Glen Long

  • The Five Most Realistic Ways to Make a Living as a Writer

    You want it so bad that it dominates your waking thoughts. You’re even afraid to say it out loud, in case you sound plain crazy: “I want to make a living as a writer.” (You can imagine the snorts and smirks from family and friends.) But it’s true — you’re no closer to reaching that goal than the day it first popped into your head. So, who knows? Maybe the doubters are right.

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  • 11 Reasons People Bounce from Your Blog and Never Return

    You know what? You work damn hard to get people to your blog. Pushing yourself to unearth the best ideas, pouring your soul into your writing, and promoting your posts like your next breath depends on it. So it’s a real kick in the teeth when visitors arrive — then bounce right away again. In fact, it stings like hell.

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  • 7 Cruel Ways Writers Torture Themselves

    Seriously, what is it with writers? You’d think they actually enjoy pain and misery. After all, writing is hard enough without inventing new ways to make yourself suffer. But suffer they do. Perhaps it’s the image of the writer as a tormented artist, or a form of occupational masochism, but something seems to make writers seek out pain. Maybe without it, they don’t feel like “real” writers.

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  • 10 Posts That’ll Instantly Put You in the Top 1% of Traffic Experts

    Look, I get it. You want more traffic. (Just like every other blogger on the planet.) But here’s the big question: Do you actually deserve more traffic? You see, traffic doesn’t care how much you want it. It doesn’t care how long you’ve waited. Traffic only comes to those who truly commit to understanding how to get it and then, implement what they’ve learned.

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  • Why You Don’t Have Enough Time for Your Blog (and What to Do About It)

    We hear one complaint from our readers time and time again. It appears in a variety of flavors: “I’d like to start a blog, but I’m too busy.” “I want to grow my blog, but I just don’t have the time.” “I wish I had more time to dedicate to my blog, but it seems impossible right now.” In fact, lack of time was the number one frustration cited by respondents to our recent reader survey.

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  • 16 Posts That’ll Make You Excited to Be a Writer in 2016

    Let me guess… At least one of your New Year’s resolutions relates to your writing. Am I right? Maybe you’ve decided to commit to a daily writing practice. Or set your sights on a specific writing goal, to be achieved no matter what. Or committed to launching a blog to showcase your writing to a waiting world.

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  • A Christmas Carol for Bloggers Everywhere

    A smart blogger once said you shouldn’t publish new content during the holidays. And while that’s great advice, sometimes you have to break the rules and do something simply for the joy of it. So here’s a familiar Christmas carol remixed for bloggers everywhere. I hope you enjoy it. 12 Days of Christmas (The Blogger’s Remix) On the first day of Christmas my blogging gave t ...

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  • 25 Posts to Inspire Independent-Spirited Writers Everywhere

    You choose your audience. You choose your topic. You choose your theme, your plugins, your widgets. You choose when to write, what to write, and how to write it. You decide all of those things because you’re the boss, and you answer to nobody. But let’s face it; few endeavors are as independent-spirited as blogging.

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  • The Simple Favor That Wins You Powerful Friends Online

    Ah, love. It’s such an elusive thing. You want more of it, and yet it’s so hard to find. We all want those droplets of love that come in the form of more readers, social shares, comments, and emails. As bloggers, we can’t get enough. But one type of love trumps the rest. It’s the love you can only dream about. The love of an A-List Blogger.

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  • 27 Posts That’ll Light a Fire Under Your Ass and Make You a Better Writer

    “Am I getting better at this?” It may be the most important question you can ask yourself as a writer. If you’ve never thought to ask it before, go ahead and do it now. And be honest. Are you a better writer than you were three months ago? A year ago? Three years ago? If the answer’s “No” (or even “Yes, but not by much”) then you face a serious problem.

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  • Why Most Writing Tips Are Useless (and How to Really Up Your Game)

    You’re impatient to become a better writer. So naturally you love writing tips. You eagerly devour each new one, hoping to give your writing brain a small but valuable upgrade. But in practice, new tips appear so regularly that you struggle to keep up. You don’t know which tips to try and which to ignore, and each new practice is quickly replaced by the next.

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  • The Only 6 Posts Worth Writing (and How to Totally Nail Each One)

    Want to know the secret to a popular blog? Drumroll please… Popular posts. Simple, huh? So simple as to be, well let’s be honest, completely useless. Because if you knew the secret to writing consistently popular posts, you’d already have a popular blog. Right? But instead, you approach each new idea with a gnawing trepidation.

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