They are both are successful entrepreneurs. One writes a lot about prostitution and the other writes about startups. To me, they are both the same thing. OK, let’s get this show started.
I usually write about what they wrote about & what I learned from their content. Today, I’m taking a step back and talking about how I learned to blog from them. A recent post of mine, which was #2 on hacker news accumulating over 25,000 views in less than 24 hours, was really because of both Mark And James.
- Be good at something – Mark & James are proven entrepreneurs. They know what they are talking about
- Be consistent – James writes very consistently & holds a twitter Q&A session every thursday. He’s never missed one.
- Bleed in the first line – James wrote this in one of his posts.
- Relate to people – I’ve noticed that my blog posts that relate to people the most, are the one’s that get picked up on other tech & social media sites.
- Find your voice – James & Mark both have very different writing styles, but I know what their style of writing is. Both very unique. They found their voice and stick to it.
- Be personal – James is more personal then Mark undoubtedly, but both are very personal in the things they share. Mark shares the tips of the trades, James teaches you how to be happier.
- Tell the truth – James has redefined the truth. He inspired me to write this post about the interviews I failed:
- Guest blog, but be choosy
- Be helpful – Mark is awesome at this. His posts are usually how to help people with their business. It’s always helpful & this is a big reason why I love it.
- Shit, Fuck & Prostitution. – Not sure why I said this, but James has taught me to be bold. Thanks man.
So to James & Mark, thank you very much. You have helped me redefine my writing style & really help me find my voice.