How to Write Content That Both You and Your Audience Love

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Bloggers must walk a delicate tightrope. On one hand, you started blogging because you had something important to say. Your blog topics must feel relevant to you and tied in to what you care about the most. Otherwise, you won’t want to…

How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

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One of the hardest parts of blogging is coming up with consistent blog post ideas. When you’re new to blogging, it’s hard to know what people want to read about. And when you’ve been doing it for a long time, you start to feel like…

How to Create Powerful Transformations and Get More Blog Fans

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Think of your favorite story. Now, tell me this. Does it include some kind of transformation? I am betting it does. There’s Harry Potter’s transformation from scared kid to powerful wizard. There’s Katniss Everdeen’s transformation…

How to Nourish Your Blog During the Holidays

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I have always been a big fan of the holidays. I love seeing the Christmas lights, eating and drinking things with pumpkin in them, and the idea of a warm fireplace when it’s snowing outside. (Although, living in Miami, it’s more of an…

How to Set and Achieve Audacious Blogging Goals

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  In the past, I would get super excited about an idea for a blog. And then I would work on it with passion. For about 1 month. After that one month mark, I would stop. Why? Because I didn’t have any other specific goals for my…

60 Ways to Grow Your Blog in an Hour or Less

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If I’ve learned one thing about blogging, it’s this: Blogging is a longterm game. It’s thousands of tiny actions that, when put together, make a huge difference. It’s not just about writing blog posts and hoping that people will…

Avoid These 6 Mistakes and Get More Email Subscribers

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Your blog can be a powerful engine that gets you email subscribers and helps you rock your business goals. Yet many (if not most) bloggers struggle to build their email lists. If you’re one of them (as I was for YEARS), you may be making…

8 Pit Stops on the Road to a Better Blog

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Blogging is an adventure. One that requires perseverance, passion, curiosity, and a plan for the journey ahead. Kind of like a road trip. And in order to arrive at your destination (in this case, a blog that you can't stop thinking about…

7 Reasons Recycling Ideas Makes Your Blog Better

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Did you know that writing multiple blog posts on the same narrow topic will help you teach your readers better, keep your audience on your blog longer, sell more stuff, and build authority? Many bloggers avoid writing about the same topic…

How to Brainstorm a Year's Worth of Blog Topics in Under an Hour

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Do you ever feel like you are too close to your business to effectively write about it? I've talked to a number of business owners recently who have told me that they have gotten to such a high level of expertise in their business that it's…

How to Discover What Really Matters to Your Audience

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If there is one thing you can do to understand your audience, to come up with topics that they really care about, it’s to talk to them. I used to shy away from talking to people in my audience. I thought that they wouldn’t want to talk…

How to REALLY become a consistent blogger

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Lately, it seems like everyone and their mother is using an editorial calendar. Not blogging consistently? No problem. Just create an editorial calendar and you'll be putting out content like the best of them. Can't come up with ideas you…