There are more blogs in existence than ever, yet more and more people are seduced by the idea of sharing their thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world.
As a matter of fact, it does seem as if there’s a war out there. Everyone is fighting for attention, there are so many things to learn and master. So many social networks, marketing techniques. There’s even an awful lot of content on blogging itself, which makes it even more frustrating.
How do you write a great blog post?
I wouldn’t be asking if I didn’t know the answer. Or would I …
Continue reading “How to Write a Great Blog Post: A Beginner’s Guide”
In case you do not have the time to read this entire post, then you should know that people usually work for years and years before becoming an overnight success. And you will too.
Now, for the rest of this article.
Be honest. Are you where you want to be as a blogger? Are your articles getting shared and discussed and linked to?
If your posts aren’t getting the traction you want, you might trick yourself into thinking you’re not a good enough blogger. But the truth is, anyone can follow a few simple steps to improve their posts.
Here’s a super-easy five-step plan to dramatically improve your blog post. Continue reading “Five Super-Easy Steps to Better Blogging”
Every once in a while someone figures the following things out: just how many posts I write and publish across the blogs that I own and operate. And, inevitably, they send me a quick e-mail or comment on a post asking me just how do I manage to write that much.
Well, it’s all habit.
When I first started blogging back in April 2012, I could write a blog post every couple of day. It was a struggle to write that often. Then I could manage to blog every single day.
Some days, if I give up on other stuff, like eating too much, sleep, or friends, then I can write some 30 blog posts. Granted, some are incredibly short, or visually oriented (sharing a video or a few photos), but it’s still time consuming.
So, yeah, if you want to know the traits/habits of extremely prolific bloggers, read on. Continue reading “The Five Habits of Extremely Prolific Bloggers”
Believe it or not, blogging is more than just creating content, engaging with readers, and curating a few social media accounts.
Your blog is more than just the words, images, and videos you share with the world. Your words need a proper home, so to speak.
The visual layout of your blog is one of the main factors that determine whether the folks who stumble upon your blog subscribe or not.
In other words, yeah, everyone judges a book by its cover these days…
Continue reading “Beginner? Try These Ideas Out.”
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”
If you think about it, writing is just like building a house. You need the right tools, the right equipment, the right set of skills.
You need to first have a design, to follow a blueprint. Then you build your house. Brick by brick. Word by word.
And there are certain words that hold more sway over us than others. You might be surprised to find that these “power words” don’t seem … well, all that powerful.
This speaks to just how efficient they are. Simple language is an often overlooked aspect of writing words that matter.
I also believe that it’s important to know WHY these words are powerful, and how they influence the person who is reading them, so as to best use them.
Continue reading “The 5 Most Powerful Words in the English Language”
For those of you who don’t have the time to read through this blog post: blogging is a conversation. You blog as often as it takes for it to still be a conversation.
Okay, now let me explain. Continue reading “How Often Should You Blog?”
Writing a great headline means extending an enticing invitation to a potential reader. It’s not the whole story, nor is it an attempt to convince anyone to do anything other than to keep reading.
That being said, it seems the web is littered with poorly-crafted headlines. While many contain one or more necessary elements, other factors are often left out of the headline, diminishing the overall power of your articles.
Here are five common mistakes that people make when writing headlines, which also serve as checklist items for you to take into account when creating your own. Continue reading “Five Mistakes to Avoid when Writing a Headline”