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 only 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)”
On my journey to becoming a full-time blogger, I have had my fair share of ups and downs. I have tried things that worked and things that have failed miserably.
Along the way, I have learned some valuable lessons when it comes to developing a proper mindset.
Here are the 5 most valuable lessons I have learned in my seven year journey. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Five Extremely Valuable Tips for The Modern Blogger”
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. That may be true.
But a thousand words, crafted to perfection, written in the most clear manner possible, edited over and over again, those words can often leave readers speechless.
In a world of so many tech gadgets, of YouTube and Netflix binging, it feels as if the written word has lost its power.
But is it so? Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] A Thousand Words”
Blogging, especially if you’re just starting out, seems to offer you the chance to express your thoughts, reach other like-minded individuals, and achieve a sort of financial freedom that few other jobs can offer.
The truth is… well… blogging is not as easy as beginners tend to think. And it’s not even enough to create great content. Or to be consistent. Or to network with other bloggers. Or to guest post. Or to use other social media networks.
The bitter truth of blogging is that it takes time.
But how long does it take?
Well, read on if you want to find out. Continue reading “It’s a Long, Long Way Up”
“He wasted his wishes on wishing.”
If you are reading this blog post, on a blog called The Art of Blogging, odds are that you are interested in growing your audience, on becoming a better blogger, on writing quality content.
This means that you have certain expectations, desires, and wishes when it comes to blogging. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
But the truth is that the world is not big enough for all that everyone else wants.
We don’t get what we want, we get what we work for. Continue reading “[Blogging Mindset] Show Up!”
Blogging is more often than not a lifestyle, not just a hobby or a business, and this means that it’s not just about the time and energy spent writing content, but also doing research, editing posts, networking with other bloggers, obsessively checking stats, and answering e-mails, replying to comments…
It’s not surprising, therefore, that a lot of bloggers end up feeling overwhelmed by all this.
So what recovery options are available for the burnt out blogger?
Here are some of the more useful approaches I’ve found over the years: Continue reading “Blogging Burnout? Here’s How to Beat it”
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?”
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?”