How a Blog Idea Generator Helps You Cure Writer’s Block–Here’s 9 Options
I see you in my sleep.
In the middle of the night, when my brain processes the day’s thoughts, you are there–wrestling with a shadowy figure I instantly recognize.
I have seen that uninvited dark cloud a few times myself. When I’m awake.
I feel you, dear blogger, and since I’m thinking about your plight during the day, you end up in my dreams.
Or maybe “nightmares” is a better description…there’s nothing sweet about writer’s block.
In my dreams, I see you staring at your computer monitor. Filled with frustration. Groping for inspiration.
Take heart. I’ve got nine tool ideas you can use to cure writer’s block.
Meet the blog idea generator… (more…)
Soccer Player Hope Solo & Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Start Blogging In Same Week
Did you know soccer sensation Hope Solo is now personally writing her new blog?
What about banking boss Ben Bernanke? He also started a personal blog recently.
Get the details in this 60 Second Blog Report: (more…)
WordPress vs Tumblr – Which Platform is the Right Choice for YOUR Blog?
What platform should a new blogger choose?
That’s one of the earliest (and most crucial) decisions you will face. Because the platform is your foundation, where the blog begins and ends.
While shopping for a blog platform, you can easily get bogged down in too many choices–Drupal, Joomla, Wix–leading to information overload.
“I just want to blog,” you might be thinking…”which blog will suit my needs?”
In this blog post, I want to give you a comparison/contrast that is easy to digest, based on my own experience and observations. I’ll be covering two of the most popular blogging platforms available. These two platforms are popular for many reasons… (more…)
Being Self Employed Requires a Solid, Eye-Pleasing Website; Appraiser Charles Keller Gets Career Reboot with WordPress
Here’s a story about how Build Your Own Blog helped someone make a major career change from employee to being self employed:
“My old job simply ended and I realized I had gone as far as I could working for others. I think many people feel that way about their careers these days,” said Charles Keller, independent appraiser.
Find out in this video how a WordPress website along with some tips from Matthew is helping Charles continue the work he loves… (more…)
Why a Jack of All Trades Blogger Outperforms the Specialist Blogger
Last week, I stumbled upon two different podcasts that proposed the same theory:
The entrepreneur is better off being a jack-of-all-trades than being a specialist.
Something about that clicked with me, because my own experience has confirmed this, despite living in a culture that screams, “Specialize! Specialize!”
Now, you might be thinking, “Matthew, I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m a blogger.”
So you don’t want to grow an audience? You don’t want to earn any income with your blog? You just want to write your thoughts down and you don’t really care if anyone reads what you write? (more…)
Video Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners – The 60 Second Blog Report
In this report, Matthew visits the Viral Video Marketing Blog to see what blogger Christian Vedder considers to be 10 powerful video marketing tips for small business owners. See the video or read the transcript below.
This is the 60 Second Blog Report. News & Views with Matthew
Today, every business owner understands the importance of using video to help market their brand. But, the question is: are you using video? And if you are using video, are you using it effectively? (more…)
The 60 Second Blog Report: Designing Your Blog Step Now In the Setup Guide; New Blogger Wins Recent Contest
Big Announcement: Designing Your Blog Step Now Included in the Build Your Own Blog Setup Guide
Build Your Own Blog is now helping bloggers with their blog design. See the details in this 60 Second Blog Report:
This Blog Editorial Calendar Works Great for Bloggers–Here’s Why You Need It
Preparation makes you a better blogger.
Preparation requires organization–another helpful practice for anyone creating blog content out there–particularly the blogger who is a one-man show, making things happen by themselves.
Together, organization and preparation help a blogger rise from obscurity to success. (more…)
Demian Farnworth of Copyblogger Media Shares His Blogging Secrets in this Power Lunch Video Interview with Matthew
Demian Farnworth Reveals His Writing Process and Blogging Strategies
Check out this video interview: Matthew sits down with Demian Farnworth of Copyblogger Media to discuss his tips and strategies to successful blogging.
What questions do you WISH I had asked Demian? If you could ask Demian anything about blogging, what would it be? Let me know in the comments and I’ll make sure he gets your questions. (more…)
Video: This LinkedIn Group Helps Bloggers With Questions Find Answers! See The 60 Second Blog Report for Details
THE LinkedIn Group for Bloggers Now Has Hundreds of Members
With close to 500 members now, the Leading Bloggers LinkedIn group is becoming a hot destination where bloggers and aspiring bloggers meet on LinkedIn by the hundreds to ask questions and get answers.
Everyone who contributes to this LinkedIn group should be proud of what you’re doing, just being yourself and offering advice to others who have questions. It really is that simple.
Next week, I’d like to give a free blog coaching session to someone who is a top contributor in the group. The winner will be announced this Friday, February 20th.
If you haven’t joined yet, you still can. Jump in and the more you contribute, the greater chance you have to win the free blog coaching session with me.
Check out the video and I’ll see you on LinkedIn!