[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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!