In this short video, I tell you my four simple steps to starting a blog. It may sounds basic, but creating quality content and getting it into the hands of your readers is the foundation for building a successful platform. If you don’t have this, nothing else matters.
Whether you are starting your first blog, or have been at it for a while, here are four essential steps you can’t afford to miss:
No matter how bad (or good) your writing is today, it’s possible to improve it overnight.
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Here are seven quick “tricks” that can improve the very next piece you write.
I’d like to invite you to join me and my friend Jeff Goins for a free, LIVE platform-building teleseminar on Thursday, June 20th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, 5:00 p.m. Pacific).
2013 Platform Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
During the call, I’ll be interviewing Jeff, who will share how he …
It’s easy to make mistakes when you start blogging. I’ve made plenty myself. Thankfully, none of them were fatal. But they kept my blog’s traffic from growing as quickly as it should have.
You don’t have to make these same mistakes. In this video, I share the three biggest mistakes I see other bloggers making. These will kill your traffic if you don’t eliminate them.
Almost every time I speak on the topic of Platform, someone asks, “How often do I need to post on my blog to be build my platform?” The truth is, my opinion has changed over the years.
When I first started blogging, I was like most people—I blogged when I was inspired. As it turned out, that wasn’t too often. As a result, my blogging frequency was all over the map.
Please join me for a free, LIVE Platform University Q&A Teleseminar on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm Eastern Time (7:00 pm Central, 6:00 pm Mountain, 5:00 pm Pacific).
As you may have heard, last week we opened the doors to Platform University. So far, almost one thousand people have joined. The level of engagement has been incredible.
Last week, I shared with you the first video in my new three-part video series, “Behind the Platform.” Today, I am releasing the second video—and, like the first one, it’s free.
In this video I reveal the dumbest, most costly mistakes I made in building my platform, especially in the early years. If I had known then, what I know now, I would be so much further ahead today.
With the publication of my new book last year, I introduced to you the importance of building a platform and shared a framework for doing so. It was an exciting time. The book hit the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
More meaningful to me, I received thousands of e-mails and social media messages from readers who were inspired to start building their platform. Evidently, my book created the possibility and pointed the way.
But that was just the beginning …
A young man once asked a wise old woman, “When is the best time to plant an oak tree?” She answered: “Twenty years ago.” He then asked, “When is the second best time?” She answered, ”Today.”
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So it is with a platform.
It would have been great if you had started five or ten years ago. But if you haven’t, 2013 is the best time ever to launch yours or take it to the next level.
Now is a good time to review your previous year’s blogging results and see what you can learn. I just went through this exercise today and thought I’d share what I learned. Hopefully, it will encourage you to do a similar assessment.
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Here are my top 10 posts for the year, along with the number of page views they generated:
I’m pleased to announce that we are now moving into private beta for my new Get Noticed! Theme for WordPress. When I announced this theme back in September, I never dreamed so many people would be interested.
So far, 2,474 people have signed up to receive news and updates about the theme. Unfortunately, I have been woefully remiss in providing those updates. I am embarrassed to admit this is the first update since that original post.