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How to Grab Attention Online: 3 Instant Fixes

Why do you need to grab attention online? It comes down to a desire all aspiring writers have in common: to get more readers. Do you dream of having masses of readers who can't get enough you? You can make it happen, but you need to get your name out there. If you’re hidden in the shadows, nobody will find you and nobody will read what you write. Luckily, both nonfiction and fi...

The No.1 Reason New Bloggers Fail (And What To Do About It)

Every blog starts with a dream. A dream of expressing yourself and getting your message heard. A dream of gaining recognition. A dream of standing proud. But the sad reality is, most new bloggers fail. Depressing, isn’t it? So many hopes dashed. So much energy wasted. So many important thoughts lost to the world. I must admit, I too, was once close to quitting. But the re...

Should You Quit Blogging?

Recently, I got an email from a distraught reader, Emma. She had been planning to start a blog, but then she read somewhere that blogging was dead. “Is it true?” she asked. “Is blogging dead? Am I too late?” Being told you’re too late to get in on something you’re really excited about feels terrible, doesn’t it? So was the article Emma read right? Is blogging dead, or ...

How You Can Unleash Your Writing Power

Do you want to unleash your writing power? Seems like a dumb question. After all, every aspiring writer wants to tap into their hidden talent. Even just a few years ago, aspiring writers were forced to get an agent and attract a publisher before getting their words out there. But the online revolution has empowered writers to be their own agent and publisher. From blogging to self...

15 Outstanding Tips for Blog Writers from Popular Bloggers

Do you want to blog better, faster and with more fun? I've collected 15 badass tips for blog writers. These 15 tips are from some of my favorite bloggers! I'm sure they'll inspire you. Make sure you scroll down to see the fascinating infographic about how to create a blog post! You can click on each tip to read more by the blogger.   1. Jon Morrow: Attach the jumper cables L...

What to Write About To Get The Audience You’ve Dreamed Of

Have you ever thought you nailed a piece of writing? But no one seemed to care. No one shared it. No one commented on it. And you wonder why. If you write enough content, some of it won’t hit the mark—that’s just the way it is. But how can we minimize the risk of this happening? What can we do before we write that will make our writing connect with our audience? The...

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Irresistible Topics to Delight Your Readers

Trying to find the perfect topic to write about is frustrating, isn't it? You want to provide value in a way that will keep readers glued to your site. So week after week, you open a draft in WordPress and gaze at the blinking cursor, hoping that it will magically give you the perfect blog post idea. And every week you find yourself in the same position—wanting to write articles tha...

10 Easy Ways To Write Headlines That Go Viral

You've written an amazing post. But everybody knows that it's not (only) about the quality of your content. It's how you sell it. How do you sell a blog post, a book, a video—any content? By writing an amazing headline that sucks the reader in immediately. Big sites like Buzzfeed, Viral Nova and Bored Panda do it. Upworthy does it. Huffington Post does it. Their articles g...

How to Write Faster with Scrivener

Just imagine being able to write faster. Wouldn't that make a huge difference? I'm not talking about becoming a writing automaton who spits out 5000 words a day. Because speed isn't everything; it has to be balanced with quality. If you write 5000 words a day but most of what you write is rubbish, then it's not worth cranking up your speed. Right? Improving your writing speed by 40% o...

5 Easy Tips to Fix a Boring Online Bio

I'd started working with two new clients in the same week. This was a few years ago, when I was a blogging and social media consultant. They both asked me smart, insightful questions on the very first day—stuff that made me feel how lucky I was to be playing in their sandbox. “I want you to help me figure out who I am,” said one, an accomplished executive coach with a highly special...