Routines are the exact opposite of randomness and a lack of stability. Rather than allowing life and circumstances to dictate your behavior, rituals put you in the driver’s seat as you take control over the blogging process
If you haven’t already written link posts, or haven’t done so recently, this post is a challenge to you — and me — to write some link posts!
I’m continuing my journey through the Problogger eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, which you can find at ProfessionalContentCreation.com/31days. It’s a great book with a lot of tips for bloggers, and I’m sharing some of those tips with you, my readers.
You can learn a lot from other bloggers in your niche. In fact, you can grow your blog by spying on your competition! As a matter of fact, the inspiration for this post came through the Problogger eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. It’s a great book with a lot of tips for bloggers, and I’m sharing some of those tips with you, my readers.
Spying on your competition is an especially good approach to take if your blog is still not very well established, but even if you are further along in your blogging journey, you can benefit from regularly reviewing what top bloggers in your niche are doing, and consider how you can apply some of the same strategies to your own blog.
How to use writing rituals and routines to be a more productive and successful blogger
Let’s face it; blogging is hard work, and finding the motivation to blog consistently can be hard to come by, but without consistency, no blogger succeeds.
Think about it! One thing that all successful bloggers have in common is consistency, and for many of them, writing rituals and routines are what keep them motivated and on track with their blogging.
The great news is, anyone — even people with very limited time to blog — can publish blog content consistently.
The key isn’t great writing skills, fancy degrees, or buckets of free time. The key is developing a custom-designed blogging routine that works for you.
In the Blogger’s Quick Guide to Writing Rituals and Routines, you’ll discover a step-by-step plan to creating your personal blogging routine, which will result in:
I’ve made a lot of mistakes as a blogger, and one of them has been being so focused on the importance of creating blog content that after writing one piece of content, I immediately shift gears and start to think about the next piece of content that I’ll create.
While creating content in and of itself works to some degree, if you really want to get readers for your blog, it’s important to spend just as much time promoting your blog posts as you so writing them. (This post was inspired by 31 Days To Build A Better Blog.)
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First, here’s the definition of elevator pitch:
An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes.
There are two primary goals for a blog elevator pitch:
Social media is popular. Everyone’s on social media. Even my 83-year-old mom is on Facebook, and knows how to “LOL.”
But while social media is popular, it doesn’t mean that it’s easy, and it also doesn’t mean just because you share your blog posts on social that they’ll go viral.
Check out the infographic below for some sobering thoughts about social, and how likely you are (or are not) to fail on social media, and then beneath the infographic, keep reading to hear my thoughts on some of these.
In this episode of The Professional Content Creation Podcast, I’m delighted to have Kristi Hines back on the show. This is part 3 of a 3-part series of blogging tips that Kristi shared with all of us. You can find the first two here:
Kristi regularly writes for about 15 different sites, so I wanted to talk with her about how to come up with blog post ideas, since she obviously has to come up with a lot of ideas to write for that many different sites!
In last week’s Monday Motivation, I talked about the importance of making up your mind to blog consistently. Among other things I covered the fact that nothing of value is accomplished without making a commitment and showing up to do the work regardless of whether you feel like it or not, and regardless of extenuating circumstances that may make it difficult.
At the same time, I also mentioned that in different seasons of life, you may need to adjust your blogging commitments and expectations, and I want to delve a little deeper into that this week.
Today’s audio blog post is all about how to hate blogging. In fact, it is so easy to hate blogging that it can be done in four easy steps, and the best thing of all is that it comes totally naturally to a lot of people, which means that you don’t even have to work that hard at it!