While they are all short I hope that they might spark some ideas (I’ve included a few links for further reading on some of the points) – enjoy!
Tell your OWN story – only take on topics that you would in normal conversation. These are things YOU are passionate and knowledgable about. Passion is infectious and your readers will catch ahold of it. Tell the world something important.Share how you feel – it will take your readers to a deeper place and make it more relatableYou’ll never please everyone – the sooner you make peace with this reality, the better!Keep it fresh by posting daily – people will stop reading if every time they visit your blog and see the same post from 2 weeks ago.Inform, inspire and interact – aim to do these things every time (read more on this)!Experiment with different styles of writing – it will help you find your voiceMix up the length of your posts – short can be sweet but long can be epic!When an idea strikes – drop everything and capture it!Do everything you can to understand who is reading your blog – it will make you much more useful to them.Before you publish – ask what you want your reader to do after reading your post – and edit accordingly. Calls to action are important!Become hyper aware of problems – and obsessively write posts that solve them.Put aside time to create quality content – it doesn’t just appearPut aside time to edit and your posts – it will take them to the next levelGet a life – you’ll be a much more interesting writer if you’ve lived a littleAsk your readers questions – it will make them feel like they belong and you’ll learn a lot from their answers!Take your readers on a journey – posts that build from one to another can be powerful. Build momentum and create anticipation and you’ll hook readers for the long term.Brainstorm regularly – generating ideas for future posts now can save a lot of pain later and help you keep things rolling. I highly recommend mind mapping.Not every post needs to go viral – shareable content will help you grow but it may not serve your current readers best.Write, Write Write – the more you practice, the better you will getPublish selectively – you don’t need to publish everything you write