It’s an extremely good question! After all, every Tom, Dick and Harry is offering this kind of help and advice. It’s everywhere you turn on the Internet and social media sites.
I’ll get to who I am next, but first let me answer this:
Why would I bother diving head first in to this already saturated blogging niche that appears filled with gurus and know-it-alls left right and centre?
Great question, I’m glad you asked. Well I’ll tell you…
Some of the blogging and SEO articles on other sites are very good. Some are amazingly good.
I’ve been able to drive new strategies and achieve great results through advice and teaching from these types of sites, from top, current SEOs and marketers such as Brian Dean & Neil Patel. These guys really know their shiz. And I mean REALLY!
But then there are other sites. These sites look like they’ve got it all going on. They’ve got a self-hosted WordPress blog with a premium theme whacked on top. Their graphics and logo look great. They lure you in with click-bait, false-promise-titles. They’ve already got you subscribed to their mailing list after 3 seconds of being on their site; It appears to be just that good.
But here’s the deal-breaker: Their content is borderline fiction.
I’m talking complete and utter nonsense that creates myths – especially about the dark art of SEO – and never actually helps anybody. It’s all just words. Fabricated words, and actually never helps – all it does is make you have unrealistic expectations.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying I’m the don of the SEO world or I know all the blogging jedi mind-tricks in the book.
What I will do, though, is tell you about my hands-on experiences with blogging, SEO, branding, blog design etc. Things you can relate to with actionable tips that you can actually take away and use in your own blog or on your own website with ease.
I’ll also back up everything I’m telling you with facts. Cold, hard, shiny facts. There will of none of this second guessing mumbo-jumbo you see elsewhere. None of this put-yourself-on-a-pedestal rubbish. Just solid blogging tips, tricks and truths! Genuine ones. Steady progress ones.
So, back to the initial question at the top of the post:
Who on earth am I to offer blogging tips, tricks and truths, huh?!
Well, as much as I’ve tried to come up with a super geeky pseudonym, (including SEO Wolf, Bloggernator, Chad Superhawk, and Norris) I’m going to use my real name: Peter.
By day I wear many hats. Not physical hats but… you get what I’m trying to say.
I’m a marketer by trade with a passion for great design, branding, digital marketing & SEO. Plus I’ve got the skillz to go along with these claims and make a living by doing these things professionally every day.
I really enjoy what I do. It’s the main reason I’m more than happy to write about the things that work (and don’t work) and hopefully help you, friendly blog or website person, out in the process with your own online ventures, whether it’s blogging or an online business or something else.
I’m not going to pretend to have everything down at first, but I will try my very best and use my neatest handwriting to make it engaging and entertaining. If not, I’ll leave the comments open on each post so you can slaughter me 😉
So, starting Tuesday 14th July 2015 and at least once a week, every week from then on, I’ll be posting here on Blogglebox.
Looking forward to sharing my tips, tricks and truths with you all.
I’ve got a list of items I’m going to cover in coming posts but for now I’d like to hear what you are having blogging problems with or would like to read advice on. Let me know in the comments below: