Creating and connecting from an authentic energy.
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Let’s dissect a few of these trends so you can create success momentum heading into 2019.
Create and Connect
Gone are the days of gaming search engines and social media.
Either you create helpful, targeted content and build genuine friendships or you will struggle terribly in 2019.
Google all but forces you to get backlinks only after building meaningful bonds and valuable content, as it should be.
Facebook gives precedence to posts generating serious engagement.
Create helpful content through:
- blog posts
- guest posts
- videos (more on that later)
to position yourself as a trusted blogging authority in your niche.
Ankit Singla does an excellent job creating helpful resources for bloggers. Follow his lead to ride this powerful creative trend into 2019.
Connect with top bloggers in your niche by:
- commenting genuinely on their blogs
- promoting them on your blog
- promoting them via social media
Establishing warm bonds with fellow bloggers grows your tribe and increases your success exponentially over the long haul.
Be generous. Give freely. Don’t obsess over asking for anything in return.
Become connected by connecting yourself to bloggers through the concept of being super generous.
Donna Merrill embodies this concept beautifully. Observe her in action to see networking done right.
Simple and Clear Designs Will Win
Hyped up, heavy, garish blog designs bursting at the seams with wild-looking graphics, inflated income claims and disgusting bloat will gradually vanish in 2019.
Clean, clear, simple designs will rule.
Rose at Quiltripping uses a clean, simple, concise theme to lay the foundation for a pleasant user experience. No distractions. No bloat.
2019 will be the year of blogging simplicity. Bloggers will focus heavily on substance and won’t be as concerned with all those design bells and whistles which tend to bog down blogs and make for a poor user experience on mobile devices.
Video Takes Off
Although you want to create helpful text-based posts on your blog, consider adding video to your blogging arsenal in 2019.
Smartphone users seem to be going video gaga these days. I observe a high number of mobile users viewing video on their phones while riding the subway around NYC.
Broadcasting live videos on Facebook or uploading video to Facebook and YouTube builds trust. Readers literally see your human-ness and bond on a deeper level.
Going the live video route also boosts your confidence tremendously. I’ve become a clearer, more confident, less self-conscious blogger since doing hundreds of live broadcasts on Facebook.
Genuine In and Actors Out
2019 will be the year of the genuine, honest, compassionate blogger.
Heart-centered people will gain greater exposure as actors posing as dishonest, manipulative bloggers will bite the cyber dust.
Expect massive success to flow to bloggers teaching folks to focus on the 3 P’s:
- follow your passion
- solve a problem through your content
- focus heavily on the process of creating and connecting and little on outcomes (traffic and profits) to see the greatest success
Toss in 2 more P’s: patience and persistence.
Meanwhile, the fear-filled, impatient, desperate or greedy bloggers of the world will go the way of the dinosaur, fading into oblivion in 2019.
2019 will be a fun, freeing and fulfilling year for bloggers who stick to the basics.
Learn how to blog from established pro bloggers.
Patiently and generously create helpful content and build meaningful friendships with bloggers in your niche.
Put in the time, be of service and honor these trends in the coming year to accelerate your blogging success.