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What are the seven personal qualities you need to be a successful blogger? #5 in our continuing Book Rapper series "We Blog".

What are the seven personal qualities you need to be a successful blogger? #5 in our continuing Book Rapper series "We Blog".

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  • 1. Book Rapper
  • 2. A Visual Presentation by Geoff McDonald and Book Rapper Copyright Copy this the right way. You have permission to post this, email this, and print this for free to anyone you like, as long as you make no changes or edits to its contents or digital format. Pass it along and make many copies to contribute to an inclusive world.
  • 3. Book Rapper tracks trends digs up big ideas presents them visually creates actions for you to do
  • 4. web log A list of entries, similar to a diary, posted regularly on the internet.
  • 5. weblog
  • 6. we blog
  • 7. we blog
  • 8. How to Create Your Own Media Channel
  • 9. The Book
  • 10. We Blog is derived from...
  • 11. The RAPs
  • 12. Each RAP comprises... RESOURCES : anything you use to generate wealth. ACTIONS : an act of will, a deed completed. PROFITS : to gain an advantage or benefit.
  • 13. The We Blog RAPs... We Blog Intro Blog Why? Blog Medium 1 2
  • 14. Blog Money Blog Traffic Blog Being (This one!) 3 4 5
  • 15. Blog About Blog Life Blog Resoures 6 7 7
  • 16. Blog Being RAP5
  • 17. As in any good conversation your... Blog Being
  • 18. ...way of being in the world shapes... Blog Being
  • 19. ...what you say and the response you get. Blog Being
  • 20. The same applies in the Blogosphere. Blog Being
  • 21. Be Passionate Be Original Be Opinonated Seven Personal Qualities to Enhance Your Blogging Success Be Regular Be Strong Be Transparent
  • 22. ...and one more...
  • 23. Be YOU!
  • 24. Be Opinionated RAP5.1
  • 25. Most people view blogs as mere opinions and...
  • 26. ...this could be your strength.
  • 27. Remember...
  • 28. ...our newspapers have opinion pieces in them too!
  • 29. Simply be interesting and...
  • 30. clearly. ...express yourself
  • 31. Being opinionated can get you... Action
  • 32. ...noticed... Action
  • 33. ...and drive traffic to your site. Action
  • 34. Writing a blog is not... Action
  • 35. ...a licence to be an asshole. Action
  • 36. PUBLISH! Action Think before hitting ‘publish’.
  • 37. Be Passionate RAP5.2
  • 38. To succeed as a blogger will take...
  • 39. Persistence Commitment Time
  • 40. Choose a topic that you’re passionfruit about.
  • 41. Your enthusiasm will fuel the journey and help to...
  • 42. ...attract an audience.
  • 43. A lack of enthusiasm will dampen your blog.
  • 44. Dedicate yourself to your blog.
  • 45. Progress will happen, it will simply take...
  • 46. Commit to your blog for a specific... Action
  • 47. Action
  • 48. ...time frame and... Action
  • 49. ...create a production schedule. Action
  • 50. However, Action
  • 51. ...be disciplined with your... Action
  • 52. ...blogs can be addictive. Action
  • 53. Be Original RAP5.3
  • 54. A blogging business can be founded on...
  • 55. ...unique content.
  • 56. Research... ...and write...
  • 57. ...original content...
  • 58. ...where possible.
  • 59. When referring to other blogs...
  • 60. add a link rather than...
  • 61. ...repeating...
  • 62. ...repeating...
  • 63. ...repeating...
  • 64. ...what is said elsewhere.
  • 65. What do you know more Action about than anyone else?
  • 66. Action What’s your unique perspective on the world?
  • 67. Write about this. Action
  • 68. Be Regular RAP5.4
  • 69. Post regularly to...
  • 70. ...draw a loyal audience.
  • 71. Also, write in a...
  • 72. ...consistent tone that will allow...
  • 73. ...your readers to get to know you.
  • 74. Your consistency is the to a...
  • 75. consistent and regular readership.
  • 76. Write often to get... Action
  • 77. ...readers to return to your site.
  • 78. Action Readers get used to tuning in with...
  • 79. Action ...regularity, be it...
  • 80. Action daily weekly monthly quarterly
  • 81. Action Create a schedule that works for you.
  • 82. Train your readers Action in the habit of...
  • 83. ...clicking consistently on your... Action
  • 84. ...regular blog. Action
  • 85. Be Transparent RAP5.5
  • 86. The principal feature of the web is...
  • 87. n o onnectio n nec c ti ion Co e nn tion nnect ion Con ct Co ion e n nn ec t n Co ion ectio n on ti n c Co Co e io nn t Co n on c n n ne e ne Con n cti cti n Co o ct on ne C nn ion e n Con on ct cti Co necti ctio io ne nne on Connect n n Co Co n Co Co io n nn ct io nn ne ct ec n ne t o ec
  • 88. Every thing is just a...
  • 89. ...click away.
  • 90. This means you can’t...
  • 91. ...hide things in the way you might have in the past.
  • 92. Be transparent
  • 93. Honour your sources, and...
  • 94. ...admit your mistakes.
  • 95. We’ll find out anyway!
  • 96. Rather than steal or plagiarise Action other peoples work...
  • 97. ...simply link to it. Action
  • 98. Be Strong RAP5.6
  • 99. Expect criticism.
  • 100. Accept it.
  • 101. The more popular your blog the more likely you’ll...
  • 102. ...get some less than generous feedback.
  • 103. You’re not trying to...
  • 104. ...please everyone on the planet...
  • 105. The goal is to satisfy an interested readership.
  • 106. Be strong and...
  • 107. ...take a stand for what you believe in.
  • 108. Be generous and acknowledge others.
  • 109. When you receive criticism... Action
  • 110. ...take a deep breath and... Action
  • 111. ...ask yourself, Action
  • 112. Mmm... Action
  • 113. Is this useful Action criticism?
  • 114. Then decide how to Action respond - constructively.
  • 115. Be YOU! RAP5.7
  • 116. The most important quality you can have is...
  • 117. ...to be yourself.
  • 118. Every other “being quality” on this list stems from...
  • 119. Being YOU!
  • 120. By all means......learn from others,...and then,
  • 121. By all means......learn from others,...and then,
  • 122. By all means......learn from others,...and then,
  • 123. ...be true to yourself.
  • 124. A>i+p Authenticity is better than imitation and perfection.
  • 125. Action Find your voice.
  • 126. Experiment with your... Action
  • 127. ...style and content. Action
  • 128. Once you’re comfortable with Action your blogging-voice, you’ll...
  • 129. ...gain strength to Action promote your blog.
  • 130. Want More?
  • 131. The We Blog RAPs... We Blog Intro Blog Why? Blog Medium 1 2
  • 132. Blog Money Blog Traffic Blog Being (This one!) 3 4 5
  • 133. Blog About Blog Life Blog Resoures 6 7 7
  • 134. BR Members can get the complete set of We Blog RAPs at... www.BookRapper.com/members
  • 135. Email Me! Geoff McDonald... Book Rapper Book Rapper provides Author. innovation + leadership workshops and keynote presentations based upon the hot trends in the books we RAP. We can help you profit from the ideas in this RAP.
  • 136. More Book Rapper Resources... www.BookRapper.com/rappers.html
  • 137. Read the Book Rapper Blog... www.BookRapper.com/blog.html
  • 138. Look out for more slideshows at... www.BookRapper.com