4 Deceptively Easy Steps To Writing a Phenomenal Blog Post3 min read

What’s better: quality or quantity?

I know what you’re thinking. You probably think of quality and quantity as opposites. You also think quality is far more important than quantity.

But…

What is quality exactly?

Quality is almost impossible to define. Does it mean well crafted? Unique? Maybe.

But how do you get to create quality content? Stuff that’s better than just about anyone else is releasing on the world wide web?

When you’re just starting out and don’t know how to form a sentence correctly? Or edit a blog post?

Well… if you are curious, read on.

Quantity is the only way to get Quality

Lots of folks say quality suffers when you put out a lot of content, but what they don’t realize is that you eventually bridge the cap in talent required to create quality content on a frequent basis.

I am so much faster at writing, editing, and formatting a blog post now compared to seven years ago.

Now, instead of spending 4 hours working on a blog post, I can spend less than 2. Not only that, but I can write better stuff in less time than before.

To create great stuff, you need to write a lot of crap. A lot.

You only become efficient with massive amounts of practice.

In order to leave people in awe with the kind of content that can only be described as brilliant you have to stop focusing on what you can’t do, and do, do, do.

It’s as simple as that.

You will get better. You always do.

How do you get better?

Well, there are five deceptively simple steps to do that.

  1. Focus on quantity. Do your best to write as much as possible, no matter how you’re feeling about your current writing skills. It does not matter. The idea is to write, write, write.
  2. Focus on ideas. Rather than obsessing about your lack of proficiency, or what readers will think or say or do about your content, you should try to figure out if your idea is worth writing about.
  3. Write from the soul.  Pour your heart and soul into your writing. It’s not the craft, but the art that makes us feel and cry and click on that subscribe button.
  4. Write like yourself. Most folks are terrified of writing their story because they think it has no value. They regurgitate other people’s ideas, writing like other people, and feeling miserable because of it. Write about yourself, like yourself, in a way that makes you feel happy.

Phenomenal content means being brave enough to be unique, to think for yourself, and to write your truth, no matter what.

It also means to write a lot of crappy content in order to develop the right skills to properly translate what’s in your heart and mind in a way that others can empathize with you.

That is it.

Writing is such a simple process. It’s us writers who sometimes make it seem like such a terrible, terrible thing.

Cristian Mihai

Became Internet famous by the age of 23. Never recovered. I write short author bios all over the web. I’m an acquired taste. Don’t like me? Acquire some taste.

28 thoughts on “4 Deceptively Easy Steps To Writing a Phenomenal Blog Post3 min read

  1. As much as I love to agree with this, I think there has to be a balance. So as not to loose your readers. You can write as much as you can in terms of quantity, yet ensure the quality of the quantity

    1. Maybe one way round it is to write the quantity during your practice sections and work on it until you are satisfied with the quality before releasing it for public consumption. 😊

      1. True! Although most feedback given is a “like” rather than a comment and so not always a good gauge on quality – but that’s my opinion.

      2. Indeed. Also, no feedback is also feedback.

        The thing is, great content compels people to comment. An emotional reaction means they must, absolutely must, whether positive or negative, tell you what they thought about your piece.

      3. Hi dear blogger friend,
        If I receive a “like” from someone who seems to be a regular follower of my blogs, I tend to accept them at face value. Not everyone has the time, or the inclination to leave a comment. But after reading a comment where one blogger admitted she added likes to posts without reading them, just to get return visits/likes, I tend to value the comments more especially when they engage with the content.
        BTW – thanks for following me! Most appreciated – 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing. This helps me refocus, as I do tend to procrastinate and think of what others might think, rather than just write. If one doesn’t get fingers to keys, nothing–good or bad–will get done. Simple as that. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. I’ve been having this really burning sensation to write, but as hard as the desire is in me, it’s also as hard to actually do it. Why? Reflecting on past glory and the fear that I’d be unable to get back to that level of writing. This post is just the pick-me-up I needed. I may have lost my touch, but I’d have to fight tooth-and-nail through writing crap until I get back my “writing” diamond in the rough.
    Thank you!

  4. I agree with you on this one. I started writing short stories about six years ago. I didn’t know a thing about writing; I didn’t know if people will like it or not. But that didn’t stop me. I continued to publish stories frequently, I gained followers, and over time I begin to under how to write and the mistakes I was making and improved myself.

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