Welcome to My Blog (A Brief Introduction)
Hi. I’m Jeff, the author of four books including The Art of Work, which you can get right now.
This about page is intended to give you a crash course on what you can get out of my blog.
But first, a little about me: I believe we all have a story to tell, but sometimes the best stories don’t get the attention they deserve. I’ve been writing for most of my life, but only recently stepped into my true calling as a writer. I started this blog in 2010 with some burning questions:
- How do writers make a living?
- What does it really take to get published?
- How do you pursue a passion without burning yourself out?
What I found in this search was a community of like-minded individuals sharing many of the same struggles. Here is where we wage war on the blank page, where we band together to find purpose in our art and lives, where we discover our true voices. If you have a passion for creativity and changing the world, this is for you.
I usually publish new articles and podcasts two to three times per week and always seek to serve my readers. If you don’t want to miss a thing, sign up for updates and a free eBook on how to build a popular blog by entering your email below:
What people are saying
Jeff’s writing is creative, heartfelt, engaging and effective. Subscribe, follow and befriend him today. You won’t be disappointed.
—Darren Rowse // Founder, Problogger.net
Jeff Goins has become one of my favorite bloggers.
—Michael Hyatt // Chairman, Thomas Nelson
Great copy connects at an emotional level, and Jeff writes from the heart.
—Brian Clark // CEO, Copyblogger Media
Jeff’s blog is a bastion of great, realistic, helpful writer advice for those longing to pursue their dream of publication.
—Mary DeMuth // WriteUncaged.com
My 4-year old just saw a picture of Jeff Goins and said, ‘Hey, isn’t that Luke Skywalker?!’
—Some dude on Twitter
Best blog posts
Here are some of the most popular articles I’ve written:
- Stop Waiting to Be Picked
- Get More Followers By Breaking the Rules
- 7 Tips for Effective Writing
- How to Write Like a Pro And Stop Sounding Stupid
- How to Stay Focused Writing
- The Discipline of Blogging
- Every Writer’s Dream
As seen on…
You may have seen me in the following places:
Who is Jeff Goins?
Originally from Chicago, I moved to Nashville after graduating from college and spending a year traveling with a band.
In college, I studied Spanish and Religion and spent part of my Junior year in Spain, which unlocked a passion for travel, writing, and making a difference in the world. After a year of letter-writing and long-distance phone calls, I moved to Tennessee to “see about a girl.” In 2008, I married her.
Now, I live with my wife Ashley, our son Aiden, and our dog Lyric just outside of Nashville. I’m the former Communications Director for Adventures in Missions, a nonprofit organization, and spend my time writing books and trying to take over the Internet.
I’ve written and guest-blogged for over 100 magazines, publications, and blogs. I’m also a speaker, online writing teacher, and consultant. If you’re interested in having me come speak or work with you, check out my speaking and consulting page.
Other ways to connect
This blog is my home base. But you can also find me on the following social networks (in order of how much I use them):
Rules, disclosures, and other stuff
I don’t accept unsolicited guest posts.
I will ignore all requests to promote your product, book, website, service, or blog post. I simply get too many of these and don’t have time to pick out the gems from the junk. Sorry.
You don’t need permission to republish an excerpt from a blog post (300 words or less). You’re welcome to quote me without asking.
For interview requests, please contact me on my contact page.
Tools I use
Some people have asked what I built this blog with, so here are the tools:
- Content management: Self-hosted WordPress
- Hosting: Synthesis
- Theme: Tribe Theme
- Header Design: Andrew Sale
- Headshot photo credit: Ashley Goins
- Newsletter delivery: Aweber
For more helpful tools, check out my writing and blogging resources page.
Stay in touch
I hope this blog challenges, inspires, and motivates you to do something meaningful with your life and your art. If it does, send me a note. I’d love to hear from you. The best way to keep in touch is to sign up for free email updates.