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The Master Secret To Being A Successful Blogger Long-Term

teacher avatar Mike DeVincent, IT Nerd And Experienced Marketer

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    • 1. The Master Secret To Being A Successful Long Term Blogger 01

    • 2. The Master Secret To Being A Successful Long Term Blogger 02

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About This Class

After blogging for a long-time, I have discovered that many bloggers stop writing. In other words - I have noticed that many bloggers quit their blog! This is something that I have seen time and time again.

Have you observed the same thing? Have you noticed that many bloggers quit their blogs?

If you can relate, then I created this pithy blog strategy course for you. In this course, you shall learn my number one strategy to being a blogger over the long-term.

How have I managed to publish many hundreds of posts on my blog without quitting?

If you wish to learn my top strategy for motivating myself to write an abundance of cool blog posts, then enroll in this course.

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Mike DeVincent

IT Nerd And Experienced Marketer


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1. The Master Secret To Being A Successful Long Term Blogger 01: the master secret to being a long term blogger. Have you ever wondered why some bloggers never last? Have you ever been frustrated because you just don't have the motivation to create awesome blood content? Why does some bloggers quit while others last forever? If you've ever wondered why, then you're going to love this course so you can consistently and reliably blawg long term enroll now to discover the master secret to being a successful long term water. 2. The Master Secret To Being A Successful Long Term Blogger 02: What I'm about to share with you is the main secret I've discovered after blogging since around 2010. First, let me tell you that not all of my blog's have been a success. In fact, I could easily bore you with the dismal tales of countless blog's of mine that's were, unfortunately destined for epic failure. However, that's not why I'm here. I'm here to share with you the single most important variable that shall determine your role as a blogger. Are you to be a long term blogger, or are you going to fade away like countless colleagues of mine have done over the years? The choice is yours. I merely intend to put the odds in your favor. First, Please grant me a moment so that I can share with you what went wrong with blog's of mine that have failed in the past. And I have had dozens of review blocks. I've had I t Security Blog's I've had Conspiracy Blog's political blog's history blog's I've even had blog's that I dare not mention I've reviewed pitching machines, basketball hoops, electric skillets, Internet marketing, training software, portable generators, robotic vacuum cleaners and even solar panels plus a ton of other stuff that I'm forgetting . The points of me mentioning this is because if you can name any category of blawg, I've probably had one. The truth is that I love too right, but that's not the most important thing that determines if you are going to succeed as a blogger long term. So I'm going to reveal to you the single most important variable that will help you to become a consistent and reliable blogger. This is after registering dozens upon dozens of websites, and I've been developing websites since I was a tiny kid. The truth is that there's one thing that's more important than anything else, and that one thing is staying true to yourself. Be true to your passion and choose a blawg topic that you actually care about. I've seen too many people over the years who fall into the trap of trying to make as much profit from their blawg as possible while foolishly ignoring the most crucial variable. I'm not trying to suggest that I'm impervious to this track. In fact, shamefully, it's a trap that I've fallen into several times myself, so never ignore the most crucial variable That's what I'm trying to tell you. That variable is you. What are you going toe? Want to write about? What do you want to write about right now? What are you going toe? Want to write about tomorrow and you have to think ahead. So what do you going toe want to write about five years from now, you have to be willing to make that gamble. I have been blogging successfully and consistently since 2010. I could show you a litany of curses from people who truly loath my writing style. In fact, it won't take you long to find critics who absolutely despise hand disparage my work. But here's the master secret. I give myself permission to write about the stuff that I love. For example, if I want to write about politics or Internet marketing or baseball or computer science or I t security, I do that. What I find is that oftentimes I write about whatever I want. Whatever whim strikes me at the time, it's true that I focus on a primary core source of topics. Internet marketing, blogging, content, publishing, I t security. These are the things that I'm passionate about, never limit the quantity of topics that you are quote unquote allowed to write about. That's the surest way to put a nail into the coffin of your career. As a blogger, I could write about I t security and blogging every day for the rest of my life. It's what I love. It's what I'm passionate about. It's what I talk to my friends about. That's what makes me happy. I've often said that I would write about blogging and writing even if nobody ever read my stuff. Even if I never made a single penny for my blawg, I'd still write about these topics each and every day, and I would do it with a big fat smile on my face. So even if nobody ever reads my stuff, even if I'm doomed to be an epic failure as a blogger, it doesn't matter to me. The only thing that matters to me is that I love to write on certain topics, and that is the question you need to ask yourself if you want to be a successful long term blogger. So what's the one thing that you could write about, or what are the two things the three things or 10 things that you could write about, even if nobody ever read your stuff. If you can't enter that question, then you need to find yourself before you start a block. Otherwise, I honestly believe your block will suffer a similar fate to all of my blog's in the past that are now lost in the Internet archives. So ask yourself this one question. What do you have confidence in your ability to write about year after year? Here's the big payoff. The good news is that if you blawg consistently and reliably, a few fascinating things are going to occur. First of all, you're going to attract the audience that you are always meant to attract. You'll attract the audience that loves you and your content you'll attract to readers who were just like you. This is opposed to if you're writing about content, for desire of profit and not for desire of creating something really, really cool. If you write merely for profits, then you'll attract the readers who aren't really going toe like you because you'll be faking your own personality. Because if you simply write for profit, then you're not really being true to yourself, so you'll have to fake your passion, which, in my opinion, it is impossible to accomplish successfully over time. So going forward, just remember to pick a topic or a selection of topics that you're seriously passionate about, so you can create beautiful content consistently and reliably now and well into the future . So you'll always attract the right kind of readers who actually care about you and your topic and the connections you build with your readers are going to be genuine, authentic, and they can last a lifetime if you let it. Thank you so much for checking this out. This has been Mike the Vincent, and I'm signing off.