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The 5 Best Free Blogging Platforms in 2019 (100% Unbiased)

The 5 Best Free Blogging Platforms in 2019 (100% Unbiased)

So, you’d like to take blogging for a test drive, eh?

See if you like it or not before ponying up the bucks for a complete self-hosted WordPress setup?

You’ve probably heard you can start a blog for free, and indeed you can. The big question is:

What’s the best free blogging platform right now?

And the answer is… it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

In this post, we’ll go over all the different free blogging platforms and give you the pros and cons of each, but first, let’s stop to ponder a more fundamental question:
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What to Blog About: 3 Steps to Mapping out Your Ideas in a Logical Way

What to Blog About: 3 Steps to Mapping out Your Ideas in a Logical Way

It’s hard, right?

You have so many things you could say, so many different topics, so many different stories, so many different tidbits of wisdom to pass on to the world.

How are you supposed to choose what to blog about? How are you supposed to narrow it down to one thing?

One day, you think you know the answer, and the next, you’re uncertain again. It’s maddening! Almost like your mind is one of those squirrels trying to figure out which way to run across the road.

And I have news for you:

It’s also completely normal. We hear it from our students all the time, and we’ve learned exactly how to deal with it.

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Why You Shouldn’t Start a Podcast or YouTube Channel (Seriously)

Why You Shouldn’t Start a Podcast or YouTube Channel (Seriously)

You’ve seen it for yourself. These days, there are a gazillion different ways to broadcast your thoughts online.

Blogging, podcasting, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat — the options are overwhelming. Are you supposed to do all of them? If not, which ones are most important? What if you are talented in one medium and terrible in another?

ARGH! It’s so confusing.

Well, here’s the good news:

In this post, I’ll do my best to answer those questions. Even better, I’ll give you answers that include taking things off your plate, not putting more things on.

In other words, everything is about to get a whole lot simpler. Let’s jump in.
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How to Write Blog Comments That Stand Out (Plus Examples!)

How to Write Blog Comments That Stand Out (Plus Examples!)

You’ve heard the advice a million times.

Write great comments on popular blogs, and your blog will grow. Why, it’s so easy even a caveman can do it!

And it’s true — comments can be powerful. A great comment can land you on the radar of a popular blogger — the kind of super-connected influencer who can accelerate your success.

It sounds so simple.

The only problem?

Nobody tells you how to comment on blogs. You aren’t sure what a great comment looks like.

Is it a comment that shovels heaps of praise onto the author? Or one that argues a persuasive alternative view? Or one that simply thanks the blogger for their insights?

Because while many experts preach the virtues of strategic commenting, almost nobody tells you how to do it.

As a result, many well-intentioned bloggers are spending their precious time writing comments they think are great.

In reality?

Their comments usually suck.
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595 Power Words That’ll Instantly Make You a Better Writer

595 Power Words That’ll Instantly Make You a Better Writer

Looking for a quick way to give your writing more punch?

Maybe a little personality or pizzazz – that extra little “oomph” that makes your reader pay attention?

Well, good news:

“Power words” are the answer, and you can put them in place in a matter of minutes. This post gives you a reference lists of power words, examples of power words being used — everything you need to hit the ground running.

Let’s jump in. More