Advertising
Advertising

18 Lessons on Blogging (and Business?)

18 Lessons on Blogging (and Business?)

Darren Rowse at ProBlogger has a nice post on some lessons he have learned from his 3 years of blogging. Some of them are really true, and this is a must read if you are blogging, if your blog to be a hit – no matter if you commericalize your blog or not:

  1. Be Lucky
  2. Work Hard
  3. Use the Power of Exponential Growth
  4. Differentiate Yourself
  5. Provide Value
  6. Target a Niche
  7. Diversify
  8. Don’t Spread Self too Thin
  9. Have a Backup Plan
  10. Be Light on Your Feet
  11. Relationships are Key
  12. Establish Boundaries
  13. Don’t read your Own Press
  14. Beware of Hype
  15. Get a Life
  16. Make Mistakes
  17. Be Yourself
  18. There are No Rules

Some of them I learned elsewhere and I have applied those into this blog. The success of this blog (As of today, we have over 5700 unique RSS readers who fetch this blog’s RSS feed daily from feedburner!) really shows those key elements work!

Advertising

Come to think of it, those lessons that Darren talks about can be applied to general business. Entrepreneurs and business owners, what do you think?

Advertising

Are there any extra bits that you can think of? What sort of lessons you have learned in your business or blogging?

Advertising

Would lifehack.org readers with blogs please show hand and comment about their blogs and their experience?

18 Lessons I’ve Learnt about Blogging – [ProBlogger]

Advertising

More by this author

Leon Ho

Founder of Lifehack

Finding Your Inside Time 10 Ways to Extend Laptop Battery Life Bob Parsons on His 16 Rules for Survival Free note taking templates and techniques Fifty Essential Topics on Economics

Trending in Uncategorized

1Finding Your Inside Time 2Why Is Productivity Important? 10 Reasons to Become More Productive 3How Setting Personal Goals Makes You a Greater Achiever 4How to Plan Your Life Goals and Actually Achieve Them in 7 Simple Steps 5How to Achieve Goals and Increase Your Chance of Success

Read Next

Advertising
Advertising

Last Updated on July 25, 2018

Finding Your Inside Time

Finding Your Inside Time

An old article that is worth mentioning is called Finding Your Inside Time by David Allen.

David talks about his style on capturing your life details within a journal. By writing every action required items into your journal, you will have more freedom from detaching yourself from all those pressures. He says keeping a journal is like a core dump which can act as your stress release and spiritual in-basket:

Advertising

Just making a free-form list of all the things you have attention on is a form of journaling and is at least momentarily liberating. On the most mundane level, it is capturing all of the “oh, yeah, I need to …” stuff—phone calls to make, things to get at the store, things to talk to your boss or your assistant about, etc. At this level, it doesn’t usually make for a very exciting or interesting experience—just a necessary one to clear the most obvious cargo on the deck.

I often use my journal for “core-dumping” the subtler and more ambiguous things rattling around in my psyche. It’s like doing a current-reality inventory of the things that really have my attention—the big blips on my internal radar. These can be either negative or positive, like relationship issues, career decisions or unexpected events that have created disturbances or new opportunities. Sometimes core-dumping is the best way to get started when nothing else is flowing—just an objectification of what is on my internal landscape.

This is a key point that David has emphasized in his book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity – and it is one of the effective tools that I use daily.

Advertising

Finding Your Inside Time – [Writers Digest]

Advertising

Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

Advertising

Read Next