How to Write a Great Blog Post: A Beginner’s Guide

how-to-blog

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?

Find out here.

 

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Blogging

ultimate_guideLet’s be honest for a moment. There’s no substitute for hard work, dedication, time, energy, and passion, and those of you who want a shortcut will be disappointed by this guide.

Of course, there are some things that you must do in order to be successful as a blogger.

So, yeah, let’s get down to business. Continue reading

What I learned from years of high functioning depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem

Disclaimer: this is going to be a long and (somewhat) harsh post about certain realities of life most of us are trying to evade by all means possible.

I am not writing this post out of empathy. I am not writing this post because I read some articles and now I am trying to pass along the knowledge.

I am writing this article because I understand.

I understand the difference between the burning pain of suffering deeply and the general apathy and hopelessness of depression. The emptiness. The lack of interest, joy, passion. I understand the despair, the loneliness, the reluctance to discuss about it all, the very fatiguing job of hiding it all behind a smile, or an “I’m fine” delivered in the worst way possible. Continue reading

closer: a novel

closer is the story of a man who is so seduced by the desire to get rich that he becomes involved in a world where anything is permitted. His journey to the top is interrupted by the consequences of his past actions. Things become darker, more violent and more sexually disturbing than he could ever have imagined as he tries to break himself free from his past.

Deft, shocking and unforgettable, this gripping tale about risk, consequence and the treacherous balance between the two reveals a world where there’s nothing to separate right from wrong.

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If that description is not enough, I’d like to say that closer is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s more like a shot of whiskey. There are parts that describe certain aspects of beauty — the way we perceive something or someone around us as being beautiful — but then I insist on breaking your heart.

Stare at something long enough, there’s nothing magic left of it. Truth is, nothing in this world is as beautiful as we can imagine it. Continue reading

Dome: Episode One [FREE DOWNLOAD]

A heartbreaking portrayal of ambition, betrayal, and intrigue, Dome is a serialized Science-Fiction Thriller that tells the story of a small group of people who try to figure out the reason behind the construction of this dome-city in the center of the world’s harshest continent.

Prologue

For a man who knows that our worst nightmares are about to come true, Jack Riddell has no trouble sleeping at night. “It is said that Caesar wept when he found out about Pompey’s death.”

“What’s that got to do with anything?” the host of the show, a woman in her mid-thirties, asks. For the last hour or so, the richest man in the world has avoided giving her a straight answer.

Jack laughs. “A man’s character is determined by how he reacts in the face of adversity. By how strong his enemies are.” Ignoring the dumbfounded expression of the host, he adds, “I believe people should realize Dome is a simple reminder that we can fight against insurmountable odds and win.” Continue reading

What I learned in five years of blogging

Five years. Five years of daily blogging. Five years since I decided to never give up, no matter what. To keep writing, to keep blogging, to just keep at it for as long as it took.

And what a ride it has been. Around the world, indeed. 200 or so countries. Lots and lots of people, lots and lots of stories… Continue reading

The Best Sale Ever™: Part Four

TODAY ONLY!

It’s time for the 0 to 5K Program to get discounted today.

Today only, that is.

This is probably the best blogging program on the web right now.

Why?

Well…

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU I CAN TAKE YOU FROM ZERO TO FIVE THOUSAND FOLLOWERS IN SIX MONTHS …

This is the best program I have ever designed.
This is the program to put an END to the constant lack of feedback.

Imagine having five thousand people read your blog.

Can you imagine what your life would be like if you could get five thousand people read your blog? Regardless of how “beginner” or ” advanced” you are? How fulfilled you would be? How relaxed you would be? How happy would you be?

I have been blogging for six years now, making this blog into one of the most popular blogs on WordPress. I managed to take irevuo from a few hundred subscribers to over 5,000 in less than six months.

I have created this program packed with traffic building tips and tricks:

  • The best ways to create engaging content that makes it impossible for readers not to comment on.
  • The best ways to network with fellow bloggers and create connections that will prove to be helpful along the way.
  • The very, very best ways to use social media to your advantage, to boost the reach of your posts.

This program is literally the closest thing to “magically boost your traffic” that you are going to find, EVER!

THE 0 to 5K PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You’re struggling to gain readers
  • You seldom receive any comments on your posts…
  • You want to create a community around your blog…
  • You want to learn how to tell a compelling story
  • You want to blog like a boss
  • You want a big smile on your face every time you check your WordPress Stats

Well, this is the program for you then.

Six months of receiving feedback and pointers from me, on anything from the visual layout to the content. I’ll be offering you tips and tricks on:

  1. headlines
  2. introductions
  3. how to end your posts with a bang
  4. how to be a master storyteller
  5. how to use social media to your advantage
  6. how to network with fellow bloggers

And more importantly than all, HOW TO FEEL LIKE A PROPER BLOGSTAR.

If you want to take your blog into the blogging stratosphere, this is the right program for you.

FROM 0 to 5K

$499 $79

At this price, and at what I am offering, this is a bargain.

My blogging friends said I was crazy to offer this for such a low price. But, yes, I am going to help you grow your blog to 5K WordPress Followers in 6 months.

But, Cristian, what happens if you don’t?

A Money-Back Guarantee, that’s what happens. You get your money back at any point during this six month program, or within 30 days of it ending.
So, what are you waiting?

24 hours to go…

The 0 to 5K Program is available on my e-store here.

 

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I am going to share with you a secret trick to creating a successful business, being happy, having friends, influencing people, and pretty much getting everything you want from life.

This secret trait is… Continue reading

The Best Sale Ever™: Part Three

Another day, new discounts available on my e-store.

Have you ever thought of reaching thousands and thousands of people? Have you ever daydreamed about your words reaching a lot of people? How would that feel?

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Blogger’s Block? Here’s How to Beat it

The Art of Blogging

Too many of your posts start with an apology for not having been around of late? The joy you first brought to blogging now a distant memory?

Looks like a case of blogger’s block. Don’t worry… there is a cure.

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The Best Sale Ever™: Part Two

The Best Sale Ever™ on this website continues with two new products:

The Art of Blogging: One on One Session

$99.99 $29.99

This is for those of you who do not want to commit to one of the longer programs, either because of lack of funds or time.

Doesn’t matter. This only takes about an hour of your time, on Skype. And the time required to read the written feedback you’ll receive about your blog.

First step: you receive a comprehensive analysis of your blog, everything from content (headlines, introductions, the conclusions of your posts) to the visual layout, social sharing, the way you interact with your readers, the navigation, all that.

Also, included there will be a nice list of pointers, advice you can follow (or not) and the best of this is that all of them will be tailored to your blogging style and the particular niche you’re following.

Second step: a one hour long one on one Skype coaching session, in which we’ll discuss the changes that should be made to your blog, how to do so, and how to best develop the right kind of mindset.

You want to know what’s even better?

A money back guarantee. No risks involved. Pay. Receive your feedback and pointers. Do the Skype chat with me. Don’t like it? You get your money back. No questions asked.

You can book a one-on-one coaching session with me here.

The Art of Blogging: Program

$699.99 $99.99

90 days of pep talks, coaching, offering feedback, motivating you, and telling you over and over again that rules don’t matter that much if you have passion. It’s intense stuff. Truly intense.

9 hour long one on one coaching sessions via Skype.

Courses, written material, detailed feedback on your blog, advice, tips and tricks, and a lot of stuff about developing the right kind of mindset.

Simply put, I’ll do everything for you except write your posts. But I’ll give you plenty of pointers on that as well.

This program is more about making you search deep inside your heart for the things that make you tick, and then provide you with enough energy to write about them in the best and most effective way.

You can purchase this program on my e-store here.

Impossible or I’m possible?

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins

The realists will say this is a lie, but we are what we think we are. What we consider to be out of our reach starts as a simple thought. We are the ones who create invisible boundaries.

In other words, we convince ourselves that we are this and this and that, and that’s it. That’s all that we’ll ever be.

“I’m a writer.”

“I’m a singer.”

“I’m an accountant.”

You tell people you feel lonely, you tell people you don’t like going out, you tell people you’re a pessimist. You think and you think and you define yourself and you’re only going to act according to your definition. Continue reading

The Best Sale Ever™

Hi guys,

I’m excited to share with you the following news: from Saturday to Saturday, the best sale ever™ will be taking place on this blog and on my e-store.

Great offers, giveaways, free stuff, and special prizes. Something like that.

Lots of cool stuff anyway.

To start things off, the first offer of the day is the e-book, The Art of Blogging.

80% off. That’s like… from $9.99 to $1.99.

Yup.

Learn a ton of stuff about blogging, about creating content that reaches people and engages them, and grow your blog to the freaking stratosphere.

Take advantage of this crazy low price… and click here to get the e-book from my e-store.

All of the Strategies and Tactics I Used to Build One of the World’s Most Popular Blogs, Distilled into Easy to Follow Rules and Checklists

  • Everything you need to know about developing the proper mindset, developing your blogging skills, and becoming a successful blogger, but without all the “fluff” in most e-books and courses
  • Step-by-step checklists with easy-to-follow advice
  • The most advanced e-book on how to create and maintain that passion that makes writing effortless
  • A look behind the scenes at what I tried, what worked and why, and what worked and why not

Whether you have been blogging for years or just a few weeks, The Art of Blogging offers solid advice and practical action plans for creating an authentic and successful blog.

“And here’s the simple truth about blogging: yes, there are tens of millions of blogs out there, and yes, this means that the odds of you getting noticed are slim.
But, as long as you are willing to persevere and learn and adjust, you can make it.
It’s simple, but at times it will feel like the most difficult thing to do. Your mind will trick you into thinking that you are not making any progress, when you are, in fact, cultivating the habits that will make you a successful blogger.” – from The Art of Blogging

As someone who’s been there, I can tell you that growing your blog has a lot to do with hard work, consistency, telling a compelling story, being passionate. Yes, passion is the key to great writing.

What are the emotions you want your readers to feel?

Ask yourself that before you write each of your posts.

Not what you are feeling, but what you want them to feel.

Great writing is all about making people feel. Art is all about making people feel. The art of blogging is no different.

By reading The Art of Blogging you will:

  • Stop comparing your blog to those around you and instead learn to leverage your own unique assets.
  • Discover the secrets to creating amazing, compelling blog content that brings readers back again and again.
  • Learn how to increase your blog traffic and build a solid platform.
  • Develop a solid social media strategy for capturing viral growth through the use of social media.
  • Improve your productivity, learning to work smarter not harder, and take concrete steps to transform your blog into a business.

The Art of Blogging is not for everyone. Unfortunately. Some people want the easy way out, some sort of scheme that allows them to avoid paying their dues. No. You got to pay your dues. You need to work hard, be consistent, and learn as much as you can. Never become complacent. Always assume responsibility for where you’re at, and assume that only you can be the one who takes you to the next level.

In blogging, in art, in life, in love, that’s the only mindset that ensures success.

But this book can more than help you. Whenever you feel stuck, discouraged, angry at yourself, bitter, whenever you feel like giving up, there will surely be a chapter that will manage to cheer you up, offer the motivation you need to keep punching those damn keys.

It’s not an easy journey, but why not make it easier on yourself and learn from those who already climbed the mountain? Learn from their struggles, from their mistakes.