Let’s be honest, shall we?
You don’t just want people to subscribe to your blog. You want them to keep coming back to read, share, and comment on your articles. You want to build an online community, you want your readers to forget themselves reading your content.
You want your blog to be so immersive that they come back the next day. And the day after that.
Simply put, you don’t want to be just another blogger.
But… how do you do it? Continue reading “How to Be More Than Just a Blogger”
First impressions matter. A lot. And whether we like to admit it or not, the opening lines to our blog posts can turn a one-time visitor into a subscriber or can make them decide to go on another blog.
So how does one craft an opening line to a post that effectively engages readers and stimulates enough interest to get them to read the rest of the damn thing?
Here’s a couple of ways you can open your blog posts like an artist. Continue reading “10 Techniques for Opening Your Blog Posts Like An Artist”
Earlier today I was having a Skype chat with one of my clients, and he asked me what is better when it comes to naming your blog: using your own name or deciding on a different name.
It kind of gave me pause, and I mumbled something, and then one of us changed the topic, and that was that.
But I kept thinking about it, and here’s my answer. Continue reading “How to Choose Your Blog’s Name”
Has this ever happened to you?
You spend an insane amount of time laboring over your blog post: coming up with a brilliant idea, punching those damn keys, rewriting, editing, and formatting your blog. You add relevant images.
And, yet, as the views and likes pile on, no one comments, no one subscribes to your blog.
What do you do then?
What is wrong? How can you fix it?
Well, odds are that you need to work on your calls to action.
The following words are going to help you. A lot. Continue reading “Calls to Action: Everything You Need to Know”
Admit it. You’ve worked and worked on your blog post. You genuinely believe in your words, and you are sure your readers will benefit greatly by reading them.
But now you’re stuck.
You just don’t know what headline to use. You have a few variants, but they just don’t sound good enough.
Should you hoist the white flag, publish it with a lousy title, and hope for the best?
Well, you might have heard that 8 out of 10 people never read past the headline.
These figures underline the importance of headlines, and how short our attention spans have become.
There Are a Lot of Fish in the Pond
Every single day, millions and millions of blog posts are published. So your headline must stand out. Grab attention. Make folks curious.
Do not fret, for this tutorial shows you what headline to use (and when).
Let’s get started …
A Question That Demands to Be Answered (and You Know the Answer)
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It’s all quite simple: ask the most burning question in your niche.
Because questions arouse our curiosity.
We all struggle with certain issues, we all want to know stuff that is going to help us on our journey towards accomplishing certain dreams and goals.
After all, we all turn to Google to solve a lot of our problems…
I did a bit of counting today: this year I wrote 318 blog posts on this blog, 234 blog posts on my main blog, plus 373 posts on irevuo, for a total of 925 posts.
Granted, let’s say half of those are reposts, advertising, or not that long to be considered actual writing, like Quote of the Day on irevuo.
Still, I wrote over three hundred and fifty blog posts across eleven months. On average, that’s more than one blog posts per day. I also wrote and released a book on blogging, wrote a few chapters from some of my fiction projects, and a couple of short stories.
Oh, and the emails and comments. Never underestimate the amount of keys one has to punch in other to reply to thousands of e-mails and comments every week.
The stats say I’m prolific, but this doesn’t mean I spend most of my time writing posts.
Actually, I think you’d be surprised by how much time I actually spend writing. It’s just not as much as you’d think.
This is why I am writing this post. Because there are a few strategies that I employ to write as fast as possible.
Because the truth is that writing blog posts is something you can do with ease, as long as you approach the process in a certain way. Continue reading “Do You Want to Be a Prolific Blogger? Here’s How”
Admit it. You write because you want to convince your readers to do something or agree with your point of view. Or maybe you want them to be inspired by your words, to apply your teachings and principles, to act on your ideas.
Don’t want to admit it? Okay. This is not an interrogation. I’ll move on then.
Persuasion is the ability to present a certain situation as being beneficial to both parties. You make someone an offer they can’t refuse. Not in a Godfather sense of the way though.
Yes, you need to work at making the other understand that a good deal is being offered.
And, yes, there are techniques that can help you create a more compelling case.
Here are the ten best persuasive writing techniques.
Prepare for… WORLD DOMINATION! Continue reading “Top 10 Persuasive Writing Techniques”
Does commenting on other blogs bring traffic?
Can it be used as an effective strategy?
It depends on how you do it.
Some people do it horrendously wrong.
Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Commenting on Other Blogs: What Works, What Doesn’t”