The Million Dollar Blog Tour | Things I wish I knew before I started Blogging

Moving away from my normal two day a week blog posts, I’m really excited to take part in the blog tour for Natasha Courtenay-Smith’s The Million Dollar Blog.

Instead of writing a review post, we’ve been asked to write about our blogs. Either some tips and tricks, or generally what we wish we’d known then.

The best thing about this book, is that you can dip in and read whichever chapter you want to read, when you want to read it. Courtenay-Smith’s book covers a wide range of information to set up and start the blog. See more information below.

About the book:

In a world where everyone wants to blog and blog posts are ubiquitous, how do you stand out? How do you blog your way from nobody to somebody? How do you, as a business owner, use content to build your brand and drive your success?

Blogging has become the ‘it’ career of the modern world and every business knows that blogging should be an integral part of their marketing and success, but it’s actually never been tougher to be shine in the digital storytelling landscape.

No matter who are you – a mum at home, a budding fashion blogger or a small business owner –The Million Dollar Blog will be your ultimate guide to starting a successful blog or taking your existing blog to the next level.

Through a combination of practical advice and interviews with some of the world’s most famous and successful bloggers, vloggers and content strategists, including Seth Godin, Lily Pebbles, Grant Cardone and Madeleine Shaw, entrepreneur and digital strategist Natasha Courtenay Smith shows you how to build a blog that will increase your profile, create new opportunities, earn money and change your life.

About the author:

Natasha Courtenay-Smith is a British entrepreneur and media expert. She is the founder and former director of press and publicity agency Talk to the Press, one of the UK’s first online press agencies, which helps individuals sell their real-life stories to newspapers and magazines. The business won numerous awards under Natasha’s guidance. In 2014, Talk to the Press and its online associated membership website Case Study Link were acquired by the UK’s largest newswire operator, SWNS, and Natasha left the business following a handover period.

Natasha now works with talented and high profile individuals on their websites, digital strategy, google search conversion, profile and publicity. She is pioneering at method that allows celebrities to create and publish their own news stories.

Things I wish I knew before I started Blogging:

You need to write for yourself first and foremost. If you start a blog with the intention of having a mass fan base and writing about something that you’re not really passionate about, then you’ll fall at the first hurdle.

People can be mean. There’s always going to be someone that won’t agree with your opinion or will write a rude comment on your blog. Just delete it, ignore it, and move on. Generally, if someone says something about you or your blog, it’s a reflection on themselves.

You’ve got to start somewhere. Take the first step. Don’t worry about the lack of traffic or if the only people reading your blog are your friends and family. Taking over the world takes time.

The blog tour is running until the end of the week, so please take the time to check out the other posts by some fabulous bloggers on the twitter hashtag, #milliondollarblog

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