Better Blogging Starts with a Single Sentence

Today, I was reading a post made by Will Ellington on Medium about better sentence structure. Here’s the link:

https://willellington.medium.com/how-to-write-a-killer-sentence-14684b6e5226

Better blog posts start with analyzing single sentences. And this should really only take place AFTER you have written your post. That’s right, after.

You should spend at least twice as much time editing your work than you do writing it. I know I’m guilty of not following this rule. Sometimes you just want to finish a post and move on with your day.

Have you ever had that happen to you?

Try writing better sentences and then paragraphs. The next thing you know, you will want to expand to the entire work! And what will the end product be?

A blog that you will be proud of and will actually want to share with others.

Also, better blogs mean better traffic and there’s your sales funnel working organically.

3 Key Methods of Generating Organic and Paid Traffic

Get more web traffic

Welcome back to another shared post. This is a Broad overview on how to get more web traffic on your website, get more followers on social media, and how to build your reputation as an authority in a general area of interest.

Generating excess traffic to your website is the key being successful online. This however is very delicate and hot subject for internet marketers, …

Getting High Quality Traffic To Your Site Is Need It

3 Information Types

From reading the above post, you can see that they suggest 3 information types:

  • Posting and Contributing to forums
  • Writing and Distributing your own articles
  • Buying and Writing Ezine ads

I want to expand on this and add where to utilize each type.

Modern Forums

Forums used to be all the rage back in the 2000s. Then MySpace happened, followed by Facebook and the rest of the social media gang.

Now, forums are basically reserved for two main sites: Quora and Reddit.

The information given in the article is completely true for these sites. Do not self promote unless you have your own page on each (and that’s easy enough to set up).

Where to Write Articles

WordPress is an obvious answer, but there are a lot of options.

WordPress is a great place for blog posts and hosting certain types of websites. You can do affiliate marketing here.

Medium is a great place to write articles, but it’s all about reader engagement. The more they read, the more you can potentially get paid.

Issuu is a good place to compile your research and writing into an ebook or infographic. You can use affiliate links here as well.

Advertising your website

Ads can be a great way to bring in more traffic, but you need to have a product people are willing to buy in order to make creating ads make sense.

Unless of course you just like attention, then you can spend as much as you want for popularity. But I don’t know how well this model would work for a business.

The Truth Social Media Marketing Doesn’t Tell You

No disclaimers on this one. No fluff. No links.

This post is for you, the person who just wants to build their brand around a connected community of supporters.

The Lie

The lie within social media marketing is two-fold: that you need an entrepreneur or group’s advice to succeed and that there’s a magic formula to success.

You find conflicting advice on blogs all too often, even on the basics. YouTube channels push their secrets to the algorithm or something like that. There’s ways to “make tons of money with passive income” if you just follow these 5, 10, 31, 148 tips… it’s bull.

The Truth

The truth is that leading tech companies are smarter than simple tricks. I mean, if Google can teach a car to drive itself, the YouTube algorithm can see through your gimmicks. And most of the advice out there, it’s either junk or the throngs you probably already knew or had a feeling about.

The truth is that if you make good content (yes, “good,” not “great”), and you consistently put it out on a given social media channel, you can succeed. And no that’s not a trick “success is how you define it.” It’s a true growth success.

Let me unpack that. Good content may be all you need if that is the best you can do right now. Just don’t give up because it’s hard work sometimes. And consistency on a social media platform is essential too. Consistency in posting and consistency on a given app or website. YouTube wants you to STAY on YouTube. Instagram wants you to do the same. The same goes for Twitch, Facebook, etc. These companies have ad revenue to generate and the only way to do that is to keep eyes on their platform.

Real Tips

So here on some real tips to help you succeed:

1. Make good content.

2. Focus on great audio and lighting your face (if applicable).

3. Build separate communities on individual platforms and don’t cross link too much.

4. Have you own website to link all of your channels together.

5. Make content for your AUDIENCE and not any algorithm.

That’s it. You focus on your audience, your customers, your fans. The rest is secondary.

How to Really Use SEO

How should you really use SEO “hacks,” “tips,” or “tricks?”

You have to think of SEO as suggestions for your lingo. If you are an expert, in any sense, of a given topic, you should already produce a blog or video, etc. that has great quality content. Before, after or during writing, you can use SEO keywords to help add variety to your writing and reduce redundancy. You can also use it for #hashtags and tags on your social media platforms.

Get to it!

Just don’t write or record for any algorithm. Write as if people are going to read something they care about – because that is how you will build a real community that returns to your content and recommends it on their social media.

Now get to it!