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”

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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:

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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.

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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”

Your Step-By-Step, Fool Proof Guide To Writing a Fantastic Blog Post Today

As a blogger, punching those damn keys is no doubt an important part of your life.

And if you want to stand out in this often overcrowded blogging world, the quality of your writing should always be rated as brilliant.

Most bloggers have spent years and years, learning how to write in a simple and clear manner, how to edit their posts.

Fortunately, you won’t have to spend all that time though, because you are going to have this step-by-step guide to… well… guide you. Continue reading “Your Step-By-Step, Fool Proof Guide To Writing a Fantastic Blog Post Today”

Networking for The Novice Blogger

When just starting out, it is quite clear that a blogger has no audience, so to speak.

0 followers isn’t inviting one to put his best content, of course.

As a matter of fact, I think that lacking an audience is far worse than earning no income from blogging.

The thing is, people tend to go about building an audience the wrong way.

Notice that?

I said, building an audience.

You have to build it, one reader after another. One great blog post after another.

But how exactly do you do that?

Easy. You network.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

Do you want to be a successful blogger? Do ideas for posts randomly pop into your head whenever, wherever? Do you think about ways to improve your blog?

How to write more? Better? Faster?

Do you study what the most successful bloggers have done to get to where they are right now?

You are not alone. I do this too. It’s one of my passions. To see what makes the difference. What works, what doesn’t, and to understand the why. Because of this, I can write cute posts like this one.

Here are the seven best habits to have as a blogger.

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