How to Choose Your Blog’s Name

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”

Your Guide to Becoming Famous Online

Odds are, no one knows who you are. And more than likely, they never will.

How can I say that with such authority? Easy.

There are millions and millions of blogs out there.

That’s a lot of noise, a lot of competition.

Lucky you, I’m more than happy to share my 10-step path to dominating online obscurity once and for all … Continue reading “Your Guide to Becoming Famous Online”

The Single Greatest Blogging Tip Ever

If you are passionate about your blog, if you want to reach more people, if you want to feel proud whenever you hit that publish button, then you most likely have spent hours upon hours searching the web for the secret to blogging success. Maybe you’ve invested in e-courses, books, and maybe even booked a one-on-one session with a blogging expert.

But, you know, the answer is simple. It’s straightforward. It’s so common sense that most folks mistakenly believe it’s bullshit.

Want to know what the best piece of blogging advice ever is? Well, read on. Continue reading “The Single Greatest Blogging Tip Ever”

What Sets You Apart as a Blogger?

How do you stand out in this crazy, over-crowded blogging world?

What sets you apart from all the other tens of thousands of other blogs in your niche?

If you do not know, if you hesitate before answering, odds are that you are not getting the results you want from your blog.

After all, being average, fitting in is synonymous with failure.

So, how do you stand out from the crowd?

Here are a few ways to do just that: Continue reading “What Sets You Apart as a Blogger?”

5 Tips to Staying Consistent With Your Blog

Ever did something like this? You forget to post new content for a variety of reasons (no time, no energy, no inspiration) and after a few weeks (months) you hastily write a blog post apologizing to your readers for not posting.

Well, the truth is that waiting for the right circumstances almost always ensures that you never get anything done.

And we all know that consistency is key.

So, how do you stay consistent?

Lucky you, here are five tips that will help you out. Continue reading “5 Tips to Staying Consistent With Your Blog”

Your Blog is Your Personal Brand

Who are you? What defines you? What is it that sets you apart?

Why should anyone read your blog? What exactly do you bring to the table?

Do you write generic content filled with SEO-friendly keywords?

What about your personality? Your fears? Expectations? Desires?

What about what really grinds your gears?

I am asking you all these questions because whenever you write a blog post and release it into the world wide web, you are “selling yourself.”

If you do not know, care, or are aware of this, then no one else will know you, trust you, or be willing to interact with you.

Here are a few things to work hard at in order to build your personal brand:

Continue reading “Your Blog is Your Personal Brand”

How to Blog in English Even If It’s Not Your First Language

Considering the fact that I am not a native English speaker, I thought I should write about one of those topics almost no one writes about: does it matter if English is not your first language, and you still decide to blog in this language?

How do poor language skills affect your ability to share remarkable content with your readers?

Grammatical errors, misspelled words, and poorly structured sentences can make your content difficult to read.

If you also think of the fact that we have thousands of blogs on every topic imaginable, you begin to understand that the quality of your blog posts can mean the difference between a popular blog and one that does not get even a single comment.

Don’t get me wrong; I am not telling you that you should display superb writing skills in order to be a successful blogger. No.

But you must work on three basic aspects that make a big, big difference in the way your readers, especially native speakers, react to your content. Continue reading “How to Blog in English Even If It’s Not Your First Language”

What’s The Deal With Your Post Going Viral?

The vast majority of those who play the lottery never win big. In fact, statistically speaking, it’s more likely to die on your way to buy a lottery ticket than it is to win the big prize.

But this is how most folks approach blogging. As a lottery. They keep at it, battling it out in the purgatory reserved for those with little or no feedback, and hope that one day their post will go viral.

And just like winning the lottery, having a blog post go viral is a fantastic feeling, and it makes your fantasize a bit about becoming rich, famous, and quitting your day job in order to blog full time.

I wrote a few articles that got a lot of attention. One of them can be read here. In a sense, they went “viral.” They’ve had tens of thousands of views, received hundreds of comments, and were shared all over social media.

The stats climbing high, so damn high, and then, like a bell curve, went back down. Once my 15 minutes of fame were up, I understood that even if you do win the lottery, you’re still the same person.

This is why hoping for your post to go viral is not a viable strategy, and even if you do get lucky, getting a lot of attention in a short amount of time won’t do much for you.

Here’s what you should be aiming for instead.

Continue reading “What’s The Deal With Your Post Going Viral?”

23 Surefire Ways to Get More Readers For Your Blog

Rome wasn’t built in a day… but they were laying bricks every single hour.

The same principle applies to building a successful blog: you need to work on it every single day, and you need to do the right things, and you need to do them consistently over a long period of time.

Notice that I mentioned doing the right things…

So, what are those things?

Want to find out?

Read on. Continue reading “23 Surefire Ways to Get More Readers For Your Blog”