Why Many Are Giving Up Blogging?

King 5The significant aim of every blogger, especially writers, is to win the heart of readers to visit their blogs. This the way to tell your visitors what you do. After all the hard work, at the end of the day, only between ten to twenty readers visit the writer’s blog. This is very frustrating indeed.

There are hundreds of articles online, giving instructions on how to attract more traffic to your site. Like many others, I have  tried a lot of them without success.

Sometimes, you might feel that your articles are boring or not inspiring, but that’s not the problem. The reason many readers aren’t visiting your blog is: You are posting an article which has already been written by hundreds of writers. Who is interested to read an article written by hundreds of writers over the same subject?

A successful blog has nothing to do with the number of your followers. You can get over million followers, yet still your blog can’t be progressing or successful, because of lack of readers. For example, it is better for any blogger to get at least between 50 – 100 readers per day, than having thousands of followers.

How many of your followers have the time to read what you write? This is the question you need to take into consideration when blogging, in order to create irresistible articles to draw readers’ attention.

Before writing any article ‘Google’ the subject and find out first how many articles are online over the same subject. If there are hundreds of similar articles online, please don’t waste your time to write or post it, but if you still want to write that particular subject, then let it be entirely different from previous published articles.

Investigative articles  are very interesting, always attracting readers, but if you are scared to publish an article over someone, organisation etc; you will never be successful as a blogger, unless you are writing for fun. Fear is a psychological disease that holds success, thus; you’re preventing your success.

I publish articles the media or bloggers dare to publish. Because that’s what many readers want to read. They want something, different, truthful, scandalous and interesting. This is the secret leading to the success of my blog, without enough followers and without paying a cent for any promotion.

If you are an effective and experienced blogger, you can see that traffic on Saturdays and Sundays is very low, yet good articles can easily increase the rate of traffic significantly on both Saturdays and Sundays. You may not know the impact of your articles on society, so never quit. Write interesting articles to be in the race.

Books: Special Branch War- Slaughter in the Rhodesian Bush. Southern Matabeleland And Bitter Sweet

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This searing account primarily covers Ed Bird’s Special Branch (SB) service in the Beitbridge area of southern Matabeleland, 1976-1980, encompassing Operations Repulse and Tangent of the bitter Rhodesian ‘bush war’.

Joining the British South Africa Police (BSAP) in 1964, Bird cut his teeth on Selous Scouts ‘pseudo’ operations during Operation Hurricane in 1974-1976, so was well equipped to deal with the insidious escalation of the ZANLA and ZIPRA campaigns in the south of the country.

A meticulous recorder, Bird implemented and maintained the Beitbridge SB incident log, and it is this diary of terror and death upon which Bird’s account hangs, interspersed with detailed accounts of fire fights, ambushes, landmine blasts, ZANLA executions, traitors and assassinations, SB ‘dirty tricks’ and ‘turning’ terrorists.

Although first and foremost an intelligence-gatherer, Bird thrived on combat and against all protocol inveigled his way onto Fire Force operations and as an air mobile MAG machine-gunner on converted Police Reserve Air Wing aircraft. Decorated for bravery but overlooked for promotion, Bird’s BSAP career became victim to spurious political expedience.

http://www.amazon.com/Special-Branch-War-Slaughter-Matabeleland-ebook/dp/B00MZKAW2Y

 

BIRD 1Following the untimely death of his wife, Hilton Shire, a newly appointed private investigator, embarks on a quest for revenge. He enlists the help of his brothers-in-law, Jordan and Kyle to prove that Sabrina was murdered. Hilton and his comrades believe that Sabrina was killed because of her investigation into the demise of Julie Curl’s husband years before. They also believe that Sabrina was drawing close – too close – to the truth hence she met with unmitigated violence.

The case unfurls to something more sinister and complex as the investigators find themselves taken as far away as Barbados and into dangerous situations they never thought possible. Will Hilton get to the bottom of the mystery and avenge his wife before more killings take place? In this brilliantly orchestrated novel, E.D. Bird takes readers on a relentless cat and mouse chase across the unforgettable southern African nations and Barbados.

The unfolding adventure is menacing, perilous, intriguing and, in the end, it could possibly be Bitter Sweet…

http://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Sweet-E-D-Bird/dp/1517695732/

The Author

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E.D. Bird was born in Scotland on March 17, 1955, but has lived in Zimbabwe since 1957. The author was divorced in 1987 but remarried the same person on the 20th anniversary of their original wedding date and continue to live happily in Bulawayo with their two rescue dogs. E.D. Bird is an animal lover and, over the years, has had a variety of pets including horses, dogs and cats.

Bird has worked for a law firm for 13 years and also joined the family business, a gold mining enterprise. Growing up in a rural mining environment and working in the mining industry has given the author a sound basis for the situations created in this novel.”

THE BEER STORY

Holland's Heineken beer

Heineken beer: One of the poorest beers in the world but a good promotion has made it a good beer than any Belgium beer.

Why Holland’s Heineken, Is One Of The Poorest Beers In Europe, But Internationally Known Than Any Quality Beer In Belgium?

In reality, Holland’s famous Heineken beer has no chance with any Belgium beer

This is a humor story created by the writer, even though there are genuine facts.

Both Holland and Belgium have customs they have been following for decades and made names for themselves in producing certain quality products. Apart from the coffee shops selling drugs to customers, with impunity and the tradition of eating a soured raw herring ‘fish), Holland’s Heineken beer has increased the fame of  the country, making it one of the most tourists attraction centers in Western Europe, especially in Amsterdam.

This is where the story begins: Is it a concern to people or the Belgians, to find out the reason Belgium is one of the world’s leading producers of quality beer, yet the fame in that production is completely buried or lost? Yes! Beer experts can tell you that Belgium brews over more than twenty quality beers, including La Chouffe, Corsendonk Peter Noster, Delirium Tremens, Gouden and De Koninck, yet Heineken, a beer produced in Holland, which lacks quality standards, (when compared to Belgium’s beer) is known throughout the whole world, leaving Belgium’s quality beers far behind.

Have you ever heard of this slogan in the field of advertising? “A quality product doesn’t need any advertisement.” Since Belgium believe they produce quality beer, they relaxed, slept and made merry around their products, without making any effort to sell or promote it. They were dwelling on miracles to sell the beer because there is a street in Antwerp called ‘Jezus Straat’ (Jesus Street). It is true that out of compassion Jesus turned water to wine, but to sell Belgium’s quality beer wasn’t in his diary.

While the Belgians were fast asleep, dreaming of miraculous sales of their quality beers and wake up during the day busy building statues and naming streets after King Leopold II, a king that killed and maimed over ten million Africans in Congo, when there is no statue of Adolf Hitler, for killing six million Jews, Holland is actively engaged in seeking international market for their poor Heineken beer. Today Heineken is one of the famous beers in the whole world.

In Africa, we used to say that ‘Kwesi Buronyi Ye Ayen,’ meaning the White man is a Witch, in the sense that they use that witchcraft to develop their country, while African witchcraft destroys. But believe me, if there is witchcraft for destruction, it doesn’t only exist in Africa, because the continent suffered the witchcraft destruction in underdevelopment, slavery, looting and killings in the hands of Europeans and kings like the Butcher of Belgium, King Leopold II.

The best quality beers are available in Belgium

La Chouffe is one of Belgium’s quality beers, but its fame buried forever

A mind or a country full of hatred, racism, and discrimination never progresses. That’s the situation in Belgium. Despite the racial problems worldwide, the Dutch gets along nicely with the Suriname, Curacao, Antillean etc, thus; you can see that Holland is more developed and better integrated than Belgium. The Flemish finds it hard to cooperate with the Walloon, let alone a Congolese.  If Bart De Wever, the mayor of Antwerp, wants the Flemish to be an independent state from Walloon, in such a small country, signifies lack, of proper union and integration.

Finally, how can Belgium establish its name firmly in the world’s beer book, as the leading producer of quality beer to beat Holland? That can never happen because Holland’s Heineken beer is even available at the remote part of Africa, where there is no electricity. Above all, a  bad character that doesn’t change is like a car’s flat tire, it doesn’t move, it always stays at the same place.

Book Review: How Fake Reviews Have Tarnished The Image Of The Publishing Industry

REVIEWReviews influence the majority of people, including readers, when they shop online, but many are fake.

Apart from promotion, marketing and the effectiveness of the social media, book review plays an important role in the sales of books. A good review reflects on how good or great the book is, giving it a unique recognition, to entice book readers to go for the product.

Writing a book without any effort to sell it, is like putting a lighted candle under an upside down bucket, no one will see the ray of light, supposed to brighten the environment. As a matter of fact, as an aspiring writer, I thought writing a book was the toughest thing on earth, until I realized that the hardest part of being an author is facing the reality of promoting or marketing your book.

Like flowers depend on rain or water to blossom, every writer dreams of getting a good review to enhance the sales of his or her book, unfortunately, review doesn’t come easy. Since it doesn’t come easy, many resort to the means of dishonesty, by faking reviews, at many bookstores, including Amazon, Createspace and Barnes and Noble.

Life is full of dishonesty and cheating to the extent that, if you don’t follow up to live in that category, you are considered a fool in the society. The desire to make it to the top, has brought corruption in the book review industry today. Many pay for book review, something I will never do, the fact that I consider it a bribe to someone to review my book. If you are confident your book is good, please desist from paying for review. This is an advice I will give to any genuine author.

Let’s take for example, if my book isn’t good, since I have paid to be reviewed, there is a certain pressure on the reviewer to give me a good review. In my opinion, an author should rely on a review from an unknown reader. Just be patient, no matter how long it takes. Don’t let the desire to sell your book at all cost, push you into certain things which question your integrity and diminish your credibility as an author or writer.

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Cheating ‘Bestselling, award-winning author, R.J. Ellory. He was exposed after faking his reviews for years to reach the top.

One of the famous writers who resorted to dishonesty, by cheating to the top is R.J. Ellory. The cheating ‘Bestselling, award-winning’ author, was caught faking Amazon reviews for both his own books and the books of his competitors. Ellory was caught writing fake Amazon reviews by fellow author Jeremy Duns online. He praises his own work and faked reviews against his competitors, he saw as his enemies.

He sold millions of books under false reviews, while his followers acknowledged him as one of the world’s greatest writers. There are many genuine writers with good stories, because they aren’t cheating, no one knows, cares or classifies them as good writers or authors. They don’t even have enough followers on Twitter or Facebook, because we are in world that liars and cheats are easily accepted in the society, because they often appear on the television to deceive the people.

Recently one of the biggest online bookshops has deleted many reviews they suspected to be fake. Patience moves mountains. As writers and authors aiming to sell our books, we should take our reputation and credibility into consideration to live clean.

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Mistakes Most Women Do When Desperate

Couple of years ago in Africa, a pastor living somewhere in my neighbourhood, claims he has powers to cure barrenness and other health problems. Many women with diverse problems, including those looking for children without success, teamed up in numbers, all hoping and trusting this pastor, whose heart was far from God, using the Bible to prey on women who weren’t aware of his devilish plans.

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Love is strange and unpredictable, but relationship at work the right thing to do?

Have you heard that desperate people do desperate things? Actuated by a feeling of hopelessness, having an urgent need or finding yourself in desperate situations, what some people will do or go to the extreme lengths to get whatever they are looking for, will put you in a state of shock and bewilderment for the rest of your entire life, when you hear about it.

An ordained pastor serving God does what God requires of him, but this fake pastor was strong enough to tell each woman seeking for a ‘miraculous cure’ to have a baby, to remove their underwear. Like king Solomon sleeping with his concubines, the pastor defiled and had carnal knowledge with every woman that came to see him. Some of the women kept this ungodly act secret and those that thought he was a bad pastor told their husbands.

In the scotching sun, one hot afternoon, angry husbands stormed the premises of the false pastor with clubs and cutlasses. He peeped through the key hole of the door and saw angry men behind the door; trying to find their way into the room he had been committing his sins. I think that was the first time he had the vision to ask God what to do next. He opened the rear house window, jumped out and fled for his dear life. He was never seen again.

Women face different kinds of temptations daily in the society. The question is: Being a woman, what would you do when facing such temptations? For example, would you sleep with the boss of a company, who requests for sex before giving you the job of your dream or you will turn away from such a person? Reference: In 2010, the US-based Center For Work Life-Policy found that 15 per cent of women, even at executive level or above, admitted to sleeping with their boss.

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When love relationship with your boss turns messy at work, is the beginning of the lady’s nightmare.

Would you call such relationships stupid when it improved their career chances? If really some women can do that to get promotion, then how do they feel, knowing that they didn’t earn that promotion through hard work?  Yet there are many reasons experts say it is never good to have a relationship at working place. A lady who accepts such advances and sleeps with her boss, should keep in her mind that her boss will do similar thing again with the next female looking for job.

There are problems in relationships and when a relationship of such kind comes to a bitter end, who does it affect most, the boss or the lady? In my opinion one gains a lot of respect at work when you refrain from any love affair at work. Above all the chances of losing your job are very slim. It is also known that many women give up their jobs when experiencing unwanted sexual advances from their superiors. That’s good thinking and action.

Whatever temptation a woman might face, she has the power to make a bad or good decision, but always remember it is never good to involve in love affair at the office when you are paid to work. You might think you are the lucky one because you’ve been picked by your boss out of your colleagues, but when the relationship becomes stormy that will be the beginning of your nightmare.

 

The Psychology Of Selling

Double and triple your sales—in any market.

The purpose of this book is to give you a series of ideas, methods, strategies, and techniques that you can use immediately to make more sales, faster and easier than ever before.

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It’s a promise of prosperity that sales guru Brian Tracy has seen fulfilled again and again. More sales people have become millionaires as a result of listening to and applying his ideas than from any other sales training process ever developed.

Book Review By Tony DeFrancisco 
I have to admit, that when it comes to sales training, my personal favorite is Tom Hopkins with Brian Tracy right behind. Why listen to both? Because I have always believed that you should get training from various qualified sources. Another one of my favorite trainers is James E. Rohn. Mr. Rohn advises to get advice from as many people as possible. When it comes to selling, I am looking for maximum effectiveness.
           Tracy and Hopkins have walked the walk, have both set sales records along with being great trainers.Tracy is more into the consultative approach although he uses some of the tried and proven closing techniques that sales professionals use. What impressed me about Tracy is that he speaks from experience having been selling since he was ten years old. He has taught more than 500,000 students in over 500 companies.
            Like Tom Hopkins, he has walked the walk, talks the talk and is one great trainer as well.Using the combined advice of Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy I was able to reach my monthly goal at my last job in only three days. The first time I used these techniques I moved from next to last place out of 71 sales reps to 3rd out of 75 reps in only one month. This stuff works. Right now I am using Brian’s strategies in my network marketing company. They work very well.
          That said, being familiar with Tracy in particular his tape series The Psychology of Selling, I was expecting much more in this book than what is offered. By contrast, Advanced Selling strategies which Tracy wrote over ten years ago was a huge book, packed with information and had more than enough meat.Nonethless, The Psychology of Selling is a good book, a great primer for new sales people and a great refresher for experienced sales people as well. If you buy this, you will want to add the tape program as well or Advanced Selling Strategies.

The Author

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Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.
             Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology.
            He is the top selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.
He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International.
          Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.
            He has traveled and worked in over 80 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is happily married and has four children. He is active in community and national affairs, and is the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California.