Writing for Eyeballs, Writing for Love

I check my site stats daily, just wanting to see how many people have been checking the site out. I check what posts do well, what’s speaking to people, search terms, and referral links. Way back when I started blogging, I wrote about whatever came to mind, and what I was interested in. I try […]

The Generosity Model

Quick. Name a low-cost, effective way to grow your readership, connect with other bloggers, and gain the most valuable asset of all – trust. What did you come up with? Comment down below! Feeling stumped? I’ll tell you my answer … Be Generous That’s right. Give outrageously valuable content away. Help people out and expect nothing […]

Competition, Community, and Cartels

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The incredible opportunities available to people to share their creative work and build a tribe are unprecedented. Whatever your work, cause, or mission, you can use the web, social media, and digital publishing to spread the word. The gatekeepers have been shoved aside, and never before in the history of mankind have such opportunities existed. […]

Want to Create? Then Prepare for Pain – A Guest Post for Goins, Writer

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Great news everyone! Jeff Goins, author of the book Wrecked, and the brains behind the top writing blog, Goins, Writer, has kindly approved my guest post! Jeff’s writing has been instrumental in my own journey in to creativity, blogging, and the craft of writing. You can access the article in the link below. I would […]

How Many Is Enough?

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“Matt, I really enjoy reading your blog, I look forward to your posts each time” “I’m so glad you’re writing about this topic, I wish I had realized it when I was younger” “Your writing inspires me to take a chance in my life” In the pursuit of large subscriber counts, high traffic, and monetization, […]

Interview with Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing

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I am thrilled to publish this interview with Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing! Danny was kind enough to spend some time with me (and be patient through the audio kinks) and share his thoughts on building a business, discipline, productivity, and making responsible choices. There is a ton of great content on this interview, and […]

The Priority Secrets of 11 Great Bloggers

Priority Secrets of 11 Great Bloggers

“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first” – Steven Pressfield, The War of Art Since I began blogging, I’ve been blown away by the community of writers, entrepreneurs, and creatives who are willing to connect […]