This experts guide is the final post in the series about blogging for personal branding. If you are just starting out, check out my beginners blogging guide. If you have been blogging already and looking for ways to take it to the next level, refer to my advanced guide to blogging.

Experts Guide To Blogging by Kumar Gauraw

As an advanced blogger, you want to do things that will help you get your blog in the mainstream. You want to work towards driving massive traffic to your website. You want to generate revenues through your blog and grow your business.

Important Things Expert Bloggers Do

Let’s discuss some of the important steps you can take to achieve your goals. You may not follow everything. But if you do, you will reap the benefits of these steps and grow your business and your online presence tremendously.

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Those who know me should know that I am a Toastmasters fan. I enjoy being with my club every Thursday evening. I believe it is a great confidence building platform, especially for those who want to get rid of the fear of speaking in public.

Refuse To Accept Defeat Without Fighting The Good Fight

During our last club meeting it was interesting when Toastmaster Kim Vesely put me on the spot. In the Table Topics section of the meeting, she invited me to the stage with a question something like this:

What is the one character trait of yours that you think others should also have?

 

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Several months ago, I came across this beautiful story through my Facebook news feed and I had stored it in my collections for future reference. Going through my Evernote today, I decided to share this with you here. I am not sure about the origin of this story or the author. But the story is very powerful and touching. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Husband carrying wife - just like marriage day

The Story

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, “I’ve got something to tell you.”

She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, “Why?”

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In a recent motivational seminar I attended, one of the top coaches from one of the top private franchisee businesses said from the stage that “Life isn’t fair.” He also added that “life isn’t supposed to be fair and that is what makes it so worth living.”

TED Talk - 3As Of Awesome By Neil

He was absolutely inspirational and ignited the spirits with his authentic talk. Everybody was moved. But I can’t forget a statement he made challenging the audience which went something along these lines:

If life hasn’t hit you yet folks, get ready because it will.

 

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Most people today understand the value of personal branding. Most of us know that blogging is a powerful way to build a strong personal brand identity online. Yet, many people are not able to move ahead with their blogging strategy because of not knowing where to begin the journey.

Beginners Guide On Blogging For Personal Branding

I get questions about starting a website, starting a blog, and asking where to begin. People ask me if it takes a lot of time and money to start and manage a blog. Many people get excited and get started after talking to me, but they soon begin to fade away as they can’t keep up simply because they aren’t prepared.

Well, first of all, success in anything worthwhile requires work (sometimes, hard work depending on how big your goal is). But one thing is sure: success doesn’t happen by accident. You must know what you want to achieve, plan how you want to achieve what you want to achieve. And then, work the plan, persist with discipline and do not quit!

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Website speed is one of the top concerns of every webmaster. Especially since the news came that search engines factor page load time for ranking websites, it has become even more critical aspect. And that's exactly where Content Delivery Networks (CDN) come into picture.

Speed Up Your Website With CDN77 And CloudFlare

Speaking of CDN service providers, if you haven’t heard about CDN77 before, you are not alone. I didn’t know about them either, until I was approached by Jessica at CDN77 to try their services on one of my websites. Jessica offered me a free 14 day trial period.  I agreed to try them on my Krishna World Wide Team website.

Although I am on a paid plan with MaxCDN until the end of this year, I wanted to find out a good alternative to MaxCDN in case I need. So, I started my trial and so far I am extremely happy with the website speed improvements I have seen.

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Investing in my future is the first thing I had to learn when I started my journey as an entrepreneur. It was an obvious but difficult habit to cultivate as I did not have a business background. I did not understand the value of investing in the beginning.

Investing In Your Blog As Business Is Important To Growth

However, with the help and support of my coach, I got over it and learnt to invest appropriately.

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This is a guest post by Professor Fernando Pargas, the author of the book Ending the Male Leadership Myth. He teaches management at James Madison University in Virginia. His specialties are international management, interpersonal skills and organizational behavior. You may connect with Professor Pargas on Google+.

Leadership, it’s such a powerful, yet overly used word in our society.  We teach it in universities, not only as content in a business class, but entire semesters and workshops are dedicated to it. 

Ending The Male Leadership Myth  by  Fernando Pargas

Politicians have adopted it for their own needs: they criticize their opponent for his/her lack of “leadership” and bill themselves as great leaders.  We men are particularly fond of the word; it was men who came to believe that simply by being male, we had a birth given right to it.

It was easy to research for my latest book examples of the use and misuse, understanding and misunderstanding of leadership, but it was harder to realize how much I too had bought into the misnomer of leadership.  I wrote there that as an international executive in charge of establishing, opening, joint venturing or managing businesses around the world, I experienced this blind faith in leadership first-hand.

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