Anyone can blog.
I do believe though that blogging is way more difficult than it seems. As a matter of fact, I think blogging is one of those things that seem so easy, so effortless…
But the more you learn about blogging, the more you realize that getting it right is no easy feat, and that you are making a lot of mistakes that you weren’t even aware of before becoming a blogger.
The sad truth?
Probably you’re still not aware of (most) of these mistakes you’re making.
But luckily for you, this post is not going to tell you what they are, but also how to fix them. Continue reading “The 8 Biggest Blogging Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)”
Imagine you’d just decide to send out a lot of Christmas cards early in the month of December — to complete strangers.
What would happen?
Nothing? Maybe a few confused phone calls or letters?
Most likely you’d receive a great deal of Christmas cards in return, from people who don’t even know you.
A university professor actually performed this exact experiment back in 1976, and although he expected to get some responses, he was actually amazed by the number of return cards he received. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Reciprocity”
Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Blogging IS social media. Well, you’re right. But you also need to take advantage of other social media platforms, if you want to find readers.
Yes, that’s how it usually goes: you find readers, not the other way around.
So, here are four fantastic tips if you’re a blogger on social media. Continue reading “Four Incredibly Easy Social Media Tips for Bloggers”
People think that writing is a magic skill, mostly because it seems you’re creating something out of nothing.
It’s not magic, it’s not a genuine act of creation.
It’s part art, part craft. It’s a lot more perspiration than inspiration.
You start with a given set of resources (ideas and a little time), learn the right way to put those resources together, and you’ll write a blog post.
That being said, here’s how to write a great blog post in five easy steps. Continue reading “5 Easy Steps to Writing a Great Blog Post”
What is the first thing you notice when browsing a blog’s front page?
What grabs your attention when reading news articles? What makes you want to click on a link?
Yeah, headlines are that important.
Yet most people work hard on a post, and just before they hit that “Publish” button do they stop and think about their title.
It’s not how this works.
First the headline, then everything else.
Because headlines can be the difference between having your post read or ignored.
Of course, there are no rules that will guarantee your post gets noticed, but you might want to consider some of the following. Continue reading “Why The Headlines You Choose for Your Blog Posts Matter”
No matter where you are in your blogging journey (maybe you’re just starting out or maybe you’ve got a few years under your belt), there is always more you can learn and do in order to inspire more folks with your words.
In today’s post, I’m sharing seven ways you can become a better blogger in 2020.
Let’s dive in.
Continue reading “How to Become a Better Blogger in 2020”
Every once in a while someone figures the following things out: just how many posts I write and publish across the blogs that I own and operate. And, inevitably, they send me a quick e-mail or comment on a post asking me just how do I manage to write that much.
Well, it’s all habit.
When I first started blogging back in April 2012, I could write a blog post every two days or so. It was a struggle to write that often. Then, after a year or so, I could blog every single day.
Some days, if I give up on other stuff, like eating too much, sleep, or friends, then I can write some 30 blog posts. Granted, some are incredibly short, or visually oriented (sharing a video or a few photos), but it’s still time consuming.
So, yeah, if you want to know the traits/habits of extremely prolific bloggers, read on. Continue reading “The Five Habits of Extremely Prolific Bloggers”
I have been blogging for over seven years now, which means that I’ve been making mistakes for a long, long time. A lot of them.
That’s what experience is: the ability to make a lot of mistakes, and to learn from them.
That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the 9 most important tips you must know if you’re just starting out.
You know, so you don’t make the same mistakes I did all these years. Continue reading “Nine Amazing Tips to Help You Start Your Blogging Journey like a Boss”
Inspiration. One of those words you just love to hate sometimes. It’s unreliable. And when inspiration hits, you just gotta start punching those damn keys.
Nothing wrong with that, but after do you do after you’ve transformed a blank page into what resembles a blog post?
And then? How do you know if your post is good enough? How do you know if your post is worthy of being read by other folks on the world wide web?
It’s not like trying to lift Mjölnir, so how can you be sure your post is worthy?
Actually, I believe we could all improve a lot of our posts by asking a few simple questions before hitting that publish button.
Here are twelve questions that I ask myself. Continue reading “12 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Hitting That Publish Button”