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”
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?”
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”
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”