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nobrainer 2 29 No Brainer Tips for Quick Blogging Success : Blog Promotion

Maybe your blog isn’t growing fast enough. You may be getting a little frustrated with your lack of comments or retweets. Or you may be drowning in all of the social media chores that you “must do” to have an A-List blog.

I know how you feel. But, here’s a secret.  It doesn’t have to be so hard.  There are some easy “No-Brainer” steps that you can do now and get great results.

I’ve pulled together 29 “No-Brainers” that you can try on your own blog.  Each of them have been battle-tested by the pros and foolproof certified. 

Handle The Basics

1. Write Out Your Blog Strategy

Every day 126 million bloggers fight for attention.  Most of them will flame out in a few months because they didn’t have a plan for the long haul.  Don’t be one of them.  Create a strategy that will keep your blog relevant and your creative edge sharp.

2. Mimic the A-Listers

There is absolutely no reason to re-invent the blogging wheel.  Find the person/brand that is crushing it in your niche and mimic them.  Take their successful tactics and put your own spin on it.  Repeat this over and over for rapid success.

3. Track Your Stats

Some people think it’s cool to ignore their stats.  They’re idiots.  Your stats are a quick way to see how your readers are using your blog.  You’ll get great info on post topics and see what’s not working.  Install Google Analytics and get comfortable with the numbers.

4. Join a Mentorship Community

I joined Third Tribe and feel like I've hit the lottery.  They make me better.  They make me smile.  They’ve turned me into a “giver”.  You need a little bit of this in your life too.  You’ll be a better blogger because of it.  A-List Blogging Bootcamp and the Problogger community kick butt too icon wink 29 No Brainer Tips for Quick Blogging Success : Blog Promotion

5. Practice Great Writing

Find killer posts on top blogs and copy them out by hand.  That’s right, get a pen and paper and copy out the post word for word.  After a few posts, you’ll discover what great writing “feels like”.  Most people won’t do this.  If you do, I guarantee that you’ll get scary good – fast.

6. Write Your “About” Page in the First Person

Stop that corporate nonsense of talking in the third person.  Unless your Mohammad Ali you should be using "I" and "My" in your sentences.  Your readers want to connect with a person not an abstraction.

Deliver Irresistible Content

7. Blog A Little More:

Some pretty smart bloggers have seen their traffic jump when they post more.  Don’t shoot me for saying this, but blogging just a little more may be what the doctored ordered.

8. Write A Lot More

Chris Brogan recently reminded me that writing a lot doesn't necessarily mean blogging a lot.  Writing is the discipline that you engage in everyday.  The more you write the better you become.  Some of that writing may turn into blog posts.  The point is to write a lot.

9. Start an Email Newsletter

An email list is a marketing asset that will keep giving.  Create fabulous content and give it away to people who sign-up.  Take care of this list and they will take care of you.

10. Use Attention-Getting Images

People love photos.  A great picture livens up your post, helps make a point, and gives your blog a polished feel.

11. Power Up Your Headlines

You’re leaving “attention” on the table if you skimp on your headlines. Get in the practice of brainstorming 2 or 3 for each post.  Pick one and use the rest for subheadlines. The web is chock-full of amazing headline advice.  Go to school on this and you won't be sorry.

12. Use Subheadlines

Your readers skim your posts first.  They will read more closely if they find something they like.  Make it easier for them by dividing your post into easy chunks topped with juicy subheadlines.

13. Record and Transcribe Your Posts

People learn and consume information in different ways.  I prefer pictures (in crayon).  However I also spend a lot of time in the car where I listen to audio.  Consider turning your posts into audio.  Or take your podcasts and create posts out of the transcripts.  Groovy.

14. Share the (Link) Love

Give.  Link to other blogs that have content that compliments your post.  This is a fantastic way to demonstrate your relevance and usefulness to readers.  It's also a classy thing to do.

15. Mix Up Your Posts

Take a look at your archives…are you writing the same type of post every single week?  If so, you might be boring your readers.  Take Darren’s advice at Problogger and mix up your posting types to keep your readers hopping.  Throw in an opinion post, a link roundup, or a video review.

moleskin 1 29 No Brainer Tips for Quick Blogging Success : Blog PromotionFinding Inspiration

16. Carry a Moleskin

You never know when a killer post or product idea will bubble to the surface from your subconscious.  Record your ideas immediately in your moleskin.  Reward yourself with a strawberry McDonald's milkshake.  That’s an order.

17. Find and Follow New Voices Regularly

Your mojo can get stale if you hang out with the same crowd too long.  Periodically clean out your Twitter lists and start over.  Visit new blogs.  Make it a habit to visit sites outside your niche or discipline.  Your creativity will soar, I promise.

Take Care of Your Readers

18. Respond to Comments

It’s just polite and the right thing to do.  Plus, bloggers who respond to comments tend to get more of them.  Go figure.  You don’t have to respond to every one-line “Great post” comment but give a shout out to people who invested some time responding.

19. Get a Blogging BFF

Mine is @MargieClayman.  I read her stuff and say “I gotta get better”.  We bounce ideas off each other.  Pal up in Tweetchats and such.  Get yourself a BFF – no need to be a lone ranger.

20. Be Your Commenters Biggest Fan

Anyone that takes the time to write a substantive comment on your blogs should be treated like royalty.  Visit their blog.  Comment on their posts. Email them with ideas.  Offer to guest post for them.  Re-tweet them religiously.  I plan to make this my mantra.  How about you?

Getting Noticed

21. Promote Your Posts

Your content deserves an audience.  If you took the time to write it then you’ll should promote it.  Don’t be shy.  People will not just find it.  You need to tell people that your post exists.  Tweet your post out a few times when it’s posted.  Suggest your post to an A-Lister with a audience who might enjoy your perspective.  This is how you get big fast.

800poundgorilla 300x235 29 No Brainer Tips for Quick Blogging Success : Blog Promotion22. Guest Post (You knew this was coming)

Take your absolute best content and give it to the 800 pound gorilla blog in your niche.  You’ll get a boatload of new readers, email subscribers, followers, and fans.  It’s a smart strategy.  Trust me. 

23. Get Comfortable with Twitter

Don’t be luddite.  Twitter won’t bite.  It won’t turn you into a tweeting zombie.  It will (over time) send quality and engaged readers to your blog.  Twitter is like sex, if you don’t like it then you probably aren’t doing it right icon wink 29 No Brainer Tips for Quick Blogging Success : Blog Promotion

24. Join a Tweet Chat or Create One

Tweet Chats are the New Black in social media.  These chats gather people with a common interest around a hashtag.  At the scheduled time, track the hashtag in Tweetdeck and start tweeting.  If you can’t find one you like – create one.

25. Be a Guest Commenter

Take your commenting seriously.  Pick a few blogs and comment like your life depended on it.  I call this "poor man guest posting".  Do it right and you’ll get noticed and maybe get an invitation to guest post!

26. Link Your Posts Together

The fancy-pants phrase is “interlinking”. As you are writing your post, link to other posts on your blog that provide background or more information.  This will encourage readers to dive deep into your blog.

Getting Serious

27. Look the Part

There is absolutely no excuse for putting up with a broken and busted blog design.  With the latest themes and frameworks, You can look like a pro in an afternoon for less than $100.  If you are serious about doing this blogging thing right then you need to dress the part.

28. Create Something Valuable and Give It Away

If you are running a public blog then you are constantly working to build rapport and trust with your reader. The fastest way to build credibility is by demonstrating your expertise with free content.  This can be an eBook, a blog series, or a newsletter.

29. Claim Your Niche

Focus your energy on being the absolute best source of content for your niche.  Once you’ve isolated your niche, pour on the content.  Don’t let up.  You want to become synonymous with relevant and helpful information.    In social media, the most dedicated win.

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Make it an even 30.  Do you have a no-brainer tip that has helped take your blog to the next level?  Tell me about it!


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  • http://society.automaticbacklinkcreatorv2.info Euna Lehrian

    excellent post Here’s some thing to make you smile: Thought for the day? : A cynic’s work is never done.

  • GemWriting

    I love this post. What a brilliant reference and resource to help get a foot ahead. Thanks Stanford.

  • GemWriting

    I love this post. As a relatively new blogger it’s been a brilliant reference to get a foot ahead.

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  • Punkystarfish21

    Love this. VERY helpful :)
    Thank you

  • http://www.DebraFoxx.com/dailydose Debra Foxx

    What great advice!!! For the most part I think I’m on track as a new blogger. Hope you will take a minute to check my blog out and provide some feedback. I would really appreciate it. Thanks.

    • Stanford

      Thanks for stopping by Debra, I’m glad you enjoyed the blog. Every once in a while, I offer blog reviews. Follow me on Twitter to see when they are offered next.

  • http://www.ricardobueno.com/best-of Ricardo Bueno

    Standford: Great thorough list of tips to follow! I only recently started carrying the moleskine around (and a planner; it’s a DayMinder to calendar my posts and podcast interviews daily/weekly). Ditching the laptop for pen and paper has definitely made me much more productive! I’ve noticed that I focus on writing a lot more and much less on distractions (after all, it’s easy to get distracted.

  • http://www.irresistibleicing.com Mimi

    This is an awesome post. I’m saving to my favs. My professional background is instructional design/training. So, I’m always thinking with my training hat and firmly believe we can never stop learning. I schedule “development” time into my weekly calendar, This is protected time that I can read posts like this, watch helpful videos, and study other bloggers and their techniques. It helps energize me and then I’m able to apply something I’ve learned that week. We can never stop learning!

    -Mimi

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  • http://www.laurenashleymiller.com Lauren Ashley Miller

    Really think about who your target audience is, and write with them in mind!

  • http://www.ladygagaalbums.com Keith

    Thank you for posting this, as always it was packed with plenty valuable advice.
    I already learned from it and installed the ‘related post’ plugin for my blog.
    Thanks for helping us out.

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  • Heidi Cohen

    Stanford-Great list for building blogging success.

    I loved point 2 about A-listers. In many aspects of marketing and life in general, people feel that they have to reinvent the wheel when in reality the challenge is how do I take what everyone’s done before me to the next level.

    I’d second the callout for Marjorie Clayman! She’s the best. As for the Social Diner chat, could you please move it to a lunch or cocktail hour?

    Happy marketing and I hope to “see” you on a Twitter chat soon,
    Heidi Cohen

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  • http://twitter.com/sandcurves Vernon Swanepoel

    Stanford,

    I’m going to spend a lot of time studying this post, there is so much value in it.

    The reason why I’m posting so far down is because I have written out the entire post – I took you up on #5 and couldn’t think of a better place to start than right here. I had to do it in bits, time wise, but wrote out your whole post. I think I will be trying to do it weekly. And perhaps some sorter posts ;~)

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WXGNHZLJZR3ZEXXMZZLG5XZN34 Holly

    I love your your quote about Twitter, “Twitter is like sex, if you don’t like it then you probably aren’t doing it right!” I sure don’t want to admit that would be me. So I had better start changing positions!

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      LOL! I believe that’s the naughtiest comment ever left here. Bravo ;)

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  • http://www.TheRobinAndJudyShow.com Robin van der Merwe

    Stan,
    Love all the information you share on your blog…..

    Here’s a thought for #30: Keep your readers on your blog longer by setting your hyperlink targets to open in a new window. It’s great when bloggers link to other sites within a blog post, but if that link takes away your blog page and replaces it with the new linked page, your readers may not come back to your blog that day.
    If that happens before they have a chance to subscribe to your newsletter or your RSS feed, you may have lost them permanently.

    Set all hyperlinks to open in a new window. That way, when you reader has taken the action you directed them to take (ie: visited that link you included), when they close that page, your blog will still be on their screen where they can continue to read more of what you write……

    To your continued success,
    Robin

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      This is a really smart tip. I wonder how I can make that happen…

      • http://www.TheRobinAndJudyShow.com Robin van der Merwe

        Stanford,
        When you go to make a link from text in WordPress, you’ll get a popup window where you insert the URL, etc… Look for the little drop down menu for “Target” and select “Open in a New Window.” The link will now open a new window when your readers click on it.. :-)

        Best,
        Robin

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  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Nice list and recommendations here, Stanford. Though I think I’d probably disagree with #2. It’s one of the biggest mistakes (in my eyes, anyhoo) that most bloggers make. By trying to emulate someone else, you’re dampening the greatness and creativity that is uniquely you.

    Be yourself and don’t worry what anyone else is doing. Blog readers want individualism, not a rehash of someone else’s words. Be the first you, as opposed to the next Blogger X.

    Cheers! :)

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Hmm…I agree with you Danny so maybe I wasn’t clear in the post.

      I think that some simple (non-creative) steps can be emulated. For example, many top bloggers use premium themes – go ahead and use them yourselves. Top bloggers offer an email newsletter to offer more value – do the same. Other’s use video to spice up their content and keep things fresh – great idea…adapt it to your blog. Savvy bloggers invest in a nice headshot that can be used on Twitter, Facebook and their blog – that’s worth copying.

      Some of this stuff is just the basics…so just do it.

  • Anonymous

    30 – more of a question than a comment? Does it make a difference when you blog? You say to blog more. But lets say you post twice a week. Does it matter which days? And does it help to maintain a regular schedule of the same two days every week? Are there better days to post than others? say tuesday and Friday vs Monday and Wednesday?

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      There’s no formula pal. I think we would love to uncover the perfect frequency, days of the week and more. But the perfect scenarios doesn’t really exist. The question I ask is – How much content can I create on a regular basis? Quality and consistency are the key. Once that is mastered, then look for ways to deliver more quality to your readers or “Blog a little more”

      • http://twitter.com/MitchNeff Mitch Neff

        Actually, I would not be surprised to find that there are better days/times to post (or at least PROMO your post) than others. I am just getting into blogging myself, but as an experienced Marketing Manager, I can tell you that every other content delivery platform has a peak response window. Email is opened more on Sunday afternoons and Thursday mornings, Twitter spikes heavily after lunch and dinner, etc.

        Yes, a post has a longer shelf life than a tweet or email. But I would encourage bloggers to check their email open rates and @responses for patterns on when their audience responds most heavily. I know not everyone gets the thrill that I do from metrics and analytics, but the proof is always in the numbers… (see #3)

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  • http://marktzk.com/ Mark Tosczak

    Great post, Stanford. Here’s my idea:

    30 Build relationships with others (other bloggers, etc.) – at conferences, via the phone or email. It’s all about relationships and real human beings.

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Absolutely key. I hope to do more of this myself!

  • http://newdaynewlesson.com/ Susie @ Newdaynewlesson

    I would add be authentic and true to yourself.

    If you aren’t, your writing and your blogging will suffer.

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  • Anonymous

    Here’s a few more that might simply affirm what you’re saying but here goes:

    1) Keep learning. I don’t necesssarily mean in your niche, but about blogging and everything that goes with it. Ergo, I am reading this post!

    2) On the other hand, over time trim the newsletters you’re subscribed to, to those that are offering the best value. Otherwise you spend too much time reading other people’s blogs.

    3) Be willing to spend money. I don’t know when I will actually start making money from my blog but I know one thing, if my blog looks like crap that time is going to be never. I purchased Headway for a theme. Paid for some online tutorials. Paid a guy to help my daughter figure out how to make my ads work. It was worth it.

    4) Don’t give up. I firmly believe if you will just NOT QUIT you are ahead of the game because most people don’t have the cojones or whatever you want to call it to keep going when it’d be a lot more fun to just chill out, hang out, or give out. Don’t quit.

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      I like #3. Unfortunately, lots of great ideas are ignored because they are wrapped in crappy graphics.

  • http://www.2thenextlevel.com/blog JB

    Hey Stanford,

    This was some amazing stuff you shared. Every tip made more and more sense. I especially like number 19. Get a Blogging BFF and number 28. Create Something Valuable and Give It Away.

    I have been working on many of the others you brought forth and I really would appreciate you turning this blog post into your own Ebook. That way you could really get deep into the how and why of each of these great tips. I would be the first to give you my email address to download it and then share it with others.

    Just a suggestion

    Again great stuff

    JB

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Thanks for the suggestion. I’m working on an ebook project right now. Stay tuned. :)

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  • http://www.margieclayman.com Marjorie Clayman

    Aww, thanks Mr. Pushing! You are my Blog BFF as well :)

    And this is one of the best posts I’ve seen in a long time. No lie.

  • http://socialemon.com/ socialemon

    Twitter is like sex, if you don’t like it then you probably aren’t doing it right – Brilliant :)

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      LOL, got a little saucy there!

  • http://minimalistwoman.com Meg

    Great post, found it via Twitter–gotta keep an eye on you! #30 is definitely ask your readers. I love #17, finding and following new people–keeps things fresh, keeps things from becoming just another bubble.

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      (Blush) – I stole this gem from Amber Naslund (www.BrassTackThinking.com).

  • http://www.upgradereality.com Diggy

    How about creating a blogging alliance. In other words, find a group of 5-10 other bloggers in your niche and create a google groups or even skype conferences.

    With all your combined knowledge you can seriously help each other out, and maybe once a week give a different member of the group a chance to pose his/her problems and let the entire group give suggestions as how to fix the issue.

    Great list Stanford!

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Excellent point @MargieClayman and I did that with (kind of) with our tweet chat #TweetDiner. Hey – you should stop by and see it in action on Saturday @9PM EST ;)

      • http://www.margieclayman.com Marjorie Clayman

        I was wondering when you were going to mention that little diner :)

  • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

    Curious, how do you know if you’ve produced interesting content? What measurement do you use?

  • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

    Yep, “public” blogging is not for the meek. You have to get comfortable with shouting from the rooftops.

  • Anonymous

    Get the audio of old blog posts- some great text-to-voice out there and LISTEN to your own stuff being read by someone else.
    Get a feel for how what you think you are saying might sound to someone else

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      This is really good advice. I’m going to put it on my to do list.

  • Anonymous
    1. Be willing to work hard, and don’t expect people to warm to you immediately. I think this may be one reason there are a gazillion blogs, many of whom do not stick around. It takes some time to build credibility and trust.

    P.S. Love your use of ‘substantive’ ;)

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Jeez, I didn’t screw up the use of ‘substantive’. Ironically, I was a horrible English student!

  • http://yoursalesplaybook.com paulcastain

    Well its back to school for me after reading these awesome tips Stanford. Well done!

    Respectfully,
    Paul Castain

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terri-Swallow/1008704503 Terri Swallow

    Tried to follow #17. Find and Follow New Voices Regularly but your RSS feed is broken :( Great post!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terri-Swallow/1008704503 Terri Swallow

    Tried to follow #17. Find and Follow New Voices Regularly but your RSS feed is broken :( Great post!

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Come on back, fixed it just for you :)

  • Anonymous

    Stan,

    Lots of gems here which is why I always expect from you. You’ve set the bar high. I’m going to comment on a few of them instead of all 29 which would make it longer than your post :).

    1) A Strategy: This is so important yet so few people do. One the reasons I do a marketing and strategy plan at the beginning of every quarter is so I have an idea of how to get from point A to point B. I think too many people shoot in the dark with their blogging strategy and don’t have a plan. If people would take one day every quarter to do a plan, then they would be leaps and bounds beyond where they are at.

    2) Tracking Stats: It’s funny because in the interview on BlogcastFM today, Dan Andrews asked me about the fact that I don’t check stats too often. While I’m not an advocate of ditching stats, I think it’s important for early stage bloggers not to get addicted to checking stats. That’s something I see quite frequently. People seem intent on stat checking every hour or every day. That’s actually counterproductive in my opinion. I think on the high end it should be weekly and on the low end monthly. Having worked in market research, I think your analytics have value when you have a large enough sample size to draw insights from. Constant stat checking isn’t what causes a blog to grow. All the other stuff you’ve mentioned in this post is.

    Mentorship: I would say almost every successful blogger I’ve interviewed has had some for of mentorship, either from a program, or from being friends with another A-lister. The value of mentorship can’t be emphasized enough, so you’re spot on here.

    Write Everyday: I think people blur the distinction between publishing everyday and writing everyday. if you write for just 20 minutes every single day, it will do wonders for your ability to grow your blog. I do this and while I don’t publish every single day, this practice enables me to produce a high volume of quality content.

    Anyways, I could write a novel in response to this post. I’m off to Blogworld. Wish you were going to be there.

    Cheers,
    Srini

  • Anonymous

    Stan,

    Lots of gems here which is why I always expect from you. You’ve set the bar high. I’m going to comment on a few of them instead of all 29 which would make it longer than your post :).

    1) A Strategy: This is so important yet so few people do. One the reasons I do a marketing and strategy plan at the beginning of every quarter is so I have an idea of how to get from point A to point B. I think too many people shoot in the dark with their blogging strategy and don’t have a plan. If people would take one day every quarter to do a plan, then they would be leaps and bounds beyond where they are at.

    2) Tracking Stats: It’s funny because in the interview on BlogcastFM today, Dan Andrews asked me about the fact that I don’t check stats too often. While I’m not an advocate of ditching stats, I think it’s important for early stage bloggers not to get addicted to checking stats. That’s something I see quite frequently. People seem intent on stat checking every hour or every day. That’s actually counterproductive in my opinion. I think on the high end it should be weekly and on the low end monthly. Having worked in market research, I think your analytics have value when you have a large enough sample size to draw insights from. Constant stat checking isn’t what causes a blog to grow. All the other stuff you’ve mentioned in this post is.

    Mentorship: I would say almost every successful blogger I’ve interviewed has had some for of mentorship, either from a program, or from being friends with another A-lister. The value of mentorship can’t be emphasized enough, so you’re spot on here.

    Write Everyday: I think people blur the distinction between publishing everyday and writing everyday. if you write for just 20 minutes every single day, it will do wonders for your ability to grow your blog. I do this and while I don’t publish every single day, this practice enables me to produce a high volume of quality content.

    Anyways, I could write a novel in response to this post. I’m off to Blogworld. Wish you were going to be there.

    Cheers,
    Srini

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Thanks for this comment. I can always depend on you to bring the A-Game.
      Wish I was in Vegas hanging out with you too. Next year definitely!

  • http://www.devacoaching.com devacoach

    Having just had a Spectacular Blog Review with you Stanford, I’d say #30 is just that! Getting an outside, objective eye to look over my blog and provide feedback was just the thing I needed to motivate me to take it up a notch. Thanks again!

  • http://twitter.com/TheChattyMomma Tonia Sanders

    Great post. I love the advice you give. I have one request. Please elaborate on how writing out posts from another person’s blog will make you a better writer. Thanks so much. I’m looking forward to the next newsletter!

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Here’s the so-called psychology behind it:
      This is a form of deliberate practice. Of course you’re not publishing these posts just using them to sharpen your skills. With that said…

      Great writing comes down to story, rhythm, tempo and other subtle factors that requires hands-on practice. I’ve found that copying other well-written by posts by hand will give you a deep feel for the subtle factors. Its something you really need to try to understand. It seems tedious but well worth it.

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic stuff here, Stanford! You definitely lead by example. Maybe that should be #30 – practice what you preach. It’s easy to give all sorts of free advice on your blog, but if you don’t do the very things that you suggest, you look like a complete sham and people will notice.

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Thanks Laura and you make a great point. Practicing what you preach is the best way to build trust.

  • Anonymous

    Hey man. I have nothing much to add because you totally crushed this. Great advice. Love it!

  • http://www.TheFranchiseKingBlog.com The Franchise King

    Nice job. As usual.

    Keep on keepin on, Stanford.

  • http://www.stephaniededhar.wordpress.com Stephanie Dedhar

    Hi Stanford. Thanks for a great post which will be really useful to me as someone pretty new to blogging. I don’t have a tip of my own to get you to 30, but I do have a question… In tip number 7 you advise blogging a little more. In your experience, is there a recommended frequency for publishing new posts? I would guess there’s a balance between doing it often enough to keep people interested and flooding people with too much content – would be interested in your thoughts on how to get the right balance.

    • http://www.pushingsocial.com Stanford @ PushingSocial

      Stephanie, in my experience new bloggers pay too much attention to posting frequency. Find the frequency that allows you to deliver excellent information. Then consistently post at this frequency. Consistency and quality is more important than quantity.

  • Karen

    30 Follow Stanford!

    • http://www.codrutturcanu.com/blog-commenting-seo-google-blog-rankings Codrut Turcanu

      Ha. Ha. He’s a good guy. :)

      I’d say that only if you follow the top 3 pro bloggers in your industry and model on whatever they’re doing from content strategy, design, layout and reader interaction, you’ll start to feel and act like a super blogger quite soon.

      It’s something I often do, and now I think I’m a pro blogger too :)

      P.S. I love Moleskin brand — too fun not to use their notebooks!