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

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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 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?

Well, with over 132,000 followers, this blog is one of the most popular blogs on art and culture on WordPress.com.

Sponsor a post… reach new people, find a new home for your words and ideas

Sponsored post$19.99 $9.99

At the end of a post you’ll get a mention (short description of your blog or book or business) and a link towards that respective website.

That’s it. Quite simple.

Advertise your blog, or a book you self-published, and gain exposure to over 130,000 people.

You can purchase sponsored posts on my e-store here. All payments secured via PayPal, of course.

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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.

The Best Sale Ever™: Next 6 Customers

Like stated in the video, the next six people to order anything at all from my e-store will receive a signed paperback copy of one of my novels — randomly selected, shipped anywhere in the world, and including a one-of-a-kind essay on the front page…

You can find my e-store here.

Hurry up, next six orders get one of those books..

Cheers,

Cristian

 

Are You a Gutless Blogger?

The Art of Blogging

Let me know if this has ever happened to you: after sitting at your desk for what seems like hours, writing and rewriting, trying to communicate an idea, it downs on you that you’re feeling a bit… lost.

You write a paragraph, only to decide that’s not what you really want to say. So then you rewrite it to something you’re reasonably happy with, but then you can’t figure out what comes next.

You sit there thinking about it for a while, becoming increasingly frustrated with yourself. Finally, you just walk away, trying to find some perspective, but when you come back, instead of gaining some clarity, it seems like your ideas are even more muddled than before.

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Expect The Unexpected

Gareth Roberts

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from working in marketing for eight years, it’s that stuff happens.

Let’s face it.

No matter how prepared we are, we often end up thrown off guard.

When things happen differently to how we predicted.

When things don’t go to plan; even if they’re planned well.

It happens often in marketing.

I’ll explain.

Nearly 200 years ago, The Whitehouse was set on fire.

The British Army moved in on Washington DC, burning everything in sight.

Just before this attack, the British sieged the state of Maryland.

America’s last line of defense at Bladensburg was overthrown.

Paving the way for the British to invade the capital.

President James Madison had already left with the American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

The War of 1812 started two years before as the Americans declared war on the British.

But they weren’t really prepared for war. They…

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Is It That Bad to Fail?

“It is sometimes a mistake to climb; it is always a mistake never even to make the attempt. If you do not climb, you will not fall. This is true. But is it that bad to fail, that hard to fall?”Neil Gaiman

I think failure is not the opposite of success. No. Failure is a stepping stone to success. An integral part of success. We learn so much from failure, and not nearly enough from success.

And, yet, most people are afraid of failure. Are you one of them? Why?

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You’ve Read the Blog – Now Buy us a Coffee

The Art of Blogging

Remember a time when you were moved to tears by a piece you read on someone else’s blog? Or were inspired to take action in a certain area of your life?

Maybe this happened while reading one of the articles on this blog. Maybe this one, or this one here.

If you enjoy the blog, if you like the articles, find the helpful, inspiring, motivating, do consider buying us a coffee.
That way, maybe we’ll be able to afford giving Jordan a raise — he’s currently being paid $0/hour.
Click here to be transported to this cool, virtual coffee shop where you can buy us a coffee as a sign of gratitude.

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