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I love to learn. And reading is my favorite way to learn. But sometimes I get tired from reading. Do you know that feeling?
I try to read two books per week. But when I’m working on a lot of things, and have an irregular schedule, like the past three months, I tend to read less.
But no matter what’s going on in my life, I must read at least one book a week. Why? Reading is simply my favorite time of the day. Reading gives me energy and new ideas. That’s why I do it.
But for the last three months, I’ve been working on a lot of things. We opened a new office, and I spent a lot of time with my hands tied: Moving, decorating, putting together new desks, painting walls, building a garage-gym in our warehouse, you name it.
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“How do I build an audience? Should I try guest posting or focus on building a community on my own site?”
I asked myself those questions when I started blogging. I’ve learned that there are three types of options when it comes to building an audience:
- Post your articles on every platform that allows publishing (LinkedIn, Medium, Facebook, Tumblr). Some argue that it will increase your traffic.
- Only post your articles on your own site, and drive visitors exclusively to that site. Some argue it’s better for SEO traffic.
- Find a balance between the two above strategies (which is what I do, but more on that later).
You can be successful with all strategies. Some successful writers publish everywhere and syndicate their articles to a bunch of outlets (James Altucher). But other bloggers only stick to their own site (Mark Manson).
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A 3000+ word guide that contains everything I’ve learned about starting a blog: In 10 simple steps. Updated for 2019!
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When I started my first business in 2010, I asked a few people and companies for estimates to build a website for me.
And like most starting entrepreneurs without much cash, I thought, “are you kidding me? 10K for a website? I’ll do it myself!”
Of course, that’s flawed thinking. It cost me a lot of time. But fortunately, I had a lot of time back then. I also made a lot of mistakes that cost me additional time to fix. For example, I had to learn the hard way that you need to back up your website regularly.