25 Books Every Blogger Should Read

If you’re looking for a bit of blogging inspiration, you should check out this article I wrote on The Art of Blogging.

25 books about writing well, marketing, and building an audience as a blogger/content creator.

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Understanding Worship

One day, the French philosopher Denis Diderot came into possession of a beautiful scarlet dressing gown. He spent a long and silent time admiring its splendor.

And the more he analyzed the fabric, the more he understood that all his other possessions paled in comparison to this new dressing gown. This feeling became so uncomfortable that Diderot soon replaced all his furniture with more expensive options. He bought a new golden clock, a bronze sculpture, a console table, and more art pieces.

Crippled by debt, Diderot understood that he had forfeited his soul to an object of worship he couldn’t properly understand, “I was the absolute master of my old robe. I have become the slave of the new one.”

While this story may seem ridiculous, we often find ourselves worshiping whatever feeds our ego.

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Flash Sale: An Essential Course for All Those Who Want to Grow their Blogs

Hey,

As you probably know, I’m also the founder of The Art of Blogging, a platform dedicated to helping out bloggers who aspire to inspire.

The Blogging 101: Crash Course is something I’m proud of. Truly. Genuinely. Passionately.

It provides you with all the essential frameworks you need to get started, and even go beyond the basics.

We’re talking about over 60 different lessons, tutorials, and guides. We’re talking about visual graphics that help you understand the anatomy of a great blog post, how to network and engage others, and how to grow your audience.

Over 500 bloggers have already enrolled in the course, and they’re loving it:

And, here’s another thing: I’ve always wanted to price my courses, my eBooks, all the ideas and advice I had to share, in a fair manner, so as many of you can afford to enroll.

That’s why I am offering you a 50% discount on this already incredibly affordable course.

Simply use discount code ARTOFTHEBLOG when checking out. That’s it.

Offers expires tomorrow!

Click here to enroll today!

The Beauty of Doing What You Can With What You Have

Some five hundred years ago, a 26 year old sculptor was given the task of turning a leftover slab of marble into a work of art. Other artists had tried to give life to the stone and had failed, but the young artist took on the contract, determined to shape the marble that others had discarded.

Early in the morning on September 13, 1501, the young artist began to work in order to extract his vision from the piece of stone. He carved and carved until he set his dream free.

Later, artist Giorgio Vasari would describe the process as, “bringing back to life of one who was dead.”

In June 1504, the statue, a depiction of the Biblical character David of epic proportions, was installed at the entrance of the city’s town hall. The name of the artist? Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known best as Michelangelo.

This story serves as a reminder that we are often wrong in assuming that in order to become successful we need access to resources.

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Probably One of the Best Articles I’ve Ever Written

This is probably one of the best articles I’ve ever written, and it’s my favorite this year. By far.

Had a lot of fun writing it, trying to come up with advice on how to adapt and apply various copywriting formulas to blogging.

And, guess what?

Some of those formulas are just brilliant. So, so clever.

So, if you want to work on developing some amazing frameworks for writing articles, introductions, or headlines, be sure to check out my article right here.