The show has ended but there are lessons bloggers can learn from the game of thrones.
It has come and gone, but the legendary TV Show Game of Thrones has moved millions of people across the globe. The characters, the scenes, setups, wars, sword fights, everything looked picture perfect. The TV show has hundreds of reasons to be followed worldwide.
And now, when it has ended, still there are some remarkable situations and dialogues that we can keep as footprints to success.
So, here are some dialogues and phrases that have hidden lessons for our bloggers’ community. Let’s find out what lessons bloggers can learn from Game Of Thrones
The man who passes the sentence…
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.”
– Ned Stark –
Instead of giving orders to the team, a blogger should carry out himself. So, that other team members can follow him.
Just like Ned Stark who’s loyal to the throne and his king, you as a blogger should always be loyal to your visitors/readers.
Never post a review or sponsored post about the product that you haven’t used yourself.
Never forget what you are…
“Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.”
– Tyrion Lannister –
Following trends and latest fashions is beneficial, but maintaining your own prestige can be a tough ask. So, follow new blogging trends without losing your scope of things.
Blogging of a particular niche may restrict you to try certain things, but if you keep showing your original self to the world, it will come out as a brand. And that’s exactly what brands do, they don’t follow. They lead!
The things I do for love…
“The things I do for love”
– Jaime Lannister –
Jamie Lannister might have committed the biggest sin of his life after saying these words, but these words express his love and affection for Cersei with whom he was buried under heavy stones of the Red-Keep. Not only for bloggers, but this message also goes out for everyone who wants to follow their passion.
Don’t hesitate to follow your dreams and be steadfast in achieving them. Don’t lose hope under any circumstances and keep believing that you’re going to get success one day.
Information is the key…
“Information is the key. You need to learn your enemies’ strengths and strategies. You need to learn which of your friends are not your friends.”
– Lord Varys –
Lord Varys appears to have come from the future – because he was fond of information. He utilized his sources tactfully until he finally got punished for “committing the act of treason” against the dragon queen. Anyhow, his words are absolutely spot on.
You should always be aware of your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses, and try to determine what their plans are. Use handy tools like SpyFu, QuickSprout, SEMrush, Ahref, and the likes to get an in-depth analysis of your competitors.
There is no honor in tricks…
“There is no honor in tricks.”
– Sansa Stark –
This is one of the most important lessons bloggers can learn from Game Of Thrones
Instead of using tricks in your posts, try coming up with captivating content that has so much to offer that people would find irresistible to share. Learning new tricks can save you for a short while, but don’t just depend on these tricks all the time.
A mind needs books like…
“A mind needs books like a sword need a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.”
– Tyrion Lannister –
Tyrion Lannister has a lot of things to say to the world. At times his statements seem out of the world till he brings them into the context. But, his unquestionable knowledge and irresistible wisdom earned him the “the Hand” position in the final position.
While Tyrion has a series of narrow escapes to prove he’s quite capable of mesmerizing the world with his mind, his words are backed by years of research stored in books.
This is exactly what a professional blogger should have, knowledge and wisdom learned from the experienced and skilled people in the niche.
Power resides where men believe it resides…
“Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
– Lord Varys –
Lord Varys might have said it to Tyrion Lannister, but these lines hold true for people with a high level of confidence and ambition.
As a blogger, you should be confident that your blog is going to be a success no matter how small your niche is.
Once you have the belief, you can set the path to success by yourself. If you believe you cannot fail, you will use each opportunity to get your blog right up there.
You know nothing.
“You know nothing.”
– Ygritte –
This dialogue is not just meant for people like Jon Snow, who see things as they are, and jumps to the decision rather quickly.
There are many bloggers who claim to know everything, but in reality, no nothing. On the other hand, there are many successful bloggers who openly admit that they had no knowledge about a certain tool or app before, and give credit to the person (competitor, fellow blogger or someone from the audience).
So, always be in a “You know nothing” mode, and you’ll learn many things like Jon did.
Having Powerful Allies Will…
“Having Powerful Allies Will Bring You Success”
– Robert Baratheon –
That’s absolutely true for new bloggers as well. If you tactfully link to authority sites and formerly ask them for backlinks, you may just hit the jackpot. Backlinks are still one of the most powerful resources to get you right at the top of SERPs. And things have not changed so much when it comes to getting backlinks from the authority sites.
All you need is keep your content up-to-date, verifiable, authentic and valuable for the readers. So, when the authority sites review your content they should easily link back to your blog post.
Nothing isn’t better or worse than…
“Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.”
– Arya Stark –
Arya summed that up quite nicely, isn’t it? There should be no point of “doing nothing” in a blogger’s life.
Be it web research, topic search, content idea research, keyword analysis, competitor’s analysis, SEO or conversion, a blogger has to do something every time. While it’s practically impossible to work every time, there are tools and plugins that can keep you updated all the time.
So, invest in those tools.
There is a beast in every man and…
“There is a beast in every man and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand.”
– Ser Jorah Mormont –
Bloggers should keep a team of professionals who are committed to their work and profession.
At the same time, they should evaluate the team members as to who is more responsible in terms of keeping company’s secrets and running the tasks in their absence. A person may be a good web developer, editor or designer, but he may not have the managerial abilities and patience to run the team.
So, always think twice before giving your sword to anyone.
I’m not going to stop the wheel, I’m going to…
“I’m not going to stop the wheel, I’m going to break the wheel.”
– Daenerys –
To stop the wheel, break it, or run it in the opposite direction, all needs in-depth knowledge and research. That’s exactly what you should do to keep your blog moving.
Learn as much as you can and understand how it works. Once you know the rules of the game, the rest is as easy as breaking the wheel.
We Go Forward. Only Forward.
“We Go Forward. Only Forward”
– Stannis Baratheon –
Always look ahead and move forward. You’ll have good days and bad days in between, but nothing should stop you from achieving your goals.
Final Quote and Conclusion
– Arya Stark –
A very short yet powerful phrase every new blogger should repeat in his mind. Every new day is a challenge and every new moment brings opportunities. Start your day with a fresh mind and keep creating interesting content for your audience. You may find it difficult during the initial stages of your blogging career. But with good knowledge of SEO, keyword research, and social media, you can get to the stage where successful bloggers are.