16 of the Most Brilliant Tactics in Blogging History


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This post is a summary of the most powerful tactics in blogging history.

Over the years I’ve seen some pretty cool blogging strategies. Some of them I’ve tested out myself, others have been tactics I’ve seen my friends successfully implement.

My goal with this post is not to completely detail the ins and outs of every method, but to give you a taster which will hopefully spark some original ideas of your own.

Ultimately I’d love to hear back from someone who reads this post and puts something into action on their own blog.


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What on Earth Should I Blog About? Seriously.


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What should I blog about? It’s one of the most common questions I hear from bloggers (and soon to be bloggers). Experiencing it can be seriously frustrating…

Maybe it’s a fleeting moment of writer’s block, or perhaps a more terminal issue relating to the fact that you’ve nearly exhausted your chosen topic.

What if you really want to start a new blog but don’t know what topic to pick?

That’s annoying too.

In this article I’m going to show how I come up with ideas for things to write about. I’ll divide it into two section: existing blogs and new blogs.

As always, drop a comment if you have suggestions.

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Why You’re Not a Writer



Wake up.

Drink coffee.

Fire up the computer and start typing words for today’s brilliant blog post, piece of copywriting or landing page.

You’re a writer, right?

Well, no.

Today I want to talk about why I think a lot of the people reading this might want to have a bit of a re-think about what it is that they do each day. I know it’s been hugely important for my own blog’s progress to ask some hard questions.

Let’s do it.

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How to Build a Popular Blog While Working and Raising Kids


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Everyone wants to build a popular blog.

But what if you also have a full time job, a bunch of kids to raise and a whole host of other family commitments to take care of?

Well, then it gets tricky.

I often get emails about this issue, but last week one of them really stood out and so I decided to try and do a big ol’ post about it.

Here are some tips and strategies that my mates and I have used to build successful blogs while holding down a job that pays the bills, or looking after kids at home.

Shall we?

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Don’t Do That! Your Must-Know Guide to Blogging Culture.


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When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Knowing the culture of a place is extremely important when you travel the world. Something that is normal for you at home might get you in big trouble overseas.

The same is true for blogging.

Unless you know a bit about blog culture you might find yourself struggling to make inroads with important things like networking, landing guest posts, joint ventures, and much more.

In this post I’m going to show you a rough guide to blog culture and how to get it right.

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My Ultimate Guide on How to Start a Blog and Dominate Your Niche


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Last Update December 12th, 2014.

This is a 9,000+ word guide on how to start a blog.

Yep, that’s nine thousands words!

Blogging still excites me so much and I absolutely love that I can roll out of bed and work from my couch or the local cafe instead of stressing out in an office.

This massive article came about because I wanted to show new bloggers how I did it – all the steps to in one place that can be accessed for free for the rest of time.

Hopefully one day you’ll be dominating your niche and making a good income from home. It might even change your life!

Let’s get started shall we?

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The Biggest Myth in Blogging: Why Content is Not King


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We’ve heard it a thousand times: content is king.

This is the mantra the the biggest marketing blogs (including this one) have been telling us for years.

But it’s simply not true.

Or to be more accurate, it’s not the whole story.

In this post I’m going to talk about why my thoughts on this have changed, and why I think it’s time this blogging myth disappeared forever – it is holding a lot of really smart people back.

Myself included.

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How to Launch a Blog and Get 17,800 Email Subscribers in 6 Weeks


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Every blogger should learn how to launch a blog.

Even if you’ve already got one up and running, the skills you learn at a launch can give you massive advantages when promoting new posts and launching new products, blogs etc.

Since I started blogging back in uni I’ve launched more blogs than I care remember.

Most of them we’re massive failures.

In this article I’m going to show you a method that one reader used to get 17,000 email subscribers in just a few weeks. Pretty awesome right?

I know a lot of you have been waiting for this one so let’s dive in.

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How to Start a Free Blog and Quickly Become a Blogging Superhero


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I was driving with my cousin when he asked me, “Why would anyone want to start a blog?”

He was of the opinion that perhaps blogging had given way to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and was no longer a very popular thing to do. After all, he sure as hell doesn’t read them anymore!


Actually, turns out that blogging is more popular than ever.

Let’s just look at Tumblr – over 120,000 people start a blog there every single day!

And that’s just one blogging service.

In this post I’m going to show you how to start a free blog and grow it insanely fast while building a beautifully loyal readership. It doesn’t matter whether you’re into sport, travel or fashion blogging – these platforms and tips are built for everyone.

If you already have a blog I’ll make sure there’s still some handy tips down below for you.

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Goodbye Old Friend: Why I (Finally) Designed a Responsive Blog


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After 154 posts I’ve finally said goodbye to the original Blog Tyrant design to make way for the new and (hopefully!) improved responsive design.

Long time readers of this site will notice some familiar elements, but also a lot of changes.

And I know that can be annoying (for me it’s bloody terrifying!).

When one of your favorite blogs gets a new design it can feel like your best friend just got plastic surgery and you now struggle to relate to them. It’s a weird feeling.

So, in this post I’m going to talk a lot about my thoughts behind the new responsive blog design and why I designed it myself from scratch.

I also really need your help.

Read on, dear friend.

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