Increasing traffic to your blog doesn’t mean that you have to wait for Google’s SEO to show your articles in search results. Nevertheless, there’s one core idea I want you to keep in mind as you go through this list: Your content’s goal matters.
If you genuinely help people through your words, you’ll see progress. But if you do everything I say in here and your content is clickbait or self-promotional — you’ll see people running in the other direction.
With that in mind — here are some more ways to increase traffic for free!
Email subscribers could be the…
A month ago, I paid my second annual Zapier subscription fee. I’ve been using this platform for more than a year now, and it baffles me how little writers use it to save their precious time.
I’m using Zapier for lots of things: creating accounts for my ConvertKit email subscribers on my Ghost blog, automatically create Medium Drafts for my published pieces on Ghost with the canonical URL already set to the original post, etc.
You might think — why bother automate things that take a minute? But if you count those minutes that you spend on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook…
I see missed opportunities on Quora every day. People answer on the platform all the time but miss the mark, and it’s frustrating!
The thing people fail to see is that Quora wants to share your answers with other people. You need to give them something to work with! After experimenting for a while on Quora in Hebrew, I realized what type of answer worked, and I’ll share that with you below.
But first, let’s begin with the basics — why should you even bother?
There are a few benefits to publishing on quora when you use the platform correctly…
Writing an article is an art form. You start with an idea, flesh it out, and send it out into the world. But so many people miss the mark on what makes a good article, well, good.
I’m assuming that if you‘re reading these words, you’re looking for a way to improve your writing. I got you. In this essay, I’m not going to bore you with technical details. I want you to take a step back and realize the structure that stands behind a good article — the design that gives value to your reader.
If you’re short on…
Today I scrolled through TikTok a little too much. I like how TikTok shows me Stitches and duets, and if I like them, then during the scroll, the algorithm would also present the original video.
But, some new videos would pop up on my ‘for you’ page from time to time. Like this one:
And, although this was probably meant as a prank, the results were far from funny.
“I’m gonna block you” was the common response from most people in this video. Why is that? I wish I had an answer.
But then you also get responses…
One of the most common writing advice you’ll find on the web is ‘keep writing.’ But when do you grow? How to realize your skill has a writer improved? Many writers out there struggle with this problem.
So, how to measure your growth as a writer? By defining what growth means for your unique writing journey, understanding what areas you need to work on, and investing in each of them separately. Let me shed some light on my own experience with growing as a writer and how you can measure your own growth.
Every writer out there has their own…
Earlier today, Dimension 20 released a teaser to the new Side Quest season arriving in a few weeks. It’s short but there a few things to cover here in terms of predictions for the next season.
Here is the trailer:
Watched it? Then let the speculation begin!
UPDATE: Dropout updated that this season will premiere on April 7th.
UPDATE #2: Andrew Bridgeman updated on Dropout’s Discord that this season will be longer than the traditional six episodes for a side-quest.
From this trailer, we only know the name of the new season — Mice & Murder.
Being a content creator is a long journey. You set out to create something from nothing. To be a beacon of light in the darkness of ignorance. And most of the time, instead of lighthouses, we feel more like candles. And our wax is always running out.
As they often call it in novel writing advice, the Endless Middle is the large chunk of content between the beginning of a book and its ending. And the way to escape it is by facing it head-on — and advancing, constantly advancing, even in baby steps. We are all stories. …
I opened my first serious blog on the internet in 2011. That was Alive2Play which I wrote about in the past. After that idea dissolved, I settled for less and opened a personal blog where I won’t have a team to disappoint.
In February 2019, I joined Medium and started my writing journey on a platform where people come to read and not just stumble upon your article on a google search.
I learned a lot during the last decade. Some of those lessons were hard, and up until very recently, life reminded me that I still couldn’t internalize them…
As of writing these words, There are less than four hours before The Unsleeping City Chapter 2’s finale releases on Dropout.
I love this show, and I decided to release a small prediction into the universe about where our six players will find themselves by the end of this season.
Obviously, spoilers for this entire season! You’ve been warned :)
Let’s dive in!
The lesson that we learned from facing Null is that loneliness and not being present in the moment can have dire consequences. …