8 More Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

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Do you ever feel as if your blog has plateaued?

Like you’ve hit some kind of blogging hump you just can’t get over?

About a year ago I wrote the 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers here on Copyblogger.

I practice those habits and continue to see huge improvements in my writing — but some habits come more naturally than others.

Through this continued struggle, I’ve identified 8 more habits to help stay on top of the ceaseless blogging and writing game, to get over those humps and get back to work that matters.

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How to Captivate New Readers in
5 Seconds or Less

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Have you ever been told you can’t judge a book by its cover?

Well, that traditional wisdom isn’t true.

Not only can you make accurate judgements about something from one glance, you almost certainly do it hundreds of times every day without even being aware of it.

It’s not just books we judge based on first impressions. Blogs and other websites are in the firing line as well.

While we all like to think we’re open-minded, every one of us constantly makes instant judgments and decisions. We judge everything from books and businesses to people based on our first impressions.

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4 Ways to Use Social Proof
(Before Anyone Knows Who You Are)

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Have you read the classic post from the Copyblogger archives explaining why you need to leverage social proof on your blog? If so, then I don’t need to convince you how important social proof is for online success.

Social proof is pretty simple. It’s just the human instinct that if someone else is doing something (buying a product, reading a blog, jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge) then it’s probably a good thing to do.

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The 8 Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers

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Do you want to be a successful blogger?

I do. I might be getting a bit obsessed with it, actually.

Post ideas pop into my head unexpectedly. I keep a long running list of ideas for improving my blog.

I also study how the most successful bloggers got where they are, and I pore over every word that they write.

If you want to be a great blogger, you should, too.

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