Last week I asked everyone about the biggest blogging battles that they face. It turns out that time management is a huge issue – many people want to blog but just can’t find the time.
This is a pretty big problem.
If you want to run a successful blog but can’t find the time to do any work you’re setting yourself up for failure before you’ve even begun.
Today I’m going to share some strategies that have worked for me over the years in the hope that they give you something to work with.
This month Blog Tyrant celebrated its fifth birthday and all I really want to do is say thanks.
I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone!
It’s been such a crazy and happy adventure – making the decision to focus on one brand that I really love – and trying my best to produce content that is (even in a very small way) useful to people. It’s forced me to keep experimenting and learning about everything that goes along with blogging.
But more than anything I’ve loved the friendships and connections built as a result of this little blog.
It’s time for some shout outs.
*queue the Academy Awards long-speech music*
What are you really battling with when it comes to blogging?
Every now and then I like to take a break from the regular blog posts and have a discussion with you guys to see what you’re working on.
This is quite useful for me because it gives lots of insights into what stage everyone is up to, which really helps for future content ideas.
But it’s also really nice to start a discussion and help each other on the spot.
So let’s get some comments happening!
Should I start a blog that addresses multiple topics or have a different blog for each topic?
This is a question I get emailed about all the time and as such I thought it would be a good way to kick off a new segment here on Blog Tyrant where I publicly answer your blogging and online marketing emails (with permission!) so that everyone can read them.
If you’d like to ask me a question just send me an email or leave a comment on this post.
So let’s dive into this first one.
Every now and then I get an email from a blogger that goes something like this…
“Hey Ramsay. Been following your stuff for a while but after a year of blogging I’m still not achieving [insert expectation] and think I’m going to throw in the towel. What do you think?”
It’s a problem that many of us experience from time to time.
So, how long should you wait and what can you realistically expect to achieve in your first year of blogging?
Let’s talk about it.
This is a blogging problem that can affect any blogger in the world.
Most of us have been through it at one time or another – I think about it before I hit publish on every single post.
In fact, in the past it’s caused me to delete entire drafts because I became so uncertain.
So what’s going on? Let’s find out.
I’ve been blogging (often badly!) for around a decade. In that time I’ve failed at a lot of things. Today I want to share some stories in the hope that you can avoid making the same mistakes.
When you learn a new skill, whatever it might be, you always go on a steep learning curve.
And the thing about blogging and online business is that the learning curve can be especially steep because the technology is always changing. (That’s why I do these yearly predictions).
When you have changing technologies you also get a lot of commentators saying different things and giving different bits of advice.
And that can lead to confusion and mistakes.
Here are some blogging mistakes that I’ve made over the years. I’m really interested to know how you all feel about these ones.
One of the main goals I have for Blog Tyrant is to save bloggers time.
So much of what one learns about succeeding online comes from patiently waiting around and making a hell of a lot of stupid mistakes.
If I can help you guys avoid some of that then I’ll be happy.
Today I want to share with you some of the main things I’ve learned about how to shortcut your success online be it in blogging, marketing or sales.
Let’s do it!
A blog is not enough. You can be doing more.
A few years ago it actually wasn’t that uncommon to make a decent income from a simple series of blog posts and a revenue stream like advertising or Adsense ads.
These days, however, the competition is such that you need to be doing a lot more if you want to take it to that professional level. And if you are doing well from just a plain old blog then there might be a lot of further opportunities that you are missing out on.
In this post I want to talk about a few things that me and my online friends are doing in order to take advantage of the modern-day gold rush that is the world wide web.
I hope this gives you some ideas!
No one reads my blog.
That is one of the most common complaints I’ve heard since starting Blog Tyrant.
Even when you do all the right things (like long-form content that rocks) it still seems to amount to only small bits of traffic.
Why is that?
In this post I’m going to talk a little bit about why no one reads your blog and some tricks you can use to completely change things no matter what niche you’re in or how old your blog is.