Articles in the Blogging Category
Oh you want an explanation as well for my bold claim? Well you are a demanding bunch, but as Charlie Sheen says “I probably took more than anybody could survive. … I was bangin’ seven-gram rocks and finishing them because that’s how I roll”, wait, wrong quote, it was something about winning which I strive to do for my loyal readers.
Browsing the net as I usually do particularly considering I have no friends, or social network that doesn’t consist of ones and zero’s I had another realization that is so startling you probably should sit down to read this, (who the hell stands up whilst using a computer anyway?). Everyone online (particularly in regards to blogging) has become complete and utter pansy’s too afraid to say no, and completely unable to remove their head from each others asses. I have a theory that if the most popular bloggers began preaching the world is flat, there would be some boats falling off the edge of the world, and low level bloggers everywhere saying “I told you so”.
As a blogger I aim to reach the dizzying heights that some bloggers have achieved. Bloggers like Yaro Starok and Darren Rowse who make a comfortable living doing what they love and whose knowledge of all things blogging can never be questioned. But how is it possible for the average blogger to achieve success when they can’t honestly say they are the most knowledgeble person in thier niche. In fact there are probably hundreds of people who contain more knowledge in thier niche so why would anyone care about what they have to say?
Thankyou for sending the same comment on everysingle one of my posts. I can only assume that you really like my work and every post on the site particularly because you mention you like my writing style every time. However when I went to reciprocate the favour your site featured pictures of naked women. Were you aware of this? Some of the pictures even have women and men trying to make babies. I was horrified and after searching through every page on your site for a contact page or exit button, I finally managed to close down the site after running out of moisteriser and tissues.
One of my greatest pitfalls as a blogger was the lack of confidence and conviction when exclaiming something to my readers. I always felt I was knowledgeable in many areas of life sport, blogging, politics but was never an expert in any. Subsequently my articles suffered as I would splutter my way mounting an argument and then counter arguing my own point,
Before I start any online endeavour I have a morning ritual that I like to complete. It comes with that sense of anticipation of wanting to find out how all my hard work has rewarded me during the night. It is particularly relevant to me as I live in Australia and work mostly with US audiences who are active whilst I am asleep. So my morning ritual generally goes a little like this:
You may have noticed the wordpress theme I am using has a section for a Headline article and another section for featured articles. Supposedly the best, most thorough or enjoyable post should fill this most loftly of positions. But I have a problem and I would hazard a guess that I am not the only one who has this problem.
I have a friend who has written a 1500 page novel, edited it countless times and is now trying to get it published. I can’t tell you how impressed I am with his dedication and patience to complete such an enormous task. As a blogger I am lucky to have enough patience and dedication to read all my emails without being sidetracked with something else. An analogy of blogging I often use is the primary school classroom. The authors and novelist are sitting on the bean bag in the corner quietly reading their books and us bloggers are running around the room, screaming, hitting other kids, throwing toys, opening drawers, and frustrating the hell out of the teacher. So how does a blogger overcome this inherent ADD issue. The answer is setting short term goals.
1. You get hundreds of emails a day
As far as I can tell the successful echelon of bloggers all have this in common. Us mere mortals wanting and begging for their help, advice, traffic, business and wasting their time with our petty request. So if you are getting hundreds of emails (excluding spam) its a fair sign that you have made it.
As a blogger of any niche one of the most difficult tasks can often be trying to find ideas for new posts. It has been discussed many times in numerous blogs but its generally the same advice; write list, top tens, resources, interviews etc. However I thought I will throw my own 2 cents in with some more unique ideas that will will not only provide ideas, but great ones for your new post.