I posted my first blog on October 2nd, and my last blog out of 4 on October 7th. Between all the blogs, I have accumulated over 300 page views in my first week of blogging. Once again, I had a social network of zero prior to this blog. What I did have was John Chow’s and Darren Rowse’s e-net books on blogging and my wife’s Twitter account of 100 followers. How I turned these 3 things to over 300 page views will be discussed right now. Prepare yourself.
Great content is the iron clad policy.
It’s a week in and I’m already tired of talking and hearing about how important great content is, so I’m not going discuss it. Instead, I am going to talk about you. You are incredible, brilliant, innovative, and your life, with all its failures and successes, is an utter masterpiece. If you don’t believe anything I just said to you, how are you qualified to speak to millions of people? No one wants advice from an insecure, overly shy, isolated person named John Smith or Ashley Jones (apologies, if one of these names is indeed your name).
If you don’t believe your worth as an individual, how are you going to translate value into the content you produce? You can’t! And no matter what vehicle you use or pay for, it’s not going to amount to anything because everyone sees through your video-game-like persona.
Blogging is not a video game.
There’s a militaristic video game called “Call of Duty, Modern Warfare”. Mostly teenagers play it, but if you just listen to them talk while they were playing, you would think that they were part of the Navy Seals team that killed Osama Bin Laden. NO! They are just junior high school kids tripping over an alter ego that is as fictitious as the game itself.
After your actual identity is in check
You’re ready to know what I did to get over 300 page views in my first week of blogging.
1. I read John Chow’s and Darren Roswe’s books on blogging. ****
2. I bought a domain that reflected a niche I’m passionate about. *******
3. I created my own images using open source software like Inkscape. ****
4. I wrote blogs I was passionate about. *******
5. I gave each blog a great title. *****
6. I submitted my blogs to blog carnivals. ******
7. My wife posted links to my blog on her Twitter account. *******
8. Now, I’m telling you how to do the same.
Brandon Yawa, over and out.