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I wrote an eBook designed to help you succeed with your blog.
Through the vehicle of storytelling, I relay 10 clear lessons I learned spending 4 months in exotic Savusavu, Fiji.
Some tales relax you; others scare you. I learned how to relax and take it easy from laid back Fijian friends, but I also dealt with deep fears during a blackout.
Blackouts in Savusavu are genuine blackouts.
Imagine a place with few street lights, as is. During a complete black out in this remote area, I could not see my hand in front of my face. Wow.
Do you tell stories through your blog?
Third-person style posts work for becoming successful but weaving tales from your life makes a stronger emotional impact on readers.
Did you grow up reading 3rd person, practical tips, as a kid? Did mom and dad read 3rd person, practical tips, to put you to bed every night?
You read stories and your parents read you stories.
Humans love stories. We use these vehicles to stoke your imagination, to entertain and to appeal to your creativity.
I watch 1 to 2 hours of Netflix or Hulu daily because I love following stories. I also read. I betcha you read and watch streaming videos, too.
People enjoy stories. Movies, novels and good old fashioned, fireside chats enthrall you.
Stories and Blogging
Tell stories through your blog to form a deep connection with readers.
I sometimes list simple, practical tips, sans stories. But I like spicing things up with stories via my blog and eBooks because people remember stories.
Sure you recall a solid practical blogging tip I may share but when I link the tip to being attacked by wild men in Kathmandu, or to being chased by ladyboys in Bangkok, I appeal to your imagination and you WILL remember both stories and blogging tips I share.
Stories dig deeper and hit harder than most practical tips themed posts because tales tickle your emotions.
Think about it; a few years ago, 2 burly ladyboys chased me through the streets of Bangkok, stalking me.
How easy is that to imagine?
Plus, this episode sounds funny. Being in this entertained, amused frame of mind, blogging tips I relate to the experience sear onto your mind.
But you need not have wild experiences in far off lands to make impacts with stories.
Stay at home moms can weave stories about day to day living while caring for children.
Dads working 9-5 jobs full time and blogging part-time can share experiences guaranteed to resonate with fellow blogging dads.
Stories make us realize we are more alike than we ever thought, finding commonality and familiarity through shared experiences.
How to Relate
Make sure you stick to your blogging niche. Tell stories with a point geared toward solving readers problems.
Develop the fine skill of establishing analogies between your niche and the stories you share. I wrote an eBook on the Fiji blogging lessons learned during my stay in lovely Savusavu.
Locals took it easy; island living.
Some Fijians are so relaxed and laid back that they die after getting hit on the head by falling coconuts, sleeping under trees.
I learned how to adopt an easy-going, laid back vibe as I blogged to sustain myself for a long journey and to build success momentum daily.
Relate your story to your niche. Make an analogy.
Connect with readers on a deep, core level, to serve your audience and to accelerate your success.