[Podcast Episode] Progress Is Sometimes An Invisible Process

New podcast episode is live.

Just had an insight earlier today.

We often measure our success in growing an audience by the number of followers we have, how many readers we’ve gained, how many views we’ve had.

The truth is, there’s a different kind of progress that usually takes places behind the scenes, a kind of progress that is impossible to measure.

You can also find and listen to the podcast by clicking this link here.

What I Learned About Blogging from The King of Advertising

If you were to ask those who work in advertising who’s the person who got them into the industry, most of them would say it was David Ogilvy.

Called by Time Magazine “the most sought-after wizard in today’s advertising industry,” Ogilvy was a visionary like few others. He managed one of the most successful advertising firms in history, and he did it with the effortless charm of those we call talented.

So, yes, there are a lot of things the king of advertising can teach you about being a successful blogger.

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How Do Blog Posts Go Viral?

If you want to have a successful blog, you not only need to get people to read your content (duh!) but also get them to comment on and share that content with others.

So, what will make readers want to do that?

It’s not about the facts. It’s not about the knowledge you share. It’s all about how you make your readers feel.

Want to know how to write content that goes viral?

Read on to find out.

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Ah, The Joy of Being a Beginner Again

In case you missed the last couple of posts I shared with you, I am actively building a new platform on Medium.

If you’re just now hearing about this, or if you want to grow your audience on that platform, read on to find out how I gained over a thousand followers, earned over $100, and got a bunch of blog posts curated in a month and a half.

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Do You Want More Readers? Three Simple Questions to Ask Yourself For Blogging Success in 2020

When it comes to blogging, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “Can you still stand out in this crowded blogging world and get readers?”

Short answer: yes.

Long answer: let me explain.

It really doesn’t matter what platform you’re talking about, it doesn’t matter how things have changed in the last couple of years.

However, you have to be willing to:

  • Commit MORE time, energy, and resources than others before you.
  • You have to take a more professional approach, as the side-effect of a lot of competition is people becoming ultra-competitive about being the best.
  • Be consistent for at least one year.

However, even if you do all the above, success is far from guaranteed.

See, gaining readers is not just about writing great content. It’s not about following a set of rules.

You see, great blogging is a lot closer to an art than it is a craft. People often compliment their favorite bloggers by saying that they’re “talented.”

Of course, talent is a matter of investing time, energy, and even money into developing the skills required to succeed. Simple, but not easy.

Also, one of the side-effects of this over-crowded blogging world is that nowadays there are so many tools at your disposal, so many guides and tutorials, so much raw data to analyse.

If you want to build an online following, the amount of resources you have at your fingertips is endless.

So, if you’re thinking about taking your blogging to a new level this year, here are a few simple questions to ask yourself.

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5 Tips to Help You Write Like Yourself

One of the biggest challenges a blogger faces is the search for one’s writing style.

Write like yourself… what does that even mean?

It means to know what best suits you as a blogger, and what best suits your personality.

Are you funny? Serious? Formal? Informal? Do you have an encyclopedic knowledge of the world? Is English your first language?

As you write more and more content, your style will develop naturally.

But there wouldn’t be any reason to write a blog post if I didn’t have some cool tips for you… you know… so you can end up writing like yourself much, much faster than other folks (who obviously don’t follow The Art of Blogging.)

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