April 10, 2013

Blog like there’s nobody watching

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Vulnerability reigns supreme in the blogosphere

Chris AbrahamI have been thinking about the posts of the most successful bloggers and social media sharers and I believe one of the things they all have in common is that they reveal of themselves just a little more openly and intimately than anyone else with a marketing agenda and a lot to lose. There’s a fine line between taking your friends, followers, fans, and audience on a beautiful and compelling narrative ride and oversharing, but even over-sharing verging on TMI has been better for the most successful social media artists and content marketers.

Business is personal, work is personal, selling is personal, sales are personal. The most successful business people lead with relationships, friendships, and trust.

It makes me think of the poem by William W. Purkey:

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.

The most successful social media artists don’t hide their black eyes, they sing them. Continue reading

September 19, 2012

How to become a blogging superstar


People search more than 3 billion times a day on Google — and a lot of the results are blog posts.

Do you have what it takes to become a top-rate blogger?

Guest post by Neil Patel
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While anybody can set up a blog, not everyone can take that blog and turn it into a world-renowned blog that ends up on Time Magazine’s best blog list or Ad Age’s Power 150.

The bad news is that you need some remarkable qualities to make it to the top. The good news is that just about everybody can learn those qualities. Let’s take a look at them.

Superstar bloggers are insane

Most superstar bloggers have one thing in common: They take risks. They take risks with their blogs and they take risks with their content. Your goal as a writer for your blog is to stop someone dead in their tracks nearly to the point that they can’t believe you just wrote what you just wrote. Continue reading