We all know, or have heard that blogging can be the easiest, most affordable way to get leads, or traffic to our offers….
….And all the “gurus” make it sound so easy:
Just buy a good domain, set up your blog, and start writing content.
It’s got to be the most simple 3-step formula out there right?
Well, actually yes, I mean in theory it is that easy. But that doesn’t explain why so many people, even possibly you, are failing at it.
Now, I know that there are some real technical hurdles to overcome when building your blog – and that in it self stops about 30-50% of people and that really doesn’t have to be the case – there are services out there that will install a blog and get you running for very affordable prices (sometimes even free) <-Click to check out WordPress Installed
So, let’s suppose your past that, you have your domain, and your blog all set up. Now it’s content time…
…Ahh the last missing piece, so let me just open up my laptop and start writing, you may think to yourself..
but really is that all there is to it? just write whatever comes out of your fingers?
and what if you aren’t the “writing type”? are you doomed to late nights banging your head against the keyboard slurping down cups of coffee trying to find that one shred of inspiration for your next blog post?
To answer your questions: No, no, and well maybe – but more than likely no.
Should you have a writing strategy: yes, but your strategy doesn’t have to include all that blogging mumbo jumbo that you hear about like SEO, Keyword density, back-linking, blah blah blah…
Here is the big secret that will guarantee success:
It does not matter if you write 1 really great super optimized post per month, the consistent act of writing every day will win over that every time.
It’s a concept I like to call brute force blogging. and it really is how people make blogging work. Lets face facts – if you try to learn every tip and technique before you start you will never start blogging!
So here is the key, just write. Every day. Set aside 30-60 minutes whenever you feel most creative (for me it’s late night) turn off everything and write for that time period. When your done, post it.
I will tell you first hand the first couple days will be easy, and then you will have a few days of “uhg! I don’t want to do this (insert explicitive)”
…but then something magical happens – you will start seeing results and your traffic increase, and this my friend should get you very excited.
at this point, which will be between 2 weeks and 6 weeks in you can pick up that blog course on how to optimize your posts for search engine rankings, or you can start playing around with posting up to new, different sharing sites.
Its only after you have made blogging a habit that you should worry about tweaking and making your posts stronger!
So, my challenge to you:
- If you don’t have a blog yet get one, I’ll even build it for you: Click Here -> WordPress Installed – Blog install service
- Start writing. Commit to it for at least 60 days, write every day at least one post, even if it’s small
- After you have gotten that far and built the habit then you can grow into new avenues, optimizing your email list, building a facebook fan page, start video blogging with youtube, etc…
- Send me an email or comment and let me know how it’s going.
PS. I forgot to mention something for those of you who hate to write. If you happen to have a little bit of extra cash you can check out 99centarticles.com – they do a really good job, I’ve used them many times in the past. Just keep in mind this is not as good as just writing them yourself, but I know how some of us loath writing