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You launched a blog. You spent a ton of time on it. You may have built it yourself or paid some serious bucks to a designer or developer to build it for you.
You had big dreams. You had big plans. You envisioned a blog rockin' with amazing content, engagement, community and of course new business leads.
The only problem is that none of this happened. Bottom line, your blog sucks and you don't know what to do about it.
If this is you, then you must listen to the latest episode of the Social Factor podcast. I share with you 10 reasons why your blog sucks and what you can do to fix it, pronto!
- Top 10 reasons your blog sucks
- Why design matters
- The importance of having a mobile responsive blog and website
- Why your blog is not just about you
- To use pop-ups or not to use pop-ups
- Embracing imperfect perfection
15 Tips to Zoom Your Brand White Paper
Social Media Audience Analysis Worksheet
Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template
10 Tips Stomp Random Acts of Marketing (RAMs) White Paper
“If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And if
you improve upon the present, what comes later will also be better.”
I respect the tough love approach Pam!
Hindsight always proves to me that when I’m getting tough to swallow advice from someone who knows me and cares about me, that I should have listened when they were sharing their wisdom from me.
But in the moment, the wimp almost always wins and wants to be like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber and insert fingers into ears and shout, “I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you! LALALALALALALA!”
And then you go through life doing what isn’t working and keep getting more and more frustrated.
One thing that I’ve been testing is something I learned from a incredible author by the name of David Deida. It is a strategy to calm yourself down when you’re feeling attacked and/or frustrated that something isn’t working.
He talks about one of the ways to get back to a peaceful state of mind, a mind that is open to acceptance, is this exercise . . .
Close your eyes for a moment, relax, and remember how it feels to be deep in sleep.
Imagine, right now, that you are sound asleep. Let go of the world for a moment, and just rest in the place of sleep. With your eyes closed, sink into the deep bliss of sleep for a few minutes , without actually falling asleep.
Then slowly open your eyes, but continue to feel the bliss of sleep. Allow the world around you to appear, but stay in contact with the deep bliss of sleep.
You can actually feel the deeply fulfilling quiet bliss of sleep even now, while you are awake. You can see the world around you and interact with people while maintaining feeling-connection with the part of you that is bliss full of sleep.
I don’t know about you, but in this state of mind, it is hard for my body and mind to be rigid. Relaxation is CRUCIAL to elite performance in every area of our life – even the act of actually going to sleep which a huge number of people have problems with.
The state of FLOW comes from alert attention that is only possible when the mind and body is free of tension. And alert attention is the most valuable asset that I believe we posses. When we harness and channel alert attention, awesome things are possible for us.
Thank you Pam for reminding me to always seek to relax my body as the mind follows when I’m feeling the urge to resist feedback. It is a lesson I can’t be reminded of too often. :)
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I really loved this idea when I wrote it http://pegfitzpatrick.com/2014/03/24/12-obvious-reasons-blog-sucks-fix/
Not sure what you are getting at @PegFitzpatrick:disqus ? Looks like we have a similar title but completely different content within the post? I have used titles like this numerous times?