What ‘House of Cards’ can teach you about blogging

The antiheroes of the popular political drama might not be folks to emulate in your social dealings, but their traits and actions hold some lessons for the blogosphere.

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The politics of the blogosphere are a lot like the politics of the White House: Hunt or be hunted.

It’s a ruthless world out there, teeming with movers and shakers, hand wringers, whistleblowers, and intimidating rule breakers and followers, all posting top-notch content with countless followers hanging on their every word.

How are you going to set yourself apart? A cutting-edge strategy? A tactful approach? A swift game changer?

Read on to learn what Netflix’s pulsating political drama, “House of Cards,” can teach you about becoming the master of the chess game that is blogging.

Have a scheme, and always be one step ahead

If Frank Underwood (played deftly by Kevin Spacey) is anything, he’s a rogue with pawns in play (that he planned three moves ago), swiftly laying them down with unparalleled finesse—and an iron first when necessary. Consider how he manipulated Rep. Peter Russo. Underwood took Russo down one step at a time by propping him up, then playing on his weaknesses, and eventually murdering him when he got in the way, but nonetheless…

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