31 Action Steps that will Get You 1,000 Blog Subscribers

Check out my first presentation on Slideshare. So far it has been featured on their homepage and is ‘Hot on Facebook’ 31 Action Steps that will Get You 1,000 Blog Subscribers from Marya Jan I would really appreciate if you would share it – Tweet, like, plus1 – do your thing. Much Love And also…

Why You Don’t Need to Become a Popular Blogger

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“Let’s get real here. There is no tangible benefit of blogging unless you are very popular. You can only become famous if you are connected to other famous bloggers. Instead of teaching others how to blog, why not tell them to stop wasting their time and do real marketing activities like advertising and mailouts to grow their businesses?”…

4 Ways to Write Your Next Blog Post Opening that Works

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For a blog post to work, many things need to be just right. Your headline must be compelling and offers a clear benefit so that people actually click on it. The topic must be relevant for your audience. Occasionally you can sneak something in that doesn’t exactly fit within your niche, but on the whole, you must…

5 Ways to Add Credibility to Your Blog & Attract Way More Readers

“I want to start blogging but why would anyone listen to me?” “I have no fancy degrees. I have no endorsements from successful bloggers.” “My life story is boring. I have never backpacked around the world, I have never been fired and I am happy with what I do.” “I am just starting out. Why would anyone listen to…

15 Non-Native English Bloggers You Should Follow Today

Farnoosh Brock. Mary Jaksch. Mars Dorian and Henneke Duistermaat. They have something in common. Something very special. They are extremely talented bloggers, sure. They are always creating content that people love to share. They genuinely care about their audience. They are passionate with a capital P. But that’s not it. It’s something truly unique. You’ll know it when you…

Why it’s Sooo Hard to Get Your First 1,000 Blog Subscribers

It took me a long time to get my first 1,000 email subscribers. Way too long, if you ask me. And there is no single reason to explain why it happened the way it did. I was studying part-time, and looking after my two young boys (2010). My blog started off as a hobby and I…

Why You Should Stop Writing Only for People who Scan Online

People don’t read on the Web. They just don’t read online. They scan and scroll, going through stuff at lightening fast speed. If you don’t catch their eye, they are gone. If you have their attention, you better do everything you can to keep it. That’s what we have heard, right. That’s what everyone keeps…

If You Do One Thing Differently in 2014, Let it be This

Have you set your blogging goals for 2014? What do they look like? Have you been taking notes to help you out? Did you read any life changing books, threw away your old list and vowed to start afresh? Did you decide to do away with your list altogether to see where the year will take you? Or are you…

The Monster List of 100 Posts that Will Rock Your Blog

Hand up if you like one or more items from the following list to finally get checked off. More blog ideas than you know what to do with Content that simply works Increase in targeted traffic that signs up to your list More comments, social media shares and reader engagement Your posts appearing on popular blogs Clarity in blogging for business…