- OKAY, Cristian Mihai, I have a positive mindset! I am going to follow the advice you gave in your recent blog: “10 Easy-to-Follow Steps to Writing an Amazing Blog.”
- And you can see my brilliant headline… up there.
- You can tell that I’ve opened the door to this blog with confidence, right?
Now here I am… the BOSS! (No I’m just lyin’ – I don’t really boss anybody!
- Well, I DO kinda boss my dear husband sometimes. But he is rarely receptive to that tone! I can use persuasive words. That’s a better approach … persuasive words spoken in love!
It’s important to click on Cristian’s tips here to learn more. His links are just a click away. I NEED to persuade you to GO to his blog often to learn important skills that will improve your blogs and bring you a greater following. That’s one of your goals, right? Of course it is! See the underlined red words? Try moving there, but be sure to come back!!
I NEED your following! Join my blog!
- Don’t forget to write like yourself.
- Use all the tools at your disposal!
- Bullets help
- So do colors. (I don’t know how to make my words different colors the way Cristian does… I’m still learning) … but I can add colorful pictures to enhance my ideas.
- It’s okay to cut and paste and use the ideas of others
- That’s what I’m doing today. It spices up your blog!
- Insert killer bullet points. Of course you noticed them here… I know you did!
- Use Old Posts of Your Own
Using Cristian’s ideas helps me clean up old posts and make them more appealing, more readable. This old one was a perfect example:
http://www.janbeek.wordpress.com/you-color-my-world – Check it out. I reblogged it from a 2013 post!
- Subheadings Draw Eyes Forward
- Create fantastic subheads. So, I created that subheading and your eye was drawn to it, right?
- Tell a seductive story.
Can I seduce you into sitting a spell and sharing a story with me? One that will draw you in and keep you turning pages?
Cristian wrote: “Start the story with a seductive sentence.”
I have written a memoir. I have not published it yet. It is titled, “All My Marbles.” The beginning sentence is,
“I want you to know that I am a rather strong-willed, sometimes too outspoken, retired career woman who intends to live to be ninety-plus with all my marbles in place.”
Would you be tempted to turn the page? The rest of that first paragraph reads:
“Right up to the last, I want to smell good and wear dangling earrings that match my outfit for the day. I hope my children will get the message that there’s no need to get twitter-pated about getting older. As long as you keep your eyes on the NOW, your sense of humor tuned, and allow your style to be uniquely YOU, it’s likely that (unlike my cantankerous mother), you will wear your shirt right-side-out and still ‘give a shit’ at 89!”
- Pay attention to the details. The details of my memoir include chapters about each of my seven grandchildren after some introductory chapters titled:
Chapter One – The Courage of Our Ancestors 8
Chapter Two – My Parents’ Confidence 17
Chapter Three – The Wisdom of Bob’s Parents 26
Chapter Four – Love in Us
(Chapter 4 tells about how my husband (of 57 years now) and I met … and how we managed to stay together in spite of a beautiful but rocky start. The details of this chapter include this lovely wedding photo.
That was 57 years ago, February 11, 1962, and today we are more in love than ever.
Would you be tempted to buy my Memoir if I published “All My Marbles”??
- In my blog, whose subtitle is “Love One Another,”
I share daily ideas (130 days in a row now) from my life.
I’ve been blogging since 2012,
but just within the last 130 days I became serious
about making it a daily habit.The Art of Blogging helped me make this commitment.
Thank you, Cristian and Jason.
- My life is filled with blessings –
and I pass along tips for how to
fuel your life with blessings, too.
Come to my filling station often.
My heart is overflowing… WITH LOVE TO SPARE.
Sometimes I have to pinch myself to know this is real.
But – – – it is!!
Have a blessed day!
That’s not a command. It’s a request! I’m not a boss who carries a big stick. I’m a co-worker who is journeying this path called life with you. If I can lift your spirits and point you to the ONE who brings me blessings, I will have succeeded with my mission for today.
- End it all like a boss.
Thanks, Cristian Mihai, for these
“10 Easy-to-Follow Steps to Creating an Amazing Blog.”
Did I do okay??