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Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time by Stanford Smith, Mark Schaefer

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CHAPTER 20Blogging Habits

Blogging success is built on mastering your specific combination of skills and traits. Like anything, the best results come from turning key activities into habits.

Close examination of successful personal blogs point to four important habits. The following sections explore how you can put those habits into practice.

HABIT 1: WRITE EVERY DAY—PUBLISH ON A SCHEDULE

We can learn a lesson from the great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. People marveled at his consistency and his voluminous creative output. His strategy was simple: write 1,000 words every day. Now that doesn’t sound like a lot. In analog terms, that’s roughly two pages of double-spaced type. But add it up. He could write the equivalent of one paperback ...

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