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Why I Read Over 20 Blog Posts Every Day

I love reading. It is one hobby I truly enjoy, and as a Blogger and Freelance PR Consultant, I have to read as many blog posts as possible every day. Reading and writing is second nature to me, which is great because my job relies on it! So if I am not able to put on my Kindle because of a busy schedule, I can guarantee I would be able to read some blog posts during the day.

 

 

I read over 20 blog posts a day because there are so many amazing blogs around these days, it is so easy to read as many. I also comment on as many blog posts as I can.

Many bloggers underestimate the power of the blogosphere, and just instead stay busy publishing post after post on their blog without reading other blogs, which I find very funny. Except you are in the Mega Blogger Category (Is there such a category?), you should be reaching out to as many bloggers as possible, because the blogosphere world is really small, especially in the UK. We all need each other in a way.

The power of commenting on blogs is so underrated, that many bloggers don’t know the value of it. Apart from the fact that you are reading and gaining knowledge, you leaving a quality comment would probably put a smile on the blogger’s face, it would lead some traffic to your blog, which may lead to you having some loyal blog followers, brands/PRs could find your blog from a comment left on another blog, and so on. The benefits of reading and commenting on blogs you enjoy are too many to list.

 

 

I enjoy reading a variety of blogs from fashion and beauty, to lifestyle and even parenting. I also enjoy scrolling through food blogs. They usually make my mouth water and leave me hungry, but I gain so many recipe ideas from them, so I can’t be without reading them.

What sort of blogs do you enjoy reading?

 

 

 

 

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A Good Writer is a Good Reader

Being a good writer means you are a good reader. You have to be able to read to write. Reading opens doors, horizons and develops the mind.

 

 

Don’t feel bad if you’ve not picked up a book or novel in the last few month, knowledge-packed blog posts make excellent reads too! The idea is to read something of quality everyday. And thanks to the E-readers, reading o the go has never been so easy. I can think of a book, and start reading it in few seconds if I like.

 

 

Reading does a lot to improve our writing, here are 4 significant ways it does that –

 

  1. Reading enhances your imagination

Reading challenges you to think about different possibilities. It pushes you to begin to explore taking your writing to amazing depths and perspectives.

 

  1. Reading gives you the facts upon which to base your writing

No matter what you write you need to lay a good foundation and research is the best place to start. Imagine writing a blog post. Reading exposes you to facts and information that will come in handy in your writing.

The facts build your references and will give you instances or real situations to mention in your writing. This makes your writing richer as it will become more informative, resourceful and useful to your readers.

 

  1. Reading opens you to different world views and perspectives

Whatever you write is always aimed at engaging your audience. To engage your audience you need to be able to understand them – what they like, what they believe in, what their problems are and how they have been dealing with their problems. This will help you write pieces that are of interest to your readers. Reading exposes you to other people’s way of thinking and when you reflect that in your writing, it helps you form a stronger connection with your audience.

 

  1. Reading helps you learn new words, phrases and modes of expression.

Every time you read something new you are bound to learn new words and meanings. These words will help improve your vocabulary and make your writing richer.

New words are not the only things you learn. You also learn how to use them effectively in your writing. Your writing becomes clearer and stronger. It helps you learn how to drive the message home. Although it will take a lot of practice, it is worth the time spent learning how to use those words and phrases.

 

Do you enjoy reading? I love reading and I am currently reading She Means Business by Carrie Green on my Amazon Kindle, which I am learning a lot from.

What are you reading at the moment?

How to Promote your Ebook

Creating passive income streams is the most convenient way to make money online. The beauty about passive income is that you don’t have to spend time reproducing the same material over and over again. All you have to do is create the product once and make it available for your customers to buy it.

One of the most popular passive income streams is selling ebooks. And I have my very own ebook available on Amazon – How to Cash In as a Blogger.

 

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Ebooks make valuable resources that people can buy and make use of. And there are million of people reading ebooks these days. This makes it a very profitable venture. Just like every product, to make the most out of selling ebooks you need to market them. The more people know about your ebook, the more sales you’re likely to make. Here’s how you can market your ebook and increase your sales.

  1. Tell people in your email list about your ebook

If you’ve been building an email list, this is the time tell people about your ebook. Do a one month launch of your ebook. You can share snippets of your ebook to give your email subscribers a glimpse of the value they will receive if they buy it. You can also offer discounts to those who share your book with a friend to help encourage them to invite more people to buy your ebook.

If you don’t have an email list, create a freebie related to your ebook as a lead magnet to grow your email list. This will give you an avenue to get in touch with people who will be interested in buying your ebook.

  1. Guest post on blogs where your potential buyers hang out

Some blogs have thousands of readers who stop by their blog everyday. Take hold of the opportunity by writing a blog post related to your ebook. This is the technique probloggers use to market their ebooks.

For example, some probloggers share a portion enough to be a blog post as their guest post then mention in their bio that their ebook is up for sale.

The method works extremely well when you write a value packed guest post. The idea is to position yourself as an expert and encourage them to buy your ebook.

  1. Invest in Facebook ads

Facebook is a huge social media platform with millions of active users everyday. Facebook has a highly specialized way of targeting your audience. That’s what makes Facebook ads more effective than the other ad services. So investing in Facebook ads to market your ebook will be worth the investment.

If you want to market your ebook on Facebook with ads all you have to do is to set an advertising budget and clearly define your target audience’s interest. Knowing your ideal buyers (ideal readers) is the key to successfully target your ads to ensure you have a good reach.

  1. Reach out to established bloggers in your niche

If you want to market your ebook but don’t have your own email list or enough website traffic, reach out to established bloggers in your niche and tell them about your ebook. Let them know what it’s about and how it can help their audience.

You can offer those bloggers a commission for every book they help you sell. That makes it a win for them and a win for you.

 

I hope these tips come in handy for someone today. And while we are on the subject of ebooks, please download my blogger friend’s (Moji from Moj in Touch) new ebook – Use What You Have: How To Take Your Dreams From Potential To Fulfil Purpose. It is an amazing inspirational book I am currently reading on my Amazon Kindle, so go have a read.

 

 

 

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Do you have an ebook or do you plan to have one? How do you market yours or plan to market yours?