This is an email from Blogging Mastery, a newsletter by 150 Days To Blogging Mastery.

1 Huge Blogging Opportunity That 99.9% Of Bloggers Don’t Take Advantage Of

Blogging lesson 14 of 150

“Tom, this program is so incredible because you’re just so kind and generous.”

Wow.

Someone in my LinkedIn Sprint program told me that the other day.

I was blown away.

And it reminded me of an old blog post I wrote..

A while back I wrote about how the best “marketing strategy” for bloggers was to give a damn. I thought it might be the perfect time to talk about that again..

I used to work at Disney 8 years ago.

Every morning before our restaurant opened we’d ask a child to come to the front of the store.

We had huge metal doors that would open and close at the push of a button, and so we took that opportunity to make magic.

We’d ask the children to “use the force” to open the restaurant.

When they raised their hands in Jedi-like fashion, we’d press the button to open the doors.

Behind them would be a massive cupcake big enough for Chewbacca to eat, and a big smile would form on the faces of our guests.

It was so fun.

Let me ask you a question..

Do you think they’ll ever forget that?

The answer is not in a million fucking years.

I still remember when I met Pluto when I was 5 years old.

You bet that kid, and their family, will remember that moment for life.

That’s called going above and beyond for your people.

That’s the kinda shit that gave me pride to work at Disney.

It’s the kinda stuff that you need to tap into as a writer.

Go Above And Beyond For Your Readers, Because All The Big Name Writers Don’t Have Time For That

“He doesn’t care about people,” said my friend.

We were talking about a big name writer you’ve probably heard of.

The general vibe he gives off is “I don’t give a fuck about you, peon.”

Wanna know why?

Because he never responds to comments, despite preaching on and on about empathy, kindness, and how to live a more fulfilling life.

Granted, I do a bad job responding to comments too sometimes, but it’s not like I NEVER respond to them.

Here is your competitive advantage, writers.

Instead of clapping for responses, or favoriting tweet replies, why not respond back, follow that person, and respond to one of their posts?

Why not send them a personal message?

“Hey! Thanks for commenting on my tweet today. It’s super nice to meet you Jason!”

You just made that person’s day. You showed them why the internet is such a cool place.

Instead of them yelling into the abyss, begging top writer man (or anyone) to give them attention and them not getting it, you decided to give it to them!

You were the one to give them an unforgettable reply, or their first follower, or a nice message in the DM’s.

You think they’ll remember that shit?

What if you do that for 100 people?

Think they’ll remember you?

Think it’ll be easy for you to build an audience of 100 true fans if you do this?

Sure it will.

And the big name bloggers CAN’T do that.

So that’s your competitive advantage.

The answer isn’t to go viral.

It’s right in front of you.

It’s that person who just commented on your post.

Sure, you won’t make a thousand dollars by responding to that 1 person right now.

But if you do it enough…

With time…

Welcome to my newsletter, 150 days to blogging mastery. This is the 14th of 150 lessons, which we’ll publish every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the end of the year. Please subscribe (above).

If you want to learn how to write every day on LinkedIn for 30 days, consider signing up for my free course.

--

--

--

Writing tips. 3 times per week. From somebody who has 50K followers on Medium.

Recommended from Medium

8 Principles I’ve Lived By To Make $90,000 Per Year Writing Online

Why Clapping on Medium Should be Automated — Just Hear Me Out

Randi-Lee Bowslaugh On The 5 Things You Need To Be A Successful Author or Writer

Write the Book You Want to Read

Writing On Medium Vs Blogging On Your Site — Which Option Is Best In 2021?

How to Create a Content Calendar (+ Free Template)

Is Medium Still Worth It If You’re Permanently in Curation Jail?

The Authors I Looked Up To as A Newbie

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Tom Kuegler

Tom Kuegler

Travel blogger. 28 years old. Currently in Mexico. Get my free 5-day Medium course via email → https://bit.ly/35yyIIu

More from Medium

Write Like an Athlete

Making Money on LinkedIn Isn’t Obvious to Most (Let Me Show You)

One little trick that will make writing easier

#22. Medium Founder Ev Williams Shares New Thoughts On Future of Creator Economy and More