Are You Ignoring Your Readers?

One of the most important words we can use in our blog posts is you, so our articles should be primarily focused on the reader. And we also know we need to identify just who exactly our readers are.

Wouldn’t it be a shame to go through all of that and end up not speaking to those people after all? It sounds crazy, but speaking to the wrong “you” is a common problem when it comes to blogging. Continue reading “Are You Ignoring Your Readers?”

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The Five Essential Elements of an Influential Blog

What makes a blog influential?

Well… influence is often thought of as popularity. But in reality, popularity is simply the side-effect of another aspect of blogging.

How do we get people to pay attention to what we write?

A blog catches on just like any other idea spreads—it must somehow speak to people in a way that they want to hear. Your posts must fill a human need, and that will most often be at an emotional level, no matter how practical we think our subject matter is. Continue reading “The Five Essential Elements of an Influential Blog”

How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love

Would you like to become a better blogger? Would you like to create blog posts that people will remember, comment on, and share?

Silly questions, right?

Of course you’d like that.

But… how?

Do no worry, for I have compiled a short step-by-step guide to help you become a blogger that’s incredibly persuasive and completely unforgettable.

Ready?

Let’s start with the best way to structure your content. Continue reading “How to Write Blog Posts that Your Readers Will Love”

What’s Your Purpose?

When you sit down to write a blog post, what’s your purpose?

Are you just trying to fill space so your blog doesn’t go more than 24 hours without being updated?

Are you interested in promoting a product, or convincing your reader to buy something?

Are you trying to express yourself through your blog, and make a meaningful statement?

Are you trying to educate your readers on a topic?

Are you trying to provoke discussion?

When you write a blog post, you need to know why you’re writing. Every one of the reasons for writing above (with the possible exception of the first one) is legitimate.

Why is it important to have a purpose for your blog writing? There are at least three reasons: Continue reading “What’s Your Purpose?”

Punch The Damn Keys!

“If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.”Jack Kerouac

Different keyboards provide a different typing experience. It’s all about the keys themselves: their size, the materials they’re made from, the key travel…

I’d say that you should, at least once in your life, use a loud keyboard. The one that you’d be ashamed to use in a public space, for fear of annoying folks.

Yes, use one of those keyboards. Mechanical. Feel the weight of each key as you press it. Write a few sentences, trying to reduce the clutter in your mind to neat rows of characters.

Now, punch the damn keys. Continue reading “Punch The Damn Keys!”

Blogging Mindset: Every Single Day

It’s human nature to look for an easy way out. For a shortcut. We waste an awful lot of time dreaming of the “big break” that will forever change our lives.

Yeah, keep dreaming about becoming an overnight success someday. But do the work. Show up. Every single day.

Because you’ll have to work for a few years at least before becoming an ” overnight success.”

Every single day matters. Continue reading “Blogging Mindset: Every Single Day”

Five Tips for Finding Time to Write

Time seems to be a Goliath that many of us David writers wrestle with.

I have a confession. I regularly struggle with my time—especially when writing fiction.

I look at my “to do” list and freak out. I’m guessing I’m not alone.

Despite the challenges we face, there are proven tactics that can really help us sit down and write.

Here are my top five tips to tackling time: Continue reading “Five Tips for Finding Time to Write”