Blogging

Why blogging is good for you (by Seth Godin)

When you start blogging you'll have small numbers of people reading it - especially in the early stages. In this video Seth Godin says: don't worry! He argues what matters is the humility that comes from writing your blog. What Seth means is the process of writing forces you to make your topic clear and simple for others to understand. You're going to have to think it through and get it straight in your own head first. (In fact it'll also help to do a little research before you start writing - so you understand the topic a bit better.) By going through...

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The best ideas from the 2015 Problogger conference (my personal takeouts)

The Problogger conference brings together bloggers from all over Australia and some from overseas. About 700 people attended on the Gold Coast a few weeks ago. It's a well run conference with interesting, varied speakers. Well worth it if you're running your own blog. And probably also if you're keen to learn how to achieve success online generally. I went to fuel thinking on my own blogs - the Media School blog you're reading now and The Environment Show. These kinds of events can get you fired up and help inspire ideas. There was a lot of stuff covered at the conference. Some...

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How to succeed online: 50 classic cliches that actually work

I recently went to the Problogger conference and heard some of the world's leading bloggers explain their success. The concepts really weren't rocket science. But the same things kept coming up over and over. Which got me thinking - on face value they may sound obvious, but something's going on if the leaders are saying the same thing. So I've collated the best of the oft-repeated tips - to remind myself for my own work and to help you with yours. There's some clear camps they seemed to fall into - which you can see in the headings below: Find Your Purpose 1. what’s your...

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