“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.”- Mark Twain’s Autobiography
There is a fine line between hype and promotion that I am always trying to straddle. This is just my way of saying I want to shout “I know things about blogging” but don’t want to seen as being obnoxious jerk that I make fun of.
Nor do I want to be the guy who doesn’t make use of his ability/talents because there is nothing I find more disappointing than unfulfilled potential.
If you are among the long time readers you know I see the blog as a vehicle which will help me convert some of my dreams into reality. Part of the conversion process requires taking a different approach which is why I am tooting my horn with this post.
What you have below are links to 25 different posts about blogging and writing. The information contained within is going to be incorporated into an ebook I am working upon and will eventually be made available to you.
But you don’t have to wait for the book to come out to take advantage of what you will find in these links.
I have been blogging for almost nine years now and have been writing professionally for more than 20. I have learned a few things along the way and am happy to share it with you.
A Couple of Comments
The problem with giving this away is that it will devalue my work in the eyes of some people. It is a psychological thing, but because I am not charging a fee for access it lose some luster in the eyes of some people.
At the moment I am ok with that. It is not organized the way the book will be which means people will have to work a bit harder to get something out of this.
I don’t expect everyone to love this or to think it is amazing. Some will and some won’t. I am good with that too. In some respects this post is more important to me than to you.
Why? Because this is me taking time to figure out what is going to be included in the book. I see no reason not to try to take advantage of the opportunity and make the most out of my time.
One More Thing
I am not going to guarantee that reading these posts will make you rich, more popular or put more hair on your chest. I am sure the ladies are especially happy about that last part.
If you want to be successful at this game you have to be willing to do the work, put in the time and find a way to have fun while doing that.
Those three things will give you a significant advantage over other bloggers.
What reading these posts will do is help provide you with a greater understanding about how to do some things in a more conversational and less technical manner than some of the other resources out there.
Ok, it is bedtime in Los Angeles. Hope you find this to be useful and as always feel free to talk about what you read in the comments here and on the posts.
- You Don’t Need A Niche To Be A Successful Blogger
- Using Content To Build Connections
- Building The Blog- What Should I Name My Blog?
- Writing Is Simple and So Is Guest Posting
- Is There A Benefit To Paying for Facebook Fans For Your FB Fan Page?
- Coming Attractions- A More Effective Way To Market Your Blog Posts
- How Do You Identify Your Best Posts?
- What Happens If You Don’t Post Every Day
- You Are The Biggest Liar In Social Media
- Drunk Blogging For Amateurs
- Writers Write Right Part 2
- Proper Etiquette For Commenting On A Blog
- The Summer Of Blogging
- How Much Does It Cost To Be A Blogger?
- Do We Really Need Another Email Newsletter?
- Can You Build Community Without Comments?
- What Is The Value of A Comment?
- A Blogger’s Guide To Writing a Five Minute Post
- How To Become a Better Writer In Three Easy Steps
- The Best Bloggers Are Storytellers Part 2
- Pushing The Envelope
- The Most Frustrating Part Of Blogging
- 1 Foolproof Way To Become a Better Writer
- Why You Should Subscribe To Your Own Blog
- Writing Is Not The Hardest Part Of Blogging