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”
What does it take to be a leader in your niche?
You need the guts to alienate the wrong people in order to resonate with the right people. You need to stick to your convictions when people tell you you’re wrong.
Blogging in order to please everyone is a recipe for failure. Your success will be determined by how much you believe in your vision. Think about it… if your audience is more qualified to write your blog than you are, why should they read your words? Continue reading “Are You a Brave Blogger?”
Have you ever stumbled upon someone’s blog and after reading a few posts ended up wishing your own blog had content that good?
Have you ever read a piece that was so wonderfully written that it made you feel like an amateur?
Now for the big questions:
- Why aren’t you writing content that good?
- Why isn’t your content profound?
- Why can’t you write thought-provoking content that will send your blog to the stratosphere?
Are you satisfied just to shake it a little instead? Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Take Your Time”
Cristian here. Ask me anything you wish to know about blogging. Easy. Go.
P.S. You can check our previous AMA here.
Let me know if this has ever happened to you: after sitting at your desk for what seems like hours, writing and rewriting, trying to communicate an idea, it downs on you that you’re feeling a bit… lost.
You write a paragraph, only to decide that’s not what you really want to say. So then you rewrite it to something you’re reasonably happy with, but then you can’t figure out what comes next.
You sit there thinking about it for a while, becoming increasingly frustrated with yourself. Finally, you just walk away, trying to find some perspective, but when you come back, instead of gaining some clarity, it seems like your ideas are even more muddled than before.
Every writer has been there. Some call it writer’s block. Others say they’ve lost their “creative direction.”
Personally, I think they’ve become gutless. Continue reading “Are You a Gutless Blogger?”
Have you ever been on a date with someone who can’t stop talking about themselves?
You know the type. They go on and on about their plans for renovating the guest bedroom, battles with back spasms last weekend, or their latest accomplishments.
The topics are seemingly endless.
Along the way, you might pick up an interesting fact or two, but when you finally extract yourself from them, you feel annoyed (“That’s 30 minutes of my life I’ll never get back”) and maybe even angry (“The jerk never asked me about my family”).
And, yes, there is a blogging equivalent of that guy. That is, they breathlessly expound about themselves without actually addressing what’s in it for the reader.
So, how do you avoid being that guy? Continue reading “Great Blogging is a Conversation”
Truth be told, I could sum up this post with a simple sentence: Fight for your ideas!
We can get technical, we can list dozens of rules of writing, blogging, curating online content, sharing it on social media, we can talk about properly formatting your blog posts, or writing captivating introductions, but the truth is that if you do not believe in what you are writing, if you are not in this with all your heart, then it’s all for nothing.
Like those books on body language that teach you various trick on how to feel confident… well, it’s more like how to display confidence. The truth that they cannot admit because no one would buy such books is that if you are confident, truly feel at ease with yourself, then it does not matter how you stand, how you hold your hands, and all that. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] If You Stand for Nothing, You’ll Fall for Anything”
Be honest. You’ve asked yourself many times what are the types of blog posts that folks read.
After all, you’re doing this because you do want your words to matter, right? You do want folks to read your words and ideas and maybe even act on them.
So, what are the types of blog posts that always get read? Oh, and can you use these powerful types of articles on your own blog?
Let’s find out, shall we?
Continue reading “A List of Six Types of Blog Posts That Always Get Read”