Week in Review – The Grand Tour, Build Authority and Drive Traffic, Case Study
I am repeating Sarah Arrow’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge. I am doing Round Two to get my blogging groove back. Over the past 12 months, my blogging has been sporadic at best. I will be posting a lot about the books that I am reading during the Read the World Challenge. Because I have put so much thought into making sure that I choose the right books, I have a lot of good information to offer. Many of the books I read have a lot of practical tips, some of which I will share with you. Here’s what I wrote about this week.
Monday – The Grand Tour – Avil Beckford’s Musings: Combining ideas, allowing them to cross-pollinate, is a path to success if you read the right books. In months five and twelve of the Read the World Challenge, we are visiting Europe, so I decided that I would read a book about the Grand Tour. Click through the post to see how I arrived at this decision. Note: Since writing this post, I found and ordered, The Grand Tour, Or, A Journey Through the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and France.
Tuesday – Notes on Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg: I read Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg during the first month of the Read the World Challenge, and it was like a breath of fresh air. You have to unlearn many of the things you were taught about writing. Click through to read my notes on this really good book. You will pick up a few tips that you can use right now.
Wednesday – Case Study: Is the Read the World Challenge Right for You?: I talk about the Read the World Challenge a lot because it’s something I believe in. In this post, I include comments from participants, which builds the case for why you should join the Read the World Challenge. We would love it if your joined us.
Thursday – Why It’s Important to Review Notes Regularly: I’ve written a lot about the importance of taking notes while reading. Taking notes is not enough, you have to review your notes because that’s when magic happens. Read through to learn more about why you have to review your notes.
Friday – Writing Blog Posts That Build Authority, Drive Traffic: During Month One of the challenge, I read Creating Fat Content by Andy Williams. I learned a lot about building authority and driving traffic to a website. This book is a must-read because it contains strategies that other books overlook.
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