Cover of Christopher Paolini
Who are you? I know this blogs seems like it is about me. But who are you?
Sometimes I don’t know what to say. I don’t know what you want to know.
I know a lot about health. I know how to sell things on Amazon. I’m not too good at WordPress. But that doesn’t matter. I don’t like to get too personal because I don’t know who you are.
Sure I have analytics, Google analytics. I see a few will spend 10 minutes or more reading my blogs. That’s nice. But then there are so many more… who click out as soon as they arrive here.
A Mom once told her son (or suggested to her son) ….. to write a book. And he did.
Interesting fact: I worked with and knew Christopher Paolini’s (Eragon) Mom and Dad. And I was there when Christopher was 3 or 4 or 5, and his sister was a baby. This was in Montana.
Writing is my passion — and copywriting. Can I write something for you?
Pictures. Videos. Webinars. All things that help us get our writing and communique out to you and the world better. Words are key.
Copywriter of the Year at AWAI, Nick Usborn explains this eloquently. And he called himself a web copywriter for many years — so he knows about videos, webinars and all of that. But he teaches his students it is the words that really make the difference.
Still I do not REALLY know who you are. Focus is key to success in writing, online marketing, copywriting. A niche.
My niches are health and email funnel machine marketing.
Let’s say you have a full time job — a dead end job. This is not your dream job — it does not pay enough to reach your dreams in life. You’re always busy with working for someone else. You dream of calling your own shots, doing something you love that’s worthwhile and gratifying — maybe helping people and/or perfecting a skill.
So let’s say you’ve decided to be a freelance copywriter.
So, what are 3 things you can do today to get started?
1) Write a lot
2) Maintain an attitude of gratitude for every writing assignment and client you get
3) Write out your goals — use a system whether Tim Ferris’s, Ben Franklin Planners, Perry Marshall’s 80/20 Rule, or the 90-Day Goals with 3 Big Rocks.
I blog so people will know who I am — to brand myself. I blog because I enjoy writing, sharing and teaching. The blog is a way to niche myself — find the right niche, narrow the niche.
My blog is a way of expressing myself, being creative — being social. It’s a way to build a business doing something I love.
A blog connects us to the world. It helps one learn how to make your business and what we enjoy in life one unit. In other words, it combines the two. We make a living doing what we love and enjoy.
Of course, that means selling something. Blogs are confusing — we wonder if people read or care. We know we need to give of ourselves in order to receive what we need as well. And we need to give first.
Blogs are good place to begin… to establish ourselves, make our mark. We find we are not the only ones in the world trying to put all of this together — the marketing, the social thing, the expressing of ourselves.
We look for a balance between saying too much and saying too little.
I’ve been doing this since before 2010! I’m still figuring it all out.
However ….. I am going to start giving free things away — as in pamphlets, digital products like ebooks. I’ll learn to present in other media like YouTube, webinars maybe. More images. Why not right? It’s not just about words these days — not only.
My blog is where I can tell clients, friends, prospects and readers worldwide who I am and what I do — and try to give a targeted audience, my reader, what they need and want as well.
I am a writer, editor, copywriter and a health expert. These points of my personal ‘expertise’ I want to share on this my blog.
Thank you for reading my blog! Come back — return, as I learn more about you from my blog analytics and try to cater my messages in a way that we have a positive interchange — a give and take, communicating, sharing, teaching one-to-the-other — me the blogger-speaker. You hopefully returning, engaging, speaking up and sharing too!
English: Blogs on JoopeA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This morning in one of my Groups on Facebook, Copywriter Cafe — probably my favorite group – the question was brought up about the value of blogging.
Well, I had to go out and check with a couple of the blogging pillars – Brian Clark and Chris Brogan.
I’ve got some great quotes from Chris on the reason and ‘power’ of blogging.
Here are just a few:
“Not sure what to write about? Who cares? Write about what interests you,” Chris Brogan.
“Start where [you] spend [your] attention….Write for you – but in the service of others.”
“So why blog?”
Chris Brogan Quoted and Paraphrased
To “give people [the ability] to resonate with you,” to see what’s important to you, to know you and see what you care about.
“Sell like hell from your blog….. Absolutely!”
He started in 1998. He’s still doing it. “It still brings me business, value and my living.”
He uses Rainmaker now for the hosting, setup and running of his WordPress website blog.
“Are you out there blogging? Say it loud and proud.”
Katherine Kay on Blogging
I started in 2005 or so. I used various platforms and as they disappeared, I moved to other platforms. Finally bought katherinekay.com and have pretty much stuck with this and WordPress now since 2010.
Chris Brogan has two nice parents too … who may appeal to the baby boomer generation out here as well. I’m one of those myself. Steven and Diane Brogan, Chris’ parents, write a regular blog and are active on Twitter too.
Excerpts from Chris Brogan Blog, February 11, 2015
English: Monkeys Blogging Español: Simios bloggeando (Photo credit: Wikipedia)