I started blogging almost 3 years ago.
At the time I knew that if I want to make money through blogging and build a substantial following and thought leadership in a field, I will have to pick a niche and stick to it.
And that is true, 100 percent but going beyond that there are things that you eventually need to give enough attention and build a sort of persona for your brand before catering to the buyer personas you ascertained.
Building a personable, connectable, and relatable brand basically.
Apart from writing, if you are a blogger who has not…
Blogging has a structure, blogging has a certain voice and whether you admit it or not, to be successful as a blogger you need to keep a certain format in your mind.
Creativity here is different. yes! it definitely exists but say, if you are writing fiction, fantasy and sorts, then blogging isn’t exactly the platform for you to tell your stories.
Number one rule here is the benefit of the reader. What value does each piece add to the life of the other. Of-course all of this is debatable as per each situation but here I am specifically talking…
To get better at anything you need deliberate practice and discipline. Without consistency no skill can be sustained or attained.
You must be wondering how am I saying what I just said when the title above suggests otherwise.
Well it has a simple science behind it.
Our brain suffers from task fatigue when one continues to do a singular task for an extended duration of time without any pause or break.
The same parts of your brain are continually utilized for the same tasks and eventually your brain just cannot process any more information efficiently.
During such a phase, you…
Editing is a complex and demanding job. Many editors who are just starting out want to learn more about it and creators who yet cannot hire a professional want to at least understand the basics to begin with.
A great piece of writing, film, music or photograph truly becomes optimum after editing. In this article we will be focusing a little bit more on writing. An editor of any discipline needs to have an eye for detail and an understanding about the message of the piece.
Once that is in place, like a sculptor, the editor or the writer can…
The last few years have been a challenging time for me. I am an optimist and a passionate person.
I am lead and driven by my dreams. I minimally focus on the negative and take every setback as an opportunity to grow further. I see it as a learning curve and derive lifelong lessons from my problems at the moment.
Considering that, I indeed have been focusing on the silver lining of the dark clouds in my life. On a personal note, I actually do enjoy and cherish the “Real dark clouds” the one’s that thunder and pour heavy rain…
So the story goes like this, One day I decided that I need to have my own blog.
So before launching my website, I decided that I must write 30 articles beforehand, so that I at least have about 24 weeks covered, in case I am unable to produce fresh content due to some other commitment.
I was going to post 2 long form articles a week on my blog.
So from a month prior to the launch I sat down and started writing.
The average word count of my every article came in at 2000 words. …
To put things into perspective, you are only conscious and alive today.
You are not present in your past nor are you present in your future.
You can only be present in the present. So wherever your presence is that is where you are living right now.
To dwell on the mishaps of yesterday is energy and attention stolen away from today. Similarly you cannot afford to be reminiscing about the good ole days. Those are over too.
To worry about something in the future, it’s like worrying about old age while you are still young.
Well yes! A lot…
When I say “social media” I mean the whole of internet in general. As social media is a more prevalent and distinct part of our lives apart from the rest of the internet, I thought of using it as a better analogy.
This idea popped up in my mind when I was chatting with my friends on a group chat.
one of my friends said, after sharing a satirical and funny meme on romance, that, “I don’t know how but Instagram keeps showing me more of this sentimental posts.”
The meme encircled a conversation with an Amazon.com customer service associate…
Once you are on your homepage on medium you see a bunch of articles displayed.
There are top articles and there are newly published articles.
Some by the top contributors and some by the new comers.
We have an affinity towards certain type of headlines or topics. From the past few days, I have actively been noticing which headlines grab my attention and which don’t.
Not all material does justice to the headline and not all headlines convey the value a material holds. Some people are great at copy-writing and some simply at sharing something insightful.
But its an attention…
Simple answer, Yes! definitely.
If you are really passionate about something then your well-being depends on it.
You should feel kind of lost or unfulfilled at the end of the day, if today was one of those days, where you could not follow your passion.
If that is your case, then I think you do not need any more clarification. Go do what you love already.
But you ask “How am I supposed to survive in a world where money evaporates like a drop of water in the dessert?”
Again the answer is simple, “Figure it out.”
Passion isn’t just…