Six Questions to Consider When Writing a Blog Post

Six Questions to Consider When Writing a Blog Post

Six Questions to Consider When Writing a Blog Post When figuring out what to write about for your next blog post, it helps if you have an editorial calendar. In an earlier post, I wrote about the Marketing Campaign Checklist and started the series on the written documents entrepreneurs need when releasing a new product. While there was some flexibility, I committed to writing on those topics. This gave me the opportunity to write with a specific need in mind and it worked well. I had a mission to complete and the words flowed. This time, with my series on blogging, I left the schedule open, and while I can write about anything I want, the writing has not flowed as easily. Having a schedule helped me to stay focused on a specific topic. It gave me direction every week. When figuring out your editorial calendar, think of a series of posts you could share, and then write a "checklist" post so...
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How Do You Know If You Should Publish Your Article?

How Do You Know If You Should Publish Your Article?

How Do You Know If You Should Publish Your Article? There are some good reasons for not blogging about particular topics. I've refrained from publishing some things. Things that people need to hear at some point in their lives but just not from me. How do you decide what you should publish and what you shouldn't? As you write, certain topics will come to you. Maybe they're controversial topics or maybe they're ones that can be hard to hear. The question you need to ask yourself is this: does the topic keep nagging at me? I've put off writing about certain topics because they didn't seem right at the time. But other times, I've been compelled to publish topics even though they were difficult to write. I felt those were articles that needed to be shared. Maybe what you are afraid to write is the very thing you should be writing. Maybe if you're worried about ruffling feathers, it's a topic that needs to...
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4 Steps to Writing Blog Content When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

4 Steps to Writing Blog Content When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

4 Steps to Writing Blog Content When You Don't Feel Like Writing Maintaining a blog, if you do it right, requires consistency. Once you decide how often to post a new blog article, you need to stick with it. So, what do you do when a new blog post needs to be published right away but you haven't started it yet and you don't feel like writing? Here are some helpful tips... Step 1 - Give yourself five minutes to come up with some ideas. Set the timer. Go! Get to brainstorming and don't stop until the timer goes off. Just make sure these ideas are relevant to your blog's focus, of course. Step 2 - Pick an idea that interests you the most. What idea stands out? What idea could be the easiest to write? Step 3 - Set another five minutes to focus on fleshing out the outline. What points do you want to share in your post? And how do you want to structure it?...
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