Some people have suggested that blogging is dead. I couldn’t disagree more. After 12 years of blogging, I still think it’s the single best way to get the word out about your message, cause, or brand. Today, I’m going to give you my best advice on starting a successful blog.
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In this episode, you’ll discover:
- The real difference between hobby bloggers and professionals.
Pro tips on choosing the best tools, themes and services.
One question you must ask yourself to determine your topic.
How to break free from paralysis and start actually building an audience.
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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:
Question: What steps will you take this week to start (or improve) your blog?
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In this episode we mentioned the following resources:
- Skyrocket Videos: The Skyrocket Your Impact video series has since expired.
- Book: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
- Blog Post: How to Launch a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog in 20 Minutes or Less
- Premium Theme: Get Noticed!
- Application: Byword
- Application: BlogJet
- Blog Comments: Disqus
Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.
Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.
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