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Blogging is Your Chance to Use Your Super Writing Powers For Good
Marc Ensign was the guest this week on The Writing Biz. I truly enjoyed our conversation. While you may think that we strayed from the topic of blogging, I don’t believe we did. I hope that what you get out of this episode is a sense of how important your blogging experience can be to your audience.
Your blog is your chance to communicate on a real level with others and you can choose to use that power in many different ways. You can educate, inspire and start conversations!. But the kryptonite that will destroy your bloggin powers is- selfishness. If you approach blogging as a platform to hold a conversation with your readers you will see much more success than if you use it to scream, “Buy Something From Me!”.
Marc is on a quest to “Save the Internet” and he is doing this by making a difference.
“Rather than just “collecting friends” or “collecting followers,” what if we were to spend a little more time starting conversations and creating relationships? Be the first to start the conversation instead of waiting for someone else.- Marc Ensign”
Marc’s Cool Stuff:
Marc Ensign has a book coming out in December that I think is a must-have. Be a Dick, a story that will inspire you to be a better person.
Also on his website, you can download a FREE copy of Unbreakable. I read Unbreakable the other night when I couldn’t sleep and I loved it. I think you will. too. It reminded me of times in my life that I have been unbreakable and made me realize that I need to bring more of that attitude into the now.
Read Marc’s blog post, From Now On I Am Going To Be A Dick To Everyone I Meet Online , that started him on the journey to Be a Dick.
Resources mentioned in the show:
How to Write a Magnetic Headline (in Under 15 Minutes) The LEDE is a podcast hosted by Demain Farnsworth. This episode is the first of a series on The 11 Essential Parts of a Blog Post. The series is very informative and if you are serious about blogging it’s worth every minute of your time!
We also mentioned the amazing Les Dossey- You can learn more about Les on his website but I want to tell you that your life will be richer if you connect with him through whatever social platform you use.
“We have two sources of power. The potential we use, and the unused potential within us. Between both is the enemy within.Les Dossey”
Check Out Nina Amir’s book How to Blog a Book