The real experience of a blogger and how it changed his personal and professional life. Tim Denning shares all and his top tips for creating a killer blog.
Tim is a blogger and is best known as a long-time contributor on the Entrepreneurship and Personal Development website Addicted2Success. On Entrepreneur.com Tim is one of the most shared contributors on the site.
Tim’s content has been shared hundreds of thousands of times and he has written multiple viral posts on social media all around success, personal development, motivation, and entrepreneurship.
During the day Tim works with the most iconic tech companies in the world, as an adviser, to assist them in expanding into Australia. By night, Tim coaches his students on the principles of personal development and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Tim’s biggest inspiration is Tony Robbins and his goal in life is to show people that anybody can achieve the impossible!
At the end of last year, I got to hang with some high profile investors and tech companies where we went kite surfing in a remote location in Perth Australia.
Think Like A Journalist Quote
“Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.”
For most of human history, all published writing had been carefully inspected, edited, and approved.
In the last decade, blogging has turned the publishing world on its head. A blog allows you to write and publish anything, from anywhere, and have it be immediately available to billions of people all around the world.
This means that blogging is uniquely “alive”, as Andrew Sullivan points out in The Atlantic. I, for one, am happy to embrace the chaos and vitality.
Read more here.
Success Quote or Tip
Whenever you’re starting something new ask: “What would it look like if it were easy?” –Tim Ferriss
Tim was a reader of Addicted2Success.com for a long time. He took a chance to meet the founder and this meeting landed him a spot as a writer on the site. Tim’s fourth wrote an article about how he changed his life and it went viral. Read the article here.
When It Didn’t Work
Tim was working hard and he took his health for granted. His health was poor and things were starting to fail. Find out what he did to turn his life around.
The darkest moments can be the biggest inspiration.
Top Tips How Blogging Changed My Life, Tim Denning
Blogging is not about you.
Use personal experiences but don’t be obsessed with yourself.
Blog, at least, two to three times a week.
Make sure you share your content across all your social media channels. Pick a few that speak to your brand.
Talk in the voice of your channel; change the angle. For example, if it’s too personal people might not read it on LinkedIn.
Comment back in real-time on your blog posts.
Don’t use only your own blog. Blog where there are already millions of followers to gain your audience and create your own influence.
Don’t blog on too many websites. Choose three blog websites.
Pick amazing photos for your blog. But don’t spend too long to find them. Avoid stock images. Make it personal. Take your own photos even with just your smartphone.
I’m going to give everybody the magic secret…
Listen to the top tip section to find out what it is…about [23:40] minutes into the show.
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