My name is Ryan Holiday and I am a media manipulator.

Or, well, at least I was…

I have a different approach today.

But if you’d have asked me just a few years ago how to build a brand from nothing—how to get press, sell books or move products—I’d have told you to do three things:

  1. Lie
  2. Cheat
  3. Steal

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How can you take your blog from zero to hero?

Follow these 5 simple steps and you’re set.

How do I know?

Zero to hero rhymes. Sort of.

And if it rhymes, it must be true!

(Case in point: no pain… no gain)

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Is there such a thing as a “perfect blog post?”

The answer is “YES!”

There are 9 essential elements of what I call “the perfect blog post” and each element serves a specific purpose.

(The fact that each element is backed up by psychological, conversion rate optimization, and typographical research is a bonus!)

It’s a revolutionary idea, and you’ll LOVE IT.

What is the perfect blog post… and how can you create it?

Well, if you’re using Thesis and WordPress, it’s EASY, and right now I’m going to show you exactly how to do it.

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I have some bad news to break: no matter how many hours you’ve put into designing and creating your blog, it’s not “done” yet.

The good news is that blogs aren’t hard to tweak. You can just login to your WordPress dashboard, and tweak until your site is humming along.

In fact, I believe that blogs that perform the best are those that are constantly being improved over time. It also puts a lot less pressure on you to get it perfect the first time, because let’s face it you probably wouldn’t get your site up at all if it had to be 100% perfect.

Here are the 7 things you can do to improve your blog, and make sure that it’s designed with your goals in mind and getting you results, even while you’re sleeping.

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Do you ever wonder what everyone else is doing to get tons of traffic from Pinterest?

Are you one of the many who just don’t see what the buzz is all about?

If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, I’ve got good and bad news for you. The bad news is you aren’t using Pinterest correctly—or at all! There are crucial strategies that you need to be applying to get results.

But the good news is, I can teach you what you need to know.

And by the end of this article, you’ll understand what you need to do to start getting more traffic from Pinterest.

I’ve got 5 specific tips for you, and they are as follows:

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