Don’t Have Enough Time for Your Blog?

Legend says that lack of time is the number one cause for headaches. So if you’re feeling this pressure too, rest assured that you’re not alone.

But lack of time does not have to be an excuse for a lack of progress on your blog.

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You are not alone

Hey guys,

A few days ago I started work with Darren over at PatriotWarrior. It’s going to be a lot of fun working with him, mostly because he’s also a writer, and we writers are kindred spirits of sort.

I decided to take Cristian Mihai up on one of his mentoring offers. While we have just gotten started, I am already very happy I did. I received Cristian’s “initial impressions” analysis of my blog  a couple of days ago. First, let me say it was direct. Cristian pulls no punches. As I read through his notes, I kept finding myself nodding and agreeing with his initial comments. There were several “can you say duh” moments in there as well.DC Gilbert

Of course, the program he was referring to is “The 0 to 5K Program” which you can find on my e-store here. Of course, we’re just getting started, but I already sent my initial feedback; a detailed analysis of his blog, from headlines to the content, to the visual aspect, to the use of social media, newsletters, and all of that.

There quite a lot of nice things he said in his post, which you can read in its entirety here.

There are two spots left in this program, a one-on-one coaching solution to taking your blog to the next level. Six months of mentorship, a lot of advice, lots of laughs, personalized coaching via Skype, etc.

The good part?

It’s just $199.

The even better part?

You get two guarantees:

  • an increase in followers to at least 5,000 during the six months of the program
  • a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied

Interested?

You can purchase one of the last two spots on my e-store here.

How to Write a Brilliant Blog Post per Week

Hi guys,

Today’s post is all about writing that great post. The one that is going to attract new readers, build trust with the old ones, and engage every one who stumbles upon your blog to comment…

We’ve already talked about writing a blog post in 15 minutes, which is a great skill to have, and we also tackled the issue of being consistent.

 

Consistently creating great content is the backbone of any blog.

But how can you make that happen? Well, one option is to caffeinated yourself to the point of near death and stay up late the night before you publish your post.

But the better option is to spread the writing and editing process over a few days. Sounds good? Continue reading

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

Do you want to be a successful blogger? Do ideas for posts randomly pop into your head whenever, wherever? Do you think about ways to improve your blog?

How to write more? Better? Faster?

Do you study what the most successful bloggers have done to get to where they are right now?

You are not alone. I do this too. It’s one of my passions. To see what makes the difference. What works, what doesn’t, and to understand the why. Because of this, I can write cute posts like this one.

Here are the seven best habits to have as a blogger. 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

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

Commenting on Other Blogs: What Works, What Doesn’t

Does commenting on other blogs bring traffic?

Yes. Kinda.

Can it be used as an effective strategy?

No.

And yes.

It depends on how you do it.

Some people do it horrendously wrong.

Let’s take a look. Continue reading