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I am Back in the Game!

Posted on January 11, 2012. Filed under: Current, Me, Misc, Writing, You | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello out there to everyone in bloglandia and to all of my readers!

I haven’t written on this blog for a few years, but I have decided to brush off the dust and revive it! I’ve got the passion and drive to get this going again and would love to lead and inspire you as well! Why am I doing this? Because I want change in my life. It isn’t going to happen by itself, so I decided to take the initiative.

Check back here in the next few days as I plan on adding quite a few new posts!

Thanks for reading and best of luck in all your endeavors! Have a great day! 🙂

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Possible Website… Please Comment!

Posted on May 28, 2008. Filed under: Current, Writing, You | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I want to share my attitude and perspective on life and inspire and help people reach their potential in life. I want to make others happy and help them enjoy life.

Since my blog has become popular, I am considering starting a website consisting of my blog and forums for readers to share and discuss their life experiences, and to help and support one another overcome their challenges and struggles. The website will be very much like this blog, but much more in-depth, dealing with topics ranging from:

  • Happiness, enjoying life, what works: Helping people become happy
  • Dreams, passions, hope: What people want out of life.
  • Inspiration, accomplishment, potential, goals: Helping get what they want out of life.
  • Current life struggles, help and support, encouragement: Helping people find their way in life
  • Life experiences, lessons learned, perspective on life: People sharing what they’ve learned, their outlook.

I am pretty excited about this because I would love to be able to help people. Please post your thoughts and comments below and let me know if you’d be interested in something like this.

Thanks and keep having a great day,

Eric

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Tips For Writing a Great Blog

Posted on May 27, 2008. Filed under: Misc, Writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few people have asked me about tips for writing a blog and how to get more readers. Here are some tips that should help you improve your blog. I’ll offer what advice I can…

My credentials: I don’t really have any, other than I write passionately about what I am interested in and passionate about. I get about 400 pageviews a day, but I also post a few times a day as well. I don’t link to or promote this blog. What I write gets chosen by you. I offer it; you read it. That’s it.

If there is any key to successful writing it is: write about something that energizes you.

Go through this list of tips and keep track of which ones you already do and which ones you need improvement on. When you’re done, go through it again!

General Tips:

  • Write about something you like/enjoy.
  • Say what you think and what’s on your mind. Be honest.
  • Write like crazy, until your fingers hurt.
  • Style and personality: it will make itself evident if you write what you are passionate about.
  • Writing great content helps. It gets recognized and acknowledged by people.

Specific Tips:

  • Use good titles
  • Proofread and edit your posts.
  • Use proper spelling and grammar. Don’t get sloppy or lazy.
  • Tweak it. See how it looks and make appropriate changes.
  • Update posts with new and additional information.
  • Write short paragraphs for your readers. Comfort is everything when reading and big chunky paragraphs are hard on the eyes and easy to lose your place. People usually scan when reading on the net.
  • Keep it brief, but not too brief. People have a lot to do during the day and can’t spend all their time reading your post. Be concise, but explain yourself adequately. Don’t drown your readers in details.
  • Don’t bore your readers, and whatever you do, don’t write like a encyclopedia. Don’t be technical. People read blogs because of their causal style and to read others’ personal thoughts and experiences.
  • Use bulleted lists (like this one) to list items or to emphasize several main points.
  • Follow-up posts with comments and become involved in discussion. Stir interest by asking your readers a question.

I think titles matter, because people won’t click it if the title doesn’t interest them. The first few lines of your post matter for the same reason, and I’m working on that…

The best advice I can offer for this is general advice: write what you are passionate about and others will be interested in reading it. Don’t bore your readers. If it doesn’t interest you passionately, write about something else. Readers can tell whether or not you are interested in what you’re writing about.

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I hope this helps,

Eric

P.S. If you liked this post and found it useful, feel free to link to it and bookmark it on del.icio.us.

If you have any tips you’d like to share, please post them in the comments section.

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Don’t be Shy… Introduce Yourself

Posted on May 25, 2008. Filed under: Current, Me, Writing, You | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’d love to meet you and hear your thoughts and comments about my blog. I’d like to hear about your blog, or other blogs that you’ve read that are good.

Don’t be shy; Share you experiences; tell me something that I don’t know. Let me know what’s on your mind. Let me know what’s bothering you or what you are having trouble with. Tell me what’s going really well for you right now and you are proud and happy about.

I love hearing other people’s stories, what they are doing, what they are struggling with, and what they have triumphed over. It is inspiring to learn the breadth and width of human experience and spirit.

Have a great day and see you soon. 🙂

Eric

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My Blog is on Fire!

Posted on May 24, 2008. Filed under: Current, Me, Misc, Writing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is out of control! I got over 300 hits and had a featured post on my first day blogging! My blog is taking off like a rocket. I don’t know how this happened. I had a crazy night last night that involved a lot of writing and posting. I couldn’t stop, and I still can’t. I was expecting this to take a lot longer.

I’m not bragging or anything like that, I’m just glad that I had a good start. I hope your blog does well too. Don’t be jealous; be inspired, knowing that it can be done. If I knew what I did to do it, I’d tell you. Blogging can be difficult and discouraging at times, so a little encouragement from time to time is important. Keep on blogging because we can’t read it unless you type it.

Read my post It Feels Great!

Eric

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