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 change the lives of others — and you know you could do it… if only you knew how.

There’s got to be an art to it, right? There’s got to be some secrets that few are willing to share with the world, some sort of trick that allows you to turn off your phone, sit down at your desk, and produce thousands upon thousands of words. Continue reading

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More than a dream

I often say that people should set short time achievable goals and crazy long term dreams. The thing is, we live in a world of small steps. Even though we don’t like to admit it, even though we often choose to search for a shortcut, progress is an extremely slow process. Excruciatingly so at times.

So it’s understandable that this year I set out to write. That’s the most important thing a writer can do. Then, I wanted to sell a few books. Not a precise number… I just wanted to sell a few books. Self-publishers know how difficult it is to sell just one copy of your book. Not ten, not a thousand, just one. Continue reading

Six Years of Blogging, Branching Out, and Patrons of The Art of Blogging

Six years ago I decided to start this blog. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know much about the platform, about topics and all that.

I just knew I had to do something. I had to write, write, write. I was sick of my own excuses.

Last year I wrote this cute post here, which became one of the most popular posts on this blog. It wasn’t meant to be the sort of post that receives that much attention. Anyway. Continue reading

Here’s How Your Words Actually Change The World

It’s 1:23 PM on one of the most beautiful days of this year so far. I went for a long walk, but now I am seated at my desk, writing.

This is the process that defines who I am. The only thing I can do to figure out who I am, where I’ve been, where I am headed. Words are my passion, my fire, my reason to be.

Last year I wrote a novel. It took me a month of barely going out, barely eating, barely talking to fellow human beings. I have callouses on my feet from walking around the house in this strange daze. Half-asleep, half apart of a world that did not exist yet, but I had to write into reality. Continue reading

Rules of The Art of Blogging

The idea was to write a short introduction about art. Something short and cute; how art is anything that inspires us and provokes an emotional reaction. What appears to be beautiful to us. And then I’d write a short and cute paragraph on how blogging can also be considered art.

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?

Well, that was art. The art of blogging.

Anyway. This was what I wanted to write as an introduction to this book. Because I pretend to be an artist on a daily basis. I also like to write short bios about myself. But then I thought that I’d act like a rebel without a cause and tell you that this is not the kind of book that I recommend if you are very technical about life, if you let your heart be ruled by your brain.

This book is about the art of blogging, about finding the passion that is required to create the kind of content that makes people laugh and cry and be inspired and motivated and all that. Continue reading

Only Read This if You Are Serious about Blogging

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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Sick and tired

Aren’t you sick and tired?

To put your heart and soul into every piece of you write, and no one cares? Aren’t you tired of it all? To write and write, to publish post after post, and no one gives a damn? Friends and family don’t count; they’re supposed to be supporting you anyhow.

And people don’t get it, right? They can’t see this dream of yours, they can’t see inside your soul, can’t see how much you want it.

You can’t measure want. You can’t measure any of it.

Don’t feel angry? Don’t you wake up some mornings and just want to yell? Stare in the mirror and yell your guts out. You should be dominating this.

You should be the greatest damn blogger this world has ever seen.

But you’re so sick and tired of it all. Nothing seems to work. It’s as if you’re invisible.

I get it. I do. I used to be just like you.

I used to wake up in the morning, defeated. Held my head down every time I had to tell people I had my blog. I was ashamed. What I had wasn’t a blog. It was a static page. Words that no one read, words that no one ever commented on.

You just want to give up, don’t you?

Or maybe you’ve managed to lie to yourself that it doesn’t matter? It’s just a blog. It’s just some writing. It’s just a hobby.

No, it’s not.

If this is your dream, then it’s no one’s right to take it away from you.

If this is what you want, then you have to fight for it.

You have to find ways to learn, to grow, to expand your view of the world. You need to be around the people who have figured a way out of this no man’s land you’re currently inhabiting.

How bad you want it?

Be honest.

Do you want to be a successful blogger?

Do you really want it?

Then do whatever it takes. You’re not a kid anymore, to make excuses.

You either do whatever it takes, or not.

But don’t lie to yourself. It does no good.

If you want to become a great blogger… not good, but great, then you need to enroll in this program. Last two spots available.

A six month one on one program with me. We’ll have loads of fun. You’ll develop the right tools, the proper mindset.

You’ll be dominating it.

The people who once didn’t care about your words will be sending you fan mail.

Six months of getting it right, that’s all it takes.

Six months with me, and you’ll know everything that you need to know in order to create amazing content.

But you gotta hurry. Last two spots available, and for only $199, this is the cheapest program that comes with this kind of guarantee.

Increase your readership to at least 5,000 followers in six months, or you get your money back.

That’s what I offer.

Now, ask yourself…

How bad do you want it?

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