Categoriearchief: blogging tips

Skip the silly season

 

It is Summer. I’m sure you’ve noticed. In the media, this is also known as the silly season… and in a good many countries this is also referred to as cucumber time 🙂 The idea behind this is that there isn’t much relevant news to cover in the Summer… but hang on… are you sure? Is there nothing much relevant to blog about? I’d say: skip the Silly Season and continue blogging!

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Why Blog?

 

Why blog? Blogging is transformational for me, in many ways. I express this in as many ways as I can. the transformation also lies in transforming seeds into seedlings, seedlings into trees, and trees into blossom, and blossom into fruit. You are an entrepreneur and you want to make your mark, you want to make a difference, you want your clients to be totally transformed, empowered and bearing fruit! Continue reading

Finish like a pro

 

Well done. You have written your blog post. Now what? You know you have written something useful, valuable and worthwhile for your clients, readers and fans. What’s next? You want a great finishing line. So you can finish like a pro – with a great call to action. That sounds simple, but isn’t always as simple as it sounds, am I right? Continue reading

Silly thoughts

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You may well feel you’re the only one in your field who doesn’t have a blog. And that this makes you feel silly. Well, so long as you feel silly, your blog won’t happen. Why? Putting yourself down isn’t going to get you into the right frame of mind to put your valuable content into a nice, pleasant, value-packed blog post… is it? Continue reading

7 blogging mistakes you want to avoid

 

Let me share with you what has been part of my journey: in 2003 I started to blog as a freelance translator. I knew nothing about marketing. I had never heard of target audience, and I most certainly had never given any thought to who my ideal readers could be. All I knew was that I had a unique combination of experience, knowledge and style, as a construction engineer and translator Dutch & English. That is what I wanted to blog about. So I did 🙂  Continue reading

Clear Your Blog Fog

 

What is Blog Fog?

Clarity is King. Blog Fog will stand in the way. When you are not entirely clear what your main purpose of your blog is, then you have a problem. Why? Well, not only will wil show in what you write, how you write, what topics you will cover, and slow you down. You won’t connect with your readers, your content will be safe but superficial. Continue reading