How Are You Seeing Your Success

Point of view makes all the difference between success and failure.

Those who are most successful, at some point in their journey, have looked defeat, failure, challenges and insurmountable odds in the face and been able to see past them.

It’s not about ignoring what’s in front of you. It’s about seeing that thing, acknowledging that it exists, and looking beyond it’s current form. It’s about dreaming. It’s about looking for new ways of doing things. It’s about hope.

Pin The Road Markers: Pinterest For Soul Bloggers

Pinterest isn’t just for cooks and crafters.

I have a lot of blogging friends who write about things other than recipes, homeschool, crafts or DIY. In fact, most of my close blogging friends are “soul bloggers.” They write about their faith and about matters of the heart, about ideas and dreams and the intangibles of life.

Recently, one of my friends commented that she doesn’t get a lot of traffic from Pinterest, but that she tries to use it anyway as a means to share her blog posts. That got me to thinking, why can’t a soul blogger get just as much traffic from Pinterest as a cook or a crafter?

My conclusion is that it has to do with approach.

What Do You Have To Say? Finding Your Voice And Your Audience.

If you are looking for an audience you need to first stop and ask yourself, “What do I have to say?”

Anyone can start a blog and write about everything under the sun. Some of us have actually tried that, but it didn’t work out in the long run. A successful blogger figures out what she or he has to say and then builds a blog around a handful of topics based on that voice.

Readers will hear that voice and return time after time because they know they can count on your site to bring them consistent content. Here is your task, pay attention to your content and make sure it is coherent and systematic.

Do You Know Where You Are Going? The Importance Of A Mission Statement

Spontaneity is a wonderful quality to have. But not for your blog. 

Everyone loves the idea of throwing caution and planning to the wind and letting themselves go, captive only to the currents or the breeze or the next train.

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That’s a lovely dream and a fun way to live, for about 6 months. Eventually you wake up one morning and say to yourself, “Self, why am I here and where am I going?”

Your very intuitive self will usually have one of two answers.

Twitter For Bloggers: Using Lists

I ask a lot of questions about social media.

I like to ask other bloggers what platforms they like, which ones give them trouble and which ones they wish they had a better handle on. Without fail the one platform that seems to elude most bloggers is Twitter.

As a blogger a presence on Twitter is important. It’s a powerful social tool that can boost your traffic and, when used effectively, help you build a thriving community.

But how do you harness the power of this 140 character beast? I contend that you can’t do it without lists.