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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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Notice anything new?
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.
Some days I hate my blog.
In fact, for most of last week I could hardly stand to look at.
I’d crawl out of bed at a shameful hour, drag my feet to the office (couch) and power up the laptop like it was the most horrendous task in the world.
Maybe it was because I’d spent the Easter break with my brother in the country hitting golf balls and witnessing actual real life hover boards (proof on my Instagram).
But a much more likely scenario is that this is a phenomena that every blogger goes through from time to time. In fact, I can almost guarantee that you’ll go through it at some point if you haven’t already.
So what the hell do you do?
You’ve heard about long-form content, right?
It’s that insanely huge style of article that sometimes goes on so long your scrolling finger gets tired. In terms of a word count you’re often looking at 3,000 to 10,000 words.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you would have come across it on many occasions in articles like this one (3,600 words), this one (4,800 words) and this bad boy (6,528 words). I love sitting on couches in cafes just typing away for
But there is something that has been bugging me about long-form content for a while now.
And I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s probably bugging you as well.
Let’s take a deeper look into the good and the bad things about this new-fangled blogging cure all. As always, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.