All posts filed under: Blogging

What Makes A Good Headline?

It’s no secret that headlines are a major factor in influencing positive traffic and blog success in the long run. What remains a secret to some writers/bloggers out there however, is what makes a good headline–one that is catchy and will attract positive traffic. Here are a few characters that I believe EVERY good headline must have: 1. It must be a satisfactory summary of your blog post. This is easy. Ask yourself, does my headline contain the full package of my post in a compressed manner? The easiest way to answer this question, is by asking yourself a second question and giving an honest answer: if you came across your proposed headline on your reader and you clicked on it, would the content of your post fully satisfy your expectation of what the headline promised? It’s a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’. If your answer is ‘no’, then your headline needs some more attention. It is usually one of two problems: the headline is either underweight or overweight. Neither is healthy for your post or …

My Blog’s Sparkling Personality

Your blog is an extension of your mind, your personality—believe it or not. You cannot place on your blog what doesn’t exist inside you. Your blog is a creation spun from your creativity, an ability of the mind. I’ve come to discover that the best and most successful of blogs are those in which the bloggers know how to channel what they want to offer their readers, and wrap it into a beautiful gift and offer it to them and the rest of the world. Think about it. The blogs you love to visit most, and the posts you love to read are those that pull you in, teach you, entertain you, warm your heart—offer you a gift. Every time you walk away from such a blog or post, you take away something refreshing with you that puts a smile on your face, or a new idea in your heart. There’s only one reason this would happen—the writer did a good job of wrapping something wonderful and presenting it to you as a gift. I’ve …

Book Review: The Dead-simple Guide 3-Pack Series (Part 2) by Nick Thacker

About the Book Launch an award-winning blog, now! These guides are short, sweet, and to the point, and will help you with three main facets of blogging and blog-growth in the early stages of your blog’s development. Get all three guides in one place now for a great introductory price! The three guides you’ll receive are: 1. The Dead-Simple Guide to Amazing Headlines 2. The Dead-Simple Guide to Pillar Content 3. The Dead-Simple Guide to Guest Posts Category Non-fiction Genre Self-help/Blogging Rating 4 Stars Review The Dead-simple Guide To Guest Posts “The real secret of overnight success is that it takes a lot of time, energy, effort and sometimes, money.” —An excerpt. Nick opens with the story of his early days as a blogger and presents in a snap the true scenario of the online environment at the time. He describes his initial expectations and why he failed, and then takes us through his learning process. With this, he aims to make clear that successful blogging, though may be “fast-paced, amazing, and is not easy,”  requires …

Book Review: The Dead-simple Guide 3-Pack Series (Part 1) by Nick Thacker

About the Book Launch an award-winning blog, now! These guides are short, sweet, and to the point, and will help you with three main facets of blogging and blog-growth in the early stages of your blog’s development. Get all three guides in one place now for a great introductory price! The three guides you’ll receive are: 1. The Dead-Simple Guide to Amazing Headlines 2. The Dead-Simple Guide to Pillar Content 3. The Dead-Simple Guide to Guest Posts Category Non-fiction Genre Self-help/Blogging Rating 4 Stars Review “Emotion is the basis of great writing, and it’s certainly the foundation of great headlines.” —An Excerpt.   In this guide for writing amazing headlines, Nick Thacker makes clear the fact that emotion is key to the success of headlines of any sort, and then tells us why. He shows us how the human Need To Know factor kicks in after the initial emotional response from a catchy headline. This is a guide that takes you through a summary of the headlines that have made tremendous success in history. It tells why …