Writers and Cats

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There’s no doubt about it: the Internet loves cats. And weird videos with people failing at some insanely basic tasks.

But did you know quite a lot of famous authors also loved cats?

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The Art of Blogging: The E-Book

The Art of Blogging

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Sometimes even downright discouraging.

You have so many ideas you want to share with the world. So many things you want to say. So much you want to try.

But your job is demanding. You’re constantly juggling family schedules and obligations. You’re always heading off annoying interruptions.

You wonder if you’ll ever be able to make blogging a permanent part of your life.

You want to get your work out there, but at the same time you’re not an idealist.

You love writing, but it’s not just about self-expression for you.

You don’t need to be a unique snowflake who makes every word trumpet from the heavens so that unicorns prance down on Earth.

You just want to create something you can be proud of.

To finish something you start.

To see some results for a change.

You want to live life on your own terms and…

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Do You Know What Your Readers Want?

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Is this you?

After hours of working on interesting topics for your blog, you get little to no results. It’s as if you’re releasing said posts into the cold and dark vacuum of outer space.

And then, sick and tired of working your heart out at creating the best post ever written, you throw out some random idea that popped into your head – and the comments go wild.

Let’s face it: You’re no mind reader.

But if you’re wondering what topics your readers are longing for you to write about, then let me tell you there is a way.

And it’s so obvious, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner.

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How to Write a Fantastic “How To” Blog Post

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Imagine writing a blog post so brilliant that it gets retweeted thousands of times. Shared over and over again on Facebook. Wouldn’t that make your heart skip a beat or two? Wouldn’t that make you feel like a boss?

Well, by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be on your way to making that vision a reality.

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The hungry don’t get fed…

Imagine this fancy restaurant. Michelin stars, whatever. The opulence. The faint aroma of dishes most of us never heard of. The kind of people who frequent such a place. Now, imagine there’s this guy who’s been broken by life. By some bitter circumstances. It doesn’t matter what happened, exactly. What we do know is he’s hungry. Starving. Hell, at this point, he’d be grateful for a glass of water.

He walks into this restaurant…

Do you think someone’s going to feed him? Or is he getting unceremoniously asked to leave?

Now imagine this famous actor or singer or business man walking into the same restaurant. Paparazzi all over the place. He’s probably going to eat for free. After all, the owners know they’re going to get a lot of publicity because of this. But this guy doesn’t need free food, right?

It seems unfair to you?

It reminds you of a certain period in your life when you wanted something? Really wanted something? Needed it so, so badly… and yet the more you struggled to get it, the more it eluded you?

The hungry don’t get fed.

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Do you know what is the biggest secret to growing Your Blog to thousands of adoring readers who follow every word you publish?

Would you like to know?

Let me be blunt: there are very few people in the world who can tell you.

The vast majority of so-called A-listers are bright but otherwise normal people who were in the right place, writing about the right things, at the right time.

Many of them pay thousands and thousands of dollars on advertising.

Why would they pay such outrageous fees?

Because they stumbled into popularity. Because they realize they got lucky, and they are desperate to seize the opportunity before it slips away from them. Little do they know, that we always make our own luck.

I do not get lucky. I make my own luck.

I turned this blog into one of the most popular blogs on WordPress to date. I did it by studying from all the great bloggers before me, I did it by implementing the advice that most suited my needs, and discarding the rest.

Through trial and error, I figured things out.

I’ll let you in on a little secret: stop messing around with blogs in your spare time. Instead, look at this like a career and get serious about mastering your craft.

“WHAT?! No magic traffic or monetization tricks?”

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You Should Know Defeat, But Never Be Defeated

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“People should know when they are conquered.

Would you, Quintus? Would I?” – Gladiator

There are many things you can do to another person. You can defeat them, time and time again, you can conquer them, control them, inflict pain upon them. But you can never destroy them. Not entirely. They tend to hold on to that last remaining piece of their humanity, not matter how broken their hearts are, and they don’t want to let go.

People don’t know when they’re being conquered. They just can’t accept a definitive defeat.

And, yet, in a world where so few have what it takes to be brave, in a world where few are capable of recognizing courage, there are a lot of people who’d like to avoid fighting any battles at all. They stare at the mountain and they say to themselves that there’s no point in trying to climb to the top. They avoid conflict at any cost. Continue reading