If you’re passionate about blogging odds are that you’ve read articles, guides, or enrolled in blogging courses. Now, most of the advice regarding content creation is rather lukewarm.
After all, quality is subjective.
But the road you have to take in order to produce quality content is not.
That’s why I am going to share a few ways to think about your posts that are going to revolutionize the way you create your content.
1. Start With Someone Else’s Words… Until You Find Your Own
Every once in a while take a few sentences from something that you enjoyed reading and punch the damn keys until you’ve got them all on a blank document.
You will find yourself suddenly aware of those words as if they were your own.
Your own words and ideas will take a life of their own, adding, embellishing, improving what you’ve just written before.
You almost always find your own words by using someone else’s as a foundation.
2. Start in the Opposite Direction of Where You Want to Go
If you’re writing about self-confidence, you might start by asking your readers a few questions about self-doubt and uncertainty.
If you’re writing about bravely facing your fears, begin with a story or anecdote about the way fear changes you mentally and physically.
Doing this creates tension and guarantees that your post will be about a change in the narrator.
As with other types of writing, at the heart of many fantastic blog posts is the story of how someone changed under pressure.
3. Connect Two Seemingly Unrelated Dots
What does blogging and Zen Buddhism have in common?
You can read all about it here.
What about sir Isaac Newton and blogging?
Well, read about it here.
Connecting two seemingly unrelated dots (and doing your best to make a connection) will keep your readers tuned in because they want to understand what at first appears to be an unlikely comparison.