4 ways to be the best blogger
If you piss people off, so be it. But they’ll read your blog, and come back for more. If you don’t piss them off, you’re going to be pissed when you don’t get any traffic. You have no one to blame but yourself. Maybe you’re not as good a blogger as you think you are. But let’s change this.
So, you think you’re the greatest blogger
Somewhere, you heard or read that Google likes content.. So, you write content. But you write content just for the sake of content.
You say, “OK Google, I’ve written content. Now get me some visitors!”
You’re a looser if this is what you think. If you write, “The sky is blue – The grass is green“, you automatically think Google owes you visitors to your website. WRONG. Google doesn’t own you anything for nothing. If this is what you think, stop blogging and do something else. You’re a looser.
4 ways to be the best blogger you can possibly be
First, don’t even think about being the best blogger. You can’t do it. It’s a monumental task. Don’t put pressure on yourself. There’s another way that will make you the best blogger. Try to be the best blogger you can possibly be. This is more reasonable, and something you CAN DO. When you’ve arrived at the conclusion that you’ve done you’re best, try to do just a little better.
Second, find yourself some guts. What’s wrong with writing about something that’s going to piss people off?
NOTHING! With human nature like it is, people like to get pissed off. They’ll read your blog, and come back again and again to get pissed off some more. This brightens up their boring lives, and get the juices flowing. If people get pissed off at what you write, just say, “Too bad” This is your blog. Write about what you want to write about. If you’re afraid of getting sued, you’re a bigger coward than I thought. You’re expressing your opinion. No one can get sued for expressing an opinion. Just make your material very clear that it is your opinion. If someone threatens to sue you, laugh at them. Remember, someone saying they’re going to sue you, and doing it are two different things. People like this are all talk.
I want to tell you what happened to me about a year ago. Remember those late night guru’s who aired thirty minute infomercials, telling you how they made a whole lot or money? I posted an article about three of them who did prison terms. One hung himself in prison. The next morning, one of those guru’s called me and threatened me, saying, “Take my name off your website, or you will hear from my attorney. Also, take ___ _____’s name off your website. Talking about his suicide in his jail cell is in bad taste. He has a family.” I responded, “Not a chance. Your name stays on my website, and so does the name of your buddy. Besides, it’s common knowledge. Are you going to sue Associated Press too?” I never heard from him again.
Third, write about something worth writing about. Don’t write about how you’re going to spend New Year’s day. No one cares, and as a result, no one will read about it. You don’t have to necessarily write articles that will piss people off. This is just one of many ways to attract attention.
Pick a topic that people are talking about. For example, People are pissed off at Donald Trump because of what he said about not allowing Muslims in the US. If you agree with him, write about it. This will get people’s attention. Use an attention getting headline like one that follows:
- Why Trump is right about banning Camel Jockeys
- Donald Trump hates those Muslims as much as I do
- Why Donald Trump has a good reason to hate Muslims
This will get people’s attention. You may get a lot of emails, but who cares. You don’t know these people anyway. Besides, if you monetize your website, they’ll still buy your product.
Next, write the way you feel. Spark some genuine emotions. Readers will see the passion you have for your topic, and they will be more likely to read your blog.
Finally, NEVER create blog posts for filler material. Have you ever said to yourself, “I don’t know what to write about today, so I think I’ll write about this topic, just to get a blog post on my website.“?
This is not a good idea, and will do your website more harm than good. It’s much better to publish three articles that people will love, than to publish thirty stale articles that people won’t give the time of day.
In summary, if you’re pissed off when no one reads your blog, go back to the source, and the reason. The reason is, you’re a terrible blogger. But we don’t know that this is going to continue, don’t we. But you’re about to change this – RIGHT?
Follow what I’ve told you, be the best blogger you can possibly be, and in your mind, you’ll be the best. And when you’re the best, you’ll know it when you check those site stats.