Last week I read an inspiring post by another blogger.
The blogger discussed the need to stop trying to be Superman.
Instead of always thinking we need to do everything ourselves, she suggested embracing more of an X-Men business approach.
Each business owner has their own unique power, yet still belongs to a team who helps them out when required.
This got me thinking about which mutant powers might come in handy in the blogging world.
Let’s take a look at some of the X-Men characters and see how they could apply (with a little creative license) to blogging.
Release the mutant powers!
Professor Charles Xavier
The Professor is the leader of the X-Men.
He has the ability to read human minds. He has the power to control and influence readers.
In other words, he is a blogger with a huge subscriber base and a host of loyal readers who look forward to his next product release.
Charles understands his readership so well he knows just which epic posts they need and what products he needs to create to blast away their problems.
Wolverine has the power of brute strength, heightened senses, and rapid healing.
He is powerful and fearless.
He submits guest posts without pause, tears through blog promotion like a champion and speaks at conferences without the slightest sign of fear.
His healing powers protect him again criticism and rejection. In the face of danger or threat, he soldiers on. Though a loner at heart, he stands up and fights for his team when needed.
Storm is in control of the weather (aka the Internet environment).
Storm is a teacher. She knows how to make things happen.
Storm can harness the power of social media and cause a commotion. She can command attention with a blistering product launch, get videos going viral across YouTube and bring on traffic spikes from Pinterest.
She knows how to dominate Twitter and Facebook and can bend the Facebook timeline to her will.
Cyclops has the power to emit an optic blast.
He is the master of search engine optimisation and keywords. He can summon traffic with density rich keywords (yet still provide interesting and informative content), produce opt-in pages that convert to buyers and subscribers and dominate landing pages that produce results.
He is laser focused on building successful niche sites.
Magneto has power over electromagnetic fields.
Now here is a blogger who knows how to attract and hold loyal readers. He knows how to make a blog sticky with an onslaught of returning traffic.
He is the king of technology. He can master podcasts, webinars, video blogs and is a whiz with coding, themes, and WordPress.
Magneto doesn’t follow the so-called blogging rules, he smashes through them and forges his own way.
Mystique is a shapeshifter.
She can move with grace and skill from one topic to another across a variety of different blogs and platforms.
She’s the blogger you see all over the Internet in guest posts, interviews, comments; all the while making blogging look effortless and easy.
Of course, the great mystery is how to channel all of these unique powers into one mutant – pardon me, I mean blogger.
Can you relate to a particular X-Men character? Which power, in particular, do you need to harness to help you with a current blogging project?
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This is a brilliant idea! I am a comic book nut so had to read this one.
Teams do tend to be more formiddable over the single hero, even Batman has a team (though he doesn’t always use them).
I’d love to be either Wolverine or Storm in the way you’ve described them as bloggers. I think I’m more Wolverine by general nature.
No Kitty Pryde? 🙁 oh well, not sure how you can turn the ability to move through solid objects into a blogging power. Then again if you had have told me you could do that with almost any of the X-Men I would have blinked a few times and then giggled at you.
Thanks for a great post.
I am so glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for the great comment.
I have a confession to make, I don’t know the X-Men on a comic book level, I watched the movies instead. But in saying that I did do a bit of research on the comic book side of things while writing the post and it was really interesting. I particularly liked seeing the comic book depiction of how they looked (and sometimes how that look evolved over time) compared to how they are represented in the various movies. I will have to go look up Kitty Pryde and check out her story. You have me curious now.
I need to work on my inner blogging Wolverine and be more fearless!!
So glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂
I hope you have a fabulous Easter!
Great post! I think I need a little more fearless Wolverine in me. Thanks for linking to my post and I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Thanks for commenting. I am so glad you enjoyed the post, particularly since you were my inspiration. When I was writing the post, I picked Wolverine for myself as well. I need to be more fearless and start putting myself out there more.
Again great to see you here.
I hope you have a fantastic Easter!