Welcome to Featured Writer Friday Rewind. This is a series that I ran from 2018 into 2019. The purpose of Featured Writer Friday was to share the authors blogging and writing experiences. I hope you enjoy Featured Writer Friday Rewind.
This post was originally published on November 9, 2018.
1. How long have you been blogging?
Around 4 years, although I don’t blog as much as I have in the past. Over the coming months I will be reigniting my blogging enthusiasm.
2. Are you a full-time blogger or do you also have another job/career?
No, although blogging is one of the foundations of my job. As a personal inner peace guide, and spiritual teacher blogging is one of the foundational ways in which I can get my style and my message out and help others.
3. What got you started into blogging?
Necessity really, I was at rock bottom and my life could not get much worse. Going nowhere fast and getting old I felt it was about time I achieved something. Always fancying myself as a bit of a writer, although, severely dyslexic and never thought it was really possible. So, I gave it a try. Surely, it’s only my family that is going to read them. Ironically, my family never did! And still don’t today.
4. What is your blog about and how does it help others?
Being severely paralysed I have a unique perspective on the world and how to overcome suffering. And I use meditation and mindfulness as the catalyst to overcome our unnecessary suffering. My inner peace blog is how we can transcend the suffering, become friends with the ego and the mental chatter, while enjoying a little stillness and clarity.
https://stevenwebb.com will help you to find a little gap in space in your life so you can enjoy genuine freedom, no more allowing fear and the unknown to hold you back. In short, it’s about seeing life differently, and living accordingly.
5. What is working for you and your blog. Why?
In my opinion persistence and regularity are the two things that work in the world of blogging more than anything else. Also, they are the two things I’ve been lacking in the past 12 months and it shows. You are better off blogging once a week for 52 weeks, then you are blogging for 30 days in a row and then not blogging for 3 months. That really is the key. Then, a little variety without going away from your niche. If you want to do well with a particular part of your niche. Write three blogs about it, and use the same keywords in all three. Google, needs to know you’re not a one blog wonder!
6. What did not work out so well for your blog? Why?
Hoping. Writing a blog, posting it and sitting back hoping that the world will flock around and automatically propel my blog to viral stardom. It doesn’t work that way, after you are consistent with writing your blogs you will need to then be consistent with interacting with other blogs and promoting your posts. Writing and publishing might feel like the important part, and without it you have nothing else. However, you can write the world’s greatest blog, if it’s not shared and nobody comes to read it then why did you do it?
7. What tools, programs, apps do you use to create your blog/website (tools that you can’t live without)?
My website https://stevenwebb.com is WordPress, and I cannot think of a better platform to start your blog. It’s free, it works and with the new version 5 just around the corner your blogs are now going to look amazing.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking, as I’m severely paralysed I rely on speech software. And although all the mobile devices and tablets have speech software that can turn anything I say into written word nothing comes close to the accuracy of Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
8. What piece of advice would you give to someone who is interested in starting a blog?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. (I’m still working on this one)
Don’t spend four days debating on the colour of your logo, what typeface you are going to use. You’re better off writing your blogs, getting the content up there and start getting traffic. As long as the visitors can read the blog, they don’t have to squint their eyes and it is not covered in adverts you will do okay.
Having spent many days, weeks, and months sweating the small stuff I can only imagine how far along my career and blog would be if only I kept writing during that time.
9. What do you have planned for the future of your website/blog?
Next week I will be giving away a 7 day introduction to meditation course in order to build my email list. Oh yeah, build your email list!
10. Where can everyone find you?
The Website: https://stevenwebb.com
I hope you enjoyed the first Featured Writer Rewind with Stephen. He shared a ton of information with you. Stephen actually has a second part that will I will publish at a later date. Be sure to check back my second Featured Writer Friday Rewind author, Al Bell.
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