blog posts, about different topics, edit them, and share them on the web.

But the truth is that with daily content creation of any kind, it can be overwhelming when you’re regularly required to think of new, better ideas to explore. It can often feel like you’re not doing anything to improve.

I know I felt like nothing was changing until I realized just how much information I can punch into my damn computer screen.

So, yeah, here are a few ways that can help you create and publish a blog post every day without feeling like your brain is melting.

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This is The Best Time to Be a Blogger

While everyone’s too busy complaining about the pandemic, the quarantine, the economic side-effects of this pandemic and quarantine, here’s what happened to me yesterday:

I got more blog visitors, views, likes, comments, and new followers than any previous day in the last 30 days.

And today is setting up to be an equally interesting day in terms of blog visitors.

The truth is that in spite of everything going on right now, there are still opportunities.

The truth is that right now is the best time to have a blog.

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The Art of Writing a Sensational First Line

Do you know the aim of your opening line?

It’s quite simple.

The opening line exists just to get people to read your second line. That’s all.

But do you know what that means?

You have to keep your first sentence short. Really short. Clear and concise, keep these two words in mind when you write that opening line.

Better yet, start with a short question. Like I did when writing the opening line to the post you’re reading right now.

I know what you’re wondering right now…

What makes an opening line irresistible? How do I write such a thing?

Well… the bitter truth is that there’s so much content out there right now that no one’s taking the time to read every single article or blog post they stumble upon.

9 out 10 people that find your article never get past your opening line, which is why it’s crucial that you capture their attention from the start.

But how?

You see, blogging is not just about information or entertainment. Blogging is also a tool used by billions to connect with like-minded individuals. They want empathy, they want to feel understood.

The most seductive opening lines manage to make a reader feel less alone.

And this is why you should use the word…

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