Alright, I admit. I’m a huge “data” nerd! I enjoy gathering it, organizing it, and using it to help me make the right decisions. Over the years I’ve collected a wide range of data points, but answers to one question in particular really fascinate me.
“Why did you start blogging?”
I put together a top 10 list of the most common replies based on the personal aspirations and distinctive individuality of each blogger I chat with. Can you guess the most popular reason by far? Continue reading Step 1: Craft a blog post. Step 2, 3, 4 and 5: Promote said blog post.
By now you should be well aware that when you’re just starting out, to grow your initial audience and influence, you have to do things that don’t scale.
There’s no getting around it — unless you can throw wads of money at your problems, and most of us can’t, or have massive connections with several famous influencers, and most of us don’t. This means there’s really only one realistic option; you have to go out there and hustle, because — and pay close attention — NO ONE WILL DO IT FOR YOU.
Continue reading Blog compound growth: Why every win — no matter how big or small — counts in the long run
Medium, a platform for bloggers and writers, has recently started rolling out a clapping icon, to replace the heart icon they’ve been using for several years. All previous posts that we’re previously “loved” with hearts, have been converted to claps. Continue reading News: Medium blogging platform replaces heart icon with clapping icon
The /t/BES community (this blog’s official community) exists for two main reasons:
Firstly, there is no communities of this kind out there. I believe it can greatly benefit curators and content creators such as bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters.
Secondly, my team and I built a platform called Snapzu that allows anyone to run a web community (and/or knowledge base) about any subject, topic, or idea. We are taking center stage and leading by example by running our own community and utilizing the age old concept of “strength in numbers” to help us. Continue reading Leading by example: Seven awesome ways our blog community helps us better our blog, grow audience, and save time.
Even though the concept of blogging is nothing new, it’s always exciting to setup up a shiny new blog, tinker with the layout, install those popular widgets, and let it rip! We spend months brainstorming ideas and investing countless hours carefully crafting our word babies. We work tirelessly building our social media presence, link exchanging, and optimizing our blog so that one day the posts we publish can be read by the masses. We strive for success, right? But are we in a position to achieve it? Continue reading Modern social media platforms are kicking your blog’s ass, here is how you can fight back.