14 Responses

  1. Liz Froment
    Liz Froment March 17, 2015 at 16:33 | | Reply

    Nice post, there are a lot of great tips in here I’m going to remember for 2015. Thanks!

    1. Leandro Thomas
      Leandro Thomas March 17, 2015 at 22:11 | | Reply

      Thanks Liz, glad you found it useful.

  2. Nisha
    Nisha March 17, 2015 at 16:37 | | Reply

    Really useful tips, thanks!

    1. Leandro Thomas
      Leandro Thomas March 17, 2015 at 22:12 | | Reply

      Thanks Nisha!

  3. Rachel Wagers
    Rachel Wagers March 17, 2015 at 21:04 | | Reply

    Thanks Leandro for laying it out so neatly. Great tips.

    1. Leandro Thomas
      Leandro Thomas March 17, 2015 at 22:12 | | Reply

      Cheers Rachel, glad it’s appreciated.

  4. themikeharrington
    themikeharrington March 17, 2015 at 21:31 | | Reply

    I’m all about # 2 and # 4.

    The thing that made the biggest difference in my growth last year was meeting people in person. They’re more likely to trust you, like you and help you out – as opposed to just be a lonely avatar in Internet land.

    Trusting your own voice at first can be tricky as hell! Especially when there’s an avalanche of advice online…and a lot of it contradictory! Ugh.

    The way you start finding your own unique voice is by showing up, doing free writing on topics you enjoy, and seeing where your subconscious and cumulative life experience starts to take you.

    We all have a narrative bias as humans. That’s how we learn from and relate to one another.

    If you can master evocative story telling, the world becomes your oyster. 😉

    Cheers!

    1. Leandro Thomas
      Leandro Thomas March 17, 2015 at 22:21 | | Reply

      Hey Mike, thanks for commenting. I have to say that I should be doing more of meeting people in person, really does make a difference.

      Good point about writing about topics you enjoy – I suppose it just flows out naturally by doing that.

  5. winsomewriting
    winsomewriting March 17, 2015 at 22:09 | | Reply

    Networking is very overlooked for sure. Meeting real people is always a win because it usually leads to other stuff. Thanks for the post.

    1. Leandro Thomas
      Leandro Thomas March 17, 2015 at 22:23 | | Reply

      Thanks for commenting! Sure is overlooked and yet so effective.

  6. Mariza ABroad
    Mariza ABroad March 18, 2015 at 01:08 | | Reply

    Great insights here, especially for beginners who are feeling overwhelmed with how to stand out and get traffic to their blogs. Thanks, Leandro!

    1. Leandro Thomas
      Leandro Thomas March 18, 2015 at 08:37 | | Reply

      Thanks for commenting, glad you found this useful. Beginner or not, I think we can always expand our knowledge.

  7. Norma
    Norma March 18, 2015 at 06:36 | | Reply

    These guidelines are really useful. I was thinking about starting a blog, but was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information already out there. Thanks for the helpful tips. I think I have something to say … I might just start writing. Thanks Leandro!

  8. Leandro Thomas
    Leandro Thomas March 18, 2015 at 08:38 | | Reply

    Thank you! Sounds great! Just get started – you’ll figure out all the details as you go along.

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