After months or even years of thinking about it, you finally decided to start your own blog. You sat down at your desk, maybe planned for a few hours, gathered your thoughts, and punched the damn keys.
Feeling a bit nervous, a bit excited (you weren’t sure what you were feeling) you eagerly waited for stuff to happen. After all, it’s all about writing and clicking on that blueish little Publish button, is it not?
Well… the feedback you receive is the kind that makes 95% of bloggers quit. Soul-crushing silence. That’s enough to break even the toughest warriors.
What happened? Where did you go wrong? Where are all the readers?
Mistakes. That’s what happened. I know, because I’ve been there. I made my fair share of mistakes. Some of them I even fixed. Now I am working on making new ones.
But let’s just focus on the ones that can, should, and must be fixed. Continue reading
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 …
First of all, I should let you know it’s Blogging Weekend over on irevuo. Pretty interesting stuff, especially if you’re just starting out.
Anyway, I thought that I should write about blogging from a different perspective and post my thoughts on this blog too. For diversity’s sake. A more philosophical take. Or so it seems to me.
Well now, about the importance of having a schedule for your blog. Or, in other terms, why consistency is key. As a matter of fact, if I were to give you a piece of advice on blogging, writing, life, love, money, getting in top physical shape, or anything else, it would be this: it is more important to be consistent, and by definition, persistent, than it is to be anything else.
But, in case you’re curious, here’s why. Continue reading