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5 Blog Tips You Can Learn From The Hunger Games

By Oct 8, 2012 July 8th, 2014 39 Comments

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins follows 16 year old Katniss as she fights her way through a brutal death match. It can teach readers about greed, corruption, and the will to survive. It can also give some great blogging tips, if you look at it correctly.

Here are five ways to blog like a Hunger Games Tribute:

1) Don’t Give Up

In the arena, Katniss has many moments where things get overwhelming, but she doesn’t accept defeat.

Stay in the game. It’s startling to see how many blogs simply disappear after months of inactivity. Don’t let this be happen; keep posting, connecting, finding out what works for you. If need be, get help.

This brings me to the next point:

2) Find Your Allies

Sometimes, blogging friendships seemingly fall out of the sky. One chatty twitter convo and viola. If you’ve got that, great. If not, think of it this way: blogging allies must be cultivated just like real life friendships. In The Hunger Games, Katniss goes searching for Peeta. Look around your niche and find a person you’d like to have as a friend, then make a point to grow that relationship.

3) Be the Best (at something)

Katniss is a fierce huntress while Peeta bakes bread. These are vastly different skill sets, yet both help them stay alive. What can you offer that no one else can? If you take some time to brainstorm and come up with a unique perspective, readers will take notice.

4) Listen to Your Mentor

Don’t have one? Get one. Mentors are invaluable resources. They’ve been there, done that, felt that emotion. They know what they’re talking about. Haymitch helped Katniss survive a death match. What will your mentor do for you?

5) Play To Win

It’s all in the mindset. When Katniss enters the arena, her plan is to come out the winner. In her mind, there’s no other option. Having confidence in your own ability is a huge part of being a successful blogger.

Hopefully, your blogging experience will never pit you against other bloggers in a fight to the death, but there’s no reason not to learn from a character’s experience.

About the Author:

Melanie Foust recommends Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder to fans of The Hunger Games. She loves books and movies. You can connect with her on Twitter.

About Francesca

Francesca has an extensive background in content marketing, public relations, and social outreach. She oversees all Operations at Sway Group, including our robust metrics capabilities. Prior to joining the online world, Francesca oversaw viticulture and oenology at various wineries in both California and Italy, and managed regulatory affairs and facility approvals at the biotech company, Genentech. Francesca has been featured on CBS Sacramento and Food Blogger Pro’s podcast. She has also hosted an AMA webinar and spoken at Social Media World.

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