Whenever I ask people what about their biggest blogging challenge, one of the top ideas is not knowing what to blog about. It’s not uncommon to have difficulty coming up with blog post ideas, so if you struggle with that, know that you’re not alone!
I’ve written quite a bit on this topic before, but in this post, I want to share an idea that is not original to me; I got it from the Problogger eBook, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.
Have you ever noticed that children thrive with routines? The reason is that routines naturally reduce anxiety because they let you know exactly what to expect. . . If you have good blogging rituals in place, you won’t be filled with anxiety when you sit down to write.
The tip from this particular lesson is Day 9 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog is focused on promoting your blog by joining a forum. I’d like to add that some of the same features and benefits can be obtained by joining Facebook or LinkedIn groups, though forums do have some unique features that are worth checking out.
Here are the main points that you need to keep in mind when it comes to how to build blog traffic by joining a forum:
In this book, my coauthor, S.J. Scott (bestselling Kindle author, and a master at helping people develop good habits) and I dig into the five main challenges that hold entrepreneurs back from success, and provide step-by-step instructions for how to overcome those challenges.
The key is to develop daily habits that when followed, are bound to help you succeed in your business.
I want to create the type of content that you most enjoy consuming. I sent a survey to those on my email list regarding this, but wanted to give my blog readers who may not be on my email list a chance to respond as well.
To let your voice be heard, fill out the short survey below!
Are you burned out by trying to be active on all of the different social media platforms? I’ve definitely had that problem, and because of that, I was relieved to be reminded by a lesson in the Problogger eBook 31 Days to Build a Better Blog of the importance of learning to choose the best social media platform for your business.
If you’re feeling burned out by trying to be on every social media platform, I have good news for you: you don’t have to do it all!
Good Advice for Everyone, but Especially for Newbies
I enjoyed this video by Joan Stewart on how to use stories to sell your non-fiction Kindle book.
The first 20 or so minutes focused on non-fiction books, and she then got into fiction, and then had a Q&A session starting at around 40 minutes in. The biggest takeaway for me that I can see implementing were 17 questions to ask that can be used to promote non-fiction books.