2015 Top Posts and 15 Countries…

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To start this year, I’d like to use this opportunity to share with you the top PBW & Beyond blog posts of 2015.

They are…

(1) @Jenny_Chisom is Here on Her Blog Tour

In this post, I interviewed Jenny Chisom, one of Nigeria’s amazing bloggers. She runs Logos Audibles, a content development company in Nigeria as well as other blogging events in Nigeria.

When you read the interview, you’ll learn more about her person, her blogging style, her ideal blog reader and the challenges she faces as a blogger.

Read @Jenny_Chisom is Here on Her Blog Tour.

(2) All Bloggers Don’t Blog for the Same Reason

In this post, I share my opinion on why bloggers should stop worrying about their posting frequency and competitors.

The main thing you should do is to create time to blog – and enjoy your blogging journey. Stop killing yourself over your blog.

Read All Bloggers Don’t Blog for the Same Reason.

(3) #BLOGGING: 3 Simple Hacks That Will Make Your Blog Post Really, Really Persuasive

A persuasive blog post has the power to draw a reader in. It amplifies the author’s message to connect with the reader. All that is required of you is focused thinking and the ability to give valued content to your audience in a way that encourages them to do what needs to be done.

The main idea of this post is that ‘writing a persuasive blog post is easy’. Just follow the three tips I shared and you’ll be good to go.

Read #BLOGGING: 3 Simple Hacks That Will Make Your Blog Post Really, Really Persuasive.

(4) A Tribute to WordPress

According to Expanded Ramblings’ DMR blog, as of November 7, 2015, the number of pageviews on WordPress blogs monthly equaled 20.3 billion. Also, as of June 26, 2015, the number of posts that have been written with WordPress stands at 2.5 billion.

Those numbers are large.

This further proves one thing. It proves that the WordPress blogging platform has domineeringly been embraced by the blogging community. More and more companies are now running their blogs on the platform more than ever.

This post is all about my appreciation for the WordPress platform.

Read A Tribute to WordPress.

(5) Originality Is Relative

In creative works, there’s the talk of being original.

It’s a feat that has driven some people insane. It’s also a feat that has driven others to fame. Whether its music, business strategy, writing or blogging, you can create something original. Just follow the tips I shared.

In essence, this post contains three tips to help you become original in your work.

Read Originality is Relative.

Thank you again…

I also want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you who visited and read this blog last year.

You all came from a total of 15 countries. Topping the list of countries that visited PBW & Beyond in 2015 are the United States of America, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Thank you to all my WordPress.com and Twitter followers. Thank you for staying loyal to PBW & Beyond in 2015. I appreciate your support.

I look forward to a brighter 2016 year ahead.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Prosper B. Wealth (Founder, Lovegeria)

#BLOGGING: 3 Simple Hacks That Will Make Your Blog Post Really, Really Persuasive

When you write a post, you should embed yourself in it.

It is good for your readers and you.

If you ask me, I’ll tell you that a very persuasive blog post is attractive to read. It gets your audience to tick the yes box. You’ll also feel good about yourself when you hit the publish button.

There will be no need for you to beat around the bush. You just know that you’ve done a good job – irrespective of whether you are on the blogging amateur or professional level.

With this in mind, I want to share with you three simple hacks for crafting out a really, really persuasive blog post.

Now, lets start.

1) Match your words to your audience needs

For you to do this, you have to learn what’s important to them.

The reason is because whenever you write, you are always writing for someone else. It’s very easy to forget this. The idea of writing the way you want can sometimes make you blind to your audience needs.

All audiences are different; and this may sound obvious but in practice, you may forget to apply this concept to your work.

All in all: your audience matters. Keep them in mind when doing your writing.

2) Speak in the jargon your audience accepts

There is a way your audience speaks. There are words that your audience uses. They might be technical or derogatory in manner. The important is that you identify the kind of phrases that are not offensive to the particular audience that you’re writing to.

When you think about your audience differently, your writing will improve – especially in terms of how you combine your use of jargon and everyday words in your sentences.

Another way of interpreting this is to use the vocabulary that your audience understands.

3) Connect your writing voice to the blog post you’re writing

To connect your writing voice to the blog post that you’re writing, all you have to do is find your blogging voice.

Your blogging voice encompasses the way you use your writing to express your thoughts – and the style, of course.

For the sake of the growth of your blog in future, work on focusing your efforts on developing your writing voice. It’s an essential that you take your time to get this write. It is one of the ways to avoid your pattern of writing in twists and turns.

Focus on a single message in each of your posts. If you have different ideas that you want to merge into that particular post, title the blog post like a theme on the topic.

IN CONCLUSION

Writing a persuasive blog post is easy. Just use the three tips above.

OVER TO YOU…
Have you ever wondered if your blog post is persuasive enough? Please share your experience with us in the comments.