Monthly Archives: November 2010

7 Reasons Your Blog Sucks

This is a guest post I did over at Famous Bloggers. Click here to read it.

November 15th, 2010|

How to Create Killer Analogies by Relating Anything to Anything Else (FREE ebook!)

[This is a loooong post. As a result, I’ve also made it available as a free downloadable PDF ebook. Right click here to download.]

Life is like a box of chocolate. Writing a book is like carving a jack-o-lantern. Blogging is like deep sea fishing ( <—More on that one later!).

Everyone loves analogies. They’re fun to read, and they make concepts both easier to understand and easier to relate to. You should include analogies in your blogging because they can be a big hit with your readers. See my Newton’s 3 Laws of Blogging post for evidence of that.

So let’s get started!

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November 12th, 2010|

The Many Hats a Successful Blogger Needs to Wear [INFOGRAPHIC]

One of the things that I love most about being a blogger is that I get to do a lot of different things. Sometimes I’m an artist, sometimes I’m a businessman, sometimes I’m a writer, and sometimes I’m a salesman.

While being all of these people and wearing all of these different hats is both intellectually stimulating and just plan fun, it can be freaking hard to balance it all. I was originally going to write a normal post about the different hats that bloggers wear but then I realize it would make an awesome infographic! So here’s a brand new, hot-off-the-press blogging infographic: The Many Hats a Successful Blogger Needs to Wear.

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November 10th, 2010|

15 List Post Ideas for When You Get Blogger’s Block

This is a guest post I did over at Kikolani.com. Click here to read it.

November 9th, 2010|

Blog Title Ideas

This is a B-List blog post designed to address a very specific need. Click here for the most recent (and more awesome!) A-List blog posts from Blogging Bookshelf.

[There’s a transcript of the video below it]

November 8th, 2010|

Newton’s 3 Laws of… Blogging? Or, How I Got My Blog Moving!

This blog post is the result of an experiment; I wanted to see if I could relate any topic someone gave me to blogging.

I asked a buddy of mine to pick a number between 1 and 10. He chose three. I then asked him to tell me the first thing that came to mind when he thought of the number 3. He’s a nerd, and he said Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion.

Great.

So I present to you here in this post Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion and how they apply to blogging. More specifically, this is how I got my blog moving from a standstill to where it is now in less than three weeks.

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November 8th, 2010|

Creating Already-Filled-Out Twitter and Facebook Share Links

Did that headline make any sense at all? I don’t think it did. Please keep reading so you know what I’m talking about!

So I was reading an ebook yesterday and saw one page with two graphical buttons on it. One said “Click here to retweet this” and the other said “Click here to share on Facebook.” When I clicked on the retweet button in the ebook, this tweet was already filled out and ready to go in my tweet box:

twitter-retweet

How’d it do that?! It was something I’d been wondering about for a while and I never knew what to search for. But now I know! Read on!

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November 5th, 2010|

5 Things All Prebloggers Should Be Doing Now to Get Traffic Later

This is a guest post I did over at Traffic Generation Cafe. Click here to read it.

November 5th, 2010|

A Blogger’s 6 Biggest Time Wasters

This is a guest post I did over at AlexWhalley.com. Click here to read it.

November 4th, 2010|

8 Tips to Get Traffic From Online Forums

This is a guest post I did over at Daily Blog Tips. Click here to read it.

November 3rd, 2010|